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Ladies and Gentlemen: The Ahrens Revolver 29'er

Voila. Za Ahrens Revolver 29'er. She is finished. Well, almost. I have a few parts to swap out while I try stem lengths etc. Mike D at BCS built 'er up for me in like 2 hours. He's PRO. Thanks Mike! I'll have extensive reports on the ride soon once she is completely dialed but the net is that it feels GREAT. Super balanced to say the least and spot on in terms of sizing. The pictures below will give you an idea of the parts selection, but have a look at the frame details in particular. All the bits you see like the yokes are all CAD designed by my bro Mike Ahrens who then has them CNC'd out of a block of aluminum, and welded together with Easton 7K series (in my case...Scandium is an option).

Some notes on the bike build:

  • The 08 XTR is as you expect: sick.
  • Reba fork: sick. Out of box feel is so spot on, I am not quite sure how I would modify it to get a better feel.
  • I ordered a Chris King tall base plate to ensure enough clearance between the frame's downtube and the top caps of the Reba. Perfect.
  • I have a SRAM front der. I ordered the wrong XTR one. D'oh!
  • Thanks Tim Faia and Bontrager for the tubeless tires!!
  • I swapped out the XTR rotors for Hayes as the Mavic wheels are a 6 bolt pattern, and not the XTR lock ring design.
  • Ritchey WCS post, stem and bars will be swapped.
  • You love the white grips and seat you sluts.
I'm rollin' big wheels now, beeatches! Choo choo!

Reader Comments (8)

Looks good! Surprised you didn't opt for a white paint job with black decals

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Kerkove

Hot ride!

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMoveitfred

those are such hot bikes, looks awesome!

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbenlikesbikes

Too sweet. Now lets go ride. I'll show you some primo trails down here in COS. If that isn't enough I'll buy the first beer(s).

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGrant

Luscious! Here's my new Spot 29er for your readers to also enjoy:

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFastForward

looks like a sweet bike. We're expecting some feedback as to how she handles

March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHilton Meyer

thanks for the bike porn Greg. not surprisingly, the bike looks PRO and a nice color scheme. I remember the glory days last spring of freshie, virgin, unscratched XTR cranks. doesn't last long! will the 29er be an asset or liability for the Boulder short track mtb races? i can see it shining on rockier stuff, those wheels just rollllll once they get going.

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeff

That is the question, Jeff. I rode the new bike yesterday and it was super tight. Definately different than a 26'er, but twitchey the way I like it. I plan on short trakeing it in july/august but need to continue to dial it in.

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

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