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Wraith Fabrication Hustle

I'm in love with an inanimate object...

Frame:
Wraith Hustle (medium)

Fork/Headset:
Whiskey/FSA Orbit

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Ultegra 6800/Chris King

Pedals:
Look Keo Carbon

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Ultegra 6800

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Ultegra 6800

Handlebars/Stem:
Thomson Carbon with MASH SF Topo Tape and MASH SF bar plugs/Thomson X2

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fabric Scoop Flat Pro/Thomson Elite

Brakes:
Ultegra 6800

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+ Son Archetype 20h/Industry Nine/Zipp Skewer/Gatorskin 28c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+ Son Archetype 24h/Industry Nine/Zipp Skewer/Gatorskin 28c

Accessories:
King Cage Stainless Bottle Cages/Yanco & Tracko Ramblin' Roll

Added by tinj. Last updated almost 3 years ago.

10 Comments

sheepdog84

sheepdog84 says:

looking at moving from my cervelo R5 to this frameset this spring... any more thoughts on longterm ownership and ride quality?

Posted about 2 years ago

tinj

tinj says:

Wow sorry for the delayed response. To preface, I have no experience with carbon frames to compare your R5 but would imagine that my Hustle is heavier. That said, I couldn't be happier with the Wraith. I feel like it was built precisely for the type of riding I'm doing which is a mix of suburban and rural, 2-3 hours in the saddle 2-3 days a week, 90% paved, 10% gravel and dirt. It's comfortable for long medium paced rides and handles gravel deftly (28's are heavy but incredible). At the same time it feels very much at home riding hard for 3+ hrs with a club. Something that's taken a bit of getting used to, my medium with 28's, using Giro Trans E70 shoes has some pretty serious toe over lap. I have also come to accept that the paint is going to get chipped, I don't baby it and nail polish is a necessary investment to keep surface rust at bay. To be honest I don't mind the battle scars.

Posted about 2 years ago

sheepdog84

sheepdog84 says:

no problem! Thanks for the response. Yeah, the whole paint thing is going to bug me a bit, so i'll probably keep riding what i have.

Posted about 2 years ago

kill_choi

kill_choi says:

I totally get why you're in love with this.

Posted over 2 years ago

bausworldwide

bausworldwide says:

Awesome man - Wraith are sick.

Posted almost 3 years ago

tinj

tinj says:

Appreciate it, your Indy Fab CX is rad!

Posted almost 3 years ago

iStone

iStone says:

Swap those Gatorskins out for some 4 Seasons. Just as durable and ride 1000x's better. Looks great by the way!

Posted almost 3 years ago

tinj

tinj says:

Thanks, I've read they are a more touring/training oriented tire compared to the Gatorskin which is a dedicated road tire (80% of the riding I do). What makes them better?

Posted almost 3 years ago

jtbadge

jtbadge says:

Looks really nice. Worth the wait?

Posted almost 3 years ago

tinj

tinj says:

Thanks! I couldn't be happier with the frameset. The ride is incredible, very forgiving on rough terrain/gravel but still extremely responsive. I can corner better on this bike than anything else I have ever ridden. Aesthetically, the welds are nice and the flat grey looks rad.

Posted almost 3 years ago