My White Industry wheels I built will be switch hitting for this bike and my Fargo. I will eventually have a set of White disc hubs built on Hed rims for this build, but that will have to wait a bit. I'm being fiscally responsible while planning a kick ass Mukluk build in November.
The crank set up will be a Shimano compact double with 44t-34t gearing. I don't use my 46t on Fargo all that much, so lightly lower on this bike makes sense. I will likely run smaller tires in this bike than in my Fargo, so I plan on being in the big ring more. The 34t is just a bit lower than the 36t middle ring on my Fargo, which should balance out the smaller 11-28t Ultegra cassette in the rear. I love the way this set up looks.
The front derailleur clamp needed a little gunsmithing to fit the much smaller ring. The derailleurs will be Shimano's new 6700 Ultegra outfits with Dura Ace barcons.
It should be a really good set up for how I'm going to use this bike. The bike deserves such nice parts, and it should go like a scalded cat. I'll have full build pictures tomorrow when the last parts arrive. Happy Thursday all.