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Published on December 24th, 2015 | by Eric Storz

Bike Check | Clandingus “Janky Spanky”

Art’s Employee: Scott Ender
Position: Web Content Manager
Bike: Clandingus “Janky Spanky”

About the guy: Our Web Content Manager, Scotty Ender, is a man of many hidden talents, one of these being framebuilding. Scott has been with Art’s since he returned from his thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2014. Growing up surfing in San Diego, he made the conversion to cycling in early 2009 when a friend took a chance in buying a hardtail mountain bike. Once Scott swung a leg over that hardtail, it’s been a downward slide ever since. Scott is still most always found on dirt trails, regardless of whether or not he has suspension. The bike below is, on rare occasions, the exception to the rule.

About the bike: What you are currently looking at is Scott’s first attempt at building a bike. Building under the namesake “ClanDingus”, this cyclocross bike is dubbed the “Janky Spanky” and was inspired by the likes of Cielo’s Cross Racer Disc and its traditional 2-degree top tube. With Clandingus’ longstanding 3 year history building frames, he’s completed a massive (Note: sarcasm) 4 bikes in total.

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He calls this cross bike “a road bike built for a mountain biker”. The build seems to easily identify itself as such, with its Rival 1 drivetrain, 46cm wide Salsa Cowbell 2 bars (49 cm in the drops), extra tacky/rubbery Lizard Skins handlebar tape, 60mm Race Face stem, tubeless Zipp wheelset, and enough clearance for 40c tires. Wanting ultimate performance, he slammed his chainstays to a short 410mm as well, creating track clearances on the rear with 40c tires installed.

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Tech Specs:

Frame: Clandingus “Janky Spanky” – Columbus tubing
Fork: Whisky Parts No. 7 Cross Fork
Headset: Cane Creek ZS110
Wheels: Zipp 30 Course Disc
Brakes: Avid BB7 Road Disc
Crankset: SRAM XX1 crankset
Cassette: SRAM PG1170 – 11/36
Chain: SRAM PC1170 11 speed chain
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Team bottom bracket
Shift Levers: SRAM Rival
Front Derailleur: n/a
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1 Type 2.1 Long-Cage rear derailleur
Seatpost: Thomson Elite Seatpost 27.2
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite
Stem: RaceFace Turbine 60mm 31.8 Stem
Handlebars: Salsa Cowbell 2 46cm
Tires: WTB Nano 40c, Clement LAS Clincher, or Schwalbe’s new G-One Tire 38c
Pedals: Shimano XT Pedal
Grips: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm

Extras: Lezyne Super GPS

Weight: 20.2 pounds in full-bruiser attire.

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About the Author

Eric Storz

can usually be found out on the local trails in search of a new line. With a moto background as an ex-professional trials rider, Eric tends to see things differently. While still relatively new to mountain biking, he is very passionate about the sport and is a regular in the California Enduro Series.



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