BUYER’S GUIDE 2015
BIKE SETUP SECRETS
OF THE PROS
Discipline: Trail riding, bike park and
Frame: Diamond Back Mission Pro 27. 5
Travel: 160 millimeters
Bike weight: 30. 5 pounds
Wheel size: 27. 5 inches
Head tube angle: 66. 5 degrees
Bottom bracket height: 13. 5 inches
Handlebar width: 31 inches (790mm)
Drivetrain: SRAM XX1, 1X11
It’s always interesting to see how the best riders set up their bikes. What do they know that the rest of us don’t? Do they have some special bike-setup secrets that let them perform at a higher level than other riders? Do they have special parts on their bikes that the rest of us should be using too?
Over the last year, we profiled a dozen famous riders in Mountain Bike Action and took a close look at how they
set up their bikes. The riders we featured are among the best in the U.S.—and even the world. We checked out the
wheels, travel, brakes, drivetrains and a whole lot more to see what we could learn from each of them.
Take a good look at their bikes, and see what you can learn from them to make your own bike better.
Frame: Scott Spark 900
Travel: 100 millimeters ( 3. 9 inches)
Bike weight: 23. 5 pounds
Wheel size: 29 inches
Head tube angle: 70 degrees
Bottom bracket height: 12. 8 inches
Handlebar width: 29. 13 inches (740mm)
Drivetrain: Shimano XTR, 2x10
Which bike is best for you?