Monthly ArchivesDecember 2014

44 Bikes : 1x Conversion How-To standard

I recently converted my wife’s 650b mountain bike to a 1×10 setup. With this conversion, we simplified her set up, dropped some weight and reduced some redundancy in gearing. I have a lot of people ask me how to convert a mountain bike’s drivetrain to a 1x setup, and I see a lot of the same questions coming online as well. So I’ve decided to kick-off a new series of “how-to’s” with a How to Convert your drivetrain to a 1x setup. Here’s her build as it sat post conversion: Overall, the conversion is rather simple. But what gets some people I think are some of the subtleties and the jargon involved. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get ...

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Huntsman : ORANGED standard

Greg’s Huntsman came back from powder earlier this week and after a short wait, the 110 Headset from Cane Creek arrived as well. This one’s a Frame, Fork, Headset and Collar headed out the door. Huntsman powder for this one is RAL2009, ENVE CX Disc Taper fork, Cane Creek 110 Headset and a Thomson seat post Collar. Room for 40mm tires too. This one turned out exceptionally well I think and that orange really brings the whole build together nicely. Here’s a few studio shots. Enjoy…

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Huntsman Out the Door standard

There was a few weeks worth of wait for one last component to arrive (ENVE CX Disc Taper Fork). That arrived early last week along with 3 others for current builds so I was finally able to finish up Paul’s Huntsman and get it shot in the “studio”. This one’s a pretty sweet little build sporting Sram Force 22, Avid BB7 Road cable actuated disc brakes, Thomson Post, Bars and Collar, Cane Creek 110 Headset, ENVE CX fork, and Stan’s new Grail wheel set rounds out the build. Thanks to all at Stan’s for FINALLY updating those wheel graphics. Much simpler and cleaner so for those wanting a little bit of graphic on the wheels, these sport some nice decals ...

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Epic standard

So it’s been raining a lot for the past 2 weeks here in the so called “Great White North”. We’ll get 1-2 inches of fresh powder to only have it warm up, then turn to rain and sleet. Not exactly fun conditions to be outside riding in. But that’s New England for you. We call them “New England Samplers” here at 44HQ. Those ones when one minute it’s sunny, next the temp DROPS and it gets overcast, then it starts snowing… Heavily, only to somehow warm back up again to change over to sleet, freezing rain and everything in between and/or beyond. So we’ve been getting a lot that lately. But I know it’s only a matter of time before ...

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Huntsman Ready for Paint standard

Just finished up a Huntsman this past week which is headed down to Circle A for some Jay Nutini paint action. What’s special about this one? Well, dedicated 1×11. ENVE CX Disc Taper fork painted to match. Chris King Sour Apple Headset, bottom bracket, and hubs with bands/details painted to match. Sram Force CX1 drivetrain. Just the essentials on this one. Oh, and room for 40mm tires. That’s a good finish. With the dedicated 1x setup, we also opted for internal cable routing of the rear brake via the top tube for a nice clean look. This one should be hot to trot. Here’s some pics to keep you warm at night from 44HQ: And finished ready to be packed ...

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