Real Bikes for Real People
2012 Bikes

2008 loki

< Return to 08 Archive

Spec Sheet
FRAME Brodie Shaped Custom Select 7005 Fully Butted Frame • Mandrel Shaped • Sealed Bearing Pivots
FRONT FORK Marzocchi XC600 ATA2 100-140mm Travel • Rebound • Compression • Lockout
REAR SHOCK Marzocchi Roco Air 3PL 130mm Travel • 3 Position Lockout • i2i: 200mm x 50mm
HANDLE BAR Syncros Bulk 2014 Al • 31.8mm x w 720mm x r 20mm
STEM Syncros FLS 4D Forged • 4 Bolt • 6° • 31.8mm
HEADSET TH 18 Angular Contact Bearing • Al Cups • Low Stack • 1-1/8"
BRAKES Shimano M535 Hydraulic Disc 7" Rotors • Lightweight Caliper • 1.5 Finger Lever • Centerlock
CRANKS Truvativ Stylo 3.2 44-32-22t • 104 BCD • 2 Piece Outboard BB
BOTTOM BRACKET Truvativ Giga X Pipe Hollow Axle • 68mm x 113mm • Sealed Bearing
PEDALS Crank Brothers MXR Chromoly Axles • Mud Shedding Design
HUBS Shimano M535 Cup and Cone Bearings • Centerlock • 32 Hole
CASSETTE Shimano Deore XT 11-34t • 9 Speed • Alloy Spider
CHAIN Shimano HG53 9 Speed • Super Narrow Design
RIMS Sun Rims DS2-XC Double Wall • 32 Hole • Eyeleted • Disc Only
SPOKES CN Stainless Steel 15g • Brass Nipples
TIRES Intense System 4 2.25 72 TPI • C3 Rubber • Kevlar Bead
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore LX Top Swing • 9 Speed • 34.9mm
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT Shadow 9 Speed • Low Profile Design • SGS Cage
SHIFTERS Shimano Deore XT RapidFire • 9 speed • 2 Way Release
SADDLE WTB Pure V Race Chromo Rail • Black Diamond Corners
S/POST Syncros Derived 6061 3D Forged • 31.6mm x L 350mm • 2 Bolt
EXTRAS Braze Ons 1 x Water Bottle • Cable Keepers
DERAILLEUR HANGER Brodie Dual Bolt Forged 6061
COLOR Crema 4 Step Process: Primer + 2 Paint + Clear
WEIGHT 29 lbs / 13.1 kgs Complete Weight
SIZING XS / S / M / L 15 / 16.5 / 18 / 19.5
Seat Tube C-T 381mm 420mm 457mm 483mm
Seat Tube C-C 331mm 333mm 337mm 337mm
Top tube @ 0° 540mm 560mm 585mm 605mm
S/T < 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
H/T < 69° 69° 69° 69°
BB drop 5mm 5mm 5mm 5mm
H/T 103mm 110mm 120mm 140mm
RC 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Shock i2i 7.875" / 200mm 7.875" / 200mm 7.875" / 200mm 7.875" / 200mm
Frt.reducer 22.2 x 6mm 22.2 x 6mm 22.2 x 6mm 22.2 x 6mm
Rr. Reducer 25.4 x 6mm 25.4 x 6mm 25.4 x 6mm 25.4 x 6mm

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.




















Real bikes for real people