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Orange Crush

The first bike I ever built from the frame up. I had no idea what I was doing when I started. Over the years, it's become a platform for experimentation and exploration.

Nashbar 853 Signature, 17.5"

Velo Orange Piolet 29er / OEM Specialized Cane Creek

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano FC-M900 170mm / Shimano UN-55 107mm

Shimano PD-T780

3x9 / Shimano CS-M770 11-32 / RaceFace 46/34/24

Front: Shimano FD-M901 / Rear: Shimano RD-M900-SGS / Shifters: Rivendell Silver bar end

Salsa Cowchipper 42cm / Humpert Charisma +20 Deg 110mm

WTB Rocket / generic black seatpost

Paul Klamper with TRP RRL SR levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss 350 hub laced to 26" DT Swiss EX 471, 32 spoke / Maxxis Minion SS 2.3"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT Swiss 350 hub laced to 26" DT Swiss EX 471, 32 spoke / Maxxis Minion SS 2.3"

Cetma HalfRack, Tubus Disco, 2x King Many Things cages. Outer Shell Adventure Half Framebag (small), stem caddy, and handlebar bag. Monkeywrench rolltop Wald 139 bag.

Bike History

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

  1. College Bruiser
  2. 700C?
  3. Getting more serious
  4. 650B and a triple
  5. M-m-m-monstercross
  6. This isn't even my final form!
  7. Bikepacking Late 2017

Current Stage Info:

Went bikepacking on White Rim Road in Canyonlands over Thanksgiving 2017. Two days/one night, starting at Island in the Sky visitor center, and camping at Murphy Hogback.

Then I hit up Henry Coe State Park right after Christmas.

I'm starting to understand why randonerds like low trail. With the new low trail front end, the bike handled the front load like a champ.

Added by semyorka. Last updated over 5 years ago.



bikeanon says:

/n/ice O_O

Posted about 5 years ago


SkateJawn says:

so nice!

Posted about 6 years ago