Amanda has a new bike
|New bike for Amanda|
|my not so little girl anymore :)|
|10-10-10 first dance|
Back to the title of this post, yes I bought another bike. Although my old fat bike has found a new home and hopefully the second wheelset I built will too.
Why a new bike?
A couple of reasons, the main ones were as follows;
It was getting pretty embarrassing parking the competitions bike outside of work, especially as the competition is across the road from where I work,
I really wanted a lighter bike that could take bigger tyres (Old bike could pretty much only take a 4" tyre).
What did I get?
I bought a Borealis Yampa X01 build but added carbon cranks to the stock package and bought some carbon rims direct from china. I also purchased some custom orange items to brighten up the bike.... thanks to Becker gear for the great frame bag
|Bike Build in progress|
My bike weighs under 25# with Specialized Ground Control tyres (4.6"), If I put on the Dillingers I have from last year I think I should be sub 24# which is 6# lighter than my 9:Zero:7 from last season.
What am I planning to ride this season?
My goals are to build mileage and get comfortable riding longer distances and overnights in winter conditions.
And that is pretty much it well apart from some nice photos of the bike out in the snow right :)
More posts when I get around to it.
|Blue sky day riding with Kevin|