Bike Check: Carson Storch's Propain Spindrift CF

Oct 10, 2023 at 17:09
by Matt Beer  

Talking about Rampage success without mentioning Carson Storch would be a dishonor to his career - this will be his ninth consecutive appearance at the iconic freeride event. Since his debute in the desert, he's been spinning 360's off of monumental cliffs and the bike he's built this year is a Propain Spindrift CF.

Like his Propain counterpart Clemens Kaudela, he's chose the 180mm travel model and not the Rage downhill bike. Carson has also opted for 27.5" wheels, except this stormy blue paint job is sprayed over top of carbon fiber tubing and touts a 200mm fork up front.

Carson Storch's Propain Spindrift CF
Frame: Propain Spindrift CF, size M
Fork: SR Suntour RUX 200mm (custom progressive tune, 115 PSI)
Shock: SR Suntour Voro Coil (650lb Titan Spring, custom progressive tune)
Wheels: DT Swiss FR 1500 27.5" front & rear
Tires: Michelin DH22 front (32 PSI), Michelin DH34 rear (36 PSI)
Drivetrain: Shimano Saint
Brakes: Shimano Saint, 200mm front and 180mm rotors
Cockpit: Title AH1 (25 mm rise, 780 mm width), Title DM1 stem, Sensus Swayze lock-on
Saddle & post: Title JS1 and CP1
Pedals: Sensus Crue

Ride the lightning - a classic airbrushed theme that never gets old.

Details- Carson Storch s Custom Propain Spindrift CF.
Details- Carson Storch s Custom Propain Spindrift CF.

Even with that 650 lb spring, I figured Carson will find the end of the travel when it's time to drop.


A friendly reminder who's waiting for him after a run down Rampage.

Details- Carson Storch s Custom Propain Spindrift CF.

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  • 29 0
 There’s a human acting ridiculous behind the camera and many unused shots, to get a good Boxer portrait
  • 3 2
 The dog is photoshopped.
  • 2 0
 @cowboyray: you made me look and now that entire pic looks photoshopped to me. Nothing is real!
  • 11 0
 There’s no way he’s riding rampage with his dog on the bike.
  • 7 0
 I was just thinking about scoring those Sensus pedals. Looks shweet
  • 6 0
 They come pre-blood spattered!
  • 2 0
 @sspiff: with my riding style they’ll just be just plain ole red within a week
  • 2 0
 So sick, making me want to put a dual crown on my Spindrift just for the hell of it lol
  • 1 0
 Hm is it the 27.5 frame oder the mullet frame as a base? (to not change the geo too much with that 200mm fork)
  • 1 0
 Double crowns have very similar if not lower stack heights than single crowns. So the geo is not radically impacted
  • 3 1
 Looks dope. Cute dog too.
  • 2 0
 Ride That Lightening - Channel Cliff Burton when sending that Cliff
  • 2 0
 Needs a Metallica type Mcgazza sticker on it.....
  • 1 0
 It’d be fun to modify the downtube logos to
Say “rogain” . I’m gonna do it!
  • 1 0
 Nice pooch
  • 1 1
 What rear shock is he useing ?never seen it befor
  • 1 0
 Nice paintjob
  • 1 0
 Rampage Trail Dog!
  • 1 2
 Why DH34 at the rear and DH22 at the front?
  • 4 0
 More grip up front, less rolling resistance in the back?
  • 2 0
 @captbennett: ^^^ This
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