3/22/22 Canyon
3/22/22 Canyon

Luca Cometti’s Spectral 29 Dream Build

Using the Canyon Spectral 29 as his foundation, Luca Cometti and mechanic Jason Guthrie set out to create a “dream build”—selecting each part with purpose to build the perfect bicycle.

Luca Cometti’s Spectral 29 Dream Build Luca Cometti’s Spectral 29 Dream Build
The Project

A passing ochre-yellow-colored, vintage, pick-up truck in pristine condition provided a flash of inspiration for Luca Cometti. Two-time Dual Slalom U.S. National Champion, Cometti, is a bicycle connoisseur with a garage filled with bikes, from hardtail cross-country bikes to downhill bikes, to e-bikes and everything in-between.

Ever since I was a kid, I've been obsessed with all things two wheels.

Luca Cometti, Canyon CLLCTV
Luca Cometti of the Canyon CLLCTV

Watch the video below to see how each part of this Spectral 29 Dream Build was hand-picked, then modified, to create one of the planet's most stunning custom mountain bikes.

Spectral 29 Dream Build: The Specs

Explore the complete rundown of Luca Cometti's Spectral 29:

  • Frame: Canyon Spectral 29, Large, 150mm travel. Paint: White base, Ochre Pinstripe, silver leaf by Chainline Bikes. Linkage: Stripped and polished by Romero's Polishing
  • Fork: Fox 36 Factory, Grip 2, 160mm travel. Lower legs: Custom "Espresso" paint. Crown: Custom white finish. Fork pinch bolt: Better bolts titanium. PSI: 110. Low-speed rebound: 10 clicks. High-speed rebound: 4 clicks. Low-speed compression: 14 clicks. High-speed compression: 5 clicks. Volume spacers: 3
  • Headset: Canyon with brown-anodized spacers
  • Stem: FSA Gradiet 35, 50mm length with Better Bolts Ti bolts, custom finished by Romero's Polishing
  • Stem Cap/Bolt: Better Bolts Cap with Ti bolt
  • Handlebar: FSA Comet 35, 25mm rise, 780mm width
  • Grips: Ergon GE1
  • Brakes: TRP DHR EVO with Better Bolts Ti bolts
  • Rotors: TRP 2.3 x 180mm with Better Bolts Ti bolts
  • Rims: FSA Straight-pull, 14 gauge
  • Hubs: FSA Afterburner, 24-hole
  • Inserts: Tannus Armour Tubeless (r), Tannus Armour (f)
  • Tires: Kenda Hellkat EMC 29"x2.4" (f), Kenda Hellkat Prototype 29" x 2.4" (r)
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float X2 with Real World Cycling needle bearing and DU bushings. PSI: 180. Low-speed rebound: 13. High-speed rebound: 4. Low-speed compression: 18. High-speed compression: 8. Volume spacer: 1
  • Seat Post: FSA Flowtron, 150mm travel
  • Seatpost Clamp: Canyon with Better Bolts Ti bolt; custom polished finish by Romero's Polishing
  • Saddle: Ergon SM Enduro Comp; custom Thrill Seekers cover
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB392
  • Crank: FSA Gradient, 170mm; custom polished finish by Romero's Polishing
  • Crank Spider: OCHAIN with 6-degree engagement
  • Chainring: SRAM 34T
  • Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet DH 11
  • Chain: SRAM GX
  • Chainguide: Canyon Integrated
  • Cassette: SRAM XX1, Gold, 9-50T
  • Shifter: SRAM GX AXS
  • Derailleur: SRAM GX AXS

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