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Bike Check

We’ve got another Bike Check for you here. This time it’s NPS 4X racer, Christian ‘Hatch’ Hatcher’s Last Rufus. If you make it to the National Champs at the weekend, you might see him take the Masters title on this bad boy. Here’s what Hatch has to say about it…

I had one days practice on it prior to Rnd 4 NPS 4X where I finished 3rd in Masters. This is my new 4X race bike sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drinks, Last Bikes, Funn Components, looking for a race kit sponsor…

Frame – Last Rufus 4130 frame in Scarab Black (black/glitter gold/green flick)
Forks – Fox F100 100mm travel
Brakes – Funn Drop-in brakes 160mm front and rear
Bars – Funn Full-On 710mm wide, 30mm rise bars
Stem – Funn Serial MX stem
Grips – Funn Combat grips
Seat Post – Funn Splined V3
Saddle – Funn Skinny RL saddle
Pedals – Funn Soljam Viper/Shimano SPD
Chainring – Funn Hooka DH 36T
Cranks – Shimano XT 175mm
Headset – Chris King
B/B – Chris King
Wheels – Chris King ISO 32h hubs on DtSwiss 5.1
Shifter – Sram X0 shifter with custom up-shift lever
Rear Mech – Sram X0 super short
Cassette – Shimano Durace Ti
Chain – KMC SL
Chain Device – E-Thirteen LG1
Tyres – Maxxis various tyres

Info: 67.8 deg head angle on a 100mm fork, low b/b, super short back end (toolless adjustable wheelbase via dropouts), decent length top tube 22.25″ horizontal – 21.75″ sloped.

Ride: Planted in corners, stable at speed, easiest bike I’ve ever had to manual, quick out of the gate, very balanced, light for a steel frame.



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