My latest build

Woohoo….the sun’s out at last!
After the wettest winter ever recorded the sun is finally out and coincidentally I have just finished building my new bike.

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…and yes if the seat post looks low that’s ‘cos it is. Having never owned a carbon frame before I thought carbon paste was another marketing gimmick. Well I’ve been proven wrong.
It’s a chinese carbon frame, forks and wheel rims bought off XMI-Play.com, custom sprayed, and the components have been ordered from Ireland, Germany, Italy, Taiwan and the USA to keep the costs as low as possible. The bike is a pretty high spec and although expensive it is, or was at the time of writing, much cheaper than a similar specced bike elsewhere. It also has lots of unique touches for bikepacking trips. There are a few firsts for me here too in that the gearing is 1×11 and I’m also running tubeless.
So I’ll be taking it on a few rides to check the build is OK and to iron out any problems ready for the Israel challenge.

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