Chilcotin Mullet Bike Check & New Team Rider

Chilcotin Mullet Bike Check & New Team Rider

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Rider: Bella Roeleveld

IG handle: @bellaroeleveld 

Hometown and your favorite trails

I was born in Squamish and now call North Vancouver my home. My favorite local trails are Ladies Only and Meat Sweats.

What do you ride (type of terrain)? What's the intended use for your new bike? 

I typically ride steep and fast terrain. I gravitate towards freeride lines that require a bit of extra time to unpack. Nothing beats the feeling of conquering a feature when you've put the time and effort in. 

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What model/colour/size (and how does the bike fit you?): 

Knolly Chilcotin 170, Powder blue (special team colour), size small

My bike is quite slack and is set up as a mullet which is just how I like it. I never have issues with bottom bracket clearance or pedal smash running 165mm cranks.

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Bike spec/build. Did you do anything custom to make it special? 

Fox 38 Factory 170mm 

EXT Storia LOK C3, 325 spring, 170mm

Raceface cockpit 

Shimano XT brakes 203mm front/180mm rear

Shimano XT 12 speed drive train with 165mm cranks

SDG tellis dropper, 170mm

Chromag Juniper saddle

Nobl TR 37 mullet wheelset with Hope Pro 5 hubs

Maxxis Assegei DD, max grip front

Maxxis DHR DD, max grip rear

LOOK X-track en-rage plus clipless pedals

My favorite part of the build is my EXT Storia shock that makes even the most rugged trails feel like bike park flow and my Nobl TR 37 carbon rims that are laced up with purple Hope hubs. Having strong wheels is a necessity when you want to go big. 

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How tall are you? What size frame did you get? How does it fit you?

167cm, 5’5, size small. The bike has a longer wheel base which really caters to my riding style. It excels in steep terrain while still being very playful on smoother trails.

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What do you love about your new bike? 

The best part about the Chilcotin is the confidence it gives me when riding chunky and steep trails. I find myself letting go of the brakes to let the bike do the work. I am super happy with my mullet set up. The main reason for this decision is because I'm a bit shorter and wanted to be able to easily pop and maneuver the bike. It is really the do-it-all freeride machine that you can easily pedal up for another lap.

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