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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.
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.
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.
Can one trail possibly be “the best”? It seems a ludicrous idea…unless, of course, you’ve happened to ride Squamish’s Half Nelson trail. Half Nelson has a way of convincing non-believers, thrilling the jaded and making you wish you lived within riding distance of Ted Tempany’s masterpiece.
It’s on like Donkey Kong–Bike Magazine’s Heavy Pedal Tour is in motion and Natty and Trey are back in the van (or camper, to be exact) traveling the West in search of the best bike parks in existence.
Round 5 of the Enduro World Series went off in Whistler and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park as the ultimate test of bike handlnig skils, fitness and mental toughness. Australia’s Jared Graves won his first round of the EWS while French legend Anne Caroline Chausson had her own maiden victory of the series.
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.
Just like your family vacations…wait, no, probably not like your family vacations at all, unless your family had a habit of packing James McSkimming, Mark Matthews, Bas van Steenbergen, Dustin Gilding, Harrison Mendel, Spencer Graf, Kirk McDowall and Anthony Evans into a car and roosting around the country. Check it out.
Would it be a Cedric Gracia video without the guy putting a cucumber in his pants? Probably not. The cucumber is in here, as well as a ton of good riding sequences. Enjoy.
The Dual Speed & Style saw Sweden’s Martin Soderstrom take his momentum from a win at the GT Dual Speed & Style at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes last month and put it to good use today to take gold in Whistler as well.