Friday, June 14, 2013

Analog 69er

Here's another interesting build from Competitive Instincts.

"Here're some photos of a Soma Analog custom build I just finished for a customer. It's a spiffy one-of-a kind "big wheel"* trailbike. 

*26" rear wheel and 29" front wheel (I call these "big wheels" because the first customer I built one for said it reminded of her of her young boy's Big Wheel scoot-along)

Some of the highlights include:  Stan's 340 Crest 26" rear wheel (w/Sram XX1 cassette hub installed) & 29" front wheel;  Schwalbe 2.1 Racing Ralphs;  Sram XX1 1x11 drivetrain with twist shifter;  Avid BB7 disc brakes (140mm rear rotor & 160mm front rotor);  Rock Shox Reba RLT 29'er fork;  Cane Creek headset;  Salsa carbon flat bars;  Selle Anatomica saddle.

It weighs 23 pounds and rides great (I've built up a number of hardtail & full suspension "big wheels" and when well-designed they make excellent trailbikes)."


Larry Baggett

Competitive Instincts Bike Shop

Bend, Oregon
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