This winter, we welcomed EWS racer and all-round rad human Christina Chappetta to the Pinkbike team as a full-time presenter and race correspondent. While she's been travelling a lot less than expected this spring while racing is on hold, she's still been doing a great job at keeping us entertained and informed on YouTube, with interviews with professional mountain bikers, how-to videos, and more.
Christina moved to Whistler almost eight years ago soon after discovering mountain biking at the age of 22 when living in Colorado. She's started in nearly a dozen Enduro World Series races, with an impressive career-best finish of 6th place at the Whistler round in 2018. She knows her race lines and tech, and her infectious enthusiasm and on-camera demeanor have gained her fans from her day one appearance on Full Enduro.
We took a look at her Trek Slash
earlier this spring, and now we're taking a look at her downhill rig.
Christina rides her size Medium Trek Session in the Low setting for a lower BB and slacker head tube angle. She pairs that low BB with Shimano's Saint cranks in 165mm length, a OneUp Component chainguide and bash guard and OneUp aluminum pedals
Shimano Saint brakes with 203mm rotors front and rear and a Shimano Saint 10 speed drivetrain.
Christina runs her stem with no spacers and cuts her 20mm rise OneUp Components handlebars to 760mm. She's also running OneUp grips.
Christina runs 50psi in her Marzocchi Bomber fork with 4 tokens, 13 clicks of rebound and 4 clicks LSC. For traction, she uses Schwalbe's DH Magic Mary in the Ultra Soft compound and 2.35 width with 19 psi in her front tire and 20 psi in her rear tire.Photos by Hailey Elise