Fox Factory Float 34 – You only get to build one dream bike (at least that’s what my wife said).
Kona Wah Wah II pedals – These are awesome! Great value, great platform, great grip.
Hunter Smooth Move handlebars – these things are sweet.
The Brooks C15 all-weather saddle has been the biggest surprise of the bike so far. Again, I was a little skeptical, hadn’t seen a lot of them on mountain bikes. It has been great. I’m going to get another one.
People always say a dropper will change your life. They were right. The Fox Transfer came recommended quality-wise over competitors at similar price points, and it matched (which isn’t important, except that it is).
Could not have built this bike without Wolf Tooth’s dropper remote – I really like their products.
The wheels are I9 torch hubs on hand built Velocity Blunt SS rims – I9’s had a great reputation for being high quality and reliable. Also, both wheels and hubs are made in the USA!
Onza Canis tubeless tires keen the bike hooking up, I really wanted a quality gum-wall tire.
” This thing was a pleasure to build, though. Even better to ride! I see it as a modern classic. Steel frame, skinwall rubber, Hunter bars, Brooks… but with (most) every modern feature in dirt tech. And the color! So good!” – Vince, Ponderosa Cyclery