Rider: Ryan Lidstone
Where do you live?
How tall are you?
I am 188 cm with an 86 cm inseam and really long arms, sort of built like an inflatable wavy arm man.
What size frame?
What’s your build spec?
I built the bike with a whole mishmash of parts. Mostly Fox, Race Face, and Shimano, with a smattering of other little things.
Fork: 160mm Fox factory 36
Shock: Fox Float X2
Wheels: RaceFace Arc 31 rims laced to Vault hubs.
Cranks: RaceFace Era 170mm
Bar/stem: RaceFace Turbine R 40mm stem, Next R 20mm rise bars
Headset: Wolf tooth geo-shift -1degree
Seatpost: ONE up 240mm dropper
Brakes: Shimano XT levers, Saint Calipers
Derailleur/Shifter: Shimano XT
What are you running in your cockpit?
Currently I have the bike built with a 40mm stem, though I might play around with a 50mm stem in the future. Bars remain at the stock 800mm width, and I will not be cutting them down. Because I chose to over fork the bike, I wanted to offset the added length of the 160mmm fork by using an “angleset”, this allowed me to keep the seat tube angle and stack height as close to the intended geometry as possible whilst giving a bit more squish in the front.
What’s the intended use (where are you riding it)?
I mostly ride on Fromme or Seymour, but I have lots of trips all over BC this year.
What’s your favourite trail?
Project 9 in Fernie, BC
Why do you love your new ride?
It just does all the things a great bike should do.