Lockdown to me as a cyclist means no bikepacking, no shredding and no day-long rides... But that doesn’t stop us from taking the time to appreciate the little details, at a slower pace. I took this opportunity to find a very empty field, with my first proper camera and a perfectly proportioned twig to try and capture what I love so much about my bike...
I work in the workshop at Temple so I’m very lucky that I get to ride our prototype frames. This particular drawing will not make the final model, so it’s a little bit unique! This bike is bombproof and over the years I have made the build increasingly shred oriented. It’s a classy ripper!
The frame is a Temple Cycles prototype of our Adventure Disc model, with a Reynolds 725 main triangle. The colour was a special edition we like to call ‘dusty pink’. The fork is a more recent prototype and it didn’t make the batch, so I’ve left it raw for now.
Wheels are from Hunt. The 650b Adventure Sport model, shod with WTB Venture 47s, the perfect comfy all rounder. Set up tubeless, these tyres have never let me down!
TRP Spyres stop me surprisingly well, with flashy Ice Tech rotors.
Shimano on gear duty; GRX rear mech, 42t cassette with wolf tooth hacked 105 chainset, 38t for the tech climbs.
Up front I run the shiny, shiny, silver Salsa Cowchipper bar with Shimano 105 levers, finished with Cambium natural rubber bar tape.
If you want to see more from the English bike builders based out of Bristol, UK, then check them out right here: www.templecycles.co.uk