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Bike Check: Oisin O'Callaghan's New YT Tues Race Bike - Fort William World Cup DH 2024

May 3, 2024 at 2:01
by Ed Spratt  


After securing his first elite World Cup win in Snowshoe last year and ending the season sitting 17th overall, Oisin O'Callaghan is on the hunt for more success in 2024. To kick off the year he is riding the fresh MK4 version of YT's Tues downhill bike launched this week after being hidden under a cover for the last few months.

As riders prepared to get between the tape for the first World Cup of the season, we grabbed the details on Oisin's setup for the updated Fort William course.

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Bike Details:
Frame: YT Tues 29" / Size: Large (XL chainstay in Long position, Works headset in +6mm)
Fork: Fox 40 (94psi / 4 Tokens / HSC 7 / LSC 11 / HSR 6 / LSR 8 )
Shock: Fox DHX2 (475lbs spring / HSC 7 / LSC 8 / HSR 4 / LSR 10 )
Wheels: Crankbrother Synthesis DH w/ i9 Hydra
Tires: Continental Kryptotal Front/Rear 29”x2.4 - 23/26psi
Brakes: TRP Prototype (220mm TRP Rotors)
Drivetrain: TRP EVO-7 with Ochain
Bars: Renthal (30mm Rise / 770mm Width)
Stem: Renthal Integra 35 (0mm Rise / 45mm Length)
Grips: Renthal Super Tacky
Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet DH
Saddle: SDG I-Beam



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A fresh new frame for the kick-off of the 2024 season.

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With a free choice of componentry under the YT Mob program, Oisin is running a full Renthal cockpit.

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Unlike Vali Holl's SRAM setup, Oisin is running the TRP EVO-7 drivetrain with an Ochain device.

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The popular Crankbrothers Mallet DH are the pedals of choice for Oisin.

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The new Fox gold forks and the TRP brakes are a very close colour match.

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We were told that Oisin is running a prototype brake from TRP although no details on what is new were shared with us.

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Oisin is running his race bike this weekend in the full 29" wheel setup.

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Some extra weights have been added to the downtube of Oisin's Tues.

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A rare sighting of the SDG I-Beam

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41 Comments
  • 18 1
 Sweet! So happy to be seeing DH bike reviews again! Let’s go Fort Bill. Now if there was only a way I could watch the race in my country…
  • 2 0
 Have you tried a VPN?
  • 2 5
 @Bad-Mechanic: VPN to pay for access via other countries is risky business
  • 2 0
 Flo Sports in Canada.
  • 2 1
 FloBikes
  • 2 0
 @agvlt: This is what I was waiting for. You are a gentleman and a scholar.
  • 1 0
 I'm hoping O'Chain O'Callaghan has a great season!
  • 12 0
 Gorgeous bike. First bike where the gold fork doesn't look completely out of place. Crazy to see conti take over these past few years. You see more contis than maxxis almost.
  • 4 0
 Without at least the riders height and weight what is the point of all the HSC etc settings? Some of us would probably find that information useful then but without it even the bike size is a pointless detail.
  • 6 0
 That grip looks dope
  • 1 0
 I think it’s just a grip cover to keep oil and grease off them while the mechanic works on the bike. I seem to remember Renthal has been selling them for a while now
  • 4 0
 Going all gold made Fox's premium offering look like a cheap knock-off offering.
  • 4 0
 All that gold gives me 90s pimped out Camry vibes...
  • 1 0
 Rare sighting of i-Beam saddle? Have they fallen out of favor? I seem to remember them being a big thing when they came out.... I have one on my Tues but a Thomson and WTB on my Intense...
  • 2 0
 there aren't any compatible dropper posts, and dropper posts are more preference-based than static seat posts
  • 2 0
 I've had one I-beam saddle and it was rock hard and uncomfortable because there's zero flex in the body like a saddle that has rails. Coincidentally it was on the YT Tues I bought in around 2012.
  • 2 0
 I used to love my ibeam saddles, super comfy. Shame droppers pretty much killed then off
  • 3 0
 I find seeing folks add weight to their bikes super interesting.
  • 24 0
 most folks i see on my local trails do this via IPAs in the form of a spare tire.
  • 2 0
 @Struggleteam: haha. Are we considering that sprung or unsprung weight?
  • 3 1
 Have to wonder if this revelation came about partly do to e-bikes having weight low down by the bb and how it alters suspension kinematics in a favorable way through the rough and corners. Controversial opinion I know. Grumble, grumble f*ck e-bikes!
  • 2 0
 @robito: sprung but only if your into dad bods.
  • 1 0
 @Struggleteam: Hey, go easy, man cannot live on bread alone.
  • 2 0
 I've been just kinda okay with the gold forks on some of these bikes but HUBBA-HUBBA, that bike is hot.
  • 3 0
 50 shades of gold
  • 1 0
 Can't figure out how those are new brakes - they look identical to the current TRP DH-R Evo.
  • 1 0
 Take a look at those levers.
  • 1 1
 @reilly: keep your opinions to yourself.
  • 2 0
 It's "free rein", guys and gals.
  • 1 0
 That is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  • 1 1
 For all the "free reign" builds its all very sponsor correct. (No overlap with competitors.)
  • 2 0
 Except for those sneaky Shimano brake hoses
  • 1 0
 @reilly: Sherlock here in the comments.
  • 1 0
 Beautiful!
  • 1 0
 New Tues (Day)
  • 1 0
 Really pretty bike.
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