[Bike Check] Brendog’s Scott Voltage

[Bike Check] Brendog’s Scott Voltage


We caught up with Brendan Fairclough in the mountains of Santa Cruz while he was in town filming for Deathgrip, his new movie.  Although we’re used to seeing him on his Gambler, we were stoked to see the “freeracer” on Scott’s freeride bike : the Voltage.  This bike can be used with both 26″ and 27.5″ wheels and it features either 170 or 190mm of very progressive travel depending on how you orient a chip in the main linkage.  It’s aimed less at racing and more at bike parks and freeriding.  Anyhow, here’s the lowdown on his bike…

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Ready for some whips and drifts…
Fox Float X2
Fox Float X2
Shimano Saint drivetrain with XTR cranks and an e.13 chainguide.
Shimano Saint drivetrain with XTR cranks and an e.13 chainguide.
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Follow the directions…
Saint brake levers and Brendan's signature DMR Deathgrips.
Saint brake levers and Brendan’s signature DMR Deathgrips.
Deity components Locust stem and Blacklabel handlebar.
Deity components Locust stem and Blacklabel handlebar.
The burly linkage is where you have the option to switch between 170 & 190mm of travel.
Thos burly linkage is where you have the option to switch between 170 & 190mm of travel.
Custom DMR Vault pedals from Brendan's World's bike this year.
Custom DMR Vault pedals from Brendan’s World Champ’s bike this year.
Plenty of clearance and lots of good dirt.
Plenty of clearance and lots of good dirt.
Ti-Springs.com 7 speed conversion kit.
Ti-Springs.com 7 speed conversion kit to take the Saint drivetrain down a few gears.
Adjustable chainstays to swap between 27.5" and 26"...Brendan was running 27.5 at the time.
Adjustable chainstays to swap between 27.5″ and 26″…Brendan was running 27.5 at the time.
Shimano Saint calipers. 200mm front and 180mm rear.
Shimano Saint calipers. 200mm front and 180mm rear.
Carbon Syncros seatpost. Daring.
Carbon Syncros seatpost. Brendan is brave to run a carbon post on his freeride bike…
Ti bolts on the Deity Locust stem.
Ti bolts on the Deity Locust stem.  Also a brave move.
Brendan's custom Syncros saddle.
Brendan’s custom Syncros saddle.
200mm travel Fox 40 fork.
200mm travel Fox 40 fork.  You wouldn’t expect anything less.
Last but not least, did we mention the dirt was really good? Schwalbe Dirty Dan up front and a Magic Mary out back.
Last but not least, did we mention the dirt has been really good in Santa Cruz lately? Schwalbe Dirty Dan up front and their Magic Mary out back.  Perfect combo for digging into the loose loamy terrain on the Central Coast of California.  

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