Picked up the frame at Velo Cult in Portland. This is a low-trail dirt rando. Room for 26x2.15" tires with fenders. Billed as Enduro All Road. This will be my all road and trail tourig bike.
Got the frame in May, didn't get it all built until August 25.
|Frame and Fork||Rawland Ravn 56cm|
|Rims||WTB Frequency i-25 26" 32 spoke|
|Tires||Compass Rat Trap Pass 26"x54mm Tubeless|
|Front Hub||SP PD-8XM dynamo|
|Rear Hub||SRAM through axel|
|Crank||SRAM Gx 36x24 double|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Brakes||TRP spyre disc|
|Levers||SRAM Apex Double Tap|
|Saddle||Selle Anatomica X|
|Fenders||Velo Orange 700x63mm re-radiused to fit|
|Lights||Busch & Muller|
I put the Compass Rat Trap Pass tires back on. At first I had to mount them with tubes, but then went into the shop and Trevor was able to mount them tubeless. The bike is soooo much better with these tires.
Schwalbe Almotion tires
Rainy day so I decided to change our my tires to the Schwalbes I had purchased a while back. I wanted to see if I could do this at home. Tubeless is a pain. I did manage to get the front one seated but broke my pump in doing so. I had to take the rear into the shop and Mike did it. Had to put on new tape and use the air compressor.
I still haven't ridden with these tires. They should be better on the wet roads and in the woods, but I fear the bike will now feel like a tank compared to my Compass tires.
Tales of Tubless
My rear tire was low so I decided to add some sealant. Then I decided I should see if I could break the bead. It wasn't easy but I was able to do it. But then I could not inflate it tubeless, so I put a tube in and went to the bike shop. Mike could not inflate it even with the air compressor. It seems super supple sidewalls make it difficult to get the tire seated when going tubeless. He finially put on another layer of rim tape and that did it.