Quiver: The Many Bikes of Bernard Kerr

Nov 26, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
Photography: Ed Spratt

Based in the Surrey Hills of southern England, Bernard Kerr splits his time between training for the World Cup DH circuit and planning the moving and shaking of the Pivot Factory downhill and enduro teams, which he also runs. Slaving away through the long winter nights and packing in as much riding as possible in the short daylight hours, his off-season is anything but chill.

We asked Bernard to talk us through the fleet of training tools that get him ready for the World Cup season and Hardline. Bernard stands at 178cm and weighs 79kg. He runs a large downhill bike and ebike, but a medium trail bike as he is aiming for the reaches across all his bikes to be similar to his downhill race bike

From a steel dirt jump hardtail to his custom downhill bike from the World Championships, let’s take a look through Bernard’s quiver of Pivots.



Pivot Phoenix 29


Bernard’s race bike doesn’t get used that much in the winter as the small bumps that make up the Surrey Hills are not really suited to a downhill bike. In fact, this bike hasn't been touched since Bernard crossed the line at Hardline in first place. He will start to shuttle some UK trails with it in the spring and will then take it to New Zealand, where he stays to finish his pre-season training before Crankworx Rotorua.

The details

Tyre Pressure (front): 25 psi
Tyre pressure (rear) 28 psi
Fork pressure: 82psi (6 tokens)
Shock pressure: 225psi (6 tokens)
Bar width: 768mm
Stem length: 50mm
Weight: 37 lbs

The bike is pretty much stock (aside from the Fat Creations paint job) and he doesn’t have any Fox gubbins in the fork or shocks either; effectively you could by this bike off the shelf and go and race a World Cup on it, the only alteration Bernard has made is a headset cup that slackens the head angle by 0.75°. He also has a custom link that raises the bottom bracket by 9mm, but said that Pivot will add this to their production Phoenix bikes this year.

The aluminum link was trialled by the team this year to raise the bottom bracket by 9mm, it will be rolled out on production versions of the Phoenix next year.

This bike has survived some pretty brutal tracks this year.

The team built these rubber chainstay protectors to keep the chain noise down.

Heal up fast Brook!

The paint job really accentuates the swooping curves of Pivot's downhill bike.



Pivot Firebird 29


Bernard uses the Firebird for his main trail bike as he felt it was as close to his downhill bike as possible while still being pedalable up the hills that surround his home. Bernard has toyed with the idea of using the Switchblade or one of the Mach models, but always gravitates back to this 162mm travel monster. Bernard explained that the longer travel means he can get away with doing stupid stuff more, something that apparently happens a lot when you regularly ride with fellow Surrey Hills pinners like Olly Wilkins and Brendan Fairclough.

The details

Tyre Pressure (front): 25 psi
Tyre pressure (rear) 30psi
Fork pressure: 88psi (6 tokens)
Shock pressure: 185psi (6 tokens)
Bar width: 760mm
Stem length: 40mm

This is the only medium-sized bike in Bernard's collection. He sizes down on his enduro bike so that the reach feels similar to his downhill bike - 454.7mm on the Firebird vs 460mm on the Phoenix.

The Weagle designed dw-link system keeps the bike pedallable enough for Bernard for him to not really bother with Pivot's shorter travel models.

Bernard runs the Firebird in the low setting, which drops the BB and slackens the head angle by 0.5°

All of Bernard's bikes are fitted with buzzy I9 hubs.

There are no water bottle mounts in the main triangle, but this underslung mount is better than nothing.

The bike shows a few signs of abuse having been flown around the world following the Pivot World Cup team.



Pivot Shuttle


Bernard says he uses his ebike more than any other bike in his collection, in fact, he rode it 4 days in a row before our visit. He was anti-emtb when they were first gaining popularity but has been a convert for a few years now. He mainly uses the bike as a training tool and says that a 1.5 hour ride is enough to tire him out, mainly from the amount of descending he can bag in that time.

The details

Tyre Pressure (front): 24 psi
Tyre pressure (rear) 28 psi
Fork pressure: 88psi (6 tokens)
Shock pressure: 225psi (6 tokens)
Bar width: 760mm
Stem length: 33mm
Weight: 20.5kgs

This is a large frame although Bernard says he probably would have preferred a medium. He has put a super short 33mm stem on the front to keep the reach in line with what he's used to.


