There are always some cool, unique bikes on display at Crankworx, and fun ways to get riders of all ages some promo prizes or a chance to meet their MTB heroes. This final roundup from Crankworx 2022 features the custom painted bike seen above, a look at Lal Bikes’ prototype hardtail with its Supre Drive drivetrain, a mule frame that Norco had on display, and some fun scenes from the festival. Solidair custom painted bike:
This snake-inspired custom painted bike reminds me a lot of Bryn Atkinson’s Norco Range from Crankworx a few years ago. I’m not too surprised more than one person wanted snakeskin on their frame, it does look pretty cool. This bike was painted by Paulo Lopez, the man behind Solidair Custom Paint . Click the link to check out his Instagram page. Lal Bikes prototype with Supre Drive:
I spent my last day of Crankworx riding in Pemberton with a special guest: Cedric Eveleigh, the mechanical engineer who dreamed up the Supre Drive drivetrain and founded Lal Bikes . At Eurobike, Bikerumor saw the Nicolai Nucleon 16 that will be sold with Supre Drive, as they were the first brand to initiate a partnership with Lal Bikes.
This bike is Cedric’s personal hardtail. The idler pulley just above the chainring tensions the chain via a hydraulic damper that’s located inside the down tube of the frame. At the back end, a partial derailleur takes care of shifting duties only. We rode for nearly three hours and […]