Author Archives: "Peacock"
During the Monday lull at Crankworx we had a chance to meet up with Mason Mashon and check out his Evil Undead. The carbon reincarnation of Evil’s downhill bike is currently still a prototype, but expect to see production soon enough. Photos by David Peacock Mason’s Undead weighs in well under 40lbs with a relatively
Devinci had an interesting booth this year at Crankworx. Whether they were serving fine French Canadian food, showing us Canada’s fastest racer’s rig, or flaunting their new prototype 29″ Split Pivot bike, we were glued to Devinci. Words and Photos by David Peacock Stevie Smith’s Canadian Open winning bike was on display, and Simon Gauthier
Brandon Semenuk wins Red Bull Joyride. Years in the making, Semenuk finally put down the run of his life on his home mountain to take the ultimate event of Kokanee Crankworx. Words and Photos by David Peacock This year Kokanee Crankworx moved away from it’s tried and true Slopestyle name to host the revamped Joyride.
Photos by David Peacock A redesign of the course and a new format put some of the world’s best mountain bikers through the paces today at the Giant Slalom, presented by Giant Bicycles. Thomas Slavik had the fastest combined time of 1:20.25 in the Pro Men’s category while Jill Kintner took first place in the
The stories of today in terms of events were Cam Zink and Benny Philips, both of whom took home 4000 CAD for their efforts during the best trick contest. Read on for a brief write up and photos from the event. Words and Photos by David Peacock The Red Bull Joyride course was given its
Andrew Neethling and Anne-Caroline Chausson Win Crankworx Air DH Andrew Neethling, having struggled earlier this year on the World Cup circuit, has been on an absolute tear of late. The South African bested even the reigning Air DH Champ Brian Lopes to take the win on A-Line. On the women’s side of things the legendary
Sam Blenkinsop and Claire Buchar Win Garbanzo DH New Zealand native Sam Blenkinsop, or Blenki, was the fastest man on the mountain today, clocking in at just over 13 minutes. Claire Buchar returned to the world stage of racing in a big way as well, winning the women’s category. Words and Photos by David Peacock
Specialized just held a press release of all their 2012 gravity products, including the Demo, the all-new Status and the carbon Dissident helmet. Read on for the full details on all the products. The Demo 8 The 2012 Demo 2 will now come stock with a Cane Creek double barrel and feature World Champion graphics.
Steve Smith and Rachel Atherton Win Canadian Open Cassidy, British Columbia native Steve Smith has managed to top the field a this year’s Canadian Open. It’s truly a great story to see a Canadian win on home soil, much the same way America’s Aaron Gwin won the 2011 US Open. Words and Photos by David
Mitch Ropelato reminded everyone of the show he put on last year by destroying the field, from Brian Lopes to Mick Hannah. Jill Kintner managed to get revenge on local Micayla Gatto; inside are 30 photos for your viewing pleasure. Words and Photos by David Peacock One year ago Mitch Ropelato came second in the