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...





9 comments:

Casey Ryback said...

My wrists are pretty much always exposed to your wrath, rear shock or not. Jesus, this is fucked.

Mason Storm said...

Whole Lee She Yacht!

Scott said...

Im confused. Rider plus bike weight. 164?


You only weight 140 lbs?

If so.... eat some pizza and taco's for at least 1 year before you race to make it fair.

That bike looks awesome. Has the big mountains written all over it.

I have XX all over my bike this year but havent had a chance to try it out. It looks so sweet...

Dan said...

Sorry Scott, I eat mucho pizza and taco's and at my heaviest ~148. When I ride a lot and when it isn't winter, 140.

Scott said...

Thats F'ed up. I came in at 178 at cross statets this year. Though, Im down to 171 from swimming and running and base ridding as of this morning. Your too skinny!!! I guess Im fat for this level of racing apparently.

Scott said...

Dan, the lightest I ever was was 159. That was before beer was introduced to me at the age of 22. Now I am a fat guy trying to make it as a Cat 1.... yeah right. :)

Martin Lang said...

I beat you alls. 123!

Doctor said...

That thing is sweet. It is much shinier than Breslin's new ride, and it has the appropriate size wheel. (he didn't say anything about flapping my lips on your blog)

right now I am weighing in at 195lbs (same height and 15-20lbs heavier than Trebon) and I have been riding with a wee man of only 120 lbs, man can that dude climb.

Black Matt said...

Sickness, buddy. Way to build that thing right.