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DADZSUN

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If anyone else has one of these, lemme know & post it up.
 


Here's my son's DB. Great bike, completely stock with the exception of the FSA stem which somehow made it's way onto my 29er. It was a killer price considering the FSA carbon bits and the Force 22 is pretty sweet.  

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Since this is a show & tell thread, here's my 2014 Redline Conquest Team. Setup to be my road & gravel rig. The frame has a really nice combination of stiffness/give and road'ish geometry. If I could ask one thing would be for a bit more clearance in the back, 35mm is about the max - gobs of space in the front. 16.2lbs as pictured with pedals/cage.

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Sweet.  Regarding my DB Steilacoom, I'm still loving it as I continue to dial it in to my liking (adjusting reach on brake levers, swapping seat, tuning shifting, adding accessories).  Its proven to be a great purchase and a super-versatile ride....like most cx bikes I guess.  I've thrown road tires on it for a duathlon, then turned around the next weekend w/ cx tires and rode technical mtn bike trails, followed by a gravel century. My next mod is swapping the cassette from the current 11-28 to an 11-32.  FYI, shimano 105's seem to be much cheaper than sram's pg1170's in case your son is thinking something similar.  I just want a tad lower gearing for those gravel climbs late in the ride when I'm totally spent.
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Honestly, my kid (15 y/o) is too damn fast as is, he's podiumed at Cdn Nationals so I'm certainly not going to give him gearing that will make it easier for him to blow me away. ;-)

Personally I'm running the SRAM XG 1080 11-36 (bought for a killer deal) with MTB SRAM XO clutch derailleur and 42 Wolf Tooth front ring. I get almost the same top end as the DB but better low end. The trade-off is larger jumps between gears. With your Force 22 shifters, you could run a Force/Rival 1 rear derailleur and then slap an 11-36 cassette on the back. That would allow some pretty steep climbing - especially with a dual ring front.

What size is your Steilacoom? My son's medium came with surprisingly narrow FSA carbon bars (40cm) he seems to love them so no worries. The Lizard Skin grips are pretty much done and I'd love to get replacements but they're $55 Cdn! They're damn comfy though.




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Mine is a 53cm.  I've got the same carbon bars, but never noticed they were especially narrow.  I'm probably just ignorant, but I prefer narrow over wide for this type of bike for both the aerodynamic feel of it and the comfort of it when I'm in the drops....which turns out to be quite often for me lately. Maybe it feels right for me because I have relatively narrow shoulder width?  Idk, I just like 'em.  I'm sure it'd be better to have wider bars when the trails get technical, but regardless, it doesn't seem to be a sticking point for me.

Yeah, I like the grip tape too.  Certainly helps the comfort in the cockpit.

Sounds like a pretty solid and versatile drivetrain you've got on your ride.  I've now got a barely used 11-32 cassette stock takeoff coming in the mail from ebay, so I'll see if its low enough for my liking. 

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Speaking of the FSA SL-K carbon bars, his actually broke this past Sunday.

My son and I were riding along some buffed singletrack, after a short stop he clipped in and started to pull on the hoods/bar to accelerate when the right side literally fell apart.

Thankfully this happened just minutes after bombing down a super fast trail.


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Crazy!  Yeah, good thing it held during the bomb run.  I guess now he can get some wider bars.  

Thanks for sharing.  I'll make sure to ride as "light" as I can in the front end next time I'm in the rough stuff.  Never seen that happen before.  I wonder if the brake was mounted too tight, or if there was some damage to the bar before it ever got assembled into the bike.  

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My latest bike is a Liv Brava, which is Giant's women's line.  Here she is dressed up for racing cyclocross with Carbon Boyd tuublar wheels, Challenge Griffo tires, and no bottle cages. I did some gravel racing on her this summer. She had Giant clincher wheels, 2 bottle cages, and a large seat pack. I run different tires depending on the weather. With the CX set up, she weighs almost 2 pounds less. She's 2x11 Ultegra with an 11-30 cassette and 36/46 chainrings. She won't be my gravel bike next year. That will go to another bike in my stable.

