Ravn

Make: 
Rawland
Model: 
Ravn
Year: 
2017
Mileage: 
0

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.

 

Specs

Frame and ForkRawland Ravn 56cm
RimsWTB 26" 32 spoke
TiresCompass Rat Trap Pass 26"x54mm Tubeless
Front HubSP PD-8XM dynamo
Rear HubSRAM through axel
CrankSRAM Gx 36x24 double
CassetteSRAM 11x36
Front DerailleurSRAM Apex
Rear DerailleurSRAM X7
BrakesTRP spyre disc
LeversSRAM Apex Double Tap
StemRawland
HeadsetRoller bearing
Seat PostGeneric
PedalsShimano SPD
Bottom bracketSRAM
SaddleSelle Anatomica X
FendersVelo Orange 700x63mm re-radiused to fit
LightsBusch & Muller

Service Log

Ravn
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Milage: 
900

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.

Ravn
Monday, November 6, 2017
Milage: 
720

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.