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Storck Attack: Absolutist w/ Dura Ace and Tune Carbon Wheels

We are about to start getting Storck crazy here at Blacksmith to celebrate that we are now the largest stocking Storck dealer in North America – so say hello to your own German engineered Race machine today.

All month long you can expect bike reviews, amazing photos, and a new and evolving full e-commerce Storck store (with free shipping) for your enjoyment.

First up, a quick peak at our race “rental”, Storck Absolutist, ridden this season by Trevor Doyle and Mike McKee of the Vinylbuilt squad, Andrew from Team Blacksmith, and myself in the ride-her-around-slowly camp.

2012 Storck Absolutist w/ Dura Ace 7900, 3T ARX Team Black and Ergonova LTD,
Storck comfort 210 post, Arione CX saddle, 
and our usual Tune 58mm Carbon Wheels…

The German. Er, Italian, Japanese, French, American blend.

A very stiff ride, from BB to headtube, but with a nice planted feeling – no terrible jarring sensations at all -all the race guys seem to have given their big thumbs up, though to be fair, they’re not usually all that picky!

Expect a more in-depth review on his own experiences from Trevor in the coming weeks but I know he mentioned that this rig really kicks into its own when you step on the gas and accelerate.

3T bar+stem on a tapered front-end with flow-through integrated cable routing
Press-fit bottom bracket and downtube are just freaking enormous
A little bit of the typical Storck engineering from those cantilever rear stays and (amazing!) Storck Comfort Carbon Seatpost
Looks fast standing still: Tune wheels, Corima pads, Arundel tape + a Fizik saddle on top

Get your own Storck online or come test ride one of our demos in the shop today,
including our Aero 2 IS or Fenomalist with SRAM Red 2012 Edition!