So after a couple years on the Teschner the time had come to move it on. Mainly due to the fact that to get the fit right I had a slammed -12deg 140mm stem and as effective/ baller as it was, after a few sprint rounds once the fatigue sets in I had issues; and I was chasing another 10mm. This fatigue paired with a way out front position, full gas down the bank, out of the saddle, leads to handling issues… and that’s the excuse for a new bike we’re going with
So after a tonne of research and speaking with some experienced minds the consensus was 570TT>120mm Stem is way better than 550TT > 140mm Stem.
It’s really not as easy a task as you’d think… what’s the options?
[li]BT Blade - ahhahahahahhahha $$$$$$$$$$$ No.
[/li][li]BT Stealth - still $4500 used and the illusive/ highly sort after 59TT never come up
[/li][li]Avanti Pista Pro - Sunk HT and seat post issues + not really a sprint frame
[/li][li]Avanti Team Pista - Good option but the right TT comes with a 130mm head tube… Nope.
[/li][li]Fuji - Can’t stand the look of em
[/li][li]Dolan DF4 - issues galore, we don’t have time
[/li][li]Dolan DF3 - Good option, find a good used one in a 59TT, good luck… New, no chance.
[/li][li]Koga Kimera - Still crazy $$, but Veodrome shop doing 60% off to clear stock, no issues to speak of (apart from the not so amazing graphics) 580mm TT > 110mm head tube WINNING! And it’s basically a lightened BT Stealth with a newer arse end and lower HT. Take my money.
Koga Kimera Track Frame set
Ritchey WCS headset
Thomson post and stem
Look Sprint Bars/ Yoshida Grips
Specialised S-Works Power Saddle
DA 7700 Cranks and Octolink BB + DA Stages PM
Speedplay Track Pedals/ Toshi Straps
Training Wheels - Velocity Deep V’s/ DT Bladed/ Superb Hubs/ Vittoria Pista Evo CS
Race Wheels - Corima Discs/ 4 Spoke to Dugast Silk Pista
Not that it matters but it’s 7.2kg as it sits with trainers on.
*sorry, phone photos. I’ll get some good shots with the go fast wheels on one day soon.