The Ingenious Project - Gustav Gullholm's Super Clean Custom Scott Genius

Nov 12, 2019
by Gustav Gullholm  


Anyone who has ever bought or built a bike knows that it often comes down to compromises. Cost against performance. Weight against durability. Looks against function. Most people maybe push it a bit in some direction but accept that they have to compromise and find balance. But what if you really try not to compromise? What if you keep pushing?

This is the story of a trail bike build pushing those boundaries, looking to have it all. Great performance, low weight, being durable and having beautiful clean looks while being functional. Oh, there's one thing missing? Well, to no great surprise it didn't come cheap.

But like the old iconic Porsche ad after winning 9 out of 10 Le Mans races said - "Nobody's perfect.".

Background

Suspension remotes.

You probably either dislike a cluttered cockpit and extra cables enough to choose a bike without them, or you like the convenience and function they bring enough to live with the aesthetics. Maybe it comes from all my miles on XC bikes but I love being able to easily adjust my suspension at any time and have learned the habit of actually standing up and punching it up many climbs. Maybe it comes from doing a few marathon races where I would have been smoked without one exiting a slow section, having to get out of the saddle and sprint to keep up with the train of riders accelerating. Either way, I now have a hard time living with bikes intended to see a lot of pedaling that don't at least have one for the rear shock.

But on the other hand, I do understand those who can't stand the extra cables or don't really feel the need. With brakes, shifter and dropper remotes it's already pretty crowded and I love a clean cockpit as much as anyone. Probably more, as you will see.

bigquotesA plan for keeping as many functions as possible but with minimal visible cables took shape. A Scott Genius, of all models, with a cleaner cockpit than most other bikes out there.

In the autumn of 2017, I ordered the newly released and revised Scott Genius frameset. Having spent years riding only XC bikes I couldn't wait to get back on something bigger. Being a longtime bike nerd, not to mention Pinkbike comment section reader, I already knew that few bike models are more associated with remotes than the Genius and rightly so.

Introduced back in 2003, it pioneered the 3-mode rear suspension, and in 2010 the Scott Twinloc system came along that would let you adjust your fork simultaneously as well. Perhaps there was no saving the looks of seven visible cables back when we hade front derailleurs to deal with, but I've always said that half the battle is won on any bike if you just trim your cables to the perfect length and route them nicely. These days things are made even easier with wireless solutions like the SRAM AXS system.

A plan for keeping as many functions as possible but with minimal visible cables took shape. A Scott Genius, of all models, with a cleaner cockpit than most other bikes out there. Still being the dark ages pre-AXS, a hidden Shimano Di2 shifting system was an easy choice and I came up with an idea on how to run both the rear shock and dropper post on the same cable. There were some bumps in the road, but keep on reading to see how it all came together in the end.


The Temporary Build
The frameset finally arrived and fresh from building my super light and paint free XC bikes, I wasn't going to keep the stock look. Being inspired by the awesome fade paint jobs a few of the bespoke steel road frame makers were doing at the time, I looked to mix that with my own Dangerholm style of raw carbon and polished metal. I brought out the knife for some more warranty-voiding work, getting quite a few funny(ish) death threats in the comment sections when the video went viral. The Internet is a tough place and apparently paint is a sensitive subject.

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Custom Scott Genius
Many hours of scraping, sanding, polishing, painting...
The frame is finally finished
...and squats later.

By the time the frame was finished and some components were stripped and polished, almost all of the parts for the bike had arrived. But there was one crucial piece of the puzzle still missing - the custom shifter/remote that would control it all.

Hiding the Shimano Di2 wire but using a stock shifter would leave me running the remote on the left-hand side like you would normally do. But this wasn't good enough since it would leave the brake hose and remote cable crossing each other and entering both sides of the frame. A much cleaner look would be to have the remote cable running along the brake hose as one, leaving one cable entry port in the frame free for a custom battery charging port. So I started looking into how you could fit everything on the right hand side of the handlebar, and it looked like the best (and coolest) solution would be to simply have my own remote made with shift buttons built in. It turns out, this wasn't so easy.

