Another JDG bike check on this wednesday, or tuesday, but who knows what today is, actually.
First off, lets address this. Since we already know, 1x cranksets are OUT, and 2x is back in... why not skip all the way to the triple?!
Let us have a cost/benefit analysis
- Used and inexpensive
- Wide gear range (this one is 46/36/26)
- This crankset is actually lighter than the 1x SRAM I had!
- All the extra front shifting keeps you from getting bored on long rides
- Be a trend setter, confuse your friends
Mixing Campy and Shimano isn’t new, but its a good trick worth talking about over and over. Campy 11 speed shifters (pre 2014 (i know, its kinda confusing)) work 100% with Shimano 9 speed gearing. The best of both worlds! Especially with a triple crankset, you can use a smaller cassette for lighter weight, instead of a 1x with a huge dinner plate cassette that weights more than your cat. Also, Campy 10 speed shifters works EVEN BETTER with Shimano 8 speed gearing.
The rest of the build is pretty standard, so i’ll just dump the photos here for browsing and list all the parts (hope I don’t forget any)
- 2022 Crust Canti Lightning Bolt (XL size)
- Campagnolo 11 Speed Shifters
- Used Specialized Triple Crankset
- Used XTR 9 Speed Rear Derailleur
- Used Deore 7sp Front Derailleur
- Crust Nullar Bars (48mm)
- Blue Lug Bar Tape
- Nitto NP Stem (100mm)
- Stronglight Headset
- Nitto S65 Seatpost
- Brooks C13 Saddle
- Dia-compe 980 Canti Brakes
- Nitto Campee Mini Front Rack
- Nitto Light Mount
- Swift Indudstries Big Ol’ Rando Sack
- King Cage Bottle Cages
- Crust Disco Water Bottles
- Crust Rim Brake Wheelset
- Teravail Rampart Tires
- B&M IQ-XS Front Light
- B&M Secula Rear Light
- Zefal HPX Frame Pump (size 4)
- Crank Bros Pedals