Monthly ArchivesMay 2014

A good spot… standard

Been ending my rides as of late in this field which overlooks Mt. Monadnock. The locals call it “the Wagonwheel” as the field acts like the hub as many trails “spoke” off in different directions from it. So you can pretty much start and end here depending on which trails and links / loops you ride. But ending in the field seems to be a favorite of mine where you crest a hill in the woods, this field hidden from view to your right. Climb up and out of a small valley in the woods and make a right hand turn which faces this field and you head out of the tree line which is bordered by a large rock ...

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Huntsman : Shimano Ultegra Di2 Equipped. standard

Next one up is a Shimano Ultegra Di2 Equipped Huntsman. Actually, the next 3 builds are all Huntsman’s. Tis the season I suppose. This one is actually for my wife Lynn so it’s a bit special. All the bikes are special naturally, but this one is a touch more special for obvious reasons. It’s been months in the planning and she waited for her turn just like all of my clients do. Should be a nice tight little build with hydraulic disc brakes, Di2 electronic shifting, room for 35mm + tires and 11 speed drivetrain. A mix of components from Thomson, Cane Creek and Enve will round out the build. This will most likely see it’s workhorse effort clocking in ...

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Wilderness Trails Bikes : Nano 40mm’s standard

So a while back, I received an email from Wilderness Trail Bikes: We’ve got a set of Nano 40mm’s with your name on them… What’s your address? Giddy up cowboy! Long story short the good folks at WTB were looking to get a bunch of different riders from the “industry” on their new reissued Nano’s in a size 40mm width. Not every day I’m asked to review some kit so I was pretty stoked they considered me. They arrived at 44HQ compliments of the Man in Brown. All work halted and on they went. They replaced a set of Stan’s Raven 35mm’s. One thing about the Stan’s Ravens: great tire at the 35mm width but a ROYAL PITA to set ...

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Long Travel 650b standard

Finished up a long travel 650b this past week. This one will be picked up by the owner who’s flying over from England to visit family in NH of all places and then swing by the shop with riding duds to go for a shake down ride on my local trails here by the shop. We’ve been planning this from the very start, so it will be very nice to put a name to a face and take advantage of the occasion to share trails and good times. Just one of the many options I’m always open to if the client would like to pick up their bicycle. This one will sport a mix of components from Chris King, Industry ...

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