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As custom as it gets, but it just wasn't meant to be.

I found someone who could make it happen and it started out great. By using a regular Scott Twinloc that was 3D scanned, we had the basics. The design was then changed a bit in order to fit the inner workings of a Shimano Di2 shifter into the same unit. A 3D print was made to check that it all would work and it looked very promising with some fine-tuning. But by then summer and the riding season had already begun so I decided to get the bike up and running with a traditional setup for everything. Building is fun but riding is the top priority.

Unfortunately, this was only the beginning of many understandable but never-ending delays. A year later I finally had a CNC machined prototype in my hand, but it still needed refinement for the ergonomics. More delays occured and by the time the middle of the 2019 season had come and gone, I gave up and decided to scrap the idea. It was a cool concept if I could have nailed the ergonomics and I still think a similar setup would have good potential, especially if paired with wireless tech. So maybe it's worth revisiting in the future.

Luckily the bike rode like a bat straight out of hell either way and I am amazed by its capability I actually ended up using it mostly as a bike park and downhill bike. Good times all around.

Gotta love life with your own sherpa.
Scott Genius Tuned. Almost finished custom remote to clean up the cockpit and XTR Di2 missing.

Scott Genius Tuned. Almost finished custom remote to clean up the cockpit and XTR Di2 missing.
Photo by Andreas Timf lt timfalt.se
The bike wasn't finished but it still brought plenty of good times.

Taking Things To The Next Level
With the riding season of 2018 coming to an end it was time to regroup and move forward. Since I always have a hundred different ideas spinning in my head for builds and paint schemes, I'm kind of restless when it comes to bikes. The colorful metallic fade paint job had put a smile on my face many times but I quickly decided it was time for a clean new look. I was really happy about how the bike had performed in general, the initial spec had proven to be great but there was still room for some improvement.

The biggest change was replacing the fork. I upgraded the Fox 36 Factory with a GRIP2 cartridge early on and, having spent most of my time riding park laps and downhill, it had proven to be a very impressive fork. So there I was, perfectly happy with it, and then I saw the first pictures of the soon to be released Intend Hero. The performance seemed to be there and it would be a perfect match to the Intend parts I already had for the bike, and well, would you just take a look at that thing!? Those dropouts alone are small works of art and so is the use of clean black HiFi-looking adjustment dials instead of colorful ones that don't really match anything.

One detail I feel is very important for the end result is to try and match surface finishes as well as possible. So even though I managed to get a fork made for me in raw aluminium finish, it still didn't perfectly match the polished rear shock, hubs and dropper post. Nothing to do but to bring out the sand paper and polishing paste once more and get to work.

Intend Hero
A massive hollow crown and a steel axle stiffen things up.
Intend Hero
One of my favorite details on the entire bike.

The Intend Hero fork is aimed at the trail bike crowd while their Edge fork is the direct competitor to the Fox 36. But since I had started a Scott Gambler build by then that would take over the downhill duties it felt right to bring the Genius back a little bit towards the trail side of things. Now that I had a lighter fork, I pushed a bit further in that direction by getting carbon rocker links for the frame as well. I stripped the frame back down to raw carbon and went for copper metallic against clear coated carbon and chrome decals. Believe me when I say that this thing pops in the sunshine.

The frame weighs an incredible 2140g including rear shock. 150mm travel and 65 degree head angle at XC weight.

Invisible Shifters
Having thrown the do-it-all remote project out the window it was time to come up with an alternative solution to hide the Shimano Di2 system as nicely as possible. I already had my own unique plan for the cable routing that I could still use, but for the shifter I decided to go with sprint shifter buttons hidden in the grips. Variants of the latter have already been done by other people in the past, but let's have a closer look at this unique setup that is actually quite simple but still required a lot of custom work.

The schematics of the integrated Di2 shifting system.

At the rear end of the bike sits a regular XTR Di2 derailleur, with a cable routed through the chain stay as one would expect. It then follows the brake hose nicely into the frame, where a small connection box sits. Thankfully the engineers and designers at Scott prepared the Genius for electronic shifting by making the down tube protector a battery holder. Just attach the battery with zip ties and it sits securely inside the frame, just between the bottom bracket and lower shock mount.

