Monday, November 11, 2019

Orbea Rallon - Award winning Nimble Monster Truck, Long-Travel Enduro 29er

Enjoy this Rallon M-Team (with Upgrades) Gallery!

Industry Nine Enduro Carbon Wheels with I9 Hubs and 120 POE
Fox Factory 36 Grip2 160mm Kashima fork
Fox Factory Float X2 Kashima Shock
Fox Factory Transfer 150mm dropper
RaceFace NEXT R Carbon Riser Bar
Maxxis 29 x 2.5 Tubeless EXO Tires - Agressor Rear, Minion DHF Front
SRAM Eagle X01 1x12 Rear Derailleur, Shifter
SRAM Eagle GX 10-50 Cassette and Chain
SRAM Truvativ Descendant Eagle Carbon Crank
Rotor Q-Ring 34T

3T Exploro Team Custom Build Gallery - SRAM eTap AXS - Rotor INPower - Enve 4.5 AR Disc

Check out this Gravel Beauty before it gets dirty!

3T Exploro Team frame built up with Enve 4.5 AR Disc Gravel Wheels, SRAM Red AXS eTap 1x12, Rotor INPower Crank, Enve Bar/Stem, and PRO Stealth Carbon Saddle

Sunday, October 28, 2018

2019 Orbea and Argon 18 Rental / Demo Bikes are here!

Newly Arrived - our new Fleet of 2019 Rental and Demo bikes!

We have 3 (S/M, L, XL) new Orbea Rallon Rental / Demo Full-Suspension Carbon 29er Enduro Mountain Bikes 
Featuring Fox Factory 36 160mm Forks and Fox Factory 150mm Shocks, 65/65.5 deg Head Angle, SRAM Eagle 1x12 drivetrain.
Orbea Rallon M-Team 2019 - Fox Factory 160/150, Eagle 1x12, Tubeless
Argon 18 Dark Matter Carbon Disc ALL-Road w/ SRAM Force 1

Likewise, we recently received 4 new Argon 18 Dark Matter ALL-Road (Gravel/Road) Disc Bikes: 48cm, 52cm, 55cm, and 58cm.  Explore Ivins and Southern Utah riding whether pavement, gravel, or mixed surfaces.  Try it out with your choice of 700x42 ALL-Road Tires or 700x28 Road Tires!

Orbea Alma H30 and H50 Hardtail Rentals are perfect for Snow Canyon and Anasazi Trail Rides!
Lastly, we've got 4 new Orbea Alma Hardtail MTB's, Sizes S, M, L, and XL.

Check out our Rental/Demo Page to for more information on all of our rental/demo bikes including pricing.

We accept reservations - Call or email to reserve for your upcoming trip to Southern Utah!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

3T Strada Stealth eTap 1X w/ Industry Nine i9.35/9.45 custom Turquoise-Orange wheels

"Planted" - One of the key words the owner used to describe the ride experience of his 3T Strada Custom eTap 1x11 Build. 

Another beautiful result of the IBB FIT --> SPEC --> BUILD Process, this Custom spec'd 3T Strada exemplifies what is in our opinion the future of road racing bikes.  

Aerodynamic Frame, Hydraulic Disc Brakes, electronic shifting, widerange 1X drivetrain, Tubeless compatible Carbon Clincher wheels, Large-ish tubeless Tires (28s), Non-Round 1X chainring, Power Meter, and of course a Perfect Dialed in Fit.

With a "planted" feeling while cornering/descending at high speeds and incredibly smooth ride over bumps, this bike is at least as fast as it looks, and yet just as comfortable as it is fast.  
While this bike has plenty of bling, all of it is intentional, truly functional, and adds to the bottom line ride experience of the bike.  

As always, we place the rider's Fit First above other aspects (color, brand of favorite pro rider, what your friends ride, etc.) of a bike.  

"If the bike don't Fit, you will probably just quit......"  

Marty's Large-sized 3T Strada fits him PERFECTLY and even offers him room for future adjustments.  Yet he never even test rode a 3T Strada in the bike "shopping" process.  No test ride for a high-end bike purchase?  Sounds like bike shop heresy you say?  Allow us to explain......

