Andrew came to us while riding a Moots Vamoots super light 6/4 titanium frame. He was wanting the same lightness as his current steed with similar handling. The material of choice for Andrew was a Columbus XCR, their top of the range tubeset. The riding Andrew is doing is around Williamstown, Massachusetts and Saranac Lake, NY. It’s quite hilly around that neck of the woods so the request was to have the frame as light as possible, given we were using steel. This was another reason to go with Reynolds 953. The tubes are so light that some have a wall thickness of just .3mm (scary light, some would say).

We really went to town, specking out this build with parts including: Campagnolo Record H11 Hydro, Campagnolo Bora DB clinchersEnve finishing kit and Chris King. Some would say that you don’t get much better than this!

This was our first build with the new campagnolo H11 disc group set. We were very impressed with the quality of this bit of kit. We think that the time it took them to come to market with disc brakes was well worth the wait.

From the onset Andrew had his heart set on having a full polished finish, one of the most challenging finishes out there. Because the stainless steel is such a hard material, it’s really difficult to get out all the markets from making the frame. We are very happy with how this turned out, even though our fingers may disagree.

We wish Andrew many happy miles on his new steed in his home town of Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Columbus XCR

Construction method

Fillet brazed with 33% silver


Campagnolo Record H11 Hydro disc


Enve road disc


Campagnolo Bora DB clinchers

Finishing kit



Chris king

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