When we spotted Ben’s stealthy Major Jake on Instagram we had to do a little double take. It looked kinda stock, but after closer inspection, some serious attention to detail was revealed in this custom build that clearly indicates a mountain biker not prepared to completely let go of what he loves. The XT Di2 being the main MTB ingredient/giveaway. Red Hope Pro 2 hubs laced to Light Bike rims also echo Ben’s MTB roots, although there are some decidedly non-MTB parts in the mix too. The Zipp Service Course SL bar/stem/seatpost, the lightweight 140mm Ashima lightweight rotors, and the classic Dura-Ace crankset.

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Dura Ace Di2 1×11 Groupset with XT Di2 Rear Mech for the clutch.

Zipp Service Course SL bar/stem.

Panaracer Gravelking 35mm tubeless tiyres mounted on Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs on Light Bicycle carbon rims with Spain CX Ray spokes.

Zipp Service Course SL seatpost with the original WTB saddle from the Major Jake.

SRAM 11-32t cassette/chain, 140mm Ashima lightweight rotors and Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs.