At the start of the season, the Santa Cruz Syndicate was the last of the major teams still on 26″ wheels. Athlete Josh Bryceland proceeded to prove the wheelsize was still viable by racking up a series of wins, before switching to a revised 27.5″ model and winning the overall.
With expectations high for the young rockstar on a winning streak, team mechanic Dougie Fresh (interview here) built Ratboy’s fresh steed with the fanciest of parts and a healthy sampling of duct tape accents. Unfortunately, a gigantic huck to flat ended his gold medal winning run within sight of the finish, and he had to settle for second.
The BikeRumor crew is still running around Interbike, so enjoy the photos below the break, and we’ll update with info later.