Ed ~ We would usually publish this sort of article under our ‘Reader’s Ride(s)’ category, but Dave is the Head writer for the Black Ribbon Bike Hour and one of our veteran Test Pilots. Dave’s also a damn fine photographer! Borealis recently issued their critically acclaimed Crestone in a stunning Columbia Blue and Gold “Aspen” colorway and Diamond Dave, just had, to pimp one out for this year’s race docket. You can read our review of the Crestone here. There’s nothing left to do, but open a cold beer, dim the lights and check out some serious bike-porn!
It’s not new, but the color is. I’ve been riding a Crestone for a little over a year. Most of that was on the Northern Lights livery. But of late, I’ve been rocking the new Aspen livery – a matte blue frame with gold accents.
It’s the same Crestone goodness, just smurfed up a bit.
Since the Aspen is fresh off the presses, I thought I’d share the latest eye-candy fresh out of Colorado Springs
Those of you who have eagle-eyes and a mind like a steel trap for bike specs might notice the Bluto and Next SL cranks match the Aspen’s livery. Is it a new spec from Borealis? No, but a little handy work from Slik Graphics from over on the other side of the pond. They make kick-ass custom stickers that are indistinguishable from the originals. They can print in Pantones, so if you are a color nerd, nerd away!
- RaceFace Next – Bar/Seatpost/Cranks
- HED Big Fat Deal Rims Laced to I-Nine Hubs
- Sram GX 1 x 11 Shifters and Derailleur
- Sram Level Ultimate Disc Brakes
- Frame Size – XL Bike (as pictured) weighs 23 pounds
So there you go. And enjoy the Aspen’s adventures in full technicolor.
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