- Frame: ROSE Pro-DX cross from 2015. Aluminium frame, carbon fork. I’m very happy with it. It’s not fancy pantsy and not a brand frame… but does a great job! And I love! love! love! that plain black and white design, straight tubes and lack of any over-designed and/or aerodynamic looking paint job… (aaaahh, don’t we all love our bikes… ❤ )
- Tires: Schwalbe Pro One, tubeless 28mm. So: pure road tires. I ride pressures between 4,2-5,0 Bar (= pretty low)
- Groupset: SRAM Force 22 groupset.
- Front: 46/34 (or 36)
- Back: 11-28 or 11-32 or 12-36 with a WiFli-cage. The 12-36-cassette I built from a SRAM cassette and replaced and mixed the lower sprockets (with Miche) to avoid one annoying gap in the original cassette. Works without Roadlink in this case.
- Aero Bars Profile Design T4+ (aluminium). It makes such a difference on long rides! Sure, in terms of aerodynamics maybe; but most importantly for comfort. The height and spread adjustment needs some attention to detail to make them work best.
- Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL pedals
- Specialized Power Expert saddle; works very well for me.
- Wheels (all aluminium):
- Back: DT Swiss Spline R23 disc (24 blade spokes), 12mm through-axle
- Front: DT Swiss R460 disc rim (same as in Back), 28 aero spokes, SON dynamo hub, 15mm through-axle
- I applied some reflective tape to the seat stays (red) and fork (white) for higher visibility at night.
From back to front:
- Specialized Bubba 10L saddle bag (with some straps added)
- Vaude frame triangle bag (for bike maintenance/spare parts)
- Blackburn fuel tank (for any quick access items)
- 2 Revelate Designs Mtn Feedbags to store food and miscellaneous quick-access items (one left one right)
- drybag Sea to Summit under the aero bars (for bivy/sleeping bag/liner/mattress)
- Bike: 10,1 kg (inkl. light, dynamo, aero bars, etc.)
- Luggage: 7,1 kg (inkl. content. without food & water)
Total: 17,2 kg
On this page I address my cockpit, electricity and light.