15 Dual Slalom Bike Checks - Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Mar 20, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  

Bike checks, bike checks, bike checks...everyone loves bike checks! Here we check out 15 bikes from the 100% Dual Slalom that all have unique characteristics. Some pros even just used the ole 'rung what ya brung' saying...

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57 Comments

  • + 42
 Tahnee just rolling behind Casey hahaha
  • + 1
 I don't know if casey was distracted or not but looks like she doesn't know her bike setup...
  • + 7
 @qreative-bicycle: Tahnee at least knows what colors her bike is
  • + 1
 this HAD to be the top comment. thank you
  • + 32
 Brook McD's sponsor has to be stoked with that!
  • + 3
 Thought exactly the same. Caught him on an off-day maybe.
  • + 7
 Perhaps they wouldn't let him ride another brand's more suitable bike and he was pissed about it?
  • + 6
 @Woododo: he definitely had the least suitable bike in the video
  • + 0
 not a great sign considering hes only just joined mondraker a couple months ago
  • + 8
 Brook can smash on any bike, he's just havin a laugh.
  • + 4
 @rcrdrvr:

Yep, he was way over-biked for this event, and it showed in his comments. From what I've seen in interviews the Bulldog likes to let his riding do the talking.
  • + 4
 My 2009 mondraker dualen still works. It's a bummer they ditched the DS & DJ bikes.

the mondraker factor 26 kids bike (26" wheels/100mm rear travel/420mm CS/414 mm reach/69º head angle) with a proper fork makes more sense for the next Crankworxs stops.
  • + 1
 @teebeeess: yes hes always seemed like a stick in the mud
  • + 31
 R-Dog's "Spesh..." joke was gold.
  • + 14
 I dont get it?
  • - 9
flag LindLTaylor (Mar 20, 2018 at 16:07) (Below Threshold)
 @jonty4: Ryan "R-Dog" Howard rides for Trek, not Spesh.
  • + 21
 @LindLTaylor: yeah i know that, just dont understand the joke
  • + 1
 Yah, I'm not really sure.. Was that a joke?
  • + 30
 "GIant Anthem, best slalom bike in the world."

Said 1 person ever.
  • + 18
 Half of these bikes are ridiculously low effort.
  • + 7
 @ridesona: I really miss the days of weird, one-off DS bikes.
  • + 6
 So if I want to ride dual slalom, just buy a normal, but undersized, xc bike? that sounds easy...
  • + 26
 That Tahnee's Transition PBJ is really nice bike !!!
  • + 17
 Twenty-six in the back ain't dead?
  • + 14
 Hey my name is "Tomas Slavik and i won this race "
  • + 1
 Hi Thomas.
  • + 12
 Finally a good reason for electronic shifting by Tmac.
  • - 11
flag otto99 (Mar 20, 2018 at 21:31) (Below Threshold)
 Electric motor shifter = motorbike
  • + 1
 @otto99: no lol
  • + 12
 Where is Tippie?????
  • + 7
 I do not get why these guys still seem to not give a shit about their bikechecks, How sponsors put up with this I dont get it. It's so easy to do a decent bikecheck and yet... also Mc donald, what a dick, mondraker make the vantage!
  • + 10
 2:38
Maximum inflation effort by the guy behind Elliott.
  • + 10
 max inflation no effort. thx tahnee
  • + 1
 Thats Jackson Davis and the bike he is inflating is definitely not the Nukeproof Mega he shows us in his part.
  • + 1
 when in doubt go 85 psi
  • + 1
 Right!He makes it look hard.
  • + 4
 crazy to see the transition triple or whatever it is actually in the wild. i thought transition announced that bike and then gave up on it. the canyon stitched 720 is still the best damn slope bike in the milky way.... so canyon if you're reading this.... fuck you for not selling them in the states. assholes.
  • + 1
 Yeah re: the Triple... I called around over a dozen shops, in an area with famous slope and bike parks and... nobody had one. Or ever did. Pretty bummed so I moved on.
  • + 3
 There is a couple of guys at least in Denver that have a triple, sick looking bike.
  • + 1
 @filmdrew: order ur frame direct from Transitions website then shop the PB Buy/Sell sections and have a sick as dj for decent price... except the frame. Lol
  • + 1
 theres tons up here it seems
  • + 1
 @catweasel: I am one of the guys in Denver with a Triple, a green one. Love that bike!
  • + 5
 1:54 - 150 psi in the tires? No way on that... he must mean 50psi, right?
  • + 5
 Hyperbole my dude
  • + 5
 @src248: literal me being literal over here haha
  • + 4
 Cousine is a bike handling god m.pinkbike.com/video/419783
  • + 3
 You don’t have a bike like this but you can completely rationalize buying one after this clip
  • + 2
 One hundred and fifty psi....
  • + 0
 not an e-bike.
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