June 13, 2013

Mitch – done

Man, I wanted to have this done a lot sooner but 4 hours is apparently enough of a time difference to give the whole family terrible jet lag. Wow, we are pathetic!

650b goodness

Anyhow, I’ve finished Mitch’s 650b frame and fork. Vital stats:
-69 degree HTA, 45mm offset fork for 88mm of trail and a 62cm front center.
-73 STA
-42cm chainstays and 12.1″/307mm BB height. Plenty of room for a 2.4 tire.
-Single ring only!
-Paragon rockers!
-S-bends everywhere plus a swoopty toptube for cool factor.
-Built for a 44cm rigid fork or 80mm travel 650b fork down the road, future proofed for a tapered steerer if needed. The fork is built for a 15mm axle (dropouts just barely visible in the grass).
-Full housing and brake hose routed down the downtube (we’ve come full circle back to mountain bikes of the 80s!)

This is an all-arounder for Boulder CO and also for Mitch’s side job doing bicycle safety instruction for public employees. Should be fun going around orange cones or out doing laps at Betasso.