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 pitchÂ 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 1/8â€³
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
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