New Fugitive Bike Check, New Regional Athlete

New Fugitive Bike Check, New Regional Athlete

Posted by Noel Buckley on

Rider: Colton Rush

IG: @colton_rush07

Photos: Joey Mueller

Where you live: Eatonville, Washington, USA

Nearby trail system and your favorite trails: 

I’m not really local to any large riding places besides the occasional multi-use trail but I have a lot of riding within an hours drive. I most frequent Capitol Forest in Olympia WA and get up North to the I5 corridor when I can. My favorite trail system is North Mountain in Darrington, it has a great mix of fast and steep trails that are super fun to lap. 

Colton Rush Bike Check

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

I ride a lot of Enduro and DH style terrain. This includes lots of steep trails with large jumps and flat landings. My intended use for this bike is to be the daily driver and the race rig at the same time. 

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What model and colour?

The Fugitive 138 in Tequila Sunrise! One of the more flashy colors available and it really stands out. 

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

I'm just under 6 ft tall and I'm riding a Large frame. It fits really well, with the longer post insertion which gives me the ability to slam the seatpost. It allows me to throw it around and still be comfortable on larger pedal days. 

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What's your bike spec? Did you do anything custom? 

I'm running the Deore build kit rolling on full 29 wheels. A few parts have been swapped out from the original spec. The Fork has moved from the stock Marzocchi to a 170mm Fox 38, overforking it 20mm and slackening the headtube angle. I’m hard on wheels so it's running on backup wheels until I can get a solid DT Swiss setup for the race season. I’ll also be running a coil shock to help the back end settle for race days. 


What do you love about your new bike? 

I love that I can take the bike on shuttle days and then take it to a full on backcountry enduro adventure without skipping a beat. It is on the lower end of the lineup in terms of travel but that doesn't stop it from charging hard. It's most rewarding to have an active and smooth riding style especially when pushing the limits. The Fugitive also gives me the confidence to hit large jumps and corner with ease.

Colton Rush Bike Check

Colton Rush bike check

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