Black Mountain Build Specs

Frame Black Mountain Cycles, road, 56cm
Headset Cane Creek 40
Seatpost collar Black Mountain
Accessories King stainless cages, Blackburn pump, Garmin computer
Cranks Shimano R4550, 170mm, 46/34
Bottom bracket Shimano Dura-Ace BB7900
Chain KMC X9.93
Cassette SRAM PG990, 11-32, 9s
Levers Campagnolo Centaur Ergopower, 10s
Front derailleur Campagnolo Centaur, 10s, 28.6mm clamp
Rear derailleur daVinci/SRAM X9, long-cage
Brakes Shimano R650, 47mm-57mm reach
Hubs Profile Racing, 28h front, 32h rear
Spokes Wheelsmith DB, brass nipples
Rims Velocity A23
Tires Varies
Stem TBD
Handlebars Ritchey Curve Comp, 31.8mm x 440mm
Seatpost Kalloy Uno carbon, 27.2mm x 300mm
Saddle Selle An-Atomica Titanico

7 thoughts on “Black Mountain Build Specs

  1. Wilson

    Looks really good. Black components would have been a neat touch too -you’d get a Halloween sort of look. I spec’d my bike that way (it’s sort of a mint color of paint), but I also realize that the black can look awful once it starts to scratch up and the silver underneath shows through the anodizing anyhow.

    1. gravelbike Post author

      Rims, seatpost, bar, stem, and tape/cables will be black. The silver cranks don’t show scratches/shoe-rub. Plus, that particular model is inexpensive, works great, and looks pretty decent.

    1. gravelbike Post author

      The 46t is leftover from my Rawland rSogn. It will probably get replaced with a 48t ‘ring.

  2. wilbur

    any reason you went with the centaur fd rather than, say, a cx70? do shimano fd’s not mix well in a shimergo setup?

    1. gravelbike Post author

      The Shimano units work, but I find that the Campy derailleurs have a better “feel” with Campy shifters.

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