Saturday, June 18, 2011

Singlespeed CX: not as hip as PBR but close.

Rumors abound that Bamacross is getting with the program and doing a singlespeed class this year. Might as well build a bike and do a couple of the races I can ride to from the house. Yeah, I could do the whole convert the mountain bike over thing but that just makes it mediocre at two things instead of good at one.
 I'm getting an All City Nature Boy, which will be gradually built over the next few months. I initially wrote down my planned build on a Post It but threw it away so my plans will live on here, easily changed and never lost.

Planned build:
Frame and Fork: All City Nature Boy
Headset: Cane Creek S3
Bars: Salsa Cowbell 2, Nitto Noodle, or Salsa Bell Lap. Not too sure on this one.
Stem: Something aluminum
Post: Who cares. Not carbon. Actually, a Moots post would be nice.
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Brakes: SRAM S500 levers and Tektro CX9 calipers
Crank: Ancient SR Suntour 165mm
Chain: KMC Z610HX. Best SS chain out there.
Wheels: Surly flip flop hubs to Stans ZTR 340 Alpha rims
Tires: Stans Raven 700x35

I'm not too familiar with cyclocross stuff so if any of this stuff blows let me know what doesn't blow that I should get instead. Much thanks.

1 comment:

  1. Bars: Salsa Bell Lap
    Tires: Maxxis Raze or IRD Firecross (colors!!!)

    Everything else sounds pimp! You're really gonna spank my ass at Southern X next year!