Bike Check: Johann Potgieter's custom World Champs bike

It's the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland this weekend and Johann Potgieter will be representing South Africa in the Elite Downhill race on Sunday afternoon. He'll be piloting a custom painted YT Tues for the event.

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The Team Racing Dudes were presented with custom painted YT Tues frames for the 2018 World Championships. South Africa's Johann Potgieter's bike is decorated in green and gold with a touching tribute to his wife on the top tube. The paint scheme was crafted by German designers 70id.

 

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Pottie is racing a SRAM's 7-speed downhill specific X01 groupset with a 34 tooth chainring and an ethirteen chain guard to avoid any slips. He clips into a pair of Shimano DX pedals.

 

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The suspension features RockShox with a 2018 Boxxer World Cup fork and Vivid R2C shock. Pottie keeps the speed in check with a pair of SRAM Code RC brakes.

 

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The bike rolls on DT Swiss's proven FR 1950 wheels with 650b sized rims. The bike currently has Maxxis Highroller and Minion DHF tyres fitted front and back respectively. Although he may change this combination depending on conditions on race day.

 

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The handlebar and stem are a Truvativ Descendent pairing with the bars having been cut down to 780mm and the stem measuring 50mm. The saddle and seatpost are from SDG with ODI grips finishing off the cockpit.

 


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The bike weighs in at around 16 kilograms, not a problem for Pottie's gun show.

 

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Full specifications


  • FrameYT Tues CF 27.5
  • Fork2018 Rockshox Boxxer World Cup
  • ShockRockshox Vivid R2C
  • WheelsDT Swiss FR 1950
  • Front TyreMaxxis High Roller 2.5 3c compound
  • Rear TyreMaxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c compound
  • HandlebarTruvativ Decendant DH Riser (cut down to 780mm)
  • GripsODI lock on
  • StemTruvativ Decendant Direct mount 50mm
  • Headset + top capAcross
  • SeatpostSDG
  • SaddleSDG
  • BrakesSRAM Code RC (200mm rotors)
  • ShiftersSRAM X0 7-speed
  • Rear derailleurSRAM X0 DH 7-speed
  • CassetteSRAM DH 7-speed
  • Crank armsSRAM X0 DH 165 mm
  • ChainringSRAM 34t Narrow wide
  • ChainSRAM PC XX1
  • Bottom BracketSRAM
  • PedalsShimano DX
  • Chain guideE-Thirteen

 




6 Comments

Edge_Design, Sep 06 2018 09:26

Awesome! 

TheJ, Sep 06 2018 09:29

Damn sweet ride.

Shebeen, Sep 06 2018 09:48

tell ya, dat's da best pottie training i ever did see

NickGM, Sep 06 2018 10:42

Getting custom paint jobs on their bikes is probably one of the coolest traditions in the the world champs. That bike looks awesome. 

Hairy, Sep 06 2018 12:06

Lekker Lekker .... now Pottie, please do a "Pottie Style" vid on this new frame and the Worlds!

popcorn_skollie, Sep 06 2018 10:19

Those crowns. Oh my gaad