Sunday, August 2, 2009

My New Big Boy Bike!

I finally done it. I joined the big wheeled revolution. I could not resist any longer and jumped on the 29er bandwagon. After a seeing what the big wheels have done for some fellow racers, and hearing their testimonials, I jumped in with both feet. One of the reason I have held out for so long was giving up my 21.5 pound Giant XTC C1 carbon racer for a clunky 25+ pound 29er. But then in the last few years Gary Fisher came out with the Superfly and now getting a light weight 29er for a good price seemed reasonable. Admittedly, I have never been a Fisher fan, but come on, if you don't think a Superfly is not sexy you kidding yourself. So after stripping the XTR drive train of the Giant, and dropping some cash on some lite weight carbon goodies, I was able to build up a 23 lb. 29er race rig. This thing has enough carbon fiber to make a European Sports car Jealous! As mentioned above, I transferred a lot of stuff over from the Giant. But with out going into to much detail here are some of the new highlights of the build

Mavic Crossmax 29ers
Raceface Next Carbon crank (Only 730 grams with BB!)
FSA OS 99 Carbon Stem (Super lite)
Avid Juicy Ultimate Brakes (In Sexy white!)









Now if I can only buy a set of legs and lungs....enjoy!

7 comments:

zenbicyclist said...

Funny, I was pouting about not having a Superfly in my blog earlier this week. You're killing me.

TP said...

Stupid 29" clown wheels? Phfft!




;) welcome to the sweet rolling world of 700cc's, brother!

cjsbike said...

Welcome to the big boys club!

That is a sweet looking rig!

I like my Quiring, but if Fisher made a Superfly in a XXL frame, I am on it!

See you at the races!

-Chad

cjsbike said...

BTW-Nice wheelset/tire combo! That is Chad Schut approved in my book!

That carbon crank is hot!

-Chad

Aryn Pongratz said...

.....I am far from a Fisher fan but I'll give you props on a solid build. That thing looks like a tiger ready to pounch on it's prey. I'm going to want to hear all about how this bike rides. And that crankset......sexiest one out there next to the Extralite double.

Paynful said...

23lbs!! What a tank!! LOL!!

Nice Rig! ;)

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