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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Readers’ Rigs: Andrew’s Calfee MantaFly 101


At the moment’s Readers’ Rig is a very customized rear suspension Calfee MantaFly 101 owned by PEZ fan Andrew. Particular person colours, Shimano DuraAce Di2, a collection of good wheels to select from and loads of customized touches means Andrew and his Calfee get loads of consideration on his residence roads of Colorado.

Title: Andrew Ross
Location: Denver, CO. USA
Bike: Calfee MantaFly 101 (Dragonfly with Manta rear suspension.)
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070
Wheels: Chris King Ceramic Hubs, Samin C-XRay spokes, Reynolds 32 rims with Vittoria CX tubulars, or Schwalbe UltremoZX on Reynolds Assault wheels.
Pedals: SpeedPlay Zero
Saddle: Specialised Romin Professional.
Different: Absolute Black chaingrings, Paint by Spectrum Powderworks.
Weight: 16 lbs in tubulars (7.3kg)

When did you purchase it?
2014

What made you select this bike?
Assembly them and different builders at NAHBS, and seeing their dedication to customized work.

What modifications/additions have you ever carried out?
It’s all customized, so no modifications, actually.

What elements are you operating?
DuraAce Di2. It’s a blessing for creaky previous palms.

What number of miles/kilometers do you do a yr?
I’d like to remain wholesome for a yr to seek out out! I’ve managed 3-4,000 however plan for tons extra if I can put streak collectively. I’ve obtained 5 new screws and a plate in my hip and a damaged collarbone to return again from, however making regular progress.

What do you’re keen on about this bike?
My first good bike after I graduated faculty was a 1988 Tesch 101 with Columbus tubing. This is identical geometry and paint scheme because the Tesch. Superior for crits and screaming down canyons, snug for alt-road.

Favourite driving space?
Crimson Rocks Park is a lovely landmark, together with an open air amphitheater carved out of sandstone, and winding roads by step canyons, again over Dinosaur Ridge, making a 40 mile loop from my home. There are numerous completely different add-ons and loops you may throw in together with the quintessential Entrance Vary climb, Lookout Mountain.

Favourite driving expertise in your bike?
I really like the Gran Fondo Moab. It’s an amazing goal for early season health. I’ve carried out it thrice, and gotten sooner every one; I really like choosing folks off on the lengthy descent and flat in to the end. I can’t watch for it to return again in 2018.

Future upgrades?
I’m fairly pleased as-is, however a pair of gold Extralite Streeters could be the last word luxurious.

Final phrases?
Experience as a lot as you may.

Due to Andrew for sharing his trip with us. Bought a motorcycle that you just’re happy with? Properly how about sharing it with fellow PEZ followers and getting it featured in Readers’ Rigs so we will all stare at it! Ship us a Readers’ Rigs submission direct to [email protected] and your bike may very well be featured in all its glory right here on the pages of PEZ.


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