Bikecheck: Alexandre Paradis' Partymaster

Bikecheck: Alexandre Paradis' Partymaster

If you’ve been following our crew long enough, there is no doubt that you remember Parapa from a whole lot of our Unexpected Thursday videos. In the last couple years, he took some time off the freestyle bike but his skills never left him. In fact, he’s the type of dude that will borrow some random bike on the way out the bar just to see if he still got them bunnyhop tailwhips on lock, and land it first try. As of last year, he’s been slowly riding the freestyle bike more and he decided to kick off 2019 with a brand new Partymaster. Words can’t express how stoked we are to see him shredding with the crew again, and we can’t wait to see how he puts his new whip to use! Peep all the details about his new setup below along with some words from the Jackhammer himself.

Specs

Frame: The Rise Partymaster with Custom Color
Fork: Rockshox Pike DJ 100mm
Handlebars: Chromag
Stem: NS bike Chemical
Grips: Odyssey
Barends: Plastic Par Ends
Headset: Cane Creek
Seat Post: BSD Blitzed
Seat: BSD Jonesin’
Pedals: NS Aerials
Cranks: BSD Substance
Chain: KMC
Sprocket: Unknown 23T
Tires: Maxxis DTH
Rims: NS Bikes Enigma
Hubs: Ns Bikes Rotary
Modifications: “Solar Rain Black Chrome Translucid” Custom Paint

“For the last couple of years now, I’ve been riding mostly my downhill bike. I’ve kind of lost confidence in my riding since I wasn’t really riding that much and had a couple injuries in a short amount of time. I had the idea of building a partymaster since it came out and after riding it for the last three months, the only thing I regret is not getting it sooner. Confidence came back quickly and I even started trying new tricks. The bike simply feels perfect whether I’m riding park or dirt jumps. I’m so stoked on this build and can’t wait to shred more sessions with the boys!”

– Alexandre Paradis

June 12, 2019
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Bikecheck: Matt Macduff's Partymaster

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Damn it feels good to see this! Matt Macduff just started riding again, and be assured that he jumped back in the game the same way he left; like a BOSS! No need to take you through Matt's Loop Insanity from last year again, he's a brand new man for 2017 and he recently got the OK from his doctors to hop back on the bike!

All decked out with Industry Nine wheels, Fox Forks and Azonic Components, this Partymaster is without a doubt the sharpest bike Matt's ever owned! Peep through the pictures and parts list below, and make sure to leave a comment if you're as stoked as we are to see Matt back on his bike! Welcome back homie!

Specs

"This bike is very special to me. After my crash last march I never thought I'd be able to ride again... For me this bike resembles all the hard work I've put in. All the struggle, doubt and fear I've overcome to get to this point in my life.

I'm so thankful to have my main outlet back again and I couldn't be happier with my ride. It's just the way I want it but somehow better... It's the bike I wish I had my whole life! " -Matt Macduff

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: Fox 831 36 110mm
Handlebars: Azonic Flow 2" 750
Stem: Azonic Riot stem
Grips: Sensus swayze slip on
Seatpost: Azonic Pin it Post
Seat: Chromag
Pedals: Azonic World Force
Cranks: DK Social
Sprocket: Kink Astro
Tires: Geax Booze Light
Wheels: Industry Nine Torch Enduro

January 18, 2017
Bikecheck: Walter Mayerhofer's Partymaster

Bikecheck: Walter Mayerhofer's Partymaster

Walter Mayerhofer is the funniest human alive on this planet and he just put together a new The Rise Partymaster. He's Austrian, now living in Barcelona, an he's loving it. As soon as he received his Partymaster, he wasted no time giving the world his opinion about the bike, and he's damn right:

"Finally a frame that fits my lifestyle."

Check out his bikecheck below along with a full parts list and a bunch of riding picutres!