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My latest bike is a Liv Brava, which is Giant's women's line.  Here she is dressed up for racing cyclocross with Carbon Boyd tuublar wheels, Challenge Griffo tires, and no bottle cages. I did some gravel racing on her this summer. She had Giant clincher wheels, 2 bottle cages, and a large seat pack. I run different tires depending on the weather. With the CX set up, she weighs almost 2 pounds less. She's 2x11 Ultegra with an 11-30 cassette and 36/46 chainrings. She won't be my gravel bike next year. That will go to another bike in my stable.

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That bike is sweet.  The Boyd wheels are fantastic and look great. I run Altamonts on my road bike.  Love them.
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I guess I'll post my wife's new bike here, since she isn't on this forum :-)

Litespeed Ku:Wa in XS with Shimano 3x9 MTB set up with 105 brifters. TRP Hy/Rd brakes up front and Spyre's in the back due to clearance issues with Hy/Rd's on the XS, and a Cowchipper handlebar. Only 1 ride in so far, but she seemed to enjoy it and glad to have dropped the weight of the suspension fork on her Citico that she had been riding with this wheel/tire combo

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My Kona Rove getting it pretty much dialed in., I have to remind myself  I'm not  on a mtb sometimes.
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That bike is sweet.  The Boyd wheels are fantastic and look great. I run Altamonts on my road bike.  Love them.

Love my Boyds! I have another set of carbon tubulars on my other CX race bike--custom Dean (Ti) CX bike. I've been racing on them for at least 5 years. Right after I got them, I had a warranty issue with the front wheel on Sunday after a race. I sent it back on Monday. By Wed. the replacement was at the shop getting glued up for my CX race that weekend. (It helps that Greenville to Atlanta is almost always overnight w/UPS.) Plus, Boyd is just a great guy, and his wife, Nicole, is super nice. Great customer service!

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Pretty basic Niner RLT. Since upgraded to a Cowbell bar and Stans IronCross wheels

105 STI levers, XT 9sp Rear Der, Avid BB5, Ultegra Cranks (50/34), 11-36 cassette, Specialized Romin 143, Clement MSO 700x40c (looking forward to all of the new great tubeless tire offerings in 2016)

Crossmax wheels will be fitted with WTB Nano TCS for less civilized rides

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Here's my latest bike, an experiment in 26" wheels. I'm investigating what happens when you get flotation and light weight at the expense of rollover.

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On a ride through Mennonite country along the Huron shores in Ontario Canada. This is my KHS cx20o. Recently swapped out the Tektro Oryx brakes for Tektro's Cr520's and it's nice to be able to stop!!!(needed to upgrade the pads though). Love to try new roads. Got lost in a forest on a hike-a-bike today!! SaugeenShores2015 017.jpg 
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My trusty Fargo at JayP's Gravel Pursuit last month:

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search.jpg Norco search on a bridge.  Santa Monica mountains.
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2016 Jamis Renegade - Sawgrass Recereation Area - Florida Everglades
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How do you like the Renegade?  It's on my long list to replace my Salsa Vaya
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2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset
SRAM Force 2x10 shift/brake levers
Avid BB7R disc brakes
Sugino OX601 subcompact crankset - 46/30 rings
SRAM GX midcage RD
SRAM PG1071 12-36 cassette
Roval Control Carbon 29 wheels
Specialized Renegade Control 29X1.95 tires (tubeless)
Brooks B17 saddle
Salsa Cowbell 2 handlebars

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Here is mine and my daughters new gravel bike. Bought this from the guys at Bikestop in Lees summit MO. They are the best around.

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Here is mine and my daughters new gravel bike. Bought this from the guys at Bikestop in Lees summit MO. They are the best around.


That looks like one fun machine!  Looking forward to reading your ride reports. [thumb]

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very pleased with this build so far, jumping around between different tires to figure out what works best in different situations, but the bike performs flawlessly.

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Very interesting, trophytaker! Do you plan to change the trigger shifters over to brifters, or do you keep it that way to swap bars for trail riding?
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Niner BSB9 with SRAM Force, Grail Wheels/DT Swiss Hubs, WTB Nano 40s tubeless. I was on an RLT9 but cracked a chainstay at 7600 miles. The BSB is definitely stiffer, lighter and a much more comfortable ride over long distances.

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My All Road DeSalvo:
Soulcraft CX fork
Gevenalle CX shifters 9sp
Paul Mini Motos
Sugino OX601D 
XTR RD
Pacenti SL23's laced to CK Classics
Speedplay SYZR
Cowbell bars



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