We found this Ti Rove on our trip to Ireland last week and my lord is it drool worthy. You could probably spend more money on a Rove with a few more carbon bits, but for Garry there was no ceiling on price for this build, he wanted a kit that matched the frames beauty and to that end he went just plain crazy. A Shinamo Di2 drivetrain, a Chris King head set as well as BB, carbon Reynolds wheels, DuraAce disc brakes and our Project Two carbon fork are just a few of the highlights he spec’d on this dual purpose road and gravel steed that is bound to turn a few heads.
You can never go wrong with a Chris King headset, throw in some carbon spacers and the understated beauty of Race Face’s Turbine stem and the stage is set for a classy, yet bomb proof bike.
Strong and sturdy Race Face Affect Cranks and handle the power up front…
Meanwhile out the back an XTR Di2 rear mech takes care of the shifting.
The beauty of the Di2 system is its programmability, Garry was able to match up the Dura Ace Di2 Shifter with its mountain XTR equivalent for one very cool drivetrain.
That did mean busting out the carbide drill bits to ad a little custom routing for the rear shifters electronic cable
Reynolds Carbon Assault hoops and WTB Nano’s keep things rolling fast.
Now i’d never seen these QR’s before, but damn! I want, make that, need some now. They are from Italian company Carbon-Ti and as you probably guessed are made from, well, carbon and ti and tip the scales at 39 grams.
Our own Carbon Project Two fork up front, plus more Carbon-Ti goodness and Shimano’s Durace stoppers round out this amazing bike.
It’s the little details.
Garry owns and runs Moycullen Bike Works in Galway, Ireland and is already working on an equally sexy Ti Kona build for a customer (which will just have to feature) after he saw him on the trails with this rig. Check MBW out online here.