It has become a tradition for most european riders to migrate to Barcelona, Spain in the winter. Temperatures are warmer and anyone can ride a bike under the sun. And the fact that the trails and jumps of La Poma Bikepark are in prime conditions around this time of the year makes the trip much more interesting. Even some of them stay longer and live in the city for a couple months.

This year was no exception for Anton and his buddies, who on his second visit, brought a brand new custom dirt jump bike with him. Find out all the details below.

Frame: 2016 custom painted Canyon Stitched 360
Fork: RockShox Pike DJ 100mm w/ custom crown
Handlebar: Truvativ Stevie Smith BlackBox 30mm rise x 750mm lenght
Stem: Truvativ Holzfeller 40mm
Grips: Sensus Swayze lock-on w/ Sensus bar-ends
Headset: Cane Creek
Brake: Avid X0 Trail lever / Avid X0 Trail calliper / Avid 160mm disc
Wheels: DT Swiss w/ Profile Elite MTB hubs
Tires: Continental X-King 2.4 front / Continental Race King 2.2 rear
Cranks: SRAM X0 DH 165mm
Sprocket: SRAM X-Sync 32t
Chain: SRAM
Pedals: NC-17 Sudpin IV S-Pro
Seat: Chromag Overture Liason Series
Seatpost: SRAM
Weight: 10.4kg (22.9lbs)

“I like to keep my bike as simple and clean as possible. When myself and Thomas Genon signed with Canyon in 2013 we got the opportunity to design a frame exactly how we wanted it and it turned out to be the best frame I’ve ever had. It is my dream frame. Clean and simple looking with an awesome geometry. They also let us pick whatever paint job we want, which is sick. For now I just wanted to have a stealth looking bike and thought that decals would look pretty cool on a matte black frame.”

“I run my suspension fairly stiff and like the rebound to be semi-fast which feels good for jumping in my opinion. The fork is actually a prototype of the Pike DJ that I got in 2013. It came with no paint on the crown so me & my friend Emil Jonsson decided to polish it. I’m stoked on how it looks with the polished crown.”

“I’ve cut down my bar to 750mm, it feels stable and is still good for barspins, and since I’m not that tall I run a short stem. I have the Sensus Swayze grips which are super nice and soft.”

“I wanted the Profile hub because of the sound, which is pretty loud, but with the amount of engagements that it has, it just feels dialed as well. I run 32-14 and that is perfect for what I’m usually riding.”

“I have always liked shorter cranks since they’re not really in the way for barspins and stuff so I run the SRAM X0 cranks, the 165mm ones. They are also light and stiff. They work good for me. I have a piece of resi that Nicholi Rogatkin’s dad Vlad made for me, it’s on the axle, kind of inside the sprocket and it’s dialed as a crankstopper.”

“I like to have a brake that really works so I just run a long cable instead of a gyro for now. In the front I have a pretty fat tire, a Continental X-King 2.4. I think that a bike looks sick with a wider front tire and it also feels more stable. Out back I have a Continental Race King 2.2”

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Photos by Héctor Saura

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