the "cheap" commuter

what started off as a $100 alloy hardtail frame meant for a cheap commuter has spiralled off into a ridiculous carbon build…
it’s rather light, but not enough to sacrifice reliability. dropping under 7kg will probably cause shit to start breaking.

now i’m just trying to hunt down some carbon bullhorn bars with 22.2mm clamping diametre to run my hydraulic levers backwards… if not, then it’s going the Hope V-Twin route and some carbon sram TT levers.

FRAME - Flyxii FR-602 Disc CX (carbon fibre)
FORK - Flyxii FR-602 Disc CX (carbon fibre)
HEADSET - FSA Integrated (carbon fibre)
STEM - Flyxii 80mm x -6° (carbon fibre)
BARS - Easton Haven 711mm 20mm rise (carbon fibre)
GRIPS - Prologo foam
BRAKES - Hope Stealth Race Evo X2
BRAKE ROTORS - Avid HS1 160F/160R
SHIFTER - Sram X9 10 speed
REAR DERAILLEUR - Sram Rival 10 speed short cage
BOTTOM BRACKET - Token w/- GXP bushes
CRANK - Sram S950 compact (carbon fibre)
PEDALS - plastic jobs
CASSETTE - Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 speed 11-28t
RIMS - 29" Crank Brothers Cobalt 3
HUBS - Crank Brothers QR front, QR rear
TIRES - Continental Gatorskin 700x25c
SEAT POST - Flyxii 31.6mm (carbon fibre)
SEAT CLAMP - Hope 34.9mm
SADDLE - Tioga Spyder Twin Tail
BIKE WEIGHT - 7.1 kg

Swap the Anchorskins and pedals out for something decent and you’ll get it sub 7. I’d avoid potholes though.

suggestions? at 240 grams i hardly thought the 25c gatorskins were heavy… and i’ll be going up to 28c as well, the old 28c detonators were much comfier.
pedals are plastic, so relatively light as well.

Yeah, Gators are actually surprisingly light for what they are. But if you’re a light bloke yourself, maybe have a look at Ultremo ZX in a 28. I’ve had some good luck with them on my roadie, and I know a few blokes here commute on them without drama. They ride a shitload better than gators as well.
A quoted 235gm for a 28mm.

yep in the folding bead, gators are decent. i was actually just looking at the Ultremo ZX as i didn’t want to cop much of a weight penalty going up a size and was pleasantly surprised they are lighter. i’m not “light” though, 80-90kg.
gatorskins will go on the singlespeed as the 28’s rub on the frame.

ah sorry, mixing you up with someone from another thread. you shouldn’t have much drama with zx’s anyway, I’m 70kg and have used them on some shocking surfaces with no problems touch wood

now rocking bullhorn bars until i decide if i want to go Hope V-Twin or SRAM S700 brakes with carbon drop bars.

added carbon drops, sram red/S900 carbon levers, 50mm carbon clinchers and a hope v-twin setup on the way…

Like this version better than original. That looks fast. Where’s did you source the frame?

Yeah yeah carbon man we got it hey. Cool ride, needs rizors n thumb shifter I recon

nobody is forcing you to read it, peanut.

nobody’s forcing you to post it either.



Looks fast, would be faster with splatter paint.

sucks when you spend a bucket, and you get dissed by strangers, huh. really hurts deep down inside. i’m crying just thinking about it.

I like it, as long as it’s ridden and enjoyed who really caresa.


Yep I like it too. Don’t own a carbon bike (yet!) but I like the different incarnations (flat bars, drop bars etc) of this one.

‘La bave du crapaud n’atteint pas la blanche colombe’, like we say in French.

holy shite, that’s awesome! I like the OP pics, not a fan of the drops and deep v’s on this, but still looks like a hell of a lot of fun! enjoy it! but change the pedals, get some foot retention at least…

also, I always wondered how people get their bikes to stand up on their own like that?