Another cable goes up to the right hand cable entry port, for which I took my Dremel skills to dentist levels. Modifying a cable port cover and a EW-RS910 junction box I managed to get the two to fit together with a click. This model is actually made for road bikes, to fit either inside the handlebar end or in special ports molded into the road frames, but this way I have super easy access to battery charging and other functions.

Now things get really custom. A cable obviously goes to the handlebars, but how to route it all internally? The first step was to do something I won't recommend anyone else doing - drill two holes in the fork steerer tube. As stupid as it sounds, a lot of thought was put into this. The lower hole was heavily carbon reinforced by wrapping it externally to make sure it doesn't crack. Having ridden my Fox 36 drilled and prepped in this way all of last year with all my teeth still intact, it obviously worked for me, but drilling high stress areas should never be taken lightly.

The upper hole where the cable goes into the stem sits as high as possible to put it in an area with as little stress as possible, and with the expander plug right next to it. Believe it or not but you can actually route this section without taking the fork or stem off the bike. Also, the cable is quite soft and there's enough room inside the head tube for it not to get damaged in a crash or if you want to bring those X-Ups back.

Even I draw the line at drilling a lightweight carbon handlebar. So I had Schmolke Carbon in Germany custom make me one of their Enduro Lowriser handlebars to be safe to drill.

The smallest sprint shifters available are the SW-R610 but the downside is that they're not standalone units but just on/off switches really. Luckily the much bulkier SW-R600 model has got a "brain" so to say, so I took one of these apart and soldered the cables for the small sprint shifters onto the circuit board. Drenching it in epoxy made it waterproof again while still being small enough to fit inside the handlebar. A small notch in each end of the handlebar ensures that the cables wont be cut off in a crash, and they finally run under the grips to the shifters that fit in cutaways. To shift gears you just hit them lightly with the knuckle of your thumb.

A similar setup could've been achieved with a SRAM AXS system too by using their Blip Buttons, but except for bigger range and a more modern derailleur it wouldn't really have solved anything since you still would've had to route cables from the shift buttons to a Blip Box placed inside the frame.

Di2 Junction box integration. Free hand Dremel skill level - off the charts. It actually clicks together
Patient work with the Dremel for a perfect fit.
Not as Shimano intended it, but it sure does work.

The 2-in-1 Remote
Next up was to make both the rear shock and the dropper post run on just one visible cable. The heart of the system is a Fox cable splitter that was initially made in 2014 in order to run front and rear CTD suspension simultaneously. It's basically a small box where one wire runs all the way through, and a second wire is attached to be pulled at the same time. Luckily for me, it is small enough to just fit through the cable port holes on the Scott frame. The plan was to have Open and Traction mode for the rear shock while instead of having the third step lock the suspension it would actuate the dropper post.

By using a left-hand side remote made to sit on top of the handlebars and flipping it upside down, it worked in the same position as a regular rear shifter sits. To make for an even cleaner setup I also modified the remote itself into a Matchmaker mount, getting rid of its own clamp. One important part was to also modify the steel plate with the small groove that makes the clicks in the remote work. By removing the stop for the third and final click, there is no chance of accidentally getting the dropper stuck in actuated mode.

More Dremel work and then some to make it nice and shiny.
The Fox cable splitter that sits inside the frame.

As I'm sure most of you can already imagine, it was no easy task installing this system the first time around. I started by doing a quick test to see that everything would actually work. The first tricky part was to measure up all the cable housing as exactly as possible. You don't have much adjustment room for this once it's all in place. To make things a bit easier I assembled the system as much as possible, which meant putting the cable splitter in place and having the housing secured to it by using tape just as a precaution for things not to come apart during the installation. Then everything was routed into the frame all the way until the remote rested against the cable entry port.

Now I could attach the rear shock onto the cable and put the remote into its second click that would be the starting point for the dropper actuation. The dropper post was then attached as well and I did a final test to see that everything was adjusted as well as possible. Now with the entire system ready I could finally pull the cables back up the frame and install everything in its right place.

