Crust Evasion Build


COVID really slowed bike parts’ availability, but after a year of waiting for the stuff I wanted, I’ve finally put the finishing touches on my first “new” bike since 2009. The Evasion frame was ordered from Crust Bikes on November 17th, 2020: the day they became available. I’m about 5’ 9.5” and I think I would have preferred an Extra Medium frame size, but by the time I got to ordering, only the Medium was available for someone around my height (I’ll trade you straight up for your Matte Extra Medium if you have one!).

Crust Evasion side view low


  • Crust Evasion (circa 2020/2021)
  • Size medium, 54cm
  • Matte raw


  • WTB ASYM i29 27.5” TCS 32H rims
  • Schmidt SON 28 12mm thru disc 6-bolt Dynamo, 32 H, Black anodized on the front
  • Sapim Strong 294mm spokes, 13/14g, black
  • White Industries XMR+ 148mmX12mm thru black 32 hole, Shimano body on the rear
  • Sapim Race DB (long butt) 310mm spokes, 14/15g, black
  • DT Swiss 14g nipples, silver
  • Muc-Off tubeless valve kit, 44mm, orange
  • Stan’s yellow rim tape, 30mm
  • Stan’s tire sealant
  • Teravail Honcho tires, 27.5 x 2.6, light and supple, black


  • Paul Klamper disc caliper, all black, on front and rear
  • generic IS to Post mount adapter on front
  • Paul Canti Lever short pull, black
  • Galfer Disc Wave 160mm 6-bolt rotors, front and rear
  • Jagwire Mountain Pro brake kit


  • White Industries MR30 crank, 172mm, silver
  • White Industries BSA30 bottom bracket, all silver
  • White Industries MR30 1x TSR chainring, 32T, boost, silver
  • Shimano SLX 11-42T cassette
  • SRAM GX long-cage derailleur
  • SRAM XX1 11-speed shifter
  • SRAM PC XX1 11-speed chain
  • Jagwire 1x Pro shift kit
  • MKS Solution pedals, green

Other Stuff

  • Nitto Bullmoose handlebars, dull bright, fillet brazed
  • Cult x Vans Waffle Cruiser Grips, army green
  • Chris King No Threadset, 1 1/8”, matte jet black
  • Blue Lug brass spacers, 30mm + 12mm tampered
  • Ocean Air Cycles Stem Top, brass, No. 2
  • Surly 24-pack front rack, black
  • Wald 139 half-basket, black
  • Blue Lug cargo net, cyan/brown
  • Ocean Air Cycles + Nitto Erlen saddle bag support 2.0
  • Sim Works + Nitto Beatnik seat post, 350mm, silver
  • beat up Brooks B-17 saddle
  • fun colored Jagwire cable ends
  • lots of Pedro’s and Park Tool grease

Thanks to the folks at Dream Cycle in Vancouver, BC for building my wheels!

Crust Evasion front view

Crust Evasion frontish side-view

Crust Evasion rear view

Crust Evasion side-ish rear view

Crust Evasion side view

Crust Evasion Front Paul Klamper brakes

Crust Evasion Rear Paul Klamper brakes

Crust Evasion White Industries MR30 1x TSR chainring

Crust logo

Crust Evasion SRAM GX derailleur

Crust Evasion fork stamp

Crust Evasion Cult x Vans Waffle Cruiser Grip

Crust Evasion head badge

Crust Evasion White Industries XMR+ rear hub

Crust Evasion seat stay logo

Crust Evasion hang loose logo

Crust Evasion Nitto + Sim Works Beatnik

Crust Evasion SRAM XX1 shifter

Crust Evasion Ocean Air Cycles Stemp Top

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