Between Rob English and Fair Wheel bikes we’ve seen some pretty amazing custom builds. Now, they’ve thrown Artist Geoff Mcfetridge into the mix to create this striking townie which leads a double life as a CX bike as well. As usual, there are a number of custom touches that result in an extremely clean build. Between the modified shifter set up, hidden wires and extra junction boxes, and eye catching paint, this bike should turn some heads…
From the outset the bike was always meant to double as both a townie and a CX bike which is accomplished by a change of tires and fenders. In order to build a frame that was belt drive compatible without a break in the tubing the frame uses an elevated chainstay design with a Niner EBB to allow for belt adjustment.
Tapping renowned LA based artist Geoff Mcfetridge for the hand painted finish which plays off his unique, illustrative style.
In order to make the front end as clean as possible, the steerer tube is integrated into the stem and all headset adjustments are made at the crown of the fork. The stem also acts as a home for the second junction box so that both shifters could shift the Alfine Di2 rear hub. Up front the fork makes use of a Tune Dc15 thru axle while the rear is bolt on for the Alfine hub. Rather than run the Shimano R785 brakes, Fair Wheel switched them out with new XTR calipers and Freeza rotors.
All wires and hoses are run internally with the rear through the top tube and seat stay.
- English, frame, fork, stem
- Enve 3.4 Disc clinchers with DT240 front and Alfine Di2 rear hub, Sapim CxRay spokes.
- Thm Clavicula crank.
- Gates belt drive, ring and cog.
- R785 levers with XTR calipers and rotors.
- Enve bar
- XTR pedals
- Fizik aliante saddle
- Schwalbe Durano tires for City, Vredestein Black panther for cx tires
- Tune Bobo headset
- Thomson/English custom post