Check out my new favorite bike. No joke. Yes I do ride bikes that cost more then some cars but seriously, the Globe Roll 1 is my new favorite. It’s perfect for daily riding. I’m not training for some big race, I’m mainly just riding around for fun. This bike is perfect for that. The Reynolds 520 handmade frame is perfect for beating around.
Yes, I know nothing is stock on the bike but what can you do? 🙂 The bike comes complete with very good parts for a beginner-mid level entry bike. I wanted to see what the frame would like built up the way I ride/build. I honestly think the bike came out pretty sick. I still don’t know how I feel about the crossbar between the risers, but i did get it for $2 at our SJF swap a couple weeks back.
My favorite part, if I had to choose, are the dropouts on this frame. I love the built in chain tensioners. They’re actually functional unlike some other chain tensioners I’ve seen on some other frames. They helped me get the rear wheel as close as possible to the seat tube. I used a half-link on the chain to get it in there.
And just for kicks, I love me some unicorn cranks. The uber rare Black Omniums.
First riding impressions: FAST and comfortable. The bike is very responsive. It’s not as twitchy or aggressive as a Carbon Gan Well or Aluminum Vigorelli but it is by no means sluggish. The bike gets up pretty quick and turns with ease. It has no problems with anything.
Overall: This is my new favorite. Everything about the bike is perfect. In stock form, it’s the best damn deal out there at $600 complete. With a couple component upgrades it can hang with the best of them. Of course its still the rider and not the bike…but in the end, my bike looks better then yours. ha. 🙂
– Mark C