Friday, August 22, 2014

New Ride!

bar bag n GPS

secula tail light

medium GB bar bag

overview

The new ride is a 2012 Salsa Vaya. This is a great bike. Last year after a ride I stopped in at Old Spokes Home and hopped on it. With little adjustment it seemed like a perfect fit. I felt I was ready after being back on the road for 4 years to jump in and know what I really wanted to be riding.

Luckily Glenn still had this bike on holdover from 2012 as it has the SRAM double still. I dropped off my old wonderful Pacer as trade-in and had them match it as much as possible exactly for fit, as the Pacer was my personal version of FitWerx developed over 4 years :)

I worked with Justin to determine the build, largely based on the experience of Justin, Harris and Glenn I got a wonderful build.

We chose the Barlow Pass 38x700 which I proved work as high speed bomber cyclocross tires on class 4 rocky and rutted roads, zooming along and bunny hopping all the while! We added a SON hub to the stock wheels, the Edelux

The bag is a mounted on a Velo Orange rack.

Same old WTB Valcon that is SO comfy for me.

SKS fenders.

Double wrap of Salsa tape.

3 comments:

Pondero said...

Nice ride! It looks suitable (and encouraging) for many grand adventures.

bmike said...

that ride is sweet, jealous, a bit. always liked the vaya, just too much overlap with my IF and Fargo.

Greg Wallace said...

Thanks guys! It has been great so far.