Bike set up is always a difficult area to negotiate with new trends, industry opinions and your own style/preferences changing – with all the advice & options that are available, how do you know what to go with?
The interesting bit about this promotional clip is that you don’t just see Ratboy thrashing trails, you get to hear him talking about why he opted for a 38mm rise and realise that even the elite riders get caught up in trends and fads.
Ultimately, his decision came down to what felt right to him so, the take away message here is, go with your gut and what you feel is right and comfortable for you. If people question it then thank them for their time and keep doing what you’re doing.
If you’re going to take the time to practice, practice like the elite.