Nicely, right here we’re, the Masi Bicycles Incanto Ti dream construct is completed and able to trip. Undecided if you happen to keep in mind, however again in late September, I had an concept to start out a dream-build undertaking. As a Model Ambassador for Masi Bicycles, I reached out and requested the brand new Incanto Ti frameset to make use of because the platform for this construct.
The Incanto Ti is Masi’s titanium gravel/allroad providing. The bike comes full with a full Campy Ekar groupset, or as a frameset with a carbon Brunello gravel fork, headset, seat collar, and titanium seat put up. The frameset proved to be the proper canvas to “paint” my masterpiece of a “dream construct”. And fortunate you, you get to examine it right here on Bikerumor.
The thought for the dream construct was to make use of some componentry that may not be thought-about by most when doing a construct like this…like, say mechanical brakes and a mullet drive practice. After which trip it and overview the components on this software.
For the final couple o’ months, I reached out to manufacturers to take part within the construct and collected some superior components from some nice manufacturers. I believe it turned out wonderful!
The construct has been carried out for just a few days, and I’ve already squeaked out roughly 55+ miles on it to date… it rides nice!
I had a plan. And a few standards I needed to fulfill. I needed to:
- Attempt to preserve the whole bike (with pedals) underneath 20 lbs.
- Have the ability to use my favourite mechanical disc brakes.
- Construct utilizing zero carbon fiber components (apart from the fork).
- Use 700c wheels.
- Be snug for lengthy days within the saddle.
- Construct a gravel bike with a mullet drive practice (drop bar shifters = enterprise up entrance, and mountain bike gearing = get together within the rear).
- Run (a minimum of) a entrance dynamo mild.
Nicely, I nailed primary! I weighed it… with pedals, the empty high tube bag, and the pc mount and it weighed in at 19.2 kilos. I used to be actually happy with that, contemplating it’s a 58cm body, however I then realized that I left the software roll on the bike after I weighed it, so now I’m actually stoked!
The software roll had a CO2 cartridge, the Spurcycle Ti software equipment, A DynaPlug, and Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers. I haven’t weighed the bike once more, however I’m positive with out the software roll mounted, it’ll drop barely under the 19 kilos mark, I couldn’t ask for extra because the completed weight exceeds any/all of my expectations.
Let’s go over the components record.
I made a decision that I’m simply going to be relating the components used for the construct right here, displaying you ways they give the impression of being on the completed product. I might be doing a deep dive into all of those parts as I trip and overview all of them.
OK, let’s get began!
- On this case, the cockpit consists of the stem, bars and tape, and headset.
- Stem: Paul Elements, polished Boxcar Stem in 90mm x 15-degree rise
- Bars: Curve Biking, Walmer Bar, 500mm in width
- Bar tape: Curve Biking Walmer Bar Tape in black XL dimension (comes with the bars)
- Headset: Masi Bicycles home branded Token sealed bearing (comes with Incanto frameset)
The Masi Incanto Frameset comes with the Masi Brunello gravel fork, and there have been zero points with that fork. However I opted to run the brand new Rodeo Labs Spork 3.0 in its stead. The explanations for the swap? That, I’ll dive into through the overview of the brand new Spork 3.0.
The Shift/brake levers
Velo Orange despatched over the Sensah SRX Professional 1×11 shift/brake levers. They meet the required standards that I set… they work with mechanical disc brakes and pull cable for 11-speed Shimano mountain bike rear derailleurs. Within the phrases of the late, nice Stan Lee, ‘Nuff mentioned.
The wheels for this construct have been custom-built by Sugar Wheel Works out of Portland, Oregon.
The construct spec:
Positioned in San Diego, 5DEV was solely an hour or so away from the place I’m situated. So, after speaking to Will Talbott we determined it could be cool to drive down and watch these prototype Gravel Cranks get lower on the CNC machine for me whereas I waited. These cranks use the SRAM 8-bolt mounting and weigh in at 20-30 grams lighter than their Path/Enduro cranks.
I selected the Shimano XTR pedals as a result of, for my part, they’re one of the best pedals on the market. I nonetheless use the Shimano PD747 on my mountain bike and they’re 20 years previous with zero signal of quitting. The brand new XTR pedals have good mud clearance, are light-weight and look to be simply as bombproof as they’ve all the time been.
To me, there was just one pedal alternative for this construct.
The Backside Bracket
The BBInfinite BB86-PF-RD backside bracket is a one-piece aluminum-bodied backside bracket. I had by no means put in a press match BB86 backside bracket earlier than. Press becoming the aluminum right into a titanium shell was a bit daunting, however they despatched alongside their Grasp Software Set. That, with nice directions, made it fairly straightforward. And the cranks spin like buttah!
The Wolf Tooth 38t chainring (pictured above) is the spherical model. I simply swapped it for a similar dimension however with their Energy Trac Elliptical 10% ovalized chainring, pictured within the first and final picture on this article.
The Rear Cassette
In protecting according to aim quantity 6 of this construct, I selected to run full mountain bike gearing for this construct, and in my expertise (I’ve been working these on my mountain bikes for just a few years), there is no such thing as a beating the nice ol’ Shimano 11-46 XT M8000 cassette.
