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Feast your eyes on a fresh GT Fury build by the one and only Tyler McCaul. Not only a technician on two wheels, T-MAC has clearly spent time wrenching on bikes and has an attention for detail. He might also have a future making bike build videos if this latest creation is any indication.   

 

Tyler has a clean build made up with a full Shimano Saint drivetrain and brakes, Marzocchi Bomber CR shock and Bomber 58 fork, DEITY cockpit, saddle and signature TMAC pedals. He topped it off with Maxxis DHF tires mounted front and rear to Raceface Atlas wheels. Definitely a downhill bike build ready for big freeride lines and plenty of abuse, we love the custom chain slap protection, precision steerer tube cutting and self-bled brakes. It's cool seeing a top athlete tackling all aspects of their bike build like a seasoned mechanic.

Are you curious about what a Red Bull Rampage rider's suspension set up looks like? We hit up Tyler to get some insight into what makes his Fury the TMAC Special

How do you have your suspension set up, and how does it differ from what you would run at Rampage or when riding bigger free ride lines?

  • TM: Currently my Marzocchi Bomber 58 fork is setup with 75psi and 7 volume spacers and my Marzocchi Bomber CR shock has a 600 lb spring. These are the same suspension settings I would run for an event like Rampage. If I'm just heading to Brian Head Resort to smash some rocks for a weekend and don't plan on taking any big impacts, I'll drop the fork down to 65psi and the rear coil down to 500 lb. For riding in Virgin, Utah, though, I always leave it stiff. (For anyone wondering, 7 volume spacers is the max you can stuff in a Bomber 58.  Bring on the head slaps!

Can you comment on why you ride your bike in the high shock mount and shorter chain stay?

  • TM: I run my Fury in the high bottom bracket setting since the steeper head angle feels a little better for jumping and doing tricks. The extra BB clearance helps with getting over all the rocks and steep rolls as well. Chain stay in the short flipchip setting is an obvious one to keep the bike nice and playful. 

Tyler's Bike Builds over the years starting with his Ruckus 7 in 2010

 

T-Mac with his GT Fury in 2016 at Rampage

T-Mac's 2019 Rampage Build

We are stoked to see Tyler getting back in the saddle after a rough year nursing an ankle/foot injury and are excited to see some shots of him ripping his new stead! 

Check out more photos of the build on Tyler's Instagram:


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