Dangerholm vs. Kapfinger: The World's Finest DH Bike Challenge - Pinkbike Poll

Oct 30, 2020
by Mike Kazimer  
Cornelius Kapfinger and Gustav Gullholm have names that wouldn't be out of place in a James Bond film, but they're not villians or spies, at least as far as I can tell. Instead, they're both bike nerds to the nth degree, riders and tinkerers who like nothing better than taking an ordinary mountain bike and elevating it to something very, very special. Gustav "Dangerholm" is obsessed with weight and aesthetics, while Cornelius takes a more engineering oriented approach, searching for performance-enhancing solutions wherever possible.

Earlier this year, with a little extra time on his hands due to the coronavirus lockdown in Germany, Cornelius issued a challenge to Dangerholm - create the world's finest downhill bike. Dangerholm accepted, as he was already deep into the paint-stripping portion of his quest to create the world's lightest DH bike, and the creations that emerged are below.

What does the winner get? Well, once the poll results are in the victor will be receiving a one-of-kind rarity - a part of the Grim Donut, after it's pulled apart during the destructive testing that it's scheduled to undergo (in a lab, not out on the trails).

Browse through the details and don't forget to cast your votes in this battle of the super bikes. It should also be mentioned that the "World's Finest" title is partly tongue-in-cheek - there are undoubtedly other wild builds out there that could vie for the title. This was simply an informal internet battle that was worthy of being viewed by a wider audience. After all, when's the last time you saw a downhill bike that could be shifted without pedaling?



Cornelius Kapfinger's Pivot Phoenix 29

In the beginning of the corona lockdown here in Germany, I got a pair of DLC coated lowers from Fraunhofer Institute of Freiburg. A bike enthusiast who works there offered me to make some prototypes. As all events were cancelled, more eyes than ever were fixed on social media and the internet, so I thought, "What could I do with this nice fork with DLC lowers ?

Ah… I could challenge Gustav to see who could created the better downhill bike, because he has no chance only with pulling off the paint from his frame, while I can engineer my personal dream bike, one that will for sure beat his bike. So sitting at home in corona lockdown, I opened the challenge with this video:


The color scheme of my bike was clear, with my Corona seatpost clamp which I had in stock as a single piece.

The fork was going to be a red grey black fork. To be honest, this color scheme was in my mind a long time ago, because once I was in the lift of a bike park and thought “How would RockShox make the colors of an upside down fork?” That leads to these awesome colors with full DLC – black coating


My didn't need to be the absolute lightest - I wanted the lowest friction and best functioning suspension, large, 223mm rotors, a heavy 20mm fork axle with 2.5mm wall thickness out of pure steel. There's no friction from the rear derailleur clutch thanks to the use of a used 9-speed Blackbox SRAM X.0 derailleur.

I’ve chosen Pivot Phoenix 29 frame, which is in my eyes the most beautiful downhill frame on the market. The lines are great, the shock sits nicely, geometry is long and modern. JUST awesome… But of course, that is not enough to win a challenge with custom-mastermind Dangerholm.



So there had to follow some hard nerdy engineering stuff. Brake adapter, rotors, chainguide, cranks. Oh, yeah, the cranks. Maybe the engineering-heart of this bike. I call them Intend Rocksteady Magic. There is a ratchet system inside(with some help of Michi Grätz from Newmen), which allows the chainring to spin freely clockwise.

The idea is not new and was originally developed by Shimano in the late 70’s. So that was not my idea, but it is meant to be able to shift without pedaling. It does not sound spectacular, but once you get used to it you will not go back to a normal system. So the rear cassette got locked (with a clutch, so in case of damage is will move freely) and now the chain is always spinning with the help of the front freewheel, and as you can imagine you can shift without pedaling.


The system gets a little help from the new chainguide, which was the first ever product of “Intend”. Way before Intend was born when I started to make and sell chainguides in my garage when I was 18. The new chainguide was made specifically for this project.


For the big prototype 223mm rotors with around 1000 holes I needed some adapters as well, nice and smart in PMPM+20 and PMPM+43mm, which already found their way in Intend's portfolio.

