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How to build a bucket bike

Online resources
Online resources

There is no bucket bikes out there to buy of the shelf. So you need to build your own. But how to do this when you never did it before? There are some videos online and Martyn Ashton, pioner of bucket bikes, has one where he talks about his bucket bike, a video about his bucket bike with electrical motor and finally a video about his custom made bucket seat. There is also several other bucket bike riders you can find on instagram and some of them are: 

Building guide from @rocksymtb
Building guide from @rocksymtb

“Buy a DH frame one size bigger than you had as AB because of seating position & battery – Weld a battery box onto the front of the seat post & clamp onto the top tube for central weight balance – Get the seat as low as possible with 1/2 gap from suspension bottom out.
Most BucketBike are using @paradoxkinetics motor paired to EM3ev custom made battery Incase with BMS – SRAM GX group set 12 speed so that you have 50 tooth gear for standing start & going uphill – Shimano SPD pedals are the best as you can adjust the tension – Riser bars helps give clearance above you knees – Use inch thick EVA foam on the seat grey is medium compound the blue too soft & black too hard – Tessier carbon snow ski seats are better than the other plastic ones.

I have the aircraft company make our proprietary carbon seats from pre-preg carbon & fiberglass as reinforcement then cured in the autoclave – This is the key as the seats are very thin but super strong with flexibility in the hip area for comfort – Send a DM if you want to purchase a twist throttle that plugs into the Paradox wiring harness or a purchase a carbon seat”.