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.
– Andrew Arevalo
More Photos at the Radavist →
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
Rockitship gravel frame with carbon ENVE CX fork kit →
Full Factory Distribution’s Sam Carlson recently built up a dialed new Surf Blue Goodship, complete with custom painted Enve stem & bottle cages courtesy of The Bicycle Stand. Thanks are in order to Matt Coplon at Profile Racing for the hubs as well. Click through the gallery for a closer look at this sweet ride.
FRAME: Fairdale Goodship, Surf Blue – (54CM)
FORK: Enve 2.0 Carbon Fiber
HANDLEBAR: Enve Composites Compact Bar – (42CM)
STEM: Enve Composites Road – (120mm)
HEADSET: Odyssey Pro integrated
BRAKE: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
TAPE: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm
SEAT: Fairdale Race Microtex
SEAT POST: ENVE Composites 27.2 – 0 Offset
SEAT CLAMP: Profile Racing, 31.8mm
CRANKS: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 52/36T (172.5mm)
BB: Shimano DURA-ACE
RIMS: H Plus Son Archetype (20h / 24h)
FRONT HUB: Profile Elite 20h
REAR HUB: Profile Elite 24h
TIRES: Continental Grand Prix 4000s II, 700c x 28mm
CHAIN: YBN Ti-Nitride, 11-Speed
CASSETTE: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28T, 11-Speed
SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
R. DERAILLEUR: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
F. DERAILLEUR: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 31.8 Clamp-on
SHIFT CABLE: Shimano Dura-Ace
BRAKE CABLE: Odyssey Linearl Slic Cable
Photos by Nuno Oliveira.
Leif shows off his Weekender Frame set he built up. The Weekender is turning out be a pretty adaptable platform. With front and rear rack mounts you could sling some racks on here and be off for a weekend camping trip, or carrying bags to school each day. Pop on some fenders and you have a fun way to get to work. The disc brakes will work in any weather condition you come across and the comfortable frame can handle a good range of riding styles.
FYI, Leif is 6’2 and this is a XL Weekender frame with parts to properly size it to him.