Bike Examine: Kilian Reil’s Customized Path Bike – Metal Body, Gearbox & A Coil Shock
Undertaking 12 was began by Michiel Burgerhout who, after greater than 10 years as an architect, determined to comply with his ardour and transfer into body fabrication. He builds highway, mountain and gravel bikes and makes use of a mixture of water-cut elements, CNC, and silver and brass solder to carry his creations to life with a deal with bikes which might be as good to take a look at as they’re to journey.
Burgerhout affords just about infinite customisation with the body he’s commissioned to construct, his solely restriction on this body is that the seat tube angle should sit between 75 and 77 levels. Reil specified the wheelsize, geometry, and journey of the body and loosely primarily based it on a Santa Cruz Tallboy, as he was on the lookout for a motorcycle that was comfy on lengthy excursions and multi-day occasions just like the Swiss Epic. The construct took Michiel a month and a half to finish and is the thirty first bike his model has produced. The total geometry sheet will be discovered beneath:
Whereas a metal body is probably not the primary materials you’ll consider for a long-distance journey, Kilian has drawn on his expertise touring by means of Siberia and Central Asia when speccing his dream construct. Regardless of the numerous miles he’s anticipating to rack up on this bike, reliability and sturdiness had been extra essential than gram pinching. The result’s a 132mm journey body with aluminum wheels, a coil shock and a Pinion gearbox but in addition a Berk carbon saddle, Beast carbon bars and Tune hubs.
Body: Undertaking 12 Pinion Vertigo customized body (132mm journey) (Netherlands)
Shifting: Pinion C1.12 gearbox (Germany)
Fork: Intend Hero (130mm journey) (Germany)
Shock: EXT Storia Lok V3 (Italy)
Pedals: Pembree R1V (UK)
Rims: Rad15 Ozone 30 (Nederlands)
Spokes: Sapim Spokes (Belgium)
Hubs: Tune Singlespeeder Enhance rear, Tune King Kong enhance (Germany)
Tires: Continental Path King Tires (Germany)
Handlebar: Beast Handlebar 25mm rise and MTB Stem (Germany)
Grips: Tune Grips and plugs. (Germany)
Brakes: Trickstuff Diretissima Brakes, Pads and Discs (Germany)
Dropper: Vecnum Nivo 182 (Germany)
Saddle: Berk Lupina (Slovenia)
The intricate shock mounting and linkage is a murals
You do need to work with a twist shifter, however a single cog on the rear wheel dramatically reduces the unsprung weight.
The pink brake adapter is a neat flourish.