2017 Philly Bike Expo: Weaver Cycle Works Jersey Devil Gravel Bike – Jarrod Bunk

2017 Philly Bike Expo: Weaver Cycle Works Jersey Devil Gravel Bike
Words and photos by Jarrod Bunk

Hailing from South of Jersey, Weaver Cycle Works, made their way out to PBE with this Jersey Devil themed bike.  The Jersey Devil is a mythical creature that can take down livestock, much in the way that this 47c equipped bike can tackle the varying terrain that it was designed around. The Jen Green head badge pulls the theme together along with the “13” which is for the cursed 13th Leed’s child (the Jersey Devil).

Built with a 1x drivetrain in mind this SRAM Force-equipped bike is propelled forward with a blend of White Industries R30 cranks, CLD hubs, and their new headset, and halted just as quickly by Paul Component Klampers.  This is Weaver’s personal bike, and I’ve been told he only rides steel forks, so even though it’s built with a 44mm headtube, there will not be carbon on it anytime soon for him.  Much like every Weaver this bike is 100% custom from the geo to the paint, if you’re into it, drop him a line and you to can rip a bike where the devil is in the details.

 

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  • The skulls in the paint are so fucking good. Love this!

    • dan scheie

      Any idea if his bikes are hand painted or do they use a hydrographics process? All those skulls would take forever by hand…

      An example of hydro (caution video is super loud for some reason.)

      https://youtu.be/enFSoiCo-lA?t=49

      • Mark Weaver

        It was hydro dipped.

  • GNARdina

    This paint job looks so similar to the old Volume cutter fixed gear from like 10 years ago. Loved that paint job, and love this one too, and the skulls are just awesome.

    • Jeffrey Emerson Whitehurst

      My brother just bought one of those, new old stock… it looks incredible

  • Matthew J

    White Ind., Thomson, Velocity, Paul. Nicely done.

  • alex

    THAT [VERONICA VAUGHN] IS ONE FINE PIECE OF ACE

  • Beau

    Beautiful bike. Love the skulls m/ Question, though. Why use the giant head tube with a steel fork? I know I would never swap a matching fork out of a bike painted like that.

    • Mark Weaver

      The fork has a 1 1/4″ taper steerer tube.

      • boomforeal

        wow! why?

  • JimmyMcNulty

    the silver 1x white ind crankset is absolutely going on my next bike. such class.

  • mp

    Respect to the builder and painter.

  • sturtlovinggood

    Love it. Love the choice of steel for the fork, too. Mark, if you’re still listening, was there any thought going with unicrown instead of segmented? I see a few segmented builds on the site.

    • Mark Weaver

      No real reason, originally i built a segmented fork for that frame, but decided to switch it up at the last minute.

  • R.P. Treb

    South Jerz art at its finest.

  • boomforeal

    if it’s true he won’t be running a carbon fork, i wonder why he went with a 44mm head tube?

    definitely heavier than a straight 1 1/8″ head tube, or even a tapered one, and i imagine it makes for a bit harsher of a ride, too

  • Brent Kyono

    Would love to see more photos of chainring/tire clearance at the chainstay on bikes like this. It’s a part of the frame that takes a mighty bit of work to get right, not to mention it looks awesomely intricate!

  • terriblemcnaughton

    That has to be one of the more beautiful bikes i have ever seen. From the parts package, to paint, to fine details, that is a seriously bad Jessie. coming from a BMX background I am a complete sucker for a nice unicrown fork with straight legs. I wish I saw more builds, such as the Crust Dreamer, with them.