SaxMax Road Race (revisited)


This bike is one of the earlier bikes I built, serving as my dedicated road racer in the Summer of 2013. Built from RS SaxMax Lugs and Columbus double OS tubing, this bike has plenty of stiffness and style for an average size rider with the inclination toward the ‘feel of steel’.


Originally raced with a Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork, it has since been changed out for a NOS Reynolds UL fork and painted in ‘copper metallic’ to match.


It has a tight wheelsbase for nimble handling and the new Mercury S1 clinchers are wide enough to make the 26mm Panaracer Gravel King tires float over the roughest of pavement.


Since 2013, I’ve logged over 8,000 miles racing, climbing and descending all over the local Wasatch Canyons with this bike – still makes me grin from ear-to-ear.

Images by Gabe Mejia



Seat tube length (c-c) Top tube length (c-c) Seat angle Head angle Fork rake Chainstay length
54 55 73.5 73 5 40.5

Frame: SaltAir SaxMax Road Race, Columbus Double OS tubing
Fork: Reynolds UL carbon
Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
Stem: Thomson Elite X2
Handlebars: 3T Rotundo alloy
Brake: Tektro
Shift/Brake levers: SRAM Force
Rear derailleur: SRAM Force
Cassette: SRAM 1070 28-11T
Crankset: SRAM Force, 39/53T
Bottom bracket: SRAM GXP
Pedals: Time
Wheelset: Mercury S1 alloy clincher
Tires: Panaracer Gravel King, 26mm
Saddle: Fi’zi:k Antares
Seat post: Fi’zi:k Cyrano carbon, 30.6