Video: The Privateer is Back for Season 2

Mar 11, 2019
by Pinkbike Originals  


THE PRIVATEER

SEASON 2

Photography by Jason Lucas & Mitch Gulliver, Video by Chris Ricci


Behind every top level athlete is a support team that helps them with everything from diet and exercise to product and equipment set up. When you're a Privateer it's up to you to fund your racing endeavours. While the top pros worry about the race you're worrying if you can afford that extra slice of avocado toast for breakfast. But what if you had everything covered? Could you make the leap from average joe to top-level pro? We're here to find out.

Adam is back for another season of racing as The Privateer. Even though he made some positive gains throughout the 2018 season, Adam showed that going from zero to hero in one year is no easy feat. When considering the candidates for The Privateer this year we ultimately decided that there was more to Adam's story. So, with the 2019 race season coming to a start, Adam has another crack at the whip. This is his make or break year.

Despite breaking his hand in Italy, Adam has still been putting in work at the gym this off season preparing for the year ahead. Now that he has recovered he has been able to get some saddle time on his freshly built Pivot Firebird 29.




Adam's Firebird 29 consists of parts from new and returning sponsors for 2019. Here's a more in-depth look at his fresh race bike.


Details

FRAME: Pivot Firebird 29 - 29" wheels, 162mm travel, size large
FORK: Fox 36 Float Factory Air - 170mm travel
SHOCK: Fox Float X2
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XT 11spd
SHIFTERS: Shimano XT
BRAKES: Hope Tech 3 levers, E4 calipers, 200mm front, 180mm rear
CRANKSET: Cane Creek eeWings, 170mm
POWER METER: Stages
HEAD UNIT: Stages Dash
CHAINGUIDE: OneUp
PEDALS: Time Speciale
HANDLEBAR: Deity Racepoint, 760mm
STEM: Deity Copperhead 35, 50mm length
DROPPER POST: Fox Transfer, 175mm drop
DROPPER POST REMOTE: Fox Transfer lever
SEAT: Deity Speedtrap TI
WHEELSET: Stans Flow MK3 - F: 15x110mm, R: 12x157mm
CHAIN: Shimano XT 11spd
CASSETTE: Shimano XT - 11-48T
TIRES: Schwalbe Magic Mary - Super Gravity casing, Ultra Soft, front 22psi, rear 24psi
WEIGHT: 29lbs





Deity and Hope have come onboard and supplied the cockpit and controls.



Cane Creek's eeWing cranks with Stages' Power Meter will be handling all the watts Adam puts out this year.


Time is back with their made in France Speciale pedals.


Fox will be in charge of Adam's squishy bits this year. Rumour has it he was seen in Portugal putting them to the test...


Adam will continue running Schwalbe's rubber but this time wrapped around Stan's wheels.


Adam's bikes will be safely secured by Yakima racks.


Happy feet, happy racer. Unparrallel shoes will be clipped into Adam's pedals all season.


Fox Racing has also joined the party and will be providing Adam with kits throughout the year.


See you at the races!


We'd like to extend a big thank you to all of the sponsors who will be supporting Adam this year. Also, a special thank you to Fox Canada for letting us film the bike build in their Vancouver service centre, which is now open for business.

Adam Price is trained by Todd Schumlick @performx_training

We're very excited to be back at it for another season with Adam and we're stoked to see what he can do with the continued support. Adam will be racing select EWS stops this year starting with Whistler in August. Keep an eye out for the first episode dropping later this Spring.


MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals



200 Comments

  • + 241
 Hands Down the best series going right now, something to watch that we can relate to and an awesome dude. Good luck this season Adam!
  • + 54
 So how many token inside that fork?
  • + 3
 @chyu: I figure he will do a suspension set up episode, same as last year?
  • + 1
 @chyu: Hahahahaha
  • + 125
 "privateer"
  • + 60
 publiceer
  • - 11
flag Jvhowube (Mar 11, 2019 at 7:37) (Below Threshold)
 Yah definitely still slightly confused at the name of this series ????
  • + 76
 @Jvhowube: because they want to see what a former privateer can do when given all the support
  • + 97
 The idea from the begining was to take someone that was racing as a privateer and see how he could improve by having the opportunity to race like a fully supported athlete. This is the fully supported set up. It was never about following someone racing as a privateer.
  • + 35
 Frightened deer
  • + 0
 Double post
  • + 18
 Whole point of the series is the he was a privateer, and he gets a team to see the difference support makes.
  • + 56
 @Jvhowube: Because "What Happens When a Privateer Gets Full Factory Support For An Entire Race Season" just doesn't quite flow off the tongue.

