Anybody else into Mountain Biking?
I've just finished building up a couple of bikes, one for me and one for a friend.
The Specialized bike is for my good friend Red, he recently had a crazy idea
to do something for chartiy, so he signed up for a sponsered cycle ride
from London to Paris to raise money for Prostate Cancer. He is not an experienced cyclist!!
Check out his website for more info...
Iain Lunt is fundraising for The Prostate Cancer Charity - JustGiving
The bike is my contribution to the cause, - he is gonna need all the help
he can get - and a good bike makes a huge difference...
The frame is a Specialized Comp M4, the forks are Fox Terralogic 100's,
Drivetrain is Shimano XTR, Brakes & Hubs by Hope, Rims by Mavic,
DT Swiss spokes, Chris King Headset, Handlebar & Stem by Raceface,
and finally a Cane Creek suspension seat post with a Selle Italia gel
seat to cushion the ride...
The Black bike is mine, its a Giant NRS Carbon COMP with Fox Shock & Fox
F100 RLC forks. The shifters & Derailleurs are Sram XO, the crank is a
Truvativ Noir Carbon with Xpedo Titanium pedals, KCNC Cassette & Chain,
Hope Pro 2 hubs, DT Swiss Rims & spokes, Avid Elixr CR carbon Brakes,
FSA integrated Headset, Deda Magoo Stem, Raceface carbon Handlebars
& Seatpost and a Selle Italia Seat.
(this is a shimaNO bike, - ie: it uses None of their components)
The XTR parts were supplied new (at cost) by a friend who works in the bike biz,
I bought everything else for both bikes on good ole Ebay.
I used Ebay.com (USA) for a lot of the parts and had them shipped to a
friend in Los Angeles who took care of them until another friend bought
them back to the UK in her suitcase. It works out much cheaper than
buying from Ebay.co.uk...
I used to work in the bike biz myself (many years ago), so i assembled both bikes at home & also built the wheels.
My Girlfriend is a keen mountain biker too, so we usually load our bikes onto the Alfa and head out on a sunday.
The main areas we use around london are Epping Forest in the North East,
or various locations around Guilford in the South west, ie: - Box Hill
& Headley Common, Basingstoke Canal, Holmbury...