I’ll start off with the two bikes I spend the most time on. While being probably the most ‘boring’ of my bikes geo wise, they far and away get the most use.
built - March 2021
mileage - 4725 km
I love this bike so much. I have long loved xc, and living in Vic means I can ride three trail networks from my front door. All three zones are quite techy, undulating, and lacking of climbs over 30 min haha
I borrowed the hta and sta from the SC Blur I was riding at the time, only extending the reach out to cut the 110mm stem down to a more modern 80mm haha. It’s got a pf30 bb shell with an eccentric bottom bracket installed so I can play with bb height and single speed it if I really want to. Currently the bb is set to the lowest position in line with the seat tube.
I normally ride it without a dropper gasp and truthfully prefer it that way. The dropper undeniably livens it up on the descents, but it’s stiff as heck - I will be going back to my ti post soon.
hta - 69°
sta - 75°
reach - 475
stack - 613
cs length - 435
bb height - 310
travel - 100
Photo from todays ride
Summer set up
Bike packing set up
built - December 2021
mileage - 2700 km on Strava, probably 1000 or so missing
I wanted a bike that was comfy, quick and most importantly had bags and lights bolted to it. Something I could lock up at the grocery store or post office and not worry about too much. Because of the lights and fenders being mounted full time, it’s also become my de facto winter road bike.
The carbon isp was totally unnecessary for this build but I really wanted to try it out. It’s a 27.2 tube from rockwest so that I could use a normal seat tube for the ‘lugs’ and topper. The rest of the tubes are all fairly undersized and have a decent amount of flex under me.
In the summer it is set up with an 11-34 cassette, but in the winter I set it up single speed. My commute is 20km round trip, most of which is on pea gravel path - add that to 6 months of rain and you’ve got a drivetrain destroyer.
The paint is heavily inspired by the best looking f1 car of all time - bwt / force India. It’s even got some bwt logos hidden inside the fork haha
hta - 73°
sta - 73°
tt - 580
st - 590
stack - 580
bb height - 260
cs length - 425+
I’ll throw up my enduro mtb and skatepark bike at some point as well!