Taylor's Pass Hunter Rando Dream Bike

by Igor Shteynbuk

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Figured I would shamelessly submit my recent Pass Hunter build for hopeful inclusion in the "Bike Build Ideas" section of the website. See attached for a quick backyard photo. Staying on-theme with the design intent of the frame, this build definitely falls into the retro-modern category. Downtube shifters, hybrid disc brakes, classic long reach handlebars, tubeless tires, dynamo headlamp, and a 2x (gasp) drivetrain. This build is directly inspired by the other two metallic graphite builds you guys have posted, taking cues from both of them while leaning heavily to the classic/vintage/retro rando side. My intent for this build was to assemble a truly all-road bike; something I could ride fast on the bike path, but easily crawl up the local trails. A simple, beautiful bike that could be ridden comfortably all day, in any type of weather. 

  • Crankset - IRD Defiant Double 46/30
  • Bottom Bracket - IRD QB-55, 118mm
  • Pedals - Shimano M520
  • Wheels - Crust 6-Bolt Disc Wheelset 32H
  • Tires - Panaracer Gravelking 650b x 42c
  • Tubes - Tubeless
  • Rim Tape - Tubeless
  • Handlebar - SimWorks Wild Honey 49cm
  • Handlebar Tape - Campandgoslow Eastern Rattler
  • Handlebar Plugs - Cinelli
  • Stem - Velo Orange Tall Stack 80cm
  • Headset - Velo Orange Grand Cru
  • Shifters - Dia Compe ENE 2x11
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano R7000, 2x11
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano R7000, 11spd, Medium Cage
  • Cassette - Shimano R7000 11spd, 11-32
  • Shift Housing - Shimano (included with rear derailleur)
  • Brake Levers - TRP RRL SR Retro
  • Brakes - Yokozuna Motoko, 160mm F/R
  • Brake Housing - Yokozuna Compressionless
  • Saddle - Brooks C17 Carved All-Weather
  • Seatpost - Daija 1b
  • Fenders - Velo Orange Wavy, 58mm
  • Fender Accessories - Velo Orange Rubber Mudflaps F/R
  • Racks - Nitto M18 front rack
  • Bags - N/A
  • Water Bottle Cage - King Cage Iris
  • Water Bottles - N/A
  • Bell - Spur Cycle Compact
  • Dynamo Hub - Shutter Precision PL-7
  • Dynamo Headlamp - Busch + Muller IQ-XS 80
  • Rear Light - Kiley LM-017

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