An Inside Look at the Crankworx Pros’ Slopestyle Bikes

By: Colin Meagher

A Look at the Crankworx Pros’ Slopestyle Bikes:

Cam Zink's was running ten speeds during the Slopestyle Comp.

Cam Zink was running ten speeds during the Slopestyle Comp.

Martin Soderstrom, though, like many others, was rocking a single speed

Martin Soderstrom, like many others, was rocking a single speed

Sam Pilgrim's was rocking a single speed, and a 140 rotor in the rear.

Sam Pilgrim was rocking a single speed, and a 140 rotor in the rear.

Sam Dueck's Norco SS had custom valving stashed inside this prototype Monarch air can. ''It has a gate inside--small can feel for small bumps, but a big impact will open the gate up and add a bit more squish.''

Sam Dueck's Norco SS had custom valving stashed inside this prototype Monarch air can. ''It has a gate inside--small can feel for small bumps, but a big impact will open the gate up and add a bit more squish.''

Dueck was also using an old BMX trick: a chunk of rubber to slow down spinning cranks, making it much easier to find the cranks during tail whips, etc.

Dueck was also using an old BMX trick: a chunk of rubber to slow down spinning cranks, making it much easier to find the cranks during tail whips, etc.

Yonnick Granieri 'McGyvered' together rear cog retention device after finding that his Commencal's full suspension SS set up would tend to buck the chain off the rear hub on the larger impacts of the boneyard course in Whistler. Adding a couple more cogs acted as a bit of a chain guide for the rear.

Yannick Granieri 'MacGyvered' together rear cog retention device after finding that his Commencal's full suspension SS set up would tend to buck the chain off the rear hub on the larger impacts of the Boneyard course in Whistler. Adding a couple more cogs acted as a chain guide for the rear.

Casery Groves was thoughtful enough to rock a mouthguard. ''I really don't like going to the dentist.''

Casey Groves was thoughtful enough to rock a mouthguard. ''I really don't like going to the dentist.''

Jack Fogelquist opted for the suicide saint shifter mount  on his Banshee Rampant.

Jack Fogelquist opted for the suicide saint shifter mount on his Banshee Rampant.

Amir Kabbani had a similiar set-up on his Mongoose slopestyle bike.

Amir Kabbani had a similar set-up on his Mongoose slopestyle bike.

More than one rider had a custom stem cap from Rock shox that permits the front brake cable to run through the steerer, helping to minimize cable wrap issues on bar spins. This particular set up belongs to Amir Kabbani.

More than one rider had a custom top cap from RockShox that permits the front brake cable to run through the steerer, helping to minimize cable wrap issues on bar spins. This particular set up belongs to Amir Kabbani.

Kabbani also opted to run 5 gears in the back.

Kabbani opted to run 5 gears in the back.

Graham Agassiz was running a KMC chain to bling out his Bass slopestyle frame. This bike was a full suspension design with the pivot on the BB shell, similar in design to the Yonnick's Commencal and the Black Market Kill Switch.

Graham Agassiz was running a KMC chain to bling out his Bass slopestyle frame. This bike was a full suspension design with the pivot on the BB shell, similar in design to the Yannick's Commencal and the Black Market Kill Switch.

If you can't fix it with duct tape... Mitch Chubey's cable control . Note the brake line going into the stem.

If you can't fix it with duct tape... Mitch Chubey's cable control. Note the brake line going into the stem.

Mike Montgomery was running a gyro brake line/headset combo to keep things clean for bar spins.

Mike Montgomery was running a hydraulic gyro to keep things clean for bar spins.

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