What should we attach the comfy Fizik Aliante too? Yes, we’ve got our classic and functional Salsa Shaft. It would work beautifully on this bike, but I also want to ask what folks would use if given the choice? What would you spec if you were building this bike for yourself? Don’t recommend anything that doesn’t come in a 27.2 diameter.
I know some of you will want to know what stem/bar when recommending your seat post. The stem will be Salsa. Remember, this is a dictatorship and we have made a unilateral decision here.
Also, here’s the update on our choices thus far. I’ve filled in a few that haven’t been, and won’t be, up for discussion.
Frame: Salsa ????
Fork: Included in frame set. Clearance up to 25, maybe a small 28
Seat clamp: Salsa Lip Lock color matched to headset
Component group: New SRAM Rival w/compact crank
Headset: King color matched
Wheels: Handbuilt with DT spokes and nipples
Hubs: 1st choice = King color matched
Rims: 1st choice = Mavic Open Pro
Tires: Conti Grand Prix 4seasons 700x25 (QBP is out of stock on others)
Saddle: Fizik Aliante
Seat Post: ???
Man, this is shaping up to be one sweet bike. Can’t wait to build this and ride it!
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Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.