I ride around town on my OTSO Waheela C or SOMA Wolverine to the tune of 40 miles every Sunday. And all 40 miles I wish I had a comfortable suspension/hardtail! Those steps, that curb, that drop...so many cool things around town to jump over or play around on...but my mountain bikes are just that "MOUNTAIN BIKES". (Everything is very 'purpose built'.) They are amazing to ride for hours in the woods, but put them on a road and...no way!
So I was thinking the past few weeks about what to do...and I did some digging. And finally, after looking at nearly EVERYTHING out there, found Shand, again!
I thought about them in the past, but never pulled the trigger. I looked at one bike in particular, the BAHOOKIE, and tossed it onto 'Bike Insights' to compare it to my OTSO and SOMA...and...
PERFECT! Just enough swag to be fun to ride, yet upright enough for a long day in the saddle! But that's not all! Aside from my 'TDP' custom carbon wheels and some very cool bits, this bike is going to be wicked different!
Yellow! Manitou R7 Pro, the usual, bulletproof TR12 drivetrain, carbon bits everywhere to keep it light and fast! Some WIDE Mezcal rubber.
Scottish-made hardcore touring bike!
My go to and super light!
Been dying to try a Manitou, and what better than this beaut!
Great new product line!
I had a vision, so went after it. And here you go! v.1.
THE go to drivetrain!
Improve your braking power, feel & modulation with zero noise output. Reap the benefit of our high-performance ceramic-based Red Label RACE brake pad
Another GO TO brake that just works! And why not go hardcore to match the frame and what I plan on doing with it!
As always! Yeah, they might be pricey, but what that's good these days isn't!? Super sticky and super comfortable! Especially for LONG rides. EVERY bike thas these, aside from my hardcore MTB's, they run these or DMR Death grips only.
Vittoria is quickly becoming my go-to tire of choice! Great trail tires and superb all a rounders like the Mezcal!
Start Date: 11/10/2021
End Date: 11/10/2021
First Ride: 11/10/2021
-Shand Bahookie XL Steel custom frame
Mustard Yellow/Black trim
-Manitou R7 Pro 120mm fork
-Wolftooth Premium headset
-TRP TR12 drivetrain
-e*thirteen HelixR cassette (bronze)
-e*thirteen XCX carbon cranks
-e*thirteen 34t ring
-e*thirteen Vario dropper 150mm
-TRP Trail EVO brakes
-180/180 TRP R1 rotors
-ProTaper 2020 bar
-Protaper 35mm stem
-The Death Projects custom carbon trail wheels
-Vittoria Mezcal rubber 29x2.25 (tanwall)
-Terry Fly Ti gel saddle
-e*thirteen Vario dropper post