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Aug
27

Dirty Disco: CX/Gravel Bike for Sale!

I have decided to sell my cyclocross bike.  It turns out that with what little time I have to ride, I am simply too in love with my “old faithful” road bike, to make it worth my while owning a CX bike.  It was fun to build, and it really is lovely, but it would get more use with someone else, and it’s a shame seeing it hang around, with no one riding it.

It is REALLY sexy.  Raw carbon finish, disc brakes, 8.8kg weight, and black & red accents coordinated across all the components.  Have a read of the specs below, and peek through the photo gallery.

It has been ridden TWICE!  Literally, two times, i.e. less than 4 hours.  It’s essentially brand new, and I am asking significantly less than it cost to put together, to sell it now.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Frame: On-One “Dirty Disco” – Carbon Monocoque, Size 52 (I am 168cm tall).  On-One is an independent frame-maker, who sell directly to consumers, based in Yorkshire, UK.  The frame gets rave reviews in the cyclocross press, and you can read some sample reviews here:

“…the whole package just gels. That is not to say that the Disco doesn’t climb like a rocket– it does. Nor that it doesn’t track in corners like it’s on rails- it does. Nor even that it is vague and skittish in technical descents- because it is anything but. It just simply comes together in one complete package that lets you get on with the riding, fast or slow, dry or muddy and does not intrude in any way at all”

From: http://reviews.mtbr.com/on-one-dirty-disco-carbon-cyclocross-frameset

“…racing the Dirty Disco felt spot on, sturdy yet agile, without being so aggressive that you wouldn’t want to use the bike as a commuter or for long adventures in the back woods. Indeed, with slightly larger tires, the combination of a supple frame and disc brakes make this a perfect choice for gravel centuries that are becoming increasingly popular.”

From: http://www.cxmagazine.com/cyclocross-bike-review-on-one-dirty-disco

Geometry: (NB: My frame is a size 52)

Wheels: Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc – 160mm rotors, 1828g the pair, 135mm rear, 110mm front.  They are 700c, obviously, and accept up to 40mm tyres.  A few excerpts from reviews of these wheels follow below, too:

“The Kinesis Crosslight CX Disc wheels are {…} a lively, tough and well-built wheelset at a great price.”

From: http://road.cc/content/review/69946-kinesis-crosslight-cxdisc-wheels

Tyres: Schwalbe CX Pro (knubbly) 30mm

Groupset:

  • Shimano Ultegra CX70 Chainset (2013 model – double, 10 speed, 110mm, 165mm cranks, 46t/36t)
  • Shimano Ultegra SL Front Derailleur (2013 model – FD6600, double, 10spd)
  • Shimano Ultegra GS Rear Derailleur (2013 model – RD6600 10spd, short cage)
  • Shimano 105 Cassette (11t-28t)
  • Shimano 105 Flightdeck shifters / levers
  • Cane-creek Crosstop bar-top brake levers (these are additional to the Shimano 105 ones on the drops, and can be removed if you wish)

Disc Brakes: Spyre TRP disc brakes (160mm rotors, black & red).  A few excerpts from a review, here:

“Sets the new benchmark for performance, modulation and ease of set-up for mechanical disc brakes.”

TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes are the best non-hydraulic road bike and cyclo-cross stoppers we’ve used.

From: http://road.cc/content/review/90569-trp-spyre-mechanical-disc-brake

Quite possibly the best mechanical disc brake solution out there – more expensive than its predecessor but less expensive than a hydraulics.

From: http://road.cc/content/review/139385-trp-spyre-slc-mechanical-disc-brakes

Seat post: Planet X 31.6″ (black)

Stem: SelCof Aluminium +10/-10 deg (1 1/8″, black & red)

Handlebar: Planet X Strada Compact 42mm, T6061-T6 Heat treated aluminium

Saddle: ProLogo Kappa Evo (Black & Red, Cro-Mo rails)

Additional extras:

  • KCNC anodised red chainset bolts
  • K-Edge anodised red Garmin “our front” mount
  • K-Edge anodised red chain catcher
  • Hope anodised red bar plugs

Bar tape: two tone black and red

Pedals: Clipless – Cranks Brothers Egg Beaters 3 (Black & Red) – I can take these off if buyer does not want them.

Decals:  You’ll notice that in the reviews on other websites (see above), there is a large white “On-One” decal on either side of the down tube.  I preferred the subtle black carbon finish, so did not put these decals on – but I do still have them and they will be sold with the bike.

ASKING PRICE – €950

The total price of the frame and components on this bike, when built in 2013, was over £1700 GBP.  In the interest of a quick sale, and since it is no longer new (although it’s virtually never been used), I am asking €950 for it. 

 

Get in touch with Mike Duff on Whatsapp (+34 630 802 901), email (mike[dot]duff[at]mac[dot]com), or come visit La Bruguera de Púbol outside Girona to see the bike in person.