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2023 Brother Cycles Stroma

planned to replace my Sensa, ordered March 2023, inspired by ianiscaratti..

Frame:
Small/52cm Reynolds 725 main triangle, di2 ports, external brake routing, flat mount, BSA threaded bottom bracket

Fork/Headset:
Brother Cycles full carbon, Hope

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
R8000 170mm, Pioneer R7000 power meter, Wheels MFG BSA abec5 angular contact bearings

Pedals:
M540 SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
R8000 46/34, R8000 11/32, HG901

Derailleurs/Shifters:
6800 FD, RX800 RD, R7000

Handlebars/Stem:
PRO Discover 42cm, Easton EA90 110mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
PRO Griffon, Deda Zero100 27.2 (stealthed), Thomson 29.8 seatpost clamp

Brakes:
TRP Spyre SLC w/ XT MT800 160/140 rotors

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss P1800 Spline 23, Vittoria Corsa Control Graphene 28mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss P1800 Spline 23, Vittoria Corsa Control Graphene 28mm

Accessories:
k-edge garmin mount

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. stage 2
  3. ????
  4. 2023-2024
  5. power meter commuter lol

Added by henry510. Last updated about 1 month ago.

As of about 1 month ago, henry510 has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

40 Comments

RSchwentke

RSchwentke says:

What a beautiful bike!

Posted 3 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

Thank you, love your Krabo as well.

Posted 3 months ago

Mounse

Mounse says:

Nice build!
Just wondering how tall you are as I'm planning on getting a Stroma but not sure about a small or medium?
Thanks

Posted 5 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

172cm but the small size fits more like normal 54cm so just depends on what fit you are going for.

Posted 5 months ago

Mounse

Mounse says:

That's great, thanks.
I'm 175cm but shortish legs so I reckon the small should be ideal.

Posted 5 months ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

How's riding 1x without the clutch?

Posted 6 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

If you mean running RX800 with the clutch disabled, zero issues even on super bumpy terrain. I find the clutch really only helps against chain slap and not for chain retention specifically.

Posted 6 months ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

Nice nice

Posted 6 months ago

nightstalker

nightstalker says:

Any idea why you went back to mechanical shifting from di2?

Posted 6 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

I am using the 105 di2 on a different build and had the R7000 shifters from my old cx bike. Reuse + recycle.

Posted 6 months ago

Average_Joe

Average_Joe says:

Nice Stroma

Posted 8 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

thank you

Posted 6 months ago

qwixoticle

qwixoticle says:

dis gon be good

Posted about 1 year ago

henry510

henry510 says:

I'm pretty stoked. The frame looks good in person. Will report back how the di2 install process goes and post some final build pics.

Posted about 1 year ago

qwixoticle

qwixoticle says:

Amazing final build! Needs gumwalls though!

Posted 10 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

damn you're right! I have some conti terraspeeds in gumwall 35mm but they would be a tight fit.

Posted 10 months ago

qwixoticle

qwixoticle says:

Regardless it's a sick build! How are you liking it so far??

Posted 10 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

frame is pretty good, geo is slacker than the numbers tell so i pulled the 12sp di2 off in favor of mech disc parts i already had for an ubercommuter style

Posted 9 months ago

qwixoticle

qwixoticle says:

Starting to sound like it's time to go custom [devil emoji]

Posted 9 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

so cool!
Mine is at my ex for some riding but I'll ride it next month. When do you plan to finish the build?

Posted about 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

love the matching fork and raw headset

Posted about 1 year ago

henry510

henry510 says:

Dude yeah, post some photos on the road once you are able to ride your build.

The plan is to finish it by end of June (the frame is currently at my parent's house) I think. I have some 5-6 hour rides planned I think it will exceed on.

Any crazy ideas or parts you think I should try on it?

Posted about 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

I'll post pictures as soon as I ride it.
Your choice of parts looks good to me.
I personaly will put on a thinner saddleclamp and a darimo alloy stem just for looks but only if I decide to keep the bike.
Darimo IX2AL Stem in raw would look amazing on this build imo

Posted about 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

look at this:
https://r2-bike.com/DARIMO-CARBON-Vorba...

Posted about 1 year ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted about 1 year ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

changed from wolftooth to hope headset?

Posted 12 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

I could get the Hope headset in silver for aesthetic purposes, Wolf tooth was sold out for some time!

Posted 12 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

hope matches the uk bike build

Posted 12 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

How is your biuld progressing? I'm planing on building mine propper and can't wait to have it done.

Posted 11 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

sorry I accidentaly deleted your comment but be patient and I'll upload pictures as soon as possible

Posted 11 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

just uploaded the rolling stock photo. going to cut fork and run the wires this week. should have it operational by mid month!

Posted 11 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

looks very promissing

Posted 11 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

looks great and the weight is very good. A friends made in italy cinelli nemo with full dura ace is over 10kg. The silver headset doesn't look lost like i imagined. It works well with the silver discs and the complete black rest of the build!
How does it ride?!

Posted 10 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

geo slacker than expected and all my k's are spent on short steep climbs so i really noticed it. so i pulled the 12sp di2 off in favor of mech disc parts i already had for an ubercommuter style. now my collarbone us broken (diff story lol) so i have time to plan.

Posted 9 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

Take a look! new weight is 9.13kg even with heavy dt wheels, lost some grams due to 1x chainring maybe

Posted 7 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

Weight is ok and nice build. mine rides great even on steep hills I don't realy notice it

Posted 6 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

I dropped tire pressure to 4 bar on 31mm gp5000 rides like a dream and even rips gravel.

Posted 6 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

glad that you like it. Mine will retire for the 2024 season becaus I'll get my Aerocross back

Posted 3 months ago

henry510

henry510 says:

Por que no los dos? But I am excited to see the 2024 version of the Aerocross

Posted 3 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

because i have a trackbike, dwoncountry, enduro, commuter, winterbike and a road bike which are more than enough to clean an d maintain. No need to add more more non specific bikes.

Posted 2 months ago