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2015 Leader Renovatio

Osaka is FLAT compared to my home-town and as much as I love my All-City the maximum chainring clearance is 44t. . Wanted something light, stiff and nimble for flat (pothole free) roads and traffic. Not Disappointed.

Frame:
2015 Leader Renovatio

Fork/Headset:
Leader Renovatio/ FSA

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 165mm/ Sugino 75 NJS

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan Track

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sugino ZEN 49t/ Dura-Ace 16t/ Izumi Super-Toughness

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto Mod.90 carbon/ Nitto UI-25BX 100mm x 5°

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik Arione R5/ Thomson Elite

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Brotures SHRED 45/ Brotures Custom/ Continental Ultra Sport

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Brotures SHRED 45/ Brotures Custom/ IRC Jetty Plus

Accessories:
MKS Fit Alpha Sport Straps/ MKS cages/ Lizard Skins tape/ Knog Blinder 1 front and rear

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3

Current Stage Info:

I loved the Direct drives but I think Sugino needs to rethink the NDS arm pinch bolt design, couldn't for the life of me get rid of a clicking sound. Either that or I got a dud set. Went with Regular 75s. Never looking back.

Also got a huge discount on some Alpha Doubles. Love the convenience of not having to wear clipless shoes on shorter rides.

Added by WitchSnatch. Last updated about 3 years ago.

21 Comments

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

i find that interesting about the clicking with your cranks... i had that initially as well, but i replaced the chain and upgraded the bb with a chris king and now its silent as all get out. the stock bb was pretty shit :/ anyways, killer bike yo!

Posted over 3 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

That's good to hear! Glad you got it sorted. I was going to replace my bb too but thought I'd go with tried and true square taper haha.
The people at Sugino have had my cranks for round about 4 or 5 months now... Apparently they can't figure out where the noise was coming from? (Atleast that's what my limited Japanese leads me to believe). Thanks for the kind words also!

Posted over 3 years ago

Jehu

Jehu says:

Love the handlebars!

Posted over 3 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Thanks! They feel amazing to ride.

Posted over 3 years ago

JohnxBlair

JohnxBlair says:

dope!

Posted over 3 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Thanks man!

Posted over 3 years ago

trovin

trovin says:

i spent the longest time looking at the grey bike in the first picture and thinking 'thats not a renovatio'

Posted over 3 years ago

Kartier

Kartier says:

Pretty rad! That Sugino 75 DD is killer too.

Posted over 3 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Cheers Man! still loving it. can't believe how quick it feels every time I ride it.

How does it stack up against your Kagero out of interest?

Posted over 3 years ago

Kartier

Kartier says:

Right on! I no longer have the kagero but hands down the renovatio is the best bike i have ever ridden. Stiff and crazy responsive. I don't think I'll ever ride a different frameset unless the geo is the exact same haha.

Posted over 3 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Glad to hear it! yeah I doubt I'll be feeling the urge to buy anything else any time soon haha.

Posted over 3 years ago

CJM311

CJM311 says:

Awesome build! Definitely my next build. I see it's a 56cm. How tall are you?

Posted almost 4 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Thanks for the kind comment! I'm 175cm-ish. Both of my bikes are 56s and seem to fit pretty damn well. I think the next size up is an XL (58cm)? To be honest, I think a 57 would be perfect however they don't make one. And from experience 58 is usually too big.

Posted almost 4 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

Perfect choice!

Posted almost 4 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Thanks dude. I'm loving it so far! feels amazing on the street- so quick!

Posted almost 4 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Can't wait to see that Kagero built up either! I wanted one of those so badly when they first came out...

Posted almost 4 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

Thanks

Posted almost 4 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Fuck yeah, these are dope. I love the DD 75s too

Posted almost 4 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Cheers! I love the round tubing. Seems to be somewhat uncommon to find readily available black, alloy production frames with this kind of shape/geo (please correct me if I'm wrong?). The DD 75s are awesome! Although I think they tend to come out of the box with the chainring bolts not torqued to spec so they have been a little creaky. I haven't had a chance to build up my toolkit since moving, so I'll have to make a shop visit I think.

Posted almost 4 years ago

kill_choi

kill_choi says:

This is really great!

Posted almost 4 years ago

WitchSnatch

WitchSnatch says:

Thanks man! It's a blast to ride. Thinking of putting some road drops on it ASAP though. Narrow enough for traffic with more leverage!

Posted almost 4 years ago