THE BIKES OF RED BULL JOYRIDE at CRANKWORX WHISTLER
Photographer Margus Riga captured the following images of the world's best slopestyle riders moments before they dropped into their runs at this year's Red Bull Joyride. There's a mix of hardtails and short-travel slopestyle machines, but all of the bikes have been built up to excel on the massive jumps, drops, and wall rides found on the rider-designed course. Short chainstays, low standover heights, stiff suspension, and brake housing rigged up to allow for barspins and tailwhips are hallmarks of a modern slopestyle bike, but after that it's up to the athletes to add their own personal touches. Take a look at the similarities (and differences) between the bikes of mountain biking's top tricksters, shown in the order that the riders finished the contest.
Brandon Semenuk and his Trek Ticket S.
Brett Rheeder and his Trek Ticket S.
Anthony Messere and his Morpheus Vimana Slope.
Logan Peat and his custom Santa Cruz slopestyle bike.