Back in my days of designing fiber optic products, I worked with a firmware engineer named Min. We share a similar interest in cycling and late last year Min signed up for a new road frame. This project has taken many months to complete and the final results are gorgeous - thanks Min for being patient! Special thanks to Jason Grove (El Camino Fab) for building this beauty to exacting standards. And special thanks to Ryan Bontrager for assembling it overnight for me!
Columbus Spirit Steel Tubeset
Paragon BB Shell
Finish by Cycle Fantasy
Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork w/50mm rake
King headset of course
Reynolds Attack Carbon Clincher Wheelset
SRAM Rival drivetrain/brakes
FSA carbon bar/post
Ritchey 4-axis stem
Fizik saddle/bar tape
Michelin Pro3 tires
As shown 16.25lbs without pedals. Holy sh*t that's steel too!
Posted by Mike Ahrens at 9:31 AM
My friend, Steve Woo, has a team entry for the BC Bike Race available. Please see his message below:
I'm selling my entry into the BC Bike Race, the 7 day Mtn Bike Stage race (June 28-July 4) in beautiful British Columbia (Victoria - Whistler). This is one of the "Epic" endurance stage races as featured in the April 28th VeloNews. This one is different than the Cape Epic in that is much shorter, however, more technical terrain and single track (fun!). The trails and scenery are supposed to be spectacular. Check out the website.
[LINK: http://www.bcbikerace.com/] www.bcbikerace.com
The entry is $4000 for the 2 person team (includes food and accommodations). The race is sold out and limited to only 200 teams. If you're remotely interested please let me know ASAP.
Posted by Mike Ahrens at 11:06 PM
If you live in Marin, keep an eye out for this raw beauty which weighs in at 22 lbs. Look quickly because the bike's owner, David, is one very fast rider and he's bound to blow by you...uphill or down! It's one sweet ride equipped with high-end components from Fox, Shimano, King, Hope, Kenda, Race Face and Thomson.
Posted by Mike Ahrens at 4:17 PM
Below are pics of the Hayes Bicycle Group showcase frame. It's built from tried-and-true Easton tubing and our custom dropouts and upper yoke. The frame will be outfitted with the latest components from HBG including Stroker brakes, Sun-Ringle wheels and Manitou R7 fork. Weighing in a 3.5 lbs, this race bike is sure to turn some heads. Special thanks to VC Graphix for the custom decals.
Posted by Mike Ahrens at 10:12 PM