The title may be a bit misleading, but the premise makes total sense... ya know, if you take the 12 seconds to read the first paragraph.
  • + 9
 @maximesl: people who still don’t get that are trolls or somehow never saw the first episode.
  • - 21
flag tgr9 (Mar 11, 2019 at 8:14) (Below Threshold)
 I watched a couple of episodes last year and found it was a pretty good insight on what it can really take to actually make someone a better racer, like where to focus and all...
The title is a bit misleading, we are not talking about pinkbike finding some random joey and then giving them max support, free bikes and all, hence where it gets confusing. I don't know Adam personally, but I guess he was a pretty good bike rider before already and the support he gets from these companies can only help him perform better.
The true definition of a privateer is someone who competes on a regular basis, without any help from a major manufacturer and probably does most of the wrenching and tuning by himself (as you would probably see at your local enduro/downhill races). In this case, we're talking about someone who gets max support and training but naming it something like "semi-pro" probably wouldn't be as click-baity...
  • + 98
 Oh dear, the only way you can keep Pinkbike audience happy by keeong the title is to have a dude on 26” singlespeed with flat pedals( 61 head angle, 600 reach and 190 2020 Totem off course) , living on instant ramen chicken noodle soup and shitty beer with training regimen called “jus’roidin’me boyk!”. It will be a material for breath taking documentary, BAFTA Award granted, so is Sundance Featival: “The man who satisfied Pinkbikers” - sometimes you have to lose it all to gain all the props (Chasing Cars music in the background)

I another hand will enjoy this series whatever it will be about. The last one was awesome. Awesome stuff Pinkbike and Adam.
  • + 5
 I agree. I loved last years series and seeing the background of someone who was a privateer and what changed if they all of a sudden got support. Well, Adam had support last year, so I'm not sure I understand the direction this year. Why not pick another person and see if Adam is an isolated case of success instead of turning it into a personal vlog for Adam?
  • + 7
 @tgr9: You should probably go back and watch all the episodes... when doing so its all pretty self evident.
  • + 31
 @tgr9: "The Bachelor" doesn't live like an actual bachelor during the show either... that's the point. Smile
  • + 11
 @WAKIdesigns: The bigger story here might be WAKI admitting to being simply another disembodied hand.
  • + 2
 @Shartriloquist: wut? Where do you want my hand to go?
  • + 8
 Privateers still have individual sponsors... Just not all under one umbrella.
  • + 0
 @brianpark: Ya, but its like your using the same Bachelor for two consecutive seasons of "The Bachelor". Didn't he just get engaged? Last season he was "The Privateer". PB is on to something with this series, but they need to update the title. Its misleading.
  • + 5
 @mtbyoda: "The Freshly-Signed Professional Rider"
  • + 6
 @WAKIdesigns: do you think in your entire history of PB commenting, you're net + or - in total props? Genuinely curious, because every comment of yours seems to be a lot in either direction.
  • + 3
 @mtbyoda: True. However, one season is asking a ton to go from semi-pro to pro ranks.
  • + 4
 Boy, everyone going nuts about privateer vs pro... downvote me all you want, Adam is great, but it's nothing like worrying about affording an extra piece of toast, as is mentioned in this article. For that kind of talk, I'd like to see what @stiingya mentioned... "Actual Privateers" series, following around normal enduro riders, with their own bike wrenching their own stuff, like if one of us local grassroots racers raced the EWS. I like this too... I just agree that the article writing could be different... these recent articles citing racers with factory bikes, custom HB160, etc and saying they're privateers struggling to feed themselves... gimme that guy who was riding a steel hardtail without a dropper
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: hahaha. You said “I another hand” which sounds to me like a tacit admission that you are a hand. On the other hand, you may have simply misspoken Wink
  • + 3
 @cycleco: you’d have to ask Elliot Jackson
@Shartriloquist: I am indeed a hand. The one who used to belong to a man named Bruce. He cut it off using a chainsaw in the middle of Evil Dead movie. Now this hand found a keyboard. And it is even more evil
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: would have been the perfect response if you didn’t overexplain by stating the movie title— I knew exactly where you were headed as soon as I saw Bruce... fantastic reference! haha.
  • + 1
 @TheZestyBikers: Chased by a bear.
  • + 2
 @jstoup111: Because progress takes time. In looking forward to seeing Adams winter gains, to see how much better you can get in an off season. He has a job to finish, I want to see the look on his face when he gets that dream result.

