Alex Marin to Ride Ronnie Mac Inspired World Champs Bike

Oct 7, 2020
by thebrigadeteam  
Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.

Press Release: The Brigade Team

World Champs weekend is just days away, and The Brigade Team is on hand with another stunning custom wrap and matching kit for Alex Marin. Alex will be racing for Team Spain with The Brigade Team boys on hand to keep his bike rolling and set up for the ever-changing conditions.

Alex's V10 has been wrapped in a custom Monkeys Sauce print inspired by motocross legend Ronnie Mac. The carbon frame features a Stars and Stripes theme with unique custom warp found across the frame, forks and even Crank Brothers rims.

Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.
Details
Wheel Size 29in front, 27.5in rear
Suspension SR Suntour
Chainset HXR Easyshift
Cockpit Production Privée
Tyres Vee Tire Co. Snap WCE 2.5in
Tyre pressures 1.4 + 1.7 bar / 20 + 25psi
Fork Settings 65-67psi, HSR 3 clicks, LSR 19 clicks, LSC 14 clicks, HSC open
Shock Settings 450lbs spring, 3 clicks compression, 4 clicks rebound

Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.
Photo Credit Remy Vroonen and Whyex

Alex loves motocross so the team has taken inspiration from Ronnie Mac for this one-off World Championship build. Monkeys Sauce has incorporated a U.S flag design with doughnuts on the mainframe with slick matching graphics on the Crank Brothers Synthesis carbon wheels. The Brigade Team sponsors have teamed up with the build. The V10 runs on SR Suntour suspension, Production Privée bars and stem, HXR chainset, Vee Tire Co. tyres while Kenny's custom division putting together this really special riding kit.

Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.
Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.

The wrap offers a really custom finish and looks as good as a custom paint job, only it takes much less time to complete, is easy to change and adds some protection to the carbon frame. Just seen in the background is a new prototype tire from Vee Tire Co. A fast-rolling design made of Vee's super tacky Top 40 rubber compound.

Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.
Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.

Alex is a fairly lightweight rider and generally runs his SR Suntour forks at 65-67psi depending on the number of volume spacers he's running. Braking brakes pack a powerful punch, hardly surprising as the company is famous for producing high-end motorcycle braking systems.

Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.
Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.

Clothing sponsor, Kenny is always on hand with custom-designed riding kit to match The Brigade Team bikes. For World Champs, they've come up with this little number featuring a fun overalls print. The custom painted lid even has a ring pull design for that authentic Blue Ribbon flavour.

Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.

Over the moon! Alex was stoked to see what The Brigade Team had put together for him for World Champ weekend.

Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.
Alex Marin 2020 World Championship race bike.

Team mechanic Ivan Jimenez films the unveiling of Alex's new bike. Let's see what other festivities and celebrations Alex and The Brigade Team might be celebrating this weekend.