Bernard runs Minions on his enduro and downhill bikes but Shortys are the rubber of choice for the ebike.

Pivot uses the same dw-link on the Shuttle as its regular mountain bikes.

Di2 gearing and a Shimano Steps motor means the cockpit is packed with paddles.



Pivot Point


A steel hardtail is the final bike in Brenard’s quiver and he describes it as his favourite of the bunch. It doesn’t get much park use but instead plenty of pump / BMX tracks and dirt jumping.

The details

Tyre Pressure (front): 50 psi
Tyre pressure (rear) 55 psi
Fork pressure: 125psi
Bar width: 750mm
Stem length: 40mm

Pivot are best known for their carbon bikes so the Point is designed in collaboration with DMR and mainly for its athletes (although you can buy the frame if you wish). Bernard rides it roughly twice a week and says it’s really good for training precision, especially when it comes to dirt jumps.

He says: “The more I ride this, the better I feel on my downhill bike so I try and ride it as much as I can.”

The chromoly comes from DMR who are based near Bernard in Hampshire and are distributed by Upgrade who also distribute Pivot and Reynolds Wheels.

Bernard runs his back wheel as far back as possible.

As one of Bernard's most used bikes, this has seen some abuse.


Regions in Article
Surrey Hills


162 Comments

  • 220 2
 Something's either very right or very wrong with my life to think that 4 bikes isn't really that many.
  • 38 0
 Oh he’s got more!
  • 5 0
 Interesting that the susp pressures on the Firebird and E-Bike are the same considering the huge weight difference
  • 3 0
 @pperini: maybe that’s been edited. I read 185psi in the Firebird and 225psi in the Shuttle.
  • 3 0
 @oldfaith: Agreed, follow him on Instagram and you'll see he has more to choose from.
  • 2 0
 @oldfaith: Yep, that is just the ones they are showing. Lol.
  • 2 0
 @lccomz: yes it was indeed
  • 40 1
 No comment from waki about reach on dh bikes yet?
  • 20 1
 Dont encourage it..
  • 8 0
 I still genuinely do not understand why enduro bikes are way longer than dh bikes.
  • 15 9
 @friendlyfoe: I think pros enduro bikes are similar to DH bikes, it's just the current industry narrative is to push longer bikes. Why? Because it means people carry on buying new stuff. Longer bikes are easier to go fast in a straight(ish) line and seeing most riding is done in fairly straight lines, average riders can therefore buy speed and 'improvement'.

