FMF Pro XXL Custom bike:
|Pro XXL||26.8MM||73.5||70.5||21.50 ''||15.12 ''||38.45 ''||Euro||1-1/8" Threadless||3lbs 7oz|
Custom Bike build specs:
|Frame||FMF Pro XXL Aluminum|
|Fork||100% Chromoly Answer|
|Handlebar||S&M XLT Race|
|Grips||ODI Lockon LONGNECKS|
|Headset||FSA PIG HEADSET (Sealed)|
|Cranks||FMF 3pc Tubular Chromoly 180mm|
|Bottom Bracket||FMF Sealed Euro BB|
|Pedals||Shimano DX clipless pedals SPD|
|Rims Front||FMF PowerMoto|
|Rims Rear||FMF PowerMoto|
|Hubs Front||FMF PowerMoto Pro BMX Hubs 36h|
|Hubs Rear||FMF PowerMoto Pro BMX Cassette Hubs 36h|
|Spokes||Stainless steel 14g spokes|
|Tires Front||Intense MicroKnobby 20X2.125"|
|Tires Rear||Intense MicroKnobby 20x1.75"|
|Brake Levers||FMF Alloy|
Odyssey Slic Silver
Black with White and Silver
Filzner dB 4LW Wireless Cyclocomputer
22 lbs 2 oz
This is my second aluminum frame. The first was a Haro 3.0. This frame feels good and light and does not have much flex. I have been able to make the chain fall off a couple times in races and hopefully some tweaking has resolved that.
I like the bike overall but am used to a much lighter bike as my Revcore was 19/20lbs. I will change out tires and a few items in the months to come in the hopes that it will lighten up the bike a little and provide me with a more confident feel on the track. (done!)
The chainstay length is long on this bike which makes it harder to snap it out of the gate. My older chomoly bikes had 13-14" chainstays and that netted you with a quicker accelerating bicycle.
It handles predictably so far and has not thrown many surprises at me.
The carbon (umm Plastic?!?!) seatpost is not a good item. It became loose from just riding in the neighborhood and I have since had to lower it all the way down to regain control of the seat position.
The brakes work fine but I feel they too need some attention to fine tune them. I really miss the old Dia Compe Nippons I was used to running.
**** Update 4/23/2009 ****
I changed out the seat, seatpost, handlebars, stem and brake lever and tires and added a Redline chain tensioner. Lost a bit of weight in the process (1lbs 14oz). Will find out next tuesday how it handles on the track! Pictures show the updated bicycle now!