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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Zerode G27.5 Large
Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox DHX 5.0 RC2 500#
Fork Fox Racing Shox 40 Float RC2 Kashima Stealth graphics keeping it sleek but scuff-free (for now...)
Headset FSA No idea The dent in it is from when I forgot to swap to shorter stem screws...oops.
Handlebar Renthal Fatbar 800mmx38mm +4 Ape Index, wide is important.
Stem Renthal Integra II I wrote the torque spec on there because I bought a torque set and I'm a nerd.
Grips ODI Longneck Wired on and the the ends cut off.
Brakes Shimano Saint 203mm F/R
Brake Levers Shimano Saint One of the most undervalued parts on the bike.
Shifters Shimano Alfine That's a pterodactyl giving the finger, just in case you were wondering.
Front Derailleur ------- A what? One more time for those in the back, a what?
Rear Derailleur ------- A who? There are stickers around the whole of the Afline hub, say hi if you see me, and want to see all of them...
Chainguide ------- It's guided by a strong moral compass.
Cranks Shimano Saint 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket Other No idea. I think it's actually a big ninja star...?
Bottom Bracket Shimano Saint 83mm
Chain Shimano Two Chainz
Cassette / Rear Cog Other Made of Mithrell Probably...that rubber band on the chain stay is there incase the tensioner spring fails - it will still provide enough resistance to prevent the whole thing from flailing around.
Pedals DMR Vaults C.A.F.K.
Front Rim DT Swiss 570 Or maybe they're not, you can't tell
Rear Rim DT Swiss 570 because I took the stickers off because the red didn't match anything...or maybe I'm a rebel without a cause? Who knows.
Hubs DT Swiss 230s, 152 and 110. I can't believe how light they are, seriously.
Spokes DT Swiss Competition DB Black I built these wheels (first set ever). Real intimate with these things now.
Front Tire Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 VertStar I really wanted to try the 2.5s,
Rear Tire Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 VertStar but my friends said they were super slow and not worth it unless I was "Absolutely charging a rough WC track"...so, here we are....
Saddle Charge Spoon Cromo I went for the brown, because it reminds me of a sweet leather chair.
Seatpost Thomson Elite Pretty funny how lauded such a simple item can be.
Seatpost Clamp Thomson Vice Grip I don't know actually, it works though.
General Info
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Downhill
Weight 90000000 lb 0 oz (40823280000 g)
Additional Info Meet the Battleship. I bought it off of the guys at Vertigo Bikes in Queenstown just under a year ago after I cracked my Turner on one fine day of shredding. It was their "Flagship Rental", and it was the only large-sized G2 (26" at the time of perchase) that I could find and make an offer on. Why did I do that though? This was/is my dream bike dating back to when I first saw one here on Vital via Eddy Masters' wild riding. I new it would be a great fit because I have no finess when I ride..."point and shoot" you could say. They were hard to come by though, and so when I approached the Vertigo gents about purchasing it from them and they said, "Everything is for sale...!" I knew not to miss the opportunity. I call it "the mistake eraser" because of the insane wheel path; I bought the 27.5 conversion rear end from Zerode directly after I got the bike, and then made the full switch to bigger wheels this winter. Special touches include: loads of "moto foam" (Actually repurposed package foam from the old Avid Code boxes); a few bits of builders grip tape on the shifter levers; Custom mud guard to cover the transmission, with a sweet as repurposing of a Zéfal mud fender glued on that I got at Interbike from The Dude himself; lots of cheeky stickers from The Oatmeal, and a couple on the downtube because those ones make you faster - that's a fact. The PBR bottle cap is also worth +3 flame decals.
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