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Video: Duncan Philpott’s Deep Summer Slideshow

08.21.2013 //

Every contest has a dark horse–a rookie that could shake things up, but, frankly, did pretty well just to be included in the big show. Duncan Philpott was that guy in this year’s Deep Summer Challenge photo competition. Well, he was supposed to be that guy…right up until the time he kicked off the show and impressed everyone in sight.

News: Last Day to Win an Ibis of Your Choice

08.20.2013 //

Downieville is a great place to ride, but it didn’t get that way by accident. It took work to make this place stellar–and it still does. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is working daily to add and improve trails to the area and they deserve your help. Donate five bucks (until August 21st) to the cause and you’ll earn a shot at winning any Ibis bike of your choice. Do the math–it’s a hell of a deal. And if you don’t win the bike? Well, the trails around Downieville will be better because of your charity. It’s a win-win all the away around.

Video: Enduro Racing with the Giant Factory Off-Road Team

08.20.2013 //

Giant Bicycle racers, Josh Carlson, Adam Craig and Kelli Emmett, talk about enduro racing and how it’s shaping both next year’s bikes and their own experiences as riders this season.

Photo of the Day: Scott Markewitz

08.20.2013 //

Scott Bradfield. Courmayeur, Italy

Off Track Podcast: Mont-Sainte Anne/Crankworx Remix

08.20.2013 //

Welcome to the greatest show on earth about racing. Tristan Merrick and Seb Kemp are joined today by Mad Dog Boris, ace photographer Sven Martin and Enduro World Series Director, Chris Ball. Today’s topics? Mont-Sainte Anne and Crankworx. Check it out.

Photo of the Day: Sterling Lorence

08.19.2013 //

Andrew Shandro and Mark Weir. Chilcotins, BC

Gallery: Shattered–the Aftermath of Crankworx

08.19.2013 //

Nine days. That’s how long Crankworx runs now. Nine long–exhilarating, yes–but seriously long days of riding, working, partying, cheering, crashing and groggily getting up to repeat it all over again. By the time you eventually pack up your muddy bike and limp back down the Sea-to-Sky corridor for home, you are officially shattered. This gallery by Reuben Krabbe is an ode to that feeling.

Exclusive: Haruki Noguchi’s Deep Summer Slideshow

08.18.2013 //

Simply being selected to compete in Crankworx’s annual Deep Summer Challenge is a sign that you’ve officially arrived as a professional photographer. Making it onto the podium at the end of the night? That takes skill, vision and a lot of hard work. Here’s a great example–this time, from Harookz Noguchi.

Photo of the Day: Reuben Krabbe

08.18.2013 //

Stephen Matthews. Whistler, BC

Exclusive: Garrett Grove’s Deep Summer Slideshow

08.17.2013 //

Here’s the second-place slideshow from Deep Summer 2013. We sat down with its creator, Garrett Grove, and got his take on the competition itself, his competitors and what it takes to put together some of the best mountain bike images of the year.

Gallery: Crankworx Giant Dual Slalom

08.17.2013 //

Rivalry at its most naked, the Dual Slalom’s pits two competitors, side by side, with the clock’s second hand as the guillotine dropping to eliminate one rider per round.

Photo of the Day: John Gibson

08.17.2013 //

Paul Basagoitia. Virgin, UT

Exclusive: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour–Winter Park

08.16.2013 //

Our first stop on the tour was at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado. Trestle ranked as one of our favorite stops on last year’s tour. Did we still feel the love for Trestle? Check out the story.

Photo of the Day: Mattias Fredriksson

08.16.2013 //

Brage Vestavik. Hafjell, Norway.

Video: Teva Best Trick Showdown

08.15.2013 //

Here are the highlights for the Teva Best Trick Showdown that took place today. No one was prepared when California’s Mike Montgomery threw down the first backflip bar-hop to tailwhip ever landed on a bike; a trick that netted Montgomery the win and a $4,000 paycheck.

Gallery: 2013 Heavy Pedal Tour – Winter Park

08.15.2013 //

Our first stop on the tour was at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado. Trestle ranked as one of our favorite stops on last year’s tour. Did we still feel the love for Trestle? Check out the story.

Exclusive: Crankworx Ultimate Pumptrack Challenge

08.15.2013 //

Adam Billinghurst and crew constructed a beautiful pumptrack for the world’s best tranny pumpers to challenge themselves on. Then they destroyed it.

Exclusive Video: 90 Seconds with Dylan Sherrard

08.15.2013 //

Kona rider Dylan Sherrard is known as not only an incredibly poised rider, but also a genuinely nice guy and, keeping with our anti-bro-brah mission here at Crankworx, we thought we’d profile the rider who is poised to enter tomorrow’s Whip Off Worlds competition and raise some eyebrows.

Exclusive: Teichrob Wins Crankworx Deep Summer Competition

08.15.2013 //

Nicolas Teichrob produces the winning slideshow in the annual photography smackdown–we have his entry and his feedback on victory night–as well as candid thoughts from the judges as to what they were looking for from Deep Summer 2013 contestants.

Photo of the Day: Dan Barham

08.15.2013 //

Seb Kemp. Nepal.

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