Bike Checks: European Four Cross Series 2017 – Reutlingen, Germany

May 18, 2017 at 12:15
by Florian Gärtner  
Bike Check European Four Cross Series 2017 Reutlingen Germany

Simon Waldburger (SUI) – Pivot Point (Elite Men Winner)

Simon Waldburger rides on a Pivot Point frame with a Rock Shox Pike DJ and Shimano XTR parts. His Schwalbe Racing Ralphs gave him the speed for the win on that day.
About the Bike
Frame: Pivot Point
Shock: Rock Shox Pike DJ
Wheels: 26“ DT Swiss Spline One EX 1501
Brakes: Shimano XTR
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Lite
Stem: Thomson
Crank: Shimano XTR
Shifter: Shimano XTR
Chain guide: Carbocage


Bike Check European Four Cross Series 2017 Reutlingen Germany

Benedikt Last (GER) – Nicolai BMXTB (German Champion 2016)

Benedikt Last is used to his Nicolai BMXTB frame combined with a SR Suntour Werx Axon fork. His Brakeforceone H2O Brakes definitely showed some braking power in the semi final.
About the Bike
Frame: Nicolai BMXTB
Shock: SR Suntour Werx Axon
Wheels: 26“ Spank Oozy
Brakes: Brakeforceone H2O
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar Lite
Stem: Sixpack
Crank: Shimano XT
Shifter: Shimano XTR
Chain guide: Carbocage


Bike Check European Four Cross Series 2017 Reutlingen Germany

Mitja Ergaver (SLO) – Ghost 4Cross (World Champion 2016)

The current World Champion Mitja Ergaver is riding on a Ghost 4Cross Hardtail with a Rock Shox Pike DJ. His Funn Parts give him his smooth feeling for the bike.
About the Bike
Frame: Ghost 4Cross
Shock: Rock Shox Pike DJ
Wheels: 26“ Fulcrum Red Metal 3
Brakes: Sram Guide R
Handlebar: Funn Fatboy
Stem: Funn Strippa Evo
Crank: Truvativ
Shifter: Sram X9
Chain guide: MRP


Bike Check European Four Cross Series 2017 Reutlingen Germany

Aiko Göhler (GER) – Mondraker Vantage Size S (World Champion 2015)

The former World Champion Aiko Göhler sized up the wheels in 4Cross with his Mondraker Vantage frame with an SR Suntour Auron. Combined with some Sram X01 parts and the Magura MT8 Carbon brakes this thing looks like a weapon.
About the Bike
Frame: Mondraker Vantage Size S
Shock: SR Suntour Auron
Wheels: 27.5“ Tune Endurorider
Brakes: Magura MT8 Carbon
Handlebar: Tune Carbon
Crank: Sram X01
Shifter: Sram X01
Chain guide: Bike Perfection Parts


Bike Check European Four Cross Series 2017 Reutlingen Germany

Denny Tischendorf (GER) – Commencal 4X Meta

Denny Tischendorf is one of the only Fully riders up front in the series. Obviously he feels comfortable on his Commencal 4X Meta with Sram and Syntace components.
About the Bike
Frame: Commencal 4X Meta
Shock: Rock Shox reba 120mm
Wheels: 26“ Syntace mx w35
Brakes: Magura MT7
Handlebar: Syntace vector carbon
Stem: Syntace
Crank: Sram X0
Shifter: Sram X01
Chain guide: Won’t fall off


Bike Check European Four Cross Series 2017 Reutlingen Germany

Tom Scherrer (GER) – Identity Krisis SL

Tom Scherrer loves his Identiti frame combined with a Fox 831.
About the Bike
Frame: Identity Krisis SL
Shock: Fox 32 831
Wheels: 26“ Stans ztr arch
Brakes: Shimano XTR
Handlebar: Spank Spike
Stem: Race Face Atlas
Crank: Shimano XTR
Shifter: Sram X0
Chain guide: Carbocage

Bike Check European Four Cross Series 2017 Reutlingen Germany

Marvin Schaupp (GER) – Bergamont Kiez Slope

Marvin Schaupp a german young gun is riding on the a german Bergamont Kiez Slope.
About the Bike
Frame: Bergamont Kiez Slope
Shock: Manitou Circus Expert
Wheels: 26“ Sun Ringlé Inferno
Brakes: Avid DB1
Handlebar: BGM Kiez
Stem: Cane Creek
Crank: Truvativ AKA
Shifter: Sram gx
Chain guide: Carbocage


Bike Check European Four Cross Series 2017 Reutlingen Germany

Klaus Beige (GER) – Alutech Cycles Prototyp (Vize German Champion 2016)
The fast German gun Klaus Beige is attending this year's 4cross races with an Alutech Cycles prototype.
About the Bike
Frame: Alutech Cycles Prototyp
Shock: Sr Suntour Axon Werx 100mm
Wheels: 26” Alexrims Karves
Brakes: Hope race evo x2, 160mm
Handlebar: Ergotec RSP Series, 740mm
Stem: Ergotec RSP Series, 50mm
Crank: Truvativ Descendant
Shifter: Sram GX
Chain guide: Carbocage


24 Comments

  • + 23
 Awesome article! More of this please at the 4x Pro Tour and European rounds?!?! ????
  • + 11
 Would love to give 4x racing a go!
  • + 1
 Well find out about races close to you, then just do it ONE thing to remember, is to have fun doing it
  • + 5
 Great article but, more in depth please. Like gear ratio's an any mods for 4X. A bit of input from the riders on thier bikes. This had a bit of an infomercial feel to it.......
  • + 7
 So cool to see a 4X bike check article, would love to see more!
  • + 4
 Does anyone actually make a 4x frame currently (I think Dartmoor do but anyone else)?
  • + 2
 Pivot M4X, though it hasn't been updated in quite a while.
  • + 3
 Curtis, Dartmoor, commencal, specialized, trek, bergamont to name a few
  • + 3
 Propain is also producing one
  • + 1
 @Joebohobo:
Specialized and Trek? I know they do slopestyle models but didn't think they made 4x frames.
  • + 2
 @DC1988: the Spesh enduro SX is a 4X race frame, and I would say the P3 and ticket/ticket S are decent 4X frames, I suppose they're marketed at DJ/slope more, but geo is pretty spot on for 4X and many people race them Smile
  • + 1
 @Joebohobo:
That's why I was wondering really, watching the 4x at Chicksands earlier this year it seemed like the majority of riders weren't on 4x specific frames and those that were were a few years old at least.
  • + 1
 Dartmoor no longer make the Hornet 4X. (Tried to buy one last week).
shame.
  • + 2
 You can ride 4x cross on any bike,
  • + 1
 The meta 4x is really nice. And it's interesting to finally see someone using 650b for 4x. What's more interesting is that it's just a small all mountain hardtail.
  • + 1
 it's not interesting at all. it's saddening.
  • + 3
 @G-A-R-Y: have you smashed up your typewriter?
  • + 1
 Finally? Most 650 bikes at 4X are due to sponsors obligations
  • + 3
 Feels weird seeing one 27.5" bike in the crowd of 26" Big Grin
  • + 3
 awesome bikes!
  • + 1
 Nice article and interesting to see the personal setups!
  • + 2
 Class. 26"
  • + 1
 nice vong bikes her!
  • + 1
 tom

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