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So far it’s a solo ride.

BOTW: Sarto on the Water in Sausalito

Chad Nordwall |

We initially had this bike built for the ENVE Grodeo, and while it looked great, we decided to freshen it up and take it to the next level. Enter our friends at VeloColour in Toronto with the brief to do something cool. No hand holding required with those guys - we trust them with our rides. They came up with a deep purple scheme that goes from plum to brown to bronze with some blue accents that really pop in the light. We wanted a beautiful, classy-looking frame, and thanks to our friends in the north, it turned out pretty awesome.

On a whim, we threw on some hand-built wheels using gold White Industry hubs (from just up the road in farm country) and silver spokes which really help the paint to pop even more. We topped the wheels off with Vittoria N.Ext tubeless tires in a fat 34mm configuration, which is all the rage these days. Having ridden this combo on my own Sarto Seta Plus, I can confirm it gets the job done. Plush but fast. As the cherry on a plum cake, we threw in a smattering of gold bits, just enough to catch the eye but not too much to overwhelm everything else.

The Build

Frame: 54 cm Sarto Seta Plus with custom paint by Velocolour
Fork: Sarto Seta Plus
Seatpost: Sarto 27.2 carbon post custom painted by Velocolor
Handlebar/Stem: Sarto integrated aero handlebar (42 center to center)/Sarto integrated 110mm stem custom painted by Velocolour
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red AXS
Shifters: SRAM Red AXS
Brakes: SRAM Red AXS, Rotor SRAM Centerline XR 160f/160r
Crank: SRAM Red AXS DUB 172.5
Chainrings: SRAM Red AXS 46/33
Cassette: SRAM Red AXS XG-1290 10-33
Chain: SRAM Red AXS Flattop, waxed 
Headset: CeramicSpeed Coated Integrated Bearings, c/w Cane Creek Ancora headset plug
Wheelset: Hand-Built Zipp 303 rims laced to White Industries CLD Gold hubs
Tires: Vittoria NEXT TLR 700x34
Tubes: Pirelli Cinturato SmarTube 60mm valve
Saddle: Fizik Antares R1 Open
Misc: Ti bolts throughout

In one of life's neat little coincidences, it turns out Chad has decided, after contemplating his 211 bicycles, to ride his Sarto Seta Plus on his upcoming Coast Ride. Learn more about the ride here.

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