Frame: Pivot Phoenix 29" Large
Fork: Intend Infinity 210mm
Shock: Intend Hover
Hubs: Industry Nine Hydra Boost
Rims: Beast DH30
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary Super Gravity
Brakes: Trickstuff Piccola Levers with Magura 4 piston calipers
Rotors: Intend Aero 223mm prototypes
Cranks: Intend Rocksteady Magic prototypes
Pedals: SB One
Headset: Intend Blackline Stiffmaster
Derailleur: SRAM X.0 9speed
Cassette: SRAM 7-speed DH
Shifter: SRAM 11-speed X0
Chainring: Garbaruk 32 T
Chainguide: Intend - still nameless
Stem: Intend Grace DH
Handlebar: Beast Carbon DH 35mm
Seatpost: Easton EC70
Seatpost clamp: Intend Corona
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Weight: 15.8 kg / 34.8 lb w/ pedals





Scott Gambler world s lightest

Gustav Gullholm's Scott Gambler

When Cornelius challenged me on building the "World's Finest DH Bike" I was already long underway trying to build the World's Lightest DH Bike. But to me form and function always have to go hand in hand, and I tend to obsess over every detail aesthetically as well. So without hesitation I accepted. He may be a genius engineer, but can he engineer great taste?

The main goal was always to build a lightweight and truly fast bike, all while making it visually striking. With the raw carbon frame at the heart of the bike, I went for a raw minimalist beauty to match. While the carbon components blend in with the frame, the raw and gold suspension is what makes the bike pop. And while it would've been easy to go crazy with a lot more gold, to me it was a perfect example of less is more. To top it off and give it a little extra racing spirit, I went for simple contrasting white stripes and decals.

Because that racing spirit is what I wanted to bring out. Finest can mean a great many things, and it doesn't have to be the most luxurious or perfectly crafted. You can have a truly beautiful sports car, but it may still fade compared to the raw powerful looks of its race version with naked carbon panels and every detail optimized for speed.

Highlights:
- The raw carbon frame, saving weight while giving the bike an unique look.
- The matching finish of the components, down to the carbon/raw aluminum derailleur
- Custom made suspension, with the CNC machined Trickstuff brakes to go with the crowns and dropouts
- No detail too small, such as the carbon air cap and adjusters on the fork
- The white seat, stripes and decals add contrast without clashing


Scott Gambler world s lightest


Scott Gambler world s lightest



Scott Gambler world s lightest
Scott Gambler world s lightest


Scott Gambler world s lightest
Scott Gambler world s lightest




Cornelius Kapfinger vs Gustav Gullholm. Remember, it's a bike, not body, contest.

Who should take the 'World's Finest DH Bike' win?




194 Comments

  • 398 0
 To truly determine the winner they need to send me both bikes and I'll let you know in about 2 years time.
  • 168 3
 @brianpark You can have mine for 6 months starting now under one condition - you have to wear my Lemmy shorts when you ride it. Let me know your address.
  • 12 0
 @bicyclerider: HAHA! Not immediately agreeing to this is blasphemy!
  • 5 0
 @bicyclerider: sounds like Brian Park is a pass, I will 100% do this!!!
  • 14 0
 @bicyclerider: In 2020 men's short shorts are the norm, so this hardly seems like a negotiation. Congrats on your new bike @brianpark
  • 4 0
 @bicyclerider: whahahabring on the Lemmy’s!!

The gambler gets my vote! Danger for President(oh wait that is Tuesday, making Lemmy shorts great again
  • 65 0
 @bicyclerider: I'm in. Your move Kapfinger.
  • 7 0
 @brianpark: no money, need to sell that bike after the poll to be able to to buy new shorts
  • 1 4
 @bicyclerider: DUDE I'M DOWN PM ME
  • 1 0
 @nickgarrison: Gonna send it at Maple Hill? haha
  • 1 0
 It's not a battle of which bike you can ride slowest @brianpark
  • 6 1
 @Bommelmaster: ich habe mich bepisst beim lesen des ganzen und muss sagen das is epic. bist a hero!!!
  • 16 0
 @bicyclerider: Don't you mean "Lemmy know your address"
  • 1 0
 @Bommelmaster: whahaha, you both should have let my session in on it! I guess afraid of the competition, lol :-)But the Pivot is really nice too but I like the clean Gambler, your suspension is the better color though. And I would habe thought you would make your own crazy hubs, headset, etc
  • 1 1
 Who wears short shorts?????????
  • 3 2
 @ReeferSouthrland: We wear short shorts!!!!
  • 1 1
 @bicyclerider: Ill do it forsure. DM me.
  • 151 0
 The only thing this article has convinced me of is that you two need to make a DangerFinger (TM) build.

