Allan came to us after putting in some time on a 650B singlespeed.
He, like so many Siren owners, wanted a good fit & good looks. We discussed the proposed fit of his new bike, settled on the numbers and set about spec’ing the bike to suit his needs.
The frame is a 2012 John Henry, trimmed out with the good stuff. He has Paragon sliding dropouts (post mount brakes) should he ever want to convert the bike to a singlespeed. The frame fit is tailor made for his uses.
Components wise, we went with a full Shimano XT 2×10 drivetrain. I’ve come to really appreciate the finer details of Shimano drivetrains, as well as the lighter action in the shifting in recent years. We hand built the wheelset using Chris King hubs laced to the new NoTubes Arch EX rims. The new rims are a touch wider to give more volume than the original Arch rims. Additionally, they’re also a bit lighter while also being stiffer.
The bike comes together with a Thomson cockpit, Crank Brothers cobalt 11 bar, and a Fox Float 29 FIT fork. She stops with a set of Magura MT-6 brakes. They are light and strong, and have a great lever feel.