And looking to the future, next year PB could support another rider, Adam could mentor him.
  • + 0
 @TobiasHandcock: Yeah, @brianpark, speaking of different riders, as you were mentioning, what is the selection process?
  • + 2
 @Shartriloquist: hahahahaha, I was waiting for someone to comment on that!!!
  • + 1
 @maximesl “The idea from the begining was to take someone that was racing as a privateer and see how he could improve by having the opportunity to race like a fully supported athlete. This is the fully supported set up. It was never about following someone racing as a privateer”

@maximesl: this comment should precede every article and post.
  • + 1
 @jeremiahwas: how sad is it that we are just accustomed to dumbing everything down to its base level so mouth breathers can feel like they get it? Not everything needs to be spoon fed. It just drops our perceived average intelligence around here. It’s a case of “I don’t understand the title of the book, but I also didn’t read it. The books makes no sense.”

Actually there should be a disclaimer before logging into the web about the abundance of idiots, to protect the few remaining sane.
  • + 2
 @speed10: I haven't seen a single card game in House of cards and I watched all seasons carefully. I cried when Zoe Barnes died.
  • + 1
 @mtbikeaddict: I get your point. It would be good to see a series on the privateers that are doing everything themselves. There has been some articles and videos on privateer racers like this before. However, the whole premise of this series is to see how good a privateer could get with all the support that a pro got and how much of a difference it can make.
  • + 72
 Big fan of Adam and seeing him in another season. Next time, it would be fun to see you do this for a female DH racer.
  • + 29
 Yeah this would be great.
  • - 8
flag thenotoriousmic (Mar 11, 2019 at 12:08) (Below Threshold)
 It’s already been done should have done another season with a different rider.
  • + 17
 @thenotoriousmic: I for one would have been SEVERELY disappointed with anyone other than Adam. I will settle for nothing less than seeing him win an EWS.
  • + 1
 @Thustlewhumber: well the whole point of the series was to take a good unsponsored rider and give them the whole pro treatment to see how much it helps. They’ve done that already so why are they doing it twice and with the same rider? I get that you like him but other than that?
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: talent is something you can’t coach. Remember Kathy Sessler of Santa Cruz Syndicate saying she can watch someone ride a couple of times and tell if they’ve got it or not! Adam?
  • + 5
 @thenotoriousmic: No they haven't done that yet. The full treatment is a full length contract. Progress doesn't happen over night. It takes several seasons to see the fullest results of a good training and support program. What would be the point in seeing another guy get his first season of pro treatment again, results would be the same as Adams first season or similar. But seeing Adam do another season we can see how he progressed this off season, compare everything to last year, that's actually interesting and new. You understand how investment works?
  • + 0
 @Thustlewhumber: over Hill, Maes, Oton, Rude, Wallner, Dailly, Melamed... ? Not to crush anyone's dreams, I too want to see Adam go as far as he can, but that might be getting a little carried away... "Great Expectations" - Charles Dickens "High Hopes" - Panic at the Disco Smile
  • - 1
 Not just that but Adam is a ridiculously good rider he just doesn’t have it mentally. Well obvious in that episode with yohan barrel where he behaves like a total head the ball with no self control. He’s just going to do the same thing as last year. Hit a section like a weapon and DNF with a injury if I remember correctly.

Way more interesting to see a difference rider every year.
  • + 27
 *cough

"- No easily accessible bottle cage mount"

*cough

Good Luck Adam!
  • + 0
 For the type of riding he'll be doing, is this important? Unlike XCO/XCM racers he won't be drinking during the timed stages. Of course he'll be wanting to have his drink nearby but he'll probably only be picking it during the easy parts of the transfers or right after a timed stage. It seems to be easy enough for that.
  • + 2
 @vinay: nah it was just from the pinkbike review of the bike. Excellent analysis though!
  • + 2
 @howsyourdad: Yeah but then again PB reviews the products for their target audience which apparently consider it essential to grab the bottle whilst seated on a raised dropper post. This bike is being used by an enduro racer who is supported by Camelbak so his requirements may be different. Let's leave it at "horses for courses" Smile .
  • + 25
 29lbs. I don’t believe that for a second
  • + 8
 Me neither. Not with 29'er SG tires, aluminum wheels, xt cassette, Hope brakes. All heavy. I'd be willing to bet this is closer to 31 as pictured.
  • + 5
 Definitely around 31lbs.
  • - 1
 An extra 2lbs on a bike, taking into account Adam is 176lbs (!?), is a total weight increase of less than one percent.

