Bikecheck: Ben Desjardins' Partymaster V2
As the new frames have arrived, we're starting to see new builds poppin up here and there and it's awesome. Let's kick it off with a beautiful one from Ben Desjardins who opted for the new Red Ale color and built an absolute beast out of it. How about we let the man himself give us more info about his new build?
This year’s Partymaster V2 was the absolute easiest build I’ve ever done. The frame is designed and built so well that everything comes together perfectly. I wanted to try the new Red Ale colour and man does it look good! Match that with The Rise’s new seat and post and voila, the best bike in the world. My bike setup doesn’t tend to change much from year to year because I’m pretty picky with the parts I ride.
- I still ride 175mm cranks
- Still have way too much air in my fork
- Cranks are still on backwards even though they don’t need to be (pedal bodies sit further back and I like it that way)
- My bars are leaning back way too much and I love it
- My NS Enigma rear rim is 10 years old and I’m never letting go!
Overall the boys killed it again this year with the frame and parts and I’m forever thankful for all they do for me!
-Ben Desjardins - Ottawa, Canada
Frame: The Rise Partymaster V2 - Red Ale - BMX Spacing
Fork: Rockshox Pike DJ 100mm
Headset: Wolftooth ZS44/EC44
Stem: Subrosa Frontload stem
Bars: NS District
Grips: ODI Longneck
Seat: The Rise Pivotal Seat
Seatpost: The Rise Pivotal Seat Post
Cranks: Profile Racing Spline Drive 175mm - 19mm Spindle
Sprocket: Mutiny 25t Spline Drive
Pedals: Haro Plastic
Bottom Bracket: Rant Mid 19mm Bearings with Premium BB Spacers
Chain: Cult 510 full link
Front Hub: NS Rotary 15mm
Rear Hub: Profile SS Mini 9t
Rims: NS Enigma 26”
Tires: Maxxis DTH 2.15 Tan Wall