Below a picture of my current MTB, a Van Tuyl Foco of 2001.
A custom frame built by the Dutch framebuilder Gijs van Tuyl. As far as I know only 3 ever produced with this design/tubing by Van Tuyl.
Originally I had built the bike with a Rond/Magura Quake C, tailored by Rond to fit the frame, but nowadays I like to have a rigid fork installed. The picture shows the bike with Hutchinson TopSlick Airlight, but I usually ride with the Conti Twister Supersonic.
I always have ridden steel frames. The specs below show that a steel bike can still be lightweight.
Frame: Steel, Columbus Foco tubing
Fork: Carbon, rigid
Wheels: Mavic CrossMax ST
Tires: Continental Twister Supersonic
Brakes: Magura HS33
Pedals: Time ATAC XS carbon
Rear mech: SRAM X.O.
Front mech: Shimano XT
Cranks: Stronglight Rockstrong
BB: Shimano XT
Chain: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9sp 11-23
Cables: Gore Ride-On
Stem: Kore Lite
Bar: Ritchey WCS
Barends: Pro, incl. titanium bolts
Headset: CaneCreek S2
Saddle: Flite Titanium (165gr.)
Seatpost: Kore Lite
Total weight: 8.2 kg
- PACE RC31 / Ritchey WCS carbon
- Synchros stem
My previous bikes:
Specialized Rockhopper Comp, 1992
Marin Pine Mountain, incl. Judy SL, 1995