This episode features Jeff's new Watermelon Meta VTT2. The frame has been lightened from 1900g to 1600g. This was done by grinding the tubes thinner, and removing the disc tab. The cutout on the headtube was also enlarged.
The idea first spawned when we had a customer return his VTT2 due to paint defects. We wanted to see if it was possible to lighten a bike without spending any extra money. By the time Jeff finished grinding, the frame was hideous. Chris then suggested that the frame be painted like a watermelon, an idea that was inspired by a flamboyant limousine we saw earlier in the day.
Jeff has had a dozen rides on the frame now, and it is still holding up fine (Jeff is rather harsh on frames). It will be interesting to see how the bike holds up for Whistler Trials Works in two weeks.
Alex Le - Rockman Slate (Blue)
Chris Hii - Rockman Slate 2 (Gold)
Kevin Liu - Rockman Slate 2 (Custom)
Anthony Fader - Rockman Aurem (Black)
Jeff Anderson - Meta VTT2 (Watermelon)
The XX - Heart Skipped a Beat
Tegan and Sara - Alligator (Toro Y Moi Remix)
Tegan and Sara - Paperback Head
The Zolas - You're Too Cool
Cold War Kids - Relief