Wednesday, March 13

New UL touring and bikepacking rig


Was supposed to ride this 200 miles down to Athens Ohio today, but the weather disagrees. Will have to drive down. :(

Trek Cronus Ultimate carbon frame
Whiskey carbon wheels / DT 240 hubs
Ultegra 34x50 crank and front der
Shimano 105 shifter
XT rear derailleur
Sram 12x32 cassette
Bontrager race lite handlebar, RXL stem, carbon seatpost
Time ATAC pedals
WTB Happy medium 40mm tires
AVID shorty brakes

And of course a full compliment of Revelelate Designs Frame bags.

Thursday, March 7

Adventure touring bikes at NAHBS 2013


Nice. Can't believe how the bikepacking / adventure touring thing is taking off. New bikes makers I've never even heard of. Makes me happy to see so many Revelate Designs bags, drop bars, aerobars because noone has thought of something better for the bivy roll, fork mounted wb cages, disc brakes, no racks.

Drivetrains all over the place, single speed, internal hubs, belt drive, traditional mountain drivetrains.