• Bike check: Anthony's Party Stripper

September 16, 2019

Here's the story...Last February after hooning around on Tenerife with some hacked up short travel XFS's, we had the idea to create the XFS PS - Party Stripper. A short travel specific suspension version of the renowned XFS, with just 120mm travel and geo designed exclusively for pure unadulterated fun. 

That was the Party Stripper concept. We made just 6 frames, 2 for ourselves and the rest for anyone else interested in partying.

Those 4 Party Strippers are now spread around the world in different loving homes, so we thought we'd check in on them and find out how our little babies are doing.

Now before you dive into the bike check, whilst the Party Stripper is a very limited bike and therefore rarer than rocking horse Sh1t. It's production sister the XFS Lite is available to buy and own, it shares the same geometry and can be ordered from Kingdom here or demo'd and ordered from stock at TF Tuned in the UK.

PS Number 2. Los Angeles, United States of America.

Meet Anthony's PS. He's a big part of Kingdom and runs our West Coast US sales office so it's only fitting he has a Party Stripper in his office. So here's Anthony's PS bike check:

Build specs:

Forks: Cane Creek Helm Work Series 29er @ 130mm travel
Shock: Cane Creek DB AIR CS 
Stem: Industry 9 a35 30mm reach stem
Bars: Race Face handlebar 35mm rise
Brakes: Hope Tech M4 brakes (203f/183r)
Headset: Cane Creek Slamset Upper cup & Chris King Lower 44 headset
BB: Chris King Threadfit 30 BB
Cranks: Cane Creek eeWings 170mm
Pedals: Canfield Brothers Crampon Pedals
Rear mech: Sram NX Rear Der.
Chainring: Sram Steel 30t Chainring
Wheels: Hope Tech Pro2 Evo Straight Pull Hubs laced to WTB i35 27.5 Asymmetrical Rims
Tyres: WTB 27.5x2.6 Vigilantes F&R
Seatpost: 9point8 Fall Line Dropper 150mm travel
Saddle: Chromag Trailmaster Saddle

Weight: dunno, heavy - 33ish pounds

Now the important part, Anthony's blurb about his PS:

"This XFS Lite spends most of its time riding singletrack in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mtns.  Climbing is a fact of life where I live and the climbs can be insufferable if you dont have the legs (I dont), so your bike at a minimum cant be jerk to you on the climbs.   This one climbs like a goat, the steeper STA made climbs significantly more pleasurable (go figure)."

Tipping the front tire down the mountain:

"It's the perfect bike for those tight twisty singletracks with no grip (dust and rocks)...its been taken to a bike park and thats where it really came alive popping lips and catching air, really was 'party time'.  The two disciplines of trail bike and dj/push bike have found a very versatile chassis in the PS."

Now for some pics of Anthony's whip (great pics by Erik).

 

A bit about fun time geometry:

EDIT - Geo update for the XFS Lite and Party Stripper has a 435-455mm chainstay.

Next up Paul Stablers Party Stripper. In the meantime if you fancy a limited edition Party Stripper of your own then contact us as we might make you one, email us here.





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