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 T-RR!
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!
Using something I haven't used in a LONG time...SRAM! So far really nice!! My typical GO TO is TRP/e*13 on the drivetrains, but wanted to clear up some space around the motor and battery...so going wireless! Why not! E-Bike and all!?
This stuff is not only amazing, but super easy to install! So cleaning up the cables just works on an ebike...more electronics to match the Project!
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
** Rockshox Reverb AXS coming soon...
e*thirteen TRS Race Carbon e-cranks 165mm
e*thirteen ring, 34t, alloy
e*thirteen HelixR 10-50 t cassette (intergalactic)
SRAM GX Eagle AXS shifter and derailleur
TRP DHR EVO Brakes
TRP R1 rotors, 203mm
e*thirteen carbon race bar, 35mm x 800mm
e*thirteen race stem, Intergalactic
Wolftooth Dropper Trigger
e*thirteen alloy e-bike TRS wheelset
Continental Kryptotal 29x2.4 rubber
e*thirteen alloy pedals
DMR OiOi white/black camo saddle