Thursday, February 11, 2010
Le Professeur's 29in chariot of fire
I'd like to introduce you to a serious bicycle. When I found out about my vertebrae, I got some advice and talked with a bunch of people. Through much help, I ended up deciding that in order to minimize risk, I'd have to sell my hand-built dream bike and move towards a heavier choice: Full suspension with 29inch wheels.
Then came some incredible support. Cory at Kona and Karl at Klunk helped me put it together, plan it out, and make it happen. The old mountain bike was around 22lbs, with only one gear. This one has 2x10 gears and weighs in at 24.1lbs. Rider plus bike weight will be 164.1lbs. Truly amazing for a bike that is going to roll over anything in its path. You might as well expose your wrists to its wrath now...