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CX/bikepacking build for discussion

Old 09-13-17, 09:20 AM
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CX/bikepacking build for discussion

I have come up with such a build for my CX / bikepacking bike, I will use it for some road / off road fun and long distance/ few week touring. I was thinking about going for some MTB but I am more into road bikes. ok so here it goes, any help is welcome and mind that it's is my first attempt to build something

frame : Cinelli Zydeco
groupset SRAM Force 1 / CX1 groupset - 42 t crank 11-32 - casette
brakes: SRAM Force 1 / 22 brakes
wheels : HUNT 4Season Gravel Disc wheelset
tyres: Panaracer Gravelking SK tyres
handlebar: FIZIK Cyrano handlebar R3 chameleon
stem: FIZIK Cyrano stem R1
seatpost: FIZIK Cyrano seatpost R3

I am not sure about saddle and pedals yet and what angle of stem should I go for 7 or 20

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I would be concerned that your lowest gear ratio is 42/32 for touring unless your routes are all pretty flat. 42/42 or lower would be a more appropriate gearing ratio.
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No one can say what angle stem you should get.

It depends on the frame size, geometry, how flexible you are, weight and height and many other factors pertaining to bike fit. Your own body will dictate stem angle and all anyone here can do is guess.

The same is true for saddle setback and handlebar reach/drop. A professional bike fitting will help you answer these questions.

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