DIRTY 130 BIKE GALLERY
Click on the pictures below for a closer look at some of the bikes ridden by past finishers of the Dirty 130!
CAREY LOWERY - 2017 Niner RLT RDO
34T chainring with 10/42 cassette, SRAM Force drive train/hydraulic brakes, Industry 9 UL235 CX wheelset, Ritchey carbon flared bar, Gravel Kings SK, 43mm front, 38 mm rear. Revelate Designs Mountain FeedBag, Oveja Negra top tube bag, SpeedSlev saddle bag and handlebar bag.
i had intended to bring my favorite rig, the Dreamchaser (Salsa Stormchaser), but i couldn't fit the cog i wanted without adding chain. so, i broke out the trusty Ratmonk (Karate Monkey with dropbars)... geared it 32:18, and aired up the 2.3 tires for a little more roll. in the end, the big tires were fun for traction/comfort, but were probably a little slower. i'm pretty sure the dreamchaser would've descended a bit faster too.
I chose a mountain bike because I'm old skool and want to keep my dentist and chiropractor off of speed dial. 2.35" tires at 23 psi and 100mm of travel were just what the doctor ordered. Sure, I may have been faster in other sections without all the rolling weight, but being able to bomb the descents more than made up for it. After all, mountain bikes are for mountains, right?