Knocked this frame out the other day whilst I was being filmed for a short documentary.
Columbus XL Spirit frame, S&S coupled.
Geometry is an experiment, it is the result of a visit to Steve Hogg. I built to his drawing (couldn’t help myself, extended chain stays by 5mm).
I’m all leg, so seat tube is 620mm, seat tube angle 75 deg, 565mm Top tube, 120mm stem. 577.8mm tip of saddle to middle of bar, 73.5 deg head tube, 45mm rake, 230mm (!) head tube
I was slightly sceptical at first, but after some thinking I realised he was on to a good thing.
Shit this bike rides well, I hopped on it yesterday at work, tired and battered after an 11 speed chain fiasco (guide pin on connector rivet snapped before getting anywhere near through the chain), and it just feels perfect straight off the bat.
Acceleration is amazing, goes fast, handles perfectly.
Not to say that any of my other bikes handle badly, they handle great, but this bike has a certain something.
I’m loving the whole package too, the Chorus shifting is deluxe, the saddle amazingly comfortable, and the Grand Bois tyres are great.
Kumotastic custom frame
Pegoretti Falz Carbon fork
Chris King Black Sotto headset
3T ARX Stealth Stem
3T Stealth carbon Ergonova bars
Campy Chorus Group
Speedplay Stainless Pedals
Fizik Cyrano Seatpost
SMP Dynamic saddle, recovered in delightful mountain motif by Busyman
Perforated leather bar tape by Busyman
Brams Ligfietsen M5 brakes
King Cage Ti bottle cages
Kumo built Wheels, Chris King R45 pewter laced to HPlusson Archetypes with Sapim CX Ray spokes
Grand Bois Cerf Green Label 26c tyres