Now that Aaron Gwin has departed from the YT Mob, Angel Suarez will be flying the flag solo. He will be on board the production version of the 29er Tues, which we saw in its prototype form at the end of last season. We recently caught up with him and his mechanic, Ben Arnott, in Rotorua to check out his ride for 2019.
Suarez will also be following the Mob World Tour this season, seeking out the best young talent from Argentina to Japan. Suarez showed some of his true potential last year with fast split times and a top ten finish at Mont Saint Anne. With the guidance of Martin Whitley, who has nurtured the likes of Matti Lehikoinen, Aaron Gwin, the Athertons, and Brook Macdonald, we can expect to see a strong season from the Spaniard.
Suarez runs his YT Tues in full race mode with a high front end. He has a drop crown with 40mm rise bars and a 10mm rise stem on the extra long 505mm reach frame and he runs his suspension super firm. He runs 250 psi in the shock and 83 psi the fork along with the maximum number of tokens and volume reducers in both for the maximum amount of progressivity.
New TRP G Spec DH brakes developed from TRP's E-Bike brake which provided extra stopping power.
Custom mudguard made by new sponsor All Mountain Style. It's all in the details.
E13 LG1 Crankset
Still to be released TRP 7 Speed DH specific drive train
This was the first batch of these prototype Maxxis ZK tires we've seen. Suarez is a test pilot for the new tires which have extra thick sidewalls for puncture resistance. He is running 30psi in the back and 25psi in the front.