Find out more about the self-made S&M/Credence bike that keeps him roasting trails across the country…
Frame: S&M Credence C.C.R 21”
Fork: S&M Pitchfork
Bars: S&M Credence
Stem: Prototype Credence turtle neck
Grips: ODI longneck
Barends: Tree thread-in bar ends
Seatpost: Eclat laid back
Seat: Tree Ergo
Brakes: Odyssey Revolver
Lever: Odyssey Trigger
Cable: Tree SB Power Cable
Pedals: Fit Shawn McIntosh pedal
Cranks: Profile 165 mm
Sprocket: Tree 4130 HT 33-tooth
Chain: KMC 3/32”
Front Tire: S&M Mainline 2.425” prototype
Front Wheel: Sun Ringle Big Baller rim with Tree hub
Rear Tire: Fit FAF 2.3”
Rear Wheel: Sun Ringle Big Baller rim with Tree hub
How long do you typically ride a bike before building a new one? Do you switch out parts as they go? Or just build a whole fresh kit?
I will usually ride a bike for about a year and try and build up a completely new bike besides my brakes. I used to ride my parts into the ground or until they broke, but it’s not worth risking riding really old fatigued parts anymore—especially now that I have help with that.
What parts do you change out the most often and why?
Tires, tubes, grips, and pedals. They are all points of contact and get thrashed pretty easy.
What are you most particular about on your bike?
My brakes, bar position, and tire pressure. If those aren’t dialed then my bike fells like a turd.
Seeing as you make your own frames, do you specifically remember making the one you’re riding right now?
Yup, S&M sent out a tube set to me and I welded it in Austin. It’s honestly the best bike I have ever had!
You’re known for making custom mods, do you have any on your bike at the moment?
Tapped out the bars for Tree bar ends and drilled a hole in the seat post to run my cable through. I also bent my lever and got rid of the bump in it.
Tell us more about that sweet looking Credence stem…
I have been wanting to make a stem for a while and now that Credence is tied with S&M the resources were there to make it happen. I’ve ran the [S&M] Challenger stem forever, but I wanted to tweak a couple little things on it, and that’s what we did with the Credence Turtle Neck stem. She’s easy on the eyes and you shouldn’t have to worry about this thing snapping off when you case a 30-foot set!