Like most retro projects this one has been on slow cook for a while! I got the frame last summer from a guy in California - now a member here as I saw an opportunity to recreate my last 'race' bike from BITD. I raced every weekend for four years from 1990-1994, everything from local cyclo-cross races, NPS XC and Grundig WC events and all bar two races were on a DBR Axis in various guises. I just loved the ride - and they fitted me so well. The best of the lot was a Team Ti with XT 737 which my dad kindly sold for me a few years later for Â£500! Thanks dad
When building this I wanted it to be a regular rider and that dictated some component choices - namely the forks, White Bros being very stiff, and the full XTR M950 groupset. No CNC anodised kit here. No NOS M900. Oh - and just about every piece ot Titec titanium I could lay my hands on. Titec finishing kit is the law with a DBR build, just ask Jango!
Frame 1995 DBR Axis TT 21"
Fork White Bros SC70UL
Stem Titec Titanium 140mm, 0 degree
Handlebar Titec Titanium
Brakes Shimano XTR M950 V's
Cantilever cable hangers n/a
Brake Levers Shimano XTR M950
Shifters Shimano XTR M950
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR M900
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR M950 Medium Cage, Rapid Rise
Cassette Shimano XTR M950 11-30 Titanium
Chain Shimano IG-91
Cranks Shimano XTR M950
Chainrings Shimano XTR M950 26/36/48
Bottom Bracket Shimano XTR M952 cartride, 112.5mm
Pedals Ritchey Ti SPD, "SID blue"
Quick Releases Mavic steel
Rims Mavic Crossride
Hubs Mavic Crossride
Tyres Onza RIP and RAIL, skinwall, NOS
Seatpost Titec Titanium, 27.0
Weight 22lbs! (could lose a bit)