After cycling from South Africa to Japan on a second hand retro mountain bike, Mayu has been upgraded to a custom made touring bicycle that has been designed and made specifically for her size. Currently it is set up with disc brakes and running 650b mountain bike tires, however because she plans for more adventures around the world the bike has been designed with the idea of also using rim brakes and running a 26 inch wheel. This bike has many uses and will look forward to many years of service.




Manufacturer: Stanforth Bikes

Model: Kibo 

Frame & Forks: Lugged frame hand built in England. Reynolds 631 main frame, Reynolds 525 stays. Reynolds 631 fork  

Headset: Tange Seik LEVIN

Shifters: Microshift SL-A09 

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Rear RD-M771 SGS

Front derailleur: Shimano Deore 

Chainset: Shimano XT HG93 9 Speed Chain

Cassette: Shimano Alivio HG400 9 Speed MTB 12-36 

Brakes: TRP Spyke mechanical disc brakes

Levers: Shimano Deore V-brake BL-T610L

Rims: Ryde Andra 40 MSW 584mm 

Spokes: Hoshi spoke 14g stainless steel straight gauge 

Hubs: Shimano Deore LX Center lock disc hub Front and Rear 

Tires: Maxxis Minon DHF 2.5 Front / Maxxis Ikon 2.2 Rear 

Stem: Nitto FU-82 

Saddle: Brooks Flyer S Black 

Grips: Black Ergonomic Grips

Pedals: Wellgo CNC KB002

Rack: Nitto rivendell big back rack 33R



Custom Frame Bag: Fairweather X-Pac roll top frame bag

Front Roll, Bag and Harness: Fairweather X-pac handlebar bag +

Stem Bag: Fairweather stem bag black

Rear Rack Bag (rucksack, useful for hiking): Karrimor Tatra black 

Rain Cover for Rucksack: Karrimor 25l x 2