Yeah we were fortunate enough that we only had a brief downpour on Friday evening and it was pretty dry the rest of the time. Even so, we had to hike through some of those “rivers”. Marmora to Bancroft was definitely difficult, and the ATVs ripping it apart didn’t help. We also cheated a bit as we were trying to reach Bancroft before the…[Read more]
That’s tempting! I would be worried that fork would affect the steering and bottom bracket height too much though. The axle-to-crown length is about 90mm too long. I do find the current steering a bit more twitchy than I would like, which the longer AC length should address, but the BB height is already rather high due to the large tires.
I was…[Read more]
Haha yeah I’m already constantly thinking/dreaming about what I want to upgrade. Initial thoughts are new fork that has more mount points and 27.5 wheels. But that probably won’t be for another year at least. The upgrade would probably cost me as much as this whole bike did.
Well, thanks to everyone who helped me out a few months ago when I was choosing tires for the build. Finished it around two months ago and I think I’m pretty happy with most of it now! Just need to make a final decision on the steering tube and cut it.
Not the best photo, but here it is:
Flyxii FR-603 carbon frame and fork
Easton EA70…[Read more]
The wheels are not tubeless compatible, but I’ve seen reports in some forums of success in doing a ghetto tubeless conversion with this specific rim. The rims are Alexrims DH19. Was definitely looking into doing this either with regular tires or with tubeless compatible ones (split tube or Gorilla tape).
Looks like I’ll have to shop around and see what’s available. Thinking of either the WTB Nano 40c or the Clement X’Plor MSO 700×40 now. I measured my rear fork and it has 53mm lateral clearance and 360mm vertical clearance so I think I can fit up to 700×50 (marginally).
Thanks for the inspiration! I’m new to bikepacking but hoping to do the COLT with some friends in early fall. I’m in the process of building myself a Chinese carbon bike (cyclocross frame, flat bar 1×10) so figured it’d probably be good for this trip as well. I’m pretty light at 150lb so I imagine I can still load up the bike a decent…[Read more]