As for everyone 2020 wasn't quite the year you could have imagined back in the 19/20 off season. But for Adam, living in the Lake District has it's perks. A summer of digging his own trails & tracks, time at home to explore the Lakes in the summer (a luxury he's not had in 15+ years of racing) and even becoming a future YouTube sensation (Check out the Gas to Vlog).
For Nukeproof, working with the Hope Technology team ace has been an awesome opportunity and great fun. We're stoked to see Nukeproof represented on the Elite Downhill World Cup stage with our Dissent frame. It's been a opportunity to development the Dissent and with Adam, test the switch to a mix wheel set up (29" wheel up front 27.5" wheel out back). After a season of testing with granddad (Adam) and grandson (Elliott Heap) the Dissent 297 is now on sale in Medium, Large and XL.
With the adjustment available on the Dissent (4 main pivot options and 3 wheelbase options) the extended off season has allowed Adam to really dial in a set up to find a place he's comfortable and fully confident to send it. Going into the delayed World Cup season, his Dissent is more dialled than ever, plus it has "Goldfish theme and graphics" (don't ask us why, we leave that bit to Adam).
ADAM'S DISSENT RACE BIKE:
- Nukeproof DISSENT 297 Frame (Size Medium, Height 173cm)
- Suspension setting 2
Short Wheelbase setting
Fox 49 FLOAT FIT Grip2
- Fox DPX2 Coil Shock (450Lb Spring, weight 72kg)
SRAM X01 7 speed
Hope 34t chain ring
Hope 165mm EVO crank
Hope 50mm stem
Hope v4 brakes
Hope DH PRO4 hub 7speed
Hope Fortus 30 Rim on PRO4 Hub's
- Hope floating brake rotors 200m Front, 200mm rear)
Maxxis tires (Subject to conditions)
Crank Brother Mallet DH pedals
- RRP Mudguard
Nukeproof ARD inserts
- Nukeproof Sam Hill Oil Slick Valves
Nukeproof HZN Carbon seat post
Nukeproof Sam Hill saddle
- Invisiframe protection Kit
- Invisiframe Graphics
Maribor UCI Downhill World Cup Rd.1 & 2
"It wasn't the results I expect from myself, but the fitness and speed it there. Roll on Portugal"
- Adam Brayton -
- Rd 1:
- Qualified: 18th
- Finals: 43rd (crash to flat!)
- Rd 2:
- Qualified: 31st
- Finals: 45th (Puncture)
The "Keswick Kestral" is an former British Downhill Champion and is known for his gas to flat style. Riding for the Hope Factory team, he's been racing at the highest level for over 15 years. Also a keen fisherman and qualified sparkie.
- ADAM BRAYTON -