Michael came to me wanting a bicycle to eat up the dirt roads and be able to commute and tour as well. Not much to ask right ? Well not really, there are lots involved to get all the ideas into this single build. With a carbon fork to lighten the front, Columbus tubing throughout, TRP disc brakes, Shimano shifting, Race Face cranks painted with accent colors. Hope Tech purple hubs with DT Swiss rims. Silver paint with black and purple accents and the Silver Fern ( the national symbol for New Zealand ) on the seat tube, fork blade and yes .. even on the left brake lever. When the paint is done in house, things can get just that little more custom. The raindrops are just part of the winter in the Pacific Northwest.