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Ravn

Make
Rawland
Model
Ravn
Year
2017
Miles
11,448
Purchased from
Cyclotopia and Velo Clult

Picked up the frame at Velo Cult in Portland. This is a low-trail dirt rando. Room for 26x2.15" tires with fenders. Billed as Enduro All Road. This will be my all road and trail tourig bike.

Got the frame in May, didn't get it all built until August 25.

Specs

Frame and Fork Rawland Ravn 56cm
Rims WTB Frequency i-25 26" 32 spoke
Tires Compass Rat Trap Pass 26"x54mm Tubeless
Front Hub SP PD-8XM dynamo 12x100mm through axle
Rear Hub SRAM 12x142mm through axle
Crank SRAM Gx 36x24 double
Cassette SRAM 11x36
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
Brakes TRP spyre disc
Levers SRAM Apex Double Tap
Stem Rawland
Headset Roller bearing
Seat Post Generic
Pedals Shimano PD-M424 SPD
Bottom bracket SRAM
Saddle Selle Anatomica X
Fenders Velo Orange 700x63mm re-radiused to fit
Lights Busch & Muller

Here is a blog post showing the many ways I had configured the Ravn for touring and bikepacking.

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Rawland Ravn
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Ravn with touring gear
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Ravn Rondo style

Service log

Swapped tires

Milage
10,152

Put the RTPs back on. As usual I struggled until I put on new rim tape. So from now on always replace the rim tape when swapping tires with tubeless. 

New pedals

Milage
9,618

Put on these Catalyst pedals

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Catalyst Pedals

Chain and Cassette

Milage
8,613

Was still shifting fine on the Outback tour. 5600 miles on the old ones. 

New rear tire

Milage
7,458

I got 2720 miles on the rear Humptulip Ridge before the center tread was worn down. I could have got more but changed it for the CRGA 

Brake pads

Milage
4,054

Installed them myself. Genuine TRP replacements. 

Sinewave Beacon light

Milage
3,968

I had planned this light for the Ravn since the beginning. It’s symmetrical beam make it better suited for off road. We shall see. 

RTP tires back on Ravn

Milage
3,553

I got one new Rat Trap Pass with endurance casing. I meant to get two but only got one. So I put on one of the original RTP tires I had, which is still like new. Had to use a tube though which I may be able to take out later. The new tire went on the back.
 

Thudbuster

Milage
3,060

Short travel. See how it goes.