Bike Check: Brett Rheeder's Glitter Bomb Trek Ticket - Crankworx Whistler 2019

Aug 17, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  


Brett Rheeder comes into Whistler on the hunt for the Triple Crown of slopestyle and he's hoping the same custom geometry frame that he piloted to a staggering win in Austria will be lucky for him again. Trek have specially made him this alloy Ticket frame with a longer top tube, steeper head angle and lower bottom bracket, they have also shaved 200 grams off the weight of the standard frame for Brett's custom bike. The idea was to create a bike that could compete with the agile hardtails being ridden by Rogatkin, Godziek and more and, going by Rheeder's results this year, it has worked so far.

Alongside working with Trek on the bike, Brett has also been developing his own components under the Title name. This means everything apart from the wheels, drivetrain and suspension on this bike has come from Brett's head, making it a truly personal ride.
Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
Rider Name // Brett Rheeder
Age: 26
Hometown: Mount Albert, Ontario
Instagram: @brettrheeder

Brett says he's not the biggest fan of this course at the moment, but windy conditions all week have meant that practice has been fairly minimal for the riders. He's hoping that some clearer weather will allow him time to work out his tricks and get ready for the big event later today. Let's take a closer look at the dazzling bike he's going to be aiming for glory on:

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
Ticket S Details

Frame: Aluminum 85mm dual-suspension, (custom slopestyle geometry)
Shock: Fox Float DPS, 85mm
Fork: Fox Factory 36, 100mm
Wheels: We Are One Composites The Coup, 26", Profile Racing Z-Coaster.
Tires: Maxxis Ikon, 2.2x26"
Drivetrain: Singlespeed, Shimano XTR crank, SB One G3C DH Chain Tensioner
Brakes: Shimano mechanical disc brake
Cockpit: Title prototype handlebar (734mm), Title prototype stem, Title prototype gyro
Size: Custom

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
The new Ticket back end pumps out 85mm of travel.

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
A new XTR crank is the only change from his Innsbruck set up


Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
Fox have even chipped in with a glittery crown and stanchions and autographed stanchion stickers.

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
A single speed full suss requires a chain tensioner, Brett uses an SB One G3C DH.

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
A freecoaster hub allows a rider to ride backwards without also backpedaling; does this mean we could be seeing some new half cab variations from Rheeder this afternoon?

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
A C3 logo is tucked under the downtube.

Brett is still working on his Title components brand and we got a close look at some of the prototype pieces on his Crankworx bike. Brett said he was still learning a lot about this side of the industry and had some more work to do before he could give away any details, but he told us to expect news towards the end of the year.

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
The range focusses around controls for now, including bars with an 8 degree backsweep and 5 degree upsweep and a saddle. Brett runs his bars at 734mm but we don't know how wide the bars will be uncut yet.

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
Brett's Title stem looks super clean

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
It was the Title gyro that really caught our eye; this allows Brett to spin his bars as many times as he likes in both directions without having to worry about his cables getting too twisted.

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
The gyro includes this brake lever and the reconnector that sits on top of the downtube.

Brett Rheeder Trek Ticket S
There's no Title brake caliper though, Brett connects his gyro to a Shimano mechanical disc brake.


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45 Comments

  • 15 1
 26 aren't dead!
  • 10 1
 Obviously not. Slope, DJ, 4X, trials. Why does this keep happening?!
  • 10 9
 @shredright: also DH
  • 7 1
 @Foes2001: Well, some people, yeah!
  • 1 2
 @shredright: jeje i'm just a silly boy, thats why. :3
  • 1 0
 @asdfqwer1234: Aiiiiiiit!!!
  • 17 8
 Oh mhy ghawd this is beatiful.

Two questions about this bike: does anyone know if one can put an angle set on it? Like one degree? Then, is it much different to send dirt jumps with it than with a regular DJ?
  • 12 2
 More pop. More cush for harsh landings. Why would u need an angle set??
  • 11 13
 @makripper: because it has similar geo to P3 long which I don’t really like. Long reach + steep HA, I am too old and too much of a rubbish airman for this
  • 6 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I have a Ticket S (the "old" version). There is a bit less pop than a HT and a bit more weight, but managable for me. It's not really possible to put a angle set in it, but put a longer fork on it and compensate (I run 120mm) with bar height and stem mounting for grip height and you're golden. What it does do is make a huuuge difference on harsh landings, and allows my shoddy ankles to still ride.

