Who doesn’t love a bike check?! Our company is full of passionate riders who have spent huge amounts of time perfecting their set-up and in our latest series we take an in-depth look at some of the bikes of the Balfe’s team.

First up is Jonny from our Unit 5 Bike Building Team. Our Unit 5 team work hard behind the scenes to build each bike that goes out via home delivery – you won’t see their faces in the shops but they work equally as hard to make each Balfe’s customer experience a positive one.

Check out Jonny’s stunning Specialized Sequoia Elite below!

Jonny and his Specialized Sequoia Elite

Frame/Fork: Specialized Sequoia Elite with Carbon Fork

Wheels: Zipp 303’s

Tyres: Specialized Pathfinder 42x700c

Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra RX Mechanical 1×11. (11-42t Cassette, 44t Wolf Tooth Chain Ring, Stages Power Ultegra Cranks)

Pedals: Shimano XTR

Handlebars: Pro Discovery 40cm with Brooks Cambium Bar Tape

Saddle: Brooks C15

Bag: Restrap

Jonny Says:

This bike was bought with the intention that it is one bike that does it all, to be ridden on and off-road. The Chromoly frame has served me well when I’ve needed that stiffness and reliability, and the components have all been changed over time when needed to make the bike lighter and faster (but still maintaining that level of simplicity I wanted when I bought it originally).

I don’t have any intention of replacing it going forward, as it still does exactly what I want it to, and sits perfectly in the middle ground between race and ultra adventure ready geometry wise”.

Jonny has been flying the gravel flag for a while now and we’re stoked to see he’s still loving his Sequoia. To check out the latest Specialized Gravel Bike range head over to our website – click here for more info.

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