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1 - Rear shock open mode. 2 - Rear shock traction mode. 3 - Dropper actuation.

While it all may sound complicated the idea behind it all is actually quite simple. Say that you arrive at a pedaling section in Open mode and with your seat lowered, you press all the way and the seat will go up and the rear shock stops in Traction mode. Once the fun is about to begin you "double click", first actuating the dropper to lower your seat and then you hit the small upper remote lever to release the shock back into Open mode.

In stressful racing situations, a standard setup having everything separated would be the better choice, but the system is intuitive enough and works great for everyday riding. Worst case scenario is simply that in some situations you have to "double click" if you want to use the dropper and go right back to Open mode, but that's quickly and easily done.


Other Components and Details
Brakes: The bike gets the second most powerful brakes out there, the 4-piston Trickstuff Direttissima that are only bested by their own Maxima model. Light and smooth lever feel together with good modulation makes all that power actually usable too. Carbon reservoir covers from Hopp Carbon Parts and the discs are 180mm Intend Aero.

Cockpit: A 760mm Schmolke handlebar is paired to a 50mm Intend Grace AM stem and their special Stiffmaster headset. Its unique design is made to lower flex and mimic the feel of a dual crown fork. Keep things stiff for one-sided loads while the handlebars themselves still can flex a bit for comfort. A Syncros Garmin mount was modified to perfectly fit the stem.

Drivetrain: The original plan was to run a 11-speed 10-48T cassette from Garbaruk along with their own rear derailleur cage to handle the bigger range. Unfortunately, the bits and pieces around the derailleurs parallelogram are quite bulky on the Di2 version making it a very tight fit. Being forced to run the stock cage I sized down to their 10-46T cassette to have things running smoothly. Up front, it's matched to a 34T Garbaruk chain ring mounted on Intend Rocksteady cranks. At 557g they're not the lightest but they're bombproof and suit the bike perfectly.

Wheels: With the goal of having a do-it-all wheelset they're built on Duke Fury Jack carbon rims with a 32mm inner width and lightweight Italian Carbon-Ti X-Hub SP hubs with a 56T titanium ratchet, laced together with Sapim CX Ray spokes. Weight is just 1531g including tape and valves. For its intended trail use the bike rolls on 2.6" Maxxis EXO Rekon and Minion DHF tires.

Small parts: All the cable housing runs in Capgo foam liners to keep things silent, and a lightweight rear axle from Extralite replaces the stock one for cleaner looks. On top of the Fox Transfer dropper post sits a carbon railed Syncros Tofino saddle and a small favorite of mine is the Syncros Matchbox Coupe bottle cage with an integrated multitool.
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The Result





What's Next?
It almost feels like a weight off my shoulders to finally have the Genius finished, and I couldn't be happier about how it turned out in the end. Good things take time.

But there's no rest for the wicked and I've already started the next build. This time we're going Downcountry, or BMXC as I like to call it, with a Scott Spark RC SL getting a lowered Fox 36 fork and a speced in a similar fashion. Trail or play bike worthy components on a super light yet capable chassis, this is bound to be fun to ride and wild looking.

The other Spark project with zero visible cables is still in the works and if all goes well there's actually a few more interesting projects coming in 2020.

Thank you for reading and until the next bike is finished and ready to be presented to you, feel free to keep up with the build process and more on my Dangerholm Instagram page.


Warning and disclaimer:


Please keep in mind that any modifications such as paint stripping, repainting, sanding or in any way modify frames, components or safety equipment is potentially dangerous and can lead to crashes and injuries. It will always void any and all warranties, and is strongly advised against by SCOTT Sports and all other manufacturers, which take no responsibility. If you choose to modify your bike anyway, always make sure to do so with safety in mind and remember the points above.


