Today while you might be heading out for a great post-work ride on your local trails, Adam Frederiksen is packing the bike and flying to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the final stop of the 2016 Ultra Fat Bike series, the Actif Epica. Here Adam gives you a rundown of his bike set up for these races long distance races. Having recently completed the Tuscobia 160 and Arrowhead 135 Ultra, once completing the Epica, Adam will be joining the Order of the Hrimthurs an honor given to riders who complete all three in one season. It is a short list.
Adam approached us last season after completing the Actif Epica. Pivot had just released the new LES fat and we were quick to get Adam and Ryan on the first available bikes. After riding most of the summer on a 29+ set up of Sarma Naran Carbon rims we recently switched Adams build to the HED Big Deal 85mm carbon wheels, an ultralight rim for endurance racing. Here is a complete run down of Adam’s killer build!
Frame: Pivot LES Fat Carbon – Large – 197mm Rear/150mm front Spacing – Swinger rear drop outs – Adjustable BB height for all rim and tire combos
Drivetrain: Sram X1 1×11 Shifter, Derailleur, XG1195 Cassette, Raceface Next SL Crank, 32t DM Chainring
Brakes: Formula R1 – 180/160mm Rotors
Cockpit: Jones Carbon Loop Bar (Carbon helps for warmth and dampening), Thompson Stem, Thompson Seatpost, Sheepskin Covered Leather saddle (Warm and Funky)
Bags: Relevate Frame bag, Sweet roll, Toptube bag, Viscacha Seatpost Bag, Outdoor Research Insulated 32oz bottle parka
Wheels: HED Big Deal 85mm Carbon rims on Industry Nine Hubs, Sapim CX ray Spokes
Tires: 45NRTH Dillinger 5 custom Studded
Total Packed Weight – Sub 43 lbs