California Fresh B+ Blingage from Retrotec


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Curtis from Retrotec sent me some shots of one of his latest hand made, custom builds rock’n the new B+ wheel size. This particular build was built to accommodate both 29r and 27.5 + wheels. Fox’s new B+ fork and a dropper post along with the brand new XTR 1 x 11 drive train round out the build.

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This thing just screams trail bike to me! We’ve been waiting to get our hands on a suspension fork for plus sized wheels. It looks like the wait is over!

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We’re big fans of the work that Curtis produces out in his California shop

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Panaracer Fat B Nimble B+ Sneakers

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Retrotec’s twin top tubes make a graceful arc from the head tube to the rear drop on this Cyan and Kawasaki Green beauty! I’ve gotten to ride my amigo, Julio’s Retrotec 29+ and it rides as nice as this one looks! You can check out Julio’s review here and you can see all of the details for this build below.


Frame: Retrotec Filet Brazed Custom Steel Frame
Fork: Fox
Bars: Thomson Riser
Stem: Thomson
Headset: Chris King
Grips: WTB
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR
Front Brake: Shimano XTR
Rear Brake: Shimano XTR
Shifter: Shimano XTR
Cables: Shimano XTR
Rear Der: Shimano XTR 11Speed
Crankset: Shimano XTR
Chain Rings: XTR 32T
Chain: XTR
Cassette: XTR 11-40
Pedals: XTR
Seat: Shimano
Seat Post: Thomson Dropper
Rims: Dirby
Hubs: King
Spokes: yes
Tyres: Panaracer FatBNimble 27.5+
Tubes: no
Skewers: through axles

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One Response to California Fresh B+ Blingage from Retrotec

  1. Izzy May 28, 2015 at 2:48 am #

    27.5 x 3.5! That’s why they look so fat. Awesome!