The Wilderness Trail Bikes Offroad Drop handlebars. I hate straight handlebars. Unfortunately, in 2003, WTB stopped selling these. Bummer.
The Brooks Champion Flyer saddle. I got it from Wallingford Bicycle Parts, but it's also available from Rivendell Bicycle Works.
Who says you have to integrate your drivetrain? There's Shimano, Sugino, Suntour and Sachs all working together happily.
OK, parts list for those who care:
Frame: Ibis Mojo Fork: Marzocchi Z2 Bomb, 1998, threaded (I also don't like threadless) Headset: Shimano XT Stem: Something from Specialized that Nashbar had on sale Handlebars: The afore-mentioned WTB Off-Road Drop Tape: One of those non-adhesive ones that are easy to re-wrap Brake levers: Dia-Compe 287V Shift Levers: Ultegra 8sp indexed Seatpost: Control Tech (Ibis uses a strange size, not many fit it) Saddle: Brooks Champion Flyer Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood Cranks: Suntour XC-Pro, 24-36-46 Pedals: Look S2R Moab Front D.: Sachs Quarts (not as shown, that's a Suntour XC Pro in the pic) Rear D.: Shimano LX Chain: Some sachs/Sedis thing Hubs: Shimano XTR, older style that SuperGo had on sale as whole wheels, 36h Spokes: DT 2.0mm Rims: WTB Laser Beam Tires: Continental Cross-Country Brakes: Avid, 20 or 25, can't remember, very nice though Bottle Cages: Performance stainless steel, Italan made Countries represented: US, Italy, England, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, France, Switzerland (that I know of).News Flash: (2/28/02) Ibis has declared chapter 7 bankruptcy. They're toast, gone, dead, hasta la vista baby and all that. No mo' mojos. I guess this bike becomes a "cold dead fingers" bike now. Bummer.
Before any of you car-loving (I've only driven this bike to the trails once in 3 years, as I prefer not to contribute to the hole in the ozone layer for my recreational needs) hiker bigots give me grief about riding a bike on the trails, grab your collar, pull real hard and after you hear that "popping" sound indicating a cephalo-proctal extraction, read this reasonably well done research paper.
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