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:

AX-Lightness Oversize handlebars

When I thought about Schmolke handlebar I had to check AX-Lightness for news. And what great news they missed to tell us.

They are making Hera and Poseidon handlebar for 31,8mm Oversize too and not just for 25,4. They are showing me parts that I have to have. After I got a Europa seatpost I’m sold to AX-Lightness. Lightweight with qualityfeel.


Hera that you can’t use barends on is in UD just, weight between 70 and 100g, width between 560 and 720mm

Poseidon that is barend compatible is in 3K, UD or Spiky look, weight between 75 and 110g, width between 560 and 720g and is available in two different angles, 6° and 8°.

Both are for a rider max 85kg.

Price: 269€ or 259€