The missing mech is what makes it look so clean. BTW, are those mtb wheels?
Yes they're MTB wheels - Mavic CrossRocs which I think are their first gen tubeless rims circa '97. REALLY light - fine for the smooth Surrey Hills where I grew up but when I moved to the rocky valleys of Yorkshire I broke the rear wheel fairly quickly(!) A result of wearing through the side walls from too many muddy/gritty rides I think. Got a matching replacement as they are excellent wheels but switched to using my beefier Blur for the rocky/muddy stuff from then on.
The lack of front mech? None of my MTBs have front mechs! Fine if you have one or two rings at the front. Big toe technique works well enough changing from big to small - bit trickier the other way round but I like not having to worry about mech adjustment to stop it rubbing the chain, plus the added cleanliness and (tiny) weight saving.
Looking at your Pinnacle still gives me the creeps! I feel like I'm seeing double! I took my Mani2s off my Pinnacle a while back as they needed a proper strip down but loved the weight advantage the Accutrax gave me so just stuck with them instead. Still got the Mani2s stashed for my next retro build though whenever that may be...
"Never get out of the boat... Absolutely god damn right!"
'92 Klein Pinnacle :: '94 Orange P7 :: '00 Ibis Silk Ti :: '02 Santa Cruz Blur