[FEST Bike Check] Makken’s Trek Session Park

[FEST Bike Check] Makken’s Trek Session Park

10/04/2015
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10/04/2015

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Makken showed up a bit early to Santa Cruz for Cruz FEST
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Trek painted up this super sick matte black Session Park frame with silver decals. After drooling over it for a while we asked him to do a bike check.

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Custom FEST series HOPE bits. The UK brand takes good care of Makken and their beautiful parts hang nicely on his bike.
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Narrow wide ring and beautifully made cranks.
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V4 Brakes
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Hope pulleys in his “derailleur”
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When you go big, you crash big. Gotta protect the assets with metal bar caps.
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Brushed metallic. Drool. SO METAL!
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Close looks at the decals. So sick!
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600 Pound spring on his Fox shock. Gnarly! Oh, and an acid stripped Cap.
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Integrated bumpers look so goood.
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A little sharpie action.
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Makken is known for not running a shifter. He runs a 4 speed cassette and picks his gear with the limit screws.
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That leaves this one lonely brake line coming out of his frame.
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A not so pedestrian drivetrain requires and chain that’s tough as nails. Connex are known for being durable and stron.
Odyssey pivotal saddle. Light and simple.
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Bontrager G5 tires. 2.5front, 2.35rear.
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And the best rims on the planet. Mavic 721 rims have been going strong since the mid 1990’s and they won Rampage last year. Pretty incredible.
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Tattoos and FREEdom. Sensus Grips wire tied. Makken knows what’s up.
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Acid stripped adjusters on Makken’s Fox 40. Makken’s bike’s ethos is : “the absence of color.”
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Cat scratch fever.
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Makken has been working on his own brand lately : “Rolling Solid” 45mm rise bars will be something relatively new. He’s taking his time and doing the R&D himself. Riding in FEST series is a good indicator of how tough your parts are.

We’ll be keeping you in the loop on the first round of FEST series. Stay tuned.