Bikecheck: Ben Desjardin's Partymaster V2
The Partymaster V2 frames have just arrived to Canada and we're stoked to see all the new builds our team is putting together already. First off, we have Ben Desjardins who built himself a fresh BMX-spaced version of the Partymaster V2, and damn it looks clean! If you've been following Ben for a while now you probably realized that his setups don't change much over the years, but hey, why change a winning formula right? Read on to find out what parts Ben is running exactly and why, plus a handful of crispy clean photos of his new tailwhip machine.
Frame: The Rise Partymaster V2 - BMX Spacing
Fork: Rockshox Pike DJ 100mm
Headset: Wolftooth ZS44/EC44
Stem: Subrosa Frontload stem
Bars: NS District
Grips: ODI Longneck
Seatpost: No idea! Some generic 27.2 pivotal post
Seat: Rant pivotal
Cranks: Profile Racing Spline drive 175mm, 19mm Spindle
Pedals: Animal Hamilton
Bottom Bracket: Premium Mid 19mm
Chain: Cult full link
Front hub: NS Rotary 15mm
Rear Hub: Profile SS Mini
Rims: NS Enigma 26”
Tires: Maxxis DTH 2.15”
“Im so happy with how this bike turned out! As soon as I hopped on the bike for the first time it felt like I had been riding it for years. All the magical tailwhip and footjam powers flowed effortlessly through me on this Partymaster V2 which made me feel young and alive!! Wooo!
As usual I have a few specific modifications on me bike. My fork is run at wayyy over the max amount, has multiple bottomless tokens in it and is on full turtle mode. My cranks are backwards making my pedals bottoms sit farther back. Just personal preference. Left hand drive is the only hand drive for me. I’ve never been a fan of eating chainrings with my ankles as I catch tailwhips so LHD helps a lot. Other than that I keep my chain ultra tight and bars angled back a little bit. It just feels perfect to me!
Thanks boys for killing it again and again!”