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The Arsenal

I can’t say enough about this bike other than the fact that its the perfect racing bike! Once I get more miles in on it I’ll be posting a detailed review so keep an eye out. Want to give a thanks to my parents, Hugh Moran, Hearns, and Phil Dixon for making this bike possible!

Complete bike specifications:

  • Frame: Blue Axino – ML / Aerus Conquest T800 high modulus carbon
  • Fork: Aerus Conquest C4X Full carbon fork
  • Headset: FSA Orbit C-40 1 1/8 – 1.5 Tapered
  • Stem: 3T ARX Pro, 110mm x -6º
  • Handlebars: 3T Ergonova Pro, 42cm (c-c), Compact Bend
  • Bar tape: Fizik Microtex Green Apple
  • Brake calipers: SRAM Force w/ Swiss Stop King Pads
  • Front derailleur: SRAM Force
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM Force
  • Shifters: SRAM Force DoubleTap
  • Cassette: SRAM OG-1090, 11-28t
  • Chain: KMC X10SL-TI Gold
  • Crankset: Sram Force BB30 w/ TT Chainring, 172.5mm x 53/39t
  • Bottom bracket: Sram BB30 Ceramic Bearings
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL PD-7810
  • Wheelset: Easton EC90 Aero Tubular
  • Tires: Vittoria Corsa Evo CX Tubular
  • Saddle: Specialized Romin Pro, 143mm
  • Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
  • Bottle cages: Zipp Carbon
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 500 w/ Heartrate + Speed/Cadence sensor

So excited to have this bike finally built up! I was fortunate enough to have Kitchell Snow, a good friend and rider in Naples, provide me with this frame. Instead of using my Dura-Ace parts from my old Specialized bike, I decided to sell all of those parts and soon the frame to finance moving 100% to SRAM. The only parts I kept were the front and rear brake calipers because they have much better braking performance than the SRAM Rival brakes. Because I won’t be racing on this bike, I’ve set it up more for comfort as opposed to an aggressive/aero fit. The handlebars sit a little higher up and the reach is a bit less, both of which are easier on the my back. So far I’ve noticed a difference in the comfort level and am pleased with the change. I’m really happy with all of the parts and there will definitely be reviews of everything soon to follow!

Complete bike specifications:

  • Frame: Rock Lobster Easton UL – 56cm
  • Fork: Alpha Q Carbon CS10 w/ aluminum steerer tube
  • Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet (silver)
  • Stem: Specialized Carbon, 110cm
  • Handlebars: 3T Ergonova Pro, Hoods: 40cm (c-c) Drops: 42cm (c-c), Compact Bend
  • Bar tape: SRAM Pit Stop Super Cork
  • Brake calipers: Shimano Dura-Ace w/ KoolStop Salmon pads
  • Front derailleur: SRAM Rival
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM Rival
  • Shifters: SRAM Rival DoubleTap
  • Cassette: SRAM OG-1070, 11-28t
  • Chain: SRAM PC 1090
  • Crankset: SRAM Rival OCT, 172.5mm x 53/39t
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM GXP Team BB
  • Pedals: Shimano Ultegra PD-6620-S SPD-SL
  • Wheelset: Custom Powertap- Rims: Kinlin XR-270 Spokes: CX-Ray 24f/28r Hubs: White Industries H2 Front/Powertap PRO+ Rear
  • Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000S (23mm)
  • Saddle: Fi’zi:k Arione
  • Seatpost: Easton EC70
  • Bottle cages: Specialized Aluminum
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 705 w/ Heartrate

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