Medium size Santacruz frame, super light 100mm travel, fitted with Fox RP23 boost valve rear shock absorb, made from lightweight aluminium.
The reason I chose this frame is the single pivot design: it's strong, lightweight and reliable. It’s also one of the best looking frames ever made! This means it will need less service than other standard frames and will take a lot of wear time and time again!
The Fox RP23 boost valve is simply the best 100mm rear shock absorber there is available!
DT Swiss E2200 wheels fitted with Hope Skewers Endure wheel set.
I picked these because they are very strong, light and will go anywhere, do anything with minimal servicing or repair if any at all! Also, these wheels look great. I have tried light wheels before and they have buckled!
Rock Shox Sid team forks with remote lock out, with custom paint job! 100mm travel, spring dual air with black box motion control.
I chose these because they are light, reliable, strong race forks, easy to service and with great performance. They have custom cherry red graphics. Great lockout system on handle bars mean you can go from road to mountain suspension with the press of switch.
Avid Elixir CR Disk brake set custom fitted, with red Ashima Rotors 160mm rear and 180mm front.
The reason I picked these brakes is because they are simply the best disk brakes on the market! These look great. I insisted on the Red Ashima rotors, which also make them perform better. The power of these brakes I have fitted is awesome! With just the touch of a finger you can stop in any situation.
Shimano XT gear levers, XT front derailleur, XT rear derailleur custom fitted with KCNC red jockey wheels and sealed bearings. XT cables customer fitted with Jagwire ferrules, rear 9 speed front 3 speed with 27 gears!
XT are probably the strongest, most reliable gears on the market! Much stronger than XTR (I have tried these) with custom jockey wheels are super smooth!! The jagwire ferrules keep the cables clean and smooth due to the brass inserts.
Race Face Deus XC chain set custom fitted with red middle burn outer ring bolt set, with Hope bottom brackets and stainless steal bearings. Race Face Deus is so strong and light, the Hope bottom brackets make it much stiffer and smoother than the one that came with it, this should last longer with no problems.
Sram PG 990 cassette fitted with custom red locking ring, partnered by Sram PC991 chain. This is light, strong, reliable and looks fantastic on the bike!
DMR V-12 magnesium pedals custom fitted with titanium axles.
Very light and strong also reliable due to the sealed cartridge bearings, they look amazing!
Easton EA70 aluminium low rise, with hope handlebar stem and bar end caps.
These are the strongest lightweight aluminium bars on the market.
SDG Bel-Air RL TI saddle fitted to a Thomson Elite seat post with Hope Allen key collar.
I have used SDG Bel-Air for many years and it’s comfortable and its strength is great. This with the seat post and a collar gives a balance of strength weight and comfort.
FRONT – Continental Speed King 2.3 Protection
REAR – Continental Race King 2.2 Protection with 2.5 Continental tubes.
I have tried many tyres that can do well on the road and off road, however this set up will give you loads of confidence and speed on and off road. The protection version of these tyres is less likely to get punctures and with the black chilly compound the tyres roll fast and grip to perfection!
Hope Headset custom made top cap and spacers, the top cap is custom fitted with 8 genuine rubies set in a circle, 2 black alloy headset spacer set with 14 genuine rubies also 2 Hope spacers, 1 black, 1 red.
Hope bearings are very strong and reliable, however the Hope headset comes with an alloy bolt that I have changed to stainless steel. I have also changed the top cap.
As a hobby I collect precious gems and stones from all over the world including jewellery. I have been trained to set precious gems into unusual items giving me the idea for the “BLING” bike. All precious gems fitted onto this bike come with a guarantee that the gems used are genuine.
ODI ruffian grips with custom locking collar, total of 28 rubies.
ODI ruffians are the best with the 28 rubies they look amazing and very special!
The bike and parts have been marked with Smart Water. This is a forensic coding system and can easily be traced back to myself.
This bike is a sought after, highly desirable object and could be targeted by thieves. However this Smart Water system and the sticker warnings advising it has been marked will present a massive deterrent to thieves.