KrunkShox's Transition Smuggler 29er for EWS

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3/24/2016 10:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/24/2016 10:28 AM

Alex McGuinnis aka KrunkShox is stepping out and racing the EWS all season. After crushing it at the Oregon Enduro Series races the last few years, he's ready for international competition. Check out his Transition Smuggler 29er. He's running SRAM GUIDE levers mounted to Code calipers and has the new 170mm Reverb for his lengthy body. U-S-A.

-photos and interview by Sven Martin







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3/24/2016 11:02 AM

Yeah KRUNK! Shake those shox son!

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3/24/2016 4:58 PM

As another 6'3" rider would it be possible to get a KrunkShox Bike Check like we used to see from Graves?

I found these super interesting, in fact any of the EWS or DH World Cup guys/gals willing to share would be awesome!

http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/Jared-Graves-Rider-Journal-EWS-5-Winter-Park-Colorado,797

Bike Setup

Frame: YETI SB6c prototype
Fork: FOX 36 Float 2015, 15mm axle, 160mm travel, 70psi
Shock: FOX Float X, 170psi
Wheels: DT Swiss 240 straight pull hubs, aerolite spokes, EX471 rims
Tires: Maxxis 2.3 Minion DHR2 EXO 3C front and rear, tubeless ready, with ghetto tubeless also. 26/29psi
Cranks: Shimano XTR 170mm w/Stages power meter
Brakes: Shimano XTR m987 levers, Saint Calipers, 180mm Freeza Rotors
Derailleur: Shimano XTR Shadow Plus
Shifter: Shimano XTR
Pedals: Shimano XTR Trail
Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-36
Chain: Shimano XTR
Bar/Stem: Renthal Fatbar lite Carbon, 20mm rise, 740mm, Renthal Apex 50mm stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite Dropper, and Thomson seat clamp
Chainguide: E-13 Carbon LG1
Chainring E-13 narrow wide guide ring 36t

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3/24/2016 5:24 PM

i think this was a quick and dirty as they were riding the ferry to the race site, but i'll reach out to see if we can get some details.

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3/24/2016 5:57 PM

don't firget to talc yr tubes

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3/25/2016 8:48 AM

KiloMike wrote:

As another 6'3" rider would it be possible to get a KrunkShox Bike Check like we used to see from Graves?

I found these super interesting, in fact any of the EWS or DH World Cup guys/gals willing to share would be awesome!

http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/Jared-Graves-Rider-Journal-EWS-5-Winter-Park-Colorado,797

Bike Setup

Frame: YETI SB6c prototype
Fork: FOX 36 Float 2015, 15mm axle, 160mm travel, 70psi
Shock: FOX Float X, 170psi
Wheels: DT Swiss 240 straight pull hubs, aerolite spokes, EX471 rims
Tires: Maxxis 2.3 Minion DHR2 EXO 3C front and rear, tubeless ready, with ghetto tubeless also. 26/29psi
Cranks: Shimano XTR 170mm w/Stages power meter
Brakes: Shimano XTR m987 levers, Saint Calipers, 180mm Freeza Rotors
Derailleur: Shimano XTR Shadow Plus
Shifter: Shimano XTR
Pedals: Shimano XTR Trail
Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-36
Chain: Shimano XTR
Bar/Stem: Renthal Fatbar lite Carbon, 20mm rise, 740mm, Renthal Apex 50mm stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite Dropper, and Thomson seat clamp
Chainguide: E-13 Carbon LG1
Chainring E-13 narrow wide guide ring 36t

http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PIT-BITS-Oregon-Enduro-Series-Bend,9030/KrunkShoxs-2016-Transition-Smuggler,92557/sspomer,2


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3/25/2016 4:52 PM

"Ten fingers, ten toes." Died laughing.

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3/25/2016 8:21 PM

nasty photo of Krunk from Chile by Sven.


#officialkrunkshoxvitalmtbforumthread

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3/26/2016 12:02 PM

Still rocking a 150mm fork on that bad boy?

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3/28/2016 11:06 AM

Pretty sure he's now on a 160mm Lyrik...

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3/28/2016 12:51 PM

Thanks sspomer & deathXsquad, his photos & results were awesome for this first EWS

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3/28/2016 1:57 PM

Looks like he placed 43rd. Nice work reppin' the PNW

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Eat. Ride. Sleep. Repeat.

3/28/2016 3:42 PM

hmmm looks like him & strobel must've had some timing issues on stage one that got corrected.....day 1 results showed em close to dead last. American wildcards comin in hot right out of the gate.

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3/28/2016 4:08 PM

Ese cabrón está re güey rapido. Mantener el buen trabajo Señor KrunkShox! Viva los Estados Unidos y Oregon cabrónes!!

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3/28/2016 7:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/28/2016 7:22 PM

Colin McCarthy wrote:

Ese cabrón está re güey rapido. Mantener el buen trabajo Señor KrunkShox! Viva los Estados Unidos y Oregon cabrónes!!

Well said Sir. I second the motion.

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3/29/2016 10:56 AM

deathXsquad wrote:

hmmm looks like him & strobel must've had some timing issues on stage one that got corrected.....day 1 results showed em close to dead last. American wildcards comin in hot right out of the gate.

Easy...

Krunk and Strobel started pretty close together. I know Krunk came across a guy who had a compound fracture so he stopped racing to help him. Assuming Strobel got involved as well.

They gave them an average time in the end. Both guys came back strong considering the mental state they could have been in after seeing such a horrendous injury. I hope the guy ended up ok.

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4/5/2016 6:45 AM

Overall looks like Krunkshock had real good initial effort into EWS. Finding a little more consistency in the stages should move him up and lot.

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