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All-City Space Horse

Adventure Rig.

Frame:
All-City Space Horse / 61cm / 2015

Fork/Headset:
Stock / VP Comp

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
White Industries VBC 44t/28t / Shimano UN26

Pedals:
Shimano SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano 105 11-32t Cassette / KMC X11 Chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano 105 5800 Front/Rear / Shimano 105 ST-5800 Shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
FSA Vero Compact / 3t ARX

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fyxation Pilot / Thomson Elite

Brakes:
TRP CX9

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype / Shimano 105 / WTB Nano

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype / Shimano 105 / WTB Nano

Accessories:
Cinelli Macro Splash Handlebar Tape / Generic Bottle Cages / Tubus Tara Lowrider Rack / Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Handlebar Bag / Ortieb Front-Roller City Panniers / Revelate Viscacha Seat Pack / Revelate Tangle Frame Bag / Topeak Road Morph Pump

Bike History

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

  1. Pre Light-touring
  2. Touring Setup
  3. Tour Across Wisconsin
  4. Gimme a brake!
  5. Gearin' Up ...or Down.
  6. Weekend Touring Setup

Current Stage Info:

Setup for 3-6 day excursions around the state in luxury.

Added by m_sobie. Last updated 10 months ago.

Latest 20 Comments

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bozboz

bozboz says:

Nice bike! I got one and need to upgrade the cantis. What tyre/fender combo are you using under the trp cx9s?

Posted 2 months ago

ayyyyy

ayyyyy says:

that fuel bottle rig-up is something else

Posted 10 months ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

The Space Horse would benefit from a third water bottle mount. Having a large enough frame, I clamped a third bottle cage to the downtube and secured the bottle with a bungee. Works great!

Posted 10 months ago

likeworriedfire

likeworriedfire says:

Oh my gosh, this rules! So glad to see other taller bikes on here, haha. Rad build; I'm thinking I might pick up some TRP brakes as an upgrade from my Avid Shorty 6s, though I think the Avid brakes are suiting me fine for the time being.

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man. Tall bikes are the best bikes! (Mainly because I can ride them, hah) If you're ever dissatisfied with the braking ability of your Avids, TRP surely won't disappoint!

Posted over 3 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

+1 on those trp's.
I had trp mini v's on my nature boy and they felt great. Not sure how well they work with shifters, as I've modulation is kinda tricky sometimes. Hows your experience been, sobie?

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Well, the braking power is amazing, but I'm sure anything would be compared to the old Tektro cantis. Modulation in the levers seems to be spot on for me. In order to obtain this, I had to position the pads tight to the rim (~1mm). This allowed for immediate contact of the pads, providing a good range for light braking while maintaining that ability to lock the wheels before hitting the lever to the handlebar.

I also have these on my Cross Check, and they felt completely different at first. But I ran those with flat bars and brand new Archetypes, so I'm sure those factored in significantly. A slight tug on the lever would lock the wheels immediately. However, as the coating on the braking surface wears on the rims though, modulation is improving.

I guess TRP discontinued the CX9s though, which supposedly work better with Shimano shifters, whereas the CX8.4s are designed with SRAM in mind. It'd be interesting to compare the two with the same levers.

This is my third set of TRP brakes (Spyre SLC on my Nature Boy), and I've gotta say that I prefer the performance they provide compared to my other bikes' brakes.

Posted over 3 years ago

simplicated

simplicated says:

Space horse course to course

Posted over 3 years ago

moose

moose says:

i was sure i had left a comment on this bike before but maybe not, anyway this bike is awesome and i'm stoked for you and your future tours!

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man. I definitely have a few trips lined up for this summer already. This semester is taking forever! Ugh!

Posted over 3 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 3 years ago

altarunner

altarunner says:

Every single one of your rides is on point my man. Much admiring to be done. What's the longest (geographically) you've adventured on the Space Horse?

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! The longest ride I've gone on with this was around 500 miles (Appleton, WI to the Mississippi River and back). It was mostly flat until I hit coulee country in the western part of the state. The most recent photos are from that trip.

Posted over 3 years ago

riceboy

riceboy says:

I like it. If you're after better braking, give the TRP CX9 mini-v brakes a chance. Very good stopping power.

Posted about 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man. I'll have to keep them in mind if I ever get around to upgrading.

Posted about 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

You're right. I took your advice and happy I did. Gotta be careful not to tumble over the handlebars now, haha!

Posted over 3 years ago

Motorcity

Motorcity says:

Beautiful! Looks like a blast and probably rides great too!

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! It's definitely a beast to ride. I've got racks and fenders on it now, and although it's over 30 pounds, it still feels quick, nimble, and ready to take on anything. I'm looking forward to putting on hundreds of miles this summer.

You've got an awesome Cross Check yourself!

Posted over 4 years ago

moose

moose says:

very nice

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! It's a bit heavier than I was anticipating, but at least I have a stout rig that can handle some loaded touring.

Posted over 4 years ago

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