27 March 2013

Meet the Warbird Part TWO

BIKE NERD ALERT: Here is my exact build of my new Salsa Warbird. As you can see, if I had ordered the complete bike, I would have ended up changing a lot of things anyway. I think the key component here is the SRAM X0 crank, specifically the 29/42T option. It's taller than a typical mountain crank (26/39T), but smaller than typical cyclocross set-up (36/46T). Or in other words, it's perfect for the OGRE. I have no worries that my bike will be up to the task of 11,000 feet of climb. Just hope my legs can hang in there!
FrameWarbird EV6 Aluminum
ForkENVE CX Disc, Carbon, Tapered
Front DerShimano CX50

Rear DerShimano 105

CassetteSRAM PG-1050 11-30T

SRAM 1070 11-36T
ChainKMC X10

CranksetFSA Gossamer PF30 34/46T

SRAM X0 28/42T, 170mm 
Rear Shocknil
HeadsetCane Creek 10 IS42/56
StemSalsa Pro Moto 2

cheapo Easton 90mm aluminum
HandlebarSalsa Cowbell 2
GripsSalsa Gel Tape
ShifterShimano Tiagra STI

SRAM Rival
Front BrakeAvid BB7
Rear BrakeAvid BB7
Brake LeverShimano

SRAM Rival
Rotors160mm Front/140mm Rear

Ashima 160mm Front/160mm Rear GOLD!
SeatpostSalsa Pro Moto 2

Easton Haven 27.2mm
SaddleWTB Valcon

Bontrager something

ISM Adamo Racing II
TiresClement USH 700c x 35mm

Clement LAS 700c x 33mm

Ritchey Speedcross 700c x 40mm
Front HubSalsa 2 by Formula, 32H

Rival 32H disc GOLD!
Rear HubSalsa 2 by Formula, 32H

Rival 32H disc GOLD!
SpokesDT Swiss Competition white
RimsSun Assault No Brake Track

Velocity A23 white

Other Small Parts
  • PF30 bottom bracket
  • Jagwire Road Pro XL kit for the cables/housing. I got this in the sparkly GOLD MEDAL colorway. We got the XL kit to make sure there was enough housing for full-length coverage, which Salsa designed into the frame's bosses. 
  • Inline barrel adjusters for shift cables. Decided not to use them on the brake cables (instead going to rely on the BB7 calipers inboard adjusters if needed).
  • Gold spoke nipples
  • Gold bottle cages
  • Clear chainstay protector from Lizard Skins
  • Walmart-brand bento box and REI-brand saddle bag

I've said it before but I'll say it again...this bike would not have been possible without SIGNIFICANT help from the guys at Big Shark, especially Doug, Colin, Dirk, Dave, Matt, and Howard. They helped me with with frame selection, sizing, component installation, wheel building, and a bunch of other stuff. I brought the completed bike over to the Loop store last night and their reaction when I brought it into the shop area was priceless!! Thanks again for the help and encouragement, I'm so stoked about this bike and ready to crush some gravel! Pin It

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