John is one of those cyclists that doesn’t fits any category. He likes absolutely everything related to riding and is not afraid of any terrain, having recently developed a tremendous passion for those covered in sand, rocks or mud.
When we started talking about his bike, the concept of it was obvious: An all-terrain with which he could fearless adventure in any route, trip or just the day to day of his life in Salzburg. He wanted to keep a simple, sober and clean aesthetic.
We opted for a combination of Columbus Zone and Life tubing, the recommended ones for off-road use. The geometry had to properly work both on and off the road, so we kept a relatively low bottom bracket height (but higher than on the road) and a slightly slacker head tube angle. A high head tube ensures a comfortable position and a balanced weight distribution that prevents understeer in technical descents. The wiring is internal through the down tube and external in the chain stays. A slightly larger than necessary size will allow the bike to pack stuff inside the front triangle for a trip.
The specifications of the bike fell relied on SRAM, who collaborated in the project by providing ZIPP 303 Tubeless wheels, a SRAM FORCE CX1 groupset with disc brakes and, finally, ZIPP finishing kit.
The paint jobe, done by KilianBoy, represents a killer design by Philipp Doms that inspires speed through the fork thanks to its effects in red.
It is just the example of a bike that perfectly meets the needs and way of having fun of its owner.
Find out a bit more about it at CycleExif.