Bike weight, to a point, for enduro doesn't make that much of a difference.
  • + 6
 @dubod22: not the point.
  • + 3
 Neither. My extra large 27.5 Firebird is 33.5 lbs with 2.5 DD Minions at each end. Pretty similar specs.
  • + 2
 @dubod22: This makes no sense. A 120 pound person riding a 50 pound bike is not the same as a 140lb person riding a 30lb bike, even though they both total 170lbs. I'm not a weight weenie, but a few lbs does make a big difference especially in acceleration, very important for snappy uphills on enduro stages
  • + 3
 @ButtersNZ:
You can get 'em pretty light, pretty easy.
My L with the stock wheels and simply narrower tires is a smidge under 30lbs.
When I throw the 35mm hoops with 2.6" Butchers on, it swells up to 31.5lbs
I simply installed Next R carbon cranks and Renthal carbon bars, but I also swapped out the XT/R d-train for GX Eagle, which prolly added weight. Pivot goes pretty light on the paint/clear- noticed this when I was repositioning the helo tape on the downtube, it pulled off a (thankfully) small patch of clear AND a small piece of the PIVOT sticker there.
I have no doubt that if you were to install some lightweight carbon wheels and light tires, you could get the thing sub-29lbs no problem.
I don't think I believe PB's weight claims on this bike though. Not with those wheels and those tires
  • + 2
 @Billjohn6: ??? He wasn't saying that, in fact the opposite... the 50 bike would be a much bigger percentage of the rider's weight... barking up the wrong tree bud
  • + 1
 @Naturel: No, it wasn't the point in the OP. It was an observation that weight is often made into a massive thing in this industry, when in actual fact, to a point, weight doesn't make that much difference.

It was an observation made into a point.
  • + 1
 Don't know about you guys, but there is no question I can feel a 2 lbs difference. To me, difference between a 28-29 lbs bike and a 30-31 lbs bike is very noticeable.
  • + 1
 @Billjohn6: For uphills, but what distance it is in enduro race, tens of meters, a hundred? On the other hand a bit heavier bike acts better, calmer and smoother while smashing down
  • + 16
 I would have liked to see them actually show the bike on a scale. I have my doubts about 29 lbs, unless its the old "we weighed it without pedals" routine.
  • + 1
 I have the same bike size large and mine does weigh 28 lbs with pedals i have carbon wheels though
  • + 9
 Ha! No kidding... Was thinking the same thing... no way that thing comes in at 29lbs with a size large frame, Float X2 at 170mm, Fox 36, super gravity magic mary's and wheels that weigh 1900+ grams. Not that I care... just get tired of seeing these fake weights...

Also Pinkbike's own "Field Test" review bike with much lighter EXO casing tires and 1700 gram carbon wheels weighed 30.2 lbs without pedals

www.pinkbike.com/news/field-test-pivot-firebird-29.html

Adam's bike probably weighs 32 to 33 lbs give or take...
  • + 8
 @biking435: Is it similar to the Field test bike with X01, carbon wheels, and EXO casing tires that weighed 31.2 lbs without pedals?

www.pinkbike.com/news/field-test-pivot-firebird-29.html

Now add these wheels and super gravity casing magic mary tires for a total extra of 1.5 pounds, plus pedals that are almost another pound... and there you've got your 33 to 34 pound bike.

Might want to weigh your bike again.

No one ever fully weighs every gram and everyone fudges... and then there are no bigger fudgers than manufacturers. If anyone is basing their weights off of what the manufacturer is telling you, throw that shit on a scale because you're fooling yourself!

