Hyder was after a new bike and had always fancied a Bastion due to their advanced engineering in framebuilding which involves fabricating Titanium Lugs and joining them with carbon tubes.
Having told that he was able to get the special Bastion X Demon commission frameset,, he jumped on the opportunity and had initially decided on an orange and purple theme. Orange is one of his favourite colours and the colour purple was chosen due to his love for the late musician, Prince, while his son is also a huge fan of the colour.
The colourway was later narrowed down to purple as he felt that there was too much going on and had not wanted the bike to look too complex.
Fitted by FitSkuul, the geometry was spot on with what Hyder had wanted in his mind since Bastion was able to build according to any custom geometry and tailor the ride according to the rider.
Having waited for more than a year, Hyder went for the integrated barstem and fork combination which Bastion designed and manufactured in house, allowing a fully integrated setup and an overall clean look. The toptube also has Hyder's family name in
Since Bastion is from Australia, the wheelset was narrowed down to Partington who was based in Melbourne as well. Their wheels have been garnering positive reviews and the profile of the wheels matches what Hyder wanted as well.
Wanting a power meter option and the Dura Ace 12speed power meter crankset was not available yet, the option to go with the Rotor Aldhu carbon was down to its clean look and reviews. The carbon ti chainrings have always been stiff and was chosen to match with the crankset.
Hyder has been way comfortable on his Fizik Antares and the 3d printed Adaptive option was a no brainer.
Have fun and keep messing with the Demon and feel the pain Hyder!
|Frameset||Bastion Demon Commission|
|Tyres||Continental GP 5000|
|Groupset||Shimano Dura Ace 12 Speed Di2|
|Crankarm||Rotor Carbon Aldhu with Inspider|
|Saddle||Fizik Adaptive Antares|
|Grips||Brooks Cambium Rubber|