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Custom Bikepacking Build

Meet, the Syrup Hog, a bike I built completely from scratch with very little bike building knowledge.  As with most of my projects, all it took was a willingness to make mistakes and seek knowledge from those with more experience than I.  Each part was meticulously researched, second guessed, and obsessed over.  There are no words to describe my love for this bike, so instead I'll share the specs for my fellow bike nerds:

  • 51 cm Bassi Hogs Back Frame

  • Jones Bars and purple ESI Chunky Grips

  • Specialized Bridge Sport Saddle

  • Drive Train

    • SRAM GX Eagle Derailleur

    • SRAM Eagle1x12 Cassette

    • RaceFace 36T Cinch ChainRing

    • RaceFace Aeffect Crankset

    • RaceFace Chester Pedal

  • Brakes

    • Velo Orange Grand Cru Brake Levers

    • TRP Spyke Mechanical Disk Brakes

  • Wheels (Hand Built by Old Spokes Home)

    • Velocity Blunt SS Rims 27.5"

    • Kasai Field Serviceable Dynamo Hub

    • Shimano Deore XT Rear Hub

    • 47 x 650B WTB BYWAY Tires

  • Lighting (wired by yours truly)

    • Sinewave Cycles Beacon Dynamo Light

    • Supernova E3 Tail Light

  • Bags n' Stuff

    • Tubus Logo Evo Classic Rack

    • Ortlieb 25L Gravel Panniers

    • Apidura 14L Expedition Handlebar Pack

    • Salsa Anything Cage and Bag


March - May 2021


  • Researcher

  • Builder

  • Rider

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