The new mountain bike has been built. I have had this frame for nearly a year now just staring me in the face every day. I knew how I wanted to build the bike and exactly how I wanted it. I just never had the money. After building a few bikes already this year and paying bills yada yada....I finally saved enough to build my last bike for a while. I have WTB i23 frequency built with wheelsmith double butted spokes on Chris king ISO disc hubs. A single speed rear hub with a 17T cog with an 18T in reserve incase I need it. The BB is a chris king with Shimano Saint 170 cranks, salsa 34T blue ring with Salsa chain guard, XT pedals. The headset is a chris king with a thomson stem, on one mary bars, paul levers, and ergon gp1 grips. Salsa seatpost clamp with a thomson seatpost and brooks b17 saddle. The tires are specialized purgatory low knob at 29 x 1.95 with tubes for now and going to run tubeless later on. Avid bb7 brakes with standard 6" rotors front and rear. The cables are jagwire ripcords which feel great. The bike is dialed and I am looking forward to seeing some friend and racing with some madmen up at the chequamegon 100 on saturday. I will probably be a bit sketchy since this is a new bike and I don't have a lot of mountain bike miles in yet this year....but its going to be fun!! Report to come after the race!
- Cookie Fungus