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
The Rise Partymaster Now Available!

The Rise Partymaster Now Available!

On thursday, june 9th, Montreal's infamous TRH Bar was home of our The Rise Partymaster Launch Party. A lot of great humans came out to party with us and it quickly got wild! There was a Pool to ride, frames and bikes on display, videos projections, live music by Blue Cheese, and our Partymaster Beer Bong quickly became everyone's best friend! Watch the video to get a glimpse of the action and check out the photogallery below, courtesy of Antoine Ratelle. Talking about the Partymaster, the frame is Now Officially Available in both MTB and BMX Spacing with a choice of Black or Raw color! Hit up our Online Store and order yours today!

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June 22, 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
The Rise Partymaster MTB Frame

Bikecheck: Jeremy Menduni's Partymaster

Jeremy Menduni recently built up a new The Rise Partymaster frame, and its looking way too good! Raw frame with BMX spacing, prototype rigid fork, slick tires with some camo in the mix; this thing is as street as it gets. Here's a few words from Jeremy about his current setup followed by a part list and more pictures:

"I'm so pumped on my bike right now! From looks to how it rides, I really couldn't ask for better. I'm also really excited about my Altruiste Bikes rigid prototype fork. When Gabbo heard about My Accident Last Year, he told me right away he wanted to make me a super strong fork. This thing is super beefy and has a metal insert running down the steer tube to help strengthen the fork.

My tan wall Resist Nomads really make this build for me! I always had problems with my tires because of all the grinds I do, I would get flats all the time. But rough cement ledges are no match for the Nomads sidewalls!"

Check out some more pictures of Jeremy'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 @Jeremy_Menduni on Instagram to stay up to date with what he's up to.

Frame: The Rise Partymaster BMX Spacing Prototype
Fork: Altruiste Bikes Prototype
Handlebars: NS District
Stem: United Metro
Grips: ODI Longneck
Bar ends: Odyssey Par Ends
Headset: Cane Creek 40-Series
Seatpost: Pivotal
Seat: United Martinez Pivotal
Pedals: Octane One Nylon
Cranks: Macneil Connect
Sprocket: Macneil Light 23T
Chain: Octane One Half Link
Tires: Resist Nomad
Front Rim: NS Enigma 36H
From Hub: NS Rotary 10mm
Rear Rim: NS Enigma 36H
Rear Hub: BSD Street Hub 9T RHD

Modifications:
I run a Pleg insert over my rear axle nut to protect it from grinds.

March 17, 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