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Spec Sheet
FRAME Brodie Custom Select Oversize 7005 Fully Butted Frame • Sealed Bearing Pivots • 1.5 Headtube
FRONT FORK RockShox Domain 302 180mm • Coil Spring • Rebound • 35mm Stanchions • 1.5 Steerer • Maxle 360
REAR SHOCK Manitou Metel R 170mm Travel • Rebound • i2i: 216mm x 63mm
HANDLE BAR Brodie FR Lo Rise 6061 Al • 31.8mm x w 660mm x r 30mm
STEM Syncros AMS Onepointfive 6061 Al • 3d Forged • 4 Bolt • 60mm x 12° • 31.8mm • 1.5
HEADSET FSA Big Fat Pig Loose Ball • Chromoly Cups • 1.5
BRAKES Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic Disc 8" Rotors • Tri Align Caliper • Flip Flop Lever
CRANKS Truvativ Hussefelt 2.0 32-22t • 94 BCD • Poly Bash Guard • 3 Piece Outboard BB
BOTTOM BRACKET Truvativ Howitzer XR Splined Axle • Outboard Cups • 68mm x 113mm
PEDALS Wellgo DH Flats Pressed In Traction Pins • Chromo Axle • Concave Platform
HUBS Novatec D362 (R) + KK DH3 (F) 4 Row Sealed Bearing • Track Nuts • IS Disc • 32 Hole • 20mm
CASSETTE Sram PG-830 11-32t • 8 Speed • Chrome
CHAIN Sram PC-830 8 Speed • Powerlink Connector
RIMS Alex DM-24 Double Wall • 32 Hole • Eyeleted • Disc Only
SPOKES CN Stainless Steel 14g • Brass Nipples
TIRES Kenda Nevegal 2.5 27 TPI • Wire Bead
FRONT DERAILLEUR Sram 3.0 High Band Clamp • 8 Speed • 34.9mm
REAR DERAILLEUR Sram X.7 8 Speed • 1:1 Ratio • Medium Cage
SHIFTERS Sram X.5 Trigger • 8 speed • 1:1 Ratio • Integrated Gear Display
SADDLE Brodie FR Satin Steel Rail • Nylon Bumper • Reinforced Corners
S/POST Brodie 2 bolt 6061 Al • 31.6mm x L 300mm • 2 Bolt
EXTRAS n/a n/a
DERAILLEUR HANGER Brodie Single Bolt Forged 6061
COLOR Deep Ano Red 4 Step Process: Primer + 2 Paint + Clear
WEIGHT 41.5 lbs / 18.8 kgs Complete Weight
SIZING S / M 16.5" x 22.5" / 17" x 23.4"
Geometry
SIZE SMALL MEDIUM
Seat Tube C-T 410mm 425mm
Seat Tube C-C N/A N/A
Top tube @ 0° 575mm 598mm
S/T < 65° 65°
H/T < 66.5° 66.5°
BB drop 20mm+ 20mm+
H/T 120mm 125mm
RC 435mm 435mm
Shock i2i 8.5" / 216mm 8.5" / 216mm
Frt.reducer 25.4 x 8mm 25.4 x 8mm
Rr. Reducer 55 x 8mm 55 x 8mm

Blog: Sooke It – Long Weekend Gravel

With the cold winter finally releasing *some* of its grip, plans were hatched for Easter Long. Ranger Clay promised Stuckylife’s annual gravel adventure on Victoria’s twisting Lake Roads. But what better way to start a trip to Victoria then to ride there with the Ultranaut crew and hit Sooke pot holes “along” the way.  Our routing took us through Victoria before back out towards Sooke, more westerly, taking advantage of the Galloping Goose rail trail so that Matt, Justin, and Andrew could test their gear before they begin a more epic week-long adventure through Oregon. The weather proved to always be better on Vancouver Island, though our night was filled with rain. It meant for some very quick beers around camp stoves instead of a true fire, but that’s pretty common for backpacking adventures before true camp season opens. Dank lumber and no where to pack gas station logs, we make due with more beers and some solo time in our tents. The next morning brought a change of plans considering the wet. Matt joined me in my return to Victoria so that we could meet the Stucky life ride on Sunday morning. Some backyard camping, and some mild refreshments in downtown Victoria were welcome. We met Ranger Clay at Cafe Fantastico for a route that he described as mixed terrain, and the ominous “road bikes encouraged, not recommended”. My Ti Romax had been a workhorse with my bike packing gear, but with all the camp gear and accessories unloaded it was feeling quite happy for our gravel attack. A few stalwarts kept that promise to shred road bikes, though many bikes, such as mine and Clay’s SSCX edition pink Romax had been geared up for some gravel racing (Paris to Ancaster is coming up next week, and I’m hoping these rides awaken the legs from winter hibernation). Over five hours we only had three flats, one beer cash expertly placed and one completely unrideable section, with the threat that may increase if people keep bringing appropriate bikes. Post ride, some beers and pizza before the journey to the ferry and my own final leg home from Tsawwassen to Ladner before finally catching a bus as time constraints fell on me. Thanks for the rides Ultranaut and Stuckylife; getting pretty amped for adventure season.
-meat-

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