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Theo rides a carbon fibre YT Industries TUES. A successful racing bike, seeing its second consecutive SA Champs win (last year under Pottie) and a number of World Cup wins by Aaron Gwinn.

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The Trails Crew. A passionate group of riders who spend their time building and shredding trails around the Cape. If you haven't heard of them, it's definitely worth checking out their work. And some motivation to "SEND IT!!" on the top cap from the guys at cSixx.


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ccs-62657-0-96879400-1524652226.jpgThe winning number.

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Theo has converted his RockShox BoXXer fork from a coil to an air spring to get his preferred feel. He enjoys his shock, a RockShox Vivid, to be coil spring for better small bump sensitivity and to avoid overheating on rowdier trails.


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The drivetrain is a bit of a mix and match. A SRAM X0 derailleur conducts gear changes across a 10-speed cassette via a SRAM X9 shifter. An E-Thirteen LG1 Plus crankset with a 36 tooth chainring is powered by Shimano DX pedals. A cSixx 9 Gravity Guide keeps the chain in check.


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Theo is particular about his braking, prefering the tried and tested Avid Code brake set to SRAM's newer Guide brakes.


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For South African Champs, Theo fitted Maxxis's DHR II tyres front and back. He elected to go with the downhill casing variants for better puncture resistance on the rocky Hartbeespoort track with cSixx FOAMO inserts to further prevent snakebites and rim damage. While Theo does prefer carbon wheels, he rode these trusty aluminium DT Swiss YT 2020's at SA Champs with great success.

Specifications


  • FrameYT TUES CF
  • ForkRockShox BoXXer
  • ShockRockShox Vivid
  • WheelsetDT Swiss YT 2020
  • TyresMaxxis DHR II
  • ShifterSRAM X9
  • Rear DerailleurSRAM X0 DH
  • ChainguidecSixx 9 Gravity Guide
  • Cranksete-Thirteen LG1 Plus with 36T chainring
  • Cassette SRAM PG-1070
  • ChainSRAM 10-Speed
  • SaddleSDG I-Spy
  • HandlebarRaceface Atlas
  • GripsODI Ruffian
  • StemRaceface Atlas
  • BrakesAvid Code with 200mm rotors