This week we’re taking the bike Kristen Arnold rode for her Kokopelli FKT attempt on Oct 8th for a spin. Kristen, a cycling coach, nutritionist, and pro roadie living here in the Fort, was encouraged by the DS of ButcherBox Cycling to pursue personal projects since the 2020 road season was over before it started. She set her sights on the Kokopelli Trail FKT of 13:32.  Since her team bike sponsor Montecci doesn’t build MTBs, she rode her 2018 Orbea Occam AM. 


The build: 

Frame: Orbea Occam AM 2018 Hydro Triple Butted 150mm travel 29 C-Boost 12×148 PF, Medium
Fork: Fox 34 Float Performance 150 3-Position QR15x110
Rear shock: Fox Float DPS Performance 3-Position custom tune 210x55mm
Front derailleur:  none
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
Brake lever: Shimano XT
Brakes: Shimano MT500 Hydraulic Disc
Shifters: Shimano XT
Cassette: Sun Race
Cassette gearing: 11-46t , 11speed
Bottom Bracket:
Cranks: (brand, length) Race Face Aeffect Cinch 32t
Chainrings: (number of teeth) 32t
Power Meter: n/a
Chain: Sram
Front Hub: Mach1 Klixx 23c Tubeless Ready wheelset
Front Rim: DT Swiss Mach1 Klixx 23c Tubeless Ready wheelset
Front Tire: Ardent 29×2.40 FB 60tpi
Rear Hub:  DT Swiss Mach1 Klixx 23c Tubeless Ready wheelset
Rear Rim: DT Swiss Mach1 Klixx 23c Tubeless Ready wheelset
Rear Tire: Rekon Race Maxxis
Saddle: ERGON SR Pro Carbon Women road saddle
Stem:  Ritchey Carbon, 100
Bars: Orbea OC-II Riser 760mm
Grips: ERGON GP2 grips
Seatpost: Race Face Aeffect Dropper 31.6×385/125mm
Computer: Garmin 800 2013
Computer mount: Sram
Tools: Crankbrothers multitool, Pedros tire levers, Stan’s NoTubes tireplugs, 2 CO2 cartridges, Parktool tire boot, Parktool patch kit, 2 tubes, Fiberfix Emergency Spoke Replacement Kit, Levyne HP Drive hand pump, quicklinks
Additional FKT Gear :
Camelbak CHASE women’s 1.5L hydration pack
Eliel Cycling kit, including Soledad 2.0 bibs, socks, Women’s Classic Zuma base layer, custom jersey, custom vest
Source Endurance neck tube
Giro Cycling Sector Shoes
Giro Cycling Synthe Helmet
100% RaceTrap sunglasses with rose colored lenses
Homemade ride food+Scandinavian Swimmer gummies
ERGON HM2 gloves
PR Lotion
Revelate bags on bike
Garmin InReach GPS tracker