Gazzy B is a man of few words, one who’d rather let his riding do the talking. But don’t mistake his laid-back manner for someone who doesn’t care about his bike and set-up. In fact it’s quite the opposite! He is completely tuned in to his bike, how it feels under him and is always searching for something better in terms of feel and speed.
Gareth first tried out one of our staff GeoMetron bikes whilst out for a shoot creating some content for Trailhead bike shop in Shropshire. He has always been a friend of Geometron’s, but that day we were using him purely as a riding model who can throw a bike sideways and do it well! The bike he used for the shoot was a medium G13, completely stock, and even though it was way too small for him he absolutely loved it. Before long we got him his own G13 LT with an EXT Storia and his own Ohlins fork. We set him up with the longer travel version EXT shock, so with 148mm travel on the back and 150mm upfront he was soon testing out at the soon-to-be-open Dyfi bike park, keeping up with other World Cup DH riders on full-blown downhill bikes!! He was happy.
Gareth Brewins Bike Specification Check.
Frame: Geometron G13 LT (long shock option with EXT Storia to 148mm, offset bushes fitted to bring geometry back in line.
Fork: Ohlins RFX 36 Coil fork 29” 150mm
Rear Shock: EXT Storia
Wheelset: Hope Tech Enduro 29”
Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary front, Hans Dampf rear.
Brakes: Hope E4
Crank: Hope with direct ring 32t
Drivetrain: Shimano XT
Chain Device: Unite Components
Stem: Renthal 50mm Apex
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Alu 30mm rise
Grip: Renthal ultra tacky Traction grips
Seat clamp: Hope
Pedals: Crank Brothers Stamp
As the months have gone on, Gareth has been trying various setup options with Chris and Marcel from GeoMetron/Mojo Rising. The latest version of his bike is fitted with the new MORC 40 Mojo Offset Reduction Crown system, offering him 170mm upfront but keeping the handling how he likes it.
‘But what’s next?’ I hear you ask. Well Chris has plans for getting him on a G15 soon or maybe something completely new….. We would like to say a big thanks to Gareth for his input.
Words: Sandy Plenty
Images: Sandy Plenty & Sven Martin