Way back five whole weeks ago, when I first got my Pivot Les bulletbike, I had hoped to build it with my brand new XX1 drive train. Unfortunately the driver I needed to make the rear wheel XX1 compatible was not yet available. So, I had GoRideBikes throw on an old XTR triple crankset that we had laying around.
Build 1: Pivot being built with XTR triple
While I was really excited about the brand new XX1, I couldn't really complain about having a spare XTR crank as a temporary replacement. Poor me:) Two whole weeks later I learned about the new WickWerks chainrings where you can convert pretty much any triple to a double. Loving the simplicity of fewer chainrings in front, I rebuilt my bike with a 24/36 double and it has worked flawlessly for the past three weeks.
Build 2: XTR triple crankset converted to 24/36 WickWerks double
Build 3-Pivot Les carbon 29er hardtail
-SRAM XX1 drivetrain 30x10/42. And yes, I am a bit embarrassed by my ultra wimpy gear ratio:)
-Stans NoTubes Race Gold wheels
-Conti X-King Protection tires
-Xpedo M-Force 8 Ti pedals
-Rock Shox Sid XX World Cup fork
-Ergon GX1 grips and SM3 Pro saddle
-Enve stem, bars, and seatpost
I'm pretty sure I have the coolest bike ever! I can't wait to race it!
While it may seem like all I have done for the past few weeks is build and rebuild my bike, I have managed to find some time to race. We traveled down to St. George for the 2nd ICUP race where I finished 2nd and then the following weekend I finished a very tired 5th place at the Rumble at 18 Road in Fruita.
This week, I have been getting in some quality rest and am really looking forward to racing my new rig at the first USCS dirt circuit race tomorrow in Alpine, Utah.