I am doing a 30 mile mountain bike race this weekend down in Prattsburgh, NY named appropriately Ramble Around Prattsburgh. It is mostly on dirt roads and single/double track trails. There is only one water stop along the way at mile 17.

So I tweaked my 2007 Diamondback Sorrento mountain bike for the race. I mounted Shimano PD M520 SPD clipless pedals, a second bottle cage (held on with hose clamps since there weren’t mounts for a second bottle cage), Schwalbe CX Pro cyclocross tires (26 x1.35), and Profile Century aerobars. I also have a Cateye micro bike computer installed.

I think the bike will preform well in this type of race. There were some bikes set up in a similar way for the Black Diamond Duathlon last year.

2007 Diamondback Sorrento