I’m quite happy with my new bike. 🙂
It’s a special day … new bike day!
I’ve long wanted to add a gravel/all-road bike to my stable and today that is happening, as I took possession of a semi-custom bike from Denver, Colorado based Rodeo Adventure Labs. Don’t let these sexy photos fool you, I spec’d this bike (Trail Donkey 3.0 is the model) to be a practical, blue-collar, gravel workhorse.
Complementing the carbon frame and fork, my build of choice includes a Rival 1 gearbox, 40 tooth crank affixed to a creak-suppressing T47 bottom bracket. The entire rig will be rolling atop carbon 700c tubeless rims, shredding dirt courtesy of 40mm tires. My ass will enjoy the luxury of a dropper post, and I’ll be navigating this steed via a carbon cockpit.
I expect to be pushing this go-anywhere bike over miles and miles of gravel, single-track, and even the occasional stretch of tarmac.
Big thanks to everyone at Rodeo Adventure Labs who helped me in this purchase process.
Happy new bike day to me! 🚵🏼♂️
Kelly and I both have new bikes coming into our possession soon, so it was time to commence a project to allow for additional carrying capabilities. Airstream does offer their own proprietary bike rack, but it’s ridiculously expensive and is permanently mounted to the trailer — two characteristics I was hoping to avoid.
So, like many of friends, I opted for an entirely different approach. Specifically, I sought out a welder to fabricate a custom hitch received that is mounted into the bumper, directly attached to the trailer’s frame.
To carry bikes, I’ve purchased a 1Up bike rack that fits perfectly into the 2″ receiver … which also happens to be the same same receiver on my truck. Now, I can easily swap the bike carrier between the trailer and truck as I please.