Monday, April 20, 2015

MUSA Disc Cross Build

The first order for this current run of MUSA disc frames asked if he could get his powder coated green - specifically RAL 6018, a very bright green.  I thought, "well, okay, I guess a few green frames will sell, eventually."  I don't know what it is, but dang, this green bikes looks HOT.  I'm really digging the look of the frame once it has decals applied and is built up.  The new owner also thinks it looks HOT and that's what's important.  

The new Shimano RS685 mechanical/hydraulic system is really sweet.  It feels great.  Brakes are there when you need them and Shimano shifting is flawless.  The rest of the build is a really great complement to the bike as a whole:
White Industries CLD hubs with Pacenti SL25 rims and WTB Nano 40 TCS tires
White Industries VBC road cranks 44/30 with a Phil Wood bottom bracket
Thomson X4 stem, Masterpiece seat post with a WTB Devo seat
Salsa Cowbell 2 bar
XTR pedals
Ultegra derailleurs with an 11-32 cassette
King Cage Iris cages and a Chris King headset round it out

How much does it weigh?  I don't know.  Didn't weight it.  But it rides and feels great.  And that's what matters.  It weighs what it weighs.  No more, no less.





This bike will remain local and could be spotted out on the vast array Marin's trails and roads.  Enjoy Chris!

(What's playing:  Devo Clockout)

5 comments:

james said...

Nice build Mike, love the color. How's the shifting with The Ultegra FD and White crankset? I assume the 11 speed works ok with that setup. What length spindle did you use for the Phil BB?

blackmountaincycles said...

James - thanks. Shifting isn't quite like it would be with a Shimano crank, but is pretty darn good. White changed their ramp/pins a couple of years ago to work with 10 speed and that also works well with 11. I used a 116mm Phil axle.

RaNdOm cHaOs said...

What does the wheelset go for.... And can you get the white hubs in 130 spacing.... btw looks awesome as do all your bike builds.... Also bought my first mtn bike (Specialized Stumpjumper) from Chuck at Pacific Coast years ago still have it along with all the paperwork.... Will have to send you pics someday.... Was early nineties so you might've even been there....

blackmountaincycles said...

That wheelset (w/o qr or tires) would run a bit north of $900.

Heck, I could have built that Stumpjumper! Those early 90s Stumpjumpers were really great bikes.

Bike Hermit said...

"it weighs what it weighs, no more and no less" ....perfect!