The pros are riding bikes relative to their size because the demands of the bike are different and they don't need or want a stretched limo to lumber round races. Notice there are no next-gen loooong bikes in the top 10 or even 30 for that matter? They're not present because the riders are good enough to handle speeds on a normal sized bike but can then move it around when they need to. Maes(465), Rude(460), Hill (450) (off the top of my head) all ride bikes that would be normal in DH so I think we're arriving at balanced numbers for both stability and maneuverability.
  • 22 0
 DH bikes have longer wheelbase, especially the front-center because they’re more slack and have more travel, so they’d be way too long up front if they had reach measurements as long as most enduro rigs. @friendlyfoe:
  • 3 0
 Maybe the reason I don't understand has to do with a lack of skill or experience on many bikes but for myself on any gravity focused bike whether it be trail or DH there is a reach number where I am most comfortable from a body position standpoint. Yes as you move from Xc to trail to DH wheelbase gets longer but that is mostly a product of head angle. It's getting to the point where I'm an XL on a DH bike and a medium on an enduro rig.
  • 40 19
 the only thing I don’t understand is why DJ bikes don’t have geometries of DH bikes if 120 bikes are almost there. Why do these awful mainstream companies force top Slope Stylers to ride those too short bikes when they are having more airtime during one run at Crankworx than an average Geometron or Pole owner in 2 years. Or is it that it is the other way around and Red Bull forces them to ride DH bikes on Rampage so it looks more moto? Who is more oppressed? Clients or riders? All we know is that big companies steal our money and lie to us. Don’t trust them. We deserve no less than the real truth.
  • 2 0
 Yeah I agree, a dh bike tt measurement is scrunched compared to an enduro bike. Really feels evident on flat ground. DH bikes theoretically are gonna spend more time on terrain steep enough to have the rider controlling from way off the back and also require a bit more rearward weight bias to get the front end up so reach is kept a bit shorter to compensate.friendlyfoe:
  • 17 0
 All we know is..the only thing I don’t understand is, how many concessive bonghits it took you to come up with that one
@WAKIdesigns:
  • 3 0
 @friendlyfoe: because they have steeper head angles & shorter stays (generally) so need extra top tube length to get similar wheel base across sizes.
  • 5 3
 @WAKIdesigns: always been a huge fan of the real truth.
  • 2 3
 @dubod22: You are assuming the pros a) have tested all possible geometries and arrived at the optimum and b) that they actually have the choice to have their ideal geometry and c) they actually know better than everyone else.
The "industry" isn't pushing longer bikes what they are pushing is longer bikes by n+1 every year rather than actually testing the limits and then selling that to the end user e.g. like Pole and Nicolai/Geometron have done.
If you think long bikes don't turn and/or only work for average riders then you have obviously never spent any time riding one...
  • 4 1
 @zyoungson: Why would consistent wheel base be important? What should matter is fit. I want my DH bike to fit the same as my trail bike independent of wheelsize, travel or wheelbase.
  • 3 0
 @friendlyfoe: Because trail bikes have been evolving alot lately and DH bikes haven't.
  • 2 0
 @SintraFreeride: I would rather look at what Minnaar does. He rides a V10 XL frame plus an reach adjust headset which gives him about 500 mm reach. But I wonder where he would end up when he would ride for Atherton bikes..
  • 3 0
 I always thought dj's were short because tailwhips, and have steep head angles and short chainstays because street riding
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: That is a legitimate question about DJ bike geometries.
  • 3 0
 @friendlyfoe: Kerr's Medium Firebird is much shorter than his Large Phoenix, though the reaches are within 5mm. DH bike isn't limited by the constraint of seated pedaling at max saddle height. If Kerr were to use a Large Firebird, top tube would be too long at max height, requiring a short stem that would make the steering too light even with a short offset fork. Your nonunderstanding is consistent with Kerr's frame size selections--Medium enduro, (X)L DH.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: i have a little guess , maybe the head angle is that closed for the guys who do bar spin , or tailwhip ?
for the short reach and the short chainstay , maybe it's more convenient when you have to do 360's , tight turn , or pump a lip that is wine bottle tall ?
DJ and BMX have not the same environnement as trail bikes ...

