To say that Patrick is very passionate about his love for aluminum bikes would be a gross understatement, get him chatting and he’ll happily defend why they belong in a prominent place in the bike industry, his graphics and paint package has been picked and designed with the core idea of celebrating the alloy nature of the frame.
“If you want a unique look, colors and components play a major role. I opted for the DVO Diamond fork because its pearl green color is unmatched on the market. I also found it interesting to paint the darker part of the rocker link in the most showy color: DVO green like the rest of the bike accents. Always with the idea of leaving the parts exposed to the damage in a raw finish. A gradient from black to silver seemed adequate to me; connecting the Diamond’s black shoulders to the rear of the bike. Once the frame was bare, the natural reflections of the sandblasted aluminum were so pretty that it’s on this background that the colors were to be applied.”
With that said Patrick opted for a RaceFace Next R green 175mm carbon with a Absolute Black oval HG+ 32t chain ring and a set of Crank Brothers Mallet DH pedals.
“Lionel is for me, and for many other riders, what mountain biking represents: a bike with a geometry that makes you want to ride, and ride hard; noble materials which increase reliability, a certain flexibility to forgive our mistakes without hampering our budget too much; sought-after components highlighting the acquired experience and the style of riding, all this while having a bike more respectful of nature, vital to the practice of this sport.” – Patrick Desrosiers