Monday, August 3, 2009

the most versitle bike ever?

the wildcard kills it on freeride stunts

after a 3 hour climb, ready for a three hour downhill shred

After building my Wildcard three weeks ago at North Shore Bike Shop in N.Van i am convinced it is actually the most versitile bike...ever
I built it up with a light, yet strong build kit,

RockShox Lyric Uturn fork and Manitou Evolver air shock
Raceface Atlas FR components, bar, stem and cranks (the Atlas FR cranks are the best cranks i have ever ridden with an amazing stiffness to wieght ratio)
Zero stack headset
Raceface xc seat post
Chromag Lynx saddle (with Ti rails, thanks Squamish second hand store)
Avid Juicy 7s
Sram x9 rear mech and shifter
Maxxis highroller 2.3 tires
Syncros rims and hubs
Mrp G3 chainguide

In the three weeks i have owned the bike it has exprienced the entire spectrum of mountain biking. From guiding both XC and DH tours, to pumptracks, to epic 6 hour alpine xc assults, to shuttling gnarly dh trails like Physcosis, Grin and Holler, Dirt Diggler etc. to a Whistler Bike park session, to backyard dirt jumps and gnarly new and old freeride lines in Squamish. I have not raced xc or dh on it yet, but I bet the Wildcard will kill it in the Canadian open endruo at Crankworx next week.