Leading up to his return to the Octagon, notorious MMA fighter Connor McGregor needed a change. Actually, it was really his knees that needed a change after ACL surgery meant that running was out of the question for a while. On the advice of the McGregor F.A.S.T. trainers (who are all ex-cyclists), Connor decided to add cycling into his training program.
Coincidentally, FiftyOne Bikes is just around the corner from Connor’s SBG gym in Dublin. The final link from the Irish fighter to the Irish custom bike maker was made by his doctor and former National Road Race champion, Dr. Julian Dalby. The result is another gorgeous build from FiftyOne with a number of custom touches fit for the former champ.
If there was any doubt to whose bike this was, you probably haven’t seen the paint. McGregor & Notorious checker parts of the bike with select gold leaf accents.
It doesn’t look like McGregor has taken up clipless yet – either that or his custom CrankBrothers flats are just for show.
Finished with Zipp components and a SRAM Red eTap group, even if you don’t care for the MMA fighter, it’s still a gorgeous bike. McGregor makes his return to the octagon today as he takes on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.