About Rip Cycles:
Rip Cycles founder Bryan Mathews has been building bikes in his family’s shop for over 30 years. Watching his grandfather and father fabricate race cars and motorcycles inspired Bryan to create his own BMX frame at the age of 14. Since then, he has gone on to a career as an aerospace welder, but his passion for two wheels never faltered and Bryan continued to build frames for himself. Those builds caught the attention of other riders and he gradually started selling custom frames. Demand for Bryan’s work grew consistently and he also began building frames for local bike shops. Finally, in 2021, Bryan put a name on his designs and launched Rip Cycles.
Earlier this year, as Rip Cycles neared completion of the development of the Beacon, their first production full suspension bike, Bryan reached out to RideFast Racing and generously offered to debut his newest creation by giving one away at El Dia De Los Enduros, RideFast’s annual charity ride, race, and raffle held at Sky Park Bike Park.
To help make that happen, RideFast teamed up with Fox, Shimano, SDG, RevGrips, Buddy H. Designs, Crank Brothers and Kenda to build the most valuable Grand Prize in the event’s 7-year history!
About the Beacon:
Frame Size: Medium
Frame Material: Steel
Head Tube Angle: 64.5º
Seat Tube Angle: 77º (actual) 78.26º (effective)
Top Tube Length: 620mm
Chainstay Length: 450mm (29” dropout position)
Multi-tool: One Up EDC (stored in swingarm)
Travel: 160mm (front & rear)
About the Build:
Fork: Fox 36 Float Factory 29 160 Grip 2
Shock: Fox Factory DHX2 (2 position lever, HSC/LSC, HSR/LSR, SLS spring)
Handlebars: RideFast HLN 835 carbon
Stem: RevGrips Pro Series
Grips: RevGrips Pro Series Ergonomic
Brakes: Shimano XT 4 piston (203mm front, 180mm rear)
Shifter: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano XT 12 speed
Cranks: Shimano XT
Pedals: Crank Brothers Stamp 7 25th Anniversary Edition
Wheelset: RideFast Locomoto 29
Tires: Kenda Hellkat Pro (front) Kenda Pinner Pro (rear)
Saddle: SDG Bel Air
Seatpost: SDG Tellis (150mm drop)
Register here for a chance to win the bike and attend the event:
Additional raffle tickets will be available to purchase on-site on the day of the event.
About Rett Syndrome:
Rett Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder affecting primarily females. Typically presenting within the first 2 years of life, Rett Syndrome frequently robs its victims of the ability to speak, walk, swallow, or even breathe easily (among many other devastating symptoms). For more information on Rett Syndrome and Rett Syndrome research (or to make a donation to the cause without attending the event) please visit https://reverserett.org/ .
About El Dia De Los Enduros:
An exceptionally cruel characteristic of Rett Syndrome, is that affected people are commonly noted to have sharp, active minds. However, the debilitating effects of Rett frequently prevent its victims from being able to communicate their thoughts, questions, hopes and dreams with anything other than their bright, expressive eyes.
As mountain bikers, we often pride ourselves on our adventurous and creative spirits; our ability to travel to find new riding zones and to express our individuality and creativity through the lines we choose and the style we display…Imagine if you had all of the same thoughts you have now; but you were trapped in your own mind, unable to pursue, or even express, your dreams and goals. How much would you miss riding with your friends? That’s only a small glimpse into the incredibly challenging life of a person and family living with Rett Syndrome.
But there is hope. Researchers have cured the disease in lab mice and are making strides to understand how to transfer that knowledge to humans. Unfortunately, due to the rarity of the disease, there is likely little to no profit in curing it, so research is dramatically underfunded making progress toward a cure slow.
So, 7 years ago, RideFast hosted the first ever El Dia De Los Enduros to help raise funds for Rett Syndrome Research and also to remind ourselves and our friends not to forget how incredibly fortunate we are when we are shredding our favorite trails.
Each year, we enlist the help of our bike industry friends who happily donate their time, money and products to the event. What started in 2016 with 28 of our closest friends, has become an annual tradition and has grown to include more than 200 of our fellow friends and riders!
Please consider joining us Saturday, November 5th, at Sky Park Bike Park!
Sure, you’ll get the chance to win the beautiful Rip Cycles Beacon, a set of RideFast Hotlines, $350 for the Best Trick, $250 for the fastest Comet Sprint, and $1,000’s more in prizes from brands like Oakley, FastHouse, Fix Manufacturing RevGrips, Crank Brothers, SDG, Zoic, and others…
But more importantly, you’ll be contributing to a very worthwhile cause and, when Rett Syndrome is cured, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you were a part of saving the lives of thousands of affected girls and their families.