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Semenuk’s Ride and Other Crankworx Randoms

The Goods from Trek, Maxxis, Chromag and More

Words by Matthew Lee. Photos by Kaz Yamamura.
August 14th, 2013

The Expo Zone at Crankworx is a great way to check out the latest and greatest from nearly every biking company under the sun. Here are a few of the things that caught our eye while walking around the tents on Tuesday.

Crankworx Expo, Chromag, Trek, Whistler, Gear Shots

Brandon Semenuk’s fully custom tools of the trade.

Downtube Shifter

A shifter mounted on the down tube keeps things from getting overly jumbled up.

Crankworx Expo, Chromag, Trek, Whistler, Gear Shots

Most people use an angle set to help slacken out their bike. Here, it’s vice versa.

Crankworx Expo, Chromag, Trek, Whistler, Gear Shots

Ride Global, Think Local. Chromag Scarab pedals and a Clocker chain ring for Semenuk.

Crankworx Expo, Teva, Whistler, Gear Shots

The Chrome commuter shoe from Teva shares the same rubber sole and waterproofing process as its MTB cousins. No more wet feet after a long ride home from work in the rain.

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Bottom of the Teva Chrome.

Crankworx Expo, Maxxis, Whistler, Gear Shots

The Maxxis Shorty is a new AM/DH tire that is designed to help riders find traction in the mud, but still be rideable when things dry out.

Crankworx Expo, Fox Head, Fox Racing, Whistler, Gear Shots

Fox Head’s AIRSPC goggles sport a nose guard to protect your schnoz, and a wider strap to help them stick better. They come in a variety of colours, from “loud” to “it goes to eleven.”

Crankworx Expo, Whistler, Gear Shots

Not everyone was quite ready to rock, and that’s a-OK. Coverage of all things rad will continue throughout the week.

Crankworx Expo, Scott, Scott-Gstaad, Whistler, Gear Shots

Brendan Fairclough, Ben Walker, and Fairclough’s purple pants all hanging out at the Scott tent.


We’ll be shooting plenty more photos as the week goes on and more booths pop up. Has anything out there caught your eye?

  • syngltrkmnd

    Why did Teva name that shoe “Chrome”? There are Chrome brand shoes. I don’t think Nike would make an “Adidas” model. Dumb. Also, that looks like a shoe that’s gonna get really sweaty inside. Dislike.