Sunday, 23 August 2009

MARIN dirt/ss proto, kona dirt 2010

Andreu Lacondeguy is hands down, tats out, one of the best mountain bike dirt jumpers in the world today. Sweet style, balls out aggression, and no bullshit, giterdone attitude.
"I really wanted a bike that was clean and simple," says the 20-year-old Clump rider from Barcelona, Spain. "Something made specifically for really aggressive tricks." Yes, Andreu's English is getting better.Kona designers picked Lacondeguy's brain over the course of the last year to come up with a bike design that could live up to the talent and punishment of one of the planet's most psycho gifted riders.The result is a bike made entirely of high grade Reynolds 835 cromoly steel tubing. Embracing the snap and shock absorption of steel, and applying it using a stiff, oversized front triangle design, joined with a short, snappy rear triangle, all in the name of epic standover and premium performance, we've crafted a serious gem."This bike is insane. Really super sick," says Andreu, who has been riding his first signature model since early July.Other features of the bike include a 1.5-inch head tube, internal headset, super steep sloping top tube, integrated seat clamp bolt located under the rear stays, badass flat black paint job, and minimalist graphics (like, none).
The Lacondeguy Inc. is available as a frame only, but here's the breakdown on Andreu's build:
Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1 forkFSA headsetEaston Monkey Lite DH bar 25.4Easton Havoc 50mm stemSaint rear brake, cranks and hubsEaston Post and WTB SaddleKona Wah Wah pedalsKenda Small Block 8 tiresSun MTX Rims

Marin/Adidas/Rockstar Energy rider Andrew Taylor will be rockin' two new whips at this year's Crankworx event. After working with FSA to produce some special edition neon yellow Gravity and Gap components Marin has built up two Alcatraz bikes with throwback graphics. Formula Brakes and Chub hubs round out the package of goodies on the bikes. Marin and FSA will showcase the bikes with the special 2010 components at their respective booths.

Taylor will ride the bike in the Camelbak Dirt Jam.

Bike Details:•2010 Alcatraz frame with new geometry and custom graphics•New Gravity compents•Custom Formula Disc Brake•Chub hubs from The Hive

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