Ever find yourself looking across the Golden Gate Bridge, admiring the rough, hulking landscape of the Marin headlands? We all have at some point, and it’s a great blessing that such rugged and untamed terrain exists so close to this sprawling metropolis.
It sure is nice to get out and explore it sometimes, and right now at Pedal Revolution we have a bike that’s pretty ideal for it, among other things. The bike is a Rocky Mountain Whistler 29er, built with good quality, lightweight True Temper steel tubes. We’ve rebuilt it with what they call “Dirt Drop” bars—drop bars with a 30 degree outward flare. This allows you to have more control in rougher terrain, because your wrists and hands are more parallel to the ground and spaced wider apart than traditional drop bars. Sure, they might look a little strange, but if you enjoy riding some mixed terrain they might be just what you need.
The bike features new Shimano Ultegra 8 speed bar-end shifters, new drivetrain components, and strong set of wheels shod with the excellent Schwalbe Fat Frank tires. The tire width is 2.0″, and they roll surprisingly fast on pavement yet have great bump-absorption characteristics for potholes and rougher terrain. The bike has plenty of braze-ons to accommodate most any rack systemyou’ll find. The 17″ frame is a good fit for someone in the 5’5″ to 5’9″ neighborhood. Come check it out today!