R-Dog's Custom Trek Ticket S - Crankworx Whistler 2016

Aug 16, 2016
by Mike Levy  
R-dog s ride Whistler Crankworx 2016


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.

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.
R-dog s ride Whistler Crankworx 2016


R-Dog s ride Whistler Crankworx
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.



R-dog s ride Whistler Crankworx 2016
R-dog s ride Whistler Crankworx 2016
No hydraulic gyro means that Howard's brake lines need to be very long.



R-dog s ride Whistler Crankworx 2016
R-dog s ride Whistler Crankworx 2016


R-dog s ride Whistler Crankworx 2016



48 Comments

  • 66 1
 R-dog is just a bad ass - he could be riding a pink barbie theme bike and I would think it's cool. (but yeah this bike is really sick)
  • 22 0
 "For the money, for the glory, and for the fun. Mostly for the money."
Bandit
  • 20 3
 I can proudly say FIRST for once (and on a trek ticket as well):

www.pinkbike.com/photo/13830195

Thanks @dirtjump09
  • 2 19
flag cuban-b (Aug 16, 2016 at 11:31) (Below Threshold)
  • 4 0
 @cuban-b: Birdhouse skateboards had a firebird sticker I had on my head tube on my fly bikes pattern bmx aboot 10 years ago Wink
  • 11 0
 @nojzilla: pics or it didn't happen
  • 1 0
 @steezysam: ha, can kinda see it if you enlarge the pic in my old bikes folder......... A LOT! I bought out all the stickers the shop had Smile
  • 19 9
 Wouldn't it be faster and roll over the jumps better if it was a 29er and boost specific?
  • 5 3
 it should be 29er
  • 2 6
flag RedBurn (Aug 16, 2016 at 11:18) (Below Threshold)
 I think that 29ers would need more progressive lips everywhere, but i didnt say it wasnt jumpable on a 29er... If anybody wants to do it i ll be glad to watch the video
  • 9 0
 well it does help BOOST jumps i will see myself out
  • 8 1
 wouldn't it be easy to make a hydraulic gyro that went through the steerer tube? Have the cap on top have a short hose section that can twist/rotate, and the brake hose attach at either end and come out of the bottom of the steer tube?
  • 12 0
 @CanIHaveADoOver: dangit there goes my billion dollar idea
  • 2 0
 It might actually work better than an outer gyro because it could be built much smaller and therefore have less seal pressure. It might actually work- you probably should have patented it before opening your mouth hamandcheez.
  • 1 0
 @R-trailking-S: you still need the outer gyro for the rear brake, the link posted is for the front brake, a few companies have made these for years.
  • 2 0
 @jarradlawrence: he's talking about a theoretical gyro. Currently, yeah you do need a trixer or some kind of mechanical gyro along with one of the cutout cap front brake things, but he's suggesting a way to run a rear brake line through the steerer tube, like I said theoretically.
  • 1 0
 @TheDownhillDude: running rear brake line through steerer tube is nonsense. If hose exited the steerer tube under the fork crown, the hose would interfere with upper legs when attempting to make full rotation...
  • 1 0
 @angusprox: I'm not the one that said it would work dude you're commenting at the wrong person haha.
  • 7 0
 His helmet in the dual speed and style photo epic (same helmet as this article) says "R-Dogg" but his frame here says "Rdog." I smell a conspiracy.
  • 7 0
 R-Dog did 7/11
  • 1 0
 @anchoricex: 311 never happened.
  • 8 0
 Nice maxxis bontrager combo going on
  • 7 1
 Other beers are available.
  • 1 0
 Good to see. I had the pleasure of seeing him at CgP. One of the nicest guys I've met. Truth be told most of the really good shredders I've met tend to be the nicest guys. Anyways bit of a ramble. Slick ride and loved that movie.
  • 1 0
 But if Sram is paying him, wouldn't they want him running current Sram brakes, not brakes of a company they pretty much dissolved because they ruined the reputation of the name?
  • 4 0
 Ride or Die!
  • 3 0
 Add a dropper and ride the whole mountain. bike looks great.
  • 2 0
 Nice bike, but where's the component list? I feel the need to build the exact same bike as him, but fail miserably on it.
  • 3 0
 What pedals are those?
  • 2 0
 DMR V12s?
  • 3 0
 @philipmcm: I don't think they're v12s, I use v12s and R Dog's look sleeker? Similar profile but there's just less material. Like a v12 on a diet?
  • 5 0
 @ThomDawson: they are chromag contact
  • 2 0
 @ballabika: nice one dude. Makes sense, I should have guessed that really.
  • 2 0
 The Contacts are the best flats I've had. Gobs of grip and a nice concave shape. That said if Semenuk is designing it I'm guessing he had a few things he wanted in a pedal.
  • 2 0
 Nice build. Nice to see R-Dog getting love.
  • 2 0
 I'd like to see a close up picture of that seat. Looks sick.
  • 1 0
 Another amazing build from trek dam i love there slope bikes. Keep it up r-dog
  • 1 0
 anyone know what pedals he's running?
  • 3 3
 Eagles everywhere but no sram eagle
  • 11 0
 a 32/50. sounds perfect for slopestyle...
  • 8 1
 Phoenix's and eagles are different
  • 3 0
 @crazyquin: LMAO thank you for that....
  • 3 2
 Avid brakes? Really?!?
  • 1 0
 Because he needs brakes...
  • 3 0
 Those ones in particular are pretty damned good. I'd rate them over guides.
  • 3 0
 Would you complain if Sram paid you to run their parts, including avid brakes? Didn't think so.
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