Personal setups » stappy’s divide rig


I built this Scott scale in January as my every day race bike, with the Divide in mind. Racing it all spring with 2 inches of extra steerer tube, always answering the ” why don’t you cut that remarks”. First 29er,  I’m embarrassed by how much I like it. Xtr triple, 11- 27 road cassette, enve wheels, ends up at  20 lb even for the bike as a starting point. I asked Scott the superstar at the Porcelain rocket to push his limits a bit weight wise. Handlebar wrap and seat bag are cuben fiber based. I’m a bottle guy, so that’s the basis of the frame bags. Areobars are mounted on a 4″ piece of aluminum tubing mounted to a 40 degree, 50mm stem. A machinist friend made me a recessed, centered gps mount. I fashioned articulating led flashlight mounts from generic tail light mounts. Lots of borrowing ideas, adding a few of my own. I think this would be the love child if Erik Lobeck’s bike and Matthew Lee’s bike hooked up. Built for comfortable speed.

Comments (8)

AntisthenesJune 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I really like the frame bag! Custom? I am wanting something similar on my road bike, since it is a shame to have all the open space, apart from the bottles, in the centre triangle wasted.

YagiJune 12th, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I am totally in agreement with your choice on the bags – Scotty the Hottie at Porcelain Rocket makes some good stuff. I had a full set made by him as well earlier this year. He keeps excellent penpalship throughout the process, knows his beer, and is clearly a never-nude. Honestly, though, he is a great person, craftsman, and cat-lover. One of us’ll have to get a good review up of his goods.

riverfeverJune 12th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Really well thought out rig. Can you tell me more about the map case?

MattJune 20th, 2012 at 5:33 am

Nice looking rig and setup…good luck out there!!

PhilJune 21st, 2012 at 7:30 am

Looks great Craig, very well thought out. I’d be interested to hear how it went for you on the trail with your kit. You’re really killing it out there!

2wheelerJune 25th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Nice ride on the TD Craig. One serious effort.

Did you use the lowest gear often or do you think a 2×10 might work? What about wheels and tires? Tubless, Stan’s or Tubes?

I noticed that Ollie was rigid, do you consider the front fork a necessity for the TD, or is it something that you wanted for racing?

How did your water work? Was 3 bottles enough, or were there times that you really had to ration?

CraigJuly 3rd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Used every gear of the triple. I had an 11-27 road cassette. I like the tighter ratios for the long road stretches. I think having a sus fork is a big advantage. I also had a 2 litre bladder for the longer parts, 4.25 lt total capacity. Used it more than I planned. Maybe five times. It was just right but consider your speed, efficiency etc.

MarkAugust 12th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I really like your aerobar setup. Being tall, I’ve noticed that when I mount them right on the flat bars, I’m hunched too much. I never cut my steer tubes and now have a solution!

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