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RIDE 73 – Johnson Riddler AR workshop gallery

RIDE 73 – Johnson Riddler AR workshop gallery

The Johnson Riddler AR looks beautiful on the outside, but how does it look in the workshop?

This bike can be ordered as a complete bike or a frameset. If you choose the latter, the following photographs will be particularly useful for you as you can have a look at how the Johnson is assembled.

This test bike was with fitted with SRAM Red 22, 3T bars and stem and Featherweight wheels.

(For a full review and ‘build report’, see RIDE #73 p.192.)

 

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SRAM remains the only one of the ‘big three’ component makers to provide a chain catcher with its front derailleur.

 

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The aero seat post with plenty of angle adjustment.

 

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Nine cogs on SRAM’s PowerdomeX cassette are fashioned from one piece of high grade tool steel.

 

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Yep, RIDE even weighs the bar tape individually…

 

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Featherlight wheels can be purchased on Johnson’s website.

 

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The swallow graphic is a recurring theme throughout the Johnson range.

 

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The seat post wedge sits inside the frame and is fastened with a screw that is flush with the top tube.

 

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Johnson has opted for a BB86 to be pressed into an alloy shell.

 

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Large frame hardware makes routing internal cables easy.

 

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1-1/2″ lower headset bearing race carbon wrap.

 

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1-1/8″ top headset bearing.

 

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Very chunky BB junction looking solid.

 

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Direct-mount brakes are fitted under the bottom bracket. Cables can be retrieved from the down tube easily.

 

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Rear derailleur cable exit point.

 

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– Photos and words by Jack Lynch

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