113 Comments

  • 137 3
 It's world champs, he's racing for Spain, the bike has a stars and stripes theme, the riding kit is something about a motocross legend + everything is covered with Monkey Sauce. We live in a strange world.
  • 19 81
flag housem8d (Oct 7, 2020 at 7:08) (Below Threshold)
 ya it should of been Barbarossa or some Conquistador not this Trump hick.
  • 23 11
 That's what happens when you can't ride for Calilunya...
  • 6 17
flag stumphumper92 (Oct 7, 2020 at 7:29) (Below Threshold)
 @housem8d: is he a trump supporter?
  • 13 52
flag CH125 (Oct 7, 2020 at 8:11) (Below Threshold)
 I would NOT say a motocross legend... The Ronnie Mac thing is a joke and well played out. Its Worlds, should be taken a bit more serious, in my opinion...
  • 12 2
 He is catalan, maybe a thing about that
  • 9 8
 @PauRexs: yo personalmente no me presentaría para correr representando a España.
  • 5 1
 make america great again, or something
  • 16 0
 @CH125: why? This season is a joke. It's also a bike race, it's literally the most frivolous thing to care about.
  • 11 1
 @sevenup: yeah is just such a shame that people are still mixing politics and sports up
  • 3 0
 @ay0z3: as if
  • 6 3
 @ay0z3: you are the problem then..get out of Spain..try France or something
  • 1 0
 @oskimtb: well, I don’t live in Spain.
  • 7 0
 @Hamburgi: Make America 2 stroke again!
  • 2 1
 @stumphumper92: he is a trump supporter and had some pretty loud and problematic views
  • 1 0
 @bonfire Following the lives of celebrities is a far more frivolous thing to care about.
  • 1 0
 @ay0z3: don’t care..good for you, good for me
  • 1 0
 @bonfire:I was a Team manager for the Sunrace/ Santa Cruz Team for years and have a special place in my heart for Worlds! It was always something I looked forward to and something that my riders worked their asses off to get to. We won the 2000 World DH Title with Kathy Pruitt. It is a bike race but it is something to some is not frivolous. It is something that some riders, teams and companies work years to get to.
  • 1 0
 duplicate.
  • 3 0
 @andr3wman: so ya f*ck him. not sure why people are downvoting. If they are a trump supporter, they are the problem. If you're American, at this point if you are still supporting Trump, you don't deserve to be American. Idc if he is a good racer, he's clearly a narcissist deep down.
  • 1 0
 @erikkellison: it’s the same? Watching celebrities in our sphere. Like who cares. The outcome of it has literally no impact. This course sucks, the conditions are shit, there’s been no racing. No amount of prep, skill, talent, will win. This is a crapshoot race, just for the sake of it.
  • 1 0
 @CH125: yeah man that is cool, we have all cool work projects, that is sweet when they come together. This isn’t any different.
  • 123 5
 Alex, call us.
  • 9 1
 this is fantastic
  • 8 1
 THIS !
  • 8 0
 pit viper factory racing. you heard it here first folks
  • 6 0
 He's so horny he's blind lol . Please Pit-Viper do it, keep the screamin eagle great lol
  • 75 1
 It aint no screamin eagle CR but it should be good enough for 6th or 9th place
  • 2 0
 4 more up votes for 69!!
  • 1 1
 Sorry I just upvoted this and took it to 70, oops????
  • 39 0
 Riding for Spain in the most USA thing ever!
  • 8 1
 facepalm right?
  • 2 0
 @daunjilero: I believe a guy named Ivan designed it.. may be you know him ; ) ajisoso
  • 30 1
 Uncle Ronnie is the "horniest guy I know on two wheels" - larry the enticer
  • 25 0
 That kit makes him look like a minion from despicable me....
  • 20 0
 Missing a very important quote on the chainstay. I EAT A..
  • 6 0
 Ss
  • 2 0
 @makripper: At least he cut his fender
  • 17 0
 That kit better be made available for purchase
  • 10 1
 Agreed!

