Bikes – 2012

Unbelievable: I am riding a top-class machine in 2012! It is nothing else but a Scott Spark RC. All we did is a bit of alteration: as I could not get accustomed to the wide handlebar and the short stem, we added my good old friend from my previous bike. Besides, development took place in terms of wheels – on my road, mtb and cyclocross bike as well. Tubular is the best, you can believe me.

The Spark RC before the first race:

Frame: Scott Spark RC (fully),  120mm travel
Fork: Rock Shox Sid RLT , BB Motion Control 120mm travel, tapered
Rear suspension: Scott DT Nude2, 3 modes lockout (TwinLoc)
Handlebar: Trinity Light
Stem: Acor 2014 alu
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon, 31.6 mm
Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide Glamour
Brakes: Avid XX World Cup, 160-as discs, Avid XX World Cup levers
Shifters: Sram XX front, rear derailleurs, Sram XX Trigger shifter, matchmaker
Crankset: Avid XX World Cup, 170mm, 39-26
Wheelsets: DT Swiss XR-RS / American Classic MTB 26 Tubeless Disc
Pedals: Shimano PD-M540
Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2,1 / Tufo XC2 25 Plus (+ sealant)
Weight: 10 ? 10,5 kg (depending on tyre choice)

The Planet X bike got a nice set of carbon wheelsets – I’m gong to buy them one day…

Frame: Planet X Ultra Pro Light Carbon, size S
Fork: Planet X (carbon)
Handlebar: Altrix Premium, Oval A700 handlebar adapter
Stem: Oval R700
Seatpost: Planet X alu
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Brakes: Sram Force
Shifters: Sram Force
Crankset: Altrix 50/36 Isis 172,5
Wheelset: Planet X Model B, 11-21 Ultegra cassette, FSA 20mm carbon rims
Pedal: Wellgo one-sided
Tyres: Tufo High-Coposite Carbon clincher
Weight (with time-trial bar): 8,6 kg

My (or my cx-bike’s) Christmas present was a nice, custom-built tubular wheelset.  Isn’t it pretty?

Frame: Ridley Crosswind alu, size 52
Fork: Forza Python (carbon)
Handlebar: Bike Positive 42cm
Stem: Ritchey Pro 80mm
Seatpost: Planet X alu
Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide Team
Brakes: Shimano 105 cantilever
Shifters: Sram Rival
Crankset: Altrix 50/36 Isis 172,5mm
Wheelset: front: Planet X Road Light hub, rear: American Classic hub + Mavic GP4-es tubular rim, Sapim Laser 2-1,5-2 spokes, Salt long, blue nipples
Pedal: Shimano PD-M540
Tyres: Tufo Prestige T28, orange, tubular
Weight: 8 kg


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