125 Comments

  • 117 1
 Damn! He blew the legs of his pants right off.
  • 31 3
 @LucWicklund: Each to their own but did you notice that gorgeous bike?
  • 33 2
 My next tuning project will be sewing pants in super strong Carbitex carbon fabric and hope for the best.
  • 2 2
 Made me chuckle
  • 1 1
 Damn you're the man dude.
  • 5 24
flag DGWW (Nov 13, 2019 at 4:52) (Below Threshold)
 @MaN-oF-STeEL: gotta bring the homophobia every time eh ? This joke is old and weak
  • 5 2
 @DGWW: groan
  • 95 1
 Bout to switch out the stock stickers on my pike. It’s gunna be sick.
  • 60 1
 “I’ve got a Yeti Lunch Ride with a Push Elevensix!”
“Hold my beer.”
  • 37 0
 I don't understand how you have the time to build up amazing shit like this AND those thighs. And I'm not even talking about the money this costs.
  • 55 0
 I prioritize squats over bike building and bike building over sleep! Then just add lots of chicken and rice in Tupperware. And caffeine...
  • 1 0
 @bicyclerider: Amen to that!
  • 22 14
 Ay, if you're rich you don't have to work. Imagine if you were free all day every day and somehow found the motivation for any of this type of thing.
  • 14 3
 @slimjimihendrix: ahh telling the truth will get you down voted every time...
  • 2 0
 @bicyclerider: do you squat at home? Squats for breakfast every day?
  • 6 0
 @slimjimihendrix: Not sure if that was directed to me? That'd be the dream though, since I do work full time, try to fit in 10-20h of training per week depending on what time of the year it is and have some kind of life too. So a bag of money or a clone would be much appreciated haha.
  • 1 0
 @jaame: All day every day! On a serious note, I always have the best workouts at the gym! Usually I hit the gym hard during the winter and then just for fun/maintenance in the summer.
  • 34 0
 I swear he builds these mostly so he can show off his quads.
  • 12 0
 He enjoys thighcycles.
  • 79 0
 Since half of the comments usually are about my bikes and the other half about my quads I feel that I need to cater to both crowds.
  • 4 0
 #pedalpistons
  • 1 1
 hahaha!! that's a good one
  • 2 1
 @bicyclerider: if you have a body like yours, you absolutely should show it off at every opportunity. Thumbs up and well done.
  • 35 1
 Sponsored by pornhub.com
  • 22 1
 Feels like I need to get a verified account soon.
  • 30 4
 No kids.
  • 34 0
 Hey now, a lot of us no kid people can't even fathom pulling something like this off in our free time.
  • 5 0
 the best life
  • 21 0
 I almost always end my complaints about losing sleep with "...at least I don't have any kids so I shouldn't really complain!". But on the other hand, I better do this stuff while I can, right haha?
  • 14 1
 No wife either.-
  • 41 0
 geez having kids is a choice right, why cant a man show his totally amazing work in this world without getting shit for ones life choices?

getting kids and then prioritizing ones own hobby or career to the point of neglecting those children, thats shitty!

keep up the awesome work and love the ones you loveSmile
  • 2 1
 My family is the most pure and beautiful choice I've ever made. That said, I hope all of you single folk all someday have quads and sick bikes like Gustav here.Sitting around is pointless.
  • 8 0
 My pitbull has legs like that, and that’s a two-way compliment to both the biped and quadruped. Sick pimp job with the bike. I think I will eat Buffalo wings and fries tonight and body shame myself.
  • 12 0
 Thanks man, if you'd ever pass by I'd make fries enough for both of us to feel ashamed! In the words of Homer Simpson: "Mmmm... Fattening."
  • 4 0
 Really like the idea with the Twinloc remote. For me, it's one of the best things about the article. I wonder if it's possible to get that arrangement for a LH under bar setup?
(please note, I'm not in the loop with Scott products, so have no idea if this already exists.)
  • 1 0
 @Konda Sure, LH under is the standard version these days actually. However, it is quite a tricky setup and the size of your frames cable entry port will decide if the splitter can sit hidden inside the frame or not. Good luck though if you decide to give it a try!
  • 1 0
 @bicyclerider: Not sure it would be worth it without the twinloc shock, which is unique to Scott frames. If you managed to fit it, I'm sure other riders of Scotts could too. I don't own a Scott, but hear good things about them. A hack like this, would definately move a Scott up my shortlist when the time comes to consider a new frame.
Your remote is definately a 10/10 hack.
  • 3 0
 This is such a masterpiece!
To be possible to follow this (and your other builds) have been one of the main reason I hang around at our Swedish bikeforum HappyRide.se

Keep it up! Cyklist???????????????? ????????????????????????????????
  • 2 0
 @larsa75 u talking about his legs or the bike?
  • 3 0
 That’s some serious dedication in several areas of life! Great to see that and keep it up!

