The only purpose-built mountain bike I’ve ever bought was a GT triple-triangle something-or-another in 1992. I should probably have a nice, light, modern hard-tail, but in the mean time, I’ve replaced my dirt-worth Rawland with a swiss-army bike I bought from my friend Dustin – almost a year ago!
I’ve finally put it together and can’t wait to take it all over the place – terrain be damned. The idea was to build it up as Dustin had it – with most of the parts from him too. So there’s nothing new here. I did want a drop-bar mountain bike kinda thing, like a Salsa Fargo. But I didn’t want dirt-specific drop bars, as the bike is meant to do everything from a tour, to a century to commuting, to hammering – so an always-pleasing Noodle got the call. I wanted to set the bars up high enough so that riding in the hooks wouldn’t be that far off my normal road-bike position on the hoods. So, here it is. Time will tell, but so far it fits like a glove. Now that the trails are plenty dry, time for some trips up and down some hills!