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First full build - Colnago CX-1 - any advice ??

2wheelobsession2wheelobsession Posts: 50
edited August 2010 in Your road bikes
Hi all,

Thought i would get some feedback as I am new to the roady game! Been mountainbiking for about 13 years and finally got bitten by the road bug - Needless to say now I am hooked and just starting the build of my ultimate road bike! Most of the bits are at home and just awaiting the frame to start the build - i will update as i progress but here is the spec so far ...

Frame: Colnago CX-1 ACBW 52s
Forks: Colnago Carbon
Bars: Cinelli Neo Morphe
Stem: Cinelli Neo
Headset: Colnago C-HS2
Bar Tape: FiziK Microtex

Front Brake Lever: SRAM Red
Front Caliper: SRAM Red
Rear Brake Lever: SRAM Red
Rear Caliper: SRAM Red

Shifters: SRAM Red
Cables: SRAM Red
Front Mech: SRAM Red (Braze On)
Rear Mech: SRAM Red

Seat: Colnago Z1 Race
Seat Post: Colnago High Modulus Carbon
Seat Post Clamp: Colnago

Cranks: SRAM Red
Chainring(s): SRAM Red (Compact 50/34)
Chain: SRAM Red 1090R Hollow pin
Cassette: SRAM Red OG 1090 (11/25)
Pedals: Look Keo Carbon
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Red Blackbox Ceramic

Front Wheel: Fulcrum Racing Zero 2010
Rim: High Precision Aluminium
Spokes: Aluminium ultra aero
Hub: Carbon/Aluminium with ceramic bearings
Tube: Michelin Air Comp
Tire: Michelin Pro 3 Race (Red)

Back Wheel: Fulcrum Racing Zero 2010
Rim: High Precision Aluminium
Spokes: Aluminium ultra aero
Hub: Carbon/Aluminium with ceramic bearings
Tube: Michelin Air Comp
Tire: Michelin Pro 3 Race (Red)

I do have a question about the rear casette - was thinking about the 11-26 or even the 11-28 - any ideas?

I cant wait!!
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  • Currently how i am having to tease myself but here are the components ...


    CX1Frame.jpg

    SRAMREDgroupset.jpg

    RacinZero.jpg

    Saddle.jpg

    CinelliBars.jpg

    cinellineostem.jpg
    Colnago M10 (Builld in progress)
    Colnago Arte "09
    Mongoose Maurice Fixie
    LaPierre Zesty 714
    Commencal Meta 5.5.1
    Suzuki GSXR 750
  • That's going to be really nice.

    Why on earth would you need a 28t sprocket?

    bc
    2013 Colnago Master 30th Anniversary
    2010 Colnago C50
    2005 Colnago C40
    2002 Colnago CT1
    2010 Colnago World Cup
    2013 Cinelli Supercorsa
    2009 Merckx LXM
    1995 Lemond Gan Team
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    You'd not need more than a 26t with a compact!
  • Thanks for the input guys!

    I did a race in Surrey a few months ago and really battled on some hills running a 11-25. In ratio i didnt think 11-26 would make much difference so was looking at the 11-28. I actually already have the 11-25 but was just wondering if i should exchange it before i fit it!

    Maybe just get bigger legs :D
    Colnago M10 (Builld in progress)
    Colnago Arte "09
    Mongoose Maurice Fixie
    LaPierre Zesty 714
    Commencal Meta 5.5.1
    Suzuki GSXR 750
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Thanks for the input guys!

    I did a race in Surrey a few months ago and really battled on some hills running a 11-25. In ratio i didnt think 11-26 would make much difference so was looking at the 11-28. I actually already have the 11-25 but was just wondering if i should exchange it before i fit it!

    Maybe just get bigger legs :D

    Stick with the 11-25...
  • Careful of people dictating absolutes...

    Your gearing is best decided on your fitness and type of riding. If your riding in the Alpes etc and you want some wiggle room (no relation) going up the tourmalet, then sure go for th 28. But if ride mostly in the UK, then its unlikely that you'll need it if your reasonable fit.
  • ScottiePScottieP Posts: 599
    If you're not used to hills or are struggling with them - it is worth getting an 11-28 (or 12-27). If you want to do it cost effectively (and if you think you'd only use the low gearing until you're stronger) consider buying a 11-28 SRAM 1070 cassette for under £50 and get a SRAM Red 1090 cassette in 11-25 if this is your primary racing cassette (for non-hilly courses). I often change cassettes depending on the terrain or who I'm riding with.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Cheers guys - very helpful indeed - and thank you ScottieP i think thats exactly what i will do - that and get my legs used to road gearing! No more granny gears!! :-)

    Thanks again guys - I will post pics during the build!
    Colnago M10 (Builld in progress)
    Colnago Arte "09
    Mongoose Maurice Fixie
    LaPierre Zesty 714
    Commencal Meta 5.5.1
    Suzuki GSXR 750
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,587
    I can't think of any race circuit in Surrey where you would need to be in the 25 anyway...where was it..?
  • Sorry i say race - it was the Shere Hell Charity ride in Surrey

    http://www.sparks.org.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=920

    Probably nothing for you guys - think i just need to man up ! :-)

    It was Hell as a first hilly ride on a road bike though!
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    Colnago Arte "09
    Mongoose Maurice Fixie
    LaPierre Zesty 714
    Commencal Meta 5.5.1
    Suzuki GSXR 750
  • GUTTED - frame just arrived and it is blue!! Cant get 2010 black one from the supplier so have to wait till november for the 2011 model! Decided that that would give me enough time to save up and go for the M10 instead !

    Any thoughts on the M10 ??
    Colnago M10 (Builld in progress)
    Colnago Arte "09
    Mongoose Maurice Fixie
    LaPierre Zesty 714
    Commencal Meta 5.5.1
    Suzuki GSXR 750
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