Slack Randoms: Nut Bikes, Canyon's Trampoline Bike, Rocket Powered Sleighs & More

Nov 27, 2022
by Ed Spratt  
We use Slack as our workplace communication tool at Pinkbike and we have a #randoms channel that we use to share an assortment of videos and stories from all corners of the cycling world and beyond... We thought a couple of the moments from the past week were too good not to share with a wider audience, so here are some of the highlights.





A Bike Made from 147 Nuts


bigquotesHow nuts do you need to be to create a fully working bicycle out of 147 nuts? The Q



Canyon's Trampoline Bike


Fabio and Gabriel Wibmer have received the exclusive trampoline bike from Canyon. It will probably never be released to the public but it does look like a pretty cool solution to the normal DIY attempts.



Specialized's Roblox Bike Experience


Specialized has launched its own Roblox experience, you can play the experience for yourself here.



Trying 24” Wheels on a 300mm Bike


bigquotesI have never tried 24" wheels before, but I wanted to try them on my Boostmonster! So I tried this out in Whistler! I have to say it took a bit to get used to and I really wasn't sure what use they may have. But as I was riding some of my favourite flow trails the wheels really started to work a lot better! Jordan Boostmaster



Aaron Gwin's Windham 2015 Race Run Review


bigquotesSee what it takes to win a World Cup in the good ol US of A!

Thanks to Red Bull for providing the footage!
Aaron Gwin



Neko Mulally's Reserve Wheel Test


bigquotesReserve wanted to do some wheel testing on a track that was known to break wheels, so we too them to Massanutten! We ended up with some really good feedback to build a better product moving forward! Neko Mulally



One Take Snowboard Trickshot Run


bigquotesWatch Seb Toots' creativity on full display as he takes his signature obstacle courses and trick shots from the indoors to the mountain. Red Bull



How Long Will DIY Tyres Last?




Santa Clause and his rocket sleigh!




Rufford Ford Carnage




Top Snowboarders Attempt The Highest Hand Plant Wall


bigquotesThe Empire state building of wall rides has finally met its match.

Peace Park has a beastly combined feature challenge for its competitors: Highest Handplant Wall and Highest Hip Air. It would all be considered fun if the 24-foot wall wasn’t 40-feet off the flats and the hip feature wasn’t a gigantic 70-feet long. Regardless, the men and women of Woodward Peace Park simply take it in stride as yet another mind-melter from snowboarding icon, Danny Davis. In the end, one wild-card rider will reign supreme on the wall while endless boosts off the hip redefine the gravitational pull of the Northwest snowboarding scene. Commentary by snowboarding royalty, Todd Richards and Chris Grenier (The Bomb Hole), is not to be missed.
OutsideWatch





109 Comments

  • 194 2
 I'm imagining the nut bike was really just an elaborate setup so the creator could tell someone to "ride on deez nuts"
  • 35 0
 I was shocked at him welding all of those zinc plated nuts without a breather.
  • 21 0
 @Explodo: He’s nuts.
  • 16 0
 i love the external cable routing
  • 5 0
 That bike was nuts
  • 7 0
 I bet they bolted after that.
  • 30 0
 They’re really gonna post this bike in the middle of November?
  • 3 0
 @Explodo: Nothing quite like a healthy dose of metal fume fever
  • 9 0
 Should be posted in the Sexiest Hardtail. The bike is a thread ender.
  • 5 1
 So how many bottle carrier can you mount on it?
  • 2 0
 @Explodo: That's the kind of smoke that will give ya a headache
  • 2 0
 I wanna see a HUCK to flat SLOMO of this bike !
  • 1 0
 @flipoffthemonkeys: it was either that, or do thru-hardware routing
  • 3 0
 Man I'd be afraid to bust a nut on that bike....wait,... what?
  • 3 0
 @Explodo: Let's hope he dipped them into a hydrochloric bath first. Talk about modularity, though. You can thread in any sort of mount, accessory, or even pegs and seats for extra riders. Maybe this is the future?
  • 1 0
 @RedBurn: Yes, Huck to Flat!!!
  • 1 0
 @Explodo: If what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, he's the next super hero: ZincMan.
  • 2 0
 That's a lot of nuts!
  • 1 0
 @Explodo: He might’ve been wearing a breather. The vid never should his head.
  • 74 1
 I tried to buy a trampoline bike only the cheque bounced...
  • 3 6
 Why are there no cranks....
  • 68 1
 @takeiteasyridehard: all the cranks are here in the PB comments.
  • 2 0
 @takeiteasyridehard: Because no one could start it
  • 2 2
 @takeiteasyridehard: because trampoline.
  • 2 1
 @JVance: I figured it would help to: A-keep you from getting the seat in the nuts. B- Help you get used to the tricks while having to keep your feet on the pedals. C- make sure you learn the tricks mimicking the leg position you will actually be in on a real bike.

