Apr 3, 2015
We like everything about this bike. Brandon wanted a durable, no nonsense build for his west coast tour this year, and this mean Vaya doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for improvement. Custom built wheels are 36 spoke, Shimano M756 hubs laced to Velocity Chukker rims, a bombproof set of wheels that will take a hefty amount of loading and abuse. Wide range touring gearing is full XT with the new Gevenalle GX shifters. Powerful dependable braking is provided by Avid BB7S brake calipers. Brandon picked a Chris King headset, 46cm Salsa Cowbell handelbars, and a Brooks Cambium saddle for comfort and long lasting quality. Finally, the Oupost touring racks from Blackburn and tried and true SKS P50 fenders round out the build. Thought went into every little bit on this bike. Congratulations Brandon, we can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures!