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To Be Determined Journal

To Be Determined is a journal of cycling, adventure and photography, curated by a NYC-based cycling team known as TBD Racing or Team TBD. From criteriums to cyclocross to product reviews and travel diaries, it is all part of the TBD Journal.

Ryan's Von Hof ACX

I love it when my friends put together a bike where everything is just right.

Ryan’s Von Hof is one of those bikes, and as a result has become a do-everything setup for him. He raced a full season on it, taking an awesome win at Nittany (over Cullen, sad) and posting impressive results in 3 and 2/3 fields – but the bike has also seen action at gravel races in West Virginia and long training/adventure rides with 32c slicks.

Ryan loves the old-school Euro’ cross geometry, paired with modern steel construction. I love that he picked a set of components that fits a Made-in-the-US ethos: Chris King T47 BB (give me threads or give me death); White Industries tapered headset; matchey Cadence/Ritchey stem/bar set; Thomson post and collar; Hifi tubeless disc wheels; SRAM Force1 with a 44rn narrow-wide chainring.

Nice work, Ryan!