The Jezken looking ready for action.
The Jezken uses a low and centrally mounted gearbox that allows the bike to have as little unsprung mass as possible which lets the rear wheel respond quicker to the terrain. The bike sports 8" of rear wheel travel from a standard 3" stroke shock and features geometry that allows head angle adjustments from 63 degrees to 65 degrees as the course demands.
The driveside view of the Jezken makes it look more MotoGP and motocross than mountain bike. Have a look at how the chain passes through the massive swingarm on its way to the rear hub. Although it looks like it would make a fair bit of noise, it is taut and doesn't slap the swingarm at all. The bike is said to be incredibly silent. Pivoting rear dropouts allow the chain to be tensioned by loosening the three bolts and rotating the entire unit back.
The boys proudly showing off their hard work. It looks like someone spent their day at the polishing wheel! Take note of the dialed internal cable routing on this version as well.
The Jezken's swingarm in the early stages of life.
This is the car that had the run-in with the Kangaroo. Hard to believe that anyone could survive this, let alone escape with mostly minor injuries.