With the Kamikaze Bike Games currently in full swing at Mammoth Mountain, this video pretty much sums up how far we’ve come since the first Kamikaze race in the mid-80s.
Aaron Gwin, he of world championship fame and ridiculous downhill speed, joined the rest of Mammoth's ODI development Team for a skills camp at Mammoth Mountain last weekend. Aaron and the crew threw down all weekend. Gwin, for his part, imparting his Yoda-like wisdom of the Way of the Roost upon the lucky grooms. Here's some footage of the resulting radness.
Photos: Dean Bentley/Above Category Ferrous Friday | Mosaic Cycles RS-1 Mosiac Cycles may be relatively new to the world of bespoke bicycles, but head builder Aaron Barcheck certainly isn’t. Working his way up to the position of lead builder at Dean Titanium Bicycles, Barcheck certainly had a few welds under his belt before leaving Dean […]
Rob Warner is a legend whose World Cup commentary is as worthy of your attention as the racing itself, Seriously, when was the last time you heard an announcer state, “He’s all over the place like a monkey dry-humping a football!”? When I found out that Warner was in Whistler for Crankworx, I had to get an interview with him.
Wanting to do something different (and pay respects to Crankworx's 10th Anniversary) at this year's Deep Summer Photography Competition, Bruno Long decided to go back in time with a retro theme that poked a bit of fun at out Instagram-fueled world. Here's his slideshow, "Instant Radification".
Teaming up, Van Garderen and Acevedo Bust Open the Floodgates in Beaver Creek In a day that saw the biggest shakeup in the general classification thus far, Janier Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman) and Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing) stormed away from a select group on the descent down from the Category One Bachelor Gulch KOM, and […]
Theater Thursday | The Best Teams Ride Campagnolo* Sure, the title of this video reeks of Italian machismo and condifidence, but that’s not why we’re here. While obviously produced as a marketing tool, that doesn’t change the fact that there’s plenty of drool-worthy frames to be seen. So, c’est la vie. Here goes nothing…Campagn-YOLO. *This […]
Following on from his acclaimed first installment, Peoplegrapher's Lukas Tielke is back again to produce one of the best short films of the year so far. Amir Kabbani's skills on a bike are pushed to the next level aboard his all mountain machine and Belgian wonder kid, Thomas Genon, also makes an appearance to stamp some new school slopestyle riding on the proceedings.
The Smith Bike Team came together in Whistler, BC for the annual Crankworx event. From Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Mike Hopkins doing laps in the park, to the crew sending it at the Whip off World Championships, and the Grand Finale where Brandon Semenuk took home the win, the Smith Bike Team was on the scene.
Jens Voigt Gets Steamrolled by Sagan and the Peloton in Steamboat Springs It looked like a boring day on paper. Quite boring, to be perfectly honest. With no truly exciting climbs dotting the course’s elevation profile it looked to be a stage no one was going to be writing home about. That is, until Jens […]
Words || Gary J. Boulanger Bend, Oregon resident Paul Willerton is resourceful. A former pro on the road for Team Z and Subaru-Montgomery, Willerton has raced around the world many times. After hanging up his leather hairnet in 1993, he spent six years on the World Cup and NORBA circuits, racing first for Bontrager, then […]
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.