A good way to check component weights is through the fanatik bike co site. They weigh all their parts and frames in each size (though they have limited frames).
  • + 2
 came here to say the same.
  • + 1
 @islandforlife: or gewichte.mtb-news.de
  • + 1
 @biking435: I'm gong to have to see a picture of the bike on the scale to believe you. How much does this frame weigh do you know ?
  • + 1
 @preston67: Don't know... I'd suggest getting your bike on a scale to check it out. Even a reasonable bathroom scale should be withing 0.1 or 0.2 of a pound and give you a pretty good idea. I just built a bike and using most of Fanatik's numbers (they have my frame in all sizes weighed), and an excel sheet, it came out to pretty much exactly what my bathroom scale tells me.
  • + 1
 @preston67: I can get you one later today. park hanging scale
mine is the x01 model with enve m60 wheels and 2.3 tires so yes it will be lighter than this one but it wont be too much different
  • + 0
 Yeah did they even weight it with the rider included? So ridiculous!
  • + 3
 29lb bikes dont finish stages.
  • + 1
 @biking435: Sounds good... and just for an fyi, 2.3 maxxis DHF and DHR II EXO casing tires are 1.3 pounds lighter than super gravity casing magic mary's.
  • + 1
 @xxsurlyxx: Exactly... my 30 lb bike didn't, but I made it 33 lbs and now it does.
  • + 15
 I can‘t see any grease. Is he building up the whole bike dry?
  • + 10
 They probably weighted the bike without the grease. Clever decision. In addition, he has a full support now, he doesn't even need to lube his chain, just replace it after 2 rides
  • + 4
 exact the same thought. this thing will be creaking after 1 ride.
  • + 13
 @2:43 Mind blown. I never knew...
  • + 4
 I never knew that either! Surely the cassette is 11-46t XT and not 48t as Shimano don't do a 48t cassette.
  • + 4
 @DirkPitt74: I'd happy if they just did a proper 11-46 instead of that crappy bolt "Lets save money and just strap a pie plate to the 11-42, instead of the 42 it'll be 46!" Lame. He should be running a SRAM or Sunrace cassette that was actually built for that range and not a shortcut to keep up.
  • + 1
 @Svinyard: Yup. The jump from the 46 to the next cog is so large, I'd just rather ride the 11-42 cassette.
  • + 7
 I really enjoyed learning more about lifting and workout routines Adam got. It seemed like that stuff made the biggest impact in his improvements. I would love to get an episode on what are his favorite lifts are at the gym, which lifts and workouts he's seen the biggest gains from and how that translates to riding.

For many of us office-bound weekend warriors, being able to focus on a few core moves in the gym (less time gym time the better!) and keep up with guys who ride every day of the week is crucial.
  • + 1
 Deadlift, benching, squats and ride your bike....
  • + 5
 The first episode will include a segment on Adam's training along with some baseline tests. Smile
  • + 8
 Can we get Adam to test positive for banned substances so we can get a first hand look at what, if anything, the EWS does about it?
  • + 9
 let's hear the story and review on those Unparrallel shoes!
  • + 6
 Bummed he won't be on the Ransom but so excited for the next season. I really want to know how he has a stages meter on the Ewings? I wasn't aware Stages was doing a powermeter for that crank.
  • + 1
 there's no stages on the crank arm- at least i couldn't see it on the video when slowed down, looks like they are doing the head unit and probably the training software
  • + 5
 @jhilly: after some googling it looks like they're offering the full crankset with the meter installed on the normal side. Just a cool $1500.....
  • + 6
 @briceps: Thats like half the cost of my Process 153....
  • + 1
 @briceps: yeah they do make one- 3:15 in the video though theres no stages on that arm, but the pic with the bike on the rack looks like there is on there, so maybe in the build video they just didnt have one available yet? Those things are crazy expensive though!
  • + 1
 £1700 here in the UK. I’ve put decent builds together for that!
  • + 2
 @werts: I only paid $1800 for a six month old Reign SX last fall. Pricing out his bike is ridiculous. Wonder if he's any faster on this than his personal race bike from 2017?
  • + 5
 All these comments make me think a series called "Actual Privateers" would also be very interesting to watch. Pick a range of self sponsored riders and follow them around for a season!!

But this series with Adam is awesome as it is even if the name is confusing to some...?
  • + 4
 Hi Pinkbike!

This is a great series, and I'm stoked to follow it this season.

If I may: One area that hasn't been explored is riding skills. From my perspective, Adam is a great rider but (like all humans) he can be better. I can see obvious areas of his technique that can be improved -- and they would make a significant difference.

If you're interested, I'll be happy to help.