It will be the bicycle equivalent of adding 2+2 and getting 10.

It is clear that you could be the power rangers of bicycle building, with Dangerholm's thighs being the missing team members.

Do it. Unleash bicycle Megazord.
  • 51 0
 You had me at DangerFinger (used without permission)
  • 5 0
 @humanpowered: Only looking to reserve it for @bicyclerider and Kapfinger for the inevitable collaboration!
  • 25 0
 @humanpowered: I played DangerFinger once.... everyone loses.
  • 9 0
 We will call James Bond for getting DangerFinger as the next villain.
  • 19 1
 @tkrug I'm currently doing DangerPubes with the mighty Bicyclepubes (check him out on instagram), once that's finished DangerFinger is definitely possible. Let us know what kind of royalty payments we have to give you for coming up with the name.
  • 9 0
 @bicyclerider: The sheer joy(?) the resulting bike-porn will bring is enough for me!

Let me be very clear - I am not looking for anyone to mail me their resulting joy(?) you can keep that.
  • 7 0
 f*ck that, I just want the crank freehub as a product (provided it actually stands up to abuse)
  • 3 0
 @phops: French dude from HXR Components has been making a similar setup for a few years now
  • 4 0
 @humanpowered: That's what she said
  • 63 0
 I swear Dangerholm only does this to have a picture of his quads on pinkbike two times a year
  • 13 0
 Yeah, but you can swoop his instagram regularly for some quad love.....errrr... or so my friend says.
  • 57 0
 I based my decision purely on thigh definition
  • 42 0
 Apparently that bike takes more effort to pedal
  • 4 0
 Seconded
  • 65 10
 Euro fashion is so strange.
  • 152 4
 Nobody talks about it but this is the main reason we left the EU
  • 1 12
flag jaydawg69 (Oct 30, 2020 at 12:19) (Below Threshold)
 no sure why the downvotes?
  • 27 0
 @overconfident: not that UK sense of fashion is easy on the eye, precisely
  • 24 2
 @iiman: all that matters is that we now have the ability for our fashion trends to take their own path, under the power of our own people, rather that the despotic top-down dictates of the EU.

And if we happen to all look like s**t in the process, at least we can say that we're free.
  • 18 0
 I think Kapfinger donned those shorts for that photo to troll Gullholm.
  • 21 0
 @overconfident: You do realize that this is UK fashion? If not, check out Lemmy Kilmister. I still upvoted you though.
  • 6 0
 @overconfident: it’s time we bring back tweed uniforms to the DH World Cup
  • 2 0
 @overconfident: LOL, so true! No open secret anymore! Wink
  • 2 0
 @bicyclerider: LOL, didn't know he is such a fashion icon! Wink
  • 3 0
 @bicyclerider: embarrassingly, I'd never heard of that guy
  • 1 0
 @Davec85: I think he wore those shorts to impress Brüno Gehard.
  • 3 0
 @bicyclerider: You should’ve worn an 1880-style costume and a bowler hat to match your beard. But maybe the Olde trousers won’t fit over your quads*. *Not jealous about them at all, they do not match my beer belly...
  • 38 0
 The stem on the pivot ruins it for me
  • 9 0
 I voted for the Pivot despite the odd looking stem. It's the only thing I would change on that bike.
  • 23 0
 Damn, this is a tough decision. Gustav's bike has a more artisan approach and his efforts really show through. Also, I feel threatened by his quads so I'm afraid to vote against him. But... I have to give the slight edge here to Cornelius as the tech he came up with could be applied to any race bike and the rider would benefit. The suspension on both bikes though... *Chef's kiss*
  • 19 0
 Here is an interesting thought: if you'd substitute the Intend suspension from the Gambler, with another manufacturer of your choice that's been fully blacked or any anodization you fancy, how sassy would that bike be?

