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Old 01-06-08, 11:07 AM
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another poprad

I was waiting a while for this bike (ordered last sept.) It's gonna be my commuter, it is completely stock in this photo, I have another wheelset (105 with 32 count and 25mm gatorskins for commuting...)











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psst. take the size sticker off the seattube!
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After racing this last season (my first season) on my 30lb Gary Fisher Dual Sport Montare 29er, I picked this up @ a month ago. Will either put the Wound up cross fork it came with back on, or pick up a new Alpha cx-20. I am excited about the Stans Notube Wheelset w/Dt 240s I picked up, as they weigh @ 1400 grams.


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I've actually considered rebuilding my 240s hubset with stan's rims as well. what tires are you using for cx?
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Originally Posted by fishmel
I am excited about the Stans Notube Wheelset w/Dt 240s I picked up, as they weigh @ 1400 grams.
What are the specs on that wheelset? I ran a quick build through the DT Swiss spoke calculator and got this:

Front Wheel (715g)
- Stan's ZTR 355 29er rim (410g)
- DT Swiss 240s 100mm Center-Lock hub (136g)
- DT Swiss Revolution spokes (32, 2.0/1.5, 3x)
- DT Swiss aluminum nipples (12mm)

Rear Wheel (837g)
- Stan's ZTR 355 29er rim (410g)
- DT Swiss 240s 135mm Center-Lock hub (258g)
- DT Swiss Revolution spokes (32, 2.0/1.5, 3x)
- DT Swiss aluminum nipples (12mm)

Total: 1552g

I suppose if you went with the same build but used the road hubs instead of the mountain-spaced one ... maybe 28h for the front hub ... ya, that'd take the weight down to 1450g. What's the trick to take off that last 50g or were you just rounding off? I'm never (at least in the foreseeable future) going to own a 3lb wheelset but 1400 or 1500 grams still has a damn nice ring to it.
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Originally Posted by shapelike
What are the specs on that wheelset? I ran a quick build through the DT Swiss spoke calculator and got this:

Front Wheel (715g)
- Stan's ZTR 355 29er rim (410g)
- DT Swiss 240s 100mm Center-Lock hub (136g)
- DT Swiss Revolution spokes (32, 2.0/1.5, 3x)
- DT Swiss aluminum nipples (12mm)

Rear Wheel (837g)
- Stan's ZTR 355 29er rim (410g)
- DT Swiss 240s 135mm Center-Lock hub (258g)
- DT Swiss Revolution spokes (32, 2.0/1.5, 3x)
- DT Swiss aluminum nipples (12mm)

Total: 1552g

I suppose if you went with the same build but used the road hubs instead of the mountain-spaced one ... maybe 28h for the front hub ... ya, that'd take the weight down to 1450g. What's the trick to take off that last 50g or were you just rounding off? I'm never (at least in the foreseeable future) going to own a 3lb wheelset but 1400 or 1500 grams still has a damn nice ring to it.

I could very well be rounding off, the rims are the 700c version, not the 29er, and weigh in @ 380 ea. So that would account for @ 60 grams, and the hubs are the road versions.


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Originally Posted by rodri9o
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Im sure this has been asked before but what bike is it? a custom frame or something re-sprayed? I googled Timo bikes and nothing came up. By far the best looking cross bike I have ever seen.
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Originally Posted by fishmel
I could very well be rounding off, the rims are the 700c version, not the 29er, and weigh in @ 380 ea. So that would account for @ 60 grams, and the hubs are the road versions.
700c version? I didn't know there was such a thing. Is it just a narrower rim?
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
700c version? I didn't know there was such a thing. Is it just a narrower rim?
You are probably right about the weights you found, I was going off what the guy who sold me the wheelset told me. It is probably just wishful thinking, and the fact that they feel so much lighter than the bontrager select disk wheelset I raced on this last season. From now on I will refer to them as my less than 1600gram wheelset
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hahaha.. you should bring them to a shop and have them weighed. Curious minds want to know!

Have you ever blown a cx tire off the rim or had problems with burping air out? what sort of pressure are you running?
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Originally Posted by somnambulant
hahaha.. you should bring them to a shop and have them weighed. Curious minds want to know!

