Bike Check: Anthony Messere's Rose Bruce - Crankworx Rotorua 2018

Mar 23, 2018 at 3:03
by Paul Aston  
Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.

Anthony Messere blew up the hillside as a fifteen-year-old at Crankworx Whistler back in 2011, front flipping the first drop and boosting higher than anybody else on the course. He only managed 3rd thanks to some crashes but was easily the peoples' champion on that day. Since then, Messere has won numerous FMB events, and 2018 is his second year riding for Rose Bikes, the direct sale brand from Germany.

Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.

Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
Messere is a SRAM supported athlete and uses X0 DH carbon cranks with Chromag Contact pedals.

Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
The cable gyro system is made by DMT in Vancouver.

The gyro system is made by a friend of Messere in a Vancouver garage. Anthony says that performance of hydraulic gyros is not super reliable, cables are the way to go for peace of mind. With gyros falling out of favour in the BMX world, it's getting harder to find splitter cables to convert one cable to two, especially in a length long enough for a mountain bike, they also add friction. Anthony runs two cables the full length of the system, using a modified Odyssey BMX brake lever and simply bolting two cables into the Avid brake caliper.

Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
The cable actuated disc brake uses two full-length cables from the lever to the gyro, and from the gyro to the caliper.

Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
An Odyssey BMX lever is modified to take two cables.

Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
Singlespeed all the way for Saturday's Slopestyle. Messere also runs a BMX half-link chain.

Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.

Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
RockShox supply a Pike DJ for the business end of the bike. A Maxxis Ikon front tire is wrapped around the alloy DT-Swiss EX741 rim.
Anthony Messere s Rose Bruce slopestyle hardtail with DMT giro.
The Maxxis DTH should help to remind Anthony to Drop The Hammer in finals.


MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx @ROSEBikes



65 Comments

  • + 22
 kinda crazy semenuk showed up with a gyro setup, oddysey lever and a sram road mech rear brake caliper a few years back and everyone was like "wtf gyros are gay" now every slopestyle athlete is running the same/similar setup
  • - 6
flag romkaind (Mar 24, 2018 at 5:06) (Below Threshold)
 Gyro never been gay, Hydro gyro is gay...
  • + 9
 y’all keep saying that word but I don’t think you know what is means
  • + 5
 @POWsLAYER: World is gone to crazy on some words and fear of offending someone, one of my friends is homosexual, and even him is laughing about fact that people are afraid to use that word to not offend anyone. We even make some jokes about lifting the soap in shower and laugh out loud when he answer that I can trust him anytime when turning my back to him. Stop using special words do describe someone, at first we are humans and I would newer call him GAY, cause it's dumb he's a human, a man and my friend that's all that means to me, the last thing I care is with who he sleeps with.
  • - 3
 @b-wicked: are you gay? Then sit down and listen.
  • + 0
 @POWsLAYER: I'm married to a woman. No I don't have sexual attraction to men.
  • + 11
 It doesn't seem like a N/W ring would work well with a half-link chain. I guess n/w rings are all that's available these days
  • + 3
 I think if you run a 1/8" half link chain it would be fine, but less than ideal, although still better than a normal 1/8" chain on a nw. If you used a 3/32" half link chain you might have issues with it not wanting to sit on the nw ring.
  • - 2
 as long as you have the right chain line, it shouldnt matter. And when sram is a sponsor, you tend to run a sram chainring.
  • + 3
 @Joeshreds:

Correct - I can confirm that my 3/32" Shadow Conspiracy Interlock II half-link chain won't sit on RF or wolf tooth N/W teeth.
  • + 1
 @Weens:

