Garrett’s Hunter Disc Cross

Santa Cruz, I think I’m in love and while it may be an infatuation with the trails, the wood or just the people, every time I go there, my heart palpitates. On Wednesday, Vernor scooped me up and we headed south from SF, along the coastal roads. We met up with Garrett from Strawfoot and it was a pleasant surprise.

Strawfoot is one of those companies that I never would have known about if it weren’t for Vernor, so to finally see the operation and bags in person, solidified my expectations. More on that to come but for now, a little on Garrett’s new Hunter disc cross bike.

Bicycle camping in Santa Cruz is something I’ve yet to experience but with its endless amount of fire, frontage and park roads, any weekend can turn into some solitary time in the ‘wood. When Garrett approached Rick Hunter about a bike, Rick wanted to try something a little different.

Discs, a rather unique cable routing style and Sim Works by Nitto components are simply accents to Rick’s excellent craftsmanship and engineering prowess. Ok, I’m done sugar coating the work of Mr. Hunter. This bike rules. It’s going to look better with age, after chips and dings but right now, it’s so easy on the eyes…

  • Giovanni Pirajno

    That fork crown, and those fat chain stays. This is one of the best bikes ever IMO. And, I’m sure you meant palpitates, palpates is very funny though!

  • http://www.neilbridge.co.uk/ Mr_Bridge

    Love it, the rear end in particular! What are those chainrings?

    • JPTAILLON

      OEM Sram… they changed the design on the new generation

  • Jon B.

    Sick! Brother from a different mother.

  • Wade Stevens

    segmented forks get me every time

  • Goog Smells

    What kind of seatpost is that? It’s awesome!

    • RyanMcAroni

      Sim Works by Nitto

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Sim Works by Nitto

      • Goog Smells

        Thanks! I guess I should have clicked through the hyperlink you posted in your write up…

  • Harry

    Coolest bike Ive seen in a long time!

  • Tyler Shannon

    I love dream, beautiful bikes that i can actually afford.

  • kermitonwheels

    I love the very elegant brake cable solution (as a great example of the thinking that’s obviously gone into this bike). Beautiful.