Dr Pain like JOM, is an equipment nut. After what Dr Pain felt were several life threatening experiences at past Ultra CX and endurance CX events, he decided he needed another bicycle. This bicycle would provide him with wider tires (tyres), better brakes, and gearing more suited towards the rigors of this genre of CX, while maintaining his road position.
Enter, Quiring Cycles, frames hand built in Michigan, US of A.
Dr Pain’s bike requirements were relatively simple. Road bike position, at least 2.0″ of tyre clearance, and the ability to use road cranks. Dr Pain is quite sensitive to the higher Q factor associated with MTB cranks.
Quiring Cycles Stainless Steel
Frame: Quiring Stainless Steel, built by Scott Quiring.
Fork: Niner 29’er rigid carbon
Headset: Chris King.
Seatpost: FSA Carbon.
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR.
Wheelset: American Classic 29’er Race.
Tyres: Specialized Renegade 1.8’s, 2.0″, or 2.5″ on the front, depending on the terrain. Alternatively, Schwalbe Furious Freds, 2.0″
Handlebars: Ritchey WCS.
Stem: Ritchey WCS, -17 degree.
Shifters: SRAM Red.
Derailleurs: SRAM X0 rear, SRAM Red front.
Crankset: SRAM Red Carbon, 172.5mm, 48 / 34 chainrings.
Bottom Bracket: SRAM.
Cassette: SRAM 11-36 for the mountains, or 11-23 for around Gainesville, FL.
Brakes: TRP Spyre mechanical.
Bottle Cages: King Cage Titanium.
Additional Brake Levers: TRP Carbon Cross Top.
Titanium bolts just about everywhere.
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