2013 Volume Hessian 26
26" Cruiser that rides like a 20"
As soon as Volume announced this bike I was stoked. I wish I had this to commute with when I lived in Boston. The Hessian replaced the Sledgehammer in Volume's lineup. I purchased this bike over the summer and it's been a blast to cruise around on. The bike comes as a complete and is relatively inexpensive—so some of the components aren't the best. I've upgraded a few things here and there, the first being the rear wheel. The first day I had the bike I bent the rear wheel again the frame over-rotating a 180.
The only thing that bums me out about this frame is the fact that only the downtube is chromoly.
Full build specs:
Fork: 1pc Chromoly Steerer
Stem: FBM Protect Ya Neck
Bars: S&M Slam XLT
Headset: Genesis Sealed Integrated
Post: Canondale laid back
Clamp: Alloy Single Bolt
Brakes: Odyssey Springfield Brake
Lever: Odyssey Springfield Brake
Cable: Odyssey Quik-Slic
Grips: Cult X Vans
Cranks: Profile 175mm
Chainring: Animal 25t
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Animal Hamilton Plastic
Front Rim: Genesis 36h Front
Front Hub: Genesis Unsealed 3/8?
Rear Rim: Sun RhynoLite
Rear Hub: Cinema Sealed 14mm Cassette Driver: Sealed 9t
Tires: Resist Nomad 26? x 2.25?
- Company: Volume Bikes
- Model: Hessian
- Wheel Size: 26"
- Headtube angle: 70.9
- Toptube length: 22"
- Headtube size: Internal
- Details Frame: Chromoly DT / Geometry: 22" TT, 15.75" CS, 70.9º HT, & 14" ST Height / Fork: 1pc Chromoly Steerer