Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cornwall, near England
Bikes: Pacific Reach
Thanks Jerry and LWaB for your help, I am looking to set up my Pacific Reach City for Audax rides as I find my road bike very harsh on longer rides down here in Cornwall, such as 110 miles last Sunday. Many of the roads down here have breaking up surfaces and chip & seal surface dressings and the Pacific gives a much better ride on them, but it is a bit lacking in the mudguard department so on long wet rides it all gets a bit unpleasant. This is the actual version I have, only I have added the Pacific mudguards and rack options plus a conversion to double chain ring:
Next I want to do a drop bar conversion with STIs, or peferably Campag Ergos, aiming for something like this Pacific Reach Road:
This bike has the rack and rear mudguard from Pacific and you can see how short the mudguard is. The Reach is fast and stable, it runs on 28-451 Schwalbe Durano tyres, great for descending and reasonably light, though it is still 2.5kg heavier than the road bike. I could remove the rack for Audax rides and just use a saddle pack.