Hey folks, this is an update on my rigid singlespeed project. I started this in beginning of November. Since then, I’ve received a significant piece for the build. From SASO, is a rigid Carbon fork. The fork has carbon fiber legs/stanchions as well as a carbon steerer tube. The unit weighs in at 1.64 lbs – WOW! Unfortunately I didn’t weigh it when I first received it… (1.64lbs includes the Race Crown and un–cut steerer tube).
Here are the specs from SASO:
* Steerer:Carbon fiber
* Carbon fiber tube stanchion
* Forged AL6061 dropout/crown
* Weight:700 gm
* Disc brake mount only
* Drop/head:445 mm
Also added / installed are:
–Race Face crankset with ISIS BB.
–Maxxis Larsen TTs 2.1(f)/1.9(r) on Sun Ringle Singletrack rims laced onto XT hubs.
–SASO carbon quick release skewers. Check these bad boys out… titanium axles!
Specs from SASO:
QRC–13 Quick Release
Carbon quick release
R:38 gm, F:31 gm
–SSK-3 (singlespeed kit) from Wheels Mfg
SSK-3 comes with 9mm chain guides, 6 3mm spacers, 3 shims, 1 16T cog and 1 lockring. I think for the now the 16T maybe too much for me. I will certainly give it a try but most likely step down for now.
Project Build specs so far:
Frame: ZION EBB
Fork: SASO Carbon fork
Skewers: SASO Carbon levers
Single speed cog: 16t Wheels Mfg SSK–3
Wheelset: Sun Ringle laced to XT hubs
Crankset: Race Face Deus, silver
BB: Race Face ISIS spline
Tires: Maxxis Larsen TTs 2.1(f)/1.9(r)
Headset: Woodman Axis SL COMP
Tubes: various brands
Current weight: 18.65 lbs. The build is more than 50% complete. At this point I’m debating on which bars/stem combo to use. Also in the picture you’ll see 7” rotor that will come off. I’m in the hunt for a new brake set with 6” rotors.
I can’t wait to finish this bike! Check back in a few weeks…