BTW, you can take the pins out of some roundish plastic pedals, file off plastic pins, or just wrap em in tape. I had a friend with a couple tramp bikes...
  • 4 3
 where are the wheels ? i dont understand
  • 59 0
 All those threaded hole and not one water bottle mount.
  • 3 1
 And the drop outs? Would have thought a bolt on axle would have been better.
  • 29 1
 Cnyn trmplne bk surely...
  • 19 1
 Wow- the Rufford ford videos are YouTube crack. I think I'll watch 1, then an hour later I'm like what am I doing........... But then I think what are half the drivers thinking.
  • 4 0
 Been on them hard too. Shoutout the OG Ben, death to the copycats!
(I watch them all, but prefer no commentary—the chill these strange people regularly exhibit when drowning their car in front of an audience is fascinating. We’d be losing it over here, looking for someone to yell at.)
  • 11 0
 @owl-X: always remember to consider that the detour is about 1mile to go around. Adds even more to the fascinating look into the human brain
  • 5 0
 I just love how the old school land rovers drive straight through it without a care in the world. And how some of the soft roaders don't... Poor technique doesn't exactly help either...
  • 1 0
 Land Rover for the win! Think the entire model range survived!
  • 2 0
 Never thought I'd see Rufford Ford on PB of all places!
  • 1 0
 It's surprisingly watchable, I laugh that roads like that are a thing still over there, especially when they had the foresight to build a stout pedestrian bridge.
  • 2 0
 @matjtom90: you’ve got to have somewhere to watch the entertainment from
  • 1 0
 Oh man, it hurts to see all these cars being destroyed in such a stupid way! I cannot take it..
  • 1 0
 @slimboyjim: the land rovers might have made it through the ford but they will all be rotting away in various other ways
  • 2 0
 @lacuna: notice that no Freelander even made it to the ford
  • 2 0
 @lacuna: I like to imagine that they drive around the corner where nobody can see them, and open the door to let all the water out! Ha ha!
  • 1 0
 @AK350Z: living ten mins away, I thought the same! I have no idea why so many people even attempt it!
  • 1 0
 @AidanWilson: do you know BEN? Does BEN ride mtb? Will you please ride your bike through?

thanks in advance
  • 18 1
 Mans got go stamina to produce 147 nuts
  • 13 0
 soooo.. who is gonna do the huck to flat on the nut bike? or is it the nut to flat on the huck bike?
  • 11 0
 147?? What’s wrong with the usual 142 or 148nuts? This is getting out of hand
  • 11 0
 Ride a bike made of nuts? Screw that!
  • 9 4
 For someone to be crazy enough to come up with the idea to make a bike out of nuts, it's clear that someone put a HEX on him!!
  • 7 1
 You know, I'm something of a bike nut myself
  • 5 0
 All I want for Christmas is a rocket sleigh
  • 16 0
 Santa is bringing me a rocket nut trampoline bike.
  • 1 0
 What use they may have? Come on, youngin’… sit down and let me tell you why 24” was so great back in my day…
Seriously I feel old, but they were great for slacking out bikes that were too steep, adding squish to a 26” bike that couldn’t take a larger 26” tire but could take a huge 24” tire… and… umm… like just so many other reasons… like, umm….
  • 5 1
 E bike version, nuts and volts
  • 9 5
 After reading the title, I was expecting a bike made out of walnuts.
  • 2 16
flag sheepsfootchoilbelly (Nov 26, 2022 at 13:54) (Below Threshold)
 That doesn't even make sense. Try harder or don't even bother
  • 6 0
 @sheepsfootchoilbelly: I read the word nut and thought of edible nuts. (Didn't see the photo, obviously.) I mean, we've seen bamboo and other organic bikes here so not even that much of a leap.
  • 7 4
 Saw a bike made out of dildos. Asked if it came in different colors. No but it's fun to ride .
  • 3 0
 What no internal cable routing on the nut bike
  • 2 0
 Did not see a bottle mount either Frown
  • 4 0
 @rideronthestorm1:
Actually it has 147 bottle mounts! :-)
  • 3 0
 @Jbq: And 147 internal cable routes!
  • 1 0
 There a noticeable lack of seat tube on the clamp for the seat post on that nut bike.... I'll opt out of the test ride for that reason.
  • 1 0
 Reserve Wheel video 5:28 that is a dent and those rims are aluminum. The engineer puts his hand over that spot while truing it. Interesting...
  • 1 0
 ...they're gonna do aluminum rims with the same guarantee, it's a collaboration with FedEx (back and forth to warranty)
  • 1 0
 So, I guess the nut bike is a response to the glut of internal-routing frames? Or maybe the lack of water bottle mounts?
  • 2 0
 Ok, half of the fun of the trampoline bike is making it
  • 1 0
 What if they make one out of nuts instead of carbon fiber?
  • 3 0
 @southoftheborder: Then: RIP, nuts.
  • 2 0
 Why nut used a nut for a thrue axle, of bb
  • 2 0
 Don't bust a nut with that bike.
  • 2 0
 Betcha that frame's tough as nails.
  • 1 0
 canyon should get into the niche market and sell the trampoline and trials bikes
  • 1 0
 they do sell the carbon trial bike. wabio even made a pool on instagram, about if people are interested of getting one and what would they be ready to pay for it.
  • 2 0
 A bike made of nuts? They must have a screw loose.
  • 2 0
 Finally, a tramp bike that costs more money!
  • 1 0
 At last! All we need now is for someone to bring out a tramp-bike-specific trampoline at 4x the cost of a normal trampoline. I'm not sure how to make it tramp bike specific though. Perhaps we could paint a target on it to help you stay centered or something. We can leave that one to the marketing guys.
  • 2 0
 @gabriel-mission9: easy, they put a shock at all 4 corners on the supports, then they can rotate through "improvements" list every three years.

