1. Frame: Canyon Sender, carbon
fiber construction, size medium.
“It is a new bike for me, but I really love
how it handles with a slack head angle and
a long rear end; it is more stable.”
Daniel Oster of Canyon had this to say
about Troy's frame: “Troy rides a Vivid air
coil-spring shock in combination with a
special MX link that ramps up towards the
end. In general, the MX link is designed
for lightweight and easily adjustable air
springs. We developed it together with
Fabien [Barel]. The target was to have
it sensitive in the beginning, therefore
the leverage ratio drops down quite
fast until the sag point is at around 30
percent. Then it becomes more flat
to give support in the mid-stroke, and
then you have a good end progression
in combination with the progression of
the air shock.
“But, this season the team riders feel
more comfortable with the coil spring,
as it gives them even more traction/grip
around the sag point. Therefore, we produced those special MX links for them that
give the right end progression.
“The flexibility was also one reason why
we went for this additional MX link. We can
create so many different curves for different riders but also the new metric sizing.
“Geometry-wise, they are riding the long
chainstay position and the head angle at
63 degrees most of the time.”
2. Fork: RockShox Boxxer World
Cup, 200mm of travel.
“I have been with SRAM for my whole
career and am super stoked with the fork.
It has so much to offer and has never let
me down all these years!"
3. Tires: Maxxis Minion, 27.5x2.5".
“I started out racing on Maxxis, and to
be back on them is awesome. They are still
the great tire that grips to anything.”
4. Tire sealant: Stan’s.
“Only the best.”
5. Rims: Mavic Deemax.
6. Spokes: Mavic.
7. Front hub: Mavic.
8. Rear hub: Mavic
9. Brakes: SRAM Code
10. Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar,
740mm wide, 38mm rise
11. Bottom bracket: SRAM.
12. Grips: Ergon GA2.
13. Cranks: SRAM X0.
16. 2 kilograms/35.7 pounds
$10,000 (the standard
version is $6000)