Om jonas l

a christian cyclist who loves light and good bicycles.

WC XCE: A Swiss and a Belgian

That’s how it can go. World Championship in XC Eliminator today and no gold for Sweden. Jenny Riasveds qualified fastest but ended last in the final so a 4th place. Super but not as good as Kathrin Stirnemann who won. Nice was also Ingrid Bøe Jacobsen who came third, the biggest MTB talent in Norway now, let’s hope she stays in MTB.

Men’s race was better for Sweden. Emil Lindgren came 2nd! Super result and good to see him step a step up, learned by Engen how to reach higher up? Won did Fabrice Mel’s from Belgium.

Some pictures from the race is available here http://larskrogsveen.photoshelter.com/gallery/XCE-World-Championships-2014-Eliminator-Maihaugen/G00008VpF3G.d.CE

And results: UCI

Today: XC Eliminator World Championship in Hafjell, Norway

Today is the start of World Championship in Hafjell. 

1,5 week after Jenny saw Annefleur Kalvenhaar die in Meribel. The most tragic accident in XC I’ve ever heard of. I’m just getting sad by thinking of it and Jenny knew her. Let’s cheer on Jenny all of us, everywhere and help her as much as possible so she can show the world how to race proper.

The picture is from the World Cup in Hafjell last year. 

Swede with speed is going to win today and let’s do everything we can to help her and to help her continue with the most beautiful sport in summertime. GO Jenny!!!

New Acros hubs

Some parts I remember more than other. Been checking the market for good hubs like Hope Pro 2 but a bit lighter. On R2-bike sorting A-Z it has always shown Acros hubs (before Absolute Black) nut they seemed boring. Last thursday on Eurobike I had to check Acros hydraulic gears when I saw they had a stand. Didn’t look anything more in their stand.

Back on friday I got some photos to and talked with a nice guy. Remembered that I’ve seen hubs on R2 and asked about it. He showed me a hub that really impressed. Lower weight than Tune King/Kong (15g/5g) and at a little better price. A star ratchet that could be better than DT’s 240 hubs with straight pull spokes like Sram.

Acros Nineteen XC is the name:

A 19mm carbon axle, threaded endcaps that are easy to change and I think they look really good. Also got a ED and FR version a bit heavier with less straight pull spokes.

Not on their website yet as they will be released in the beginning of 2015 after some more testing.

A good view of Acros at Eurobike you will find here: MTB News

new fork: DT XMM OPM 140 27,5″

Knowing you’re riding around with a fork at 2000g is a hard just that. A lot of weight that should go up climbs.

So I got a new fork, a DT XMM OPM 140mm and saved 464g :D

But a heavier QR as my Tune DC15 (35g) only works for Fox forks (for sale if you want to buy it)

the fork got a lock-out that almost locks the fork completely out and a rebound adjustment on top. Pretty simple but felt nice. So no my bike is down under 11,3kg. Wheelset next.

Will be lighter than my old Liteville was after I changed wheelset too. Even when the frame is almost 400g heavier. Link to the Liteville here: Liteville 301 by cerrol

Eurobike #3 Roadbikes + CX

Have to mention one thing, my phone ran out of battery yesterday so missed some things, like DMT shoes, really nice.

But never miss a Fibula brake, my dream:

Nice 15mm axle on Storck CX:

continuing with CX. CKT by Virenque:

French with Italian design ;) And awesome RAR wheels, super quality built in France:

CKT steel that made me drool, lifetime warranty:

Beat this if you can:

But made in Taiwan :( Maybe can be good anyway.

Of course they got an aerobike:

Parlee with an ugly front:

Nice Parlee with EE cycle brakes:

clean tube to tube:

Caterham, like a 7 but in carbon:

Tunehubs like CKT:

Super cool steelbike with an integrated carbon seatpost:

The bikes to drool over, can it be better than Swedish high-end Rolo?

Ferrari, or Colnago V1-R, missed the C29:

New Mavic shoes, Cosmic Ultimate like the best wheels I’ve used:

German and good looking? Superlight and still reasonable priced? AX-Lightness puts many questions on their edge with their new Vial Evo frame:

BMC Crossmachine with Sram CX1:

De Rosa Solo made Paduano Racing seems like a bargain and showing Pegoretti that a super expensive Italian made frame doesn’t have to have a lot of colors:

Skip the red color, dream about the frame I flew to Germany to look at and talk about. De Rosa Corum, handmade custom Italian steel frame :D

Even available for disc brakes:

If you can’t afford a De Rosa Solo titanium frame but still want italian handmade titanium from De Rosa they got a cheaper version :)

Bimota isn’t just a motorbike, but the motorbike are cooler:

World best training wheels 2015? Campagnolo Shamal Mille:

French, handmade, RTM and the new creation by Time called Skylon:

But still like the older tube to tube frame ZXRS:

A beautiful saddle, 138g:

Carrera Scatto seems to have got into my phone too:

The worlds best crankset got better and lighter? THM-Carbones Clavicula SE:

Lightweight Urgestalt, don’t really know:

With a lot of blue color:

Lightweight discwheel:

A Guru Preamio R:

Fastest clothes that can be perfectly made to fit you (or Martin or Vos):

Don’t know but it came a new Slice that I missed to take a photo of complete, here is the frameset:

Kammtail?

