I have always been impressed by the fact that Craig plays on a DMR. My first polo bike was a DMR Sidekick. I loved that bike so much (still do!) but I eventually realised I loved it too much to keep playing polo on. Craig told me once that when he put the track drop outs on it felt like he was cutting into a child. He’s much braver than I am.
Owner: Craig Johnston
City: Christchurch, New Zealand
Frame/Fork: DMR Switchback with Kona jump forks
Seat/Post: WTB Rocket / Salsa “shaft”
Pedals: Shimano clipless
Cranks/BB/Chain ring: MKE Pologuard, Origin 8 165mm cranks
Sprocket: 22T white industries
Brakes: Paul Comp duplex to Paul Motolites
Wheels: 36h chukker to surly hubs
Why did you choose this bike?
I purchased this frame new in 2002 and it’s been a staple for all sorts of riding since. I added the dropouts for polo.
How long have you played on this bike for? Have you played on anything else?
One and a half years. before that I had a Specialized Hardrock mid 90s thing
What are the best things about your bike?
Steep headtube angle, fits great, it’s steel!
What are the worst things about your bike? What would you change?
Shorter chain stays, the rest is sweet Bro!
By Virginia Castellan
Photographs by Richard Brown and Virginia Castellan
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