28 July 2010 - 22:39New Shoes
Bobke’s Niner AIR9 Crabon, size large, in Vanna White
Reba XX, 100mm w/the schmancy Hydroloc lockout
Avid XX brakes, 185mm up front, 160 out back
I9 geared wheelset with Stan’s Arch rims
Geax Saguaro tires
Edge Composites low rise bars and seatpost
Thomson stem and seatpost clamp
WTB Devo saddle
Ergon GX1 grips
Furley’s Noir cranks and 33t Rotor ring, Black Box GXP Cereamic BB*
Boone 19t cog with Endless Fibonacci spacer kit and Chris King lock ring
SRAM PC991 chain
Crank Bros Candy 2Ti pedals
A little excessive, maybe, but without builds like this, we slack into complacency.
Well, I’d have to say that I only got a short ride in on it today. The shop was going off gangbusters, and I didn’t really get a chance to put on the finish touches until right before I had to leave to get boy wonder from summer camp. I did get a quick ride to drop off some packages at Fed Ex up the street, and it was during this time I was very intrigued. It’s a feeling I call “stiffrent”.
Power transfer was immediate, step on the pedals and you are rewarded with forward movement. While riding over big cracks in the pavement, the bike displayed some compliancy that is more like a steel frame. I can’t wait to take it for a real ride in the woods!
Another thing I found out was that I can fit two full sized bottles on this bike. Booya.