Since it is the Friday of Cyclocross Worlds weekend, we’ll finish out the week and lead up to the big races in The Netherlands by taking a look at a Psychlo X RSL single ring set up. It just so happens to be my rig that I’ve had since the Psychlo X RSL came to be.
The frame itself is a stock geometry 56cm size. I really don’t feel the need for a custom for my height, inseam and reach. The stock top tube of 57cm and a 110mm stem fits out better than any bike I have owned. I wonder how that came to be? ;)
Items to note on the frame: Bridge less chainstay area for more clearance, no water bottle bosses~race bike only, routing for single ring set up.
I like to keep my bikes pretty simple for practical purposes. Cantilevers, 10 speeds and tubulars. This allows a season of less time working on the bikes and more time riding them. Running a selection of cassettes gives me a range that I can deal with, usually a 12-25 for fast courses and going to a 12-28 for more hilly courses. The new SRAM 1 x 11 has peaked my interest for next season, could be a good one.
This bike is based on SRAM RED 10 speed from a couple of years ago. Photos do the best job of explaining what’s going on, so let’s get to it…..