Brett's BMC GF01 Build

brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
edited April 2015 in Your road bikes
So here we go... my early 40th present to myself replacing my Cannondale Synapse (which I will miss)

Bought from Westbrook, it's a 2013 GF01 frame and came with the Di2 gearkit

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Spec to be built as follows:

Frame: BMC GF01 with BMC TTS seatpost
Saddle: Fizik Kurve Chameleon
Stem: 3T ARXII with Raceware Direct Di2 box spacer
Handlebars: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth with Lizard Skins (and a K-edge out front)
Cranks: Rotor Power with 105 rings
Gearkit: 6800 Di2
Brakes: 6800
Cassette: Combination of a 12-25 and 12-28
Chain: 9000 Shimano
Cages: some carbon ones of eBay
Wheels: Belgium Plus rims (24/28) on Hope Mono RS hubs with DT Revolution on the front, Revolution on the NDS and Competition on the DS
Tyres: Continental GP4000II with Race Light tubes

I'll add photos as I complete the build :D
BMC GF01
Quintana Roo Cd01
Project High End Hack
Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
I like Carbon

Posts

  • matt-hmatt-h Posts: 847
    This will be nice.
    I look forward to the updates.

    Matt
  • Saw one of these in the flesh last week, they look great
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
    Got a delivery this morning thanks to colleagues travelling to the US 8)

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    BMC GF01
    Quintana Roo Cd01
    Project High End Hack
    Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
    I like Carbon
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 23,863
    brettjmcc wrote:
    Got a delivery this morning thanks to colleagues travelling to the US 8)

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    They are awesome rims, especially tubeless...
  • brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
    Spent the afternoon building up the Belgium Plus rims. Really, really happy with them. All in with rim tape they are weighing 1630g, which I am happy with. Have to get on and put the rest of the bike together now!!

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    BMC GF01
    Quintana Roo Cd01
    Project High End Hack
    Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
    I like Carbon
  • brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
    One thing that I have put on the bike to give it a try is the Di2 spacer from Raceware Direct. Really impressed with it and baffled as to why no one else has done anything similar (or at least a way to attach to a stem with something other than the straps)

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    BMC GF01
    Quintana Roo Cd01
    Project High End Hack
    Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
    I like Carbon
  • brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
    Looking quite nice with the wheels on. Even with the 25c 4000SII ballooning out to nearly 29mm there is loads on clearance.

    Total weight so far is 5.48kg with the wheels and tyres, bars, shifters, internal battery, brakes, BB and K-edge. Any guesses on final weight? Still have to add cassette, chain, cranks and cabling and headset.

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    BMC GF01
    Quintana Roo Cd01
    Project High End Hack
    Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
    I like Carbon
  • brettjmccbrettjmcc Posts: 1,361
    So updates. Firstly, I am amazed at how big the Belgium Plus make the 25c. I used to run 24c on my Kysriums and these look massive! Just for comparison, here's a photo of the new against a older HED rim with a 23c tyre on it.

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    Then as posted up in the Workshop, I was concerned about wire rub against the axle as I am running a Rotor with a UBB30. wires and control box stuffed up on the down tube, which is helped by the fact the frame has a lip on the inside. Then, as the frame is made for either mech or electric, I used the cable guide screw boss and the drain hole to cable tie the loose wire from the rear mech down.

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    I've done the majority of it now. Enough to get it out for a test setup ride. Have to get a smaller cassette for round here in Essex, as it has been put together with a 28T rear for when I go to Wales. The steerer will need a final cutting once I decide my position (it's just cut down but with enough to make differences) and bar tape needs to go on once I have tweaked the shifters. Pretty happy with how neat the wiring has turned out.

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    BMC GF01
    Quintana Roo Cd01
    Project High End Hack
    Cannondale Synapse SL (gone)
    I like Carbon
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    Some lovely shots...
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