Actually, in both cases I feel that the suspensions designed by Cornelius are a huge factor into the bikes' aesthetic appeal
  • 22 1
 What do these dudes do to be able to drop that kind of cash and time on a hobby like this....
  • 30 0
 Cornelius (Intend) designs his stuff and sells it too. He's an engineer. Seems to work out pretty well for him.
  • 14 1
 Dentistry or Drug runners probably.
  • 6 0
 Dangerholm works at a bike shop I believe
  • 5 0
 Industry discount lol
  • 5 0
 Hobby? I'm religious about MTB, and so aren't these guys.
  • 6 2
 Just buy used stuff like they do. Just because stuff isn't the latest doesn't mean it can't be made to work. 9sp rear mech, 7sp cassette, 11sp shifter... just slap together what you can get your hands on and rock up at the local no-chains (DH or pumptrack) race. Shouldn't hold you back as long as you're having a bit of a laugh, innit? Shouldn't take this sport too seriously, it is all for fun after all.
  • 20 0
 Yeah, I think to refer to mountain bike customizing as a hobby for @bicyclerider is like saying Michael Jordan "played a bit of basketball".
  • 5 0
 @Callum-rose: or steroids dealer. Anyhow I’d like to have those legs
  • 8 0
 From This article:
"Gustav is supported by several of the companies used for this build, and the views and opinions expressed here are his alone"
  • 33 0
 @hmstuna: he sells leg pics on onlyfans
  • 3 0
 @nfontanella: I legitimately laughed out loud when I read that
  • 2 0
 (Bike) porn...sex sells...
  • 1 0
 @Callum-rose: Maybe they're both. Put a cap in your ass.
  • 14 1
 Pedal less shifting, yes!

I’m giving it to the Pivot, just a beautiful bike and for me a better suspension design.

Soooo, I’m not really into DH bikes, but a nice mid travel ultimate bike build would be cool.

My next bike is a high pivot Pinion drive.
  • 5 3
 Skip the pinion. Too much friction. But absolutely go high pivot. My Forbidden Druid has changed my life.
  • 1 0
 @fullendurbro: high pivot only if you run standard rings not oval
  • 1 0
 @enduroFactory: You can run an oval ring with the Druid!
  • 1 0
 @fullendurbro: agree the druid is awesome so nimble and and fun to ride, punch way above is numbers.
  • 7 0
 You know, just this past weekend I had my front wheel slip off the side of a wet rock and my fork lower clipped the side of the next large rock. I didn't go down or even slow down that much, but I did manage to scratch the shit out of my lower. Rider error, sure.... but if I had one of those forks, it'd be toast. Absolute sick rides though!
  • 4 0
 I was thinking about that too, but I've dented lowers and scratched uppers. Both are really rare but I'm not sure if one is safer than the other. Maybe it's time to revisit shock boots! lol
  • 4 0
 Cornelius can replace them at a good price I heard, with a service included.
  • 7 0
 @JustYourAverageJoey: I have no doubt, but my point being my scratched lower will need nothing to keep working properly, albeit a little uglier.
  • 11 2
 "Dangerholm vs. Kapfinger" sounds like a battle royale between Bond Supervillians.
  • 7 1
 The Gambler gets my vote, the pivot is nice, but the gambler is just so clean, the gambler with the red grey black suspensiin would be awesome!

