Yesterday during a press event at Interbike, I had the opportunity to meet a nice guy named Lennard. Turns out, not only was he lucky enough to bring a bike to Vegas, but he built it himself. Head past for more pictures.
Lennard was fairly busy so I didn’t have the opportunity to ask him any specific details.
Custom touches abounded on his bike.
Many of the components where sourced from companies with US based manufacturing.
Is there a #WeldPornWednesday hashtag on Instagram?
Rad “‘Murican made” decals.
At 6’6″, Zinn is taller than your average cyclist, and he has helped pioneer components built specifically for the NBA sized rider. Probably the most well known example of this is his custom cranks, which are available in ultra short and long sizes. He has a very interesting break down of the science on his website, which you can check out here.
A few years ago Nick reviewed the Praxis Works Chainrings. He claimed they offered up Dura Ace level performance… and it turns out Lennard is also a fan.
Two couplers on the top tube, an additional two on the downtube, and another on the stem, allow this gigantic bike to pack down in 20 minutes into an airplane regulation sized suitcase.
Sharp eyed readers will notice the flat tire Lennard picked up on his ride to the press event.
Special thanks to Lennard Zinn for letting me snap a few photos of his bike. You can see more of his custom fabrication and component work on his website here.