Lee
lee@leelikesbikes.com
  • + 5
 Lol!
  • + 8
 Adam needs a woman team mate. Christina Chappppppppeeettttttaaaaa !
  • + 1
 Hell yeah.
  • + 6
 f*ck game of thrones. This is what we’ve all been waiting for.
  • + 3
 Adam is a really great value for sponsors, from this site alone! All of us dweebs watching Adam's struggle to improve, and looking fine while doing it with gear and bike! Good luck Adam, this has bee a great series.
  • + 5
 Doth my bleary daylight savings times eyes decivie me?! Do you other country people have this daylight savings time problem?
  • + 1
 UK changes end of March. We love it, super extended evenings and rides after work will be possible
  • + 1
 I don't recall it being a "problem" until people started crying about it recently. I'll gladly take the one hour hit in the middle of the weekend when I don't even notice it to get extra hour of sunlight to ride every day for the next half year.
  • + 5
 It’s painful to watch someone put a frame in a workstand with the headtube facing left.
  • + 2
 Couple of things, OK 3:
1) was surprised how little difference the so professional team backing improved his results last season - I think there are a lot of people selling snake oil, or new clothes to emperors...
2) would be cool to offer this experience out to a genuine "unknown" ie random pick from pinkbike members who entered a draw...
3) despite my comments on point 1, I really enjoyed the series, and glad they've bought it back.
  • + 0
 Agreed, #2, EWS For a Day, or Season, or whatever... I'd kill for that!
Compare mortals to Hill, Maes, etc.. Big Grin
  • + 4
 I've found that for me this bike building video was disturbingly satisfying.
  • + 1
 You all may not have noticed, but my keen super senses note he's sponsored by Deity, Hope, Stan's and Cane Creek as well... None of you probably caught any if that since it was so subtle. But trust me on this....





Smile The firebird is sweet, but I wished he'd have continued on the Ransom just for the continuity. Course, pro's do switch teams/sponsors sometimes abruptly/little time in, so it's still relevant. But now if there's a dramatic change in his performance we'll wonder if it's the bike, continued experience, his injury, etc.

I got to get a real bearing press someday....
  • + 1
 "Not so F*cking Loose Adam"

Famous quote from our fav mentor in the first season.

I do hope Adam gets to do more rounds of EWS this season as he had a limited season last year and I think that would also useful to him and The Privateer series.

And remember - Slow is Fast Big Grin
  • + 5
 When is the first episode?? I need it in my life.
  • + 2
 yes adam a sick rig this year one of the most genuine people spoke to him last year on hear about what tyres he was running and looks like he is back on schwalbe give me the information i needed top lad
  • + 2
 I am so glad the privateer is back, I think Adam is such a good rider after this he should not be a privateer anymore. great series.
  • + 4
 Only 180mm rear rotor? Guess he's racing XC this season.
  • + 3
 Am I the only one nervous about how little grease was used? 1 ride and creaaaaak.
  • + 2
 The bike was stripper and rebuild to race spec the next day. In the video their is no anti sieze on the cranks, but in the pics you can see it.
  • + 2
 New vehicle and a new bike. That always changes one's outlook on life. I look forward to what Todd Schumlick says this round.
  • + 3
 Pretty sure those are soft not ultra soft unless Schwalbe changed their color schemes for compounds. Awesome build though!
  • + 4
 Maaaaate how the f*ck are you gonna carry yer water bottle? Bahhaha
  • + 4
 Truly a dream bike. Firebird is really gorgeous.
  • + 3
 Where is the fox service center in vancouver? I couldn't find anything on Google.
  • + 1
 Suspensionwerx?
  • + 0
 Yes, Suspensionwerx. Quick turnaround, lots of tuning options, and they service pretty much all brands that aren't Sram.
  • + 2
 On the side of Burnaby Mountain. Fox, Marzocchi, Race Face and Easton are all in one big complex.
  • + 1
 @nathanbalsdon: Do they service at that location though? I know that's their HQ, but I'm not sure Joe Public can have their maintenance done. I could be wrong.
  • + 3
 @mammal: The official Fox Canada service center is there ( and is where this video was shot... ). RAs can be requested through Ridefox.com and drop offs are welcome.
  • + 2
 @nathanbalsdon: I was asking because I need my float x2 serviced. Would rather take it directly to fox. Thanks for the info, I'll send them an email
  • + 2
 Privateer and rocking eeWings?? You can afford that extra slice of avocado toast!! Best wishes for a great season!!!
  • + 1
 Met him at tiger mtn enduro last year, nice dude. Wonder if he will be there again next month? Now why a 12x157 rear wheel?? Did they mean 12x148? Size tires?
  • + 1
 Hopefully he isn't as whiny and emo this year and actually shuts his mouth long enough to absorb what the folks helping him are saying.
  • + 1
 Can we do me next season? Overweight, beer loving, 40 year old who just had his first kid. It would be entertaining I promise.
  • + 1
 Power meter on an enduro bike ? What's the point ? I don't get it....
On a road bike, for sure, on a XCO bike, why not (but that's dull as well), but here... seriously.
  • + 1
 Make sure you put some grease, thread lock and oil on before riding, after watching one dry bike build!! Good luck for the season!!
  • + 2
 Is it spring yet???

