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Video: World Cup Méribel DH course preview

In this episode of “This is Peaty,” Steve Peat chases after Josh ‘Ratboy’ Bryceland on the World Cup Méribel downhill track in Méribel, France. This weekend is the next-to-last race of the season and every second counts, with all the top contenders in the men’s field within striking distance of one another.

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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.

News: Trek Releases Ticket S, Semenuk’s Winning Slopestyle Frame

08.19.2013

After a decade of development Trek's slopestyle bike finally makes it into production, sort of.

Spotlight | PDW Full Metal Fenders

08.19.2013

Portland Design Works was formed in 2008, by a few individuals who scraped together everything to form a bicycle accessories company that would focus on the details—efficiency, aesthetics, durability, and, of course, fun. Taking into account existing designs in addition to their knowledge gleaned from their Portland, Oregon, testing grounds, their products are exactly what […]

Exclusive: “What is a ‘Crank Works’?”

08.18.2013

When it comes to the spectacle of mountain biking, we are the die-hard, the devoted. We show up to places like Whistler with bikes on our brains... But what about all the other people--the citizens, who arrived at Whistler with nothing more in mind than a cold beer, a foot massage or a Sunday stroll? What do "ordinary" people think of all this? We spent an afternoon finding out. Check out the slideshow.

Gallery: 2013 Crankworx Red Bull Joyride Recap

08.18.2013

Though Crankworx Whistler is home to a dizzying number of competitions, the biggest draw is always Saturday's Red Bull Joyride contest. The slopestyle event consistently showcases the best talent in the game with a monstrous course of man-made features. Big air, big tricks, big crowds, big crashes--Joy Ride 2013 delivered all of the above.

Video: Brandon Semenuk’s Winning Slopestyle Run at Crankworx

08.18.2013

Video by Rupert Walker Brandon Semenuk awed the massive crowd at the Crankworx Joyride slopestyle competition on Saturday evening with his variety of high-amplitude, technical switch tricks and tailwhips. Semenuk nabbed his second Joyride victory since first landing on the podium’s top spot in 2011, taking home the $25,000 first place prize. Here’s Semenuk’s winning […]

Spotlight: Aluboo Bikes

08.18.2013

Bringing Bamboo to the Masses After seeing production use under the likes of Boo Bicycles, Calfee Design and a handful of other custom builders for years now, bamboo has more than established itself as a viable bike-building material. Affordable, however, has never been a descriptor of the finished products. Fully-custom, built-and-sized to order, bamboo has […]

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.

Gallery: 2013 Crankworx Whip-Off World Championships Highlights

08.17.2013

The third-annual Crankworx Official Whip-Off World Championships again proved to be one of the mountain-bike festival's most crowd-pleasing contests, with several hundred spectators ditching their bikes to watch the event's biggest-ever field of riders get sideways on Whistler Bike Park's massive Crabapple Hits.

Paved Magazine Feature: Finding the Stoke — Part 1

08.17.2013

A Former BMX Pro Struggles to Gain His Stride on a Tour Down the Pacific Northwest Coast By Taj Mihelich | Photography by Sandy Carson My head was full of second guesses as I watched the luggage handlers toss my bike box onto the conveyer. Had I packed the right stuff? Was my bike set […]

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.

Gallery: Bike magazine’s 20th Anniversary Party

08.17.2013

We are not party planners here at Bike magazine. Probably because it’s not often we play the role of hosts, preferring to concentrate on what we’re good at—having fun— and leave the actual planning to those far better suited to sweating the small details. Thus, as we headed into Thursday night’s party at Crankworx to celebrate Bike magazine’s 20th anniversary we had the nerves typical for a first-time hosts: Will anyone show up? What if everyone hates the music? What if no one has fun?

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.

Dirty Words: The Hamburglar stole my summer

08.16.2013

Scientists, such as myself, have determined that so much meat is being grilled these days that waves of oleic acid – a byproduct of cooking meats – have permeated the atmosphere above D.C. and Northern Virginia to the point where microscopic droplets of burger drippings are becoming the nuclei for raindrops. You can look it up in the Cliff Notes.

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.

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