We recently spotted a nice shot of Canyon’s new Stitched 360 dirt jumper hanging out on a Barcelona beach on Canyon’s Instagram, and dreaming of warm weather remembered seeing the bike at last fall’s trade shows. The Stitched is a 7005 T6 aluminum bike build to tackle dirt jumps or urban riding. After having been out of their catalog last year, Canyon brought the bike back by popular demand. The Stitched joins their Torque DHX in their gravity line to support their Canyon Factory Freeride Team, but Canyon also has partnered with some more alternative athletes. The two we found here are german Gravity Mountainbike Magazine editor Fabio Schäfer and professional freelance photographer Jannik Hammes. We reached out to Jannik who took the photo we first stumbled on (thanks to him for their beach photos, www.jannikhammes.de) and found out some interesting info about their All2Ride Team and the way they set up their bikes.
(Dirt) jump past the break to find out more and see one of their bizabizarrely entertaining videos….
The hydroformed Stitched uses a tapered steerer, integrated headset, hollow horizontal adjustable dropouts (rear forks), plenty of gusseting, and a grossly reinforced bottom bracket all to give the bike durability to take some abuse. It is available from Canyon direct as a frame only for just €400, or as the 360° build similar to what these guys are riding for €1100. Both guys have their bikes setup with the 100mm RockShox Pike DJ forks with the Charger damper for strength and adjustability.
Both bikes feature the Canyon Stitched frame, RockShox Pike DJ forks, and Sixpack Kamikaze rims built on Alex/Sixpack hubs. Both are also riding Sixpack Nylon pedals, Sixpack Menace stems, Sixpack K-Grips, Canyon saddles, and Avid Elixer rear brakes.
Fabio’s yellow bike includes the stock Canyon crankset from the Stitched 180°, Sixpack’s Kamikaze bar, and Maxxis DTH tires.
Jannik’s blue bike uses the Truvativ Descendant crankset found on the Stitched 360°, Sixpack’s Millennium bar, and Continental Race King tires.
Both riders are very happy with the bike, saying it feels really light for a dirt jumper under 11kg. “You feel safe on big jumps but its also very agile and easy to spin around. Really nice bike with an awesome look.”
The idea behind their All2ride mini team is their desire to share the passion of riding. Jannik and Fabio travel around the world, exploring foreign countries, searching for new places to ride and new people to ride with, and producing photo stories and short movies along the way. You can follow the team at their website All2Ridemtb.com or on Instagram where we found them at @jannikhammes and @f2theabio. And have a look at their strange trip to the US last summer below. Oh silly german guys, dressing up as what they think are hillbillies!