Bike Check: DJ Brandt's Nukeproof Giga Freeride Bike
When DJ Brandt first announced that he’ll be riding with us, there was quite a stir in the comments section.
A number of eagle-eyed readers saw dual crown forks on DJ’s bike and asked the question: can you install a dual crown fork on the Giga and still be covered by warranty? The answer is yes*.
When he built up his Nukeproof Giga for Freeride Fiesta, DJ decided to run a 200mm fork to prepare his super enduro race bike for the biggest hits at the bike park or freeride session. Let’s take a closer look at his unique setup.
DJ Brandt’s Giga carbon 297
Frame: Giga Carbon 297
Flip chip in progressive setting
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber 58, 203mm travel
90 psi, 7 volume reducers, middle rebound and 3 clicks compression
Shock: Marzocchi Bomber Air
270 psi, compression and rebound set to match fork
Drivetrain: Shimano Saint
Brakes: Shimano Saint
Front wheel: RaceFace Atlas 275
Rear wheel: RaceFace Turbine 275
Front tire: Kenda Pinner 2.4x27.5
Rear tire: Kenda Prototype 2.4x27.5
Crankset: Shimano Saint, 170mm arms
Bars: RaceFace Atlas, 780mm
Stem: RaceFace Atlas Direct Mount
Saddle: SDG Errant Howla
Grips: Sensus Lite
Pedals: Sensus Crue
good vibes only.
that white frame hits different in the desert.
Marzocchi bomber 58 up front, marzocchi bomber air out back.
27.5 raceface wheels front and rear for maximum fun.
DJ appreciates the progressivity of the frame with the flip chip in its progressive setting.
CAN't go wrong with SAINT.
SDG ERRANT saddle for a personalized touch.
*If you'd like to install a dual-crown fork on your Giga, take a look at our How To Guides.
We can’t wait to see more of this rig being put through its paces as DJ pushes the progress of mountain bike stunts to the next level. The sky’s the limit.