JT’s CX ALL-ROAD

Ok folks, once again, sorry for lack of posts. It is not out of a lack of projects, there has been a lot of cool stuff leaving the shop recently. It has mainly been because I haven’t been able to document the last few projects after they were complete as the customers did the final build. Hopefully I will be able to round up some photos of the other projects. If you want to keep up to date on what is going on with the shop, follow me on instagram @gallusdude , I’m posting pretty regularly on there.

I had finished this bike a few months back, and Jeremy brought by his CX/All-road bike and I had the chance to take some pictures. This bike came out really nice. The frame construction is a straightforward fillet brazed steel frame out of Columbus Zona tubes. The fork is a TRP carbon disc specific setup. As you can see from my other bikes, I rarely do carbon forks, and usually build the forks as a set with the frame. A steel fork that is strong enough to handle the force from the disc brakes needs to be relatively stout, and thus a bit on the heavy side. That is fine for an adventure type bike or for someone not too concerned about weight, but for someone looking for a sporty ride, a carbon makes a lot of sense. The carbon fork is stiff enough to adequately handle the stress from the brakes, without having to be overbuilt, and thus saving quite a bit of weight. The TRP fork is a thru-axle and also helps with stiffness.

The frame is finished up with a relatively simple but classy paint scheme done here in Denver by da Vinci Tandems. The color is somewhere between a blue and a purple, and it really depends on the lighting. The lettering and accents are done in an icy blue-ish silver. The parts build is really nice. The drivetrain is Ultegra 11 speed, with Velocity rims laced to  Industry Nine hubs. The cockpit is dialed in with a Cane Creek 110 series headset, Thomson stem and seat post, Fizik saddle, and Ritchey handlebars.

 

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