Tooling

 

I spent the past week working in LA and had a free weekend with a rental car so I drove up to Idyllwild to hang out with Brendan and Mary up on the mountain. It was a nice departure from the car culture city life. In one long day, we enjoyed some great espresso, ate well, went to a jazz festival and tacked together a frame from the ground up. It was great to be in the shop, geeking out hardcore. 

Trauco 1.0 was the first to come out of the Siren shop and it got ridden hard. Trauco 2.0 boasts greater tire and chainring clearance as well as some updated geometry based on getting to know 1.0. 

Updated geometry

Updated geometry

Slightly longer chainstays and toptube. I found that the rear wheel hangs a bit when decending techy gnar and was curious about a slightly longer CS to ease things up a bit without loosing the billy goat like qualities that I adore.

Fabbing the front triangle

Fabbing the front triangle

 

Torch Time

Torch Time

 

Night time

Night time

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