There are lots of non NW rings - Profile Racing for example.
  • + 1
 @endlessblockades: the rings do have to be compatible with the cranks...
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: I swithced to a Profile w/chromo driver, and Madera sprocket just to run that chain! STRONGEST chains around!!!
  • + 1
 @adrennan: No doubt. I picked up a cheap RF Chester crankset that comes with an X type BB for $100. The 104 BCD bolt pattern crank opens up a lot of chain ring possibilities
  • + 2
 Could be intentional. A bit of binding will prevent the cranks from spinning when he takes his feet off
  • + 1
 @Joeshreds: I'm looking at the cranks with NW chainring for my DJ/park hardtail, more precisely Sram GX Eagle crankset. As I'm going single speed should I go for a 3/32" (GX eagle chain) or any 1/8" standard BMX chain will do?
  • + 1
 @Citrons: I would think the GX chain would be up to those duties, plus keeping it all in the sram family. XTR chains are what I run 3/32 wise. I use them for all my mountain rigs(2 chromag,1 renthal,1 rennen rings). I prefer a pinned chain as opposed to clip ones. My Rennen rings seem to work well with both size chains. Hope this helps!
  • + 9
 Jesus - somebody get that dude a new set of hex wrenches...
  • + 1
 haha seriously tho!! that made me laugh when i looked back for it, missed it the first time, looks like my bike when i was a kid and stripped everthing id try to tighten with worn out multi tools
  • + 6
 See, 26 is still going strong.
  • - 3
 Good God, enough already with the 26 comments
  • + 1
 They are so I just seen the new giant trance and its rolling on 26's again its the new giant trance jr for kids though...
  • + 5
 Does anybody remember the SST ORYG? their cable system was much cleaner, no need to modify the lever.
  • + 2
 You're talking about the modular lever, right? I have a few of those still.
  • + 7
 Dual cables seem to be the way everyone is going these days. Odyssey does make a double barrel lever if I remember correctly.
  • + 1
 it’s a double cable system, it just has one barrel end going into the level. Look it up!
  • + 2
 DP
  • + 1
 Electronic brakes will fix this in a few years...
  • + 1
 @vr6ix: They already exist. Formula makes them ????
  • + 2
 It's kind of funny to watch the freestyle MTB community struggle with all the same gyro mods and dual cable set ups that BMX went through. There used to be a German company named Dragonfly that made a dual cable set up to fit most any brake level, I ran 2 cables in, 2 cables out on my BMX back in the day (not that I could ever bar spin or tail whip enough to make it necessary! hahahahahaha)
  • + 4
 i see it is a odyssey lever but why not use the M2 lever that is designed for gyros
  • + 2
 Was thinking the same....
  • + 1
 Why is it that pro riders in the most popular part of the sport have to use such shitty, improperly designed equipment? Modified BMX levers, rubber tube crank holders, derailleurs on SS slope bikes (yeah that's you Trek). WTF? Oh right, industry's too busy w/rearranging sizes & reconfiguring gimmicky bouncy bits to be bothered with anything that makes sense. Also why every bike doesn't have a gearbox yet. :/
  • + 4
 A wide bmx chain is like a crank stopper on a N/W ring
  • + 1
 Halflink chain only has wide holes in it, so no problem.
  • + 1
 I ride a halflink but a MTB one, maybe he does as well?
  • + 1
 Does anyone know why they don't use a front brake instead of a rear brake? Considering they brake just to control speed before jumps (I think) wouldn't it be the same?
  • + 4
 No, you use the rear to stop from looping out at times and also for manualing reasons
  • + 3
 Try to emergency brake from 50 km/h before jump if you feel like overshooting or not enough speed, with a front brake on a DJ bike. You will understand very quickly. Hint use full face helmet, you'l need that Wink
  • + 1
 Front flips often use the rear brake.
  • + 1
 Are you joking? You really think an emergency yank on a front brake at speed is the same as a rear brake, especially on such a short-reached bike?
  • + 3
 @rezrov: that's why i asked
  • + 2
 What is the longevity of these carbon cranks for jumping?
  • + 29
 depends on how good you are at jumping
  • + 5
 Dont think you should jump on them mate a trampoline would be more suitable for that
  • + 2
 as long as they arent doing crank arm grinds they should be fine.
  • + 1
 @adrennan: now THAT would be entertaining...
  • + 1
 He's sponsored so he probably doesn't GAF.
  • + 1
 I don't see any explanation of why they run two cables, though. Just for redundancy?
  • + 3
 More power to the caliper Smile
  • + 11
 It's to have equalized pull on each side of the gyro. Otherwise, it doesn't pull straight up and down and can cause bind ups and weird flopping. Rode a gyro for 15 years. They're fussy.
  • + 0
 i have that gyro. it has nothing to do with equalizing the cable power on each side. The reason is because you can't use a 2 to 1 cable, as the end of the cable needs to go through the hole. there are no side slots allowing you to put double ended cables on.
  • + 3
 @Niko182:
It actually has everything to do with equalizing the cable power on each side.
  • + 1
 Anybody else notice how sexy the welds are on that rose?
  • + 1
 Why is it that none of these guys run hydro? Is it too unreliable or what?
  • + 1
 Thats supposed to say hydro gyros lol
  • + 0
 Jorts are back in style!
  • + 0
 t h i c c
  • + 0
 Rose bikes cool!!!
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