Add 10mm of travel
Change support angle by .5⁰
Upgrade shock to something "more supple"

Alloy and carbon versions available, limited edition titanium and walnut released at arbitrary "anniversaries". Everyone is going to claim they want a steel framed tramp because it feels better though, but nobody is going to buy any, so they will be built to order and way overpriced.

Give a couple for free to some YouTubers and watch the rabid fan boys do the rest.
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: I get the impression you have been in this industry for a while... haha.
  • 2 0
 The bike that failed No Nut November
  • 1 0
 Neko is making carbon swing arms for his bike to make that sprung weight improvement.
  • 1 0
 Tried googling trampoline bike to see if there are any out there for purchase… nope.
  • 1 0
 Build and entire bike out of nuts, but no through axle. No nut in the one place that it would improve performance
  • 1 0
 It looks like all the Range Rovers made it through. The Nissan did too. The Ford....not so much.
  • 1 1
 the 24" bike...having had a 24" rear on my Big Hit back in the day...you do ride away from a lot of cases that ordinarily you'd be jacked up on.
  • 2 1
 Well that frame's definitely vertically compliant
  • 1 0
 That bike be giving out all of the trypophobia-trigger vibes
  • 1 0
 Someone should 3d print that trampoline bike!!
  • 1 0
 The Santa video gave me lots of smiles on a blue Monday!
  • 1 0
 Sure as heck better have a threaded BB.
  • 1 0
 The TRAMPOLINE already IS the suspension!
  • 1 0
 Hahaha eat a bike full of nuts BMW
  • 1 1
 Yo the trampoline bike would be sweet!
  • 3 3
 not a single comment related to "bust a nut"
  • 1 0
 This is quality content.
  • 3 3
 What about making a bike from 37 dicks?
  • 2 1
 "What about making a bike from 37 dicks?" +1 -1

Always that one downvote from Richard.
  • 1 1
 @hellanorcal: im dealing with it okay so far. Just have to remember the comment game is a marathon, not a sprint. Kind of like investing in index funds, or waiting for the revolution of the proletariat
  • 1 0
 24 ain’t dead!
  • 1 1
 Tracks don't break wheels, I do.
  • 2 3
 Why does everyone think bigger wheels offer more grip? Better roll over yeah. More grip, no.
  • 6 3
 Larger wheels do have better grip due to an increased contact area to the ground. More surface area touches the ground on bigger wheels.
  • 5 1
 @pedalingbobby: Why? Contact patch is determined by tyre pressure and (to a very limited extent on a pushbike) carcass stiffness.
  • 3 1
 @gabriel-mission9: I think the sentiment is the increase length of contact patch along the circumference of the tire, not so much the width. Given the same tire pressure/tire width/casing, a larger radius wheel should have a "longer" contact patch.
  • 1 2
 @Superbikeboy: Why would a longer contact patch increase grip over a wider one?
  • 2 2
 @gabriel-mission9: The tire with the longer contact patch, given the same width of tire, will have more surface area contacting the ground. Here's a diagram showing my mental model of what I think is going on (i.imgur.com/ooXkDIn.png). While increasing tire width may increase grip more than a larger wheel, obviously that comes with some drawbacks when it comes to how the tire acts, hence why mid-fat didn't really become a thing.
  • 2 2
 @Superbikeboy: No. Contact patch size is determined by tyre pressure. If you make the patch longer, it will get narrower to compensate. The size of the patch will not get bigger.
  • 1 0
 Zeb freaking Powell!
  • 3 5
 Bro, that is NUTS!
  • 1 0
 you gotta follow the thread to understand...





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