If you don’t mind me asking - how did you strip the paint off the Fox 36? I’d love to make mine raw (with some clearcoat) or a kind of chrome finish.

I thought that the lowers were magnesium and therefore not to be tampered with. But you surely prove that there is a way!

Scraping and sanding? Then brushing and grinding?

Any info would be much appreciated!
  • 2 0
 answer found there: www.pinkbike.com/news/building-the-worlds-lightest-29ers.html and quote: "the fork was stripped of paint, then the lowers and crown were sanded and polished. The magnesium lowers require some maintenance to stay shiny, it depends a lot on what environment the fork sees, but to stay shiny, a polish at least once a month is required."
  • 1 0
 @nicolasyanncouturier: the high polish finish loioks sensational. I would certainly look at doing it myself if it could be maintained with a clear coat.
  • 2 0
 @znarf Thanks a lot! I disassembled them and then used metal safe paint stripper on both the lowers and the crown. Super important that it is indeed safe to use on metal, it's usually available in kinda gel like form that you apply, wrap in plastic and leave over night. Then it's all down to tons of sanding.

As mentioned in the old article magnesium lowers are extremely sensitive and will get dull or get spots from dirt/water very quickly. My recommendation would probably be to settle for a compromise, and go for a brushed look with clear coat. It wouldn't stick well on a polished surface, but if you create a nice finish by sanding with something along the lines of P400-600 paper (maybe even 800 but the clear wont' stick as well the higher you go) and then use a 2K clear coat you should end up with a pretty cool and durable look!

Just remember that it's definitely not approved by the manufacturer and that it'll void all warranties.
  • 4 1
 I absolutely love your builds, but IMO something about the raw carbon on this one, particularly in the sun with reflections, looks incredibly dirty or messed up. Hopefully it looks better in person?
  • 8 1
 A frame built in unidirectional carbon with no cosmetic layer will always look a bit strange compared to for example a classic 3K weave. It does look good in person though, the cool thing about the clear coated UD finish is that the light shifts and plays around so much.
  • 2 0
 I've got a raw carbon Stumpjumper, at first glance it looks dirty or scratched up, especially when it is wet. Up close I quite like it actually.
  • 2 0
 If he doesn't put "1, 2,3,4...10, 11" settings on that fork adjustment knob, does he even deserve it? Big Grin Jokes aside, this guy is Hot Rodder in the truest sense of the word. Some many of his bikes are taken to the nth degree with tinkering, polishing and paint. I dig it!
  • 5 0
 I bet he was a little pissed off, but also very happy when AXS was announced.
  • 3 0
 Nice build, however from the engineering perspective why not to go with electronic lockouts / dropper while use wires for shifting?

Out of the box magura had solution in place for years
  • 2 0
 @nickmalysh I used to have a Magura dropper post in the past, but didn't really like it. And when the project started Live Valve wasn't available either, so planned for this and decided to go through with it. For the other Spark project I mentioned the plan is to go AXS and hidden Live Valve.
  • 5 0
 I'm not gonna lie - I did a double take on those quads.
  • 6 0
 I think those are called Octos
  • 6 0
 You sir are an artist!
  • 2 0
 Thanks, glad to hear you like the build!
  • 4 0
 Fair play to you, great work, keep it up please, sure the industry is watching for innovation & trickery
  • 2 0
 So will we be reading about a custom scott scale soon? Im assuming PB only reviews bikes over 100mm. Should I just stick with Cycling Tips?
  • 5 0
 Luckily Pinkbike is alright with 100mm bikes too, here you have the stories about my two previous Scale projects: www.pinkbike.com/news/building-the-worlds-lightest-29ers.html
www.pinkbike.com/news/going-full-retro.html
  • 1 3
 @bicyclerider: More than one article a year would be nice
  • 4 0
 Bravo. Great job. Things like this are like a gift to the world
  • 1 0
 Im not trying to seem arrogant or anything but why would you want electronic shifting that still needs wires and batterys in the frame it seems like a lot of effort for no gain. Why not just run a simple cable
  • 3 0
 ...IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF!
  • 4 0
 thats awesome!
  • 2 0
 Another gorgeous bike!

