The Donna

I'm so stoked to have recently finished The Donna, an urban version of the race-proven Whole Shot cyclocross frame. My friend Donna was looking for something to ride to work, around town and for bar crawls. This frame is a custom size 50cm with special touches like sliding disc dropouts (spaced at 135mm), dual-disc brakes, revised lower yoke, hand-formed chainstays and weld-on rear rack mounts. The frame was built by Jason Grove at El Camino Fab and is one of the last ones to come out of his Oakland shop! The steel fork is hand built from Rock Lobster in Santa Cruz (395mm axle-to-crown with 45mm rake)...thanks Paul Sadoff!

The build kit is a mixture of light and durable parts with a little carbon thrown in for flavor. Wheels were hand built by Ryan Bontrager and include White Industries MI6 disc hubs laced to custom powdercoated Velocity VXC Disc rims....black in the front to match the fork and green in the rear to match the rest of the frame. Rounded off with urban tires from Michelin, this unique ride will definitely turn heads.

We used a spacer kit from Wheels Mfg to position the chain line exactly where it needs to be. And if Donna wants to run this bike with gears - no problem. Cable guides are already in place and will accommodate this setup.

Of course this frame comes stock with a WiseCracker LITE for convenience....because beer can't open itself. FSA carbon bars provide front end stability and bolt-on ODI grips are the bomb.