9 DH Bikes from Crankworx BC 2021

Sep 30, 2021
by Clint Trahan  

George Brannigan



Garret Mechem



Mikey Haderer



Dylan Crane



Scott Thornhill



Tegan Cruz



Seth Sherlock



Bas Van Steenbergen



Jackson Frew


Did you clean up?...couldn't resist.



78 Comments

  • 93 1
 Mikey Haderer deserves mad respect for making his own frame from old cereal boxes and duct tape.
  • 7 0
 Nail'd it! Not sure which would be more effective- this bike or a folding beach chair
  • 6 0
 He used a beer can too around his seatpost true innovation with materials
  • 2 1
 @endurogan: Back in the 90's I used to have a pair of Zyzxx forks on which the lowers were huge, and so used beer cans wrapped around each leg as protectors. Boddingtons ale if you're interested.
  • 1 0
 Fun with paper-mache
  • 4 0
 He deserves an award for overcoming adversity- He’s the last American privateer of the early 2000’s left racing. Everyone else has gotten old, is busy habitually taking up handicap spots, tried enduro and failed, or now is a home owner/husband/dad/ beverage distribution representative and realized DH racing takes time away from kicking it with the boys and doing some one armed curls. The only thing slacker than his seat tube angle- his nutrition program of liquid cocaine and pringles. Here’s to you, Mikey.
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: If I ever get an inverted fork I will definitley be stealing that idea but ill be using sneaky weasel
  • 28 1
 I think Mikey Haderer has had one heavy landing too many and bent his bike.
  • 8 0
 God, what is this thing!!
  • 7 0
 Seat tube is slacker then the head tube on the grim donut
  • 1 0
 Is this the textbook example of what can go wrong when you ghetto a mullet setup?
  • 1 0
 yeah, he does not look too convinced though....
  • 4 0
 When you want the look of an eBike with out the weight of the pesky motor and battery
  • 1 0
 @danisroka: came here to ask the same. some brief googling yielded no answers.
  • 2 0
 @danisroka: It's a crime against aesthetics!
  • 6 0
 @flattoflat: Polygon DH proto is my guess. Looks like the old version with custom linkage + additional pivot on the top tube
  • 3 0
 @gento: erm, it wasn't a prototype, they actually sold this thing.
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145: yep veiria brothers where racing them but soon went back to the old polygons
  • 2 0
 Mountain Cycle still making bikes? Whaaaaa?
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145: I think @gento is right,
looks like the the earlier proto model with the added swing link at the top tube and shock, releive some side load stress on the rear shock.

If I remember correctly, Tracey Hannah, and possibly Nick had some success on the WC circuit with these bikes.
  • 15 0
 I told my friends that if I lowered my dropper, I’d have a DH bike too but they wouldn’t listen
  • 5 0
 look at my user name
  • 11 1
 did any body else the the guys shirt that said vee tire co but he was running maxxis
  • 15 0
 8 DH Bikes from Crankworx BC 2021
  • 11 0
 All I can see is the Outside panel on top
  • 6 0
 Rip pinkbike
  • 13 3
 Thanks for mentioning what all the bikes are. useless.
  • 2 3
 Yes if all you ride is boring enduro shit.
  • 9 1
 No discussions about that Lyrik on Scott Thornhills bike?? I mean... not even a ZEB...
  • 5 0
 It's not even a DH bike, so it doesn't belong in a "DH Bikes" article.
  • 5 0
 @taldfind: To be fair, if he rode it down a hill, that makes it a DH (Down Hill) bike, no?
  • 5 0
 @jaycubzz: Nope. I once had to undo a bolt using a hammer and a chisel, but that didn't make those tools into a wrench.
I've nothing against racers using what they think is the best tool for the race (or only tool they have if that's the case,) more power to them. I do have an issue with PB's insistence on declaring Enduro bikes as equal to DH bikes. They aren't. They are superior climbers and inferior decenders, and always will be, by design.
  • 2 2
 @taldfind: oooooooooooook then.
  • 9 1
 Where’s Tom’s hardtail?
  • 7 0
 Is George Brannigan running a bigger rotor in the rear?
  • 4 0
 It looks like he is, either that or looks weird with the mullet. I’ve heard of a few pros preferring to run a bigger rotor in the rear recently, no idea why.
  • 2 2
 Optical illusion because mullet?
  • 2 0
 @B3NBiker: troy brosnan does it too. his mechanic explained that after testing during off season they concluded that in DH most of the breaking is happening in the rear, ergo the bigger rotors out back against fading.
myself switched to a 200 in the rear u. love it after using a 180 for years and i‘m not fast compared to those guys.
  • 12 0
 @B3NBiker: you use your rear brake more than front. Ive burnt my rear rotor after one day morizine and front was like brand new. Also If you put your new pads same day, try check it after while you will see your rear pads worn out a lot more than front. I think because we drag our rear brake a lot mor than front, in steeps when hiting corners always draggin rear brake, you dont need lock your front wheel ever on trail and usualy you hard brake with front only for few moments when in straight line and want to slow down. I think it comes down to have bigger rear rotor to help manage heat not so power. I would always put 220 rear on my bike if frame allows it.
  • 7 0
 With a 220 rear and 200 front, never had a braking problem again. I'm a big man 95kg/210lbs (in fact i'm not tall, so i'm just fat)
  • 1 0
 More modulation on the front ?
  • 1 0
 @DatCurryGuy: no, better resistance to fading on the rear
  • 1 1
 @striveCF15: I could never understand why everyone (nearly) runs a bigger up front I always use 203 front and back, maybe it’s all about forces and shit
  • 8 2
 Damn, I need to wash my eyes after seeing that Intense and Polygon...How can someone ride it?!
  • 6 1
 Sneaky Bastards!!