it's honnestly an open question , cause i had a trek 2016 TicketS for example , and these have a pretty long reach (can't compare cause geo is not available , but it's as long as my enduro)and open head angle , compare to my DJ who have the shortest geo of all bike i have had.
the ticket S was much , MUCH more fun. but, not as rewarding when it come to train things like raw bike control.
but what geometry is better to throw all thoses tricks when you're a slopestyle/park/bowl half-god ? im honnestly curious.
same goes for what geometry is better when juste training for dh season ?
  • 6 1
 @Megazzz: here’s a guess too. The shorter the bike the less effort is necessary to make it move. If you want it to fly sideways, upside down and spin around vertical axis you want it to be easy to move around. The longer the bike the less effort is necessary to keep it stable. If it were true, the optimal geometry would be an average of what you yourself need to throw at the bike and what terrain throws at the bike at which speeds. It’s a balance between inout from the rider and input from the terrain. But according to loose interpretation of Long& slack geo crowd, there are no downsides of having a huge bike no matter the purpose. Now imagine what kind of a mind can come with an idea that DH bikes are not really long and trail bikes should be longer. DH bikes thanks to their superior suspension and tyres can ride faster than trail bikes. How can a bike which is slower than a DH bike need geometry that cannot utilize it. And I could buy that for Enduro bikes at 160-180 travel which use DH tyres anyways, but below? Why would you even go below 66 head angle on a 120 bike with paperwall tires?
  • 1 0
 This is the place for guesswork? Cool, let me chip in too. I'd say slack head angles and a long wheelbase improve stability when the bike is rolling. It doesn't add much stability when in the air. So regarding @WAKIdesigns' first comment in this thread, indeed a BMX and a DJ bike spend more time in the air than a Pole or Geometron which in turn are designed to roll through rough terrain. So the Pole and Geometron benefit from the geometry the have whereas the DJ and BMX bikes wouldn't for their purpose. I honestly do believe that XC bikes would benefit from more stable (or progressive, or aggressive, or whatever PB likes to call it next) geometry, even for climbing. My previous hardtail had a 69deg head angle, 375mm reach, 50mm stem and 420mm chainstay, my current one has 63deg, 460mm, 35mm and 415mm respectively. It is much much easier to climb steep stuff on the new one, simply because the longer reach gives me more room to shift my body forwards before my kneepads hit the handlebar. I get that at some point the slacker head angle moves the front wheel so far out that it becomes hard to properly load it and even more so for those who sit down as they climb. But Pole and Geometron also have longer chainstays so they have the balance sorted. I think the only potential downside of such geometry for XC would be that it requires more active bike-body separation to control the bike, which traditionally has been an issue for those who ride with rigid seatpost fixed in the high position. But nowadays most of these bikes are compatible with dropper type seatposts so XC racers can leave the saddle out of the way yet raise it on the fly when they really need it up there. RC also published an article recently on how he thinks dropper seatposts allow for steeper seat tube angles. I don't get what he said there because I don't ride with my saddle that high but if he's correct then it applies to XC racers too. Droppers allow for a steeper seat tube angle, which allows for longer reach whilst sticking with the same effective top tube length (for seated pedaling). Shifting the weight forwards like that then allows for moving the front wheel forwards too by means of slackening the head tube angle. So there you have it, "progressive" or "aggressive" (or whatever is hot next) geometry for XC bikes.
  • 4 0
 @vinay: short geometries are not meant for flying they are meant for making it easier to move the bike around, doesn’t matter if it’s flying or dual slalom... short wheelbase is easier to bunnyhop, turn and hop. As I said it is the balance between input from the rider and inout from the terrain. DH bike gets most input from the terrain, all the rider does is he controls speed and direction, and most movement comes from kinetic energy from the bike rumbling through terrain. A hardtail or a short travel fully will never work like this, they require more input from the rider otherwise they will get mangled on the obstacles. This is why they need shorter wheel bases so that riders input does more effect on what the bike is doing.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: galatians 4:16
  • 1 0
 @tabletop84: Minnaar is a terrible example to follow! The guy has been riding in Elite World Cup DH class for over 20 years and is only now getting close to figuring out the right size bike he should be on!
  • 1 0
 @SintraFreeride: He hasn't always been in the position to have this amount of influence on the geometry of the bikes he has been given to ride. I don't know much about the geometry of the Haro and Honda bikes (he still did beyond well on) but Orange definitely was right up there. It just was Santa Cruz who were traditionally well behind the future on the Geometry front.

Funny indeed that back in the days other riders definitely did get modified geometries to suit them, but for production it was toned down. Sam Hill on Iron Horse (don't know about Specialized), Fabien Barel on Kona and the Athertons on Commencal definitely got their bikes modified to their preferences. Commencal was actually quite transparent about this, but only tuned it down to what their Andorran staff would ride. And they were probably still much better than most of their customers. Not sure of ACC also got custom geometry, but she did get a slackset to slacken the head tube angle.
  • 26 0
 If I was sponsored by Pivot, I'd say I need every model bike for my specific training regime.
  • 3 0
 My guess is they’d give you just about any bike you’d want. You wouldn’t have to say you “need” anything.
  • 5 0
 As team manager, I don't see Bernard turning down any of his bike requests.
  • 21 0
 OK so what I'd really like to see is a garage/quiver check of someone who's had a really long career with multiple sponsors and has kept a few things from over the years. Go through current to whatever they still have!
  • 4 0
 I just went back and cannot find it, but Hans Rey posted a picture of all the bikes in his garage, new and old, on his Instagram in recent past (maybe last year?).
  • 14 0
 I’d love to see Bernard’s full garage check actually. There’s at least two motos and a three wheeled car missing from this article...
  • 4 0
 @the-lorax: didn't half of them (maybe UK-based bikes) go missing in a theft, last year??
  • 1 0
 Jared Graves probably has some cool stuff. Several different sponsors spanned across several different disciplines.
  • 1 0
 @prb007: oh I forgot about that. Doubt he'd take the post down though
  • 1 0
 @zzExPLiiCiTzz: when be was going through chemo, he threw up some Instagram stories showing his bike quiver. Dude's house is sick!
  • 1 0
 @the-lorax: I guess he deleted it after someone broke in another time
  • 2 0
 He’s got a Ferrari to got with his 3 wheeler
  • 1 0
 @bok-CZhttps: //www.instagram.com/tv/B5Zzus7AJo2/?igshid=vlfd9otaaw87
  • 1 0
 @the-lorax: he's mean Big Grin
  • 16 0
 Bernard won hardline! He didn’t get second! He crushed that course!
  • 2 0
 Oof, yeah he had some serious flow.
  • 3 1
 Would love to see more footy of my man rockin the HT on some street,park etc.
  • 2 0
 @jorgeposada: He has a youtube channel with a couple vids on the HT
  • 20 6
 Quote Bernard says he uses his ebike more than any other bike in his collection, > unquote

