Leif just popped over to the Spoke office to pick up our latest test bike for issue 35 of Spoke. It’s a GT Sanction 1.0 w/HammerSchmidt.
HammerSchmidt isn’t new to the Spoke test crew but this is the first bike we’ve seen that comes spec’d with it out of the box.
The front end is well appointed with Syncros carbon bars, a Thomson stem, Avid Elixir brakes and Fox 36 Talas FIT RLC forks (adjustable 110, 130-160mm travel).
A nice sturdy 12 x 135 maxle keeps the rear end nice and stiff.
And then the whole package rolls on a Gravity wheelset and Kenda Nevegals.