The Kleinmachnower Max Walsleben is not only the younger brother of the reigning German cyclocross champion Philipp Walsleben, he is also fast on the road and on the cross bike. This year he is going into his second professional year and has found a sporting home with Team Stuttgart. The team is equipped by the Austrian bicycle manufacturer Simplon and can also rely on components from the traditional Italian company Campagnolo as well as saddles from Selle Italia and tires from Hutchinson. Against this background, the equipment on the GridCX- Frame set by Max Walsleben not.
A Simplon Zero AL7050 handlebar with a width of 42 is mounted at the front. This is combined with a 100 millimeter long stem, which also comes from the Austrians. With regard to the drive and the installed cantilever brakes, the Kleinmachnower can fully rely on the performance of an 11-speed chorus group. The gear ratio selected on the crank is typical of Cross. When we got the wheel in front of the lens, it had 46-tooth and 39-tooth blades respectively. What is exciting is that Walsleben runs a crank with a 130 pitch circle, which guarantees higher dirt resistance than compact cranks.
The built Bora One-Wheels actually come from the road range of Campagnolo. On fast cyclocross courses, however, they should hardly be inferior to the CX version of the Italians. In addition, thanks to their low weight of just 1350 grams, they push the total weight of the bike to under the eight-kilo mark at 7.900 grams. Also fitting: The Black Mamba CX from Hutchinson, which take up the profile of the tire counterparts widely used in MTB sports and are intended to guarantee smooth running.
Both the shift and brake cables are routed outside of the frame, allowing for easy maintenance. They also give the bike a rather classic touch. This is also underlined by the mounted Flite Titanium-Saddle from Selle Italia, which is 73,5 centimeters high on a vibrex- Perched seat post.