Here’s GT’s Bernardo Cruz racing the 2014 Taxco Urban DH race in Mexico. He’s riding ridiculously fast, flying past people’s living rooms, patios and experiencing near-misses all the way. This POV footage is from his qualifying run in 2014, which he went on to win outright. Would you ride this course full out?
The Bus: A Journey Up North, is a story of some good friends doing what they do best; having fun, adventuring, and sending it on mountain bikes and kayaks. With the idea to run the bus to be more economical as well as environmentally friendly, the friends converted the school bus to run off waste vegetable oil. The trip turns out to be nothing short of the trip of a lifetime.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.