I’ll say, that for some motive, I’m not liking the 9-tooth soar from the 37t to the 46t. It’s a non-issue on my mountain bike. However, it may be an excessive amount of for this bike. I would change to an equal cassette that has a extra even step to the bailout gear. I would even simply run the 11-42 XT M8000 cassette, and name it a day.
The Rear Derailleur
Nonetheless staying with aim quantity 6, I selected the long-lasting Shimano XTR M9000, medium cage, rear derailleur. The Sensah SRX Professional shifters transfer it up and down the cassette with out difficulty. I gained’t be racing the bike, however protecting according to aim number one, I used to be pinching grams, and at 222 grams, the XTR suits the invoice and was notably feathery in my hand.
The Brake rotors
Including an extra splash of blue highlights down on the hub space, I selected to make use of the Hope Expertise Street 6-Bolt floating rotors. 160mm on each entrance and rear. I used to be slightly nervous as I had heard clearance on the Klampers may be a problem with the rivets contacting the brake’s physique. However, Travis at Paul mentioned that will’ve been a problem with tremendous early iterations of the Paul Klampers, however they’ve remedied that some time again.
They appear nice!
The Dynamo Mild
To align with aim quantity 7, I selected the Sinewave Cycles Beacon 2 for the dynamo mild. The Beacon 2 has fairly just a few refinements from the highly regarded prior-generation Beacon. I might be relating that in my overview of this little powerhouse of sunshine.
The Software Roll
The Software Saddle Roll was supplied by Street Runner Baggage out of Los Angeles. I might be overlaying what’s going into this software roll within the overview. I’m understanding some titles for the overview:
- “What’s in my Roll?”
- “Let’s put this Software in my Roll!”
- “Rollio, Pollio”
- “That is How I Roll”
- “Roll, Roll, Roll your Roll”
The Laptop Mount
Okay-Edge merchandise are CNC’d, American-made (by them), well-designed merchandise that add slightly bling to your steed the place you didn’t know you wanted it. So, naturally, they have been the corporate I selected to carry my Wahoo Elemnt ROAM on this dream construct. So easy, sturdy, elegant, and stylish. I really like good bike components!
The Okay-Edge Wahoo Aero ROAM Mount is the proper piece of equipment that places the Incanto’s cockpit on the subsequent degree.
What can I say about The Spurcycle Authentic Bell? It’s just about a easy, fantastically engineered, stunning, and purposeful piece of artwork on your bicycle. It’s a necessary a part of your cockpit, particularly if you happen to trip multi-user trails. It’s higher than yelling “LEFT” at everybody. It’s not obnoxious, however as a substitute, nice to the ears and loud sufficient to penetrate most headphones. I don’t trip my bike with out one, I’ve one on each single considered one of my bikes.
It’s made within the USA and has a assure for all times.
The Deal with Bar Bag
The handlebar bag is the Burrito Supreme Handlebar Bag by Street Runner Baggage. I’ve but to make use of it, however it positive appears to be like good on the bike, plus it’s matchy-matchy with the Software Saddle Roll.
I might be reviewing and evaluating two units of tires on this bike. The Ultradynamico Rosé Race within the 700×42?? would be the first one up and mounted. Thus far it rides fairly nicely. The second is the Rene Herse Hurricane Ridge Endurance casing in 700×42. I might be swapping these in after placing just a few hundy on the Ultras.
The Bottle Cages
When it got here time to choose what cages I needed to make use of, I selected the King Cage Titanium Cages. I requested three cages, as I might be utilizing two mounted within the entrance triangle and one mounted underneath the down tube. These are hand-bent and welded in Durango, Colorado by Ron Anderson in his basement store, with USA-sourced titanium tubing. They weigh in at a scant 25 grams every.
The Brooks B17 has been in manufacturing since 1866. It’s the one saddle I exploit… on all of my bikes. The B17 Particular has the identical leather-based building because the common B17, however comes with hand-hammered copper rivets, a particular facet stamp, and hand-skived decrease flaps. I selected the B17 Particular Titanium model which has the entire different options because the B17 Particular however comes with titanium rails and body meeting… good for a dream construct.
The Element Bits and Ending Touches
Each Wolf Tooth and Velo Orange, together with their larger contributions, despatched me some nice little components to deal with the small print and ending touches of the construct. Wolf Tooth despatched over their Titanium Bottle Cage Bolts within the oil slick shade, Seatpost Clamp in blue, with the upgraded gold Titanium Bolt Improve. Additionally they despatched their Alloy Bar Finish Plugs in blue anodized.
And for the of entirety, Velo Orange despatched me a number of the Cable Cherries by Forrager Cycles, some actually cool Brass Housing Finish Caps for each brake housing, and shift housing.
Nicely, I’m stoked that the construct is completed, and I’ve achieved all of my objectives on this construct. Thanks to Masi Bicycles and the entire manufacturers that participated on this construct.
Bear in mind it’s OK to trip what you need, the way you need. That’s it.
I’ve already began placing some miles on the bike and I’m trying ahead to getting again right here and writing my opinions. Keep tuned!
Disclaimer: Ron is a Model Ambassador for Masi Bicycles, which supplied the frameset for Ron’s Dream Construct Venture.