Bike Check: Antoine Bizet's Rainbow Rose The Bruce - Crankworx Innsbruck 2019

Jun 17, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

Antoine Bizet may not be riding slopestyle this year to focus on riding his big bike and Rampage, but he's still on site here at Crankworx for pump track and dual speed and style. Rose have given him this unreal rainbow paint job and he's made it even more pimp with a line of his favourite singers up the top tube. We sat down to chat through this cool design and the tweaks he makes for Crankworx.

From top to bottom: Charles Aznavour, Daniel Balavoine, Jacques Brel, Lorenzo Mamen, Bob Marley, Nekfeu, Vald, Orelsan, Renaud, Patoche Sebastian, George Brassens.
Rider Name // Antoine Bizet
Age: 26
Hometown: Versailles
Height: 1m 83cm (6ft)
Weight: 83kg
Instagram: @antoinebizet

Model Name Details
Frame: Rose The Bruce
Fork: RockShox Pike DJ, 100mm
Wheels: Spank Vibrocore 26"
Tires: Michelin Force XC, 2.1"
Drivetrain: N/A
Brakes: SRAM Guide
Cockpit: Spank
Size: One size
More info: rosebikes.com

Antoine uses a 26" Michelin XC tire because they are lightweight, have low rolling resistance and, unlike a dirt jump tire, have side knobs to help in the pump track and speed and style turns. He runs them front and rear at 4.5 bar (65psi).

Bizet runs his brake far away from his grips and super low to keep it out of the way for tricks.

The detail on Bizet's rainbow paint job is so good

Bizet runs 760mm bars with only the solitary brake. Antoine had tickets to see Charles Aznavour (top) in December last year but the 94-year-old died in October.

Bizet is going to keep his feet on his pedals from now on and focus on rotation tricks and flips with an eye on Rampage, so a long cable makes for a simpler set up than a gyro.

Antoine forgot to top up his fork pressure for the pumptrack so he ran it nearly fully locked out

Chainstay length is bang in the middle for Antoine.



24 Comments

  • + 48
 Cool bike, fantastic paint job, just a small edit about the singers list : Jacques Brel (not Jacquess), Nekfeu (not Nekeu), Patrick Sebastien (not Patoche Sebastian even though patoche is a friendly nickname for Patrick), Georges Brassens not (George Breassens).

If you Liked any singer you wouldn't like to have the names spelled wrongly. such as Mikaƫl Jacquesson, Freddi Merkury or Fifty sent and so on ;-)
  • + 2
 Jacques Brel lived down my street :-)
  • + 5
 @zoobab2: Is he alive and well?
  • + 4
 @oscartheballer: "lived" is past tense.I don't know the guy and do not wish him ill will, so lets go with he moved away.
  • + 2
 Lorenzo Mamen c'est parfait
  • + 1
 @zoobab2: I'm living 50m from the house where he was born.Are we neighbours?
  • + 17
 If I were any good as a rider I'd want to be called 50 Sent.
  • + 2
 @quentos HAHA tres bien!
  • + 2
 @oscartheballer: I would suggest this one of Jacques Brel www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6MGGh8WUco it's a family portrait, the lyrics are an acurate depiction of hypocrisy among a "petit bourgeois" family over an impossible love story. Great song, raw intensity.
  • + 3
 @quentos: This one about the "Flamingants" is even more of relevant in the current political context of Belgium :-) www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGpV8rX-9oA First comment is about Eddy Merckx... On the cycling topic, you also have Yves Montand "A bicyclette" www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzbrjxqwpoo
  • + 3
 Crazy bike, crazy rider, cheers!
  • + 3
 That is a very sweet paintjob!
  • + 2
 Having that bike makes him see everything through Rose tinted glasses
  • + 3
 where is his chain?
  • + 8
 Removed for the chainless pump track event.
  • + 0
 I asked gwin, he told me he lost his chain too
  • + 2
 That is sick! Love it!
  • - 1
 The bike industry is like the car industry: painting is sadly uniform colors. Custom painting is gonna cost more. Maybe we can robotize it?
  • + 2
 no you cant
  • + 2
 conservative paint jobs appeal to a wider consumer base
  • + 1
 Isnt that a trp rotor?

Sick bike by any means
  • + 1
 Oh look....the eighteens are back !
  • + 1
 This guy is such a legend!

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