Silver arrow was a fun and side project of mine.
In a very short, it was a bike build project.
In the beginning of the whole proces it was supposed to be just a help in picking a right bike for the future user.
After a long discussions about a future needs considering a bike, way of use, level of biking skills, expectations and aesthetics, I started to search for a bike meeting all her expectations.
- wide MTB tyre clearance
- rear rack mountings for panniers.
- comfortable long distance geometry
- flat handlebar
- front suspension
- 2x10 gearing, wide range of gearing both for uphills and downhills
- will be used both in every day life and for a biketouring trips
- silver and black colors
Unfortunately after some time I discovered that there are no bikes meeting all the needs in a certain price tag on the market. So...
I've built a new bike by recycling the old ones.
I found a frame from one of the top brands in a great shape which was perfect for a future user both by size and geometry, I stripped the old paint out to reveal an original and beautiful color of raw aluminium.
For a gearing system I decided to pick Deore M6000, very reliable 2x10 with a 11-42 cassette. As this is a heart of a bike I decided to buy a completely new set.
Front suspension is a RockShox 30 black. Great and very reliable air suspension.
Wheels are from XCO race bike, strong and light.
As a final touch, I picked an ergonomic bio leather grips which are irreplaceable for a long distance touring but also perfectly match my friend's everyday clothing style.
3months of search, building and fun.