The cranks on the pivot are cool, but I jist can’t get used to the high stem
  • 5 1
 Normally, I prefer Dangerholm's builds, but I hate Kashima with a passion, and I love Weagle linkages. So a Weagle bike with colors I like versus the effluvia that is Kashima poogold on a non friction part made this an easy choice before I found out about Dangerfinger's crank wizardry.
  • 7 1
 I swear, Thigh Guy is famous for quad flex pics and spending way too much time agonizing over his bike's components. What a time to be alive.
  • 4 0
 Wow, the poll is really freaking close! I am a big fan of @bicyclerider's work (especially that Green DH build from a while back!) and I do like his build but man, that custom Crank on the Pivot is really interesting. I do have to wonder though if that bike will sound like a shopping cart rolling down a hill with all that chain slap that is sure to come with the lack of a clutched rear mech.
Both killer builds though!
  • 1 1
 The biggest fear for me is the fact that if your chain gets jammed you could crash (since the back wheel would stop spinning)
  • 4 0
 @Bikerdude137: but it doesn't. There's a breakaway clutch system that prevents it from getting stuck like that
  • 3 0
 A chain that is constantly spinning will also add drag. I believe it was Minnaar that said it was a problem with the Honda bikes - you could feel the additional drag sucking up your speed.
  • 2 0
 @danimaniac: I was reading that, I would definitely like to know more about that.
  • 5 2
 I know wheel material is a polarizing topic, especially in DH. BUT, I think Gustav should have gone for some carbon hoops. If you're building a hyper bike with a limitless budget - carbon hoops have to be part of that equation, at least for me. At the end of the day it's Gustav's bike, not mine, sadly.
  • 21 0
 This guy is a weight weenie to the extreme, and seemingly spares no expense on his builds, yet he still opts for the trusty ex471 on his dh rig. I think that says a lot.
  • 7 0
 The choice he made is truly raceproven. Google: "Ex 471 Leogang World Cup"
  • 3 0
 Never realized this is what DT Swiss literally said on their product page. Issue is, top result actually takes you back to that very product page Wink .
  • 7 3
 Have to give this one to Dangerholm. I agree more with his approach to make everthing as lightweight as possible and I also much prefer his color scheme. That Scott is just such a gorgeous bike. Sorry, Kornelius!
  • 6 0
 Most important vote I'll cast this year.
  • 2 0
 Had to give the vote to Dangerholm for the killer look, but would damn love to see those Intend rotors and crank system on the Gambler tho. By the way the winner should be given the chance to make an improvement on the Grim Donut to enhance the performance and ride it! There I said it PB team, get the winner onboard for the project
  • 3 0
 That was my feeling, I think the Scott with the Intend rotors would be an easy winner. I now want those rotors
  • 5 0
 Can I vote for the short shorts?
  • 5 1
 That pedal-less shifting is ideal for DH. Both bikes are unreal, well done.
  • 3 0
 Although both are amazing I'll take innovation over weight all day! The Intend stiffmaster headset is working flawlessly so far!
  • 8 4
 I'm trying to figure out why they both choose to wear their sisters shorts...
  • 11 0
 Dangerholm has always loved short shorts. With legs like that, show them off baby. Plus, you know, he's kind of into weight savings. I think Cornelius is wearing just his underwear as a joking reference to this.
  • 4 0
 @AyJayDoubleyou: There sure must be ligher weight shorts available. Or you can remove material from non-critical areas.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: crotchless bike shorts sounds like a great idea. MAKE THE CALL.
  • 1 0
 Kornelius consciously went for a rear mech without a clutch for it to not affect the rear suspension function. With most modern rear mechs being equipped with a clutch, are there people out there who consciously ride with the clutch disengaged for this reason?
  • 1 0
 I think this was the selling point of that TRP rear mech which had the Hall lock which was originally from Aaron Gwins mechanic. Which is just a long winded way of saying that I think Aaron Gwin likes it that way.
  • 2 0
 @mtmc99: nah the hall link just keeps the b-knuckle from rotating
  • 1 0
 It´s good idea to run the clutch tension as low as possible with the switch in on position, just so it does a little bit of work to tame the chain but cage can still be moved relatively easily by hand. Obviously it´s only possible with Shimano derailleurs not sram.
  • 1 0
 @johannensc: thanks for the clarification, turns out I didnt understand that press release
  • 1 0
