Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum
Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum has been very good to him. He dominated the last half of the 2016 season and lines up at Lourdes this year with the number two plate and is the crowd favorite as the one man who can dethrone Aaron Gwin. PB photographer Ross Bell photographed Hart's Summum in the pits as Hart's mechanic, Christian Schindler, was finishing up the build, where he got the inside line on Danny's component selection and bike setup.
165mm Shimano Saint cranks, e*thirteen LG1 guide and Crankbrothers' new DH Race pedals.
Saint calipers with finned brake pads. Hart prefers to use 203mm rotors all 'round.
11 x 25 cassette with the larger three cogs blocked out. The chain is as short as possible.
Danny has small hands, so he sets his levers very close to the handlebar grips.
Hart's biggest switch this season is from SRAM to Shimano. Tip to toe Saint drivetrain and braking components, with 165mm crankarms and an e*thirteen chain guide. Fox remains on board for suspension—with modified internals for 2017, and Hart will be rolling on Maxxis tires on DT Swiss aluminum wheels. A close look at his bike gives the impression that Hart's setup is all about consistency, and in fact, mechanic Christian Schindler says that Danny prefers to use one suspension tune for almost every venue throughout the season.
Hart also switched from SRAM's Quarq to a Stages Power Meter. The compact Stages sensor is glued to the inside of the left crankarm.
70 psi and a new, secret damper. Five volume spacers.
450-pound spring, also with secret internals.
Personalized anti-mud mask on the arch.
Velcro is applied anywhere the chain can make noise.
Renthal Super Tacky grips wired on, without glue.
Low crown—only one, 10mm spacer.
Danny runs his saddle as low as he can.
Renthal Carbon bar with a custom, 9-degree back-sweep
DT Swiss EX 471 aluminum wheels...
...And Maxxis Shorty tires, at least for now.
Mondraker's Summum has to be one of the better-looking bikes on the World Cup circuit.