Bike Check: 2020 Fugitive Raw
Rider: Ryan C.
Size Extra Large Fugitive LT RAW
How tall are you?
What's your inseam? Any bike fit considerations that are unique?
225 lbs w/ gear. 35” inseam.
What’s your build spec? Details to show the customization and personalisation that's "fun".
Fox 36 150mm
XT 12 spd drivetrain
TRP Quadiem Brakes. 200 F, 180 R
Wheels: WeAreOne Convert Front, Union Rear w/ i9 Hydra, Sapim CxRay
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5, DHR 2.4. Both MaxxTerra 3C EXO+, set up tubeless
9Point8 Fallline 200mm dropper
RaceFace NextR 170mm cranks w/ Wolftooth 30t oval
Wheels MFG BB
I9 35 Stem, 50mm
OneUp 20mm riser handlebar
Crank Bros Mallet E LS pedals
Sensus Meaty Paw grips
Ergon SM Pro saddle
What are you running in your cockpit?
I used a Wolftooth Headset with 15mm integrated spacer before adding more spacers to help with handlebar height. Total rise above top of headtube frame to bottom of stem is 45mm. I9 50mm stem. 50mm stem feels great for my height with the extra spacers. One Up 20mm rise bars with neutral roll.
Sensus Meaty Paws…cause I have big ass hands.
Seat is moved forward almost all the way to help as the seat post is high.
200mm 9point8 dropper.
I run 170mm cranks to help with rock strikes, as the bike is WAY FUN in slack mode and I have no problems climbing tech single track at all.
What’s the intended use (where are you riding it)?
Aggressive Trail, All Mountain, Alpine shuttling runs.
Most of my riding is in Oakridge and McKenzie Valley of Oregon.
Also get up to Bellingham, WA a bit and general Cascades of WA and OR.
Where do you live?
What’s your favourite trail?
Anything Oakridge, King Castle, Alsea Falls
Why do you love your new ride?
As a bigger guy, this bike just fits me perfectly, and still is nimble.
I did not want a super long bike, and this is a fantastic balance that let’s me have fun and enjoy ‘mellower’ trails.
With a few test rides, It has already given me confidence that is certainly not earned!
Mostly, it is fun as hell and I am turning corners without braking much more often now.