Video: Cam McCaul Shows Off his Past Trek Slopestyle Frames from 2004 to 2014

Feb 28, 2021
by Cam McCaul  

Lining the wall of my garage is a collection of 11 Trek Ticket-S frames. I've held onto these frames over the years because they represent so many memories. When I walk through the garage it's like they're screaming those memories at me. After years of ignoring the screams, I decided to take some time to listen to what they had to say. This video is a trip down memory lane reminiscing the years from 2004 to 2014 with the help of archival footage from old video segments and contests.

Huge thank you to Andrew Shandro and everyone at Trek in 2004 for believing there was a future in the fringe discipline of mountain bike Slopestyle and for taking a chance on a scattered kid from California. It's crazy to think that these early prototypes evolved into the frame that riders like Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, and Emil Johansson would use to blow minds and push the sport to unthinkable levels.

Also, thank you to all the film companies and event organizers who invited me on film trips and to competitions over these years. It was a crazy experience going through all this footage and I'm grateful to everyone who made it possible.

Footage from films and contests by: Fall Line Productions, Freeride Entertainment, The Collective, Anthill Films, 2Six Productions, Aptos Productions, Crankworx, Highland Mountain Bike Park, etc.


47 Comments

  • 28 2
 And thank you for being you and always having a blast!! I wish Colorado CWX was still a thing so I could mess with you there!! The good old days!! www.pinkbike.com/photo/6104779/?s4
  • 16 0
 One of the nicest families around. I met their father on the chairlift in whistler one year during crankworx and did a Garbo lap with him. Chillest dad ever! Met the brothers later that day and they are both amazing individuals. The positive energy that they exude is contagious. I will watch anything they put out!
  • 10 1
 That's a cool set up for your past frames. Ps looks like a session
  • 8 2
 I don't really want to be that guy... but, the Kona Cowan DS was available in 2006. Full Suspension, single speed, great for Slope Style.
  • 2 0
 Interesting to see the string for the brake around the top/down-tube intersection. I used to have to run something similar on my pbike. Seems like there's still room to improve slope bikes!!!!

26 pounds 15 ounces on the weight is not bad!
  • 2 0
 The most influential years when my sons were getting their first proper MTB's, Drop In TV appeared on our screens in the UK. Can't put into words the enjoyment we got from this. Thanks :o)
  • 5 0
 It really was the best. Post COVID Pinkbike should revitalize that as their reality format... just throw a bunch of charismatic riders in a bus and cruise around to different spots with a focus on the riding. Bring back the original cast to give the new riders challenges at each spot. I'd watch it.
  • 4 0
 @snl1200: Nah, that would be too good. Not enough drama.
  • 1 0
 Dude... best video I’ve watched in awhile. Cam if you want some real decals for that marzo drop me a line. It’s pretty clear they don’t have the bandwidth for custom decals. Lol. I still owe you a set for the patina bike.
  • 3 1
 Cam is such a cool, friendly guy! I was lucky enough to be living in Whistler in 2012 and scored a gig course marshalling for Joyride.
  • 4 0
 Awesome history lesson from an awesome bloke, thanks Cam.
  • 3 0
 Landing with your full weight on the bike (1:05) must really suck... Destroy your body and your bike in one go...
  • 2 0
 One of the pioneers talking history of slopestyle...dope! Still amazed how the sport has progressed thanks to guys like Cam and all that have followed!
  • 2 0
 Met Cam when I was an annoying preteen at the 2006 Monster Park in Snowshoe (Throwback). Such a charismatic, friendly dude with infectious enthusiasm for the sport.
  • 1 0
 What a legend!!! "Cam McCaul, jingleheimer, schmidt, his name is my name toooooo, whenever I go out, the people always shout, there goes Cam McCaul, jingleheimer, schmidt, DA DA DA DA DADADADAAA"
  • 3 0
 Now show us your Ellsworth frame!
  • 4 0
 Cam for President!!
  • 1 0
 He's already one of the Founding Fathers
  • 1 0
 This was so good. Makes you realise the commitment involved all round - from loyal sponsors, and from riders dealing with major injuries. Cheers Cam!
  • 2 0
 Great video, down to earth dude.
  • 2 0
 people don't want new world order...we want a new world disorder series
  • 1 0
 This was absolutely fantastic Cam....about as cool a trophy case as it gets!
  • 1 0
 This video was certainly an awesome watch. Very entertaining and an awesome insight into your career.
  • 2 0
 Proper Mancave!
  • 2 0
 love ye cam
  • 1 0
 this just put a smile on my face for the last 30 min, thanks cam!
  • 1 0
 This was good. Now everyone go watch NwD 6. Great mccaul segment.
  • 1 0
 Did he put 275 on the current fuel ex?
  • 1 0
 Can just makes me smile !!! :-)
  • 1 0
 Slope bikes!!! We need moar!
  • 1 0
 “You can’t stay here, but you don’t have to go home” ????.
  • 1 0
 i love every single frame, even the linen string on the new ticket!
  • 1 0
 Makes me to rebuilt my old Session 77
  • 1 0
 "let's move on from the goat"--Cam McCaul
  • 1 0
 Can't wait, here goes.
  • 1 0
 Old bike frames, pieces of art? You betcha, my collection's still growing.
Inspiring us/me for close to two decades...Priceless!
Thanks Cam, thanks for the ride down memory lane.
  • 1 1
 Do wish had kept a lot of my own frames, but do not have room?
  • 3 4
 Trek was way ahead of the curve. Specialized didn't start working on the P Slope until ~2012
  • 5 0
 2009 they released the SX
  • 2 0
 @Joebohobo: 2005 actually, when they released the Enduro SX Supercross. Technically it was a 4X/slalom bike but it was a similar design.
  • 6 0
 Kona did it first. Cowan
  • 1 0
 my rocky mountain soul was my dh/xc/dirt jump and slalom rig in high school
  • 1 0
 awesome !
  • 1 0
 Looks like a... Coiler.
  • 1 0
 Sick!
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