Every once in a while, we receive emails from readers that contain some very interesting bikes much like Eliflap’s custom Cannondale 29er. What started life as an already super light Flash hard tail got the custom treatment to become ridiculously light considering it is equipped with Di2 and a Lefty fork. In addition to some custom machining to mount the derailleurs, Eliflap’s bike features modifications to the frame, brakes, and more.
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Rather than use a K-Edge Ki2 Eliflap machined a custom derailleur hanger that spaces the Dura Ace Di2 derailleur far enough away to run an 11-36 XX cassette. In this shot you can also pick up on the hand sanded frame to reduce weight along with the custom drilling to run the Di2 wires internally along with the hidden internal battery.
In order to run the braze on Dura Ace 7970 front derailleur, another custom bit in the form of an S3 front derailleur mount was made. Front gearing is 2×10, 36-24 on a Cannondale Hollowgram SL MTB crank.
One of the main areas to be put on a diet, the bar/stem/steerer are all a custom one piece carbon unit from Schmolke which weighs a total of 200g! The Lefty also has a custom post mount disc brake adapter which is said to run 8g. All totaled the bike is said to weigh 7320g, or 16.14lbs.
Thanks for sending it in, Eliflap!