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THE TRAIL DIGGER

DEREK FETKO’S EVIL OFFERING DREAM BUILD

“The trail digger was a reward to myself for reaching my yearly goal of 100 hours trail building. The trails I’m riding at the end are the same trails Tony painted on the trail signs on the downtube. The bike was built to bring attention to trail building and those who volunteer their time. I know you guys often have unique content on your site and thought you’d maybe want to share it with your audience. It has not been promoted on any other major sites yet, just youtube. Thanks for checking it out!” – Derek Fetko

The trail digger is the vision of trail builder/rider Derek Fetko and brought to life by world famous painter Tony Baumann/@maderadbytony. This bike is for all those who have ever spilled their blood, sweat, and tears at their local trail system in pursuit of the ultimate riding experience. The Evil Offering literally monster trucks over anything in its path, so it’s only fitting that the paint job was inspired by the iconic Grave Digger. (Having been built on private property, no graves were disrespected during this build.)

As for the parts on this bike…. Deity components, a Sram AXS drivetrain, and Industry Nine wheels were the easy answer as they are among some of the best components in the mountain bike industry. A custom painted fender from Dan Meece/@the.paint.slinger is modeled after Grave Digger’s hood and rounds out this incredible build.