Price: $2845 base.
Less with no wheels, more with carbons. Strategic upgrades also available.
Availability: In stock.
The build philosophy
When we created the Wheelhouse Max Perkins road bike build, we set out to deliver the best value possible. Instead of hitting a pricepoint or some other external cue, we equipped the bike with everything we’d spec if we were building a bike for ourselves. Which, of course, we were – we November folks ride and race on dead to the letter Max Perkins builds.
For the HOT BUNS Original Recipe, we took exactly the same approach, filtered for cross.
The gruppo is complete SRAM Force, which is normally outfitted with Avid Shorty 6 brakes. We upgrade the stoppers to Avid's outstanding Shorty Ultimates, a price increase well justified by their superior performance, adjustability, durability, and versatility. A bike needs tires, and a cross bike for racing might as well come with the ones that everyone uses anyway. Challenge Grifos and Fangos are as good as it gets, in your choice of tubular or clincher*. The cockpit is Ritchey WCS - bars, stem and 1-bolt post. And of course we dress it with our outstanding FSW wheels, in your choice of tubular or clincher.
The HOT BUNS Original Recipe is ready to win from the minute you put it together (please allow the glue on your tubulars enough time to dry, mkaythanks?).
*additional charge for tubulars. perfection costs.
Frameset: November HOT BUNS
Wheelset: Standard with November FSW CX or FSW 23. Upgrades to RFSW carbon tubulars available.
Shifters: SRAM Force
Cranks: SRAM Force BB30, 39/46.
Bottom Bracket: SRAM BB30
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force
Front Derailleur: SRAM Force
Brakes: Avid Shorty Ultimate
Chain: SRAM PC-1071
Cassette: SRAM PG-1070, choice of 11-25 or 12-27
Cockpit: Ritchey WCS Curve bar and Ritchey WCS 4-Axis
Handlebar Tape: SRAM Supercork. Upgrade to Lizard Skins DSP available.
Headset: November 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" tapered, with compression plug
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS. Upgrade to Ritchey WCS Carbon available.
Saddle: Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Flow. Upgrade to Selle Italia SLR XC available.
Tires: Choice of Challenge Grifo or Fango, clincher or tubular.
Misc: Headset spacers, cable hangers, F/D barrel adjuster
When you buy, you'll choose stem length, handlebar width, crank length, chainrings, cassette ratio, everythang. If you need help with sizing or have questions about upgrades, ask us here.
Shipping/handling for the HOT BUNS Original Recipe is $90. Bicycle arrives unbuilt and requires assembly. MD residents pay 6% sales tax.
Oh, the name? Read why we call it the HOT BUNS.