Needed for my toolbox and shirt pocket, a pump that handles tires and shocks
I first saw the Cervelo S5 last year November. WHAT A BIKE!
I’ve been ogling it whenever I get a chance since. 2 weeks ago I got bikejacked (wrote a whole post about that, but never clicked publish, way too morbid). Luckily I was insured, and luckily I found some sympathetic people in the industry willing to give me some discount and advice on how to get this bike within my current budget.
I picked up the SRAM Red groupset today, with an ITM handlebar and stem (in white). Tomorrow I pick up the frame and can then start building, hopefully having everything ready for the Saturday morning ride. For now I’ll have to use my race wheels, but will get a new set of training wheels soon.
Seeing that my budget did not allow me to buy myself a dual-suspension 29er for the Joberg2C, I’ve had to choose some new weaponry for my current bike to get at least some comfort.
Firstly, I’ve upgraded my wheels to Fulcrum Red Metal 3, these are strong, and more importantly, they’re tubeless ready. I’ve been riding with tubes all along, but seeing that my bike is a hardtail, I’m trying to get the tyres to take a bit more of the shock, instead of my backside. A tubeless setup allows me to run a much lower tyre pressure, give the sidewalls more flex, and more shock absorbing ability.