Alex Alanko's Canyon Stitched 360 - Bike Check

May 16, 2018 at 12:20
by Simon Nieborak  

Alex Alanko is a 22-year-old professional rider from Djurö, Sweden, but you might not have heard his name if you're not a hardcore dirt jump fan. He's a guy with a simple aim: to enjoy riding how bike - and that's all that matters to him. He's not interested in "numbers" and artificially inflated hype on social media, because he just wants to ride his bike and that's when he's the happiest. Since last year, his scores have become more consistent - usually in the top ten - but he's still waiting for his first major win. Recently, Alanko's second-place at Swatch Rocket Air earned him a wild card entry to the Crankworx series, so it's about time we take a look at his ride.

Canyon Stitched 360 Details:

Frame: Canyon Stitched, 7005 aluminum, 26" wheels
Fork: RockShox Pike DJ, 100mm
Wheels: Rear - Hope Pro 4 single-speed trials hub with Hope Tech Enduro rim, Front - Alex FR30
Drivetrain: Single-speed, Truativ Descendant crankset with 32T chainring
Brakes: Avid BB7
Cockpit: Truativ Holzfeller stem/Descendant handlebar, Chromag Overture saddle, Race Face Chester post

bigquotesI'm not interested in "numbers" and artificially inflated hype on social media.Alex Alanko

Odyssey M2 Monolever medium with Odyssey G3 cables.
Truativ Holzfeller stem and Truativ Descendant handlebars.

Odi Sensus grips, Cane Creek 40 series headset with custom-made gyro plates.

Avid BB7 mechanical brake.

YBN 747 Kool chain.
Nukeproof Electron pedals.

Truativ Descendant crankset with 32T sprocket.

Chromag Overture seat and Race Face Chester seatpost.

Rear wheel: Hope Pro 4 single-speed trials hub with Hope Tech Enduro rim and Continental RaceKing 2.2'' tire (tire pressure 4.5 bar).

Front wheel: Canyon original rim with Continental RaceKing 2.2'' tire (tire pressure 4.2 bar). RockShox Pike DJ 100mm-travel fork.


  • 23 0
 Something about that chain...
  • 9 0
 The outside edges of the links are all flush, while the insides look like a "normal" chain. I think it looks pretty sweet.
  • 13 0
 @MTBrent: I'd say it looks pretty kool.

I already know where the door is thank you.
  • 10 0
 Bomb proof DJ bike with a zero serving of hype. Just stuff that works.
  • 5 2
 except the pike dj... it works great for 2 months. i am not going nearly as big as most and blew the damper in no time...
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: That's not enduro AF yo
  • 1 0
 @kobld: I don't know how to enduro.
  • 7 3
 4.2 bars -he is clearly not in the same sport as me, and by ignoring the artificially inflated hype he misses the whole point of mtb. if it was the riding we would all be riding bmxs without brakes (in black sans helmet of course)
  • 9 0
  • 5 1
 @gtill9000: friday afternoon here...
  • 1 1
 Gyro on MTB was a hype created by Semenuk.
  • 25 0
 no bottle cage, no dropper post, reach looks way short, no front brake, not 11 or 12 speed, his DHFs don't even say DHF, aren't knobby, and are somehow branded's like he's jumping or something.
  • 1 1
 @chyu: Kyle Strait hab one on his huge 24 bike when he was like 14, the year he won the Sea Otter DJ 20 years ago
  • 7 0
 is that a vegan gyro plate?
  • 3 0
 Want one of those frames so bad... shame Canyon have decided the only 2 countries in the entire world they don’t ship to are Canada and the USA... and all contact with them has just shown me how terrible their customer service is. They really don’t care about their customers and bikes are consistently late/lost for a while whilst being delivered from what I’ve heard too... sucks as I still want one so bad!
  • 4 0
 That is one well used bike... love it
  • 2 0
 ah the avid bb7, good brake
  • 1 0
 it's a DJ bike. What do you want?
  • 1 0
 Can someone explain the double cables for me, I'm not a dirt jumper. Is it for the gyro?
  • 1 0
 How to buy Odyssey M2 Monolever medium with Odyssey G3 cables?
  • 1 0
 Not bad

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