When looking to upgrade your mountain bike the first thing that you would usually go for is wheels. We all want the edge when it come to our XC bikes. We want them fast, light weight and most of all durable. My Intense Sniper has been one of my favorite bike in my quiver and after last year’s accident at Big bear I have been working hard to get my endurance and fitness back to a place that I can be satisfied with. I signed up for the first round of the Quick N’ Dirty summer series and after warming up I was greeted by Paul Cusick from Spinergy wheels. Paul asked me right away if I was interested in trying some wheels and I honestly was reluctant because my production Intense carbon wheels have been bullet proof for me. What got me interested was the fact growing up training Spinergy wheels had some of the best athletes with a forward thinking look.
I reached back out to Paul the Monday after the race and placed an order for some 29er LX wheels. I like to personalize my bikes as much as I can without compromising the performance of the bike, so being able order my Spinergy wheels with a custom spoke and sticker combo was an added bonus for my quirky bike fashion. I added some Peaty’s valve stems, and sealant using of course Maxxis Ikon 2.35 tires.
On the trail