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Old 09-18-2023, 02:47 PM
Radius PNW Radius PNW is offline
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Gunnar Hyper-X -- 700c mode (Big League Blue)

Gunnar Hyper-X


Hi all, Just finished building up this blue Gunnar Hyper-X with a 700c x 35c setup. Loving this bike.

I was contemplating selling this frameset, owing to having its near twin built alongside...

However, I couldn't decide between 700c or 650b... so....

bike #2!

So far the build:
Steve Potts Type II (R) fork
SRAM Red 2012 2 x 10
Shimano GRX 30/46
11-36 10sp
SRAM Red Yaw FD
SRAM GX RD
DT Swiss 350 / Easton R90SL wheelset
Panaracer Pasela 700c x 35c
TRP Spyre brakes (180f / 160r)

Geo is custom (73-SA // 72-HA) with 75mm BB drop.

Rides will be urban / suburban mixed surfaces.

Many thanks to the kind folks at Gunnar.

-R
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Old 09-18-2023, 08:48 PM
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Another great one. Fantastic blue as well
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Old 09-19-2023, 01:31 AM
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Another great one. Fantastic blue as well
Thank you for the comment, much appreciated,

R
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Old 09-19-2023, 10:58 AM
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That checks all the boxes...very nice. Always lusted after a Potts fork on my rigid MTB. Interested in ride report on gravel model. Enjoy!!
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Old 09-19-2023, 03:15 PM
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This warms my heart. I had my Gunnar Roadie painted this color in 2005 as a tribute to my childhood Schwinn LeTour. It took Gunner a few years to offer it as a monthly color, but every bike I have seen in this color looks amazing. Enjoy it

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Old 09-19-2023, 08:06 PM
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Schwinn LeTour!

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This warms my heart. I had my Gunnar Roadie painted this color in 2005 as a tribute to my childhood Schwinn LeTour. It took Gunner a few years to offer it as a monthly color, but every bike I have seen in this color looks amazing. Enjoy it.
Like this one?

Great to hear the history... thanks for the note,

R
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Old 09-19-2023, 08:09 PM
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That checks all the boxes...very nice. Always lusted after a Potts fork on my rigid MTB. Interested in ride report on gravel model. Enjoy!!
Thanks for the note... At this stage it is unlikely I will ride the 700c on gravel, however I do have this same fork on 650b (the green Gunnar), so can report back on that thread after some more mileage...

On road and rough shoulders, I can say that the Steve Potts fork feels truly sublime. Confidence inspiring during out-of-the-saddle efforts and hard braking, minimal flex, yet somehow quite smooth.

I looked at bit closer at the design, and it really is quite special... it is not a standard unicrown fork at all... the fork crown has rounded sloping shoulders, however the blades are sleeved into the crown... beautiful detail, and the effect on the ride is stellar...

Highly recommended...

-R

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Old 09-19-2023, 08:54 PM
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Why did you choose the Steve Potts fork over a Gunnar steel fork?

What were you looking for in the custom geometry-why
were the angles and BB drop important to you?

Custom bikes always have interesting stories!
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Old 09-19-2023, 09:15 PM
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Why did you choose the Steve Potts fork over a Gunnar steel fork?

What were you looking for in the custom geometry-why
were the angles and BB drop important to you?

Custom bikes always have interesting stories!
Actually at the time of this frame purchase, this bike had an TRP carbon fork on it. Gunnar didn’t have a disc through axle fork until later years. By the time I realized I liked my steel Gunnar (QR) fork on my green Gunnar, and wanted to explore a steel upgrade, Waterford was closing its doors.

However, I have no regrets, and this fork actually may ride better than my Gunnar straight blade unicrown did. And both are superior to me to the carbon fork this bike started life with.

I went custom because my shop was a dealer, and also sold Trek. I had a Domane that felt perfect in geo to me, with a 78mm BB drop, but wanted the longer chainstay and tire clearance that my then commuter 700c Kona Rove had. And I was craving a light steel bike again, after owning initially a Roadie from Gunnar. As Gunnar could do BB drop in 5mm increments, and I decided deeper wasn’t the way I wanted to go, I ended up at 75mm.

So it was a blend of two of my bikes.

To me, they nailed it. And working with them was a fantastic experience.

Thanks for your question.

-R

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Old 09-22-2023, 07:22 PM
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Like this one?

Great to hear the history... thanks for the note,

R
I think he means this light robin’s egg blue… just like the ‘73 Super Sport I owned 50 yrs ago. My first road bike.

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