Wooden Mountain Bike Races the Leadville 100

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    • #121670

      This showed up in my inbox, and I thought it was pretty interesting:

      I am a small builder of wood bicycles located in Denver, CO and I just had one of my wood bikes finish the Leadville 100, a 100 mile endurance mountain bike race here in Colorado starting at over 10,000 feet. We did it on a wood bike, which to our knowledge is a world’s first. This also may be the most beautiful mountain bike ever and it is made entirely from a tree hit by a car here in Denver.

      http://connorcycles.com/latest/2013-leadville-100/
      http://connorcycles.com/latest/d-u-r-t- … ming-soon/

      Some specifics on the bike:
      Ash wood/kevlar frame
      Hollow Carbon Fiber FSA K-Force Light race components (Stem, seatpost, cranks, etc)
      DT Swiss 110mm suspension fork
      Magura 8 Carbon Disc Brakes
      29er wheels with Ghisallo wood rims
      Fourteen-speed Rholoff internal gearhub
      Gates carbon belt drive
      http://connorcycles.com/bikes/durt-mountain-bike/

      I’ve gotta say, this is a pretty sweet-looking MTB:

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    • #121671

      What a gorgeous bike! That, however, is not the reason for this post.

      Fourteen-speed Rholoff internal gearhub

      Wow, that’s gotta look like a Rube Goldberg machine on the inside.

      At only $1,500 a pop, I may get two and hold one to look at as I ride the other one.

    • #121672
      "schwim" wrote

      What a gorgeous bike! That, however, is not the reason for this post.

      Fourteen-speed Rholoff internal gearhub

      Wow, that’s gotta look like a Rube Goldberg machine on the inside.

      At only $1,500 a pop, I may get two and hold one to look at as I ride the other one.

      I think you forgot to add a 0! That is a sweet bike though! How about those wood wheels!?

    • #121673
      "schwim" wrote

      What a gorgeous bike! That, however, is not the reason for this post.

      Fourteen-speed Rholoff internal gearhub

      Wow, that’s gotta look like a Rube Goldberg machine on the inside.

      At only $1,500 a pop, I may get two and hold one to look at as I ride the other one.

      Woa, I kinda glanced over that. That’s insane!

    • #121674
      I think you forgot to add a 0! That is a sweet bike though!

      $1500 JUST for the geared internal rear hub

    • #121675
      "mtbgreg1" wrote
      I think you forgot to add a 0! That is a sweet bike though!

      $1500 JUST for the geared internal rear hub

      Ahh, gotcha. I’ll take 2!

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