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Bike Check: 6'4" riding a 27.5?

Rider name : Claude Legault

IG: https://www.instagram.com/claudelegault/ Rider height : 6’4 Knolly frame : Warden LT

Size: XL

Photos by Jeremy Menduni

Build spec & is there anything special about your build? For this year’s build I went with the Dawn Patrol build kit. I swapped out the grips and a few other small parts. What comes with the build kit was perfect for me. FORK: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 170mm, 27.5", 46mm Offset SHOCK: RockShox Super Deluxe Coil HEADSET: Cane Creek 40-Series ZS44/56 TOP CAP: The Rise STEM: Spank Split 35, 40mm HANDLEBAR: Spank Spike 35 Vibrocore, 820mm, 25mm rise GRIPS: ODI Rogue BRAKES: SRAM Code R ROTORS: SRAM Centerline 200mm / 180mm SHIFTER: SRAM GX Eagle Lunar SEAT POST: SRAM Reverb Stealth 175mm, 31.6 SEAT COLLAR: Knolly SADDLE: Spank Oozy 280 CRANKSET: SRAM GX Eagle Lunar, Dub 30T, 170mm PEDAL: Crankbrothers Stamp 2 Large BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM DUB BSA SB+ DERAILLEUR: SRAM GX Eagle Lunar CASSETTE: SRAM XG1275 Eagle 10-50T CHAIN: SRAM GX Eagle WHEELSET: Spank Oozy Trail 345, Hex Hub, 32h J-Bend, 27.5" 15x110 / 12x157 FRONT TIRE: Maxxis Assegai 27.5" x 2.5 3C EXO+ REAR TIRE: Maxxis Minion DHR2 27.5" x 2.4WT 3CT EXO+

Where do you live and what trails do you like to ride? My favorite places to ride are flowy bike parks but living in the Ottawa area, we do not have much in that regard. I like to ride our local spots Camp Fortune and Mont St. Marie both of which are known for being more technical. My friends and I love to road trip and camp at mountains in the north eastern United States but unfortunately that was not possible this year. Thankfully, last year a few friends and I were able to start building our own dream trail at The Brose Farm and we are looking forward to adding some more to it!

Check out the Brose farm edit from 2020 here.

How’s the bike performing and what do you like about it? It’s been a very Canadian winter and I have unfortunately not been able to take my bike out yet. Making the switch from a 29” Fugitive to this build makes me excited to ride smaller wheels and have more travel. This will make the bike more playful on jumps and trails. I can’t wait to get my wheels on the dirt!

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