BOMBORA Bike Check!!
It’s Santa from Kamiuma store, happy belated new year!
Let me write BOMBORA ENVE bike check this time. Actually this carbon fork version of the BOMBORA is now updated with their original carbon fork called “Celos”. But since this is my favorite frame I used to ride too, let me write about BOMBORA ENVEs I built in 2023.
BOMBORA ENVE (XL)
I really could tell a good vibe from the owner told me that “I want a bike I can cycle back home from Kamiuma to Utsunomiya!” (approx 140km). Apparently, he is planning to cycle a lot more places in Japan too.
SWIFT INDUSTRIE’s bags are installed on the new bike day to cycle home. The owner has got road touring experiences so his packing was so smooth by the way.
The wheels are 700c while BOMBORA is made for 650b. Personally, I recommend 650b for those ride on trail and unpaved roads in terms of size of tyres and 700c for paved and long distance rides.
The owner chose *TERAVAIL* rampart tire 42c which is not too thick and does run well. I like them because even though they are slick I can feel they grip the ground.
The owner specifically chose SHIMANO GRX to make it possible going any terrain the owner wants with the bike. I like BOMBORA after all….
I’m glad to hear that the owner rides the bike a lot of amazing places in Japan such as Shimanami-kaido. Even though we live far away, we are always looking forward you to coming here again for a maintenance!
Okay, let’s go to next one!
BOMBORA ENVE (S)
The keywords from the owner were “Gravel, touring and bike packing”. Let’s choose some nice parts for owner’s future long time buddy. PHILWOOD for the headset. If you want a good durability, PHILWOOD is the choice. We always introduce their products saying “You don’t even need regular maintenance almost at all”.
That said, since bearing are consumable you could check how the bearings are every once in a while if you ride in extreme situations. The same drive train as the previous bike but this silver one is GRX Limited edition. (The limited edition is only available at our physical shops)
The wheels were supposed to lace with SHIMANO 105 hub but the owner found out the Chris King hubs. It came out with the high grade wheels in the end.
The Chris King hubs can give you great smoothness as well as the famous “Angry Bee” sound.Crank Brothers Stamp 7 LTD for pedals. They are Crank Bro’s high end model in polish, the limited color. The good looking pedals features the wideness and adjustable pins. 700c wheels for this one as well. Official maximum tyre clearance of BOMBORA ENVE is 27.5×2.3 / 700×48c but these super knobby Gravel King 50c could fit fine. It rides soft but BOMBORA still runs very well. After all, I love BOMBORA… Both the one features new color and the one comes with new Celos fork are very tempting as well…
If you are planning to come to our shops, please come to Kamiuma store to ride a demo of steel forked BOMBORA!
Ok, that’s a wrap for today!