His Process 134 will now be spared for real trail rides and his brand new custom Process X will jump in for all his rowdy enduro, freeride, and bike park rides.
His size small Process X CR is sporting a mullet setup aith a 27.5 wheel out the back. Sticking with the rear of the bike Johannes has spec’d German-made EXT Storia Shock from @schnurrtech. The shock matches the gold dust paint job perfectly.
The drivetrain is not what it seems from the distance, the Race Face Six C cranks are set up with a Garbaruk 32t Oval chainring, the gold SRAM XX1 chain connects to a Garbaruk 12 speed 11-50t cassette and shifting is done with a SRAM GX Eagle rear derailleur fitted with Garbaruk pulleys.
Right in time for the building of his Process X, Reverse Components released a new colorway for parts called copper, and it seems like the it was made for this Process X. The bar is the Nico Vink pro model with a 31.8 clamp and 35mm rise, the grips are matching Nico Vink pro models and of course, the stem is from Reverse, it is the D2 Titan in silver.
The fork is a Fox 38 Performance Elite. The wheels are again from German company Reverse Components and are the Black One 35’s, a 27.5″ out the back and a 29″ up the front. Front and rear tires are from Maxxis, an Assegai EXO+ TR 3C 29×2.5 WT and a Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO+ TR 3C 27.5×2.4 WT.
Braking is taken care of with a set of Shimano XT M8120 mated to Reverse Components 203mm Brake Rotors 203mm front and back.
And the build is finished off with a Wolf Tooth Morse cage, and a OneUp Components 170mm V2 Dropper post with a Nico Vink Reverse Components saddle.
After riding trail bikes and with less travel in every situation over the last few years hopping onto a 170mm bike makes you feel a little over-biked in the first moments. But after a short familiarization, you relearn to use the advantages. A few rides in, my confidence has boosted to an all-time high. Jumps, drop-offs, sketchy features with tight landings have never been so fun!
As a pretty small rider with a 163cm body size, a mullet setup plays its advantages a lot, tight corners, rock gardens, root fields… no worries!
Normally in springtime, I am pacing myself, I am a bit scared and need to build my confidence on the downhills.
Not with the X! The bike is an absolute Superhero in its application and I can’t wait for the Bikeparks to open their doors.