by cakeandcheese
Published: 26th March 2020 (2 weeks ago)
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Will post in UK

I built this bike to ride in the French Divide 2019.

It was built from the frame up to be lighter than the standard builds without being too expensive. Spec includes:

  • Sonder Frontier XL 29″ boost frame and fork. Front light bracket added suitable for bar mounts. Chainstay taped with Velcro.
  • Shimano XT M8000 11spd gears with SRAM XD 1150 cassette
  • SRAM X1 cranks, 32t ring with brand new GXP bottom bracket
  • SRAM Guide R brakes (new Uberbike Race Matrix pads front and rear)
  • Front wheel – Sonder dynamo hub on Stans Arch
  • Rear wheel – Superstar V6 on Stans Arch
  • WTB ranger fast light 2.4″ tyres set up tubeless (plenty of life in both)
  • Reverb 150mm
  • Funn Flame on flat bars with 45mm El Guapo stem, ergo grips with stubby bar ends and Sonder integrated headset
  • Fabric Cell Elite radius saddle
  • 3x Bontrager cargo cages, 1x standard bottle cage

I believe it weighs around 11kg. It’s certainly a fast bike and with the tubeless WTB tyres is rolls really well.

The bike has served me well for numerous bike packing trips but as I’m emigrating soon I need to reduce the number of bikes I have.

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