It's hella expensive for a play bike that only sees a bit of use, but luckily I got a killer deal on mine.
  • 5 4
 @megatryn: do you run it like a XC racing bike? 10-15% SAG? I’ll test one soon. I thought 120 fork and maybe a mild offset bush Smile
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: steep is good for bar tricks.
  • 1 0
 @Wakidesigns I have the most recent regular ticket, it just came with open bearings, but the cups are pressed, so I don’t see why not. With a tapered steerer it will probably have to be an external lower cup, though.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: probably not really, stiffer the better, i've no sag as such and get 10-20% travel on a harsh landing. but thats on a soda slope, so what do i know.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns : There's always this option - www.reverse-components.com/en/products/05°-angle-spacer-tapered-forks - if you can't do an angle set.
  • 2 0
 @megatryn: how can't you put an angleset in it? if you can put a headset in a bike you can put an angleset in a bike. unless you're running a giro then i could see issues.

@wannabeabiker works components makes anglesets for tapered steerers with the external bearing on the upper cup.
  • 4 2
 Thanks guys!
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I run it like a DJ bike 0-1% sag. As hard as possible, but it takes the bite of landings and still lets me pump.
  • 1 0
 That would be a big hit in the west village in Manhattan.
  • 1 0
 @lognar: For reasons known only to themselves, Trek use the integrated headset where instead of the bearings sitting in a zero stack or external cup they just sit straight in the frame. Every angleset available has some form of cup to angle the bearings to adjust the head angle. So you can't press the cups of an angleset in there - I wanted one for my Trek but it's impossible.
  • 1 0
 @lukeb: right. Or that. Weight savings probably. Im curious to see how that gimball was mounted then
  • 1 0
 @lukeb: gimball? I meant gyro
  • 1 0
 @lognar: I know a few riders had custom machined parts before Trek started to weld on gyro-tabs on the frame. Mine is without the tabs.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns Let me know next time you're in Oslo/Hafjell and I'll let you jump on my bike. Wink
  • 2 0
 @megatryn: i’ll be there in September. Just waiting for a weather window.
  • 12 2
 Brake housing pulling through the caliper - put a ferrule on there! c'mon maaan
  • 7 0
 Holy shit I didn't even notice until you pointed that out...goldang, someone needs to get this guy a mechanic! There's no way he can ride like...oh.
  • 11 1
 You got to ride a magic rainbow to win Joyride.
  • 3 0
 Apparently not lol
  • 6 1
 Still with the sketchy use of shift housing for a linear brake housing. Essentially relying upon the plastic sheathing to resist. Why? You can buy linear housing built for this exact job.
  • 2 0
 "It was the Title gyro that really caught our eye; this allows Brett to spin his bars as many times as he likes in both directions without having to worry about his cables getting too twisted."

Yeah, I mean most gyros only let you get 2 or 3 spins max...
  • 2 1
 Ok, so.... more and more DH athletes are using the new XTR brakes instead of Saint, same for the Enduro bros. Enduro bros and now slopestyle athletes are using XTR cranks too. Since the new XTR is said to be as powerful and strong as Saint, what is the point of Saint now? If it comes down to price, can XT & SLX fulfill those needs?.

Are we seeing the phasing out of Saint & Zee products?
  • 4 0
 Longer, lower . . . steeper
  • 3 0
 Can't wait to see more products from Title
  • 5 2
 26 is not dead............that's a sweet bike.
  • 2 0
 That gyro is a great work of engineering. Brilliant
  • 3 2
 I’m over the gold fox stanchions. This would look better with the black ones.
  • 4 3
 Feel like somewhere Rick Ross is like “yo? Where my bling?!?!?”
  • 1 0
 ^^^Xtr cranks^^^Pure desingWink Remenber the golden age!!!
  • 1 0
 Sick!
  • 2 3
 Tf is happening with his barrel adjusters
  • 1 3
 Seriously. Its so wrong.
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