Stylish as hell, an absolute weapon when it comes to speed, and owner of probably one of the coolest Land Rover's we've ever seen - we checked in with Bernard Kerr while he's down in the Southern Hemisphere for Crankworx Rotorua to scope his fresh Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon, which we're sure we'll see getting past 90 degrees come Whip Offs.
- photos by @maddogboris
Bernard's Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon Build
Frame: Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon, Large, up from a Medium in 2016
Fork: FOX Factory 40 Float
Shock: FOX Float X2 Factory 9.5 x 3.0
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Saint
Cassette: Shimano CS-6700
Chain: Shimano XT CN-HG95
Shifter: Shimano Saint
Cranks: Shimano Saint
Chain Ring: Shimano Saint
Chainguide: MRP AMg (V2) w/ carbon backplate
Headset: FSA Zero Stack
Stem: Renthal Integra 35
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar 35 cut to 768mm width
Brakes: Shimano Saint
Rotors: Shimano 203mm
Grips: Renthal Push-on Kevlar
Rims: Reynolds carbon prototypes with over 200 runs on them and he's never had to tighten a spoke.
Hubs: Industry Nine
Tires: Maxxis DHF (though they’re unlabeled), he runs between 23-25psi up front and 28-30psi rear.