Tom Kilcoyne’s Partymaster – Bikecheck & Video

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It is no secret that we’ve been fans of Tom Kilcoyne’s riding for quite some time now, so when he told us he wanted to get himself a Partymaster frame, we were stoked! Out of the UK, Tom has been shredding the streets for years and seems to never stop. Everything he releases brings a breath of fresh air to a sport where barspins and tailwhips are usually dominating the field, and it’s beautiful to see. For his new build, Tom Kilcoyne put together a raw Partymaster along with Jeremy Menduni’s signature rigid fork from Altruiste Bikes, the 613. There is something mesmerizing in the way the frame and forks blend together, making for one of the cleanest builds one could ask for. Check out the quick video above where Tom takes his new Partymaster on a casual night ride around his neighborhood, and scroll down for all the specs and photos of his new build mixed with a few words from the man himself.

Photos and Video by Kieran Cooper (@kierancooperphoto)

Specs

Frame: The Rise Partymaster
Fork: Altruiste Bikes 613 fork
Bars: Pridestreet Profit Bar 89
Stem: Pridestreet Friction Stem
Headset: Cane creek
Grips: S&M Hoder Grips
Front Wheel: Odyssey quartet front hub on Dartmoor rim
Back Wheel: NS bikes Rotary on a Dartmoor rim
Front Tire: Maxxis DTH 2.3″
Rear Tire: Bombtrack 2.2″
Cranks: Pridestreet Atlas Cranks
Sprocket: Season 23t
Chain: Cult
Pedals: Shadow
Seat: Shadow Penumbra Barraco
Seatpost: Pivotal

“This setup is an absolute game changer, my bike has never felt so solid. After years of forks and frames not holding up well, to finally have something that feels strong and take some abuse is perfect. The weld details and finish are beautiful. Super short back end and a little bit longer top tube make it feel so good for spinning and whips. After hearing about JJ’s crash with a set of rigids breaking on him I’ve lived with the paranoia of the same thing happening to me! Altruiste have dealt with this perfectly by beefing up the steerer tube and legs giving me a lot more confidence in my bike. I’m coming back from dislocating and breaking my elbow in January last year and I’m so happy to be having fun and feeling comfortable on the bike again. I work full time as a structural engineer working long days, meaning nights are the time to ride and the motivation is high.

Honestly can’t say enough good things about the frame and forks, you guys killed it. Shout out to you boys for keeping MTB Street real, Pride street for killing the parts game and Plussizebmx for the constant support. “

– Tom Kilcoyne

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