Cannondale Flash 27,5″!

It is one thing with just changing parts and put in some bigger wheelset in a Flash 26″ frame but when you grind the paint of, you drill a couple of holes to get the hosing for the rear brake integrated. Then you take of unnecessary wire mounts, direct mount, bottle cage parts and put a thin layer of carbon to cover the holes. Then repainting and you saved weight. That is really cool.

This build can be the best Cannondale I’ve seen:

The boring parts is the seatpost that is some YPY thing, should have got a proper AX-Lightness Europa. The bike is worth it. And the Ryde Edge rims isn’t said to be so good so better with a pair of FRM XMD333 instead. And as always, a Tune Komm-Vor saddle 😉

But the rest then? Best brakes, groupset, crank, lightest Lefty (and good too, not just light) and so on. spec:

Frame: Cannondale Flash Hi Mod 2010 26” taglia M
Fork: Lefty DLR SL opi carbon 2010 110 mm
Crankset: Cannondale hollowgram SL 170 mm, Leonardi 122,5 spindle
Chainring: Carbon Ti integral 34t
Rear Derailleur: Sram xx1 tuned by Alessandro and kcnc 12t pulleys
Cassette: sram xx1
Chain: Kmc 11v
Pedals: Look quartz carbon ti
Front wheels: rim ryde edge 27,5, spokes sapim cx ray, hub tune cannonball SL , 32 holes
Rear wheel: rim ryde edge 27,5, spokes sapim cx ray, hub Carbon ti SL, 32 holes
Tires: Schwalbe racing ralph 27,5 x 2,25 version 2012
Sealing: Caffèlatex: 60 ml/tire
Seatpost: YPY carbon 27,5 x 350
Sadde: Fizik antares 00
Handlebar: Schmolke tlo 680mm x 31,8
Stem: Extralite
Steerer tube: Experimental prototype
Brakes: Formula R1 Racing 2014
Rotors: Ashima Ai2 160/160
Bottle cage: Arundel carbon
Seatclamp: Mt Zoom
Shifter: Sram xx1 Twister
Wire housing: Alligator mini i-link

Total weight: 7,28 Kg

More about the build and modifications of the frame here: Light-bikes.it

bike of the week #2

The funny thing with this post is to post special bikes. Bikes that are not taken out of an expensive box with standard components made to fit everyone. But bikes that are built for the owner. Like my friend Leif’s Flash 29 here in winter mode:

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It was a Cannondale Flash 29 Team. And as I like color and he doesn’t it’s extra fun with this bike with all colors except orange and blue 😉

spec:

frame: Cannondale Flash 29 Team M

fork: BlackCatBone Lucy incl steerer

stem: Cannondale OPI

handlebar: Schmolke TLO 700mm(?)

grips: ESI bar tape

brakes: Sram XX World Cup 180/160

shifters: custom

seatpost: some Chinacarbon fibre

saddle: AX-Lightness Sprint

crank: Cannondale Hollowgram SI with shorter spindle and 32t XX1 ring at the moment

wheels: Planet X 20mm carbon rims with Cannondale Lefty front hub and Tune Kong rear

tires: A. Dugast Pipistrello 32mm

rear derailler: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070

cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000

chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000

pedals: Look Keo

weight: link

Cool bike that will drop some weight too, specially on the brakes. And will be run with both this supercool fork and a Cannondale Lefty Carbon DLR2 80mm.

the joker for Albstadt

There is 2 persons in my life that knows who I cheer one for riders. So at this years World Cup start in Albstadt there is one number to cheer extra for (but never more than #4) and that is #25, and yes I’m talking womens race here. As I’m a swede and knows the champ Alexandra Engen with number 4 I always wish she’s crossing the line first. But number 25 is the french cyclocrosschamp Lucie Chainel-Lefevre:

Putting colour on racing showed in Louisville that she’s fast with a third place after Marianne Vos and Katie Compton.

In the men’s category I always hope for Emil Lindgren, #14 to do good. Otherwise Cannondale Factory Racing with Manuel Fumic #3 and Marco Aurelio Fontana #7 is the guys showing how to ride your bike. Nino Schurter to but to cheer on the winning guy is a bit boring even when he’s got class and probably is the best mountainbiker in the world. A good show for that is the world cup in Val d’Isere last year, last world cup with Nino Schurter and Marco Aurelio Fontana in the front showing both technical, powerful and stylish skills.

Start with looking at some slow-motion action from last year here: Red Bull

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Just in Italy

In Italy they can do like they want, and they do. The big extra. So the winner of todays race in Montichiari didn’t just got on the podium like in usual races. They also got dubbed to queen and king:

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Eva Lechner – Pro-Team Colnago-Südtirol and Manuel Fumic – Cannondale Factory Racing 🙂

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