On my recent trip to So Cal I was over at BOX Components HQ in Anaheim and ran into Marc Willers who was over there resigning his contract for 2013 and picking up his new bike which was on display in the reception of the office.
Good timing to snap a few pics and do his bike check which was totally dialled and ready for action. Willers is pretty specific with that he likes on a bike and you may have seen some of his recent Facebook post claiming how fast his bike is..
Apparently other Elite riders have tried his bike and seen some marginal improvements. Either way his ride looked sweet and some of the new Box stuff was interesting to see, particularly the Maximus bars and stem which are oversized, as well as the super trick brake lever and caliper set up and some of the cable options including chrome and gold which are must have items it you are running a polished frame in 2013!
Box’s new BB30 cranks are the long awaited item that many people are waiting to see and we’ve been told these are not too far away!
It was good to catch up with Michael Gamstatter and Toby Henderson and see the new products in the flesh and get the scoop on what’s in the works. The Stay Strong team are supported by BOX for 2013, so I picked up some team gear and got to check out Michaels custom Fiat 500 was looking very nice! Box and Promax are making a big impact in the scene for 2013 so keep your eye on these guys and there is a lot of good stuff on the way!
Marc Willers – DK Proffesional V2 Bike Check:
FRAME: DK Professional V2
FORK: BOX X Fork
STEM: 65mm BOX Delta (Custom size)
HANDLEBAR: Maximus (Custom 1-degree up/12-degree back)
HEADSET: Promax IG-45
GRIPS: ODI Ruffian Flangeless with Custom BOX Clamps
BAR ENDS: ODI
CRANKS: Promax HF-2, 180 (He will use BOX Vector Cranks as soon as they are available. DK is making him and the DK team custom frames.)
BOTTOM BRACKET: BOX Extremum
PEDALS: Customized Shimano
SPROCKET: Rennen 43T
CHAIN TENSIONERS: DK 20-mil Blocks
FRONT TIRE: Maxxis Torch 175
REAR TIRE: Maxxis Torch 175
FRONT RIM: BOX Focus, 36H
REAR RIM: Box Focus, 36H
FRONT HUB: BOX 20-mil Hollow Hubs with full ceramic bearings
REAR HUB: BOX 20-mil Hollow Hubs with full ceramic bearings and White Industries 16T freewheel
BRAKES: BOX Eclipse with BOX X-Ray Brake Pads
BRAKE CABLE: BOX Concentric Linear Alloy Housing with BOX Nano Inner Cable
LEVER: BOX Genius Long
SEAT: BOX Echelon One-Piece With Carbon Post
SEATPOST: BOX Echelon One-Piece With Carbon Post
SEATPOST CLAMP: BOX Helix QR
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 74?
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21.5″
CHAINSTAY LENGTH: 15.25″
SPECIAL MODS: Pedals, ceramic hub bearings, bar geometry and10mm longer chain stays.
SPONSORS: BOX Components, DK Bicycles, Promax, Fly Racing, Maxxis, Oakley, Burger King, ODI, KMC, White Industries.
For some close up pics, check out the gallery: