Who dosen’t love a Campy build?
Heading into NAHBS we think, we plan, we over think and arrive at the 5-6 bikes we will take with us to the show. It can be a maddening exercise. We also have to keep in mind that we could easily have 10’s-20 thousands of dollars tied up in parts alone when outfitting a fleet like that. Fortunately we have good friends to help us out and when it comes time for a new build for them, sometimes, just sometimes, they end up going to a show before they get delivered. This case in point is the bike above.
Jim Barker has been a pillar in our little cycling community of Steamboat Springs. He rolls on the group rides, he supports cycling through his business STEVE GREEN COMPANY. He volunteers at races, working late nights planning with the group, and then shows up to rip off some legs and just after crossing the finish line is back at work. Jim is one of those guys you would love to ride with…..always a smile. He also likes to take a road bike places they weren’t meant to go. This train of thought was the start of what you see in this post. A bike that could go just about anywhere still has good road manners and hell, even hit a cross race come fall. Jim is also a die-hard Campagnolo user. I’ve never seen him ride anything but.
Jim decided on the Psychlo X RSL for this amazing build. Campy EPS, paired to mechanical disc calipers, thru-axles front & rear and some lower gearing that will surely take him up and over countless dirt road passes once our snow is gone. We entered this bike into the “Best Campy Build” at NAHBS and although it did not win, I did catch Mr. Campagnolo looking over Jim’s bike on more than one occasion. My only regret is not capturing that in a photo.
50/34 rings and EPS…ready to get lost.
Jim already has a few rides in mind once the snow melts.
Blue has been a favorite of Jim’s. The shaped top tube of the PX RSL will come in handy when your adventure leads you to hike-a-bike sectors.
30.9 seat post with 17mm of offset will put Jim over the pedals just right.
Jim had the Enve Cyclocross fork painted by Spectrum. 12mm thru-axle for pin point line choice.
Zelvin bar tape, Chris King I7, Campy Record EPS, Fizik bar.
142 x 12 thru-axle, post mount disc brake, 11 speeds no waiting.
Jim topped off the build with Titanium King cages that will hold a bottle under any condition.