I have worked at bike shops for about 3 years before scoring a sweet gig here at Fairdale Bikes. Even before working here I had my eyes set on a bike with capabilities like the Rockitship, but one thing was missing. As lovely as the stock ENVE fork is, I craved more carrying capacity so I can #getoutthere. I ultimately wanted a bike that can tackle trips like the Oregon Outback Trail without compromising comfort or the amount of gear I can carry.
This is where my friend Carlos from Dark Moon Fabrications comes in. Carlos made me a custom segmented steel touring fork with similar geometry to the stock ENVE fork, but with a bit more rake to handle front loaded touring. All the parts are gathered from companies that love and shred bikes just like you and me.
This Rockitship is ready to take on the long hot dirt climbs we have here in Southern California and beyond.
Frame: 2018 Rockitship 52cm
Fork: Custom Segmented Touring Fork made by Dark Moon Fabrications
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra r8000 GS
Chain: YBN Ti-Nitride 11 Speed
Cranks: White Industries G30 w/ 38t TSR Ring
Bottom Bracket: White Industries BSA 30mm
Brake Calipers: Paul Klampers
Brake Rotors: Shimano XT 160mm Centerlock
Rims: Velocity Blunt SS 27.5″
Front Hub: White Industries CLD 12mm Thru
Rear Hub: White Industries CLD 12mmx 142mm 11speed
Tires: WTB Byways 650bx47c
Stem: Sim Works Anna Lee Stem 90mm
Bars: Salsa Cowchipper 44cm
Bar Tape: ESI RCT Tape
Seat Post: Sim Works Beatnik post
Seat: Brooks Cambium c17 All Weather
Pedals: Shimano XT
Seat Clamp: Salsa Lip Lock