The sleek new Dura Ace disc rotors have been the choice of our last several custom builds. With increased area for heat dispersion, Shimano's Ice Tech Freeza rotor has achieved the ultimate in heat control. #rideshimano#cyclesmithscustom#duraacedi2
Roy Miller is our current favorite customer (not that we pick favorites, ha!) and for good reason. Roy is 87 years old and a lifelong cyclist, having raced semi-professionally back in the day. He rides more than most of us here in the shop, and his fitness and flexibility are amazing. Roy thinks this will be the last bike he ever buys, but I’m counting on building him a new one for his 100th.
Roy had very specific parameters for his bike: 1 x 11 drivetrain with a dual sided power meter. We went with a DA R9170 group paired with a Rotor 2In power meter, and narrow-wide 38T chainring. He’s running an XTR Di2 rear derailleur with a 11-42 cassette. We programed the levers to mimic SRAM Etap F1 style shifting. Both left lever buttons shift the rear derailleur into a lower gear, and both right shifter buttons shift into a higher gear. I’m really happy with how this bike turned out, but even more so to have Roy as a customer.