Le Slate vert de «Mister Trial»

Jorge Ferreira’s green Slate

Tuesday 15 December 2009
by Ben Swales
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Jorge “Mister Trial” Ferreira is a well known face on the Portuguese trials circuit. He holds five national titles and now runs a trials school which has honed the talents of some of the country’s best talents (including Joao & Daniel Sousa). Jorge is still one of the best riders in his country, finishing this season in fourth place in the Elite Portuguese Cup.

Jorge, who is a big fan of Tribal Zine, has sent us some photos of his new bike. He is now riding a Rockman Slate, with a limited edition anodised green frame. He decided to try and build the lightest bike possible, and his build tips the balance at just 8.565kg! Not bad! Photos and info below…

- Jorge’s Rockman Slate:

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- The weigh-in:

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- Jorge’s ultra-light build:

    • Frame: Rockman Slate Green Limited Edition
    • Cranks: Rockman Rockarm
    • Front hub: Rockman Rockhubs Front Disc
    • Rear hub: Rockman Rockhubs Rear
    • Freewheel: Rockman Rockwheel
    • Grips: Rockman
    • Handlebar: Try-All No War Carbon
    • Fork: Try-All
    • Front rim: Try-All Hole No War
    • Rear rim: Trialtech
    • Sprocket: Try-All 15t
    • Brake mounts: Try-All
    • Headset: Acros
    • Bottom bracket: Reset Titanium
    • Booster: Trialtech Carbon
    • Bash: Trialtech Titanium
    • Stem: Trialtech Sport 26" 120mm
    • Front tyre: Continental Race King 2.20
    • Rear tyre: Continental Rubber Queen 26’’X2.4
    • Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
    • Nipples: Sapim CX-Ray
    • Tubes: Michelin Light 26x2.1/2.4
    • Front brake: HOPE 180MM
    • Rear brake: HS33
    • Pads: Rockman Rockpads Verts
    • Tensioner: Escargots Try-All
    • Pedals: Try-All Superlight Simple cage

- Jorge in showman mode at the gala on the 21st November in the Minho University Auditorium (Guimarães) organised by the Minho Cycling Association (ACM) to round off the 2009 season (Photo: www.acm.pt)...

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