Jonty Neethling is a shredder from the Cape who has more talent and style than you can shake a stick at. Not so long ago he campaigned as a semi-professional racer on the World Cup circuit where he put in some incredible performances against the best in the world. After hanging up his racing shoes he continued working with European teams as a wrench before returning home. Nowadays, you’ll find Jonty tinkering on customers’ bikes at the Hanger Bike Co in Somerset West – a store that he co-owns and runs. This is his Scott Ransom bike check.
BN: Talk us through the customized or personalized components you have.
I found brake adaptors can be a little flexy so I’ve downsized my rotors and they work fine with the SRAM Codes. I’ve also removed the Twinlock from the fork and I’ve changed the bar and stem.
BN: What surprises you the most about this bike?
The stability at speed is nuts aye. It also climbs as well as the Genius so extra laps are always on the cards.
BN: Do you set your suspension up by sag or by feel?
I use both. I’ll usually set it with a specific sag number then make some tweaks after the first few rides to get it dialed.
BN: Are there any other component upgrades on the cards?
Yes. I’m fitting some CushCore tyre inserts soon.
BN: What do you enjoy the most about the bike?
| IMAGES: Gary Perkin & Tyrone Bradley |