Expeditionary Veterans Association was started by US Army Disabled Combat Veteran Jacob Cruz-Ratliff. His goal for EVA was made to join Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel that suffer with PTSD to come together and provide them with recreational therapy such as Mountain-Biking and Road-Biking. These expeditionary adventures will help with the treatment and mental development of those we assist in combating the negative effects of PTSD. EVA’s trade marked logo is a Rifles Reticle/Optics with the wording, “Not All Wounds Are Visible” around the Reticle/Optics. The symbolism behind this is that PTSD is not something an untrained person can recognize or understand. EVA on the other hand, is trained, can recognize and understand PTSD, therefore we are the rifles reticle/optics that can clearly see and focus on treatment of our clientele that suffer with PTSD.
EVA CHARITY BIKE BUILD SPECS
Frame: Growler Nitro Stout (Carbon Frame) or Growler Mr. Big Stuff (Aluminum Frame)
Fork: Manitou Mastodon 100mm suspension fork
Headset: FSA Orbit integrated 1.125 - 1.5in
Stem: FSA alloy with 31.8 Clamp
Handlebar: FSA 740mm UD Carbon Fiber 1/2” rise/31.8
Brakes: Hayes Prime/Stroker 4 Piston Hydraulic Brakes with 180mm Rotors front and rear
Rear derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle 12speed, long cage
Shift levers: SRAM NX Eagle trigger shifters
Cassette: SRAM Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
Chain: SRAM Eagle speed chain
Crankset: SRAM Eagle Dub Fat Bike Crank, 30T Chain Ring
Rims: Sunringle Mulefut SL80 Tubeless installed
Front Hub: Sunringle SRC 15x150mm hub
Rear Hub: Sunringle SRC 12x197mm hub
Tires: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.4"
Saddle: WTB Volt Comp saddle
Grips: Growler/LizardSkin Locking Grips
Seatpost: FSA Carbon Seatpost
Winning Races is not all it is capable of. The versatility to be multiple bikes using the Growler Modular Bike Building System the Growler Nitro Stout and Growler Mr. Big Stuff can transform from a Race Worthy Fatty to a Race Worthy 27.5+ or 29+ trail slayer using interchangeable wheelsets and the two position dropout the Growler Nitro Stout adds a shorter chainstay that increases agility and improves responsiveness making attacking all four season as simple as swapping your wheelsets.