This year, it will be MY bike yet again. So the size requirement is back in effect. This is a medium size frame (link to frame page):
This means you need to be between 5'9" - 6'3" (175-191cm). I also do not, at this time, have a spare set of wheels. Which is a bummer, because I liked giving away race wheels with the bike. But that's simply not an option for me this year. I will see if I can work with Zipp to get some wheels at a discount, but no promises here.
Also, the bike is coming with a 1X drivetrain, because that's what I race on. It will come with a 52T XSYNC front chain ring. And the Force1 rear derailleur. I'm a huge believer in the advantages of 1X. Depending on where you live, you'll need a to buy the appropriate cassette. For a lot of folks, that will be an 11-36 or 11-32, neither of which I have to give. So, again, the parts requirements this year are a bit higher than in the past. I will provide the part to convert the back back to use with a standard front and rear derailleur, but I only have 1X parts, not 2X.
- Dimond X-Cut frameset in size medium
- SRAM Force 1X grouppo: rear derailleur, 52T XSYNC chainring, shifters
- Zipp Vuka Stealth (size small) with ski bend extensions and SRAM 990 brake levers
- Front and rear brakes (a Tektro or TriRig Omega in the back is required; any brake will work on the fork)
- Tire, tubes, rear hydration system, etc, etc, etc.
You can't sell the bike for profit. This is about giving you a bike. If you want a new bike, great. You can get a new bike. But you can't SELL this bike. You must pay it forward.
Likewise the parts and the aerobars, which I am going to include this year.
The parts are things I wasn't able to include in the giveaway the first year that I'm excited to include this year. I think they are tools that someone who can't afford them as a luxury should be lucky enough to use, because they do make a difference. They aren't ways to make money for you.
How will I know if you sell them? Let's just say that it's safe to say that I'll know, because there's a very, very, very good chance that I will. And you'll know, and I think that should matter more.
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your height
- Your story.
- *WHY* (this is key)
- *YOU* (though you can write on behalf of someone else, as Drew Ziegler's wife did; Drew got the very first bike; Freddy Galbraith got the second, also via his wife writing about him. Wives are awesome... Duh.)
- *NEED* (and it must be a N-E-E-D) a bike.