I always ask..."what if...". No matter what. What if that bike had more travel? What if THAT bike HAD travel? What if I could go down that set of stairs...on a touring bike? What if...
So as I get older and stiffer and much sorer than last year, and the year before, and...I think about e-MTBs and 'what if'. And yes, I HATE e-Bikes! But. What if? My theory is "when I can't ride any longer, I'll need to think of something...what if..."
So when I saw the new Husqvarna Mountain Cross...yeah, THEY make bikes...I had to look into it. Then rumblings started of COTIC coming out with an e-bike! WOOOO! But that's years away. Then I met a guy who works for Ducati, yeah, they sell ebikes...he wasn't will to help out so I did some digging into my vendor basket...
Out of the blue came Mondraker...I didn't really consider them as they never have bikes, so when I reached out to my rep? Within a few days the bike was on it's way!
So I present to you: PROTON DEATH PROJECT Mondraker Crafty TRR!
I had to do a complete, ugh, but of course we'll strip off all the crappy parts and put some nice stuff on it: Ohlin's, TRP, e*thirteen and so on...but we'll mess around and see how it goes! Stay tuned!
I got the complete this time, just to guy, sell off and replace with the good stuff!
One burly, smooth, sick fork! Waiting for it's new home...on the Proton!
Out with the GuideR and in with the good stuff!
Of course! Only the best!
RaceFace stuff is for the birds...using the super light and strong e*13 stuff as always!
Matching perfection! Replace the factory Kashima Fox stuff with some real suspension!
Designed for hard pack...which will work perfectly on the roads to work!
Intergalactic, carbon, light, strong and 35mm rise!
Rebuild date: 7-14-2022 to 8-3-2022
First Ride: 7/14/2022
Mondraker Crafty XL alloy frame
Bosch CX 4G motor
Bosch K300 Display and controls
Ohlins RXF38 fork, 170mm, 51 offset
Ohlins TTX 2 Air 205x65 shock
e*thirteen Vario Dropper 120-150mm
e*thirteen TRS Race Carbon e-cranks 165mm
e*thirteen ring, 34t, alloy
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain
SRAM GX Eagle cassette
TRP TR12 Drivetrain (coming soon)
TRP DHR EVO Brakes
TRP R1 rotors, 203mm
e*thirteen carbon race bar, 35mm x 800mm
e*thirteen race stem, Intergalactic
Wolftooth Dropper Trigger
The Death Projects 30mm carbon rims
White Industries XMR+ hubs
Pillar racing spokes
Schwalbe Magic Mary / Big Betty 29x2.4 rubber (for now)
SpeedBox 1.0 Smart chip