Advent Giveaway: The Smash


Win this bike!

Today’s your lucky day, punk! We built up a really special one-off The Smash with some help from a few of our friends and are giving it away to one lucky Pinkbike reader. Since we’re stoked on rad gear that’s made here, we put together as close to a made-in-America build as possible.

Below are the specs on The Smash if you don’t have your cliff’s notes handy:

Standout Components:

Shock: Push Industries ElevenSix

Located just about an hour north of the GG Shredquarters is PUSH Industries. PUSH’s army of CNC machines pumps out premium shocks that are all custom-tuned for your riding style and your bike. Unlike other shocks that are designed around a single compression circuit with a lockout lever, the ElevenSix offers two independent compression circuits, each with high and low speed adjusters and a mode switch to adjust between the two. Set one for descending and one for climbing like you’re used to or go wild with a chunder mode and flow mode or a jump mode and trail mode.

PUSH ElevenSix

Fork: MRP Ribbon Coil

MRP calls Grand Junction, CO their home which allows for easy testing along the varied terrain between the Western Slope of the Rockies and Moab, Utah. Having access to everything from wide-open high-country terrain to ledgy desert riding means that their team has to design suspension that’s flexible enough for whatever riding you’re into. The Ribbon won the Pinkbike Suspension Product of the Year in 2017 and the coil spring adds the supple and predictable feel to be expected from coil suspension. Not to be outshined by their suspension but MRP is also an expert and chain retention and we're including an AMg chain guide to keep your drivetrain locked down on the rowdiest descents.

MRP Ribbon Coil


Wheels and Stem: Industry Nine 1/1 Enduro and A35

Industry Nine hails from Western Carolina right on the outskirts of a little forest known as the Pisgah. Similar to ourselves, PUSH, and MRP, Industry Nine operate an aerospace-quality machining operation cranking out hubs, spokes, and stems along with having a full ano-lab which encourages their riders to customize their bikes with a rainbow of eccentric colors. Their new 1/1 wheels cram a ton of performance into a more affordable package and work well for road warriors since the hubs and rims accept standard steel spokes. The A35 stem is machined from a single piece of billet aluminum and machined for excellence. The humble stem doesn’t have a hard job but it’s often hard to look this good.

Industry Nine 1/1

Industry Nine A35

Seatpost: SDG Tellis

Our buddies at SDG worked tirelessly for several years to develop a reliable and cost-effective dropper post and the results speak for themselves. The Tellis post is standard issue on our bikes and has proven reliable over the long haul, with many of the posts on demo and employee bikes lasting years without any trouble (sometimes we’re lucky enough to test prototype parts).

SDG Tellis

Tires: Maxxis Assegai and Minion DHRII

Just run a Minion. That mantra has been repeated countless times and Maxxis enjoys its success as the top tire manufacturer through heavy R&D capabilities and testing with the fastest riders in every off-road discipline. The Assegai seemingly came out of nowhere and quickly became a staff favorite front tire and is typically paired with a Minion DHRII rear tire to maintain rolling efficiency on the trail.

Maxxis Minion DHRII

Drivetrain and Brakes: Winner's Choice

Pick your drivetrain and be a jerk about it (GX Eagle or XT). Do the same with your brakes (Code R or XT). We're pumped to build the bike you want to ride, outfitted with the best parts from our partners.

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