Shimano SLX groupâ€”replaces LX and Hone, aimed at the trail bike/all-mountain market. Our set up will be decidedly big-hitish, with a bashguard double crank, and oversize front rotor.
Rock Shox Monarch rear shockâ€”The newest version of Rock Shox’s platform damper. Perfect for a single pivot bike like the Heckler.
Halo Freedom Disc Rimsâ€”The SLX group doesn’t include wheels, so Halo’s US distributor, Bicycle Technology International, sent a set of Halo Freedom Disc rims our way. I built these up with Wheelsmith double butted spokes. 28mm wide, very stiff, not too heavy either at 570 grams.
A few pictures of the build process:
Still waiting on rotors and a chain. Maybe Santa will come through.
Happy Holidays and all that jazz, go give your mum a kiss.