Bike Check | Josh Lowe’s Custom Red Bull Hardline TUES
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Bike Check | Josh Lowe’s Custom Red Bull Hardline TUES

Red Bull Hardline Step Down Josh Lowe

Notorious for its chaotic blend of merciless tech and stratospheric sends, Hardline is the ultimate challenge. In a nod to Rampage, its invite-only format sees an iconic squad of racers and freeriders called up to test their mettle on the unique track. For 2022, the builders had been busy, upping the ante to an all-new level of carnage.

2022 Red Bull Hardline Josh Lowe YT TUES
Josh Lowe Cornering Downhill Red Bull Hardline

This year saw YT Family phenom Josh Lowe step back up to the plate, looking to make an impression off the back of his 2021 Hardline Rider of the Week award. What better way to celebrate his return to the event than with a custom, one-of-a-kind YT TUES frame?

Josh Lowe Custom Painted 29" YT TUES Downhill Bike

Rolling Art – Josh Lowe’s Custom Hardline TUES

YT TUES Headtube Custom Paint Detailing

“The frame design draws inspiration from the tough and raw nature of Hardline, so the rusted, worn-out rat look was a perfect match. It’s real rust on the frame, for which our painter used a special paint and technique. This method is the only way to make the effect and texture of the surface look real.”

Dennis Dastig, YT Senior Graphic Designer
YT TUES Downtube Paint Detailing FOX DHX2 Coil Shock
YT TUES Custom Painted Headtube Badge
Custom Painted YT TUES Linkage Fox Rear Coil Shock DHX2

Josh’s Hardline-Ready TUES Spec:

  • Frame: YT Tues CF 29”
  • Shock: Fox Factory DHX2 (425lb Spring)
  • Fork: Fox Factory 40
  • Wheels: Reverse Wheels
  • Tyres: Maxxis DHR (24psi / 28psi)
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X0, 7-speed
  • Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet DH Titanium
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
  • Cockpit: Reverse bars/grips
Josh Lowe Custom TUES Downhill Bike Red Bull Hardline
Josh Loew Custom YT Performance Wear

“I actually couldn’t believe it to be honest. When the team pulled it out of the van, I thought it was for somebody else, and for it to look that good too it was an absolute dream come true. I can’t wait to send it here at Hardline”

Josh Lowe

Unpredictable as always, the race saw riders put it all on the line, battling the treacherous course to claim unrivalled bragging rights and their place on the podium. After crushing every feature, Josh took a gnarly spill in qualifying, injuring his shoulder and taking himself out of contention for the final. Already on the mend, we can’t wait to see him back on two wheels and sending it for the crowd!