Just back from a big ride in the big country. Beautiful day on the bike. Crushing wind. Stunning countryside. I can’t wait to process all the pics. More next week. Time for dinner!
Orginally posted February 28th, 2011
I’ve been promising pics for a few weeks now. I finally got around to sharing them. Here is my new orange Salsa Vaya along with my build spec. I built this bike piece by piece.
It’s a beauty and I gotta say, I think I found my perfect bike for Dirty Kanza 200. I still love my Fargo for it’s ability to truly do ANYTHING, but this Vaya is a really, great platform for serious pavement and gravel miles.
OK…Here is my build spec.
Frame: Vaya – size 58
Seatclamp: Salsa Lip Lock – Orange
Headset: Custom Cane Creek 110 – Orange/Silver
Bar: Salsa Woodchipper 31.8
Stem: Salsa ProMoto Ti 31.8 x 100
Tape: Salsa Cork Black
Rear Derailleur: Sram Rival
Front Derailleur: Sram Rival
Crank: FSA Gossamer Cross 34-46
Cassette: Sram 11-28
Chain: Sram 10 spd
Brakes: Avid BB7 Road
Shifters: Sram Apex
Saddle: Fizik Aliante XM Mtn
Seatpost: Eriksen Ti Setback – Orange caps
Hubs – XTR M960 32 hole – Centerlock Disc
Rotors – Shimano XT Centerlock
Spokes – DT Swiss 2.0/1.8
Nipples – DT Swiss brass
Rims: Stans ZTR 355′s
Rim Tape: Stans Yellow
Tires: Currently Schwalbe Marathon Cross 700×38 with tubes
Jagwire Ripcord compressionless housing
Jagwire Stainless brake and shift cables – Tandem length rear brake cable needed
Shimano Dura Ace downtube shifter adapters
Salsa Nickless cages x 3 (2 shown)
Salsa Leather chainstay protector – black
Revelate Designs Tangle bag – Not shown
Arkel seat bag – not shown – One picture above with a Timbuk 2 seat bag
All in all, one sweet rig. For Dirty Kanza I suspect this bike will pretty much be identical except I will double wrap the bars and use a lighter tubeless wheel/tire set up.
Disclaimer – I work for Salsa Cycles. Frameset is a prototype provided at no charge. All other components were purchased.