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Pro Bike Check: Aaron Chase’s Pivot Firebird park bike

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Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

At the Maxxis Summit this past weekend, Aaron Chase pulled all eyes to the rooftop of the Mulberry Gap barn as he climbed up then rolled down it, cleaning the jump not once, not twice, but three times. We caught it all on video, along with a quick bike check to see what he’s done to his Pivot Firebird. Images, both moving and still, below…

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

Aaron’s running Pivot’s new Phoenix handlebar with a Race Face 35mm ID stem. The bar pairs with Pad Lock grips, but Pivot used a much softer outer rubber to cushion the nerves on the outside of the palm.

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

The key customization on Aaron’s bike is the front brake line run through the headset cap and steerer tube. FSA makes one in their Gravity line that uses a separate hole from the bolt and altered wedge system, but this one looks like Brake Through’s BMX-style cable-thru-the-bolt design.

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

Suspension is handled by a Fox 36 Factory fork up front…

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

…and Float X2 Factory shock in the rear.

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

Drivetrain and brakes should be all Shimano…

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

…but Aaron just got his cranks in and hadn’t had time to swap them over. In the video he also mentions a rigid seatpost, but over the weekend he did have a KS dropper in there for a bit. The explanation? It’s really early in the season and not all sponsor parts have arrived, so there are a few mixes and matches until it’s dialed for event season.

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

An XT cassette and XTR rear derailleur handle shifting.

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

A very colorful SDG saddle, surprisingly, manages to match the colors on the bike.

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

Maxxis supplies the rubber, in this case tubeless ready DH casing High Roller II tires.

Aaron Chase pro bike check with his Pivot Firebird mountain bike park bike

They’re fitted to DT Swiss EX wheels. Follow Aaron’s rides on Facebook here.

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Tom
Tom
5 years ago

I’ve gotten so inured to these guys doing bat-sh*t crazy stuff that rolling off a roof seems pretty pedestrian.

TheKaiser
TheKaiser
5 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Yeah, at this point it starts to look like my gran could hit that line on her beach cruiser.

BEERandSPOKES
BEERandSPOKES
5 years ago

Taking it back to Killing Time!!!

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