Saturday, October 20, 2012


Very special custom Road Rocket

Its very special because its mine. I got a taste of the the Rocket from the prototype, after that I needed to get on one permanently. The bike is not THE stiffest, lightest you could find but its so comfortable, handles so confidently and when you go all out the frame does not disappoint. I built the bike up with Shimano Ultegra as its a hard waring super stiff group which sharp shifting. For the wheels I chose the Hed Ardenne rims. Again these are not the lightest rims but the outstanding reviews tempted me. After riding A23's on the Colnago its hard to go back from the comfort of a 23mm wide rim and the Ardenne's are the original 23mm wide clincher. When Jamie said they were some of the nicest to build rims he had ever come across I knew I was onto something good. The rims are laced to Hope's on CX Rays. Twenty four holes on the back eighteen on the front. The wheels are everything I hoped they would be. The wheels are rigid but still comfortable, the rims rolls extremely smooth. Both the rims and the pre built wheelset will be available online soon and are available in store now. Lastly I upgraded the fork to a Enve. The Enve has made the front end a bit stiffer than the standard Columbus Minimal but a bit more twitchy and less comfortable. More photos here

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