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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
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