Bike Examine: Mary Moncorge’s Trans Vesubienne BMC Agonist
Top 5’7″ / 172cm
Weight 147 lb / 67kg
Body Dimension Massive
Wheel Dimension 29
Suspension DT Swiss F232 and Fox Float DPS
Drivetrain & Brakes Shimano XT
Cockpit Shimano Professional Koryak/Tharsis
Tyre pressures 1.5 + 1.7 bar / 22 + 25psi
Tokens 0.95 token
Rebound 5 clicks from open
Compression 10 clicks
Rebound 22 clicks from open
DT Swiss’ up to date carbon XRC 1200s are her selection of wheels – these are their XC race bundle, with a 30mm interior width and the ultra-fancy ceramic-bearinged hubs. They’re shod with Schwalbe’s Magic Mary and Rock Razor tyres, each in 2.35 in Snakeskin casing. That is an previous tyre that’s now not in manufacturing – Schwalbe now solely make these tyres of their heavier Tremendous Path casing, however for a race like this she discovered herself wanting extra tread than an XC tyre may provide. On the rear Mary runs an Effetto Mariposa Tyre Defender rim strip for further safety.
Mary runs XT two-piston brakes, however boosts the rear rotor as much as 180mm as they deal with warmth construct up higher and supply barely extra exact management than the 160mm rotors most manufacturers spec on their bikes – her Agonist is designed to run a 140mm rear rotor so she needed to supply a 40mm adapter (most DH adapters are 43mm). Her drivetrain is an virtually solely XT affair, with a 10-51t cassette and a 28t ring. Due to her brief legs, she went for 165mm cranks with the optionally available narrower Q-factor that she feels assist her put the ability down extra successfully. The 2 exceptions to XT are the cassette as XTR is a major weight saving over XT and the pedals as a result of Shimano despatched her XTR as a substitute of XT and the one factor to do in that state of affairs is say “thanks.”
The cockpit is a Shimano Tharsis carbon bar in 20mm rise, reduce to 760mm and paired to a 40mm Koryak stem. On the left-hand facet of the bar is her dropper distant and above a twin DT Swiss 3 place distant for each the fork and shock. A set of Ergons GD1 grips in slim with manufacturing unit rubber end off her cockpit as she finds them to be good within the moist with out gloves.
Lastly all of the storage – with instruments and tube on the toptube, a pump on the bottle cage and Effetto Mariposa tyre plugs mounted within the crank.