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853 All-R(o)ad Sick Flames Touring Biek

All the niches. Drop bars are dead

Frame:
Raleigh Special Products 450 mtb frame, 21", Reynolds 853

Fork/Headset:
Thorn Raven twinplate, 50mm offset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino OX601D

Pedals:
DMR V6

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
XT 9sp 11-34 cassette / 46/30 rings

Derailleurs/Shifters:
XTR M950 rear derailleur, Ultegra CX50 front derailleur / Dura Ace 9sp bar end shifters, Jtek thumbie mounts

Handlebars/Stem:
Titec H-Bar / Thomson X4 90mm +10

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks Professional / RaceFace Evolve XC

Brakes:
XTR M950

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
WTB PowerBeam / XTR M950 / Compass Rat Trap Pass

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
WTB PowerBeam / XTR M950 / Compass Rat Trap Pass

Accessories:
Carradice Bagman & bags, Tubus Tara Big Apple low rider, SJS front rack, Wald 137, Gilles Berthoud 60mm 'guards (painted)

More Info:
3rd iteration, first with flat bars

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Mk2 - Monster Cross
  2. Mk3 - Drop Bars Are Dead

Added by TomvanHalen. Last updated over 1 year ago.

7 Comments

jon_one

jon_one says:

Super cool build. How do you like those Rat Trap passes? Any idea how much mileage you can rack up on them?

Posted 3 months ago

TomvanHalen

TomvanHalen says:

They actually lasted pretty well. I wouldn't be surprised if I put 2000 miles on them before I sold them on, and they weren't showing too much wear. But finicky in terms of pressures, but when you got it right they rode beautifully.

The bike is sadly retired now, it never really fit me properly

Posted 3 months ago

Redleaf

Redleaf says:

I just read about WTB PowerBeam. those rims are awesome. what an awesome wheelset.

Posted about 1 year ago

TomvanHalen

TomvanHalen says:

Utterly impractical but truly wonderful

Posted about 1 year ago

Redleaf

Redleaf says:

what a beautiful beast

Posted over 1 year ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Totally rad.

Posted over 1 year ago

pwebb88

pwebb88 says:

sick flames are indeed Sick!

Posted over 1 year ago