Today’s Readers’ Rides is a hand-built frame from Virginia from Våt Fot. Andrew shares with us some beautiful photos and a complete build spec so read on below for more!
I wanted to submit some pictures of my hand-made bike. This bike was hand-built in Richmond, VA, the USA by Gary, the one-man-show behind Våt Fot (@gary_fab) and assembled by me (@mandrew_artinek). Gary and I started chatting about geometry and what I wanted out of this bike in October of 2020 and the frame was painted and ready to build by March of 2021.
Gary was kind enough to prep and paint the bike while his hands were in bandages following a 40 mph collision with a deer while he was riding the gravel roads of the Shenandoah Valley here in Virginia.
This bike has been a blast to ride on the gravel roads of Virginia and has also been raced in a few early season crits with a simple swap of the wheels. It’s probably the best bike I’ve ever ridden and I’m looking forward to many more miles on this versatile rig!
The photographer behind these beautiful snaps is Grant, @gratstagram.
Frame: Våt Fot
Fork: Enve Adventure
Headset: Chris King Black and Gold
Hubs: Chris King Black and Gold
Bottom Bracket: Chris King Black and Gold
Chain: Wipperman Connex Black and Gold
Rims: Whisky No.9 30w
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Saddle: Fizik Tempo Argo
Cranks: Race Face w/ 42 tooth Wolf Tooth Chainring
Tires: Maxxis Rambler (45mm front, 40mm rear)
Drivetrain: SRAM Rival (10-42 cassette)
We’d like to thank all of you who have submitted Readers Rides builds to be shared over here. The response has been incredible and we have so many to share over the next few months. Feel free to submit your bike, listing details, components, and other information. You can also include a portrait of yourself with your bike and your Instagram account! Please, shoot landscape-orientation photos, not portrait. Thanks!