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PSYCHLO X RSL~SINGLE RING

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.

THE BUILD

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…..

 

TRP Revox Cantis produce great power. Moots Carbon Cyclocross fork clearance. Levers are set up moto (rear brake is on the left side of rider)…have always prefered this on all of my bikes.

SRAM RED older 10 speed levers. Added grip tape for better hand traction. Lizard Skins DSP 1.8mm tacky tape.

Gutted left lever.  No need for shifting here on the 1 x 10 set up.  Grip tape here as well.

Moots Carbon Cyclocross fork has loads of clearance. (Pictured with Limus 33mm tubular)

Double stops only going along the top tube.

Singe 42T front ring with K-Edge outter guide.  Time pedals. BB 30 crank 175mm.

K-Edge chain watcher. I raced this bike at Louisville Worlds 2013. (also note, frame is free of water bottle bosses)

Bridgeless. You can order your Psychlo X RSL without the chainstay bridge for the ultimate in clearance. I like this option.

Amy D sticker keeps that smile in my mind. Note rear der housing…full from top tube…keeps things running smoother.

Building with a monostay allows us to create massive tire clearance up top. Gore cables throughout.

Challenge Team Edition tubulars are glued using “Belgian” tape for the ultimate in security.

Moots RSL stem with ti hardware and clean cable routing.

Moots Cinch post 30.9, replacable seat collar and Fizik Airione handle the sitting spot.

Shoulder friendly top tube shape and 44mm head tube.  If you could have seen us running around Moots with bikes on our shoulders deciding the shape.

Full bike comes in at just shy of 16lbs.

 

 

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