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Genesis Equilibrium Disc Build

arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,527
edited March 2015 in Your road bikes
Finally completed my build on a 2014 Equilibrium Disc frameset acquired via Paul MIlnes Ebay shop. No real problems with the build although the disc brakes took a little time to set up as this was my first attempt at them. Only done a quick 15 miles so far but all seems fine and the 5800 11 - speed is ultra smooth. Before the flamers get involved I know the flipped stem and spacers are not recommended but it works for my aging bones.


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Build spec is as follows:-

Frame:- Genesis Equilibrium Disc 2014 - 631 steel (56cm)
Forks:- Genesis Equilibrium 631 steel
Headset:- Cane Creek 40
Bars:- Bontrager VR-C
Stem:- Deda Zero 1 90mm
Bar Tape:- Bontrager Gel + Isogel Pads
Brakes:- TRP Spyre Mechanical Disc with 160mm discs
Shifters:- Shimano 105 5800 11-speed
Chainset:- Shimano 105 5800 Compact (50/34) 172.5mm
Bottom Bracket:- Shimano Ultegra BB-R60
Front Mech:- Shimano 105 FD5800
Rear Mech:- Shimano 105 RD5800GS (Medium Cage)
Cassette: Shimano 105 11-speed, 11-32
Chain:-KMC X11-93
Saddle:- Fizik Arione
Seat Post:- Thomson Elite in-line (400 x 27.2)
Bottle Cages:- Giant Proway
Wheelset:- Handbuilt by Moonglu (http://www.moonglu.com/)
H Plus Son Archetype rims (32F/32R) with Hope Pro2 Evo hubs and Sapim Race spokes. Hope skewers bought later.
Tyres:- Michelin Pro 4 SC 700 x 25mm


More pics of the build can be found at the following link:-

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 230779486/

Posts

  • WhyscottyWhyscotty Posts: 25
    Very nice :)
  • holiverholiver Posts: 800
    Looks like a very well specced build. Good stuff.

    Any idea on weight?
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,527
    holiver wrote:
    Looks like a very well specced build. Good stuff.

    Any idea on weight?

    Haven't put the whole bike on the scales yet. Frame + fork weigh 3.1kg and the wheels come in at 1.9kg so the total build weight is not going to trouble the weight weenies forum.

    Will try to get a total and post it tomorrow.
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,527
    holiver wrote:
    Looks like a very well specced build. Good stuff.

    Any idea on weight?


    Just checked on our digital bathroom scales and the total weight is 10.5kg for the bike as you see it in the pic above. Perhaps not too surprising as it is the 2014 frame with the steel forks rather than carbon. Also the disc brakes and wheelset will inevitably add a bit of a penalty.

    Not too bothered really since I'm only using it for fitness and the odd sportive. Also I could do with shaving a few kg from my body mass - so after that hopefully things will be evened out.

    Early impressions are excellent but I need to get a few more miles in to judge how it compares to my other builds
  • matt-hmatt-h Posts: 847
    Thats lovely.
    Very tempted to build one up for next winter
    I prefer the plain black colour scheme

    MAtt
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