I'm not sure Josh needs an introduction but it's fair to say he has been on one hell of a journey over his riding career. These days Josh can mostly be found just having fun on bikes and that is where this bike comes from. It's the first time Josh has raced it and it's not built to be an out-and-out race bike. It's a bike to escape on and have some fun. That's not to say it can't be a race bike as well. Josh raced it at the Ard Rock enduro, which is one of the toughest enduro races in the UK and he placed in the top 10.
Josh rides a medium Cannondale Jekyll frame which, considering Josh is 6'2", is an interesting choice. This is the frame-only option of the Jekyll which gets a different graphics kit than the standard Jekyll with the pineapple headtube badge. The new Jekyll from Cannondale is a 4-bar design combined with a high pivot idler set up more common with a downhill bike than your run-of-the-mill trail bike.
Under the removable down tube protector you will find a Rockshox Super Deluxe shock providing 165mm of rear travel. Josh runs 180psi in his Super deluxe paired with a set of 170mm RockShox Lyrik Ultimate forks running 85psi air with 3 tokens installed, along with 10 clicks of HSC and LSC. Josh likes his bike to feel balanced in its suspension set up with a slightly slower rebound than you might expect. Like most riders Josh wants his bike to be as predictable as possible. He did have a set of 180mm Rockshox Zebs fitted however this made the bike feel a bit too stiff and unsettled for Josh's liking so he ended up with the 170mm Lyrik you see fitted here.
When it comes to drivetrain it's a full set of SRAM's X01 components for Josh, with the Eagle 12-speed rear cassette combined with a Burgtec 32t silver chain ring.
Interestingly there is a short set of cranks fitted to Josh's bike. These are 165mm long and have a set of the very popular Burgtec penthouse flat pedals again in silver.
Brake-wise it's more SRAM parts for Josh as he uses SRAM's Code R brakes with some SRAM metallic pads fitted. For rotors there are a pair of 200mm SRAM rotors fitted front and rear.
For handlebars it's Josh's signature Ride High aluminium handlebars from Burgtec cut to 780mm. These bars have 50mm of rise and are not your normal kind of bar you find on an enduro bike but Josh isn't any normal rider.
There are more Burgtec parts fitted for the stem with a 42mm Burgtec Enduro MK3 Stem installed with a 10mm spacer under it. Again all the hardware is from Burgtec.
For wheels Josh has a set of Santa Cruz Reserve carbon 29" rims laced to a set of industry 9 hubs. Wrapped around these are a set of Maxxis tyres with an Assegai Exo fitted to the front running tubeless and at 30psi. Out back there is a Double Down Aggressor with 40psi of air in it and a Fck Flats insert fitted.
It's more AXS parts when it comes to dropper with a RockShox Reverb AXS fitted on top of which there is a Fabric saddle fitted.
A massive thanks to Josh for doing this bike check when he was already a bit behind on his day at Ard Rock.