Tuesday, February 23, 2010
While attending QBP's annual Frostbike open house this past weekend, i stumbled across these two examples of the Avid's new CX canti's. They are both the new Shorty Ultimates, just in wide version and low profile for the rear use. They both look and felt quite good. i like the fact that they use V/brake style hardware instead of post style pads, and they seem to have good mud clearance with a lot of lever travel. The brake fixing hardware was very reminiscent of the old Avid TriAlign II series which was super nice. anyhow, thought some of you might be interested in this as it signals Avids return to a higher end CX cantilever as really the shorty series was not that.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
My buddy Scott at TMCO did me a solid and super high polished these Ti Salsa skewers for me. They are headed to the North American Handbuilt Bicycle show in Richmond VI later this month. They will be mated to a handbuilt Signal Cycles built by former lincoln bike mechanic Nate Meschke. check them out at: signalcycles.com
Salsa has really done a great job in the last couple of years at building bikes meant to be ridden. They sure are filling the gaps with some really cool bikes. The Vaya is your do everything road/CX/touring rig. they mated the dropouts of the Fargo to the rear of this bike, so you've got a whole slew of eyelets for fenders and racks, not to mention the super cool chainstay mounted disc brake, out of the way. It's got a mix of Tiagra and Lx, and with the super metallic brown paint, a set of Brown Chris King hubset and Headset would look top notch. It runs 37mm wide conti touring ride tires at the moment with enough clearance for fenders and up to 45/47 without fenders. stop by MWC lincoln's only Salsa dealer and check them out! Also keep an eye out for the Ti salsa's showig up in a couple of weeks!