Thursday, March 29, 2012

ICE Vortex ++

We have been waiting very patiently for the new Vortex to arrive from Inspired Cycle Engineering. We were expecting a lower, more laid back, narrower version of the old Vortex. What we received was a beautifully sculptured work of art (that was also lower, narrower, and more laid back than its predecessor). Here are some pictures, with the usual caveat...the pictures just don't do it justice!

Some specs:
Vortex frameset with stock wheels
Air-Pro Carbon Fiber seat with pad
American Classic Aero420 Rear Wheel, spaced to 135mm
SRAM XX 11-32 cassette
SRAM XX Long Cage Rear Derailleur
SRAM TT900 Bar End Shifters
Shimano Ultegra 6703 Front Derailleur
FSA SLK Light Triple Crankset, 165mm
Avid XX World Cup Hydraulic Brakes
KMC X10SL Chain
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tires