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The Transcontinental Race: Josh

Posted on July 28 2016

It was only just in December that we completed Josh’s completely custom XCR touring bike. Since then he’s been on almost every one of our group rides, constantly in and out of the shop and grown to be a good F5 friend.

Around the same time as completing his custom build, he applied to participate in The Transcontinental Race – and was given a starting position! Since then he’s been training non stop and is ready to ride starting Friday, July 29th.

We were able to pitch in and help Josh make a custom Nightshade jersey, which he’ll be wearing along with our Nightshade bib for the duration of his 3,700Km journey. His full bike specs are below, and you can follow him on Instagram here. Big ups to our friend Ewen who snapped these photos of Josh in his custom jersey alongside his XCR just hours before take off from Shanghai. Good luck!

Frame: Factory Five Columbus XCR Custom Touring

Headset: Chris King Sotto Vocce 1 1/8″

Groupset: Dura Ace 9000 11sp 50/34

Rear Cassette: 11-40 Shimano XT

Wheelset: Hplusson Archetype laced to front Shutter Precision PD-8 Dynamo hub and Chris King rear laced to H Plus Son Hydra, DT Swiss spokes

Brakes: TRP Spyre SLC

Stem: ENVE

Seatpost: ENVE

Bars: ENVE with ENVE TT attachment

Tape: BROOKS Cambium

Saddle: BROOKS C17 Cutout

Lighting/Charging System: Supernova E3 Pro 2, E3 Tail Light 2, The Plug III

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