The Mind-Blowing Mods of Brandon Semenuk's Super Sick Ticket S 13

Incredible attention to detail and near-endless modifications make this a truly unique weapon.

The Mind-Blowing Mods of Brandon Semenuk's Super Sick Ticket S

This year's SRAM booth at Interbike featured a number of pro athlete rides including this Trek Ticket S beauty from Brandon Semenuk. Looking the bike over we were blown away by some of the meticulous details incorporated into the frame and components. It's clear the "tactician" gets his name from more than just a seemingly inhuman and altogether perfect choreography of tricks in his videos and at competitions.

Standout customizations include a tweaked Charger damper in his RockShox Pike DJ fork that allows him to go from fully locked out to open in just 1/8th of a turn, a custom rear brake gyro that has been machined to clear his super short Chromag stem, a cut off lockout lever on the RockShox shock - not only has it been cut off but the area where the cut was made has been smoothed out and painted or anodized black.

The bike features a carbon fiber Truvativ seatpost that has been drastically shortened and enters the frame by only a few inches, tabs for the rear brake gyro integrated into the frame, a Maxle Stealth front axle to keep things super clean, and the use of the inner flange of a Chromag grip to create tension against the cranks so they don't spin when Semenuk's feet are off the pedals during a trick

The chainstays are so short that the lower bridge had to be ground down to clear the main triangle, there's a mechanical rear disc brake with an Odyssey BMX brake lever, and slide-on Chromag grips at a time where almost every mountain biker is rocking lock-ons.

This bike was used just days before the show at Logan Peat's Backwoods Invitational at the Coast Gravity Park before being flown down to Las Vegas for display.

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  • spammyg

    9/22/2017 10:15 PM about ATD...

  • 'size

    9/22/2017 5:05 PM

    neat mods. mind blowing? not sure about that.

  • mattkock

    9/22/2017 4:13 PM

    No comment on the fact that his fork crown has Zero offset and it's all in the dropouts? Craziest mod on the bike for sure.

  • woodybepierced

    9/22/2017 7:08 AM

    I'm guessing he just picks a gear for the course and adjusts the limit screws to stay in that gear?

  • Big Bird

    9/22/2017 8:18 AM

    Good point. Don't see a shifter on the down tube.

  • Kramz

    9/22/2017 9:08 PM

    Downtube shifter was my all time glory mod, too bad. Coolest bike innovation in forever, and lends itself to pedaling up some of the hill instead of walking. Really is perfect, because I rarely shift, but it's nice to be able to.

  • Big Bird

    9/23/2017 8:17 AM

    I used to run my shifter with a modified clamp to fit around my seat post. Hit one jump and do a gear shift toboggan. Hit the next and do an ET. Pedal away faster in a new gear.

  • Glen_

    9/22/2017 8:29 AM

    Nor a gear cable going through the chainstay

  • aw_gooner

    9/22/2017 9:24 AM

    I'm wondering why he is even running a full cassette on there.

  • zhorne26

    9/22/2017 11:22 AM

    Xo hub with xd driver, he has to run the full one piece cassette. They are stupid light anyways so doesn't even matter

  • zhorne26

    9/22/2017 10:45 AM

    Exactly right, also they run the derailleur as a tensioner. Why not use it if its free( needs it because tickets are full floater suspension. Losing the shifter and housing sheds weight, and its not like they ever shift gears mid run

  • adrennan

    9/22/2017 11:54 AM

    looks like they ditched the full floater on the tickets, but there is still chain growth to contend with since it isnt a concentric bb

  • zuman

    9/24/2017 7:09 PM

    my guess is that, because it's a sram booth, they can't display it with just the RS products on it,

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