BIKE CHECK: Chilcotin 167 Sends Big

Posted by Noel Buckley on

Hometown: Vernon, BC
What type of riding do you do?
Mostly freeride, I like to go big on my bike. I'm always looking for new features to jump off of. 
Favourite trail?
Fist full of dollars, Kamloops BC
How tall are you? And how does the bike fit you?
I'm 6ft tall. The bike fits me great and I wouldn't want to go any bigger. A medium could be super playful but the large fits best, and is enjoyable on everything from enduro to freeride.
Bike specs 
  • Large Chilcotin Frame 
  • Deity black label 35mm rise cut to 760mm
  • Deity copperhead 35mm stem 
  • Deity lockjaw grips 
  • Shimano XT brakeset 
  • Box 9 speed drive train 
  • Raceface crankset 
  • Deity blade runner pedals 
  • Raceface ARC wheel set 
  • Continental De Baron tires 
  • Deity seat/dropper post 
Additional comments about the build
This setup is special because I can bring this bike out for a pedal with my dog, shuttling with the guys or to the resort. I've always been hesitant when getting a 29-trail bike because I have a very playful style of riding. The short wheelbase with the rear triangle allows this bike to feel tight and still get the playful response while being able to crush the climbs. The Chilcotin is truly a bike that can "do it all"!
How is this bike preforming on the trails? 
The bike handles incredibly well! There have been a few times this spring when I've opted out of bringing my downhill bike on a shuttle day and brought the Chilcotin instead. The bike has been able to handle anything I've put it in front of. I feel like the Chilcotin is a downhill bike that you can pedal anywhere. It feels great in the air, off drops and handles very well in the tight trees and berms despite being a 29.

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