As part 2 of our 5 part preview we have another bike going to NAHBS this year. This is a Titanium Deluxe 29'er set up for winter riding (or shredding as the case might be).
Safety and durability were 2 of the main concerns we wanted to address when undertaking this project. The high visibility paintjob and reflective decals and accessories make for riding at night much safer, which also happens far more frequently this time of year.
The studded Nokian tires also make for a much more stable ride on the ice that is everywhere this time of year (especially here in New England).
The internally geared SRAM i-motion 9 speed rear hub keeps those gears shifting even when the drivetrain is covered in icy sludge.
Simple and minimal full cable housing keeps the muck out of the lines.
Disc brakes also make for more predictable and powerful stopping.
This bike also features full size stainless steel fenders to keep you dry and a waterproof BaileyWorks rack bag (also with a highly reflective element) to keep your spare pair of socks dry.