Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Superfly SS

Last week, I got a call from Fatty telling me my new Superfly SS frame had arrived. It turns out, Elden has some pull with guys over at Gary Fisher. Maybe those pics of Elden and Gary hanging out were real afterall.
Not only did he put in a good word but he managed to get me a frameset. And get it a full 3 months sooner than I thought.

With the frameset at Racer's shop, I had just enough time to swap over the parts from my Niner to the Superfly and still have a few days to ride it before the 24 hours of Moab race this weekend.

Taking a new bike down to a 24 hour race probably isn't the smartest thing to do. Not to mention I'll be running a borrowed rigid fork (Thanks Racer). I haven't run a rigid fork in more than three years.

But leaving a frame like this at home just seems wrong. So I'm doing it. I'm going to break it in in Moab.

I finally got it dirty today during a lunch ride so I can now post a pic.

Thanks to Fatty for pulling some strings with the guys at Gary Fisher. I owe you one. But I'm still going to try and post a faster lap than you this weekend. Count on it.


9 comments:

dug said...

you're going to stay rigid. book it.

Rick Sunderlage said...

Dug- I'm tempted to quote a line from The Office but I'll resist.
Racer's fork is a custom Sabrosa that has the offset for the new G2 geometry. And it's raw with a clear coat finish. Very cool. You may be right.

OilcanRacer said...

you lucky dog! you are going to love that frame. its helium filled you know.

KanyonKris said...

She's a beauty (one in a million bikes ... where did that come from? Oh, yeah, the 80s). I'll try not to drool when I oogle her at 24 Hours of Moab.

evilbanks said...

Awesome. Straight up awesome. Must be good to have connections.......have fun in Moab.

Aaron said...

I've never done a relay race before, but it sounds like a race within a race. From the looks of his recent results, Fatty's going to be putting all of you into the pain cave.

Jeff L. said...

Thats ugly.

tibiker said...

Funny thing is, the fork weighs more than the frame.
Honestly, I think it does. How'd the rigid fork feel on your ride today?

Jonnie J said...

I dig it. Very nice ride and I am pleased to see you are continueing with your United Colors of Benetton style and going with the non-matching water bottle cages. Sweet!