The best looking Synapse 2015:

Summer commuting bike for all weather. Synapse disc in alu with Sram Rival and perfect fitting fenders:

Cannondale caad10 trackbike:

Corima Viva MCC:

Neil Pryde Nazaré2 again:

Wooden handlebar?:

Animal and bike on the wall, works for vegetarians too:

Look 795, looks better than 695 but seems strange:

And that’s all from Eurobike. If you think two wheels isn’t enough the thursday evenings discussion was why we didn’t have this instead. A Wiessmann:

Eurobike #2 MTB

There was 2 mtb that I will continue to talk about after Eurobike.

First we have a Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC, 120mm back with a Pike in front, a proper AM bike made for everything:

In carbon or in Rocky language MSL.

Race Face cockpit like always on Rocky Mountain, suits well:

no small axles and bearing here, oversize deluxe:

The top of the line Thunderbolt MSL is the 799. XTR Di2 get’s the price up to 9999€

Lever where you have to press way to long to shift, opposite of the road Di2 shifters:

BH Lynx in carbon and 27,5″:

A Massi fs XC with Magura electronic damper:

Orbea XC fs for 27,5″:

and hardtail:

Open, Lauf fork, AX-Lightness, THM Carbones M3 and so on:

The lightest mtbstem on the market? AX-Lightness rigid on another Open with Lefty:

American Classic carbon mtb wheelset:

Giant found the colors and put them on a Anthem ;)

The enduro from Canada. Rocky Mountain Altitude MSL BC:

Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 750 MSL:

Rocky Mountain Element, xc fs 29″:

Julien Absalons BMC:

Tune Skyline with Ryde rims:

Haibike top of the line xc fs with Bike Ahead Compsites wheels:

Their Greed hardtail with Bike Ahead and Rock Shox RS-1:

Nino Schurter’s Spark 700 with a 38t chainring in front, strong guy:

Manuel Fumic’s Scalpel 29 with 36t chainring:

Cannondale Trigger Team, should be every AM rider’s dream I think ;)

Remy Absalon’s Genius with XTR Di2, expensive Enduro

Corratec 65mm XC fs 27,5″:

Mondraker Podium 29er, supercool:

Ritchey Integrated mtb stem and bar:

And here we go, Cannondale Flash 29er was way to high for a short guy like me, never thought of it even when this year’s Teammodel is really nice and good speced. So when they announced a model with lower front, better (is it possible?) fork, stiffer rear I had to check it out as fast as Larry was ready with an interview. Starting from the bottom. Big axle Lefty Carbon 2.0:

much better hosingmount on the protecting plastic and not so easy to break:

Lower distance between clamps (38mm(?)): and made it possible to ride shorter stems than 85mm:

The bike:

Except the fork it looks pretty normal, like SuperSIX Evo with nothing special. But a lot underneath. Ready for Di2:

moved drivetrain 6mm to the right, same spokelengths on both side (heard in München) and 60(?)% stiffer:

The chainring clearance with probably the most customizable crankset that still works after 13(?) years:

Still the same OPI stem (miss the old SI):

Maybe you could have thought that this was the other (with RM Thunderbolt) big thing but it’s not for me. The thing that was bigger is AM, Enduro, XC and underestimated frame Liteville 301. 140mm or 160mm rear travel with a super linkage and able to build it for your type of riding. Like a XC rocket with a 27,5″ wheel rear and a 29er front with a Rock Shox RS-1:

Or more Enduro with a Formula 35 fork:

Standard enduro with a Pike and 27,5″ on front too:

Normal BSA bottom bracket, (even still for e-type fd) with a big hole for Reverb Stealth or KS Integra dropper post:

a bit odd hosing for the rear brake, with a PMmount for 180mm rotor so no need for adapter. Syntace X-12 axle:

48xx€ for the build with RS-1 seems like a lower price than before too so not overwhelming expensive. High end alu made in Germany.

Ending this post with some nice parts. Ryde Trace rims, seemed good and think I will build some wheels with it this winter:

or should I go for tubular with the new Tufo XC6 in 2,2″?

Everyone is talking about XTR Di2. Yes it’s new but not as cool or good feeling like Acros A-Ge: