Rides: Jenna's Breadwinner B Road

In my summer ride report I mentioned the impact that a group of women cyclists made on my daughter. Well it turns that those women are part of group that Jenna helps organize. The same person behind the Toronto Morning Crew Rides. Another group of early risers that I've been riding around with this season.

Over the course of the summer I've gotten to know Jenna and she's been telling me about her incoming custom bike. But here's the thing, this bike has a backstory - she won it! Through a contest run by Ride With GPS, Jenna submitted a ride report about her cycling trip through Spain (read the report here.) Wouldn't ya know it, she took home the grand prize - a custom built bike from Breadwinner Cycles in Portland, Oregon.

Frame size: Custom geo w/ 528mm Effective Top Tube

Fork: ENVE Gravel Road Disc

Headset: Chris King Inset7

Headset spacers: Mash SF - Zeiss Lens Cap & Spacer

Saddle: Specialized Power Expert

Seatpost clamp: Thomson

Seatpost: ENVE road

Stem: Thomson Elite X4

Bar: Easton EA70

Bartape: Manual for Speed - RFTD Space Tape w/Mash Bar end plugs

Bottle cages and hardware: King Cage - Stainless Steel

Groupset: Ultegra 6870

Bottom Bracket: Chris King Threadfit 24

Hubs: Chris King R45D Centerlock

Rims: ENVE SES 3.4 Disc w/Sapim CX Ray Spokes

Tires: Compass Stampede Pass

Computer: Wahoo Element Bolt

After months of designing and consulting on the final build, the complete bike had finally arrived. It's a stunning steelie finished in a super rich royal blue that's been two toned with silver. When I heard that the bike hand landed safely in town, I made plans to get out and snap some pics. Really glad I did because this is one of those bikes that needs to be seen.

All Breadwinner B Roads are built from oversized Columbus spirit tubing with stainless steel dropouts. Both the geometry and the setup have very obvious groadie (gravel and road) ambitions. To achieve this stance Breadwinner started out from Jenna's road bike and molded from there. Some notable groadie specs include internally routed disc brakes, tire clearance for 32mm with room to spare, curved seat stays, fender mounts, and a dropped stance. And you can't forget that Silca Impero frame pump that's been painted to match. The last thing place you want to find yourself is stuck out on a gravel road with no way to get yourself home.

Jenna says she's been ticking away at the final build for a while, curating and collecting all the list bits and pieces to make it her own. I'm really impressed with where she put her attention to upgrades and details. Matching water bottles from Ten Speed Hero, the Carl Zeiss top cap and lens spacers from Mash SF, King stainless steel cages, MFS bar tape by Cinelli, and a handmade pump strap to keep that custom painted pump in place. Check out the full build list (with links.)

At the time of writing this, Jenna is still breaking it in and dialing in the setup. But with the fall season firmly setting in, the weather is perfect for getting off the beaten path. With 10,000kms already banked for the season, there's no doubt Jenna will be making the most out of her new Breadwinner. Keep an eye out for more of this bike and Jenna on Life Is A Beautiful, she's coming on board as a ride report contributor. 

Check out coverage on Cycle Exif for another perspective on Jenna's story.