My 2013 Grape Ape w/ lefty max is my favorite bike. Bought late 2013 and put into service mid '14. 3,000mi since then, it gets 2/3+ of my total miles per year. I'd even consider picking up a 2014 or 15 Ti frame as a backup with the same geo and parts fit for well into the future. (PM if you're down with that) It's my 4 seasons and bad conditions bike. 4.0s on 65mm for 3 seasons and 4.8s on 100mm(f)/ 80mm(r) for snow. The alternator's need to be cleaned up every once in a while because they start to creak like a bad BB, but it is my bad conditions bike and only gets a 2 min wipe down at most so I don't hold that against it. Thinking about a 29+ wheelset to add another layer of fun.
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