Bike Check: Mitch Chubey's Morpheus VSlope - Crankworx Les Gets 2018

Jun 21, 2018
by Richard Cunningham  



Mitch Chubey is enjoying a sort of comeback. After being absent from competition for a number of years, the Canadian freestyler is back on the scene and begining to post some results. PB photographer Andreas Dobslaff caught up with Chubey at Crankworx Les Gets to catch up and get a bike check, Chubey is riding a pair of Morpheus VSlope dual-suspension bikes, but he has yet to nail down a frame sponsorship, so he refers to his bikes publicly as "Red" and "Blue."

"Blue" is set up for Speed & Style competition, so it has a rear derailleur, although its Saint mech' only has to find its way across four cassette cogs. Chubey says he uses a Race Face Carbon handlebar to help him pump sections, which was
Mitch Chubey
interesting. For this venue, he runs a more aggressive Maxxis Minion DHR front tire, paired with a more slopestyle friendly Ikon in the rear. Chubey says "Red," his slopestyle machine, is similar, but uses a one-speed drivetrain.

Not a problem, unless you lose count, or begin the show with the wrong rotation.

Shimano XT brakes that have seen a few moments.
Industry Nine wheels, four-speed cassette, Shimano Saint derailleur.

Chain rubs on the adjustable rear dropout - silencing tape seems sketchy.

Concentric BB pivot eliminates chain growth.

SR Suntour Duolux fork reduced to 100mm travel
SR Suntour Duair shock (86mm wheel travel)

Race Face Turbine cranks, and Atlas pedals.

Top slopestyle rider seeks motivated frame sponsor. Any takers?

Maxxis DHR 2.3" front tire (Ikon 2.2" rear tire).
Deity Saddle






30 Comments

  • + 48
 Gotta love a bike check of a bike with some scars and wear on it!
  • + 9
 Prototype adjustable crank stopper.
  • + 1
 Ah, that's what that bolt is!
  • + 0
 @Robo88: That bolt is actually designed as part of the BB pivot to keep it in place, but I've heard of people tweaking the tension on that to work as a crank stopper. No idea if it works or not, I like crankflips too much haha.
  • + 30
 @impoppawheelie:
Inside I have a machined Teflon bushing that the bolt pushes against creating friction on the spindle. The result is a smooth resistance the entire way around the full rotation of the cranks.
  • + 20
 I heard this is for kickstand.
  • + 1
 A blue one sweet, now I've seen nothing
  • + 1
 @mitch1616: kickass tomorrow mitch!
  • + 1
 that chain rub reminds me of the Rocky Mountain RM 9 that I had to zip tie to a piece of small PVC pipe the top of the swingarm. One, to keep it from sucking into the tire & Two to keep it from eating the chainstay off.

@mitch1616 wouldn't a strip of one of those old school THE guards go better there? They were glue, padded foam and flexible plastic turtle shell type surface. Give it something to slide on.

Actually Shimano PRO has it: www.pro-bikegear.com/global/en-gb/accessories/Protection/PRO_AC_CHAINPROTEC
  • + 4
 "YOU MY BOY BLUE!!!"
  • + 1
 Pretty much the best bike possible to me, "in theory". Like if you listed off all of the parts one, by one, I'd be like, "that's the best bike possible".
  • - 2
 I would love to be able to afford one of this babies.. in reality I haven’t checked the price but I can’t afford to buy a bike I would probably never ride bc there’s no jumps or pump track or nothing around here in Florida
  • + 4
 Nope no jumps in Florida hahaha
  • + 2
 You're riding the wrong spots in florida
  • + 2
 @allenfstar: For real they have some banger jumps all over. If you don't know now you still don't know hahaha.
  • + 2
 @fecalmaster: I've got three letter for anyone who thinks florida doesn't have jumps.

GFT!
  • + 1
 Chubey seems like a good dude and a great rider. Nice to see him in the mix!
  • + 3
 Oh god. That chain rub.
  • + 1
 Yeah, didn't bother reading that bit!
  • + 1
 Looking good! What’s Red look like? Red i9’s on it too?
  • + 1
 In that first photo it really looks like a child's bike
  • + 1
 Why does Morpheus always do that with the rear dropout?
  • + 1
 It’s rough af but not in a Jordie Lunn kind of way.
  • + 2
 dhr 2
  • + 1
 Not sure why anyone would downvote this. That tread looks to me to be a DHR2 in the second-to-last pic, and I'd be very surprised to see someone running the original DHR as a front.
  • + 2
 and there is the part where you can clearly read DHR2
  • + 1
 @jjcrawley: haha, yeah, there it is, large as life in that first picture. Good catch
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