The crew at Back Alley Bikes in Varrboro, North Carolina know a thing or two about putting together epic dream builds, we’ve featured a few here over the last couple of years, and today’s Sutra ULTD definitley fits their M-O. Jason has taken our out-of-the-box monster cross genre defying Sutra ULTD and stepped things up a few notches, swapping out a few things and adding a few more. Lets dive in and check it out.
The bikes SRAM NX/Rival groupset has remained for the most part as have the Maxxis 2.25″ Rekon Race tubeless tires. Jason has swapped out the stock Kona stem for sexy blue 40mm Industry Nine A31.8 Mountain Stem and added in a Spurcycle bell.
An off the shelf Salsa EXP frame bag perfectly fits the Sutra ULTD’s front triangle, while a home made cor-flute mud guard keeps the bag clean and communicates a public service announcement.
All Photos Jared Huber