Winter bike, eh? Just building it up now as it ‘appens, although it
won’t be getting used until the spring.
Warranty replacement frame (i.e. I don’t care if it gets trashed) with rigid forks and hydraulic brakes. I’ve deliberately chosen Magura rim brakes for the rear because it means I can get medieval with the WD40 on the drivetrain after a wet ride, without worrying about pad/disc contamination.
Speaking of drivetrains: thumbshifters and an eight speed cassette. Why bother with anything else? Couple that with my own handbuilt wheels (Hope XC hubs) and I’m ready to go. Maintenance? I don’t need no steenkin’ maintenance…Got a bike you think we’d be interested in? Drop us a line and tell us about it.