Here it is. The final build for my continent killing Curve for the Indian Pacific Wheel Race. After months of planning, building, testing, tinkering, hacking, bodging, and annoying my mechanic it’s finally done.
Words and Images - James Raison
It has been built with comfort, sustainability, and reliability in mind. It’s not the lightest or the fastest bike in the race but I’m confident it’ll see me to Sydney. I'm stoked with the final result.
I’d like to thank:
- Bio-Mechanic Cycles and Repairs for building the bike, and putting up with my constant emails, stupid questions, and daft ideas.
- Eightyone Spices for setting me up with some great orange Tune parts and some amazing Syntace aero bars.
- Frame: Curve Belgie Spirit - 56 cm
- Fork: Curve Road 12 mm
- Handlebars: Syntace Racelite Carbon 44 cm
- Aero bars: Syntace C3
- Stem: Tune Geiles Teil 110 mm
- Seatpost: Syntace P6 Hi Flex
- Saddle: Specialized Power Expert 143 mm
- Seatpost clamp: Tune Schraubwürger
- Bottle cages: BBB side mount bottle cages with aluminium adapters to lower them, Zefal Gizmo mount under the down tube with generic faux carbon bottle cage
- Hubs: Tune Kong/King
- Rims: Curve CC 38
- Spokes: DT Aerolite
- Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 35 mm tubeless
- Bar tape: Fat Wrap
- Ultegra 6800
- 172.5 mm, 50/34 chainrings
- SRAM PG1150
- R785 shifters
- 160 mm Shimano rotors
- custom 13-36 SRAM cassette - cog sequence: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 32, 36.
Pete put together a specific cassette to give me usable gears for the flat, and a big range on the climbs. He individually chose cogs from multiple cassettes and made sure they would all work together. The shifting quality is fantastic and there's no issues with chain slack. He's a wizard.
Total weight: 10.29 kg