10 Speed and Style Bikes - Crankworx Whistler 2019

Aug 16, 2019
by chris pilling  


The Clif Speed & Style is underway today. We caught up with a few of the competitors in practice to see what kind of bikes they were running and what they have done to them to help give them an advantage.

Scott Thornhill on his Marin Alcatraz. He added a front brake for corner control as well as going down a gear for higher speed and gate start.
Scott Thornhill is on his Marin Alcatraz. He added a front brake for corner control as well as going down a gear for higher speed and the gate snap.

Kaylee Gibb on her Pivot Mach 6. She has stiffened suspension and added 150mm air shafts for her Marzocchi fork to lower it by 20mm and opted to keep the beefy Schwalbe tires on for potential loose conditions.
Kaylee Gibb is on her Pivot Mach 6. She has stiffened her suspension and added 150mm air shafts for her Marzocchi fork to lower it by 20mm. She opted to run beefy Schwalbe tires for potentially loose conditions.

Peter Jamison is riding a Trek Ticket hardtail. He has switched out his front tire for a Maxxis Ikon for added traction. An up sized rotor for more brake control and a harder gear will help him with gate starts.
Peter Jamison is riding a Trek Ticket hardtail. He has switched out his front tire for a Maxxis Ikon for added traction. An upsized rotor for more brake control and a harder gear will help him with gate starts.

Dusty Wygle riding his Giant STP. He has added a front brake for control in the corners and a knobby tire up front. He says his strategy for today is blind luck.
Dusty Wygle is riding his Giant STP. He has added a front brake for control in the corners and a knobby tire up front. He says his strategy for today is blind luck.

Brendan Howey riding a Commencal Clash. He has added a knobby tire in the back and pumped the suspension up. call it good he says.
Brendan Howey is riding a Commencal Clash. He has added a knobby tire in the back and pumped the suspension up. "Call it good" he says.

Owen marks on his Haro Thread Slope. He has swapped out a crank stopper for a standard fork bumper to keep the cranks in place during tricks.
Owen Marks is on his Haro Thread Slope. He has swapped out a crank stopper for a standard fork bumper to keep the cranks in place during tricks.

Marcel Hunt riding his Chromag Hunt in an all new matte grey colour way. He hasn t changed a thing from his dirt jump set up for today.
Marcel Hunt is riding his Chromag Monk in an all-new matte grey colorway. He hasn't changed a thing from his dirt jump set up for today.

Bas Van Steenbergen is riding his prototype Hyper slalom bike. He has lowed his fork and is running a 26 rear and 27.5 front wheel.
Bas Van Steenbergen is riding his prototype Hyper slalom bike. He has lowed his fork and is running a 26" rear and 27.5" front wheel.

Jordie Lunn is riding his YT Jeffsy 27.5. He has added a DH cassette and stiffened the suspension.
Jordie Lunn is riding his YT Jeffsy 27.5. He has added a DH cassette and stiffened the suspension.

Casey Brown is riding her Trek Ticket Slope bike with a cool 90 s colour way. Running higher psi in the tires is about all she s had to do to get the bike ready. And how about those white walls.
Casey Brown is riding her Trek Ticket Slope bike with a cool 90's colorway. Running higher psi in the tires is about all she's had to do to get the bike ready. And how about those white walls?


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39 Comments

  • 66 1
 Why put 'prototype' on the Hyper description? We all know it's not going to be available. Ever. Just like their DH bike.
  • 4 1
 Thank youuuuuuu.
  • 9 0
 They are all prototypes! It’s an infinite loop of prototyping!
  • 3 0
 I was just writing a comment on that topic ????

I do not understand the hyper hype.

I mean Cam had problems with them. Why do both brothers switched?

youtu.be/aoXOdAUD7IM
  • 1 0
 @Vudu74: Still checkin' local Wallyworld...
  • 1 0
 @torbenrider: mortgage?
  • 2 0
 makes ya wonder what all the "prototyping" is for if they never intend release anything to the general public. I think "one off" might describe it better
  • 14 1
 Man, how is it that Chromags always look so good?
  • 5 3
 Agreed, there is something to their DJs that makes them look extra yummy
  • 13 2
 Wow, did not know Haro was still around. Those were the dream when I was a kid ha. Funny how times change.
  • 20 1
 If you didn't know Haro was still around, you won't fucking believe who else is riding one!
  • 2 2
 Yes, Haro is still "around". They're a shadow of their former self though.
  • 1 3
 @seraph: By "around" do you mean zombie brand?
  • 8 0
 @boozed: Haro has one the best bmx teams.
  • 3 1
 @boozed: Zombie as in you'll be surrounded by Haros if you go to any BMX race.
  • 1 1
 Isn't Premium Haro's top level stuff? Like Toyota/Lexus
  • 1 0
 @prophet413: How many barspins have they done?
Surely someone has done the maths on it.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, things have changed, but that's inevitable. Dennis McCoy is riding for them again.
  • 6 0
 Yeah Scotty!!! Calgary represent!
  • 1 1
 Hahaha, lived here my whole life, there's some good riders. My friend used to point out if anyone was shit, and rectify it. Thank him.
  • 7 2
 Frick off with the 'prototype' hyper. It's a one off, just like all of Bas' bikes
  • 10 0
 He probably gets to pick from a wall of Chinese frames...
  • 1 0
 I meant ????????
  • 6 0
 @torbenrider: Oh, now I get it!
  • 1 0
 @torbenrider: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 5 0
 Can I just say thank you for the amazing Crankworx coverage?
  • 6 0
 180mm slopestyle? Nice
  • 1 0
 does anybody know when abouts the companies release their next model year bikes? (2020) im in the market for a new jump bike and feel like i'll buy one then a month later the new one will be out!
  • 3 0
 Gonna need a spell check on this one
  • 1 0
 "Chromag Hunt"
  • 2 0
 Chromag hun?
  • 1 0
 More Chromag, we hope!
  • 1 0
 Casey's bike is amazing.
  • 3 6
 I just told me wee 165cm tall wifey, that Trek ticket is a perfect downcountry bike for her. I... we...khem!.. She must have it! And then she be like: but it ain’t no bottle mount, and I be like: FUUUU!!!
  • 1 1
 Rivnuts...
  • 1 3
 Why all these tall guys on such small frames? Sorry I don't know didley about Dj bikes.
  • 1 3
 ????????
  • 1 0
 The bikes look small. No? Or do they size these type of bikes different then regular mountain bikes?

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