Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday Bike Porn

I'm working on the Sea Otter photo essay and story, but since it is Friday and raining like all heck here, I felt like just showing off a sexy bike. I mean, Bike Porn Fridays might become a new feature around here... you never know...

Meet one of my current rides. Yes, I know I'm a spoiled brat, but when you are running a bike company, you can be one too...

Built up with SRAM Rival parts, it's a fun rig.


Full monocoque with a good length top tube; this 61cm size has a 59.8-ish top tube. I like to be stretched out.
The bike really has become more of a platform for the SRAM parts on it. The frame is a prototype and the program got shelved.


With the relative success of the 3VC carbon bikes, we opted not to run a monocoque frame- the 3VC is lugged and rides like a dream.

With this bike, I am lucky enough to have one of everything; Shimano Dura Ace, Campagnolo Record and SRAM Rival (I've been begging for a Force group... but so far I'm still at the back of the bus).

(Editor's Note; I forgot to mention that the darn thing weighs just a hair less than 17 pounds- like 16.8 lbs.)

I'm a lucky idiot... I know.

Happy Friday,
Tim

6 comments:

Chad Thompson said...

Are all your prototypes 60cm?

Radio Freddy said...

Beautiful! And the fact that it says "prototype" makes it that much cooler. If that was possible.

al said...

Can I get a part time job with you so I can get be part of the test programs?

Paterfamilias said...

This bus you say you are on, is it a short bus, and are you wearing a helmet?

Phil said...

Which brings the rider and bike weight package to.......?

Another nice rig from Masi. And yes, I do like the force gruppo.

stickboy said...

Nice whip. If you need to donate that to someone with a 38.5in inseam...give it to 'The Goodwill' or at least sell it to me, ha!