With winter, pounding most of the nation this year with tons of snow and chilly temperature and northeast Pennsylvania having our share, I have last but not least taken to riding inside a small. Not acquiring to prep the bicycle, put together my bottles and layer up, has given me some time to end my assessment of the Velo Orange Pass Hunter.
It appears that this could be a very little late, as Velo Orange has discontinued the Go Hunter in favor of their new Rando frame. Nevertheless, it may well enable some to know how the bike has carried out just after a few thousand miles. I have also created a number of changes to accommodate my riding type and consolation.
In my final review, I mentioned that the Pass Hunter was speedy and climbed incredibly perfectly. That has not altered. I did switch out the steel fork for a Whiskey #7 carbon fork. This lessened the weight of the entire bike to just under 22lbs. Regretably, the clearance on this fork only makes it possible for a 700 X 28c tire. So, I swapped the Bontrager R3 32c tires for a set of 28s. I may perhaps swap again to the steel fork as the journey high quality and comfort and ease likely out weighs the weight price savings. I also, swapped the 11-32 cassette for an 11-34 to enable my previous legs get up some of the steeper climbs.
Ahead of including the carbon fork
That claimed, I have held the Nouveau Randonneur handlebar, Grand Cru Headset, stem, seatpost and crankset (the magnificence of these components boost the visual appearance of the gorgeous cool blue color) as well as the Growtac Equal brakes, the Moderniste bottle cages, the SRAM Power derailleurs, SRAM Crimson shifters and Bontrager Aeolus carbon Wheelset.
The Pass Hunter has turn into my go to bicycle for for a longer period rides. I have finished a pair of brevets and gotten missing for hrs on conclusion in northeast PA and the Hudson Valley of New York. I can’t get ample of the 46/30 chainrings, excellent for all day rides.
If you’re seeking for that nicely rounded metal frameset, Velo Orange nevertheless has the Move Hunter in all sizes.
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