BOTM: The NON FAT - part 3

Andy Kessler 30. Jun ’16 General
For those who have not seen or can't remember the nice beauty shots of Junes NON FAT bike of the month you can see them here.

We had a lot of positive feedback about this built and many of you got inspired by the build or some of the components used on it. In the same time your feedback gave me also inspiration for a new BOTM spec that you hopefully will see later in the year.

But lets go back to the ONE +. Yes we can deliver. Right now small and large are in stock and medium should get back to stock in 10 days.

I still get quiet a bit of people asking me what the difference is between the 1.0 and the ONE+.

I always said that the 1.0/1.1 will be a classic like a Porsche 911. This frame will never get old as it was way ahead of its time and still is future ready. If tomorrow somebody launches a wireless electronic shifting system this frame does not look like a Swiss Emmental cheese with full of holes that you can not use anymore, but in fact with our cable entry guide system you still have a proper looking frame. But as with any new model of the 911 also our ONE + frame got some major upgrades to improve overall riding quality. Following are just a few of them:
  • 27.5 plus and 29 compatible. I mean yes there are a some other brands with 27.5 plus wheel frames but look at their weight no one comes even close to our 900 grams. So actually you get a real racy and agile 27.5 plus bike as many of our competitors are just heavy and hard to handle in tight corners. If you build your frame with 29 wheels then you can fit now tires up to 2.4" wide instead of 2.25".
  • 27.5 and 26 plus compatible for size small. Read last weeks blog from Gerard to find out more about ONE+ sizing for size small.
  • Stiffer rear end for more precise handling thanks to the new layup and the thru-axle. But no compromise in comfort as we feature now the same curved stays as on our U.P.
  • Stiffer BB area 
  • Stiffer head tube area
I know this is marketing bla bla of a guy that wants to sell his brand but ask some of our consumers and dealers that have made the switch from the 1.0/1.1 and they will tell you that actually there is a big difference.

Coming back to the main purpose of this blog. Many of you asked for weight and detail specs. This bike is light but still a couple of 100 grams could be shaved of easily. The BB is a pretty heavy one and also on cranks 150 grams could be saved easily. Still 7.6kg is a pretty good weight for the complete bike I think!

Here we go with the specs:

Component Model
frame ONE+ matt black/white decals
headset Cane Creek 42/52
fork Fox 32 Float SC 29
stem  MCFK 90mm
handlebar Bike Ahead flat bar 10
handlebar grip ESI Racer, black
seatpost Bike Ahead, 27,2 400
saddle Fizik Tundra M1
brakes Magura MT8
shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle black
crank  SRAM XX1 Eagle black
BB SRAMpressfit
chainrings SRAM 34T
rear  derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle black
cassette SRAM XX1 Eagle, 10-50 black
chain SRAM XX1 Eagle
wheel Bike Ahead Biturbo RS Boost
tire Racing Ralph 29x2.1 Tl easy