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Turbo.. standard

Finished and built up Ron’s Huntsman this past week – she ships out first thing Monday via Fedex. As I was wrapping the bars, which I always do last – just seems to put the lid on a build nicely – I was once again reminded of my old buddy Turbo. AKA TurboNerd… This brings to mind a fond memory. Every time I wrap a set of road handlebars, I’m reminded of a coworker I had the pleasure of working with who had the nickname of “Turbo”. I was introduced to “Turbo” when he moved from the sister store of the bike shop I worked in. He introduced himself, which I can’t recall his name, but then stated “but just ...

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Lynn’s Huntsman Di2 standard

Been a while as things have been busy juggling some design projects, getting thing sorted for the new 44 Bikes online shop thanks to some Big Cartel muscle and a lot of time on the phone with clients and customers. Somewhere in all that, I’m also getting bikes built! I don’t know how, but it’s happening. Hopefully the things return to a little more normalcy in August so I can have more focused time building. So it goes with being a one man operation. I can’t complain! And I think everyone will be really stoked with what I have been working on and have in store for all of you. Things are coming together and I can’t wait to share ...

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David’s Huntsman standard

Both Ron’s and David’s Huntsman builds are very similar. Both Force 22. Both Stan’s wheelsets and King and Thomson bits. Both sport racks and fenders. But Ron’s has a rear rack, David’s will have a front rack with a matching bag/tote. As I was waiting on fenders for both builds, I couldn’t finish up Ron’s until those came. The way fenders work, at least the ones I rely on, HONJO (IMO, these are THE best money can buy) they come un-drilled. So you can set them exactly where you want. But this also takes some care to make sure that the bridges are in the right locations balancing both tire clearance and fender balance visually. Form and function as they ...

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Ron’s Huntsman standard

A while back I received an enthusiastic email from Ron out in Portland, Oregon. Details were decided. Hands were shook. Specifications specified. His turn recently came up, so it was go time. Time to make some chips and build him his Huntsman. Room for 40mm tires if the desire should ever hit, it will live life mostly though with 32mm tires, fenders bobbed for a little flair when things get wet, a rear rack to carry heavy loads to and from work (or maybe for that beer run), Force 22 throughout with some Whisky No.7 up front for fork duties along with Thomson and King playing together nicely to round out this parts mix. Stan’s Iron Cross wheelset for the ...

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Swear to Shred… standard

44 Bikes Poster series 3 of 3. Available soon. I’m currently selecting paper and we’re deciding on quantities. Jason at Brainstorm has been a great help with this project. French Paper Co. will be providing the goods. Pop-Tone Whip Cream in a 100lb stock. Stoke levels are approaching critical mass on this project… More soon. Lot’s more soon. So don’t turn that dial kids. 44 Bikes is about to deliver. Big time.

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Long Travel 650b standard

Signed. Sealed. Delivered. Client came across the pond to pick it up. I couldn’t NOT take him out for a ride to break in his new custom 44 Bikes Long Travel 650b. I strung together a bunch of singletrack and made sure we hit some of the best DH runs local to the shop (saved a few for his next visit…). Here’s the finished product all spit shined. Enjoy. Sort of a mix of components: XTR Trail Brakes, XTR Cranks but built around Sram’s XD driver on Industry 9 hubs to mate up with Sram’s XX1 11 speed cassette, XX1 Shifter and XX1 rear derailleur. I9’s were laced by your truly to Stan’s ARCH EX 650b rims, 32 hole of ...

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Paul Components standard

I had the luck of “coming of age” during the 90’s and with that enjoyed the rise of the Mountain Bike with all of it’s anodized glory. My first mountain bike was a Trek 850 Antelope. My Dad took me over to T-Town Cycles in Trexlertown, PA. Popped in the door and I knew I had found my religion. The place oozed awesome. New bike smell and rubber poured from the depths. Of course this put the hurt on the want. You thrash your bike, you’re going to need to learn how to wrench it. I slowly began assembling a handful of tools. Trips back to T-Town and they invited me in the back for their head mechanic to show ...

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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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