Esker Japhy

2022 SRMR Rider Rig

BIKE: Having previously raced SRMR on an old MB-1, this 2021 Esker Japhy is a bit of an A-B test. There’s a lot of tech that’s new to me, and so I’ve been considering this bike a spaceship. Raceface SixC carbon handlebar with Profile Design aerobars and SQlab innerbarends. Shimano XT 4-piston hydraulic brakes. Cane Creek eeSilk seatpost with a Brooks carved C17 saddle. ENVE mountain fork set to 44mm rake. Fresh 29 x 2.6” Maxxis Ikon tires running tubeless. Shimano XT 30/10-51t 1×12 drivetrain. Thank you to Sean at Eastern Wheelworks for building up a bomber wheelset using downhill ENVE rims laced to SON28/Bitex hubs!

BAGS: Custom Rogue Panda full frame bag and Revelate Designs for everything else. Nothing planned for the fork mounts but will have Problem Solver bow tie mounts in case I need to expand my cargo capacity at some point. King Cage Manything Cage for 1.5L bottles of water/soda. Black Diamond Distance 15L backpack.

GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Fujifilm X100F camera. Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy. Patagonia elephant foot sleeping bag. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm pad with a leak I can’t find yet. 3L Hydrapak bladder in framebag. OR overmitts. Sinewave Beacon, Wahoo Bolt v2, and Garmin Etrex 30x (backup). Velocio clothing to keep me feeling snazzy.

Type 2 miles and misadventures

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