On Dirt Rag: Trans-Sylvania Epic bike checks – the top racers and their rides
Brian Ferrari, singlespeed overall winner
Is there anything special or different about your bike? It’s singlespeed, and John Upcraft is the builder. He built for Cannondale for a little while before starting to build under his own name, Hubcap, and he’s just getting into it. He’s always been big into pulling the rear wheel forward; he has a signature curved-in tube to pull it in and give you a nice, short chainstay. So together we built on that, taking two of my favorite bikes I’ve ridden in the past, taking the front end geometry off of my favorite long distance bike and the rear end geometry off the back off my favorite short distance bike and did some whacky stuff with it. It’s great. Then I was tired of changing my gear all the time so we set it up so it only accepts two gear ratios: a 34/20or 34/19.