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NS Bikes Rag+ commuter gravel road bike

I've build this bike as a "fast" but practical all year round commuter and Sun best bike in one. Very few people would choose carbon rims for commuting but with the right number and type of spokes and nipples and wide enough tyres to offer some additional cushioning against potholes the setup has proven to be bombproof over a span of over 14 months of daily 40 mile commuting on some bad backroads.

Frame:
Ns Bikes Rag+

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano

Pedals:
Shimano M520

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
SRAM X-Sync 46T, Sunrace 11-28 10sp

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Veloce 10sp. levers with SRAM Rival rear derailleur and Sunrace 11-28 cassette

Handlebars/Stem:
FSA Gossamer 40cm, Deda 140mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Specialized S-works, Charge Spoon

Brakes:
Paul Components Klamper

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HOPE Pro2 and Pro4 hubs modified (bead hooks removed) Lightbicycle RR56C02 55mm/30mm 25mm internal rims Specialized Roubaix 32mm (actual 36mm) tyres in winter S-Works Turbos 28mm (actual 32mm) for summer both tubeless, run at no more than 60PSI

Accessories:
Velo Orange 45mm smooth alu mudguards (two rear ones for more coverage) resprayed with a truck bed liner paint

More Info:
https://bartthebikeman.wordpress.com

Added by Bartthebikeman. Last updated 8 months ago.

11 Comments

V3XED

V3XED says:

Gorgeous! The images of yours and the elegant fender set up helped convince me to get one of my own. Beautiful bike!

Posted 3 months ago

abelgergely

abelgergely says:

Good taste! Awesome bikes man ;)

Posted 10 months ago

Bartthebikeman

Bartthebikeman says:

Cheers:-)

Posted 8 months ago

paulo76

paulo76 says:

i love this bike. its such an awesome mile muncher in any weather. good work!

Posted 11 months ago

Bartthebikeman

Bartthebikeman says:

Cheers!

Posted 11 months ago

rak500

rak500 says:

This is both Rad and slightly Mad! weird but in a good way, if that's at all possible!

Posted over 1 year ago

Bartthebikeman

Bartthebikeman says:

Cheers:-)

Posted over 1 year ago

nith1313

nith1313 says:

Carbon rims on commuter == epic

Posted over 1 year ago

Bartthebikeman

Bartthebikeman says:

I guess you aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it!

Posted over 1 year ago

40degreerake

40degreerake says:

Ridden!

Posted over 1 year ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted over 1 year ago