|17.9lbs of fun|
Once it was all together I almost fell over when I weighed it: 17.85lbs. Blimey! This thing is going to fly. A long commute to and from work today confirmed it is just glorious. Having forgotten to grab some pics before I reached the end of the trails in the morning, as I was having so much fun, I remembered to stop on my way home and grab a few quick pics while it's still shiney-new and before I get it too muddy.
|At rest at the top of a couple of miles of almost constant cimbing, and the bike loved it!|
|I love the clean look of a rigid singlespeed|
Yes, the brake hoses need trimming, I know!
|The component that dominates how the bike rides,|
the super light, all carbon, Syncros FL 29er CarbonFork
|Essential Syncros FL saddle to ensure smiles with my miles|
|Gratuitous top tube shot|
|Boring "from the other side" shot|
|Last shot, with tomorrow morning's commute (and climbs 2, 3 & 4) stretching out behind me|
I can't wait!
Frame: XXL Santa Cruz Highball
Fork: Syncros FL Carbon 29erHandlebar: Syncros FL Carbon
Stem: Syncros FL Stem 110mm
Seatpost: Syncros AM 1-bolt Seatpost 400mm
Saddle: Syncros FL Saddle
Grips: Syncros Deep Relief Locking Grip
Wheels: Notubes ZTR hubs on Crest 32H rims, black DT Revolution spokes, brass nipples
Tyres: Kenda Small Block 8 29er 2.1" run tubeless
Chainset: Shimano XTR M970 180mm
Brakes: Shimano XTR M970 Discs with Ashima 160mm rotors & ti rotor bolts
Pedals: Shimano XTR PD-M970 SPD
Singlepeed: 32:18 ratio + Surly Singleator