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Rider Bio: Colin w/ his Transition Trail or Park

Rider Bio of the Week: Colin McCarthy



What do you have to say about the bike?

“This bike is the longest production frame I could find for my lanky self. The fork is custom tuned by Bobby Akuna, Ex Manitou Tech, with a thicker shim stack for improved stiffness when pumping tranny’s. I chose to run a road caliper to improve the modulation of the brake and the speed dial lever allows me fine tune the leverage to power ratio. Thanks to some trick spokes and ti bits the bike weighs 28 Lbs and combined with the stiffness of the fork makes this rig easy to pop off lips and whip it real good. 16″ chainstays make the bike a breeze to manual and its 42″ wheelbase keeps it stable at speed”


Frame: Transition Trail or Park, Raw, Size Large (23.6″ Top Tube)

Fork: Manitou Gold Label 80mm travel with custom compression valving

Wheels: Spank Subrosa Ltd Ed gold rims laced with Sapim Lazer spokes to Profile Single Speed cassette Rear Hub and 20mm  front (Disc Tab-less)

Crank: Primo Hollow Bite (175mm) with Titanium Spindle with Profile 32t Imperial Chain Wheel, Primo Mid Bottom bracket

Headset: FSA Campy style, 45/45 w/ Transition top plate, Gold

Bars: Spank Subrosa, 2.5″ rise

Stem: Truvativ Holzfeller 60mm

Seatpost: Syncros Titanuim Micro-Adjust

Brakes: Rear only- Avid BB7 Road with 4inch Rotor, Avid Speed-dial lever

Saddle: Fit ECC

Pedals: Odyssey Twisted Plastic

Chain: SRAM pc-1

Grips: ODI Loc-on Ruffians

Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.35″ Folding bead

Rim Strips: FSA

Tubes: Maxxis Welter Weight, 1.9-2.1