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: Rock Shox Argyle 80mm
Handlebars: Pride Street Profit Bar 106mm
Stem: Pride Street Friction Stem
Grips: S&M Mike Hoder
Bar ends: Odyssey Par Ends
Headset: Cane creek Tapered
Seatpost: Pivotal
Seat: Pride Street Mad Seat
Pedals: Merrit
Cranks: Pride Street Atlas 19mm
Sprocket: No clue, found it in our house
Chain: Pirate Half Link
Front Tire: Specialized Rhythm Lite
Back Tire: Kenda Kranium
Rims : Dartmoor Shield
Hubs : Pride Street Mono Hubs (I switch up rear wheels once in a while, my Coaster wheel has an Affix Frecoaster)

November 16, 2016
Bikecheck: Louis Lhomel's Partymaster

Bikecheck: Louis Lhomel's Partymaster

When he's not hiding behind the camera to make the magic happen, Louis Lhomel can be found screaming his ass off and riding bikes. He recently built up a new The Rise Partymaster and his whip is fresh as fuck! Partymaster frame all decked out with NS parts and a one of a kind Fox fork, be assured that it rides just as good as it looks! Louis was involved in the whole conception process behind the Partymaster so it's dope to finally see how he built his own. Check out what Louis has to say about his new bike, and peep a full specs list with some dope pictures below!

Photos by Julien Grimard

This is the nicest built I've ever rode. We've put so much effort in the conception of this frame and I can honestly say that it rides like a dream. This bike is giving me confidence in myself and in my riding. The Rock n' Roll look and the clean lines make it the ultimate machine to rip everything in my way. I ditched the rigid fork for this build since I had the opportunity to have Matt's special build fox fork. The 44mm headtube is perfect since I can switch from rigid fork to tapered in no time. The bike feels so strong now and it just makes me want to go big! All in all, it's the sweetest, gnarliest, most versatile bike I've ever encountered! So stoked! -Louis Lhomel

Specs

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: Custom Fox 36
Handlebars: NS District
Stem: Mosh BMX Top Load
Grips: Shit
Bar ends: Odyssey Par Ends
Headset: Brand X 44mm Tapered
Seatpost: Pivotal
Seat: Alone Cushdy Pivotal
Pedals: NS Aerial
Cranks: Profile Racing
Sprocket: Mutiny Pentra Spline Drive 25T
Chain: Octane One Halflink Pro
Tires: Resist Nomad
Rims : NS Fundamentals
Hubs : NS Rotary

September 14, 2016
Simon Leclerc Partymaster MTB Dirt Jumper

Bikecheck: Simon Leclerc's Partymaster

If you're not too familiar with Simon Leclerc, you might wanna check out some of our Older Videos to refresh your mind. Simon is the homie since day one, but he disappeared from the spotlight as he took a 3 year break from riding to focus on other projects like his career and his other passion; Rally Racing. He recently decided to get back in the game and built himself a new Partymaster to shred with the boys as you might have seen in our Weekend Warriors and HTC Session videos. Don't ask me how that's even possible, but Simon didn't lose any of his abilities to kill it on the bike, in fact it almost seems like he got better during his time off! Enough with the chit chat, check out a quick video of Simon riding above and scroll down for a full Bikecheck!

Specs

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: Rockshox Argyle RCT Solo Air
Handlebars: NS District
Stem: Division Terminal
Grips: Cult Vans
Bar ends: Kink
Seat Post: Octane One
Seat: Odyssey
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt
Sprocket: Odyssey Chainwheel 25T
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy
Rear Rim: Sun Ringle MTX 31
Front Rim: NS Fundamental
Rear Hub: Proper K7 9T
Front Hub: NS Rotary 20mm
Tires: KHE Mac Dirt

August 31, 2016
Bikecheck: John New's Partymaster

Bikecheck: John New's Partymaster

Reppin' The Rise in Austria, it's hard to describe John New in a few words. He's that tall dude that seems super calm at first, but when he gets on his bike, he does the gnarliest stuff that only him can think of. From street to dirt, he shreds it all in his own style and makes everything look way too good.
August 11, 2016
Nick Clarke Partymaster Bikecheck

Bikecheck: Nick Clarke's Partymaster

Nick Clarke Partymaster Bikecheck

Since we introduced Nick Clarke with his Welcome to The Rise video last week, let's have a look at what kind of setup he uses on his Partymaster. After riding brakeless for a long time, Nick now uses brakes, and a Gyro on a custom painted white Partymaster. Nick's setup is super dialed and judging by his welcome video and his recent 2nd place at The Brosefarm Jam, looks like he managed to build the perfect Dirt Jumping Bike. Keep on reading to see what Nick has to say about his whip, and check out the full bikecheck below!

