Justin Spriet shreds anything and everything in his path—and his beaten up, yet steady rolling bike is proof. His well-ridden machine includes a prototype signature Fit frame called "Thank You", rounded out with Fit and Odyssey parts.
Frame: My prototype signature frame from Fit called the “Thankyou frame” (21″ top tube).
Fork: Fit SHIV V.3
Bars: Fit Vandlebars
Stem: Odyssey Sexton
Grips: S&M Hoder
Barends: Odyssey par ends
Seatpost: Odyssey Pivotal
Seat: Odyssey Retro Pivotal
Pedals: Fit Mac PC
Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt 175mm
Sprocket: Odyssey La Guardia 25-Tooth
Chain: Shadow half-link
Front Tire: Odyssey Dugan 2.3"
Front Wheel: Odyssey 7KA rim, Odyssey Antigram hub, and Gsport plastics guards
Rear Tire: Odyssey Dugan 2.3"
Rear Wheel: Odyssey 7KA rim, Odyssey LHD Clutch coaster
Pegs: No idea. Someone gave them to me and had no clue what they are [laughs].
Tell us more about your signature frame.
To work on a sig frame with Fit is unreal and I’m so beyond hyped! The specs are 75.5 TT, 13.265″ back end, and a 9″ stand over. Should be out sometime in the beginning of 2016
You're rockin' the Gland guards on your front wheel, what are your thoughts on them as opposed to the more common smaller metal or plastic front guards?
I love the Gland guards, the new ones are smaller. Also, they’re still a little bigger than the normal metal guards so you save your spokes a little more from grinding.
In contrast, the hub guard situation on your wheel is kinda hurting. What's going on back there?
[Laughs] Yeah, I slammed down on my peg on a drop to ledge and it was too much impact and exploded.
Describe this bike for us. What makes it your ride?
I run like 45 psi in both tires, 2.3" front and back. Uncut bars (29"). I don’t really do anything special to my bike I just ride it.
On a scale of one to ten, ten meaning you love it, how much do you like working on your bike? And why?
I’m going to say a 2 [laughs]. I hate working on it, but I will if I need too.
What's up with the paint job?
I got bored one night and started to paint my frame black and I ran out of paint toward the end so the back of the frame is still raw on some parts [laughs].
Setup or part wise, what was the last thing you changed up that you're really hyped on?
I put on steeper forks recently—which are a 25mm offset—and I love them! Nose manuals and anything to do with the front end feels amazing with them.
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 usually build up a whole new bike once a year and I change parts when I need to throughout the rest of the year.
What parts do you change out the most often?
Probably pedals from doing crank arm slides a lot.
What are you most particular about on your bike?
Grips, definitely. I’m super picky about grips (shout-out to the Hoder grips).
Are you willing to experiment with new parts and mix things up, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true?
Lately I’ve been experimenting with different and new parts. I used to be super stern with what parts I ride and I’d usually stick to classic style parts but I like trying out new innovative parts now.