and Shimano still does 11spd ? I need that cassette if they do LOL .
  • + 4
 not m4 calipers.
  • + 3
 Yeah I was going to say. Hope doesn’t make M4s anymore. Probably E4 or V4
  • + 3
 Pivot. so sick. bike looks killer
  • + 2
 Nice build, would like some of those Ti cranks do they come in 24mm axel??
  • + 2
 This is such a fun series to watch. Really pumped about this.
  • + 2
 Great way to burn the down payment for a house ????????‍♂️
  • + 2
 looking forward to this adam! great job last year man! love the series
  • + 2
 That's a rad setup! Stoked for this next season!
  • + 2
 No 12sp? No 800mm hadlebars? :-D cool
  • + 1
 Major OCD error going on; Schwalbe logo not aligned with tubeless valve. Apart from that: sweeeeet bike
  • + 1
 Stoked for this series. Also glad he god rid of those god awful red knee pads.
  • + 3
 wooooooo! love this
  • + 2
 Go ahead and take that headset back apart and put some grease on it.
  • + 1
 Sick bike and amazed by the weight or lack thereof. Tools and shop are sick too.
  • + 2
 Was any grease even used?
  • + 2
 yeah cool bike but those Beta 951s.... best damn allens on the market.
  • + 3
 Yeahhhhhhhhh
  • + 2
 Adams dream bike, or every mountain bikers dream bike?
  • + 2
 Dude didnt put a drop of grease on that headset...
  • + 1
 Next year: taking an average MAMIL and getting him a place on a Pro road team...
  • + 1
 Anyone know how tall Adam is? Always figured he was on XLs.
  • + 2
 Good luck Adam!
  • + 1
 Episode 3 - Bike rebuild this time with grease
  • + 1
 Wow, that's a lot of names dropping. No shame being a pro.
  • + 1
 What is needed for a hex key here?
  • + 1
 Adam again? Shit, this man is so boring.
  • + 1
 Brakes are run backwards.Shifter is on the wrong side too.
  • + 9
 Brakes and shifter are the right way round.
  • + 8
 wait, does 'Murica also run the shifter on the wrong side too? Well bugger me sideways I had no idea
  • + 0
 Shifter is on the right(as in other left) side. Does anybody run it on the left? The lever on the left side is the dropper. Brakes are moto style or euro or whatever you want to call it. I like to call it OTB style.
  • + 1
 @abalian: Brakes are Pommy Side. Same as anyu country that drives on the LHS of the road. Developed from allowing rear brake to be in hand that was not needed to signal a turn across oncoming traffic.

I like it as it also has the Front Brake lever on the same side as a motorbike.
  • + 1
 @gnarterrorist: thanks, always wondered why it was different in UK to US / Europe etc
  • + 1
 @Captain1Eye: Yea, I was talking about crossing the cables over the HT, i realize now in retrospect that was communicated poorly.
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 Crap, frame feels too cramped, can we build it back up in the large?
  • + 1
 Clever to build up a bike without grease ????
  • + 1
 I wish my garage was that clean
  • + 0
 Is adam's cockpit backwards or is he wheeling while holding his finger over front brake??
  • + 1
 I've finally found something to get me off "rate my plate"
  • + 1
 What's with all the hate? Nobody is forcing anyone to watch!
  • + 2
 Yeeeewwww!
  • + 1
 I hope season 2 is your best yet. I look forward to these.
  • + 1
 Was it the music or did I just enjoy watching that?
  • + 1
 Are Fox suspension and Fox clothing under the same corporation?
  • + 1
 No
  • + 2
 Best of luck Adam!!!
  • + 1
 i wonder if he still has the brake squeaking minivan Smile
  • + 1
 the sponsored privateer? lol
  • + 0
 watched the build vdieo cringed so hard at the bare hands on the rotor
  • + 0
 You lost me at Fox Transfer remote.
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