Mike Barry Sr and Michael Jr. spent countless hours talking about bikes, what worked well and what didn’t. Riding in the city streets which are spotted with potholes and often on gravel backroads or trails, they both thought larger tires were ideal as they’re quick but resilient and versatile. And, when in the mountains the extra rubber makes descending all the more fun. In many climates having a bike with decent mudguard clearance is equally important. As amazingly well as electric gears and hydraulic brakes work, it is also nice to have a bike that can be repaired on the road or trail in remote areas. So, Michael Jr. built this bike for himself which is not only light but also quick and versatile.

Photography by Walter Lai


Frame: Columbus tubing with long point lugs

Fork: Custom steel fork

Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace

Rear Derailleur:  Shimano Ultegra RD-RX800

Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100

Chain: KMC

Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace

Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace

Brakes: Grand Bois

Headset: White Industries

Stem: Ritchey WCS Alloy

Handlebars: PRO Vibe

Seatpost: Ritchey Logic Carbon

Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 C60 Wheelset

Tires: Compass Barlow Pass 700C x 38 mm Extralight

Bottle Cage: ENVE Carbon

Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace

Tape: Mariposa Leather

Saddle: Fizik Aliante R1

Vintage Silca Pump Painted to match