Graeme Hart knows a thing or two about building dream bikes, I mean he should, right? As owner of Harts Cyclery in Edinburgh, Scotland he’s built a few for customers over the years and we’ve even shared a couple right here on the cog. Well, today he fired us through some details and pictures of his latest personal bike, The Pink Panther, a Process X CR.
“I use it for general trail riding and enduro racing. Its very first time pointing down a hill was at the Tarland Enduro, a few weeks ago, because I never got around to a shake-down ride in time! Rode like a dream.”
The drivetrain is a full SRAM affair, 170mm Descendant cranks are mated to an XO1 Eagle mechanical rear mech and shifter on an XO1 Eagle 11-52 cassette.
Braking is taken care of with a set of Magura MT7 Raceline stoppers with 203mm MDR-P rotors front and rear.
For suspension, Graeme has a 170mm Rockshox Zeb Ultimate up front with two tokens, out back he’s opted for a Fox Perfomance Elite shock.
A classic 170mm Rockshox Reverb takes care of up and down duties.
The wheelset was built by Graeme and is now on its third bike. Raceface AR30 rims are laced to Hope Pro4 hubs, 32/2 with Sapim Race silver spokes. The wheels are shod with Michelin Wild AM tires, 29×2.6 front, 29×2.4 rear; tubeless with Vittoria Air Liner (rear), Peaty’s valves, and sealant.
The build is finished off with DMR Death Grips, Look X-Track Enrage pedals, a Zefal Deflector front mudguard, and Zefal bottle cage.