John’s stainless road disc

This is the third bike I have built for John over the last ten years – his position means he is best served by a custom frame. For this one he asked for something similar to his first bike, but modernised with disc brakes, wireless shifting and more tire clearance.

The lightest steel tubing currently available (due to the high strength of the alloy, it can be drawn to a thinner wall) is Reynolds stainless steel 953 – this is used for the front triangle, with Columbus s-bend XCR chainstays and custom formed seatstays. After fabrication the frame was then polished, before being masked off for partial paint by Colorworks.

The US-made carbon fork is from Allied, plugging into the frame with a custom EC headset. A selection of lightweight parts from THM, Carbon-Ti, Princeton Carbonworks and Enve help the complete bike weigh in at 15.7lbs.

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