Video: The Story Behind Loic Bruni's New Rust-Painted Demo

Jul 27, 2022 at 11:29
by Alicia Leggett  

bigquotesLoïc Bruni went from "the kid with the rusted bike" to the "world champion with the rusted bike."Specialized




47 Comments

  • 90 2
 Some actual HD pics of the paint job would be nice....
  • 7 0
 I agree, on this rare occasion, more bike, less Bruni!
  • 2 0
 @Bomadics: Just seen they updated the article with a pic....
  • 7 1
 @Acid11: Yea, but I was looking for info and technique. We do these types of vehicle wraps in my business, distressed or rusted look, but it is just a print on vinyl, this looks more like a paint job but it has some texture too. I was wondering if it is a chemical treatment on bare metal, or a paint job in layers or something. There was nothing about the actual process of applying the graphics in the video.
  • 12 0
 They are available from Premium subscribers and OnlyFans
  • 2 0
 @Bomadics: I'm not surmising what was used on Bruni's bike, but in my business we use a ton of products from sculptnouveau.com and other vendors. Lots of patinas for bare metal as well as paints that contain actual metal in them that can react to patina applied over the dried paint to react with the embedded metal.
  • 4 0
 @Bomadics: You're gonna have to wait for an upcoming DIY video from Seth's Bike Hacks.
  • 1 0
 @nordicMT: well shit,
That stuff looks great. I have a Honda bobber project, and am trying to do some aged cooper work.
Any pics of things you’ve worked on?
Cheers, for the info!
  • 17 0
 I think this is my favorite paint job I've ever seen on a DH race bike. So good, would love to see more creativity like this.
  • 5 0
 Rust never sleeps! That carbon hood looks out of place though. Shoulda been rusty also, like a chunk from an old metal bucket.
  • 7 1
 still no word on his electronic lockout, and why they bother hiding it
  • 4 0
 Mind games
  • 4 0
 "In rust we trust." Sick paint job and tribute to Bruni's roots. Love it.
  • 5 0
 What's in the box
  • 20 0
 Step 1. cut a hole in the box
  • 3 0
 You put your junk in the box
  • 1 2
 electric motor
  • 1 2
 croissant bike bag. specifically designed to keep croissants soft and flacky during every major ride. this advertisement was brought to you by the Pillsbury Dough Boy.
  • 1 0
 Let her open the box.
  • 1 0
 Blunt bruh.
  • 1 0
 Will he be testing the new bosch abs system on the back of the bike?

That hidden lunch box above the shock surely is suspicious to me.
  • 3 0
 Minuteman!!! Sick bike!
  • 1 0
 They should've made him a steel Demo and left it raw to actually rust. Sick paint job tho!
  • 2 0
 Not really digging the "paint" but the blacked out tyres look mean.
  • 3 0
 ...Rust I Peace
  • 2 0
 @threesixtykickflip: I bet Loic is really going to Take no Prisoners this weekend. Going to give the competition The Punishment Due
  • 2 0
 @jgoldfield: They'll be hanging on by the skin o' their teeth.
  • 2 0
 Needs to ride it wearing an Anakin Skywalker costume and pod racing helmet
  • 2 0
 Cool, now let’s see Finn Iles’ prototype.
  • 1 0
 That seat looks really high in the pic.
Is this to compensate for a low pivot?
  • 1 0
 I want that paint job so the wife won’t notice when I sneak in a new bike.
  • 2 0
 it's real porno...
  • 2 0
 Patina!
  • 1 0
 That thing is pretty sick. I love the story there.
  • 1 0
 It's awesome to see something creative other than a solid color
  • 3 1
 Cool story bro!
  • 1 0
 That Balfa is so cool and it could probably tell some awesome stories.
  • 2 2
 Where's the puke emoji when you need it..?
  • 1 0
 cmd+W on a Mac and alt+f4 on windows
  • 1 0
 speed and power
  • 1 0
 Better than oil-slick.
  • 1 3
 Did you know that Loic is a horn player as well as a bike racer? I heard he got a custom trombone to match this paint job
  • 1 1
 really ugly
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