• Bike check: Jesse's Party Stripper

August 14, 2019

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.

PS Number 1. Portland, United States of America.

Meet Jesse's PS. He built his frame to be a serious killer staying true to the original geometry and adding some sick kit. So Jesse's bike check:

Weight: 33.8lbs
Headset: Chris King Inset7, straight S.H.I.S. EC 44 - 44
Stem: Chromag Hifi, 31.8mm diam 40mm reach
HandlebarsChromag Fubars FU40 Handlebar: 40mm Rise and 780mm Width
Bottom bracket: Chris King Threadfit 22mm with  24mm adapter
Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork: 27.5" , 140mm Travel, DebonAir, Boost 15 x 110mm Thru Axle, Diffusion Black, 46mm Offset, B2. added a MRP Ramp control Cartridge
Wheelset: Light carbon rims (AM730 asymmetric rim profile carbon 650b carbon rims) with Chris King ISO A hubs*
Seat and dropper: Chromag Trailmaster DT with Chromag QR 35mm. 150mm KS Lev Integra Dropper
Pedals: Crank Brothers Stamp 11 Large
Grips: Chromag Squarewave
Drivetrain: SixC crankset 165mm, 30t round, bash guard, X01 drive train with 11speed, with sunrace cassette 11-48t
Shock: Canecreek DB Air CS 120mm travel
Brakes: Guide R brakes w/200mm rotors

Now the important part, Jesse's thoughts after riding the PS:

"The XFS Party Stripper rides just like my aggressive hard tail but adds the right amount of squish in there for better traction and extra pop. Don't be fooled by it's size tho, it's a little rocket on the downhill and makes you want to attack the trails hard. With it's 120mm or 143mm rear shock capability and sliding rear drop outs, it's the utlimate quiver killer for me."

Now time pics of this sexy ride:

A bit about fun time geometry:

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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