The Samurai

The Samurai is my 4th frame – a fast road bike built for a very tall 196cm chap in Sydney.

The shoot

Specs

Frame

  • Tubing: Bamboo
  • Joints: fibreglass & carbon-fibre with steel inserts, seat-tube and head-tube, aluminium BB shell insert.
  • Drop-outs: Horizontal with derailleur hanger, laser-cut from stainless steel.
  • Frame weight is 2.5kg.
  • Build weight (w/o pedals): 10.3kg

Components

  • Handlebars: Ritchey Ergo
  • Stem: Ritchey Pro
  • Headset: Ritchey Pro
  • Fork: Ritchey Pro Carbon
  • Seatpost: Tifosi
  • Saddle: Ritchey Pro

Drivetrain

  • Cranks: Campagnolo Veloce, 170mm
  • Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce
  • Derailleurs: Campagnolo Veloce
  • Shifters; Campagnolo Veloce
  • Chain: Campagnolo Veloce

Wheels

  • Campagnolo Vento

Geometry

Here’s The Samurai’s vital dimensions:

  • HT: 72.5°
  • ST: 73°
  • ST (c-t): 600mm
  • BB drop: 68mm
  • CS:425mm
  • TT (c-c): 567mm