Our lead Welder Caleb Franklin has been putting his new build through the paces these days. Our local trails lend themselves to anything from cross country epics, 1 hour after work steam blowers and even some gravity fed ski-area-style terrain park sessions. With all of those styles of trails in mind Caleb built his new Divide to handle pretty much anything….the all around “day-in-the-life-bike”….So let’s get to the build shall we?
Caleb went with mostly a Shimano XT build on this for smooth operation and solid performance. He runs a bit bigger tire than a lightweight cross country set up for much better traction and trail variety.