The New Gorilla Virunga – Custom Build
Introducing our own Custom Build bike, the Gorilla Virunga.
Our carbon frames are produced by Italian company Dedacciai, with a black and silver colour scheme to pay homage to the Silverback Mountain Gorilla. We donate £100 from the sale of each of these frames to the Virunga National Park to support the work they do in protecting the Mountain Gorillas.
- Virunga Frame
- Full Ultegra Mechanical Groupset
- Mavic Cosmic Pro Exalith Wheels
- DEDA Superzero Carbon Bars
- DEDA Superzero Carbon Seatpost
- DEDA Superzero Stem
- Rotor Bottom Bracket
- Bar Tape (your choice from our stock)
- Saddle & Pedals Not Included
The RRP of the complete build is in excess of £3,800, and we are offering the complete build for £3,400 and including a free GURU Bike Fit with a value of £200 to establish your perfect custom build. This allows us (post-fit) to choose the bar width, stem length, seatpost offset, crank length, gear ratios, long/short cage derailleurs etc. that best suit your geometry. The suggested build spec is a only a guideline and can be scaled up or down depending on your preference and budget for the build.
Why Virunga? One quarter of the worlds critically endangered Mountain Gorillas live in the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on the border of Uganda and Rwanda.
TThe cold-blooded murder of five members of the Mountain Gorilla Rugendo family on July 24, 2007 was Virunga’s darkest hour. This terrible event underscores the need to constantly protect Virunga’s gorillas and other wildlife. Fortunately, the park has undergone significant institutional and security reforms since this tragic event. Virunga’s mountain gorilla population is on the rise. Beyond these critical reforms, Virunga’s success in recent years is due to its dedicated ranger force. Park rangers risk their lives on a daily basis to protect the endangered wildlife and habitats within the park, as well as the people living around the park boundary. This extraordinary work would not be possible without the help of individuals and organisations from around the world that have stepped up to support conservation efforts in Virunga.
Rangers need boots, rations, and gear. The steadfast support from the international community continues to ensure that Virunga rangers have the equipment they need in order to patrol the park. This continued support can help to save one of the Earth’s most precious places and the endangered species that live there.
Ways donations may be used:
- Electric fences for preventing human/wildlife conflict
- Removal of deadly wildlife snares
- Special anti-poaching deployments
- Support for community groups that help monitor and report threats to the gorilla population
To make your own donation to the Virunga National Park, visit their website and follow the links to donate: