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Remy Metallier’s Cube Two15 | GMBN Pro Bikes

October 7, 2019

– We’re here in Whistler and we’re checkin’ out Remy
Metailler’s Cube Two15 pro bike. (exciting techno music) The hull of the bike is
an an aluminium frame. It’s a size medium and it’s
running a 63 degree head angle and a 450 milometers reach. Out back is a 436 milometer chainstay and the whole wheel base is 1221 milometers. Keeping rear end suspended
is a DVO Jade shock and it’s running a 450 pound spring. It’s a tight spring on this bike. Remy likes to run it with
quite a bit of compression to cope with the sort of riding he does. Interesting, it doesn’t
run too much rebound on a day to day basis, only
really for those big hits in the special stunts he does. It’s running 22% sag, out back. Up front, he doesn’t
really monitor the sag. It’s all done by feel. The fork itself is DVO Onyx prototype, running 200 milometers of travel. There’s Boost spacing up front with a proper 20 mil. bolt for the axle. Up at the business end of the bike, Remy’s running a Race Face carbon bar. That’s a 755 mil. width
with a 35 mil. rise. He prefers a carbon over
alloy just for the flex and comfort it gives for
the harsh riding he does. It’s a Race Face Atlas 50 mil. Stem and he runs it with a single
spacer underneath the top crown The fork’s dropped as much
as it can for maximum height. Got ODI lock-ons and it’s
got a TRP Quadiem brakes which is the same model as
made famous now by Aaron Gwin. It’s a seven speed transmission on here, based around the E13 cassette and it’s got a tiny nine tooth sprocket on the bottom, ranging up to a 21 tooth. It’s a KMC 11 speed chain, wrapped around a 34 tooth
Race Face chain ring. The cranks he runs are
carbon and they’re 170 mil. That’s something cool we’re
gonna ask him about in a minute. He’s running X2 pedals on there. As you might notice he’s
only running pins in the back of the pedal as well. That’s something cool
we’re gonna pick up on Another cool fact, he’s
only running a chain guard on the top, so there’s
less friction in that. He’s never lost a chain. He doesn’t feel the need
to have a lower guide. There’s a carbon fibre Race
Face i-beam star seatpost on here and it’s fully
slammed in the frame. The Race Face Atlas saddle. The saddle itself’s really cool. It’s got a Garbanzo graphic for Whistler Bike Park on the top. Remy’s cut this section out of the back to avoid tired butts. He’s also got the saddle pitched
up quite a lot at the front That’s so he can pinch
it between the knees with a bit more comfort and stability. Keeping the bike rolling along, are E Thirteen LG1+ carbon wheels. Up front is Boost spacings,
that’s 110, out back is 157. They’re sew-up, tubeless and they’re running on
Maxxis DHR and DHF Tyres. It’s running 29 pounds in
rear and 26 on the front. That’s pretty standard, but it will very depending on exactly where
he’s riding and the conditions. Okay, Remy, with your riding style, on all the crazy videos you do
those insane jumps and lines, first, we really wanna
know about your suspension, how you set it up. You said that you run it
with 22 percent sag out back. Tell me a little bit more
about rebound damping. You need a hell of a lot of
control for the way you ride. – Yeah, I have very little sag. What I normally do,
especially on that bike, but every other bike I had before, I normally run a lot of
high speed compression. It’s almost fully closed on this one. Depending on what I do, I
close the rebound quite a lot. Closing the rebound gets
you, I feel, more control. If you get very big landings
or successive landings a bit of a slower rebound
would help you to keep control. On my everyday riding, I ride, I’ll say, regular to fast rebound. If I want to do just one special gap or something like Rampage,
I’m gonna run a slower rebound than usually. – How does this work with the front? You said that you don’t tend to run sag or pay attention to
the actual sag setting, you just do it by feel is that correct? – Yeah. I do by feel. When I get a new fork, this is
a prototype, so when I got it in order to set it up, I put the pressure, I just try on the parking,
see if that feels right. Then I go riding and I start by pressures, the first thing I do is making sure I can use the full length of, like, the full
travel of the suspension when I actually need it. Even though I like to really have issue to use the
last centimetre of travel. I like to keep it for really ex– – Real ramp up. – Yeah, so once this… When I consider I have the right pressure I control the progressivity of suspension with the volume spacer,
so inside that cap. Once I’m happy with the
progressivity and the pressure I play with high speed
and low speed compression. Especially on that fork,
it’s very easy adjustment, has seven clicks of low speed and obviously more on the high speed. For the rebounds I make sure
that the front is matching with the rear and the rebound
depend lot on the pressure. – Do you very the settings
depending on what you’re riding? The bike park or Rampage, maybe? – Yeah, exactly, so my
setting for my everyday riding like jumps and technical is
very different from Rampage. At Rampage I’m gonna go up in pressure. I’m gonna have the fork
a bit more progressive for the very big impacts. I’m going to slow down the rebounds and run more high speed and
more low speed compression. – [Host] What about the rear end? Do you change that much as well? – Yeah, right now I’m riding a 450 which is what I ride 95% of the time. For Rampage, the landing are so brutal. I have a 500 spring and I
might go to a 550 as well. – You’re running a 170 mil.
crank so it’s quite unique for a downhill bike to have that. Do you not find you strike
on the ground quite a lot? – Usually people run 165, I prefer 170. It gives me some extra power. Power is definitely one of my strengths. If I can get some more help
with longer cranks, I take it. No, the platform of the
bike doesn’t dive too much even though the bottom bracket is low. – It sits up quite high. – Yeah, it sits up still
quite high which is nice. I never actually smashed the cranks. I keep it with 170. – I also noticed you’re not
running any pins in the front of your HT pedals there, only on the rear. – No, I run the pins only on the back. I think it gives me a better… Like, I can clip more
easily for engagement. The pins in the back allows me as well to get some extra grip on
the pedal, but not too much. – [Host] How tight do you
run the jaws on there? Do you run it quite firm or loose? – It depends, obviously,
when the clips are new, I guess I run it pretty loose, but when I wear out the
cleats, which I prefer, I like to have a bit worn out cleats, I tighten it a bit more. – [Host] I noticed you’re
not running a chain guide on the bottom. That’s pretty rare on a down hill bike. – No, ’cause now with the
clutch there and the suspension of the system of the
bike and the narrow wide, like the Race Face Narrow Wide, I notice that I didn’t need it. So, less friction, so easier
to pedal, a bit lighter, less maintenance, so I
don’t choose a bottom one. – [Host] Tell me about
your wheel setup and tyres. You said you have 29 pounds
on the rear, is that right? And 26 in the front? – Yeah, 95% of the time
I ride 29 on the back, 26 on the front, for everyday
riding pretty much everywhere. On some extreme situation I
can go down on tyre pressure if it’s a very slow, technical trail, where you want the maximum grip, I can go down up to 27 psi
on the back and about 23, 24 on the front. – Tell me a bit about your brake setup. You run your levers quite high. I noticed that they don’t
pull too far to the bar. Quite a lot of downhill riders like ’em to come really close to the handle bars. – This is pretty much the
lowest setup I would go. Lately I’ve been doing more jumps and not very steep and technical riding. If I race events I might go even higher. I can rest a bit more my front arms. – That was Remy
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  1. I want a dirt jump bike my budget is max 900 please help I really need to get a new dirt jump bike. I snapped the rear of my bike clean off and the frame can't be repaired. The bike was my first dirt jumper which only cost me £500. Im thinking of getting specialized p3 or octane one zircus or yt dirt love or rose the Bruce 3 I don't know anymore. Please help

  2. #AskGMBN I would love to see a video on Coilover Shocks VS Airsprung shocks, it would talk about the benefits and drawbacks of using each on your bike. Plus i havent been able to find many youtube videos on it. What would you suggest that I run in the rear?

  3. Its not heckin' boost when its 20mm axle the standart has been 20×110 for a decade and a half, anything smaller than 20 was at 100mm width before the shitty new boost crap came

  4. I would like to ask everyone to please click the link below and check out my bio. Quick little background: I'm a 16 year old kid who loves to ride and is soon going to be unable.

  5. Great review. I like the interaction and the reasoning for why their is a difference with his bike set up vs. typical DH riders…his answers makes you think about set up

  6. #askgmbn when you gonna do a video about coil rear suspension, how to choose the coil, sag for coil suspension air is to easy and where im from we dont got to much information and the internet its to hard math T_T

  7. Does Remy happen to be a Metallica fan? The R in his first name on his bike is written in the same font as Metallica does their M's in!

  8. It would be nice if you put some visual info (like the travel of the suspensions) instead of just shooting numbers like crazy 😀

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