WTF! 29er or Cross Bike

We get to build and work on a huge range of weird and wonderful bike in the store but lately this one takes the prize for the strangest!

Allan from Niner poped in to get a few parts for his “custom chain guide” to work on a Niner SIR frame, built 1 x 9, “Monster Cross” style.  

Niner Monster Cross

Niner Monster Cross

 

Niner M Cross Rear

Niner M Cross Rear

Now that on its own is not that unusual a bike for us to see, what makes it a bit different is the set up of the gears.  It runs an 11-32 cassette, 32t single ring at the front, fine.  The derailleur is a Dura Ace short Cage, which should only go to 28 on the back but it works fine.  The odd bit is that the shifters are Campag 10sp!  All made possible with a neat little eccentric cam roller on the rear cable before it goes into the mech.  The Shift Mate  allows various combinations for people who want to run one brand of shifter with another brand of derailleur, cool!

Rear Cable Set up

Rear Cable Set up

This bike was built for Dayle McLauchlan to ride in the Mt Isobel Challenge, and given the weather it will be a challenge!   We think spikes on the tyres might have been a good move too!
Campag Shifter

Campag Shifter

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