Grinduro XC MTB
Go hardtail or go home.
Winner of the Public’s Choice – Grinduro 2017
Commissioned by Bicycle Academy to “Design.Build.Race” the prefect Grinduro
bike – alongside Donhou, Feather and Shand.
The bike is built as a prototype rig, around a Works Component angle headset, allowing me to try out different head angles.
The Zona 29r bent down tube gives me lots of room to clear the RockShox forks crown, and the rear is kept tight and close whilst still full of clearance around the 27.5 wheel. Rear end is spaced for Boost and everything comes together nicely on a T47 bb shell. Solid!
Bottle bosses cable routing down the down tube allow to swap the Reverb dropper for a rigid post when long adventures call. Maintenance will be also super easy that way.
Colourburn Studio on the paint. The Grinduro purple mixed with the Mercredi yellow make for an eye popping colourway. The frame is covered in long arms giving hand-signs. When you look through the SID, you can see everything is A-OK.
Tube set– Columbus Zona, Syntace dropouts
Fork– RockShox SID
Groupset– SRAM Eagle GX
Finishing Kit – Zipp, Truvativ, Fabric
Bearings – Works Components, Rideworks
Wheels – Sram Roam 60, Clement FRJ
More about the bikes on The Radavist
Photos – Kyle Kelley and Robin Godden