Bike check -- Shawn McIntosh's Fit Mac
Shawn McIntosh and his Fit Mac setup
For the past several years, Shawn McIntosh has been an esteemed member of the Fit Bike Co. pro team. Shortly after joining Fit, McIntosh got to work on designing a signature frame and set of handlebars, and this is the latest generation of the Fit Mac series, complete with Primo components.
Fit Mac frame
"I have a Fit Bike Co. Mac frame which will have new updated graphics and a few little changes soon," says McIntosh. "It's simple but strong, features a 9-inch standover for that OG feel, a low bottom bracket to keep you all up in it and double gussets to keep that head tube holding strong."
The top and down tube of the Fit Mac frame are double gusseted for strength, and the headtube features Fit's embossed script logo.
McIntosh explains his desire to run a cassette hub: "I run a Primo Remix cassette still. I know everyone is on that freecoaster game but I'm not feeling the slack."
Fit Mac pedal samples
"I'm running some samples of my signature Fit plastic pedals and I couldn't be more excited to release them next month to all of you guys," says McIntosh.
Shawn prefers dependable components over cutting a few ounces off of his setup. "My drivetrain is solid. I ride a Tony Neyer signature sprocket bolted to a set of Primo Power Bite cranks and a generic chain."
Nothing crazy here, just a good seat from Primo: "I have the Primo Pro seat. It's just a good traditional fat leather seat with gripper material on the side for gripping when you pinch the seat with your knees for tricks," says McIntosh.
"The stem I have is the top load High-Top stem from Fit Bike Co. It has a real nice height to it to set the bars up a bit more than a front load stem," says McIntosh.
More goodness from Fit. "I ride the Fit Mac bars with the Fit Tech grips. The bars are the perfect size to do it all. They also have a good up sweep to stay out of the way with your barspins," says McIntosh.
The Fit Mac frame features straight gauge single bend tapered chainstays which allow for a tire up to 2.4" to fit in the rear triangle, even when the wheel is slammed in the dropout.
Front wheel setup
McIntosh's front wheel is supplied by Primo, and the forks come courtesy of Fit. "My bike is solid and can't be stopped, you best go and get one for yourself," says McIntosh.
About the only thing not new on Shawn's bike are the pegs and hub guard.
Primo Dirt Monster tire
"I keep it Real OG with my tires. I have a Primo Dirt Monster in the front and a Primo V-Monster in the back."