Touring Bike 2 – ‘The Beastlet’

‘The Beastlet’ – Steel Tourer (2015- )

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Make and Model
Kona Rove (2014 model), modified for touring with new wheels and chainset

Frame:  Steel (disc brake)
Fork:  Project 2 Steel (disc brake)
Frame and forks are identical to Kona Sutra 2014/15 touring bike
Handlebar:  Flared Drop Bar (cyclo-cross bar)

Wheels:  Handbuilt 700c, 36-spoke wheels.  Mavic A319 rim-brake rims on Shimano XT disc hubs
Tyres:  Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700c (35mm)
Brakes:  Hayes CX Expert cable-actuated discs (160mm rotors)

Drivetrain (2×10 derailleur, mountain bike drivetrain with road shifters)
Mechs:  Rear – SRAM X9; Front – SRAM Apex
Shifters:  SRAM Apex Double-Tap
Chainset:  SRAM X5 39/24T – External Bottom Bracket
Cassette:  SRAM 1090 10-speed, 11-32T
Pedals:  Shimano SPD double-sided clips (mountain bike pedals)

Racks:  Tubus.  Logo rear, Ergo lowrider front. Steel.
Saddle:  Stock WTB Cyclocross Saddle
Mudguards:  SKS Urban 42 (clip-on)

Overall bike weight, inc racks etc): approx 13.5kg (30lb)

Panniers:  Ortlieb Plus (waterproof) front and rear panniers; front are 2014 vintage, rears 2015 – replaced after crash)
Bar Bag:  Axiom 10 litre (waterproof)
Rack Bag:  90-litre backpack cover – also used as hold luggage when flying

Overall luggage weight: approx 24kg (53lb)

Combined weight, fully-loaded: approx 37.5kg (82.5lb)