Parts are starting to arrive for the first bike-build of 2019. Usually Davy Sprocket builds all wheels in-house, but for this bike we’ve turned to the extremely skilled (and equally fastidious) @handbuilt.cc . Steve has created a sublime sub-1300gm wheelset (inc tape and valves) using Duke SLS2 rims and Acros hubs. Despite the low weight, the rims are new-school wide with a 28mm front / 26mm rear inner rim diameter. #mtb #xc #xco #xcm #dukewheels #goldnipples #wheelset
Last night in Thredbo and another quick evening lap - this time up to Eagle’s Nest and back down the AM trail (with just a taste of Easy Street on the way up). #thredbomtb #thredboallmountaintrail #mtb #allmountain #hopehb160 #hopetech #justkeeppedaling
Great to be back in Thredbo... doubly great to be able to get out for a few sneaky laps before sunset. #thredbo #mtb #sunset
While I’m proud of every build we do, this one takes the cake for my favorite build since starting Davy Sprocket. Despite being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, Ellie has inherited a love for riding and a (slight) competitive streak. I had to beg her to stop riding for 2 minutes to take these shots - that’s all the time I had before she was back on the bike and cutting more laps of the local pump track (despite having ridden for an hour beforehand). The bike started life as a standard (but still very good) Orbea MX20 Team Disc kid’s bike. As colour choice was limited, the bike was stripped and sent to @bikes_by_steve for an amazing gloss candy fade paint job. To do the frame justice the original components were replaced with those from Hope, Answer and Bombshell. The originally specced drivetrain (Shimano Altus 9 speed) seemed like too much range for someone using gears for the first time and the derailleur cage hung dangerously close to the ground. The solution? SRAM GX DH 7 speed derailleur and shifter paired with a Hope 7 speed cassette. Finally, the 4 finger Shimano brakes were replaced with Hope X2 calipers with lightweight (and petite) Race levers. #mtb #gromit #custommtb #myorbea #custompaint #purple #blue #hopetech #kidswhoride #20aintdead
Merry Christmas from Davy Sprocket HQ! (Yes, today is Christmas Eve... it’s just we don’t intend to look at our phones tomorrow).