Monthly Archives: July 2014

PhilPOD

Photo: Duncan Philpott

PhilPOD

I’m a bit late on this, but not as late as PinkBike. Our roving sex pest, Duncan, was awarded another POD over on Pinkbike a couple of weeks ago for this shot of sexy beast Swinny. The shot dates back quite a long time but its a classic combination of the skills of both men. Swinny spraying up the dust and Dunc panning the action to perfection.

Photo: Duncan Philpott

Bike check – Swinnys V10c

So, mid point of the season has already arrived. It’s been a crazy first half of a year with a mixed bag of results on the European stage.
A huge thanks has to go out to all those who have helped make this year happen for me. After getting the bike together just in time for the World Cup round up in Fort William, I spent the following 5 weeks in Europe chasing races & learning the characteristics of the new build on my bike. To say I’m happy with the setup is an understatement, I feel faster & more confident than ever before with the bike.

Santa Cruz V10c

It’s been a season of transition so far, after a couple of years aboard the same kit, this year I have picked up a few component deals & had to adapt quickly to the new feel of the bike.

Marzocchi suspension

Marzocchi suspension, provided by Windwave, have been a very positive upgrade. With the professional support from Pedro at Fort William & Leogang World Cups, I feel very comfortable & confident with the feel of the suspension.

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FSA gravity light bars/stem, cranks/chain guide & seatpost, provided again by Windwave. Lightweight with a solid feel throughout.

The Sensus Swayze grips

The great feeling Sensus grips from Hookit Products. Extra long in length with a soft compound wave effect. The Swayze has held up well to wear. A great feeling grip.

Stans wheels & uberbike components

Stans ZTR flow EX wheels, through Paligap, have held up to a beating from some brutal tracks.
The build was finished off by the guys down at Uberbike. With there own products, floating disc rotors & pads, brake mounts, Ti bolts, gear & brake hoses. They also did a cracking job of putting the whole build together for me on a tight schedule! Cheers guys!

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Cheers to everyone for the help guys! Looking forward to the rest of the year.

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