The Hunt Cycling is a full service bike-shop, independent journal and collective consisting of three cycling enthusiasts based in Halle Saale. We try to explore, document and share our experiences in the field of cycling and beyond. Besides drinking shandy, lots of riding and intellectual discusses about bike parts and stuff, we enjoy riding with friends and running our showroom and bike-shop located in the center of Halle.
Boris’ Pelago Stavanger is a beautiful beast and the kind of bike we like. Furthermore, we really like how Pelago pays attention to details after expanding their product range throughout last years. The fork crown is decorated with the Pelago brand name, the seat post clamp received a good looking engraving and the decals are nicely done. The frame is made of TIG welded double butted 4130 Cr-Mo tubing with a 5 year warranty and comes with a 1 1/8“ lugged Cr-Mo fork. The frame has a rigid and very solid feeling. Boris wanted kind of a versatile special ops bike for all his short term adventures. What was also important for him was the ability to have an everyday bike for commuting and the simple things in life, like shopping and transporting parcels or beer. That’s why the Pelago Commuter Front Rack was a no-brainer. The other components are a mixture of reliable and classic parts. The Dura Ace shifters give you the opportunity to mount them on a dropbar or a straight bar. Extra wide H Plus Son Todestrieb rims could take a variety of cross tires for a wide range of terrains. The setup with the dropbar was good for touring and commuting but not for single trails. Boris wanted to exhaust the possibilities of the frame and changed the setup after a couple of months to shred the trails. It was easy to convert the Stavanger to a “classic MTB” by mounting a Fairweather B903 Bullmoose and some handlebar mounts for the Dura Ace shifters. You can see this setup in action in our “Riding the Brocken” post. The Shimano XTR / Deerhead drivetrain is a perfect companion for different needs if you choose a balanced gear ratio. You can see that the Stavanger is very versatile and a perfect base for many different kind of bikes as well as riders.
If you have any questions about Boris’ Stavanger that could not be answered in our text and the specs list please drop us an email or check out Boris’ Instagram @hackebeil_adventures.