Bike Check: Danny Fowler’s Custom Trek Supercaliber

Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
Gliding the Supercaliber through the tree line in Jozi’s Delta Park.

With decades of bike racing experience and a family cycling pedigree to lean on, Danny Fowler carries his passion for bikes straight into his shop, The Bicycle Service Company.

The store is co-owned with another legend of South African cycling, Roger Blewett and together with their team they offer a one-stop-shop for beginners and experienced riders.

From National Championship Downhill Racing to local Enduro races, to some of the countries major Stage Races, Danny is always willing to give it a go and lands on the podium more often than not. This is his latest ‘plus one’, a custom build Trek Supercaliber 9.9.

Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber

BN: What’s on your bike yet not easily available in South Africa?  

My Selle Italia SLR  X Cross saddle – it’s been discontinued.

BN: If you sold the bike, what component would you keep for your next bike?

My custom-build South Industry rims on DT SWISS  240s Hubs and my Selle Italia Saddle.

BN: What surprises you the most about this bike?

The bike is super responsive when you put the power down and is surprisingly capable on the technical and rocky terrain.

BN: Any imminent component upgrades?

Thinking of building the hoops onto DT 180 hubs and ….

BN: What do you enjoy the most about this bike? 

It is so fast … and it loves the tight ‘n twisty single-track.


Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
Danny rides a Supercaliber 9.9 with a complete custom build.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
At 1,71m tall Danny rides a size ML.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
The Supercaliber’s rear shock is integrated into the top tube and operates on a twist lock remote lockout.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
100mm Fox 32 fork.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
720mm Bontrager Kovee Pro bars, 35mm clamp size, 5mm rise with an 80mm stem.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
ESI silicone grips.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
RockShox TwistLoc remote lockout controls the front and rear suspension.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
SRAM’s AXS wireless electronic rocker paddle. (aka shifter)
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
Shimano XTR single piston brakes with 160mm rotors.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
He uses 175mm SRAM XX1 cranks, Quarq Power Meter and a 36t SRAM chainring.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
SRAM XX1 AXS rear mech with SRAM XO 10-50t cassette.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
XTR pedals.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
Selle Italia X Cross saddle.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
A 125mm SRAM AXS Reverb dropper.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
Pirelli Scorpion Mixed Terrain front tire with a low 18psi.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
Pirelli Scorpion Hard Terrain rear tire with 21psi sitting on locally made South Industry XC rims.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
He is currently using DT Swiss 240s hubs.
Bike Check: Danny Fowler's Custom Trek Supercaliber
Keep it pinned Danny!

| IMAGES: Dom Barnardt |



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