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Hasa Full Carbon Road Bike

  • Frame – Toray T-700 Carbon Fiber 12k
  • Fork – 1 1/8″  Threadless Carbon Fiber fork and Steer Tube
  • Bottle Cages – 2x Specialized Rib Cage Road (Spray Painted Black)
  • Headset – Integrated Headset, Hiddenset
  • Stem – Ritchey WCS 4-Axis, 90mm
  • Handlebar – Ritchey WCS Classic, 42mm
  • Brake Levers/Shifters – SRAM Rival ’09
  • Bar Tape – Bontrager Gel Tape (Reusable)
  • Cables/Housing – Bontrager
  • Brakes – SRAM Rival ’09
  • Wheels – Flit Letica
  • Skewers – KCNC Ti Skewers
  • Tires – Vittoria Open Corsa EVO, Bontrager Race 700 x 23c
  • Bottom Bracket – Truvativ GXP 68mm
  • Cranks – SRAM S550 Compact Crankset 50/34
  • Front Derailleur – SRAM Rival ’09
  • Chain – KMC X10-SL
  • Saddle – Nashbar Glide
  • Seatpost – Ritchey WCS Carbon One-Bolt 31.6mm
  • Seatpost Clamp – Campagnolo Clamp for Carbon Frames
  • Pedals – Ritchey WCS
  • Cassette SRAM OG-1070
  • Rear derailleur – SRAM Rival ’09

This bike was the first bike I ever built from the frame, up. It has been a work in progress, changing out handlebars, wheels, and cranks until I have found perfection. It hovers at the UCI 6.9 kg (aka 15.25 lbs), and rides like a dream. The component selection is all to make this bike look as ninja as possible, while still sticking to a high standard. Ritchey products are not the lightest or best, but they sure are reliable, and are competitively priced.

The carbon bike’s geometry is fit perfectly to me. After a long MTB ride, or a five-mile run, I feel like I can crawl up on the saddle and pedal on it like it was molded specifically to me… like a glove. It does not handle perfectly downhill at high speeds, and this has made me reluctant over time to go faster than 40-45mph on the bike. I have said the light weight feel of the bike is the culprit, but I think it is more of how much of my body is place where on the frame and just use the weight as a crutch. Climbing on this bike is equivalent to running a marathon on roller blades; it just makes things seem effortless. I am sure this bike, not only due to the weight, but also the fit has allowed me to gain watts, or not need to use as many on strenuous parts of a ride. I couldn’t really ask for a better bike with my standing socio-economic status as of 2009.

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