Brandon Semenuk during the filming of Realm on his new slopestyle bike
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Discover the bike that’s fuelling Brandon Semenuk’s slopestyle endeavours

The creative mastermind behind unReal, Raw100, and now Realm, breaks down his newest slopestyle mountain bike from Trek.
By Alastair Spriggs
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Brandon Semenuk’s resume sits in a league of its own — and so does his bike.
As a longstanding member of Trek’s boundary-pushing C3 team, Semenuk hopped on the Trek Ticket S — known to be the winningest bike in slopestyle history — when it was first introduced in 2012. Since then, he’s ridden the Ticket S to four Red Bull Joyride wins, seven Raw 100 masterpieces, and a plethora of other mind-bending projects, including his latest film titled “Realm.”
Party in the front, business in the back, with hints of Terrazzo throughout
Party in the front, business in the back, with hints of Terrazzo throughout
Brandon Semenuk building his bike for "Realm" in Squamish, Canada
Brandon Semenuk building his bike for "Realm" in Squamish, Canada

Consistency is key

“The frame and parts I use have evolved over the years, but for the most part my setup has remained very similar,” explained Semenuk, who stressed the importance of using the best products available.
Half the bike is a bit crazy, and the other half is simple and clean
This long standing familiarity and confidence on the Trek Ticket S has allowed him to continuously push the limits of what’s humanly possible on his bike. Most recently, Semenuk paired up with Justin Wyper to engineer, build, and shred four unique slopestyle features that have the opportunity to be voted into the 2022 Red Bull Joyride course. From high beams, to redirect transfers, the Ticket S handled the reimagined features with ease.
Check out the player below to watch Brandon Semenuk ride his new bike on set of the never-before-seen slopestyle features in Realm, and then vote for your favourite for a chance to see it in the Red Bull Joyride 2022 course.
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Realm featuring Brandon Semenuk

Continuously evolving aesthetics

But while the structure of the bike has remained consistent over the years, the aesthetics and paint job has continuously taken on new themes, patterns, and tastes.
He explained that this model’s theme was simple: “Half the bike is a bit crazy, and the other half is simple and clean.” On the crazy side lies a terrazzo pattern — which mimics a medley of marble chips — the simple side is contrasting with a black paint scheme and a little bit of the terrazzo showing through inside the Trek logo.
Rockshox Pike DJ w/ Chromag OSX handlebars
Rockshox Pike DJ w/ Chromag OSX handlebars
The RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock, which is tuned by Squamish-based RockShox specialist Fluid Function.
Brandon rides the RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock

The specs

  • Frame: Trek Ticket S
  • Fork: RockShox Pike DJ
  • Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe Ultimate
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM Pressfit
  • Chain: Rainbow Eagle 12 Speed
  • Crankset: SRAM X01 Eagle DUB 165mm
  • Wheelset: Industry Nine DJ 305
  • Brakes: SRAM Level
  • Saddle: Chromag Overture
  • Seatpost: Truvativ Descendant
  • Pedals: Chromag Contact Chromag
  • Handlebars: Chromag OSX
  • Grips: Chromag Wax

The bike up close

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Red Bull Joyride 2022

Canada

Brandon Semenuk

CanadaCanada