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Propain Spindrift 2018 3

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Frame: Propain Spindrift. Misc.: 2018, Aluminium, 180 mm Travel, Size Large
Rear Shock: Rock Shox Super Deluxe Air RCT. Misc.: 1 Gnar Dog, 2 Standard Volume Reducers
Fork: Rock Shox Lyrik RC2. Misc.: 180 mm Travel, 3 Standard Volume Reducers
Headset: Cane Creek 40 series
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar 35. Misc.: 800 mm Width, 40 mm Rise
Stem: Burgtec Enduro MK2. Misc.: 35 mm Length
Grips: DMR Death Grips
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC. Misc.: 200 mm Rotors (front/rear)
Brake Levers: SRAM Code RSC
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle Trigger
Front Derailleur: -------
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
Chainguide: MRP AMG V2
Cranks: SRAM Descendant Eagle. Misc.: 175 mm Length
Chainrings / Sprocket: SRAM GX Eagle. Misc.: 34 Teeth
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette / Rear Cog: SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle. Misc.: 10 - 50 Teeth
Pedals: DMR Vault V2
Front Rim: Stan's NoTubes ZTR Flow MK3 650b. Misc.: 29 mm Internal Width
Rear Rim: Stan's NoTubes ZTR Flow MK3 650b. Misc.: 29 mm Internal Width
Hubs: Other Propain Hub
Spokes: DT Swiss DT Swiss Competition
Front Tire: Maxxis Minnion DHF 2.5 WT DD
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minnion DHR II 2.4 WT DD
Saddle: Other Kamikaze Venom Black
Seatpost: BikeYoke Revive 160mm
Seatpost Clamp: Hope
General Info
Model Year: 2018
Riding Type: Freeride
Weight: 34 lb 11.6 oz (15750 g)
Additional Info: By far the fastest bike I have ever ridden! I have chosen the Propain Spindrift as my fleet of choice as I was looking for a bike that is very capable on the downs, that could somehow make it back up again. Propain Bikes offered their Spindrift as an Aluminium 180 mm travel Free Ride Bike for a very reasonable price. It was very hard to find reviews on the Propain Bikes due to their rarity but it definitely didn't disappoint! For a 180 mm Bike, the pedal bob is very minimal whilst seated. Little suspension movement made the bike comfortable to ride but yet very efficient. Upon steep climbs, I did however feel the front wheel wanting to pop up, losing stability, but I certainly did not purchase this bike to climb hills & for what it is, it climbs very well. Upon the Downhills, the bike performed excellently providing a lot of confidence & stability whilst being surprisingly nimble in the corners. The bike stayed very composed in the rock-gardens, sticking to its line with minimal effort! The Long & Low Geometry of the Spindrift is noticeable making for a bike that is incredible stable at speed, yet very twitchy & maneuverable. As a 90 Kg rider at 6'2 I opted for a Large frame and didn't regret! Running 20% sag in the Lyrik @ 90 PSI & 25% sag in the Super Deluxe @ 250 PSI felt very stable & comfortable. Despite the long chain-stays, the bike felt quite nimble, was not challenging to bunny-hop, and felt very composed in the air. Very happy with my first experience on the Propain Spindrift!

Vital MTB member Flowzone Flowzone 11/10/2018 2:01 AM

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