So the cats out of the bag! Thank god, it was getting stuffy in there! So, Gambler Death Project is about to be a real thing. Mark the date: 4/24/2020. Apex of COVID. Trying times. But so comes the epic Gambler Death Project build! Mean. Slack. Long. Mullet! Yeah, you heard me: MULLET! This thing is going to be radical! Down to its cerakote paint job. All black. All matte. All mean.
All thanks to the guys at Ferrum bikes in Las Vegas, NV! It was a pleasure working with the 'locals' this time around. Although some great frames were in the mix: Chromag, Shand, REEB, etc. They took the cake for unique, different, and a bit crazy!
180mm fork. Carbon galore! Unique. Utterly wild geometry. Hand made steel. One project to eclipse them all? At least I hope! Stay tuned, it'll be a while, but worth it!
Gambler Death Project is alive! As of 7/1/2020 the project is done! Let the riding begin!
Chromoly, long, slack, and mean! Picture it, for now, in satin black cerakote if you will. Super rad mullet build!
Love e*thirteen of late! So doing most of the drivetrain and cockpit in their stuff. And I'm doing these 'short' for fewer strikes, hopefully.
I've been looking to use Goodyear rubber for some time. This is the perfect time as it just happens to match what I'm doing for the color of the bike: all black with bits of white.
Because it's gorgeous!
Something new. Radical. Different.
Loving my DVO Beryl led to this 180mm beast! One of the best long travel out there.
This one was just easiest as it's made for that crank!
35mm and way unique! The setup is something I've not seen before, and I love DMR!
Just the name! And Cane Creek rocks Headsets!
The best of the best! And they are, well, black!
Why? Why not! And they are HUGE and black...and so cool!
Only the best for Gambler Death Project!
Just black. Mostly. Because...black! And because...Reaper!
Super Sticky, super comfy! I have 3 sets now and love them.
I put effort into all my builds aside from JUST the build. Little things. Like these headset spacers. A mix of carbon and BoxOne...very cool!
Gotta match! box...the new wicked!
Something new and hopefully amazing!
Trying something different on this one too. Highly recommended, so why not!
Start Date: 4/27/2020 (frame ordered)
Build start: 6/19/2020
END Date: 6/30/2020
First ride: 7/01/2020
Gambler Death Project:
Ferrum NV-HT in Satin Black Powdercoat
DVO Onyx SC D1 180mm fork
Nextie/226 Sources 3k carbon rims
I9 1/1 Hubs
Goodyear Newton EN 27.5 x 2.6 tire (rear)
Goodyear Newton ST 29 x 2.6 tire (front)
Cane Creek Hellbender70 Headset
TRP Quadiem brakes
TRP33 rotors 203/203
BEAST carbon bar (Germany)
Joystick Binary saddle
OneUp 180mm dropper
Wolftooth dropper trigger
e*thirteen alloy pedals
box headset spacers
e*thirteen LG1 Race carbon crankset
Absolute Black elliptical chainring 30t
box one 9 prime shifter
box one 9 prime derailleur
box one 9 prime 9-speed cassette
box one 9 prime chain