Me racing the DIRTi at yesterday Eastern Region #cyclocross Rnd 8 at Welwyn. Thanks to Lesley for the photos.
The Jungle Fox II isn't the only carbon Plus rim NEXTIE make! They also make the distinctive Crocodile. This is available in both 27.5 and 29er with either 42 or 50mm widths.
Due to the weakness in the British Pound against the Dollar since the Brexit vote, I will sadly need to raise the prices of Travers Frames and bike builds, Nextie carbon rims and kLite dynamo lights. I have been holding off, hoping for the pound to bounce back but it is now 20% lower than it was on June the 23rd.
The price rise will take place on Monday 17th October and prices will raise by 10% on all of the above products. Obviously any orders currently going through or orders placed before Friday will be honored at the current price rate. So if you have been considering a new frame now is the time to pull the trigger!
I am raising the price by the minimum possible and absorbing the extra 10%.
The frames will still be cheaper to anyone outside of the UK due to the pound dropping more against the Dollar and Euro than the price increase since 23rd June. The price will not rise until 17/10/16
The Travers DIRTi aluminium rims are selling like hot cakes. This build is with Halo Whiteline hubs and Halo double butted spokes and aluminium nipples. Also Fibrax red rotors to add a bit of bling.
At just £99 a rim these build up into a great wheelset for £300 in this setup (without the Fibrax disc). They are tubeless and disc only. email firstname.lastname@example.org for other hub/spoke combinations
The great thing about NEXTIE rims is that they are so customisable.
You can have them Matte Black with no logo for the stealth look or you can have in your face fluor Green or Pink to make your eyes bleed!
The Nextie Wild Dragon has always be the go to rim for those looking to shed some weight on a 90mm Fat Bike rim. Combine that with a tri-spoke spokes and hub and you get a stunning looking wheels. The Nextie Wild Dragon Tri-Spoke.
Comparing frame sizes. As a comparison for a customer I set up a Medium 29+ Angus up with the same saddle height as a Large RUSSTi with 29er wheels to show the visual difference and saddle to handlebar height. The saddle height was 710mm in a straight line from the center of the BB to the top of the saddle.
There are a few component differences and between the 2 but it gives you a guide.
What an amazing way to break a bike in... Having managed to finally get the Travers RussTi built up last weekend and done a few local miles, I headed off to Pembrey Sands early on Saturday morning for 6 hours of racing at Tide to Tide. It was also the first time I would be using Jersey Pocket bars in anger...
Now, Wales in October isn't where I would normally go to see the sun, and with the intermittent deluges on the drive down, I still didn't expect 2 days of rides in glorious weather. The trails at Pembrey were in ace condition and the sighting lap revealed a loop that gave plenty of interest and a bit of everything from a stretch on the beach, doubletrack and twisty singletrack, soft sand and roots, and also made me change my mind on gearing as the stretch on the beach was relatively short and some of the climbs sharp. Racing kicked off at 2pm with a frantic first few laps that included an unexpected detour on lap one and a mix if skinny & fat tired bikes. Things soon sorted themselves out as the trails suited the mountain bikes more than the crossers. Carwyn Davies had pulled a gap out front, and I was gradually gapping the other soloists.
The nice chaps at Jersey Pocket had sent through a selection of Eat bars for the race and these were going down well. One small glitch with a lost bottle caused a wobble about 3 hours in, but with only a sub-20 minute lap was quickly sorted. The simple flavours are great as they are not overpowering, and the bars are easily washed down with a swig of drink.
The Lauf forks were working a treat, especially in combination with the Nextie carbon rims and 27.5+ tyres, helping keep any upper body fatigue at bay and also meaning some of the more sketchy corners could be hit faster and tighter with the up-front grip.
The gap to Carwyn gradually opened up to 6+ minutes, but he was too strong to catch and it stayed that way to the finish, even with my desperate attempt to get another lap in at the end, but only to miss the cut-off by a minute!. I’m now looking forward to racing against him again up at Fort William in 4 weeks time… where the pace may be more at my level!
Sunday gave me a chance to take the RussTi to Afan for some slightly different trails and to loosen the legs up after Saturday’s race. A quick lap of the Wall and Blue Scar trails was awesome in the sunshine and filled me with confidence for the trip up to Scotland. The swoopy bermed descent on the Blue Scar trail was a nice way to end the ride - lots of speed and the sound of tyres scrabbling for grip in the berms... Bring on Fort William!
Great recovery ride on the DIRTi this morning. Dry and dusty trails in October!
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