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BOTM: My U.P.-GRADE - part 3
Andy Kessler - 13-Oct-2016
In my last blog about "My U.P.-Grade"
personal bike you can ready why i have built the U.P. with my very personal and a little unconventional touch. Further down you can see all details specs. Our "Blog Comment " tool did nor work for a while and now I realize also why i got so many personal mails about that bike. Couple of things before we go into detailed specifications.
1. Seatpost: The Ergon CF3 Seatpost
is not available in all countries. I think it is not sold at all in the US.
2. Tires: I like the Schwalbe G-One
tire for summer rides (not muddy and wet). But it does not have enough volume: a 2.0 or 2.1 would be great but not available right now. Because of the lower tire volume the BB height is a little low so the chance to hit the pedal on the ground during cornering is bigger... you need to get used to that. So right now it is not a perfect choice for 27.5 wheels. There is a new tire called G-ONE SPEED that is available in a 2.35 version in 27.5. Not sure if that fits honestly but it could. I let you know as soon as i tried but that would be a great tire..
3. Fork: Normally we do not offer the Lauf Grit fork
in our program. But we got a lot of request to make a special one with orange legs. Guess what, we did place an order with our friends from Lauf and it will be available end of November in a limited edition of 20 units. Contact me directly (contact button on the left of this page) if you are interested they will go fast. Here how it will look.
And here are the detailed specifications:
Happy and safe trails
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