Sunday, January 2, 2011

Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie

I finally completed the new cross bike and it is a beauty. I had my first ride on it and it performed amazingly on a 2 hour mix of pavement, single track, and gravel path. It's very stable and precise thanks to the carbon frame and tapered steerer. I also like the handling of the standard geometry versus the compact geometry of the old frame. The new Van Dessel is much lighter then my old Van Dessel Hole Shot which was pushing 21 lbs. This new one is a feathery 17 lbs.

Frame/Fork Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie 56 cm/Van Dessel Fork
Headset FSA CX Headset
Stem Ritchey Alloy WCS 110 mm
Handlebar Ritchey Alloy WCS 42 cm
Seatpost Thomson Elite 287 cm
Bottom Bracket SRAM BB30
Crank SRAM Force BB30 172.5 mm
Chainrings SRAM 46/38
Pedals Crankbrothers Eggbeater 3
Front Derailleur SRAM Force
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force
Cassette SRAM 11/26
Chain Shimano Ultegra
Shifters SRAM Red
Brakes Avid Shorty Ultimate
Brake Pads SwissStop Yellow
Seat Selle Italia SLR XP
Cables Nokon
Wheels DT Swiss hubs with 50mm Carbon Tubular Rims
Tires Challenge Grifo 32 tubulars

I tried a quick video review of the frame, forgive the wildlife throughout.

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