700C 46mm Depth Carbon Gravel Disc Wheels

Salsa-Warbird-v3-gravel-bike-with-LB-carbon-rims
carbon-rim-with-Schwalbe-G-One-Allround-tire
RR46C02-carbon-rim-with-38mm-Panaracer-G-King-tire

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David 2019/09/10

A few pics of my Salsa Warbird v3 gravel bike. The wheelset is the LB 46mm deep, 29mm wide and 22.5mm internal hookless carbon rim, 24 straight pull Sapim CX-Ray spokes f+r, brass nipples laced to Hope RS4 Hubs. I love these wheels. They make the bike look the biz in my humble opinion. But more importantly the bike rides amazing with these wheels and it just begs to go fast on off-road gravel decents, with nearly 70kph my record so far! I have fitted 40mm Schwalbe G-One Allrounds which measured 42mm at 35psi which were good. The wheels are currently wearing 38mm Paneracer G-King's tanwalls which measure exactly 38mm when you first set them up but eventually puff up to 40.5mm at 35psi! The groupset is Shimano Ultegra R8000 mechanical and has the RX805 rear clutch mech. I wanted proper off-road 2x sub-compact gearing, and a power meter. So my choice was the PraxisWorks Zayante Direct Mount crankset with 4iiii Power Meter and 48-32 Levatime chainrings. As I live in the UK, and although we don't really have big mountains, very little of the UK is flat, especially where I live near the Peak District, and so I need all the help I can get. I have taken advantage of the fact that the latest generation Shimano rear mechs will work with a lot bigger cassettes than they officially recommend and without mech extenders. I fitted an XT M8000 11-40 mtb cassette for excellent climbing capability when I have the bike fully loaded with bikepacking luggage. The chain is a KMC X11 SL Gold chain. For the cockpit I have a Salsa flared carbon Cowbell bar fitted to the brilliant Redshiftsports Shockstem. It gives an extra bit cushion from 20mm of vertical movement! I forgot to mention the Hope RX4 Brake Calipers and Hope rotors which are unbelievable with their wet conditions stopping power! Get these setup correctly and they are awesome and give me more modulation and power from than my Shimano mtb brakes. As I have some extra cushion up front I wanted the same at the rear so another awesome product from Ergon with their CF3 seatpost is fitted which gives up to 30mm fore-aft movement and helps reduce fatigue from vibration. My current saddle is the carbon railed Fabric Scoop shallow pro. I'm still looking for a saddle that is "comfortable" all day after 10hrs! My bottle cages are KingCage/Woolftooth Morsecage Titanium. The headset is a Cane Creek carbon. Peadals are Look S-track with custon titanium spindles with ceramic bearings. All bolts used titianium where possible. Well I think that's most of it so I hope that everyone likes it as much as I do and appreciate me posting the build spec. If you have any questions then fire away. Thanks.


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