Sram Attack 9 sp twist shifters (simpler than thumb shifters)
Avid SD 2.0 brake levers
XT rear derailleur
LX front derailleur
Shimano Deore 175 length Triple Mtn crankset 44,33,22
Rock Shox Ruby fork
Rock Shox Float R rear shock
Velocity Aerohead Rims
LX front and rear hubs, 12-34 cassette
Maxxis Knobby 26x1.95 tires
The bike is in near new condition and has less than 100 miles. It has a few tiny scratches, but you have to look hard to find them. The only noticeable one is in the Aeon label on the right side.
The reviews on this bike are near 5 stars. Here are some:
The Ruby fork is a coil and elastomer design for simplicity and reliability in mind. It wasn't an expensive model with oil or air dampening, but it works well and you don't have to worry about a leak.
Partner this bike with a Bob Trailer or Extra Wheel trailer, and you have a very comfortable and robust rig for the miles of washboard and bumpy trails.
Shortly after buying the bike, I was unfortunately in a car accident and had back surgery. After many years of rehab, I've recovered somewhat, but I'm afraid I won't be healthy enough to ride the route as intended. So it's time to let the bike go.
I believe that VBrakes are more reliable for touring, because a rotor can be bent and render a disc brake unusable. However, the frame and fork have disk brake tabs if you want to upgrade later or replace them.
I'm 5'10, 32” inseam, and the bike fits. I think the size is ideally suited for someone 5'5 to 5'10. The effective top tube is 59 cm.
Please note that the saddle is not included in the offer.
Please pm me if you're interested. Asking $500. Thanks for looking.