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
Pablo Badilla Shredding the Streets

Pablo Badilla Shredding the Streets

Not much good Street MTB dropping lately, so it's always a pleasure to have some new riding from up and coming riders do their thing on the streets, including some park and dirt clips in the mix! Can't wait to see more riding from this dude!

April 28, 2017
Levi Weert - Clips from the Vault

Levi Weert - Clips from the Vault

Levi Weert just dropped a video where he shreds 2 different bikes with ease, in both Street and Park environments. The dude can ride fast and still makes that switch bars tailtap to pedal 270 look way too easy. Good stuff!

April 20, 2017
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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
Video: Jeremy Menduni - Straight Jibbin'

Video: Jeremy Menduni - Straight Jibbin'

The Ottawa area was gifted with a bunch of brand new skateparks and Jeremy Menduni wasted no time to stack some clips on his Partymaster. Along with a few Barcelona street clips in the mix, his new video is another proof that Jeremy is such a skilled rider, making everything look way too clean and simple! Also make sure to check out Jeremy's Bikecheck if you haven't already!
January 11, 2017
Jan Walter Spring Sixteen

Jan Walter Spring Sixteen

Austrian connect Jan Walter just released a pretty sick video of what he's been up to this year. This video was filmed on the streets of Barcelona and at the Innsbruck indoor park in Austria, the result came out pretty sick! Shoutout for reppin' The Rise gear, and mad extra points for busting turndowns on MTB!

May 05, 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
Walter Mayerhofer Pride Street 2016

Walter Mayerhofer Pride Street 2016

Walter Mayerhofer just dropped some FIRE!!! Watch him as he shreds the best spots barcelona has to offer along with some dope skatepark footage. The video starts off slow and quickly evolves into some smooth and stylish runs followed by some high speed bangers. You definitely don't want to miss this one!

April 06, 2016
Michel Plonka - The Rise Partymaster

Bikecheck: Michel Plonka's Partymaster

Over the last few years, Michel Plonka pretty much kept the exact same setup on all his bikes. Aside from changing frame sponsors a few times, it seemed that he would keep his parts for as long as possible. One time, his stem bolts happened to strip as he was putting his bike together on a trip in Austria. Luckily, a friend had some old BMX stem laying around and 10 euros later, his bike was good to go. Nobody could tell what brand it was, it didn`t look particularly good, but he still bought it and rode it for the next 5 years. He's just that type of person that finds a working formula, and sticks to it.

About a year ago, he made the switch to suspension forks after riding a rigid for almost 10 years. Here are some words about his recent changes and his current setup.

"I got to a point where riding was getting boring, you know? I pretty much rode the same bike for so long and I felt like I needed some change in order to make it fun again. I figured I would either put on some brakes and start messing with the brake tricks, or put on a suspension fork and see how that goes. I also noticed I was starting to enjoy riding fast and I was riding more jumps, so I figured the suspension fork could be a good choice as it gives you a better headtube angle for that kind of riding. There's also something way too fun about going fast without brakes, so I decided to try the suspension fork and it's been great so far.

Right now, I'm riding a The Rise Partymaster frame that I've been testing for a while, and I`m stoked! I mean, we designed this frame with the boys to make it exactly as we wanted, and I couldn't be happier with how it came out. I ride a LHD hub to do grinds and stalls, but it's getting old and It's pretty much impossible to find nowadays so hopefully mine will still last for a while. Ive also had people telling me I was retarded for riding dirt jumps with those slick tires, but honestly they've been doing great! "

Check out some more pictures of Michel's setup and all the specs below. If you would like more information about a particular part, simply click on it and you will be taken to an online store that sells it. Feel free to Follow @plonka on Instagram to stay up to date with what he's up to.

Specs

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: Rockshox Argyle RCT Solo Air
Handlebars: NS District
Stem: Éclat Boxer
Grips: Animal Edwin
Bar ends: Odyssey Par Ends
Headset: Octane One Warp
Seatpost: Pivotal
Seat: Fiend Morrow Pivotal
Pedals: Wellgo b109 Plastic
Cranks: Éclat Tibia
Sprocket: Mutant 25T
Chain: KMC S10 Stainless
Tires: Resist Nomad
Front Rim: NS Fundamental 36H
From Hub: NS Rotary 20mm
Rear Rim: Some Old Mavic
Rear Hub: Chosen LHD 9T

Modifications:
Custom Wedge Seatpost System
Fork dropped to 80mm and added 2 bottomless tokens
Fork Disc Mounts grinded off
Few parts painted black

March 08, 2016