Tom's Transcontinental Adventure
Anyone following #tcrno6 may have spotted Tom @pilgrimcyclingco riding this bike to the finish. After scratching last year Tom was determined to race again and wanted the best bike for the job. Knowing our experience designing bikes for the Transcontinental Race, Tom came to us to build him the perfect bike. It did the job, even grabbing him the KOM on the notoriously difficult fourth parcour, the climb up Bjelašnica peak.
Tom had very clear ideas about the sort of bike he wanted for the race and was leaning towards a gravel frame. Eve though the race traverses mainly tarmac roads there are always gruelling gravel sections and as can be seen from previous editions these sections can make or break a race. Knowing this he went for big tyres and the simplicity of a 1x11 drivetrain.
Simplicity is a theme throughout this bike and the paint is a hallmark of that ethic. A perfect example of how one well picked colour can be enough to stand out, and Tom’s choice of an olive metallic green shows this perfectly.
For Tom it all came together perfectly completing the race in under two weeks without so much of a hiccup and grabbing the KOM on the devious gravel sector in Bosnia. Another successful TCR build.
Custom Quirk Cycles frame painted by Cole Coatings Workshop
Columbus Spirit and Life tubing
Dedacciai DB-56 Fork
SRAM Rival1 HRD group
Zipp 303 NSW wheels
Zipp Service Course SL controls
WTB Resolute 42c Tyres
Chris King Black Inset7 Headset
Photos by Nikoo Hamzavi.