After their recent announcement that they had become official distributors for SRAM, I was very excited to browse through the new range of SRAM MTB parts that my supplier, Raleigh, now has in stock.
I have had access to a limited range of SRAM parts before (mostly those Raleigh fit to their bikes, and thus lower-end stuff), but now the flood-gates are well and truly opened. I am looking forward to getting my often greasy mitts on XX and X0 parts, as well as Avid brake systems, Truvativ finishing kit, and RockShox adjustable seatposts.
It has been a while since I got excited about anything in the MTB world, but this opportunity is too good to pass up on, so SRAM bedecked mountain bikes will be rolling out of my workshop very soon… Hmm. I’ve got an old Raleigh Special Projects full-sus frame that needs updating…
Interesting to note that many of the riders in the Giro opted for the slightly wider 25mm tyres to cope with the trying conditions of Northern Ireland. I am very much of the opinion that this is something we all could benefit from, especially with the current road conditions hereabouts! It certainly worked for me riding the Lakeland Loop sportive recently… (5hrs 42mins of blissful riding on my Clutterbuck Cycles steel frame tourer, including my best ever time up Hardknott Pass!)
Here’s an idea – a bike brand that’s focussed on building you the bike that you want! Carbon or steel; road, CX, MTB or somewhere in-between; the highest quality tubesets and components, put together perfectly by master mechanic, Jon, here in his workshop in Ulverston, Cumbria. Check it out at www.clutterbuckcycles.co.uk
It’s about time, many would say! Finally, I have got around to bringing Cyclewright’s on-line presence into the current century. Whether I will be up to keeping a blog running is open for debate at this point, but the intention is there, and with much goading and/or assistance from Caroline, I will attempt to make regular posts here. The topic could be anything, but it will mostly be bicycle related, so if that’s your bag, check in regularly. You might read something interesting!