We had this frame, it was the prototype and photo bike. The Gamecock normally rolls with Ultegra 6800 and Easton wheels. Well, we had a 9000 group and some killer wheels ready for it, so on they went. She’ll get her maiden voyage this weekend racing out in Chicago, I can’t imagine it’ll be coddled.
The build was a breeze, as you’d expect. The frame was perfectly reamed and faced out of the box, the King headset and Parlee BB pressed in exactly as you’d want.
With parts hung on the frame and cables run, we took the bike for a short ride to bed the brakes. While the TRP Spyre may give just a little up to the hydro disc systems, lever feel and power were both better than any other mechanical disc I’ve ridden to date.
More of a report to come once this bike gets flogged a time or two…..