As we roll into the this year's Red Bull Hardline, riders are showing up ready to throw down, and maybe none so much as Josh Lowe, voted last year's Rider of the Week.
This year, YT surprised him with a custom Tues, painted with a specific paint and technique that actually incorporates real rust - that was the only way to make the color and texture look authentic, said Dennis Dastig, Senior Graphic Designer at YT.
The process involves applying a paint that contains metal particles, then adding an oxidizing agent to rust the metal in the paint. Then, it needs to be lacquered over to stop the process from continuing. The method can be used on a wide variety of surfaces - hence the rusted carbon fiber bike.
The result is pretty unique.
The paint job is obviously the central focus of this bike, but it would also be a dialed machine with the stock coloring.
Josh is running a Fox Factory DHX2 with a 425 lb spring paired with his 40 up front.
The Crankbrothers Mallet DH 11 and Fox Factory colors go nicely with the bike.
Up close and personal.