Que the haters


LOL
  • 20 0
 he also drives a three wheeled car..
  • 8 8
 I always wonder if thats the athlete talking or the sponsor....
  • 7 2
 @nismo325: Its a sponsor led cover up by the UN and Hillary Clinton to make people ride ebikes against their will so that the deep state World Trade Organization can take over the world by use of androids. Clearly everyone who claims to enjoy riding ebikes has brainwashed by big money and the dreaded, Sponsor! Their coming for yer jobs, guns, and analog bikes. The only option out is to kill yourself now before they get to you too! Wink
  • 1 1
 @nismo325: clearly the sponsor.
  • 9 0
 @nismo325: it’s not the sponsor, he’s local to me and always on his eBike. They are awesome.
  • 5 0
 @RedLineRT @nismo325 no it really isn't. Every pro, bro and rad dad/mom I talk to who get ebikes ride the shit out of them. I'm starting to think all the ebike haters are just jealous because they don't have anywhere cool to ride an ebike, or can't bear the thought that they're missing out on something f*cking sick. Whatever, keep doubting. More descending for the rest of us. Stick to the bike parks, they're better anyway Wink
  • 13 0
 I run 75psi and 2 spacers in the same fork.. I can’t imagine riding 88psi and 6 spacers and still be able to hold onto the bars.

Or my teeth.
  • 1 0
 81 psi and 2 spacers here, and I'm only a little heavier than Kerr. I had it up around 90 psi once due to an inaccurate pump gauge and it was a nightmare.

Maybe this is a nice setup on smooth flow trails with lots of big jump/drops?
  • 3 0
 @James2785: or when your trying to get better damping to compensate for the weight of Bernard’s huevos.
  • 2 2
 I would think it’s a safe bet to say he is not running stock damping. The fork you have is not the fork he has.
  • 1 0
 @rglasser: Whilst this is likely true, it's still stiffer than Ron Jeremy.
  • 1 0
 @rglasser: he says in the article there’s nothing fancy about his shock or forks, we can all buy them.
  • 2 0
 fox says 5 spacers is max. wonder if thats even what he's running...
  • 1 0
 @miller1983: on Firebird 29 at home with same X2 fatory shock 5 is also max. That let me think also about truth in this numbers...
  • 14 1
 "Bernard runs his back wheel as far back as possible."
Obviously not far enough, as that chain is pretty slack tbh.
  • 11 0
 Yeah, it's disgusting.
  • 3 1
 Loose chain is a fast chain! signed - all the cool fixie kids
  • 15 2
 and he rides the ebike the most...
  • 7 19
flag SlodownU (Nov 26, 2019 at 4:33) (Below Threshold)
 Willing to bet that’s a bunch of BS to please the sponsor.....
  • 5 15
flag metsrangers35 (Nov 26, 2019 at 6:29) (Below Threshold)
 @SlodownU: agree. It hit every buzzword for the anti-ebike crowd, felt like a plant.
  • 6 11
flag nismo325 (Nov 26, 2019 at 8:46) (Below Threshold)
 sounds like sponsor talk to me
  • 4 3
 He is a pro DH rider...Wouldn't the evil "sponsor" want him to promote that bike more??? Yall make it seem like every bike brand that produces ebikes, forces their athletes to ride and to enjoy them just to make more money on a market that has already taken off on its own. Then again, a lot of people believe in flat earth theory too there days.
  • 5 3
 @SlodownU: yeah im sure pivot reached out “hey we know you have a pb bike check coming, please mention you use ebike most” over n out. Shutup
  • 8 0
 So many naive comments thinking the eBike comment is due to sponsorship, it’s not... wake up people, they are very fun. I still prefer my trail bike though.
  • 5 0
 @metsrangers35: or maybe he's just read all the f*cking idiotic comments about ebikes and he wants to stick it to you whiners. Probably not, but equally as possible.
  • 1 6
flag SlodownU (Nov 26, 2019 at 16:01) (Below Threshold)
 @slayerdegnar: He’s sponsored, therefore obligated to do what they request. And seriously, Bernard got to be a world class cyclist training on and e-bike 4 times a week? Yea, keep believing that. Who’s the one here who thinks the earth is flat?
  • 5 0
 The telltale signs that he's not lying about this are:
- He rides in the Surrey hills, where at this time of the year it's really muddy.
- He's running Shorties.
Riding a regular mtb through this slop is hardly good training for WCDH. Adding a motor and being able to cover some distance, and double the number of descents probably is good training... His results show that he's clearly doing something right.
  • 13 0
 Reliant Robin check pls!
  • 17 5
 Many bikes until “can’t pay? We’ll take it away!” shows up
  • 1 1
 huh?
  • 5 0
 @iridedj: they were trying to repo some of his possessions for some stupid outstanding debt on a rental van or something like that. Season 5 episode 10 I think.
  • 8 0
 750mm and 760mm bars. PB review told us it wasn't humanly possible to ride bars that narrow Big Grin

