Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Is it hot or is it just me?

Boy, you would think with all this nice weather we've been having that I would have gotten outside for a few fresh air miles. Nope. Still in the basement riding when I get the chance. I am really hoping that once the family and I get back from Florida that I will be able to get some rhythm going. Really, I need it. Only have about a month and a half until the first 12 Hour race of the Endurance Series. Mike, my relay partner, will kick my but if I show up with square wheels.

Good news is that I have a bike together for the most part. I just have to order a new jump stop because my current one does not fit the seat tube of this frame. I don't have any picks yet but here's the specs:

Frame - 2008 Salsa Moto Rapido (full scandium and carbon mixed hardtail ((Thanks Brad!!!))
Fork - Fox F100 RLC (in black!)
Headset - Chris King
Stem - Ritchey WCS (stupid light)
Handlebar - Raceface Next Carbon flat (stupider light)
Brakes - Hayes 9 Carbon (might upgrade these tho)
Frt Derailuer - n/a (I run a 1x9)
Rr Derailuer - Shimano XTR M952 short cage
Shifter - Shimano XTR 970
Cranks - Truvativ Stylo 1.1 with a 36t Blackspire Pro
Cassette - Sram PG 990
Chain - Sram PC 991
Post - Truvativ Stylo w/ new Thompson like adjustment clamp
Saddle - WTB (this may change as well)
Wheelset - 2010 Stans Crest with 2010 ZTR hubs
Tires - Schwalbe Racing Ralphs (2.25 in frt, 2.1 in rear)
Grips - Oury
Pedals - Crankbrother Eggbeaters

Have not weighed it yet but it's possibly the lightest bike I have built yet for racing. Like I stated above the only thing I may change is upgrading the brakes. I just really like the lever shape of my Hayes 9 Carbons so I am having a hard time deciding. I plan to do the first race of the series with the Hayes 9 Carbons and WTB saddle and then decide to keep them or replace them.

So, it's almost time to get to the starting line. Actually there was a race this past weekend but it was more of a gravel/dirt road thing but many people do it to see how their winter training is going before the season really starts. It's a good race to se where you stand against your rivals.

Keep your chin up and your tires rolling . . . it's almost here!


(Brad - thanks for the great deal on such a solid frame)


  1. Brad - Thanks again for such a great deal on that frame and headset!