Karl Strugnell has come back to cycling after a break and is making a good go at it. But what about his bike? Specialist frame builders Reilly have built him a titanium work of art, which is also the perfect tool for his big return to the sport.
Today's rig is a Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc that has already had a number of upgrades performed and has also well and truly convinced its Californian owner, Nick of the advantages of owning a disc braked road machine.
We've seen a lot of custom bikes here at Readers' Rigs but not too many that have such a history behind them as David from Oklahoma City's Hans Schneider custom. Through 21 years of ownership this bike has been through a couple of different looks in that time as it's accompanied David to France, Italy, Belgium and more in the early 2000's and is still going strong today.
I don't think today's reader Mitch could disagree with me describing him as somewhat of a Litespeed tragic as his past stable of bikes have included a number of Litespeed steeds. After a chance meeting with the firm's Head Designer and Engineer at the Richmond Worlds there was only one way that this story was ever going to end - a new Litespeed!
This submission is a very sharp looking Eddy Merckx EMX-3 that's a bike with Belgian origins but an Italian heart and is owned by an Asian from Mexico - it doesn't get much more international than that. A fine mix of traditional Campagnolo and modern design KCNC, topped off with a stunning paint job.
Is it a road bike? cross bike? or a gravel bike? Who cares about definitions it's a fun bike! Our returning Readers' Rigs alumni Joey from San Francisco is back again in Readers' Rigs with yet another bike that has some struggling to define it but that can't keep the smile off of Joey's face everytime he rides it, a sweet Specialized Crux E5 cross frame built up with American Classic 27.5 tubeless wheels, Sram Red and more.
At over seventy years old our reader today Albert from Massachusetts is carving up the beautiful back country roads of his state on his Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod decked out with Dura-Ace, Zipp 303's and more. He loves it so much that it is supposed to be his 'last' bike....
It's a few years since his last appearance in Readers' Rigs, but PEZ fan Joey from San Fransisco is back with a very different rig - a very smartly presented black Specialized E5 Smartweld. Quite a difference from his loud and proud pink ride previously featured on PEZ.
Cannondale's SuperSix Evo has been a popular bike all over the world and today we have one reader who is certainly in love with the model - and the brand having a couple of Cannondales in his collection in South Africa. The SuperSix Evo featured today is light, stiff and looks damned fine - what else could you want as reader Raymond explains....