Dr Pain’s Monster Cross Bike

Dr Pain like JOM, is an equipment nut.  After what Dr Pain felt were several life threatening experiences at past Ultra CX and endurance CX events, he decided he needed another bicycle.  This bicycle would provide him with wider tires (tyres), better brakes, and gearing more suited towards the rigors of this genre of CX, while maintaining his road position.

Quiring1Enter, Quiring Cycles, frames hand built in Michigan, US of A.

Dr Pain’s bike requirements were relatively simple.  Road bike position, at least 2.0″ of tyre clearance, and the ability to use road cranks.  Dr Pain is quite sensitive to the higher Q factor associated with MTB cranks.


Quiring Cycles Stainless Steel

Quiring3Frame: Quiring Stainless Steel, built by Scott Quiring.
Fork: Niner 29’er rigid carbon
Headset: Chris King.
Seatpost: FSA Carbon.
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR.
Wheelset: American Classic 29’er Race.
Tyres: Specialized Renegade 1.8’s, 2.0″, or 2.5″ on the front, depending on the terrain.  Alternatively, Schwalbe Furious Freds, 2.0″
Handlebars: Ritchey WCS.
Quiring2Stem: Ritchey WCS, -17 degree.
Shifters: SRAM Red.
Derailleurs: SRAM X0 rear, SRAM Red front.
Crankset: SRAM Red Carbon, 172.5mm, 48 / 34 chainrings.
Bottom Bracket: SRAM.
Pedals: Time.
Cassette: SRAM 11-36 for the mountains, or 11-23 for around Gainesville, FL.
Brakes: TRP Spyre mechanical.
Bottle Cages: King Cage Titanium.
Additional Brake Levers: TRP Carbon Cross Top.
Titanium bolts just about everywhere.

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  1. Kerry Duggan Kerry Duggan

    Such nice bikes. Such a shame the thinks we do to them.
    Like taking a Ferrari to a demolition derby.
    Makes me tear up a bit.

    Also JOM…..
    what gears do you recommend for Pisgah Monster? I’m leaning toward the 12-36 if
    it is extremely steep. I scored a cancellation entry! Driving up Friday early. Wish I had another Floridian to share the 9 hour drive.


    • JOM JOM

      Awesome news. You’ll be fine with an 11-32 or a 12-32. I believe the course is anti clockwise this year, LONG paved climb on the parkway. Check my video archives for clues. The CX dismount at the finish line is fun after 4+ hours of hard racing. Film it, I’ll produce the video.

  2. Avatar Ol' Shel'

    I’d like to see the clearance with a 50mm tire…

    • JOM JOM

      I’ll get with the Dr and post some better photographs soon. The current photos leave a lot to be desired…

  3. Avatar Ross

    Stupid question, but I’m assuming this was a MTB, and he put drop bars on it? Just really like that thought process there.. I’ve thought of doing that before, but had geometry concerns.. IE: to stretched out..

    • JOM JOM

      Dr Pain’s bike is a custom machine, built closely around his road bike geometry. The chainstays were tricky for the builder to construct; clearance for road gearing (compact crank) and 2.0″ tyres. My machine started life as an MTB frame, which I planned to equip with drop bars. It was very stretched out, meaning I am running an uber short stem.

      I’ll be posting updated photos of Dr Pain’s bike shortly.

  4. Avatar Glide

    Great bike. If we get more info, I’d love to know weight & some frame specs. Quiring frames are sweet!

    • JOM JOM

      Thru-axle front, QR rear. Thanks for the Q!

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