Jokes aside, lovely bikes
  • 5 0
 Take note of the bar widths. So insane seeing people under 5'5" running stock 800mm bars. #CutThemDown
  • 6 0
 #prAy1
  • 5 0
 Mechanic: How many spacers would you like in your fork?

Bernard: Yes.
  • 5 1
 All you really need to know is his ebike gets the most use, take notice luddites.
  • 14 13
 This guy must be fat and lazy using his ebike most of the time. Tired after 1.5 hours? Earn your downs bro!

Do people bitch when they get past on the ups by Bernard on his ebike? Or start to the realize it’s Bernard?
  • 11 4
 You can still pedal an ebike hard you just go twice as fast
  • 2 0
 70 year old guys getting Koms on Strava@yaboydan:
  • 5 3
 I give my little bell a ring to politely let the none ebikes know I coming so they have enough time to move out of my way ! Big Grin
  • 3 0
 you barely get a glance at ebikers as they motor past.
  • 2 0
 I was riding my ebike the other day and got passed by an older heavier set guy. It was humbling. I was in eco mode. For my ego I am going to guess he was in trail or turbo mode.
  • 3 2
 This HTML code is showing in the text and this piece is even PB produced and uploaded..... Please please please upgrade your platform and bring it into the 21th century.. What´s holding you back?
  • 5 1
 How does he keep his chain tight on the dirt jumper? Oh wait, he doesn't.
  • 1 0
 50 and 55 psi - 3.5 bar and more...thats a lot! is that normal for a pump track bike? just got into that and just wondered...if there are any experts around...happy to get some feedback on that topic. thx.
  • 1 0
 50psi is typical go to pressure for dirt jumping for most pro riders.
  • 1 0
 3bar for pump 2.5bar for DJ I am 55kg
  • 2 0
 I'd buy one of those chainstay protectors in a heartbeat if they were made available?
or are they??? My Aurum is a dh machine and I love it, but it is loud.
  • 1 0
 found this
stfubike.com

looks like a nice bit of kit but $30? Seems expensive, plus international shipping, f*ck that
  • 6 0
 Ehm, it´s just cheap mastic tape with folds placed wherever they see fit...Google 3M 2228. You´re welcome.
  • 1 0
 @Mondbiker: Yup, made myself a few and they work great!
  • 1 0
 "Slaving away through the long winter nights and packing in as much riding as possible in the short daylight hours, his off-season is anything but chill."

