Paul’s endurance road bike

Paul liked the build I did for my TransAm bike, and asked me to build him something similar. We started with choosing the fork – the new 3T Fundi looked like a good option for an aero-disc fork, with the added advantage of having a very short axle-crown, which helps with extending the headtube, giving more framebag space. I was also (eventually!) able to get one in a 50mm rake to suit the geometry I designed for Paul.

The frame has an aero downtube, ovalised toptube, and dropped seatstays that allow for a third bottle cage tucked above the rear wheel. With eTap for shifting, there is just internal routing for the hydraulic rear brake hose.

For clean installation of the custom framebags (made by Kaibab Customs), there are threaded bosses brazed into the triangle – the ones on the toptube and downtube are brazed internally to the tubes, so that the frame is left with a clean appearance if the bags are removed. The aerobar feedbag is modeled after the one that was created for my TransAm bike, but without the mapcase/lid. For this one, the hinged cover folds into place and is held on by magnets, so can be easily removed altogether.

The deep blue paint is by Colorworks. Final weight as shown with the bags is 19.9lbs.

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