8 Short Travel Rippers of British National 4X Champions

Aug 4, 2021
by Nick Bentley  

At the end of racing at the British National 4X Championships, we grabbed 8 of the winners' bikes to show the diverse range of bikes ridden at this year's championships. Apologies to Fred Cadman Carpenter and Martin Brown, we didn't manage to catch you guys before you packed your bikes up - well done on the wins!

Simon Rickett s Dialled Bikes Hotrod
Simon Rickett's Dialled Bikes Hotrod

Zac Hudson s Commencal Meta 4X
Zac Hudson's Commencal Meta 4X

Robert Blake s Trek Ticket S
Robert Blake's Polygon Trid ZZ

Hannah Escott s Yeti 4X Both wheels are 26 inch just a weird perspective in the photograph
Hannah Escott's Yeti 4X (Both wheels are 26 inch, just a weird perspective in the photograph)

Robin Matern Alonso s Commencal Absolut
Robin Matern Alonso's Commencal Absolut

Martha Gill s Marin Riff Zone 27.5
Martha Gill's Marin Riff Zone 27.5

Gabe Simpson s Dialled Bikes Hotrod
Gabe Simpson's Dialled Bikes Hotrod

Scott Beaumont s Specialised Enduro SX
Scott Beaumont's Specialised Enduro SX


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 ' Commencal Meta 4X ' sick looking bike
  • 2 0
 I had one (flouro yellow) a few years ago... Why the balls did I sell it? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!
  • 16 0
 Do I see a 26/4x comeback???? Yes please
  • 14 0
 That's not a Ticket S. No ABP, no raised seat stay yoke, no Full Floater. Looks to be a Polygon Trid ZZ.
  • 3 0
 Saw that, was also mega confused haha Although the new Pro model Ticket S doesnt have a full floater either, but should still have ABP
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 @ZenkiS14: true (about FF on the pro model) but yeah, the no ABP and the weird seat stay yoke was a dead giveaway for me anyway.
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 @seraph: you mean the one with the 110mm XC stem?!
  • 1 0
 Yeah sorry totally my fault I got 2 image numbers in my notes switched around. It’s all fixed now though!
  • 12 1
 Still can’t believe Dual gets more hyped than 4x.. someone plz organize some 4x racing in North America!!
  • 8 0
 Working on it. Wink
  • 9 0
 Enduro SX always gets me excited to see.
  • 5 0
 I need to know what chainguide is on that Marin! What a colorful bike.
  • 4 0
 It's Hope Slick Guide. Martha's bike is on the Hope site: www.hopetech.com/news/bike-check-martha-gills-marin-hawk-hill
  • 3 0
 @yonderboy: thank you very much
  • 5 0
 Blake’s bike is a Trid ZZ.
  • 2 0
 Some great nostalgia here. Glad to see people still ripping these bikes. Bikes have never been better but things were more unique and fun back then.
  • 1 0
 Different types of riding. Shorter steeper bikes are much more nimble which suits 4X well. I wouldn't want to ride one for enduro though.
  • 3 0
 These bikes make me happy.
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 Any insight on the cockpit on Robert Blake's Trek Ticket S? Angle set and long-ish stem?
  • 5 0
 It's a trid zz... Either way, what's the setup?
  • 1 0
 @Maslin02: Let me know what info you need and i'll get it across Smile
  • 1 0
 I’m flooded with warm n fuzzy nostalgic feelings looking at these bikes. Anyone else?
  • 2 2
 Whenever I read these articles I feel like every single one of them was in the last post like this.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 1 0
 Hell yea....hard tails killing it!
  • 1 0
 Enduro brought back some memories.
  • 1 0
 Anyone who is selling a full suss 4x bike could you let me know....
  • 1 0
 Trids a rad bike, shouldn't of sold it.
  • 1 1
 You guys really need to get a picture of Martin Brown's ice with the derailer adaptation for 4 cross
  • 1 0
 I love it!!! Make it work, ride fast, just send it!!!
  • 1 0
 That Marin is a Hawk Hill? Judging by the paint job?
  • 1 0
 Remember when 4x bikes were steel hardtail?
  • 1 0
 I don't know what 4x is... but I am going to find out.
  • 1 0
 Loving Rob Blakes Polypon, look sweet.
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 Looking sick!
  • 1 0
 Those Hotrods are SICK!
  • 1 0
 looks like a session

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