Cedric Gracia – Bike Check
The Enduro World SeriesÂ bought out all the top racers including Cedric Gracia. Here we take a quick look at his bike he used.
It was evident from the times he posted that his bike selection is a valid choice for speed and performance. In general the 29″ riders were riding smoother on the trails, when watching them pass. Looking at his setup, he has an off-the-shelf component build that is easy to replicate for everyday riders. This is good to see and shows how good the parts are that are available today in the market. His fork tune and shock tune is obviously personalised, but nothing that your local FOX point can’t replicate for your own preferences.
What Cedric says About his bike:Why did you choose the Tall Boy over the other Santa Cruz bikes? “Well it’s hard to choose, I love all of them but I like the way the Tall Boy feel and ride! I like this bike because I feel less in danger in High speed and the bike keeps the speed because of the big wheels.” [SIC]
Frame: Large size Santa Cruz Tall Boy LT 2 in Carbon.
Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SX 29″.
Drive train: Shimano XTR.
Brakes: Shimano XTR.
Fork: No Label Fox but a DVO Enduro fork is under development and will be “sick” apparently.
Rear Shock: Fox CTD.
Tyres:Panaracer CG AC AM.
Saddle: Dirty Zero.
Seat Post: Rockshox Reverb hydraulic.
Chain Guide: MRP on a 34t 11-36 Shimano cassette.
Other Facts: Cedric is a big proponent of the 29″ wheel size, talking to his mechanic, who was tuning a wheel, the bike choice works well and they are looking forward to the new forks that will be coming from DVO as he continues his Enduro racing in 2014.