Let’s take a closer look at this dialed sweet looking NS Bikes Decade in black color. Oh well, it’s all black bike but that is just alright because this color setup never gets old! Owner of this beast is a Canadian shredder, Simon Karrer. Simon has an amazing style that you can see at the end of the article in his newest video. My favorite move is definitely the tailwhip at quarter pipe! Super quick and smooth! Rider@simonkarrer

 

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I ask you for “a short description of your bike”?

I try and keep my bikes as simple and lightweight as possible. For me, the less complicated my setup is, the better it feels.

Do you have any favorite setup or bike part that you always use, for a new bike build?

I find that the biggest difference in how my bike feels comes from the suspension setup and the tire pressure. I run a slow rebound on my fork and between 60-65 psi in both tires.

Are you able to choose one part, product or its feature that really surprised you and improved your feeling of riding your bike?

Yeah, about 2 months ago I switched from a hydraulic brake to a mechanical gyro. I was pretty skeptical about the switch but my mechanic got it set up really well, and so far I’m really happy with it.

Do you build your bike, let’s say more or less “universal” or do you focus on a one “discipline”?

I try and ride all types of spots, whether its a skatepark, dirt jumps or slopestyle courses. I think I’ve found a good setup that allows me to ride basically whatever I want without making tons of change to my bike, clean and simple is definitely the key for me.

 

 

MAIN

Frame: NS Bikes Decade
Fork: Rock Shox Pike DJ

Handlebars: Gamut USA Cillos (30mm rise)
Stem: Gamut USA Cillos (40mm)
Grips: Sensus Slide-ons
Headset: NS Bikes

Seat: Chromag

 

 

PEDALING

Cranks: Descendants (165mm)
Pedals: Gamut USA Podium
Sprocket: Gamut USA 32

 

WHEELS

Front

Hub: Hope
Rim: NS Bikes Enigma
Tire: Maxxis Ikon 2.2

Rear

Hub: Hope
Rim: NS Bikes Enigma
Tire: Maxxis Ikon 2.2

 

Brake: Odyssey Lever with an Avid BB7 S Road caliber

Weight: 24 lbs (10,89 kg)

 

 

Photos – Conor Sproull (@conorsproull) & Glenn King (@klennging)