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BOTM: Start U.P. - part 1

Gerard Vroomen - 11-Aug-2017
Although our Bike of the Month is often some sort of "dream bike" with exotic components, but I really like it when we go the other way and make it as affordable as we can without compromising performance. And so it is with this month's UP.

So if you have been dreaming about owning an UP but want a budget build to go with it, the next few episodes of the BOTM are for you. And after part 3, we'll have a special surprise for you, so stay tuned (and make sure to sign up for our newsletter if you haven't already).

Comments & Questions

OPEN
Great approach! Building up my U.P.P.E.R. state of the art, I wonder where all my money goes... :-)
Quite refreshing to showcase a more affordable built, proving that leaving the unbeaten path does not depend on funds.
Post #1 of 7. Posted by Felix W. on 11-Aug-2017 04:07:11 GMT in reply to blog [0<--6975]
OPEN
Hi Felix, looking forward to seeing your UPPER in the SHOWCASE soon. Enjoy the build!
Post #3 of 7. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 11-Aug-2017 07:51:38 GMT in reply to post #1 [6975<--6977]
OPEN
I've ran mine on a number of configuration, most of the time I use Zipp 30 wheels, but sometimes I use DT Swiss X1900 (which are 221e) and it performs well.
Post #2 of 7. Posted by Byhet on 11-Aug-2017 07:10:20 GMT in reply to blog [0<--6976]
OPEN
Yep, the X1900 is a good, solid wheelset that doesn't break the bank.
Post #4 of 7. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 11-Aug-2017 07:52:10 GMT in reply to post #2 [6976<--6978]
OPEN
The entire industry seems to be going to flat mount brakes. Are you going to flat mounts on the UP anytime soon? If so, when?
Post #5 of 7. Posted by Roger on 28-Aug-2017 16:40:36 GMT in reply to blog [0<--6996]
OPEN
hi,
please continue and... do a double feature! or just jump to #3 at once?
all the best & cheers,
/daniel
Post #6 of 7. Posted by dmg on 22-Sep-2017 09:31:00 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7079]
OPEN
Okay when are going to do part-2 on this budget build? And anxious to see Part-3 also!
Post #7 of 7. Posted by Kirby on 12-Oct-2017 14:11:09 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7128]
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