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LW-1 Gravel Commuter

Updated: Aug 12, 2022

The Brief;

A bike to be used for bike packing adventures and commuting to work, room to strap on a frame bag, saddle bag, and handlebar roll. And it must be comfortable for all day riding.

The Build;

Based on the brief we discussed a few options and decided to base the bike around 650b wheels with 2.1” tyres for bike packing adventures and 48mm tyres for commuting. The bike was built with a dynamo hub in mind and a Sram 1x Rival group-set.

Walters history and body proportions lent themselves well to a custom frame. A tall stack and short reach meant he has always been in-between sizes on regular off the shelf bikes. Taking all this into account I was able to make a bike that has no toe overlap (something he experienced on other bikes) and performed flawlessly on his latest 3 day bike trip.


Frame: Columbus Zona

Fork: Curve GXR

Headset: Curve

Handlebars: PRO PLT Discover Compact


Seatpost: PRO PLT

Saddle: Astute Skyline VR

Bartape: Prologo Skin Touch

Shifters: Sram Rival 1x

Rear Derailleur: Sram Rival

Cassette: Sram Rival 10-42

Cranks: Sram Rival

Chainring: Wolf Tooth 40T

Bottom Bracket: White Industries T47

Pedals: Shimano SPD

Brakes: Sram Rival Flatmount

Wheelset: Hunt x Mason 650b Dynamo

Tires: WTB Nano 2.1

Front Light: Sinewave Beacon

Rear Light: SON with custom bracket


Jimmy Rostlund

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