While he wasn't around when Smokey and the Bandit debuted in theaters almost forty years ago, Trek's Ryan Howard knows a classic when he see it. The 1977 action comedy pitched Bo "Bandit" Darville (played by Burt Reynolds) against highway patrol officers as he tried to smuggle four hundred cases of banned Coors beer across state lines in a semi-trailer truck.
Like pretty much every slope bike on the Crankworx course, R-dog's 100mm-travel Ticket S rolls on 26'' wheels, and he's gone with a geared X01 DH drivetrain, sans chain guide.
Reynolds spent most of the movie in a black 1977 Pontiac Trans Am with a massive golden phoenix painted across its hood. You know, as you did when you had a Trans Am in the 70s.
Bandit, er, R-dog's Trek Ticket S has been done in up in similar colors, and there's even a gold phoenix on the bike's head tube, as well as a massive phoenix on the top of his Bell helmet. Something tells me that he probably wouldn't turn down a nice, cold Coors after a day of riding.
No hydraulic gyro means that Howard's brake lines need to be very long.