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Truthful Wheel Bikes assessments Shimano Dura-Ace & SRAM 12 velocity compatibility w/ 15.81lb Open Up gravel construct!


Along with the Shimano Dura-Ace 9200 Di2 group on the size, Truthful Wheel Bikes additionally had one thing else to share with us this week. Particularly, a 12-speed highway drivetrain with parts from 4 totally different producers. The result’s a really gentle Open Up with an attention-grabbing mixture of drivetrains.

Fair Wheel Bikes custom Open UP build with Shimano SRAM 12 speed drivetrain mix

Why would you wish to mix these totally different teams fairly than deciding on one full drivetrain? Based on Truthful Wheel Bikes, it was all about that gearing.

“We simply completed an Open UP gravel bike which by itself is good however what makes this one particular is that we blended Dura-Ace 12 velocity and SRAM XPLR/Crimson stuff to get a very good gravel gearing. We additionally examined totally different cranks and rings with the Dura-Ace stuff to see what labored and what didn’t. Ended up with a 48/33t [chainring] and 10/36t [cassette] for gearing, which in my thoughts is fairly ultimate for gravel.”

Fair Wheel Bikes custom Open UP build with Shimano shifters 9200

Fair Wheel Bikes custom Open UP build with mixed drivetrain

Fair Wheel Bikes custom Open UP build with Carbon-Ti chainrings

The drivetrain is made up of Shimano Dura-Ace 9200 shifters and derailleurs, a SRAM Drive XPLR 10-36t cassette with RED Flattop chain, and a Lightning carbon highway crank with 48/33t Carbon-ti chainrings. Truthful Wheel claims to have examined the system sufficient to confirm that the shifting works properly whereas offering a 48-10t excessive gear, and 33-36t low gear for additional assist up the steep bits.

Fair Wheel Bikes custom Open UP build with Carbon-Ti brake rotors

Whereas the brake calipers are the usual Shimano 9200, they clamp down on Carbon-Ti 160/140mm rotors mounted to Carbon-Ti Centerlock hubs.

Fair Wheel Bikes custom Open UP build with Mcfk stem

The construct could function a few of the lightest elements on the market, however that hasn’t stopped Truthful Wheel from together with the Cane Creek eeSilk+ carbon suspension seatpost. Extra cockpit parts embody an Mcfk carbon stem, FSA Ok-Wing AGX carbon handlebar, and a Specialised S-Works Phenom Saddle.

Fair Wheel Bikes custom Open UP build with their own bottle cages

The construct is completed off with Truthful Wheel’s personal V2 Carbon water bottle cages and tubeless valves. The cages weigh in at 22g every, and can be found in 3k weave or UD carbon finishes, each in matte or gloss end for $35 every.

Fair Wheel Bikes tubeless valves

The valves are provided in 48 or 60mm lengths, and in six colours. They appear to be pretty fundamental aluminum our bodies with a brass valve core, however they’re additionally attractively priced at $7.50 for every valve and weigh simply 4.6 or 5.1g respectively.

Fair Wheel Bikes custom Open UP build

All collectively, the Open Up checks in at 15.81lbs (7.17kg) with 700c x 38mm Panaracer Gravel King SK tires. 

Construct Record

  • Open Up Body (Small)
  • Cane Creek AER headset
  • Carbon-Ti prime cap
  • Lightning cranks 165mm
  • Carbon-Ti Rings 48/33t
  • Carbon-Ti chainring bolts
  • HSC Ceramic Backside Bracket
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 9200 derailleurs, levers, brake calipers
  • SRAM RED Flattop chain
  • SRAM Drive Xplr 10-36 cassette
  • Carbon-ti Centerlock hubs
  • Enve G23 Gravel rims
  • Sapim Cx-Ray spokes
  • Carbon-Ti thru-axles
  • Carbon-Ti rotors 140/160
  • FSA Ok-Wing AGX handlebar
  • Mcfk carbon stem
  • Specialised S-Works Phenom saddle
  • Cane Creek eeSilk+ carbon suspension seatpost
  • Panaracer Gravel King SK tires 700c x 38mm
  • Truthful Wheel tubeless valves
  • Truthful Wheel bottle cages

 

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