"When I first heard about The Rise and the Partymaster I was so stoked! The boys have always had a big reputation in the Park\Street\Dirt field, and I knew that this was going to turn some heads! I have been a friend of the crew for years, but after going through so much together in South Africa for the super loop project, it felt like more of a family and I'm pumped to grow with them! I hopped on Matt's Partymaster, gave it a personal paint job and the rest is History! This is the bike for me! Between the name, the feel of the bike, and the beautiful welding and fab work by Gabo, this frame is a winner and I'm super pumped for what the future holds! From the first ride, you could feel that this bike is made by riders for riders! The long top tube and short chainstays are a perfect combination for barspins and combo tricks, not to mention spins! From the streets to the Dirt Jumps, the Partymaster keeps you in full control and leaves you feeling no limitations to the tricks you've been dreaming up! The ladies love the partymaster as well! At least the South African ladies!"

Nick Clarke Partymaster Bikecheck

Specs

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: Fox 34 831
Handlebar: Chromag fu40
Stem: Deity Cavity 35mm
Grips: ODI Longneck soft ED
Bar ends: Deity LifesaversAvid BB7 Road
Lever: Odyssey Trigger
Seat post: Deity pivotal
Seat: Macneil Fat Cap
Pedals: Deity Bladerunner
Cranks: Profile Racing race cranks 19mm
Sprocket: Profile Racing spline drive 28T
Chain: KMC Kool chain
Rims: Mavic 729 36H
Hubs: Profile Elite 36H
Tires: Bontrager G-Zero for dirt, KHE Mac2 park for Park/Street
Riding Shoe: Five10 Freerider High top

Modifications:
Running a dual pull shifter cable system top to bottom for a perfect gyro set up! Thanks Spoke-O-Motion! Custom the rise/Fox/Tricky Nicky fork decals thanks to Roland Timleck! A rubber crank stopper called a "Ball Cock Shank washer" No joke, costs 2 bucks and your cranks don't move!! Custom white South African spray can paint job!

July 27, 2016
Bikecheck: Ben Desjardins' Partymaster

Bikecheck: Ben Desjardins' Partymaster

The homie Ben Desjardins recently built himself a The Rise Partymaster, and it looks like it didn`t take him too long to get used to it! After riding his new bike for a few weeks, he rode the Brose Farm Jam like a boss and ended up taking the win! Here's a few words from Ben about his new bike:

"It took no time at all to get used to this frame. I hopped on and it felt like I had been riding it for years. The boys at The Rise and Altruiste really outdid themselves with the Partymaster frame! Perfect geometry from the streets to park to dirt. This frame is legit! Thanks The Rise!"

Wonder what kind of setup he rode to make it on the first step of the podium? Keep on reading for a full bikecheck along with some pictures:

Specs

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: RockShox Argyle RCT 100mm
Bars: NS District
Stem: Fiend Morrow FL
Grips: Volume VLM
Headset: Octane One Warp
Seatpost: Babec Pivotal
Seat: Alone pivotal
Pedals: The Shadow Conspiracy Ravager PC
Cranks: Profile Racing 175mm
Bottom Bracket: Salt + Mid 19mm
Sprocket: MacNeil Spline Drive 25t
Chain: Octane One Halflink Pro
Tires: Maxxis DTH Tan Wall 26X2.15
Front Rim: NS Enigma
Front Hub: NS Rotary 20mm
Rear Rim: NS Enigma
Rear Hub: Madera V2 Cassette 10t LHD

