Taipei Cycle Show Display Bike #2: Pinnacle Ramin 4
23 March, 2017
The Ramin brings thoughtful details to the no-nonsense simplicity of 29ers furthering functionality through attention to detail that emphasizes interchangeability with modern design cues. Twin down tube inner bottle bosses allow for a tighter, curved seat tube – shortening the modernized chain stay while still allowing for 3 water bottle capability. A 44mm head tube speaks to any fork compatibility while a 135mm rear quick release provides ease in wheel replacement while touring globally. Combined with a solid, tried and true Shimano 2x11 drivetrain, the Pinnacle Ramin 4 provides an excellent platform for dependable and capable off-road touring.
Following Taipei Cycle, a group consisting of James Olsen, Ben Mills, Clayton Wangbichler, and Will Ritchie will bikepack the Khumbu region of the Himalaya. The group will fly into Lukla, Nepal where they will combine a Gokyo trek with a hopeful shot at the Rolwaling Valley over Tashi Laptsa pass at just shy of 19,000 feet. If successful, they will connect the greater Everest region to Kathmandu in a trip to raise funds to rebuild Nepal from its disastrous 2015 earthquake.
Each bike will be equipped with newly launched WTB Ranger 2.25 29” TCS Tough tires, providing a reliable multi-condition compliment to the diversity of terrain and conditions the group will face. After the trip, each Pinnacle bike will be auctioned off with funds donated to Smart Shelter, a Dutch NGO with a 2015 earthquake rebuild program.
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