No NZ trip this year then?
  • 1 0
 Doh, just seen he's going in the spring.
  • 1 0
 He’s off to SoCal as we speak to ride moto.-
  • 2 0
 Best DH I’ve seen in a bit other then the rocky. The chain stay protector I’d make a little directional other then blocks of rubber
  • 2 0
 I feel like a DJer would be awesome, but I'd take it out once every 6 months. And potentially hurt myself in the process. But it would be a glorious 15 minutes.
  • 1 0
 Try pump track be4 hiting jumps.
  • 3 0
 That’s a lot of two wheel sexyness in tight formation
  • 2 0
 next guy to get his bikes jacked. there's a lot of that going around in the uk. hope he's got good locks and a big dog.
  • 2 0
 he's already had a few bikes nicked 3 or 4 years ago
  • 1 0
 And a 12. gauge...
  • 1 0
 Does he keep them all in his dining room with the back door unlocked ? ( Can't pay we ll take it away, s 5 epi 10) can't find link
  • 1 0
 With all the recent stolen bike articles, probably best to keep them outta sight on social media? It's like you might as well have a big sign for scums just laying in wait!
  • 1 0
 Small spelling mistake, buy instead of by you Newfoundlander.
Pivot Phoenix 29 - "effectively you could by this bike off the shelf and go and race a World Cup on it"
  • 1 0
 So funny that i get mocked all the time for riding 26psi front and 30psi rear on my enduro bike. Now my line will be "but, Bernard does it"
  • 1 0
 wish they had a comment about reach in the dj bike. Super sick to hear how he thinks it relates to dh.
  • 2 0
 The internet has all the info. I downloaded it this morning...
The Point has a reach of 39.88


www.pivotcycles.com/en/bike-point-1#geometry-link
  • 2 1
 Paint a dmr blue and sticker it Pivot... ta-da.. cool as penguin pants!
  • 1 0
 That would be funny if it were true. Check the geo of the Point and any DMR, they are different. DMR just helped build it.
  • 1 0
 @dan23dan23: yeah, it was just a joke.
  • 1 1
 One bike has weights in one format than the other in another and then two without weights..I mean it’s not a huge deal but pretty unorganized.
  • 2 0
 Take note, his favourite bike is steel!!
  • 1 1
 #stellisreal
  • 2 0
 Not a single dig at his slippers yet?
  • 2 0
 Where are the fooking Field Test?
  • 2 0
 Show us the rest! I bet he’s got tons of others!
  • 1 0
 Jordie - Bernard, how many spacers you need for your fork and shock?.
Bernard - Yes.
  • 1 0
 Deathgrips on all his bikes...Best grips out there and obviously supporting his bro.Smile
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 Fucking pros. Everyday I try to convince myself I can be happy with one bike and everyday they are there to tell me otherwise
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 btw here is an illustration I made with his Phoenix 29 - www.instagram.com/p/B3zd1h9Bvtd
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 I like how they all have his $2.7k Reynolds wheels
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 It is called sponsorship Wink
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 why bother with the heat shrink on the nds over-the-crank cables?
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 Regarding the Firebird? I'm guessing to hold the shifter housing in place more securely as it routes under the swingarm to the other side, since that is not the OEM routing for it. But I like it better. That's the only gripe I have about mine is that cable hangs pretty low under the downtube in stock configuration.
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 I also don't like that bit of their "official" routing. If you look closely you can also see that the paint is rubbed off on his bike...
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 6 friggin tokens
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 bernards pregnant bike is almost due! its huge
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 Where’s the five-hundie..?
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 is it just me or are all of the forks the same
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 Bernard is a rad dude doing rad stuff on some rad bikes! Killing it dude!
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 Are 6 Tokens in a X2 possible - thought 4 are the max?
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 it depends on the size of the shock.
Shock Size Maximum Spacer Pair Quantity
250, 70 6
250, 75 6

taken from the Fox page.
www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=1036#tuningwithairvolumespacers
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 This is fantastic!
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 He lives in England? He'll get his bikes stollen before Christmas!
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 I love stollen at xmas Smile
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 I have 4 GT's...
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 He doesn't do any road ?
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 Probably not on one made by his sponsors for this advert
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 Who needs to do base miles when you have an ebike
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 @wibblywobbly: yes would like to know if I could get rid of it... but PBers seems to prefere getting rid of me here...
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 E-Pregnant Bike? Psh.
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