27.5″ Cross Country MTB
I owe this bike a great deal. Not only did it help building my confidence on Tig welding but it also gave me a part in the excellent Singletrack magazine. You can find the article on my blog following this link.
The idea with this build was to create a mountain bike that would be as versatile as possible: fast uphill and fun going down the trail!
Frame: Reynolds 853 front triangle, Dedacciai rear end
Construction: Tig welding
Fork: RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo air 27.5″ 100mm travel
Wheelset: Mavic Crossride 650B
Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Perf Dual Compound 27.5×2.25
Brakes: Shimano XT M785 160mm rotors
Seatpost: Dropper post Thomson Elite external 125mm travel
Saddle: Fizik Aliante with carbon rails
Groupset: Shimano XT M8000 double chainset 38/28 up front and Shimano XTR M9000 11-42 rear mech