I am psyched! This thing is really fun to ride. Just a bit faster than the 26+ I was borrowing, and a good size for riding around on dirt roads and for my short commute.
And it’s pretty light - the total weight is 13.5 lbs with the handle, which is a bit lighter than the stock KH29 build with no handle. I think that mostly comes from using a MTB rim and tire. I don’t need as much strength as a proper muni rider since I’m not interested in taking on really tough singletrack on this, plus I don’t need the weight of a braking surface for rim brakes.
But the main reason I went with a rim and tire from the MTB world is that they have gotten tubeless down to a science in the past couple of years. Especially running WTB rim and WTB tire on this build - it was the easiest tubeless setup I’ve ever done. I used my compressor but I think I could’ve gotten the bead sealed with just a floor pump if I had to.
WTB Scraper i45 rim
WTB Ranger 3.0 tire
KH Spirit Cranks
Coker Pi Bar with MTB stem for extension
Are you messing with us ? You left out a small detail description. The seat… That looks extremly nice. Comfy. Different. I have seen recent conversations about seats. This looks like a “bike” type. What is it. I’m really thinking more about trying a similar style seat. Did it fit right out of the box ? Nice build. Jeff c