Your builds are unique as fuuuuuck!!!

Can’t wait to see the rest of the projects
  • 1 0
 Thanks, really appreciate it. As time consuming as it is I really like to make some of those wilder ideas come to life, and I always enjoy seeing other peoples unique bikes too no matter the discipline.
  • 2 0
 This looks like it belongs in an Empire of the Sun music video. In the best way possible.
  • 2 0
 Sick builds and a high altitude wheelie past some questionable swimwear and a flamingo!@?? Never gonna see that again.....
  • 3 0
 literally the SEMA build of bikes!
  • 1 0
 Am I the only one old enough here to remember Tom Platz??? While he is not quite there... but obviously puts a lot of heart into the builds and the training. Nicely done sir!
  • 2 0
 Damn that looks so wild. And the work that must've gone into it.

Bike's nice too.

Do you break a lot cranks?
  • 1 0
 @wolfsberg I did have some bad luck actually with warranty issues on 3 out of my 4 carbon cranks in -17/18 felt nice with some peace of mind and the Intend cranks on this one.
  • 2 0
 Read that caption as "many hours of scraping, standing, posing, painting..."
  • 1 0
 Haha for both good and bad I guess there have not been much posing.
  • 1 0
 How he converted that USD forks to right side up forks? With push all of the buttons and levers at same time? ...last pic :-D
  • 1 0
 No one is ever going to believe it is a Scott. There's no octopus spaghetti Bowl rat nest tangle of cables cluttering the bars.
  • 2 0
 How do you get around the chafing with let’s like that? Wax everyday?
  • 7 0
 I don't wear those leopard tights just for their amazing looks!
  • 1 0
 Legs not let’s (stupid god dam iPhone autocorrects)
  • 3 0
 #daisydukes
  • 1 0
 I like seeing these builds, clean and done thoughtfully. I'm surprised the Syncros Hixon bars weren't used.
  • 2 0
 Thanks, and you'll see those on the next couple of builds!
  • 2 0
 @bicyclerider: is there a way you can make an e-bike look less pregnant? ????
  • 2 0
 You should do some leg workouts.....
  • 1 1
 All that beautiful work and then "weight without pedals" ! Bikes have pedals, they are pretty important Smile

Incredible work as always Smile
  • 1 0
 @BeardlessMarinRider Haha thanks man, it's just for comparison since that's how everyone else tells it. The pedals I use weigh 430g though, so 11,65kg then!
  • 2 0
 I enjoy this madness! Great work!
  • 1 0
 @bicyclerider you lose marks for your valves not lining up between the XX's - otherwise, chapeau, sir!
  • 2 0
 speechless
  • 2 0
 Incredible! Bravo.
  • 1 0
 To each their own n all that.. But, mate, the hot pants.. have a word!
  • 1 0
 How you like intend fork??

f… I need those intend bits for my Nicolai.
  • 1 0
 So much haters around here... Man, hats off!! for YOU and your BIKE !
  • 1 0
 Everybody have a good time
  • 1 0
 Pics of the bike and build please..C'MON MAN!
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 They have those brakes that go inside the handlebar now.
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 That bad boy is begging for a set of eeWings!
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 inte som min hoj..eller mina lår hahahaha...
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 HOLY CRAP!
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 So after all that, how much does the bike weigh?
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 It says 24.7 lbs if you read the article.
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 He likes to srape.
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