Ben Cathro is part of the MTB Cut DH team and is the only racer on the World Cup Circuit that is 7 feet tall. Ok maybe he's not 7 feet tall, but damn he's a giant. Ben is here with fellow team mate Joe Barnes and is sporting the all new prototype Orange 225 bike.Learn more inside
,Ben Cathro talks about his 225:
Ben's new Orange
225 Prototype is looking pretty cool. Gone are the adjustable shock mounts, and a new adjustable headtube (Via a sleeve) are in its place.
Ben runs a mixed bag of parts that seem to work well together as he's by no means slow on the course. Shimano XTR shifter with Ultegra rear derailleur, Hope Brakes and hubs, Fox Racing Shox Suspension and custom Straitline bits are all some of what makes Ben's bike unique. Ben wanted to be able to control the leverage ratio of the rear shock and get a longer stroke shock on the bike, so with a new linkage and the bigger shock, the bike is easier to tune and control.
The MTB Cut
rider placed 19th this past weekend at Mont Sainte Anne in Quebec. Maybe that link is helping him keep it together in the rough stuff?2009 Mont Sainte Anne Photo Galley