What I’m Riding:
Travis from Freewheel Hayes lent me his team Hunter cross bike. I’ve been on one cross bike since I started racing, its aluminum, made in a factory, and equipped with SRAM. I’ve sat here—in front of the computer— and quietly lusted after Hunters for years. I had a chance to buy a Hunter track frame years ago, when he made some flat black Mikkelsen/Kamikaze tribute frames and I slept on it. Foolish.
Anyways, getting to ride a custom frame—from any builder—before ordering one, is a rad opportunity, and well worth it. I jumped on Travis’ bike, no changes necessary, and almost started laughing. So smooth, and so capable. How does a bike transfer that sense of capability? No idea but this one does just that. This Hunter rolling Ultegra/Dura-Ace equipped, with an Enve fork and Stans 29er rims, is fantastic. After riding aluminum for so long you almost forget how annoying it can be, and you forget how forgiving steel can be. Leave it to one of the best shops in SF and all time best dudes around to dial a set-up so perfectly.
This fall I’m racing a Hunter.