Nice Bike! BMC Two Stroke - Hardtail Havoc
This is one for the weight weenies nerds, with some amazingly like spokes from BERD - to round out a true XC race bike build.
Riley of Hardtail Havoc assembled the machine and built the wheels. He specialises in wheel building, suspension fork servicing and when he's not 'playing bike', is working on his Ducati Monster.
Riley first popped up on my radar when my old neighbour in the Norge, mentioned he had 'a guy' for his builds. I made a mental note given this neighbour is no slouch is the 'nice bike' department.
Let's get to it. Spokes made of 'string'?! Yes - it's a thing and if you want to achieve the lightest wheelset possible, then light spokes will assist in that lofty goal. The owner also wanted durability and opted for the gold standard hub over lighter options.
The process is lengthier for a wheel build, and if you want to go down rabbit hole of why's then head straight the BERD technology page.
The modified fork decals and brake inlays are Riley's touch and I love it's subdued aesthetic.
Build your own
Frame - BMC 2 Stroke (Medium)
Fork - Fox 34s
Headset - BMC
Crankset - INGRID
Chain - SRAM Eagle
Cassette - INGRID
Derailleur - SRAM GX AXS
Brakes - Magura
Bars - Tune
Grips - Foam
Stem - BMC
Wheels - Black Crow Carbon Rims | Chris King Hubs | BERD Spokes
Tyres - Vittoria Mezcal
Saddle - Fizik
Pedals - Shimano XTR