Have you ever blown a cx tire off the rim or had problems with burping air out? what sort of pressure are you running?
Someday I will get them weighed just for go figure. I have not actually even rode these wheels yet. A teamate of mine, who is a much better/more experienced cross racer than me, got a similar set earlier this year and said the wheeset was incredible. Talking to some of the guys at a bike shop locally that push this set up (one of them being the guy I bought from), alot of top racers (of which includes some of the shop employees/owners) are running this type of wheelset @ 25-35 psi with no real issues.
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Industry 9 makes a 135mm spaced 700c wheels built around the Stan's no tube clincher rims at a claimed weight of 1589 grams. But I believe this is using the wider width rims for 29ers.
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Industry 9 makes a 135mm spaced 700c wheels built around the Stan's no tube clincher rims at a claimed weight of 1589 grams. But I believe this is using the wider width rims for 29ers.
Min, that industry 9 stuff looks sweet!
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The I9 stuff is incredibly hot, that's for sure. I kept coming back to them when I was looking at options for my bikes at the end of the Summer. I wonder how durable/etc they are and how easy they are to service though. I like how easy my DT 240s hubs are to pull apart/service, and they were highly recommended to me from various teammates/mechanics.
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Extra pic and specs list. Thinking about a few changes in the near future. I do not have separate weights for all parts:

Frame: Kinesis Extralight cyclocross ; 56 cm (custom black anodized)
Fork: Advance cyclocross full carbon
Headset: Chris King Ahead ; 1 1/8" (black) w/titanium bolt and carbon cap
Stem: Syntace F99 ; 26.0 w/titanium kit
Handlebar: Syntace Racelite ; 440 mm ; 26.0 ; shortened
Shifters: Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower 10-speed (right) / non-Ergo Campagnolo Record (left)
Ribbon: Fy'zik ; white
Cables: Campagnolo (black)
Front derailleur: -
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed (short cage)
Chain: Campagnolo C-10
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 12-25
Crankset: Storck Powerarms; 172.5 mm w/ TA Hexoa 42t (black) and Stronglight carbon guards
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace JIS ; 113 mm
Brakes: Spooky carbon cantilevers w/alu bolts, BBB cartridges and Lightweight rubber
Pedals: Time Atac XS carbon/titanium
Hubs: Lightweight w/Tune skewers (black)
Spokes: Lightweight
Rims: Lightweight
Tubes: Gommitalia, 30 mm
Seatpost:Thomson Elite masterpiece; 330 mm ; 27.2 mm (black)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR (special edition)
Seat clamp: Nishiki (black) w/titanium bolt

Weight (digital hanger scale in my bike shop): 7297 grams

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2007 Poprad with Disc



Thomson X4 stem. 100 mm and 0 rise. Chris King headset. Pro PLT Compact Classic Bend 44cm bar.


Thomson detail.


Cane Creek Cross levers.


Fizik Microtex Tape.


New Selle San Marco Regal in white. Ti rails. I have never known comfort until this saddle.
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Originally Posted by Timo
Stem: Syntace F99 ; 26.0 w/titanium kit
Handlebar: Syntace Racelite ; 440 mm ; 26.0 ; shortened
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Spent some time and some Christmas gift-card money getting the old Gunnar up to snuff again. I am stating to think ahead and maybe there will be a powdercoating this summer as it sits and waits for the cold weather, and a new fork as well. For now, here it is in its revamped form. It all started when my cheezy Ritchey headset blew up so I installed a new Cane Creek S2, along with new ITM Road Race 300g handlebars (stiff as heck!), new Salsa Delgado's (and front Campag hub) and chain and other bits here and there like cables, housing, bar tape (in effort of mimmicing MIN's Propad ), etc...





...amazing how well it shifts now...


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How low on campy's groups do you have to go to get alumium these days? I'd really like to try a cross bike with campy (well, any bike) but I don't want to snap an expensive lever.

I do use a carbon fork and sometimes seatpost so I'm sort of a hypocrite, but oh well.
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Originally Posted by M_S
How low on campy's groups do you have to go to get alumium these days? I'd really like to try a cross bike with campy (well, any bike) but I don't want to snap an expensive lever.

I do use a carbon fork and sometimes seatpost so I'm sort of a hypocrite, but oh well.
If I'd have to guess, there's more of a chance to break a carbon brake lever than a carbon post or fork. The carbon levers on my old road bike had seen quite the abuse before they 'went'

I dont even remember when I got those Chorus levers...they must be from around 2002 or 2003 maybe. You can get a set of regular aluminum levers only labeled as whatever line of Camagnolo goes that low to aluminum, and just replace them with the carbon ones on the body of a record/chorus brake lever. When I worked at a shop I was considering going carbon on the ones you see above that used to be on another of my road bikes...then they went to the cross bike so I left them as they are. THey do need a polish though...

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Originally Posted by somnambulant
The I9 stuff is incredibly hot, that's for sure. I kept coming back to them when I was looking at options for my bikes at the end of the Summer. I wonder how durable/etc they are and how easy they are to service though. I like how easy my DT 240s hubs are to pull apart/service, and they were highly recommended to me from various teammates/mechanics.
The only big reason I've heard to choose I9 over DT is that the I9s have faster pawl engagement.
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