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SAB R4.0

My first road bike, purchased parts over a period of time and assembled at a shop.

Frame:
SAB R4.0 Aluminium

Fork/Headset:
Nashbar Carbon-Alloy/ FSA Orbit-X 1"

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
FSA SL-K Light Compact/ Shimano Ultegra 6700 Italian

Pedals:
Exustar E-PR100PP

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Ultegra 6700 10Sp 11t-25t/ Stronglight CT2 52t-36t/ KMC X10SL

Derailleurs/Shifters:
SRAM Force 10Sp/ SRAM Red 10Sp/ Jagwire Racer Cable Kit

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey WCS Curve 400mm/ Uno "7" Ultralight 110mm/ Selle Italia Smootape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia SLS Kit Carbonio/ eBay 3K Carbon 27.2

Brakes:
TRP R920 SL

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Controltech Cetus Clincher/ Michelin Pro 4 Service Course

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Controltech Cetus Clincher/ Michelin Pro 4 Service Course

Accessories:
M:Part Splined Headset Spacers, Token CNC Shift Alloy Downtube Cable Adjusters, Elite Custom Race Bottle Cages, Brand-X Seat Clamp & Bolt, Planet X Ti Stick Quick Release with Carbon Levers

More Info:
Sold of the frame-set. Parts brought forward to Pro-Lite Cuneo GP.

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Mid-Compact Rings

Current Stage Info:

- Trimmed down steerer further
- Shorten brake/ shifter cables
- Removed stickers off the rims
- Stronglight CT2 52t/36t chainrings from Xxcycle.com
- 7.795kg/ 17.185lbs

Added by khairi-omar. Last updated over 3 years ago.

As of over 3 years ago, khairi-omar has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

Latest 26 Comments

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lynchy6

lynchy6 says:

Hi All, I am just awaiting my SAB frame from Planet X and I am a little confused about what fork to buy and whether it should be threaded or threadless - can anyone explain to me which one I should buy, or is it purely down the the headset I purchase? Thanks

Posted about 3 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

you can go either way. but i'd say go with threadless.

Posted about 3 years ago

dickiedoodah

dickiedoodah says:

That's a gorgeous bike! - Recently bought the 55cm grey Sab R4.0 frame. Just getting all the components together for a winter project. For UK builders got some nice Tifosi carbon Forks from Wiggle cycles.

Posted over 4 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

Thank you!

Posted over 4 years ago

lynchy6

lynchy6 says:

How is your build going?

Posted about 3 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

I've sold the frame. But i liked it, jus moving on.

Posted about 3 years ago

C88

C88 says:

Sweet build! Just wondering what size is yours?
Just the geometry information on planet x is a bit random and they are SLOW on replying to queries!

Posted over 4 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

Thanks! it's a 48 C-T

Posted over 4 years ago

Estebanjan

Estebanjan says:

Hello, I just ordered a 55cm grey Sab R.4.0 frame as a summer project. But I guess ill have to wait to order a fork since there are different stories about the size of the headset. Other than that im pretty excited to get going on the project.

Posted almost 5 years ago

simonjwright

simonjwright says:

Hello. Has anyone got a picture of the black version of this frame? I'm tempted but would like to see it before taking the plunge. PX only have images of the grey version. If no picture, is it matt/gloss black? Decal colours? Thanks!

Posted about 5 years ago

k7k7

k7k7 says:

Afternoon fellow Sab'ers. Just a follow up on my 62cm SAB R4.0. As I pointed out this takes a 1 1/8" headset, but not a standard one. I've just has a Cane Creek 40 IS41 headset fitted by my bikeshop, so hope that's of help to fellow builders - Andy

Posted about 5 years ago

reflectionghost

reflectionghost says:

Hi! I bought one of these frames for my first build, and like some others, I'm going to use your project as a reference (and would be happy if it tuned out half as well as yours). I'm just wondering if you have any comments about the quality of your unbranded ebay seatpost, or indeed any thoughts on the vast array of unbranded carbon components available on ebay. Thanks for your time.

Posted about 5 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

it's working out well so far, no complain and definitely no issues. I've not much comments though i think there are alloy seatposts which might be lighter than this one that i'm using (can't remember the weight). But i did saw off the excess length that i didn't need.

Posted about 5 years ago

reflectionghost

reflectionghost says:

Thanks for the info. I'm going to go with carbon for comfort as the roads around here are pretty lumpy.

Posted about 5 years ago

fitibomba

fitibomba says:

Hi! I have just made my mind and ordered a nashbar carbon fork too. Havent found a better choice. I received the frame today and realized that it cames without rear hanger (dropout). Did yours came without it too?

Posted about 5 years ago

JoeH

JoeH says:

Hi - There is a post about the rear hanger further down this thread - its the HG014 type from the whooleyhatshop on ebay - cost about a tenner and fits fine

Posted about 5 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

Thanks JoeH

Posted about 5 years ago

JoeH

JoeH says:

Hi - How much did your Nashbar fork cost in total i.e. including shipping etc? Cheers - JoeH

Posted about 5 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

it was about 137singapore dollars with shipping

Posted about 5 years ago

fitibomba

fitibomba says:

Hi! Just bought one frame size 48 color black.
I am having some dificulties to build a low cost setup due to lack of 1in steerer forks. Besides nashbar have you found any other online stores that sells that kind of forks?Thanks

PS:Is the tube steerer threaded or non threaded?

Thanks and congrats for your ride

Posted about 5 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

It can be pretty tough some how to get cheap and good 1" forks as compared to 1-1/8" ones. The ones I got from Nashbar is non-threaded. So far, the Nashbar ones are the most affordable; I saw a straight fork by origin-8 on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Origin8-Carbon-... you can try and check it out!

Posted about 5 years ago

fitibomba

fitibomba says:

great thank for the tip

Abouth your steerer length how much have you needed? Sorry about all these questions but I am using your setup as benchmark :)

Posted about 5 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

it's okay man, no problem. steerer length needed as in? right now I have slammed my stem with a 5mm spacer on top of the stem. Is that what you're asking?

Posted about 5 years ago

fitibomba

fitibomba says:

It's the tube length needed because of stem+headset+frame headtube .

Posted about 5 years ago

khairi-omar

khairi-omar says:

About 8" of steerer length man

Posted about 5 years ago

JoeH

JoeH says:

Hi - I had the same issue re poor selection of 1in forks. There is the Nashbar one, Ribble Cycles do a 1in carbon fork too for £65 I think - both of these are threadless steerer. I ended up getting a chrome steel fork from Planet X for £25 - that one is a threaded steerer. Its a bit heavy and not too good at absorbing road buzz - so I may well end up changing to a carbon fork in the future. You do need a decent length of steerer tube on your fork, as the head tube is quite long on this frame. I went for a 270mm steerer and ended up cutting it down by about 25mm.

Posted about 5 years ago

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