can deliver to
it is piece of
the gold is
eye-catcher. I pretty much only change
my chain when building a new bike,
changing to new chainrings or cas-
settes, or if I’ve been putting in some
serious miles in harsh conditions.”
16. Shimano XTR Shadow Plus rear
“Shimano’s XTR Shadow Plus is one
of the great new innovations. The new
clutch system works great and is an
innovation that I predict every new
bike will come with very soon.”
17. Shimano XTR front derailleur.
18. Shimano shifters.
“I’m running a Shimano XTR front
shifter, but I run the Shimano Zee
shifter for the rear. The reason I run
the Zee for the rear is that I like the
single-release trigger, so I know I’ll
never grab more than one gear per shift
19. Magura stock MT8 brake levers
with carbon blades.
20. Shimano XTR rear cassette,
21. WTB Volt saddle.
“I love the whale tail, as I feel it helps
me transfer more power to the pedals when seated, and, of course, most
important, it’s comfy.”
22. KS Lev dropper seatpost.
“This is the new KS Lev carbon 60-mil-
limeter post, about 3. 5 ounces lighter
than the longer-travel aluminum Lev.
I’ve been loving this new post. Being
able to get your post ever so slightly
out of the way for downhills makes all
the difference in the world. I’m saying
soon we’ll see more cross-country guys
racing with this post.”
23. Shimano cables and housings.
24. Rove headset.
“This year I started
using these new headsets
called Rove. They’ve been
working out great, and the
design is a very cool style.”
25. Ti King Cage water-bottle cage.
26. X-Fusion Microlite RC shock.
“I’ve used this shock on some pretty
aggressive downhill trails while testing, and it has performed way past
my expectations. The lock-out is also
a nice feature every time I leave my
house and have a 900-foot section of
pavement to climb.”
27. Syntace Megaforce 2 stem,
60-millimeter reach, negative
28. Oakley Radarlock sunglasses.
29. Leatt 3DF knee pads.
30. Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes.
31. Pearl Izumi custom jersey.
32. Laser Oasiz helmet. ;
Weight: 25 pounds
Estimated value: $8,000