You’ve all been asking about the spec of my bike well here it is…
Frame: Bronson CC – Size Large
Fork: Fox 36 RC2 Boost 160mm
Shock: Fox DHX2 450lbs spring
Crankset: Shimano XTR Trail 170mm built with 32t Chainring
Rear Mech: Shimano XTR Di2
Shifter: Shimano XTR Di2
Cassette: Shimano XT 11 – 42t
Pedals: Shimano XTR Trail
Brakes: Shimano XTR Trail, Icetech pads, 180mm centerlock rotors front and rear
Cockpit: PRO Tharasis 55mm Stem with 760mm Bars, Di2 cable integration
Seatpost: Fox Transfer 150mm drop
Seat: Pro Vulture
Wheelset: Shimano XTR 110 x 15mm and 148 x 12mm
Tyres: Schwalbe F – Magic Mary 2.35 Addix Soft 22psi, R – Hans Dampf 2.35 Addix Soft 27.5psi, both set tubeless using Bluedoc sealant
I had previously experienced Di2 shifting but never had it for a prolonged amount of time. So far initial impressions are awesome, it was super easy to fit and set up delivering crisp shift straight from the box, it’s great that you don’t have to constantly adjust cable tension to ensure perfect shifts every time.
Setting it up to fit with the bike I spent a little time just thinking about the best way I could connect it up to ensure it would sleek. Running the PRO Tharasis bar and stem meant integration was easy. The bars had a channel in them for the thin Di2 cable to run through which appeared back through the stem. I placed the battery into the steerer tube of the bike with the cable running through a small hole drilled in my Fox Kashima top cap.
Front and rear suspension is handled by Fox, a brand I have chosen to ride for the last 10 years. The new ’18 products are better than ever, increased negative spring to enhance small bump sensitivity and 110 x 15mm ‘Boost’ wheel spacing to stiffen up that front end.
77psi with 2 x orange volume spacers.
On the rear it’s a coil spring, something I’ve always wanted to have on my trail bike, the sensitivity it offers is incredibly and luckily my frame is just about progressive enough to get away without having to use a air spring plus volume spacers. Perhaps if I rode more in the bike park this is something I would look to change.
450lbs SLS spring.
Dependant on conditions I’ll vary my tyre setup and also pressures but my go to 90% of the time has got to be the Magic Mary and Hans Dampf.
Rear 26 – 27.5psi (the harder pressures are for really rocky trails with square edged impacts).
I also experiment with Procore although it’s 200g heavier I feel that having that extra security gives me a piece of mind when I am out in the middle of no-where, it’s no longer just a benefit for the racer but also for the adventurer and explorer.
189cm, 77kg with a smooth off the back riding style.
Any questions leave them in the comments down below and I’ll do my best to answer them!
See you on the trails,