Who needs wings to fly? Myself and one of the Horsemen of Duluth, Rich Hendricks decided a three hour jaunt up the shore of Lake Superior was in order and with my 'build' complete the Chili was taken for her maiden voyage. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about the first ride as I had painstakingly maneuvered through the build process as it was my first time completely building a bike. Knowing me like I know me, I figured for sure something catastrophic would happen to the bike. However, things went surprisingly well. I know everyone always goes on and on about their new bike being the best bike they've ever had and how amazing it is, bla, bla, bla. But, seriously this thing rides itself, all you have to do is hang on. The ease at which it climbs was immediately noticeable, so light, coming in at just under 20 lbs. (if my scale was correct).
I was like a proud papa after we pulled into our favorite north shore coffee shop, the Mocha Moose. In fact, Patty the owner was so taken with Chili that she gave me a free cup of coffee.
These wheels really roll! Chris King hubs, DT Swiss 465 rims, Double Butted Spokes. I couldn't even tell I had wheels on the bike. It felt like I was floating.
Admit it, she's pretty!!