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Video: Brandon Semenuk’s Kokanee Crankworx Slopestyle Practice, Finals and Crash
Mongoose recently visited Bike magazine headquarters to show the revamped Teocali Elite and the new adjustable-travel Salvo Elite. The Teocali Elite’s frame receives several notable updates for 2011. The headtube is now tapered, the toptube is formed for better standover and the chainstays are attached via a stiffer forged yolk. Additionally, the Teocali received stainless
Emmeline Ragot took home the win for the women with 5.34 seconds to spare over local fav and World Cup racing regular Claire Buchar of Chain Reaction Cycles, while Gee Atherton beat out Lewis Buchanan of MS-Evil by 5.02 seconds. By: Colin Meagher The Whistler Canadian Open DH race may play second fiddle to the
By: Colin Meagher A Look at the Crankworx Pros’ Slopestyle Bikes: .
Photos: Anthony Smith and Colin Meagher Words: Brice Minnigh The perennially injured Cam Zink finally cemented his long-awaited comeback during Saturday’s Crankworx Slopestyle finals, nailing a near-flawless run on a fear-inducing course that left several riders injured. Though competition was stiff, with San Diegan Mike Montgomery throwing down the gauntlet with a hard-to-beat first run
Michal Prokop and Emmeline Ragot were tops in a bit of a sleepy Giant Slalom event at Crankworx. By: Colin Meagher Giant Slalom went down in a rather unspectacular fashion on a scorching hot day in the Whistler Bike Park. The baking heat had most spectators hiding in the GLC or the Longhorn. The format
The Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge saw six of mountain biking’s greatest photographers pitted head to head in a slide show contest. The photographers each had their own “team” of riders and three days to shoot, edit and compile a slide show. The competitors were: Nicolas Teichrob, Paul Morrison, Jordan Manley, Sven Martin, Steve Lloyd
Fast-paced action in first-ever Crankworx Pump Track Challenge Photos: Anthony Smith Words: Brice Minnigh The first-ever Crankworx Ultimate Pump Track Challenge proved to be a popular and exciting event, with hundreds of spectators ushering in the evening around a supremely fast and technical pump track to watch some of the world’s most gifted riders go
Stiff winds raise the bar for Trick Showdown Photos: Anthony Smith Words: Brice Minnigh Some of the world’s best slopestyle riders braved a daunting course and ever-strengthening winds in Thursday’s Crankworx Trick Showdown, with combo maestro Greg Watts claiming victory in the first session and big-mountain baller Darren Berrecloth defying stiffening winds to sweep the
By: Colin Meagher It’s been what? Seven years since Anne Caroline Chausson competed against top shelf DH racers? And the Frenchwoman is slicing through the competition like a Samurai sword through jello. Emmeline Ragot was a close second, followed by Rachel Atherton, Jill Kintner and then Fionn Griffiths. In the men, Brian Lopes has been
In a week’s time, Livigno, Italy, will see the kick-off of the 17th Annual La Pedeleda, a four-day event that will see riders from all over Europe. Riders will be treated to expansive views of the Italian Alps as well as an all-inclusive race experience. Riders opting for the four-day La Pedaleda Tour will face
By: Colin Meagher Try this on for size: blazing down the Garbanzo run into Original Sin and then down into the village utilizing a variety of black and double black trails—3800 vertical feet of descending—elbow to elbow with 20 or so of your closest friends or enemies. Welcome to the Canadian Open Enduro at Crankworx.
Even though April might seem like a long ways out now, it’s definitely a good time to start prepping the body for the Whiskey Off Road endurance event. The event takes place in Prescott, AZ. The event weekend is set to be rife with challenging and fun events, which range from a 50-mile endurance race
By: Colin Meagher Old School vs. New School. That sounds a bit trite. But it was the unvarnished truth of the Garbanzo DH race with the likes of Emmeline Ragot, Justin Leov, Gee Atherton, and Sam Blenkinsop facing off against the two most dominant forces in downhill racing from a generation back: Anne Caroline Chausson
By Kevin Rouse Recently brought to light by patentlyapple.com, Apple’s 2009 patent application for a bicycle computer marks an interesting incursion into the cycling world. Their patent application, entitled “Systems and Methods for Integrating a Portable Electronic Device with a Bicycle” immediately poses the question: Can Apple pull it off? Sure, Apple makes some great
By: Ryan LaBar It’s no secret that GT’s image fell slightly off the back a couple years ago. After a few years of trying to grind its way back up, GT decided to kick it into high gear and re-launch the brand. Bike recently had the chance to talk to Tyler Barnes, Global marketing director
The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) has recently been given $10,000 to build a developmental bike skills park in Grand Junction, Colorado. “The concept for the skills area is to introduce kids to mountain biking at an early age and instill a passion for the trail and for the outdoors,” says project coordinator