Built up originally with Paragon Machine Works slider dropouts to accommodate a Rohloff Speedhub with 14 internal speeds giving you a gear range close to that of a traditional geared bike. Riding it like that for three years I enjoyed flawless shifting with virtually no maintenance. Lately though I have been lusting for a substantial weight reduction and not just the usual kind that affects my waistline(always working on that one!). Although I loved the Rohloff Speedhub it is a bit of a weight penalty, so I embarked on re-making my beautiful IF into the ultimate single speed. Although they aren’t the lightest the Chris King hubs are something I have always lusted after due to the instant engagement of the ring drive when pedaling and the ultimate durability as well as complete serviceability. They also come in Pink! In my maniacal search for the best choice in rim to grace the pink hubs I settled on Enve(Edge) Composites carbon clincher rim that I managed to score in a discontinued 32 hole version. Other than changing out the chainring to a 33t aluminum, the rest of the bike stayed the same. Moots Ti Cinch seatpost, Magura Marta SL brakes, Rock Shox Reba 100mm shock, Salsa Pro Moto Carbon 17 degree bend bar. Managed to get the Carbon wheels to hook up with NoTubes rimstrip and Stans with my Maxxis Crossmark tires and the total package to weigh 22 1/4 pounds with pedals. The carbon wheels are the most solid thing I have ever ridden in the woods. Can point that front wheel and just follow it like a dog on a scent!
Tom Stokes