10 Slopestyle Bikes Ready for the Big Show - Crankworx Rotorua

Mar 31, 2017 at 9:03
by Pinkbike Staff  
The Crankworx Rotorua slopestyle competition is fast approaching, a chance for some of the sport's most talented aerialist to unleash their arsenal of tricks in front of thousands of cheering spectators.

The course in Rotorua resembles a set of extra-large dirt jumps, with a couple drops into smooth landings thrown in for good measure, which is why the many riders have chosen hardtails over full-suspension slope bikes. Take a look at this selection of bikes that you'll see getting airborne and inverted at every opportunity once the event gets underway.



Matt Jones - Marin
Matt Jones - Marin

Max Fredriksson - NS Bikes
Max Fredriksson - NS Bikes

Nicholi Rogatkin - Specialized
Nicholi Rogatkin - Specialized

Simon Pages - Octane One
Simon Pages - Octane One

Torquato Testa - Rose
Torquato Testa - Rose

Diego Caverzasi - Diego NASA prototype
Diego Caverzasi - Diego "NASA prototype"

Logan Peat - Santa Cruz
Logan Peat - Santa Cruz

Tomas Lemoine - Canyon
Tomas Lemoine - Canyon

Anthony Messere s Rose slopestyle bike -
Anthony Messere's - Rose



On Saturday, April 1, 2017 (or March 31 depending on your time zone), tune in to Pinkbike for the live broadcast.

3:30PM - 6:00PM NZDT – (Local Time)
1:30PM – 3:00PM AEST (Australia, Sydney)
2:30AM - 4:00AM BMT – (UK, London)
7:30PM - 10:00PM PST – March 31(LA, USA)
11:30PM - 1:00AM EST– March 31 (NY, USA, )


37 Comments

  • + 52
 lol to all the XO crank haters!
  • + 4
 Mega LOL's to anyone that thinks pro's would run carbon cranks if they didn't get them free or had to run them because of contracts......
  • + 3
 @nojzilla: Many of them would, obviously.
  • + 18
 Slopestyle/dj and downhill bike checks are like porn! These are the bikes that progress the sport and the industry is trying to kill them. Fk the industry I got my bikes four 26" and one 27.5" and all upgraded parts don't need your new anything.
  • + 16
 all i can say is I love the price of used 26" DH bikes these days.
  • + 4
 @anchoricex: I wonder how long we'll be able to buy 26 inch DH rubber for. Any one got any tips on how to store tyres?
  • + 10
 @choppertank3e: wouldn't worry aboot it. There's been 50years worth of 26' bikes been made. Do you think tyre manufacturers are just gonna forget aboot that market.......?

If so. I will start a 26only tyre company an become an overnight billionaire
  • + 6
 @choppertank3e: Neatly stacked in the wine cellar. Bring them out for special occasions.
  • + 2
 @drumnbike: What if you do not have a wine cellar?
JUST out of direct sun light would be OK
  • + 1
 I'm thinking wrapped in plastic and vacuum sealed. There will always be 26 inch tyres but dunno about super tacky DH rubber with the latest profiles.
  • + 2
 Cryogenically frozen Maxxis Minions. Bring them back to life when the cure has been found.
  • + 11
 Not a single Shimano crank...
  • + 1
 Really bugs me when people ride cool bikes, and you cant buy them.

What is that marin frame for example? unless I have missed it, why sponsor a guy to ride on a frame you cannot buy?
  • + 4
 "nasa prototype" = green bicycles scope
  • + 4
 need that santa cruz - lets go peat
  • + 3
 I know. Reminds me of the old Blur4X. Sweet!
  • + 1
 Excited to see him ride. Been too long since we've seen any mention of Peat on Pinkbike
  • + 3
 All Carbon Cranks Interesting
  • + 1
 that was supposed to be a drooling emoji
  • + 1
 Not a single Dobermann, unreal.
  • + 1
 What happened with messere and morpheus?
  • + 1
 yeah I was wonderin too
  • + 1
 Divorced? Wink
  • + 1
 I thought Marin stopped making DJ bikes.
  • + 1
 Just starting again!
  • + 1
 That thing is hot!
  • - 1
 I only see 2 Slopestyle bikes in this article...

Logan Peat's - Santa Cruz & Anthony Messere's - Rose...
  • + 1
 HARDTAILS ????
  • + 0
 That SC and rose look very similar
  • + 3
 Nope, onie is vpp, the other is faux bar.
  • + 3
 @stumpymidget: that SC does not have vpp on it buddy if it did the rear triangle would be solid and not have a pivot point right above the axle just like the rose!!!
  • + 1
 @stumpymidget: nevermind I'm a moron lmao!!!
  • + 0
 Messere FTW! Funny as shit!
  • + 1
 Hey guy, nice bike.
  • + 1
 Crush it Logan!
  • + 1
 Godziek??
  • + 0
 Those highlights are rough.

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