Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

American Metal

With September on the horizon, that means it's time to get the 2009-2010 Cross rigs in order.

Last year I raced 2 x Ridley X-Fires. Full carbon, Belgium (inspired) frames.

For this year, I am sticking near home and racing Cannondale Caad 9 frames...in aluminium! WIth my good buddy Johs working in CT at C-Dale World Headquarters, I felt compelled to represent the brand!

Besides, I have raced Cannondale CX bikes in the past and had nothing but praise for them.

The builds will be as follows:
Cannondale Caad 9 Frame with SI Crank and ceramic BB
Easton Carbon Fork w/FSA HS
Alpha Q seatpost and Stem
3T Rotundo Team handlebars, 42cm
SRAM bits : Red shifters, Force Derailleurs and cassette
Parlee Carbon front der. clamps
Fizik Arione saddle and bar tape
TRP White "sex" Mag brakes
Shimano M970 Pedals
KNC 10speed Chain
reynolds dv46 carbon wheels w/a selection of Dugast and Challenge tyres.

Expected build weight is just under 16 pounds.

Here are a few pics:
In the box:

Mocked up: