Steelman Cycles may no longer be in business, but Brent Steelman and his frame building shop were once based out of Redwood City, California. This custom-built Steelman Cycles cyclocross bike was the first bike to win the first Dirty Kanza, with Dan Hughes providing the power and navigation.
The inaugural Dirty Kanza 200 took place in 2006 with 34 entrants lining up. 2019 marked the 14th running of the DK200, so much has changed since those early formative years, particularly with bike design and technology.
The first bike to win the first Dirty Kanza 200 race is proof a cyclocross bike with cantilever brakes can get the job done.
Here are the basic details:
- Frame and Fork: Steelman Cycles custom cyclocross, Deda ZeroUno tubing
- Wheels: Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL with Bruce Gordon Rock & Road Tyres (assuming a tubed setup)
- Shifters: Campagnolo Record Carbon 10-Speed Ergopower
- Handlebars: Deda 215 Aluminium
- Stem: Deda Newton
- Front Derailleur: Shimano 600 Series 8-Speed
- Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Carbon 10-Speed
- Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 7410 with an unknown brand 50T chainring, 39T small chainring, square taper
- Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood Titanium (the video is incorrect)
- Cassette: Campagnolo Record / Chorus 12-25 10-Speed
- Chain: Campagnolo Hollow-Pin
- Saddle: Fizik (unknown model)
- Seatpost: Unknown
- Update since the post was made – see Dan Hughes’ comments below that provide some history of this beautiful bike.
The bike can be seen in person at Sunflower Outdoor and Bike in Lawrence, Kansas.