Photos by Fredrik Posse
It’s not everyday that PiNP does a Reader’s Rides post. In fact, it’s been months! When I received this email from Fredrik however, I had to share. The world of the fat tire road bike has expanded rapidly with the growing popularity of ‘gravel grinder’ rides. While I’ll say that cross bikes are the best all-rounders, some people want to tune their ride with a slightly different characteristics.
That’s what Fredrik achieved with his his new ride. Check out more below!
“From your recent rolls and adventures I have though a lot about what kind of riding I do, and enjoy the most. I have previously had some carbon and steel road bikes, but since I don’t race and hate having to take detours just to avoid rougher roads, it just made sense to get something more versatile…”
“As much as I would have loved to order a custom frame from a big company, or any of the artisan frame builders, my wallet just isn’t that fat, so I went with a custom frame by Polish company Rychtarski.
Its more of a Gravel Grinder type of bike than a purebred CX, hence the normal cable routing, and lower BB. But it still has Canti mounts and room for fatter tyres. Decided to add some Mudguard and Rack mounts if I were to do some light touring.”
“Tubes are mix of Columbus MAX and oversized Zona, with a MAX fork and stainless dropouts. SRAM Force/Rival gruppo, Thomson Post & Stem, SLR Saddle, FSA Bars with Fizik tape, Chris King Headset, TRP Brakes, ATAC pedals, Pasela tyres.”