A 650B or “twenty-seven-five” for James.

This is a pretty sweet bike, fitted with SRAM’s new XX1 drivetrain. 1 x 11 gearing with no front deraillier.  Customised for James’ height and build. The 27.5 wheels really do make this bike feel more fun than a 29er. James will also be easily able to run this bike as a singlespeed in the future too. It’s nice to be able to create a frame and achieve great handling and tight geometry without having to resort to fiddly framebuilding details.

The XX1 components perform as well as you’d expect a a top-line groupset to and being able to roll on whichever gear you want without much thought is pretty nice!