First road bike build.

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First road bike build.

Postby goshow » Fri Dec 07, 2012 14:51 pm

Having been an MTBer for some 27 years I decided it was time to get a road bike. Mainly due to riding trail centres and a full suss Whyte 46 being poor on the road.

Anyway, After lots of research on Kardan frames i struck a very good deal straight from the factory in Italy. Kardan frames are made in China and then finished in Italy, they're not quite a generic chinese frame but not a full custom either. I'm certainly impressed with the build quality and carbon strength. The frame came in the matt black i'd requested and then i put the graphaix kit on.

I decided to go for 6700 Ultegra throughout as Di2 seemed a bit out of my league and for something I may not take to it was a good base.

Frame and forks - Kardan Exige
Wheels - Easton EA50 aero
Tyres - Schwalbe ultremo zx
Chainset - Shimano 6700 ultegra - grey
F & R mech - Shimano 6700 ultegra - grey
Shifters - Shimano 6700 ultegra - grey
Brakes - Shimano 6700 ultegra - grey
Pedals - Ritchey WCS echalon V2
Seatpost - Ritchey WCS Pro carbon
Bars - Ritchey WCS logic 2 44cm
Stem - Ritchey WCS axis 4 120mm
Bottom bracket - Hope ceramic in red
Seat clamp - Hope in red
Cables - Goodridge carbon grey
Bar tape - Easton

It's a 58 frame / XL and all in it weighs 16.8lb

All brand new apart from the wheels and a total build cost below £1000 :D

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PoweredByIdris
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Re: First road bike build.

Postby PoweredByIdris » Fri Dec 07, 2012 16:28 pm

Lovely bit of kit

I assume there's no current 'Mrs Goshow' with the bike being mounted on the sofa!

goshow
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Re: First road bike build.

Postby goshow » Fri Dec 07, 2012 16:37 pm

PoweredByIdris wrote:Lovely bit of kit

I assume there's no current 'Mrs Goshow' with the bike being mounted on the sofa!


Lol, there is a current Mrs Goshow but she's in the garage chained to a ground anchor!

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Re: First road bike build.

Postby Stu517 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 18:44 pm

Looks awesome......but on the sofa.....really??

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Re: First road bike build.

Postby RideOnTime » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:17 am

Lovely for a 1st...

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Re: First road bike build.

Postby bernithebiker » Sat Dec 08, 2012 17:40 pm

Sofa so good!

Boom boom!
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Re: First road bike build.

Postby Paul 8v » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:31 pm

Sofa king cool :-)

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Re: First road bike build.

Postby declan1 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:40 pm

Paul 8v wrote:Sofa king cool :-)


That was a rather good one! ;)

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Re: First road bike build.

Postby rowlers » Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:51 pm

strange choice of photo, ( I'm surprised you haven'y been given a hard time for not obeying OCD Rules), but really nice looking bike.
stealthy but striking ;)


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