 Wow, that was truly a tossup. I voted to Kapfinger because I love that he's trying new things...but also having ridden those old shimano drivetrains that kept going round while you weren't pedaling, I know they seemed really unsafe. But also, this is a DH bike, and I could really see how it would work well in that situation. I'd love to see a colab because Dangerholm's bike is sick, and it is definitely the best-looking in my book...and I'm sure it would ride great too.
  • 3 0
 I would never agree to posing in short shorts beside Dangerholm. Brave man!
  • 2 0
 Both the bikes are amazing! But I gave the nod to Kapfinger because he designed the suspension for both bikes and his chainring freewheel looks fun!
  • 4 0
 Either way, Kapfinger wins, since both have Intend suspension.
  • 2 0
 Lovely elements on each build! The ratcheted chainring is intriguing, would that free up the suspension in addition to aiding shifting
  • 1 0
 no it´s still a freewheel, just at the front instead of rear.
  • 1 0
 @Mondbiker: Can you explain why it would not free up the suspension?
  • 1 0
 @J1BB: It doesn't free up the suspension when it's in the rear, so it doesn't free up the suspension when it's in the front. That's a freewheel, working as a freewheel. Maybe less engagement point due to ratio, but that's all.
  • 2 0
 @faul: The chainring being free to spin would negate the fight between the cassette and chainring when the suspension compresses would it not?
I was thinking that chain tension between the cassette and bottom of the chainring (a standard one i.e fixed to crank) when the suspension compresses (when not pedalling) would limit the action of the suspension due to the chain tension resisting the chain stay rotating separately to the bb as the distance between the rear of the cassette and the bottom of the chainring elongates.
Would this system reduce the forces acting against suspension?
  • 1 0
 Pedal Kickback? Think it would have to freewheel the opposite direction to eliminate that, but then you couldn't pedal.
  • 1 0
 @J1BB: what happens at the bottom part of the chain is not really important, you have derailleur that will compensate for any chain growth there, it it didn´t it would just rip it off of theoretically spin the cranks forwards, not back as with pedal kickback we are talking about here. It doesn´t matter where the freewheeling mechanism sits, it still works the same so it there is a chain growth that would cause pedal kickback with the freewheel in the hub it will do the same with it at the crank as long as it engages the freewheel mechanism, which is always lottery.
  • 1 0
 @zephxiii: I'm unsure how it would react to kickback forces if the chainring moves with the cassette whether the rider is pedalling or not. I'd need to see it to wrap my head around it at this stage haha
  • 1 0
 @Mondbiker: Ah yes so no matter where the freewheel is there will be tension induced between the cassette (freewheel 1) and the chainring (freewheel 2) and therefore the suspension action will be affected
  • 1 0
 Droooool. How do you even decide? I feel like Kapfinger's bike has so many interesting components. But the aesthetics of Dangerholms builds, wow. His bikes are a work of art. Love what these guys are doing, keep it up!
  • 1 0
 My gf thought it was a before and after pictures and then we voted and realized its not and she pointed at the pic on the left and said "Why they gotta do him like that?" ???????????????????? im dead LMOA
  • 3 0
 Should we vote on quads instead? Gustav bike can’t handle his legs!
  • 7 1
 After the recent surge of e-bike specific/rated components - Dangerholm specific is next. There will be dual half-link BMX chain setups to handle the torque, but my bench is weak AF so the handlebars will probably be extra flexy.
  • 3 0
 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I'd say he does quads better than he does bikes.
  • 3 0
 Had no idea Jack Dorsey was into bikes
  • 2 0
 comment of the day
  • 1 0
 That scitt in a medium with a dropper , wide range cassette ,longer der cage, and climb switch on the shock and that could be my do it all bike at under 31lbs
  • 2 0
 appreciate both builds but had to pick the Scott, raw carbon just does it for me
  • 1 0
 Haha to Kapfinger's picture! Kool thighs DH, but standing there is total flex mode is a bit much. . . . Love the pivot!!!! Give it to Bernard for Lousa #2!
  • 3 0
 The lack of chain retention on Dangerholm's bike is making my eye twitch.
  • 3 0
 Is it a short shorts contest
  • 3 0
 Content like this is why I love you, PB.
  • 1 0
 Where my enginerds at on the steel front axle? Sounds so burly, but uselessly so. A thick walled aluminum would do the same job and be lighter.
  • 1 0
 Not necessarily. He is limited to a 20mm hub, so you couldn't get an aluminum one to be as stiff (although it would be lighter). But with all the leverage the fork has on that dinky axle, I doubt you could feel a difference.
  • 2 0
 3801 to 3872 after my vote... it’s crazy how close this is!

