Stephen’s team issue road bike

Stephen’s team issue road bike

This one had kind of a fun ‘first ride’ story – Stephen had been over to the workshop to see his frame built; it then went off to powdercoat, with no particular hurry; or so we thought…. Until Stephen found a crack in his old Cannondale frame, on the morning of the local Tuesday night criterium. Bob at Custom Powderworks delivered the coated frame at 4pm. We did a super quick assembly (eTap helps there!), and were then on the startline at 7:15. Apparently it didn’t take Stephen long to get used to the new bike – he and I lapped the field with Stephen going on to take the win. So that was fun.

The bike is essentially what has become as close as I seem to get to a ‘standard’ build, but of course with custom geometry to match Stephen’s fit. Aero downtube, ovalised toptube, s-bend chainstays and seatstays. Then built up with an Enve fork, eTap shifting and FSA/Vision parts for the rest. And some custom 3D printed accessories that Stephen designed – bar end plugs and headset spacer. Now the rest of us have to just keep trying to keep up…..



  1. The bike is essentially what has become as close as I seem to get to a ‘standard’ build

    That tells me something, that this works and you’re building sweet bikes.

  2. Really like it! was there intention for the bike to be K-Force WE rather than eTAp for a complete FSA build?

    • Hi Daniel – yes if WE had been available that would have likely been chosen. Hopefully will be able to try that group out soon!

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