Every decision we made was informed by how the bike was going to perform.
“If it’s not going to improve the riding, don’t do it.” I told myself through the process of this first ever frame.
1×11 for clearance and one less thing to break. Thru axle front and rear. Immense cassette for the longer hills. Mechanical discs — easy to look after by myself. Integrated headset to leave enough room to braze that small bicycle. And no filed fillets. When I’m in the red from the gun, I’ll never notice whether the joints are smooth or not. The people racing me won’t either.
That bike saw me through 3 peaks, Belgian CX racing and Local leagues. Together we won a few races, got a bunch of new scars and explored a lot of woodlands. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Tube set– Columbus Zona,
Paragon Hooded Thru axle dropouts
Fork– Whisky Parts Co
Groupset– Sram Force CX1
Finishing Kit – Fizik
Handmade Wheels by Seabass Cycles:
Hubs – Hope Pro 4, Rims – DCR, Spokes – Sapim CX Ray, Tyres – Specialized Terra Pro