Well, check out what I’ve done with my ride! No, not the motorbike, the mountainbike! I hope you like reading about bicycle cause I’ll post more about bicycle then motorbike in the forseeable future 🙂
The above picture is the last iteration of my MTB, the red Specialized Stumpjumper (at this post) is now morphed into 11.6 kg custom S-Works Stumpjumper. I stick with Specialized since I like how it felt. Several friends have Yeti, Titus, Giant, etc and I’ve tried them but I guess my preference is still with Specialized. Not to mentioned that Specialized is the bike rides by two of my favorite rider, Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck which when I write this post is still in the middle of battle for the crown of Tour de France!
More picture after the jump!
Let start with the frame. It’s carbon fiber frame for full suspension bike. The frame comes with Specialized/Fox AFR Brain rear shock, ‘Brain’ you say? Quite a handful eh?
Well, basically the rear shock can sense for bobbing and thus harden the rear shock damper so your pedaling energy is not wasted. Hence the term ‘Brain’.
The front suspension is Fox 32 TALAS FIT RLC with 110 – 130 – 150 adjustable travel. It got Rebound, Lock and Low Speed Compression setting. Pretty much like my CBR’s SHOWA! Setting them is just like setting its motorcycle counterpart. With sag and preload setting based on the rider weight at first.
I am using SRAM XX gear set with a combination of Shimano XTR as front deraileur (FD). The frame does come with the Shimano FD while the rest of the gear set, from crank, chain, cassette, brakes, shifters, levers, rear derailleur are all SRAM XX.
Above XX crank with the Shimano XTR FD. The XX crank (from Truvativ) is very-very light, made from carbon composite materials and very-very strong.
The XX rear derailleur with XX cassette. Check out the cassette, 10 speed! Since the XX is a 10 speed system the XX chain is very-very small compare to standard bike chain. How does it perform? Flawless!
Above pic, carbon and forged magnesium brake lever and shifter attached to the Specialized S-Works XC carbon flat bars.
I’m using CrankBrothers pedal. The mallet with its cleat. Funny story with me and the cleat.. well some other time perhaps. 🙂
The wheels are MAVIC Crossmax SLR. With Mavic hub. The rear axle material is both titanium and aluminum.
Specialized Phenom SL Saddle with Carbon seat post bellow. I also use CrankBrothers joplin 4 adjustable seat post for a bit of all mountain (AM) ride..
Garmin Edge 705. GPS, bike computer and cyclemeter merged into one.
It monitor my position, record my track, shows my cadence rate, my heart rate, speed, altimeter, as well as how many calories I’ve burned. Just love to check how many fat got burn in every ride.
Garmin’s sensor above and the view from the saddle bellow..
More picture of the whole bike, bellow… take me to ride please!!!
Finally just some of the pics of my ride, hope you enjoy reading this post.. END.