There are many carbon gravel bikes out there on the trails, but we've not seen so many in titanium, and what a better example than a frame made by Litespeed. Mitch in Winston-Salem has an Litespeed Ultimate equipped with SRAM, Hunt, fizik and TRP.
Aerobikes have been the top of many people's shopping lists, and the Canyon AEROAD is high on the 'must haves' of the cycling world. Mickel Kobeck, in Chattanooga, owns one of the first to grace the North American shores... a feast for the eyes.
We love it when Readers' Rigs alumni come back to the column years after their first appearance on Pez so when David from New York got in contact it was easy to say 'yes' to another Readers' Rigs feature with him - especially when he sent us in some pics of his ride, a sweet, custom made titanium Seven Axiom SL fitted out with Sram etap.
First impressions are not always correct. On face value; Mark's Factor 02 looks quite plain, but after close examination... It's a work of modern art. From the one piece handlebar/stem to the Enve wheels and the Sram groupset, and let's face it, that paint job is just stunning.
Today's Readers' Rig is a real 'beaut' from down-under. Nic had a Baum Orbis frame hand-made in remembrance of his grandmother and then shod it with SRAM Etap and a pair of Schmolke wheels. Nic tells us all about it, along with some great photos.
This weeks Readers' Rig comes all the way from Northern Colorado Rockies and is multi use Cinelli bike all the way from Italy, and yes, it's made with Columbus aluminum tubes. Shane wanted a workhorse he could throw around that would punch above its weight. It's certainly a beauty.