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Old 05-10-2018, 05:19 PM
kppolich kppolich is offline
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Cross is Always Coming! 2015 Raleigh RXS Belt-Drive SSCX

Picked this up from a friend and have some plans to make it a little lighter and have it as my main CX bike for next year. I'll keep my traitor in the pits if needed.

Size 56
i9 Wheels/Hubs (debadged)
Older SRAM RED carbon crank coming
Zipp Service Course Beyond Black Bar, Stem, Seat Post coming as well
Black/Pink Supacaz Tape
Fizik Arione Saddle
I'll also throw a fresh set of MXP's on when the season arrives with latex tubes


Stock Photo:

http://community.raleighusa.com/bike...bikes/2015-rxs

As it currently sits:



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Old 05-10-2018, 08:36 PM
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'Cross always sneaks up on me, and you're gonna be ready with a rad set up.
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:38 AM
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Love it. I really want belt drive but I'm not willing to commit to SS on the road. It would take one windy day along the coast to make me regret it.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:55 PM
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Still waiting on the stem and seat post to round out the build. Picked up a pair of force cx1 hydro levers and post mount makes locally and covered up the red on the crankset with a little pink vinyl to keep the color theme going

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:22 PM
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I recently tried SS and it wasn't for me, but anything belt-drive is just sooo cool and sexy.

I am fascinated by them.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:28 PM
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Just waiting on tape an pedals. Oh and a new BB since the GXP spindle is special and 22mm and 24mm DS/NDS

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Old 05-16-2018, 11:28 AM
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Awesome. It's never to early to start thinking about cross!
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:59 PM
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So awesome. The regular 68 width Red cranks fit fine? I have the newer version of the RXS and had to use the 73 (wide./mtn) width of the s900 to make it work.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:08 PM
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the older 10sp red gxp cranks fit fine with the excentric BB that is on there. Except the SRAM and other TruVativ GXP-compatible cranks, including my new crank, step down on the non-drive end to a diameter of 22mm. I ordered a new sram GXP bottom bracket and will install it tonight. Silver, but oh well. and this tape:
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:31 PM
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Nice project. What are you anticipating the total weight to be once complete.
How is the belt effected by mud/snow in inclement weather? Any positive or negative over a chain drive train.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:00 PM
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I have a 2017 version of the RSX (with chain as opposed to belt drive). Thinking about ditching the original BB for a Wheels Manufacturing eccentric BB. Curious if you had any issues removing the original eccentric bb? I purchased mine new and have been riding for a few months as a commuter. Just tried tensioning the chain for the first time, and no dice. BB wouldn't budge. I'm worried that the quill is seized inside the BB as I can't tension the chain. Did you have any similar issues with the original build?
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:53 PM
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Haven't actually ridden it outside yet. The weight I would guess is somewhere 16lb range and I've heard the belt sheds mud and water much better than a chain with plates and pins.

The stock EBB is easy to remove, this one came out pretty easy. The trick was to back out the hex bolt almost all the way and then tap it with a hammer to push the EBB out of the shell.

I just ordered this (LINK BELOW) EBB to see if it was any narrower to get the cranks to spin a little more freely compared to the stock EBB which had the cups set at 73mm which did not play nice with the SRAM GXP road axle.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Bushnel...53.m2749.l2649

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Old 05-23-2018, 07:21 PM
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Got a new BB installed, but managed to somehow strip my crank arm bolt so now i get the pleasure of ordereing a new one and a 16mm hex to remove the old one. All good now with MXPs, still need to install the tape.



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Old 05-24-2018, 04:35 PM
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Curious if you had any issues removing the original eccentric bb? I purchased mine new and have been riding for a few months as a commuter. Just tried tensioning the chain for the first time, and no dice. BB wouldn't budge. I'm worried that the quill is seized inside the BB as I can't tension the chain. Did you have any similar issues with the original build?
I found the stock EBB to be a little tough to work with - need to get good at tapping the wedge loose with the bolt (don't hit too hard and damage the threads). Always regrease EBB when going back in.

For the new Bushnell BB - did it affect chainline or crankarm clearance?
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:16 PM
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I found the stock EBB to be a little tough to work with - need to get good at tapping the wedge loose with the bolt (don't hit too hard and damage the threads). Always regrease EBB when going back in.

For the new Bushnell BB - did it affect chainline or crankarm clearance?
Agreed that it took a decent tap and the threads are sensitive so less is more with force.

The new BB is very nice. The wedge is well designed and it installed perfectly. No major differences in chain line or crank arm interference with the frame. I'll grab some more pics when the crank arm bolt comes in this weekend
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