If he had an old helmet to cut the chin bar out of and pulled the visor....he'd have the perfect outfit with a bandana Covid mask! Beer
  • 17 0
 can't drink PBR with that chin bar in the way
  • 11 2
 This has to be the best custom kit ever. Yes, I know it is not a theme for his home country, but it is just epic.
  • 20 12
 As a Spaniard living in the USA I find this disappointing if not sad. He should wrap that bike in the Spanish or Catalan colors and be proud of it! Represent your country!
  • 1 0
 Genuinely curious to hear your thoughts on athletes kneeling for the national anthem
  • 9 0
 Do they even have pbr in spain?
  • 11 6
 This is well done BUT! If he was supposed to be representing my home country and repped someone elses instead I'd be a little upset. Lets not forget this race is the fact that you were chosen to have the honor to represent your entire country, seems like that may have been forgotten here.
  • 2 0
 Catalan and Spanish nationality is a hard issue
  • 1 1
 @andr3wman: is not..catalan is not a nationality..Cataluña is not a country..is far from being an issue
  • 1 0
 @oskimtb: maybe not the two countries to be wading into this issue lol
  • 1 1
 @oskimtb: have you lived in Spain or Catalonia to say that? I have, and it is an issue, so much that they deployed the national guard in Catalonia to prevent citizens from voting. Remember?
  • 1 2
 @Oxiros: i do remember..1-O, 2017, illegal vote for an illegal referendum that cost a lot of public money and some hospital´s bills that I paid..
soy ambas cosas, Español y Catalan..so i do know what i am talking about, do you?
  • 1 0
 @oskimtb: Yeah I do too, yo también soy Español y Catalán, de Granollers, Barcelona. Ale, a cascarla.
  • 1 0
 @Oxiros: entonces que quieres decir? Sabes que lo que digo es verdad..no entiendo cual es tu duda?
  • 1 0
 @oskimtb: Solamente estaba en acuerdo con el statement de que el conflicto catalán es un tema serio, ya está. Si tú no lo ves así pues ya está. Vamos a hablar de bicis que es lo que nos une Smile
  • 8 0
 Don't forget to cut that fender.
  • 10 1
 Murcia! $%ck yeah
  • 7 2
 this thing of going political through mtb is getting stupid.. Don't wanna represent Spain? you don't go on a trip paid by spanish federation just to wear some other flag.
  • 5 0
 But it’s got brake levers. “Brakes only slow you down. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.” -Ronnie Mac (sort of)
  • 6 0
 Would have rather seen Larry Enticer themed bike for the Canadians
  • 10 5
 If you're not a USA citizen or patriotic, why you paint your bike with another country flag??????
  • 4 0
 He is an American at heart
  • 5 0
 SR Suntour has a coil rear shock now? Anyone have details?
  • 4 0
 Good catch, I'll ask
  • 1 0
 And a 29er Rux? They are killing me.
  • 3 0
 No idea what Jimmy Albertson's politics are but the entire Ronnie Mac thing is clearly making fun of that demographic. That's what makes it so humorous.
  • 3 0
 This is a weird idea for an American, let alone a Spaniard.. Besides... Ronnie MAC would never ride it because it’s not a 2 stroke.
  • 5 0
 Wheres the PBR?
  • 7 3
 Pbr beer. Not a beer to be proud of really.
  • 3 0
 bro, it won an award back in 1894 or something. still riding high, like that guy talking about his high school (grammar school?) sports exploits...
  • 3 0
 @shredddr: 4 touchdowns in one game for Polk High! Long live #33
  • 2 0
 @lightsgetdimmer: scored my bball teams first 14 points one game, so the opposition went to a box and one to SHUT ME DOWN! when i told my coach what the other teams defensive scheme was, he didn't believe me...
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: that’s awesome
  • 1 0
 @lightsgetdimmer: it certainly was... lol seriously laughing at the memory of it...
  • 5 1
 Ride red get head! Someone get uncle ron on PB asap!!
  • 3 0
 He should ride for Marin USA.
  • 3 0
 I thought it was a new episode of the Monty Bikethons.
  • 3 0
 Where are the minion goggles?
  • 3 0
 He runs 69psi in the fork. Bike has 6 to 9 inches of travel.
  • 2 0
 So 121 years later, spain captures our flag. Do we have to give back Cuba and the Philippines now?
  • 1 0
 Let the kid ride as he wants. Thanee has a storm paint job, some goldish in France riders, etc...
If he doesnt want to show a Spanish flag, what is the problem?
  • 4 1
 That hurts my eyes.
  • 2 0
 He’s got to down a can of San Miguel at the finish line !
  • 4 2
 I wish to burn my eyes after seeing this.
  • 1 0
 this frame originally is an grey v10 full 29er, and hes using and 27,5 rear wheel. Is this great?
  • 1 0
 Likely the new V10 mixed wheel
  • 1 0
 Uncle Ronnie would ride a no seat/seat pole, fixed wheel, 26"Front Wheel and 29 in the rear.
  • 1 0
 WOW! So ugly its beautiful!! HA. . Great job y'all! Like my mom would say, "that's gaudy".
  • 2 0
 The fux with the rux?
  • 1 0
 Ronnie Mac called "I want my bike back"
  • 2 0
 MurriCalilunya!!
  • 2 0
 OK! You WIN!!
  • 1 0
 red vinyl the fender. There's time. Do it.
  • 4 7
 Really good example of..money can’t buy taste..
Let alone he is not representing Spain cause he is Cataln and all that silly thing..but this bike/kit is horrible!! And all his previous ones from this new team as well..
Thats why this catalans can’t be taken seriously...imagine a country of them..
  • 1 0
 should put front fender on just to cut it off
  • 1 0
 EPIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Is that the new Vee Assegai to go with the Vee DHR2 and Vee DH34?
  • 1 0
 Need to take your peak off your helmet!
  • 9 8
 Best w Champs kit ever
  • 1 0
 Mmm donuts.
  • 3 2
 USA, USA, USA!
  • 1 0
 meh...
  • 7 10
 3,2,1...Alex Marín Unfollowed...go and represent USA in the world's... Oh you can't.. Then go represent Cataluña.. Oh you can't.. It is not even a country.. Well... GO HOME if you don't ride for Spain. Shame on you Alex
  • 3 2
 Why care so much for a country? What is a country anyway? Most of them are quite superficial like half of Europe really.
  • 6 2
 @dj100procentenduro: this is not a world cup.. This is wold Champs. You go and represent your country. They are a lot of good riders without a place willing to go and PROUD of it
  • 2 1
 @Miguidubi: Couldn't agree more! If his cause is so strong he should just not go.
  • 1 0
 @Miguidubi: true. But my point is also true.
  • 1 0
 Tacky
  • 1 0
 BERM BLASTIN!
  • 1 2
 Stunning that
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