Natural born steezer, Brendan Fairclough shows off his prototype Scott Gambler. By Grant Robinson
Still in the prototype phase, but possibly close to production?
While not a weight weenie, Brendan prefers a bike in 38-pound range.
This gambler is aluminum. Is carbon the future? Time will tell.
And he gets asked the carbon question a lot...
As long as suspension and angles are dialed, carbon is not a necessity for Brendan.
The prototype Gambler has a 10mm bottom bracket adjustment and options for short or long wheelbase.
Brendan prefers the low BB setting and short chainstay setting unless conditions require a change.
Fox Racing Shox goods in the form of 40 RC2 with Kashima and RC4 in the rear. He runs a 350lb spring on the rear shock.
The bike is ready for racing, as Brendan and his team have been finding their base suspension settings.
Brendan Fairclough at Rampage in 2012...HELL YES!
New Shimano Saint brakes, cranks and rear derailleur floss out the component department on Brendog's prototype.
Shimano Saint Shadow Plus RD-M820...drool.
165mm length Saint cranks with 36t chainring up front, unless they have to turn it into a "road bike" LOL.
Tucked away and clean thanks to the Shadow Plus design.
Brendan runs 203mm rotors up front and 185 in the rear on his new Saint brakes. He's possibly going with a smaller in the front because of the available power.
Fairclough is on DMR pedals this year...
While he's running the Vaults right now, a signature pedal is in the works from DMR.
"I'm not a tweaker." That's gold right there...
Funn Fatboy Bars and Direct Mount Stem in the cockpit.
Funn saddle and post.
Suspension and brakes make the list when Brendan gets picky.
Dialing in a personal brake lever angle keeps Brendan's hands happy.
DT Swiss wheels have been rolling with Brendog for the last 3 years now.
Schwalbe Muddy Mary, Fairclough's tire of choice.
If the mud comes, he'll run the Schwalbe spike.
We can't wait to see Brendan on the aggressive tracks that await this World Cup season.
Though this is Brendan on Scott Voltage, it's a must-watch...