July 13, 2016
Bikecheck: Aidan Horn's Partymaster

Bikecheck: Aidan Horn's Partymaster

Aidan Horn - The Rise Partymaster MTB Frame

While recovering from a broken scaphoid for the last 5 months, Aidan took his time and built himself one of the nicest Partymasters we've seen so far. He's been back on the bike for a few weeks now and even thought he has to take it easy at first, the dude already kills it. His new ride is so damn clean and believe it or not, it weights in at only 20.8 lbs! Here's a few words from Aidan about his new setup, and in case you're wondering how it's possible to build such a light bike without compromising on strenght and reliability, keep reading below for a full specs list along with pictures.

"The Partymaster Frame is beyond expectation, I hopped on and didn't feel like I needed to get used to it, I felt comfortable and I was stoked about that. Gabbo (Altruiste bikes) did a great job because it feels so stiff, so strong, geo is as close as I could call perfect. The 44mm headtube allows me to run tapered forks making the bike feel super strong up front. The Mid BB also makes my life easier, hopefully I won't need to replace BB's every 2 months now. Stoked to have my name stamped into the dropouts too, and also a nice touch was that it also has the date that my Dad passed away stamped into it so the frame has a special value to me!

I'm currently running tubeless, it makes sense since Industry Nine wheels come with a valve and sealant rim tape, saves a shit load of weight too. My wheels have custom rim stickers and hub lasering with my name and The Rise logo on the hubshell, couldn't be happier with them. I put griptape on my cranks as always, my post is cut as short as possible and i've decided to try out a Vocal DRS device to help keep my cranks in place.

I just want to thank the whole The Rise crew for being badass and having my back no matter what, stoked for the next chapter! Huge thanks to Joe Haley and the rest of the Industry Nine crew for allowing me to ride the best wheels planet earth has ever seen, couldn't be happier to have their support. Thank you to Dmitry from Pride Street for hooking me up with lots of solid parts to finish my bike off; glad to be working with them this season. Final shoutout to SD for the seatpost I stole from him in 2011, and Murlcat for being a fucking boss mechanic."

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Forks: Rockshox Pike DJ 2016
Headset: Hope
Bars: Pride Street Profit bar 3"
Stem: Pride Street Friction
Grips: Vans x Cult waffle
Bar Ends: Animal
Wheels: Industry Nine Torch Enduro
Tyres: Resist Nomads
Cranks: Pride Street Atlas
Sprocket: Pride Street Imperial 28t (12t rear)
BB: Vocal 22mm mid
Chain: KMC
Pedals: Premium slim plastic
Seat: Pride Street mad seat
Post: OnOne
Weight: 20.8lbs

June 16, 2016
Bikecheck: Samuel Croteau's Partymaster

Bikecheck: Samuel Croteau's Partymaster

Croots recently built himself a new The Rise Partymaster and it's looking pretty damn good! Around 2 years ago, he had a bad crash riding trails and ended up fracturing his leg in numerous places which kept him off the bike for a year. As he started riding again afterwards, he played it safe and threw some brakes on the whip He later decided to keep them to mess around with fufanus and other tech tricks. If we look back at our latest Unexpected Thursday episodes, there's no doubt that Croots is back at it and on top of his game! Check out some pictures of his new build below along with a full specs list.

Specs

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: Rockshox Argyle RCT Solo Air
Handlebars: NS District
Stem: S&M Enduro
Grips: Odyssey Tom Dugan
Headset: Neco Semi-Integrated
Seatpost: Animal Pivotal
Seat: Fit Barstool Pivotal
Pedals: NS Aerial
Cranks: Profile Racing 175mm
Sprocket: Tree Lite Socket Drive 25T
Chain: KMC
Tires: Resist Nomad
Front Rim: Mavic 721
Front Hub: Dare Devil
Rear Rim: Mavic 721
Rear Hub: NS Rotary Singlespeed Pro
Rear Brake: Avid BB7 Road

Modifications:
Few parts painted Brown

More info on the Partymaster

May 04, 2016