Story and Photo by Shan Moore
Mechanic: Chad Sweitzer
Endurocross bikes these days are more like supercross bikes than off-road bikes. According to Mike Brown’s mechanic Chad Sweitzer, the main focus on Mike’s KTM 350 is to make it as light as possible, and to make it as short as possible so it is nimble and it turns when Mike wants it to turn.
To shorten the bike, Mike runs a 19mm offset on his triple clamps and the rear wheel is positioned as far forward as possible.
As far as the engine goes, Mike runs the flywheel off the “W” model to help keep the bike from stalling. He also uses a manual version of the Rekluse clutch, to help him get of the corners a little better on the faster X Games EX tracks.
Chad runs a cool linkage guard that he helped design and is built by Stillwell Performance and Fastway.
Brownie switched to a 350 for 2013 from the 250F he has been riding in the past.