Risk versus reward—the idea that an endeavor with greater uncertainty garners greater payoff—is a principle used in fields as diverse as economics, athletics and even relationships. For Vancouver resident Steve Vanderhoek, the saying reflects nearly every aspect of his life. As a firefighter and professional mountain bike freerider, saving a life at work before risking his own on a boundary-pushing stunt often occurs within the same day. Vanderhoek thrives under pressure, and in doing so is redefining what it means to truly live on the edge.
There’s a new standard for speed. Our long-travel enduro weapon brings Enduro World Series pace to everything you ride, with plenty of room for a water bottle. Right away, you’ll notice the thrust and stability of a rearward axle path. Pair that with a 160mm Split Pivot design that’s fully active under braking and you’ll experience time-warping levels of control. For those about to blast, Spartan HP is the rocket ship you’ve been waiting for. Hope you brought goggles.