Friday, September 12, 2008
A big day for big Drew.
New big bike. Drew is so excited about his new Titus Racer X 29er. To those of you unfamiliar with fanatical bike lingo, the "29er" refers to the 29-inch diameter of the wheels. Most mountain bikes have 26-inch diameter wheels. The big wheels roll over obstacles better, and the geometry fits him better. So far, it is a dream to ride. It is the first bike Drew has built up brand new in 9 years. Previous "new" bikes had old parts. He put SRAM X.0 and Shimano XT components on it. Wheelset is Mavic Cross Max. Richy carbon riser bar. Elixer haudraulic disc brakes. Fox F120 RLC fork. Ergon grips adn Thompson seatpost. He is spinning Hutchinson Python tires. Sweeeeeeet.
We took it out for its maiden voyage last Friday and checked out the burn area adjacent to Salt Lake Valley in the Corner Canyon area. These photos are taken on Bonneville Shoreline trail. Personally, I think the landscape looks really cool and stark after a fire. Plus, you can see the rocks better.
As a bone, Drew threw me a new drive train: all new Shimano chain, chainrings, and cogset plus cables and housing. Jube runs smoothly now.
Thanks to Jim and Steve for playing with us and to Heather for cooking us fabulous pasta feed afterward.