As you’ve probably seen on the 'gram, I recently picked up a new Kumo RADdonneur.
After ‘testing’ the previous one for over 2 years and 20,000km and pushing it to its limits, I jumped at the opportunity to get an improved version based on my feedback.
The main improvements are:
[li]clearance for 27.5x2.4" (I stupidly asked for the old one to be built around 44mm and was limited to 2" slicks). I’m currently running Maxxis Ikons 2.2 and 2.35.[/li][li]sub-compact crankset (White Industries 28-44)[/li][li]new Ultegra r8000 derailleurs and 11-34 cassette[/li][li]fork mount bolts, here used with the new Ojeva Negra Bootleggers[/li][li]less aggressive bar drop for long days in the saddle[/li][li]thru-axle rear (the rest will have TA front as well but I’ve got two Son SL hubs to accommodate)[/li][li]160mm rotors.[/li][/ul]
I’ve done a few rides and each time I notice how much of an improvement these relatively small changes have made. Mostly, I can climb +20% sections of loose rock and not have much tyre slippage. As I told Keith, it rides like a stallion on cocaine and has the traction of a tank. You can check out his Instagram for details on how to get one early next year.