Van Nicholas : Tuareg

650b – 27.5″ 1*11 setup

Updated : Version 2018


Following my last posts concerning the Van Nicholas Tuareg frame build, this is my latest post with all modifications as there have been quite a few

2018 : My retirement year and so I have a little more time on my hands, also I’m going to do the Roc d’Azur again in Fréjus , south of France in October so I need to get some serious training in.

Basically the modifications from my older posts are going to a one * eleven setup, changing my Magura fork to a 2018 RockShox, and also adding a dropper seat post (Ok so I’m a ‘scaredy’ cat when riding down hill)

–For complete build details :

Van NicholasFrame : Van Nicholas Tuareg Ti, weight 1.76 kilos
Fork : Rockshox RL SID 100mm, weight 1, 57 kilos
Wheels : Handbuilt NoTubes Crest, Duke King Kong Hubs, with CxRay sapin spokes & DT prolock hexa nipples, weight 1.38 kilos the pair
Seat post : Dropper ROCKSHOX REVERB Remote Matchmaker left
Brakes : Hope Tech X2, 160cm front, 160cm back with Hope matchmakers. Sadly no more matchmakers from Hope as they don’t make them for the tech X2 and the XTR shifter version 2018
Gears : Cassette XT M800 11 speed. Shimano XTR M9000 Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur and Shimano XTR SL-M9000-I Rapidfire back shifter
Drive train : SRAM XO with a X-Sync Direct Mount 6mm Offset 11V 32 chainring. Chain XTR
Components : Race Face stem and handlebars, Chris King headset, XTR pedals
Tyres : Front : Maxxis Icon (changed from a Hutchison Cobra) . Back : Maxxis Crossmark
Saddle Brooks Ti C3

Total weight with pedals 11.20 kilos

2018 : So have done a couple of hundred kilometres so far on this new setup. Riding 1 * 11 is fun, going kill my legs when I do the Roc, but here where I live its just fine.

RockShow RL SID version 2018

RockShox RL SID version 2018