Zach’s road race disc

Zach’s road race disc

Could this be a precursor of things to come? Not all the technology is in place yet – hydraulic road brakes are coming soon, then I’m sure dedicated carbon rims without brake tracks will follow. But Zach is ahead of the curve with a full road race machine equipped with disc brakes.

I built up two wheelsets – both on Chris King R45 disc hubs, one with the Enve 1.65 tubular rims as shown, and one with NoTubes Alpha 340 rims and tubeless tires for training. The mango orange from the hubs is carried through to the headset, no-longer-made orange Nokon cable housing, Enve decals and frame logos. The fork is Enve’s road disc model, with the tapered steerer/oversize headtube allowing for the gear cables to enter through the headtube. A custom stem and headset spacers keep everything matching. The drivetrain is Campagnolo SuperRecord with Avid BB7SL brakes and KCNC rotors.

The frame has a Columbus aero downtube, custom butted and ovalised integrated seatmast, asymmetric wishbone seatstays to clear the rear caliper and stainless steel rear dropouts. The rear brake cable is routed through the downtube, with custom stops that can be removed to allow for running a hydraulic hose in the future.

Total weight as shown is 16.7lbs, paint is by Eric at Colorworks and pictures by Tina Buescher.

…..Been logging the miles on the bike and have never ridden a more responsive yet comfortable bike. I’m truly loving this thing.


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