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What I Ride – Matty Aquizap

S&M‘s Matty Aquizap‘s signature Black Magic frame is in the final stages and we’ve got a first look at it—along with the rest of Matty’s master blaster machine. This bike is not for the low and slow…

Height: 6′
Weight: 190 lbs.
Location: Austin, Texas
Sponsors: S&M, Credence

Frame: S&M Black Magic
Fork: S&M Wide Mouth
Bars: S&M Credence, 8.75”
Stem: S&M Turtleneck
Grips: ODI Longneck
Barends: ODI
Headset: Revenge
Seatpost: Relic
Seat: Relic
Pedals: Fit Mac
Cranks: Profile Race, 175mm
Sprocket: Quad Saw, 41-tooth, (made by Derrick Girard, in Maine)
Chain: ?
Front Tire: Odyssey Aitken, Street, 2.45”
Front Wheel: Sun Big Baller rim, Profile Mini hub
Rear Tire: S&M Speedball, 2.1”
Rear Wheel: Sun Big Baller rim, Profile Mini hub
Brakes: Shadow
Lever: Odyssey Monolever

Congrats on getting the signature frame… what are some features, specs, geometry, etc…
Thanks man! The frame is pretty much the geometry that I’ve ridden since I got a Fit Brian Foster frame (the street one). The tubing is a little bigger than the other two Credence frames—only an 1/8 more on each tube. The head tube is 74 degrees, 14.3” rear centered, and a 9.5” standover. It will come in 21, 21.25, and 21.5” top tube lengths.

What is it going to be called and when will it be available?
I’m calling it the “Black Magic” frame. Referring to that black dirt that spreads nice. Not sure when it’s going to be available, but it will be very soon!

That paint job is sick. Tell us more about that.
Thanks dude! It’s just a paint job I did because I was bored of having a raw frame. White powder coat and splattered it with black spray paint. It’s going to come in a metallic flat black and gloss white.

Tell us about your bike. What makes it your ride?
My bike is pretty straight-forward. Bars just passed the forks and tires always at 100 psi when on the concrete, if the trails are running fast I’ll take 5 lbs. out.

What is your gear ratio?
Currently it is 41-11. I’ve ran a harder gearing for awhile now so I could pedal around town faster, and big gears look cooler!

While on topic of your drivetrain, what’s up with your sprocket?
Quad saw, made in Maine by Derrick Girard—’nuff said