Cam McCaul is one of the most premier riders of our sport today. He can kill it on the track, rip up the dirt jumps, and keep you laughing till you want to cry, while still busting out some of the most unique lines, and tricks. Recently on my trip to Aptos California I got a chance to check out Cam's new bike, however Cam didn't have too much spare time so I got him to do his bike check while he was riding to cut down on filming time. Click here for the Cam McCaul bike check...
Coming out of one of the nicest places to live in the world, Aptos, California, Cam McCaul has put in his time from day 1. A big influence at the famous Aptos Post Office Jumps Cam has put in a ton of shovel, and riding time at the jump spot. It's no surprise to me that when he drops in, everyone watches. Cam's riding style, and flow through the trick line is butter smooth, and he's a great person to showcase the style the riders in the area have.
Cam was stoked to be rocking out the all new Trek Ticket. Trek has gone with some very unique graphics that work great with the bike. Wrapped in a black and cyan paint job the Trek Ticket has some great features like the E2 tapered head tube. Designed around greater stiffness and frame durability the tapered design of the E2 head tube incorporates a 1 1/2" lower bearing, and an 1 1/8" upper.
|Frame and size||2010 Trek Ticket|
|Fork||2010 Fox 831, 15QR|
|Headset||Cane Creek E2 internal tapered|
|Crankarms||Shimano Saint M810-1|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Saint M810|
|Pedals||Shimano DX platform|
|Chain||Shimano Dura Ace 7700|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Big Earl 31.8|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm, 50mm length|
|Brakes||Shimano Saint M810, 160mm CenterLock rotors f/r|
|Front Wheel||Bontrager Rhythm|
|Rear Wheel||Bontrager Rhythm Pro, 28h|
|Tires||Bontrager XR 1 26x2.2 120 tpi|
|Tubes||Bontrager Standard 26x1.75-2.2|
The Ticket has a 135x10mm thru-axle rear end, and it's adjustable. Equip with hardware options from the factory for single speed, or geared setup the Ticket's adjustable dropouts move from 15.75 inches to 16.5 inches, allowing for adjustment of your chain stay length. Find the perfect position, and lock it in! Also, the hardware used for those adjustments is stainless steel, meaning you won't be breaking them anytime soon.
Proper cable routing
The Ticket uses ISCG05 chain guide mounts, allowing for ease of installation of any chain guide on the market right now. As well, it's been constructed with a forged yoke, and gussets. The forging process allows the manufacturer to remove as much material as possible while still keeping the strength that is needed. This allows Trek to construct the frame as light as possible, while still meeting their strength needs. This also allows Trek to add other features, like a flared seat tube for a super durable bottom bracket junction.
Cam had his Ticket blinged out with the new Fox 831 Fork, a Shimano Saint component group covering the cranks and brakes, and his bars, seat and post, stem, and wheels are all handled by Trek's in-house brand Bontrager. Cam's bike was not overly weight weenie style, but weighed in at roughly 27 pounds. Cam figures he can trim about another pound, to a pound and a half off of his bike, but would that be too light? He is still on the fence about that.
831 Fork side angle
We have seen a bit of the custom Fox stanchions on the world cup scene on pro riders bikes like Jared Graves, Gee Atherton and Aaron Gwin. It looks to me that Cam has some fancy coating on his fork as well, hopefully something to look for in the near future.
Cam looked dialed riding the new ticket, so here's some information on what makes up the Trek Ticket. Available in 2 sizes, small and large, the Ticket's geometry has been refined upon by Cam McCaul. Manufactured out of Alpha White Aluminum, the Ticket is light, stiff, and very well thought out. The geometry on the Ticket was a little different compared to other bikes in this category.2010 Trek Ticket Geometry
|Trek Ticket||Small Frame (13 inches)||Large Frame (15 inches)|
|Head tube Angle||70 deg||70 deg|
|Seat tube Angle||71 deg||71 deg|
|Chainstay Length||15.7 inches||15.7 inches|
|Wheelbase||39.7 inches||41.3 inches|
|Standover||27.5 inches||27.2 inches|
|Bottom Bracket Height||12.6 inches||12.6 inches|
Cam looked super comfortable on his Ticket, especially as he and his brother Tyler McCaul had just returned from a very important "business trip" to Mexico. Cam also mentioned something about a front flip superman, so keep your eyes peeled for that trick coming soon.
Picture by Justin Brantley
The Trek Ticket frame should be available through your local Trek dealer and the frame carries a US MSRP of $989.99. For more information on the Trek Ticket check out Trek Bicycle's website
. Over and Out!