Dangerholm hands DOWN in my opinion.
  • 1 0
 I voted for Cornelius Kapfinger, but this was a real, what the heck!?:
Derailleur: SRAM X.0 9speed
Cassette: SRAM 7-speed DH
Shifter: SRAM 11-speed X0
  • 1 0
 I really like the look on Dangerholm's bike, but knowing it had the paint and possibly some Carbon resin scraped off, would worry me.
  • 1 0
 I’m surprised they both missed the fine detail of having the tyre brand name centred on the valve, both front wheels look off
  • 1 0
 looks centred from here?
  • 1 0
 "Cornelius Kapfinger vs Gustav Gullholm. Remember, it's a bike, not body, contest."
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Basically this, it's really not.
  • 1 0
 This is basically smart guy, versus dumb guy. Dumb guy wins every time.
  • 1 0
 "Jump in the line, rock your body on time, OK pepe, I believe you"
  • 2 0
 It's not a firebird it's a phoenix
  • 1 0
 No thanks on the manta ray handlebars. Looks like an episode of Street Sharks.
  • 3 1
 That pivot got me with color scheme and front freewheel.
  • 1 0
 Gustav wins for me, but largely because of the brakes and the fact that his shifting components match.
  • 1 0
 Can I vote twice? Once for Kappfinger's bike because of the cranksetup and once for DangerShort's Thigh's.
  • 1 0
 Gustav, so much uphill !! look at your legs now !!! It's a DOWNHILL bike !
  • 1 0
 So.. The freewheel is effectively pushed by the chain. Does that work in Belgian weather?
  • 2 1
 I'm an engineer and love engineering, but the Dangerholm build is just too beautiful not to pick.
  • 1 0
 Gustav's build is so solid, I'll bet you could bounce quarters off him. I mean his bike.
  • 1 0
 In concept and aesthetics I'd vote the Scott, for the bike I'd actually want to ride I'd vote Pivot.
  • 1 0
 Positron is back! Still waiting for cottered cranks to re-emerge as an industry standard
  • 2 0
 Minus the legs any he would save a few kg's
  • 1 0
 Did anyone notice that the two tires weigh more than the entire frame of the bike. that's without inserts either. crazy
  • 1 0
 That crank idea is kak. Way too many negatives just so you can change gear while coasting downhill.
  • 1 0
 The kapfinger is sensational but the looks of the gambler win it all for me
  • 1 0
 Split between carbon finish and painted frames, both gorgeous, but the DW-Link pushes the Pivot in front Smile
  • 1 1
 LOVE THE PIVOT!!!! But had to go with the Scott because it just looks better.
  • 1 0
 I think I like the yellow/beige over that red.
  • 1 0
 I so very much want those red cranks, They are gorgeous!
  • 1 0
 It's only one arm though.
  • 1 0
 @danimaniac: Ooh! good eyes. I didn't spot that. I still would buy 'em if I could.
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 Both are awesome but the white details kill the Scott for me. I also wish it was monochrome (no gold)...but I'm old and boring.
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 ThunderThighs
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 that red on the Pivot looks killer. and those crank arm colors
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 Gambler looks sexier, but a wee bit more delicate with all the raw carbon.
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 as much as i hate his thighs, dangerholm's got it in the bag
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 Awesome tech on the Pivot. But the Gambler gets it on looks.
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 Gustav wins in the legs category but the first bike is really clean.
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 DLC ?? Thats sooo 90ths :O
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 But why are the shorts so short? Blluuuggghhhh
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 The stem on the pivot looks so weird
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 stop it with those thighs.
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 two hipsters with bikes babied only in the garage.. lolmao
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 only reason i went for the gambler is cause of the pivots stem
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 Dangerfinger Collab?
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 @Bommelmaster why magura calipers and no full on trickstuff brakes?
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 Both damn impressive no two ways about it
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 It's not just the bike but the rider that counts and cake....
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 I believe the "frictionless" bike rolls slower :/
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 Some of the best type of content on pink bike. Both deserve it.
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 Eurotrash contest obviously!
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 Motorhead legs win definitely
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 Gambler looks slacker.
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 Scott vs Pivot...no winner. You want to build the finest Bike wiht a Mass frame ?
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 He missed arm day
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 The legs for the win
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 26 inch inseam is dead
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