Bike Update – Nemesis Project Trackfighter
The ‘ZLOG edition’ was made custom for me in an XL size and features a ZLOG x Nem Pro headbadge. It was built with Supertherm BMX tubing, and was one of very few produced. Hand-built in Sacramento by Nemesis Project Cycles. This frame got to me right about the time people started experimenting with 26″ wheels and the bike never really got built up to its full potential until now. After riding 26’s for over a year, I decided it would be a good side project to re-build my Trackfighter the way it was intended, on 700c wheels. Although having a 26″ bike with negative bb is burly and fun to shred, it lacks the ability to maintain a quick pace, which this bike has no problem with. Consider this the offspring of a fast bike and a freestyle bike. The rear Profile hub has a 14 tooth cog on one side, and a 16 tooth on the other, so I can switch from a speedy ratio to a trick ratio with the flip of the wheel. The Resist Nomad tires look great with a slick tread pattern and pick up some decent speed for 45c. They also have good cushion for jumping, but I wouldn’t suggest doing too big of drops (for your wrists’ sake). The LDG Santos stem is nice because the back is flush and uses a really neat bolt system to clamp to the fork’s steer tube. There were a few things that bugged me about the stem though. The bolts to clamp the stem are really long and seem to take forever to remove. They were also a smaller size than the other bolts holding the stem to the steer tube, which I found odd that one should need two hex keys for one stem. Alex G6000 rims, which I always wanted since back when Jacob Ruff and Torey Thornton rode them. I finally copped a pair when I saw that they collaborated with Leader on an all black, non-machined version. Overall the build was super fun to put together, and even more fun to ride.
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Frame: Nemesis Project Trackfighter – Custom size (XL)
Fork/Headset: All-City Dropout Fork / Resist HS
Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Demolition Cranks / Demolition BB
Pedals: Shadow Conspiracy
Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain: 39t Profile Chainring/ 14t & 16 cogs (dual track flip-flop) / KMC chain
Handlebars/Stem: BreakBrake 17 bars/ LDG Santos Stem
Saddle/Seatpost: RYD Throne pivotal saddle / RYD Pivotal post (BMX sizing w/ shim)
Front Wheel/Hub/Tire: Alex x Leader G6000 / Profile hub / Resist Nomad tire
Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire: Alex x Leader G6000 / Profile hub (fix/fix) / Resist Nomad tire
Accessories: Éclat grips, ZLOG edition R.E. Load Lockdown Straps.