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The Andes Pacifico is four days of brutal MTB stage racing. The rugged, high-desert mountain terrain of the Andes is full of sharp rocks, loose moon dust and variety of razor sharp, thorny plants and cacti. Just surviving the race with your bike intact is an achievement. Winning the race is a borderline miracle.

Jerome Clementz took this prototype Cannondale Jekyll 27.5 bike to the top of the podium in addition to surviving the epic race. He's been riding the bike since the fall of 2013 and obviously has it figured out. The bike features SRAM XX1 drivetrain with 34-tooth chainring, RockShox Pike 27.5 fork, Fox DYAD rear shock, Mavic Crossmax Wheel Tire Enduro system, RockShox Reverb dropper post, Truvativ bars and stem and WTB saddle.

Credit: Sven Martin
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  • Live2Ride2Live

    2/19/2014 10:09 AM

    This bike looks legit! Really want to check it out now

  • shutter2ride

    2/17/2014 5:06 PM

    I like the fact that this is basically just a simple single pivot type bike.

  • DavidG

    3/26/2014 6:53 AM

    Single pivot "type". I see... Like, in a bike with four pivots?

  • shutter2ride

    3/26/2014 7:55 AM

    Single pivot as in the rear axle is connected to the main frame with one pivot. No horst-link, or dw, etc. Sure the rest of the pivots have their own functions but it's still pretty much a simple single pivot suspension design.

  • DavidG

    3/26/2014 11:00 AM

    Oh, I see. This chainstay section though, on its own is not as rigid as a true single pivot rear triangle. That's why for example the Demo frame uses rear triangle-type chainstays as part of a FSR linkage. Trying to get the best of both worlds.

  • kelownamike

    2/17/2014 1:14 PM

    What does the Grip shifter do ?

  • lev

    2/17/2014 1:20 PM

    Think he uses it to change his rear shock settings.

  • 661lee

    2/17/2014 2:09 PM

    He uses it to change the travel settings on the DYAD shock.

  • lev

    2/17/2014 2:50 PM

    I just said that