Removing the Outside+ bar with uBlock Origin now has the Dashboard button removed as well.

That is not cool!
  • 3 1
 Go to filters and remove the first two or three lines.
Make sure the outside header is still listed.
-> Hit apply and the Dashboard button is back.
  • 6 0
 2045 WC season opening, Intense still with the same prototype. Oh yes, new "stealth mode" sticker kit.
  • 6 0
 That's Intensly ugly
  • 1 0
 Close look at that Radon Swoop, 170 enduro bike running a dual crown looks to be more than 170, maybe 180,190?
Also looks to be running 27.5 lowers, same as Joe Breeden the Psychosois winner. More travel, less overall height, with a dropper for the climb/hike-a-bike......Could be the Enduro bike of the future right there
  • 4 0
 that intense and the polygon are really ugly
  • 1 0
 @clemdog those are 27.5 forks with a 29er wheel. A 29er model was shown on the eurobike article i think. Besides what some people say i think the rux is a pretty good fork
  • 4 3
 F Hyper!!! Yall shouldn't even show that bike ever seeing as you cant buy one. Very sad.
  • 1 4
 "Yall shouldn't even show that bike ever seeing as you cant buy one" is weird. Something to say about this Intense prototype?
  • 1 0
 @fracasnoxteam: But you will eventually be able to buy one. Hyper not so much.
  • 2 1
 @nug12182: eventually is the word, Intense DH prototype is evolving what feels like forever
  • 1 0
 Maybe I’m weird but I like the look of the new Intense dh and enduro bikes.
  • 2 0
 Now there's a damn outside bar at the top of the screen
  • 1 0
 Wait a minute. Does intense make an aluminum DH bike? Looks sick! Welded by FTW?
  • 1 0
 Everyone is bagging on the Poly but that Marin looks like a catalog bike from 2014..Dude..
  • 1 0
 How about some infos about the Kenda prototypes seen quite often?
  • 1 1
 I’m still gutted I never managed to get my hands on a polygon xquareone. It’s one of the best bikes I’ve ridden.
  • 1 0
 Pretty soon the Rocky Mountain Shore will be a part of an XC bike round up
  • 1 0
 Is that yet another Intense proto? Yuck
  • 1 0
 they better force scott thornhill to climb to the top.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, my fave isn't there anywhere so...
  • 1 1
 Whats up with these SR Suntour Rux forks. Thightest buisness in this area.
  • 1 0
 That fork is designed to take both wheel sizes, but that's really tight.
  • 4 0
 Isn't that a 29" wheel in a 27.5" fork?
  • 2 0
 I haven't had one, but... their website does not says anything besides 27,5". I know a couple of guys, runnin a 29" wheel in it, but it's tight.
#reversemullet #fullparty :-)
  • 2 0
 @clemdog: yep, it was always just a 27.5" fork. Though saw a release recently showing an actual 29" Rux with proper clearance.
  • 1 0
 Furious Plez
  • 1 0
 That Propaine is fire.
  • 1 0
 I love the Kona Operator
  • 1 2
 So… who won Psychosis DH? Are you guys even going to publish that??
  • 1 1
 My bad, I missed that one.
  • 1 0
 Yup, would have been nice to have some commentary. I like to know the details, for instance Kirk McDowall did the whole race on a blown out rear tire!
  • 1 2
 ..
  • 2 3
 Penny Farthing city

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