Bikecheck: Aidan Horn’s Partymaster

Aidan Horn - The Rise Partymaster MTB Frame

While recovering from a broken scaphoid for the last 5 months, Aidan took his time and built himself one of the nicest Partymasters we've seen so far. He's been back on the bike for a few weeks now and even thought he has to take it easy at first, the dude already kills it. His new ride is so damn clean and believe it or not, it weights in at only 20.8 lbs! Here's a few words from Aidan about his new setup, and in case you're wondering how it's possible to build such a light bike without compromising on strenght and reliability, keep reading below for a full specs list along with pictures.

"The Partymaster Frame is beyond expectation, I hopped on and didn't feel like I needed to get used to it, I felt comfortable and I was stoked about that. Gabbo (Altruiste bikes) did a great job because it feels so stiff, so strong, geo is as close as I could call perfect. The 44mm headtube allows me to run tapered forks making the bike feel super strong up front. The Mid BB also makes my life easier, hopefully I won't need to replace BB's every 2 months now. Stoked to have my name stamped into the dropouts too, and also a nice touch was that it also has the date that my Dad passed away stamped into it so the frame has a special value to me!

I'm currently running tubeless, it makes sense since Industry Nine wheels come with a valve and sealant rim tape, saves a shit load of weight too. My wheels have custom rim stickers and hub lasering with my name and The Rise logo on the hubshell, couldn't be happier with them. I put griptape on my cranks as always, my post is cut as short as possible and i've decided to try out a Vocal DRS device to help keep my cranks in place.

I just want to thank the whole The Rise crew for being badass and having my back no matter what, stoked for the next chapter! Huge thanks to Joe Haley and the rest of the Industry Nine crew for allowing me to ride the best wheels planet earth has ever seen, couldn't be happier to have their support. Thank you to Dmitry from Pride Street for hooking me up with lots of solid parts to finish my bike off; glad to be working with them this season. Final shoutout to SD for the seatpost I stole from him in 2011, and Murlcat for being a fucking boss mechanic."

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Forks: Rockshox Pike DJ 2016
Headset: Hope
Bars: Pride Street Profit bar 3"
Stem: Pride Street Friction
Grips: Vans x Cult waffle
Bar Ends: Animal
Wheels: Industry Nine Torch Enduro
Tyres: Resist Nomads
Cranks: Pride Street Atlas
Sprocket: Pride Street Imperial 28t (12t rear)
BB: Vocal 22mm mid
Chain: KMC
Pedals: Premium slim plastic
Seat: Pride Street mad seat
Post: OnOne
Weight: 20.8lbs


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