Let's assume you are shopping for a new mid-range road, gravel, MTB, or Triathlon bike and you take 10 test rides of 10 randomly selected bikes all in the $3,500 - $7,000 range, and with the following distribution of variables:

4 fit horribly, 3 fit ok, and 3 fit fairly well.  
6 had carbon wheels, 4 had alloy wheels.  
4 had narrow width rims, 3 had medium width rims, 3 had wide width rims
5 had narrow tires, 3 had mid-width tires, and 2 had wide tires (tire / rim volume/width applies to any riding discipline)  
6 had electronic shifting, 4 had mechanical.  
7 had disc brakes, 3 had rim brakes.  
4 had SRAM, 6 had shimano.
6 were 2X drivetrains, 4 were 1X drivetrains
3 had painful saddles, 3 had OK saddles, 2 had good saddles, and 2 had great saddles.
Tire pressure varied from 65 - 105psi (Road + Tri), 20 - 50psi (gravel), 10 - 30psi (Mountain) 

During the test ride process, which probably spans multiple days/weeks, how will you discern ALL possible variables to determine which is the best bike for you, not to mention the best fitting bike for you?

Back to our original question: How did we know Marty's 3T Strada would fit him so extremely well without taking a single test ride?  We started in our studio with Step 1: Bike Fit.  For us, that means 2-3 hours of cutting-edge, Watts-Based Dynamic Fitting, utilizing our Purely Custom Fitting Bike (aka Mechanical Bull.....).  In an IBB Fit Session, Kirk and Charity first address the cleats/pedals/shoes interface, then focus on saddle choice/tilt.  Next we move into the fun part - making dynamic saddle/bar stack/reach changes while the rider pedals (and suffers a little.....) under a controllable load.  Lastly we confirm crank length by testing out different length cranks at equivalent wattages. 

The next step in our process is the SPEC'ing process which includes formatting the rider's new found fit coordinates (from step 1) into bike size and geometry as well as stem length, handlebar geometry, crank length, saddle choice, gearing, wheel/tire choice, etc....  This can take anywhere from 45 minutes up to hours or even weeks to think about, consider, ponder, digest, and ultimately decide.  As leading field experts, and with international reputation, we are best in the business at spec'ing bikes within the framework of proper bike fit coordinates being the backdrop of our spec'ing decisions.

The Final Step in the IBB Process is the Build Process.  Who else do you want building up your precisely tuned machine other than the most detail-oriented experts with the most experience, passion, and mechanical know-how you could possible find?!  In Bike Builds, there is no such thing as a small or unimportant detail, and we take the time and care to build your bike up as if it were our very own.  Browse our gallery of customer bikes, visit our shop, or give us a call and you will quickly discover our high level of passion, competence, experience, and commitment to excellence.

Enjoy the remaining photos of this 3T Strada 1X Custom Creation!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rob's Mint-Flavored Orbea Alma Race Machine

Rob's custom spec'd Orbea Alma Hardtail

SRAM Eagle 12-speed Gold Edition
KS Dropper Post
WolfTooth Elliptical Chainring
Enve M60 HV Wheels
Fox StepCast Fork with remote lockout
ISM PM 2.0 Saddle
RaceFace Carbon Bar

Go Get 'Em Rob!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro F-S-B

IBB's Team Road Bike - the Argon 18 Nitrogen Pro

Andy's Nitrogen Pro

another Result of the IBB: FIT --> SPEC --> BUILD Process

Dura Ace 9150 Di2
Rotor 2INPower Power Meter Crank
Rotor Qarbon Chainrings
Enve SES 4.5 Carbon Clinchers with CeramicSpeed Bearings
CeramicSpeed Oversized Pulley Wheels and Bottom Bracket
SQ Labs 612 Carbon Saddle
Schwalbe One 700x25 tires
KMC X11SL Red/Black Chain

Argon 18 E-119+ TRI 1x11 Custom Build

Shipped to Canada -- Argon 18 E-119+ TRI

Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Rear Derailleur and shifters setup 1x11
Absolute Black 50T Oval Single Ring
Ceramic Speed Oversized Pulley wheels
While the gearing of a 1X setup on a triathlon race bike does not work for everyone, it's hard to argue with the simplicity that a single front ring offers.  Wide range 11-speed cassettes such as SRAM's 10-42 make riding 1X an option worth considering with approximately the same range found on a 52/36 double crank with 11-28 or 11-30 rear cassette. 

The gear ratio of a 48-10 (4.8) is equivalent to riding downhill on a 53-11 (4.82) which is a decent-sized gear for most triathletes.
At the low end of the range, a 48-42 (1.14) is nearly equivalent to riding up steep hills on a 34-30 (1.13) or 36-32 (1.125)

Increasing the front Ring to a 50T gives these ratios:
50-10 (5.0) is equivalent to a whopping 55-11 (5.0) for downhills, while a 50-42 (1.19) is nearly equivalent to a 34-29 (1.17), 34-28 (1.21), or 36-30 (1.20)
However, the spacing BETWEEN gears may leave something to be desired for some of us......