Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Build Up

2011 Salsa La Cruz Ti
(My new gravel rig)

I've been working on this build off an on for the last week. I'm no expert bike mechanic so to say it's been a bit slow goin' is an under statement. Finally, she's ready to rock! As luck would have it it's the crappiest day ever outside and I had to put in the trainer just to size it out. What a bummer!

Some details: Ultegra drive train, Shimano 105 shifter/brakes, Avid Shorty 6 brakes, Ridley Fork (carbon legs, aluminum steerer tube), Chris King Headset, Chris King Hubs, DT Swiss Rims, Salsa Carbon Short and Shallow Bar, Salsa Seat Post, WTB Saddle, Crank Bros. Egg Beater Pedals, Salsa Stem.

Weight = 21.0 lbs.

Special thanks to 'Kid' Riemer and all of the Salsa crew. These pictures can't do this bike justice. She's really a beauty!


Ari said...

Congrats on such a great bike. I will be happy to bring tools over at T.I. Just let me know. Are those wheels running well??

Jay said...

Bike looks great!

Cornbread said...

Nice looking rig and only 21 pounds. That's gonna motor! Congrats! See ya in a few weeks.