Emil Johansson's Three-Peat Custom Trek Ticket S - Crankworx Innsbruck 2020

Oct 5, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S

It was another Crankworx and another win for Emil Johansson at Innsbruck this weekend. That makes it three in a row following his first Joyride crown in Whistler last year, and his win at Rotorua earlier this year. Another Crankworx also means another custom bike for Johansson- this time it's a hydro dip style frame. Hydro dipping is a process where paint lays on top of the surface of a container of water and is then transferred on to an object when it is dipped into the water; for this frame the colours were marble with inspired swirls of orange, black and grey.

Joyride 2019 podium.
Johansson's helix frame from Whistler (bottom of frame)
Trek Ticket S
And his "Gun Smoke / Black Marble" frame from Rotorua last year.

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
Hydro-dipping creates a truly unique frame that will be almost impossible to replicate.

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
RockShox has also joined in the party with these custom lowers. Is anyone else getting Load/Andres Serrano flashbacks?

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
Cable management is sorted via a mechanical gyro, which allows Emil to spin the bars as much as he wants without having to untangle a cable. Hydraulic gyros are also available, but still fairly rare among slopestyle riders.

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
The mechanical gyro connects to this Avid BB7 Road SL caliper. Yes, it's not as powerful as a hydraulic system but its compatible with the gyro and its titanium hardware saves a bit of weight.

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
The brake connects to an Odyssey BMX Monolever. We don't have confirmation from Emil on this, but we imagine he's chosen this lever as it sits far away from the bar so won't get in the way when he's trying to catch his bars. It looks like Emil is also running some signature Sensus grips.

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
HT contributed some orange pedals to the build.

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
Industry Nine hubs help the singlespeed set up roll.

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
Remnants of the champagne shower on Emil's saddle.

Emil Johansson Trek Ticket S
Emil was running a fast-rolling Maxxis Pace in the rear with an Ikon XC tire up front for a bit more bite in the overcast conditions in Innsbruck.


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42 Comments

  • 26 0
 Love seeing all the special things the slope guys do to make their bikes as comfortable/trickable as possible. Keep these coming!
  • 23 5
 Eventually, slope riders will be brakeless n lidless with just a trucker hat that flies off every time they do a spin trick...
  • 22 2
 go mow the grass you dad
  • 2 0
 @ridealltheb1kes: Pretty sure its a dylan stark reference
  • 2 0
 @InstantBreakfast: its just a general BMX reference
  • 3 0
 Wish we had a detailed shot of the single speed tensioner. Anyone know what it is? Looks like there's some chain retention "guides" on either side of the cog, but hard to tell from the big photo what he's using for an actual tensioner. It looks like a single speed specific tensioner instead of a repurposed road or short cage derailleur.
  • 1 0
 I wish I knew what it was but it looks like what all the guys at rampage use too.
  • 2 0
 @ProperPushIrons: that definitely looks like it, thanks. Pricey, but does look nice!
  • 1 0
 @oathead: I had thought about single speed for my dh but after seeing the pricing, i realized geared really doenst cost much more.
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: You can use an old derailleur to bodge together a decent single speed! Or there's cheaper tensioners out there. Obviously the higher end stuff is nice but if you want to try it out no reason to spend hundreds of dollars on it.
  • 1 0
 I used a Rohloff dh tensioner on a downhill bike for a while. It was good, no noise and pretty sturdy little thing. If you can find one of those for a reasonable price I’d recommend.
  • 1 0
 An old zee dr can be hacked to a chain tensioner with a clutch. There's a howto on the singlespeed dh thread Smile
  • 5 0
 At least the paint isn't done with bovine blood and his well... "Load".
  • 1 0
 metallica refrence?
  • 9 0
 @RyanShreds: No the other album named load with cow blood and jizz on the cover
  • 3 0
 Trek needs to offer the Ticket frameset as part of there Custom 'Project One' lineup. Every other frame I would just get the stock color.
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  • 1 0
 I just rattle-can sprayed my own... Gonna re-do it this winter. It's a nice winter project.
  • 1 0
 @megatryn: Pictures please. I have considered painting my own frame (not on a Ticket, though) but am not confident in my painting skills.
  • 1 0
 @rosemarywheel: Check my profile. It's not very visible in pictures, because it's matte black with sparkles.
  • 1 0
 @megatryn: Pretty! It looks like the sky full of stars. Well done, how did you get the glitter in there?
  • 1 0
 @rosemarywheel: I used the Montana Glitter Effect spray-can, sprayed on while the last matte black paint was still tacky. Had a couple of alternating layers of black and glitter to give it depth and tone the glitter down a bit.

www.montana-cans.com/en/spray-cans/montana-effect-sprays/glitter-400ml/montana-glitter-400ml
  • 4 0
 Whats with the piece of grip on the brake lever?
  • 9 0
 I guess it's so if he catches a bar on the lever it doesn't hurt his fingers
  • 1 0
 To not hurt his hand when catching the bars
  • 3 0
 Wait, you're not doing this?!?
  • 1 0
 Probably so he can catch easier on barspins/no handers. If you catch on a lever, it can be pretty painful sometimes.
  • 7 0
 @BeeDoubleYou: Once they have a lock on version, I will. these slip on grips for my bake lever hinge just move too much for me.
  • 2 0
 @adrennan: Its an absolute shame it has taken so long to get lock on brake lever grips.
  • 2 0
 Kind of reminds me of all the stolen bikes I see the skids riding downtown that have been "hydro dripped" with a can of rustoleum
  • 1 0
 When the guy in the paint room at the frame company accidentally eats some acid .
  • 1 0
 Andres Serrano reference, yes. Load reference, no. That album sucks.
  • 1 0
 Hydraulic gyros? Be interested in reading more on them
  • 1 1
 That paint job is something else!
  • 1 1
 I still don’t get why it doesn’t have a water bottle holder
  • 8 11
 For those scratching their head wondering how a gyro works;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTp2VgT3aVM
  • 8 2
 No one is
  • 3 1
 @freeridejerk888: just me then? Oh well. :-)
  • 3 1
 Did you just mansplain that?
  • 3 1
 It's pretty easy to just look at it to understand...
  • 1 0
 @Bikerdude137: Yeah I guess I just haven't seen that before. Going back to bed.
  • 2 0
 @akoukov: Apparently, just to myself.

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