I haven’t shared much here on the blog about my current bike set up lately. Partly because I am in transition and have several new bikes in process. But partly it is because I have been stable for the past year with the following rig.
But…I did find some time to ride with a good friend, Ben. Those following along here at the Gnat blog for a while know I’ve been riding with Ben for a long time. In fact, I could do an incredible photo series about our morning rides if I took the time to go through the archives. Ben is a lover of wool, meat and fine bicycles. He has quite a collection and his newest rig and creation is nothing short of astounding.
This bike is Ben’s second Pofahl. His other is a custom made drop bar fatbike. It’s a stunner too. I have pics somewhere but here is one of him riding it a few years back.
Ben currently works for Whisky bike parts and prior to that worked for Salsa Cycles. Prior to joining us at QBP, he owned a really successful specialty retail shop that put out some incredible bicycles. This bike is a culmination of many years of thought and experience. My favorite feature is the permanently mounted, front rack (which is a an old Salsa Casseroll rack). I look at that front triangle and can’t imagine the gear Ben can pack in there (he’s a pack rat!). Of course it has Whisky’s new carbon, 50mm wide, tubeless, 27.5 rims. This bike is simply gorgeous and deserves to be seen so I figured I’d post it up here. Enjoy. Click on any pic below to go to slideshow mode.
But….while both Ben and I love bikes, they aren’t just for collecting. Here’s one quick snap from that morning ride. What a bike and what a morning. Thank you Ben!