Deity Cryptkeeper First Look With Dustin Gilding

Aug 24, 2011
by Dustin Gilding  
Hey guys, Dustin Gilding here, just wanted to throw out a little feature on my new Deity Cryptkeeper hardtail that Eric and Sadie kindly sent out a couple months ago.


Deity Cryptkeeper First Ride With Dustin Gilding


Due to a collarbone break suffered back at the Claymore Challenge in June, which you can see below, I actually never got the chance to even ride the bike till yesterday, so I was both eager and nervous to hop aboard the Cryptkeeper and see how far i could push myself on the rebound from injury with a full day of riding ahead.

http://www.dh-productions.com/Dustin-1stRun.mov


Deity Cryptkeeper First Ride With Dustin Gilding


My first impressions of the Cryptkeeper are nothing but spectacular, a 69.5 degree head angle, 22.25" top tube, 15.25" chainstays and a 25mm BB drop make for a frame that is confidence inspiring, extremely easy to manual, and begs to go big and fast on the jumps.

Deity Cryptkeeper First Ride With Dustin Gilding Cork Flip Tweak Cooper Saver Photo


I was mildly nervous about jumping on a hardtail after not riding one for over a year, but the Cryptkeeper's geometry is very inviting, and i had no problems adjusting to riding it and the jumps.


Deity Cryptkeeper First Ride With Dustin Gilding Oppo Table Cooper Saver Photo


The Cryptkeeper handles the low speed rollers and tight lines with ease as well.


Deity Cryptkeeper First Ride With Dustin Gilding Whip Foot-Hanger Cooper Saver Photo


This is a frame that begs to be whipped around, and it seems the more relaxed you ride it the better it feels.


Deity Cryptkeeper First Ride With Dustin Gilding Flip Table Cooper Saver Photo


An all day sesh with a new bike on some freshly buffed jumps, it doesn't get much better than that...





HUGE thanks going out to Eric and Sadie at Deity Components for their continued support, look for a more detailed feature soon.



Dustin Gilding

Deity Bike Co.
Republik
Transition


4 Comments

  • 4 0
 Dustin Gilding straight up shreds. Glad to see he's back on the bike.
  • 1 0
 That looks like A sexy bike.
  • 1 0
 i want my crypto bad! still saving up.
  • 1 0
 yeah dustin

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