The mob from Raleigh/Diamondback popped in the other day and dropped off a Sam Pilgrim Closure hardtail, which he won the recent Whitestyle event on.

The first thing we noticed was the colour scheme, apparently Sam took a sander to his original brown frame and leaving bare metal stripes.

The second thing was the long stem, 70mm. Sam likes this set up which he reckons helps with tailwhips and the like.

The third thing, the purple tyres. I think that's a nod to the fact that he ran purple rims last year.

It's also got a mech hanger so I suppose you could run it as a 4x machine too.

I'll take this up to the Unit for Kev and Yanto to thrash. Stay tuned for a bit of a test/video/lark about.


Frame: Ashton Closure

Fork: Rock Shox Argyle 302 Coil

Hubs: Quad QDH-01F, Quad QHD-01R

Rims: Quad QWR-3.2

Spokes: 14G Steel Black

Tyres: Halo Twin Rail (Purple) 26" x 2.2"

Rear Derailleur: NA

Cassette: Formula 1/2" X 1/8" X 32T

Chainset: Truvativ Husselfelt 1.1 (170mm) (white) -38T

Bottom Bracket: Cartridge (Howitzer)

Chain: KMC810

Brake Levers: Quad Dime

Brakes: Quad Dime (rear only) with 160mm rotor

Headset: FSA semi integrated

Bars: FSA Gravity- White

Grips: Propalm

Stem: FSA Gravity

Seatpost: 30.9mm Pivotal post

Saddle: Alienation Recliner pivotal (white/black)

Closure complete bike: £999.99

Closure frame-set: £299.99

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