Manon Carpenter’s stellar success in 2014 marked a high point on a journey that started back in the Welsh valleys and has been clearly mapped out with a Junior World Cup and World Championships, Elite World Cup Podiums and everything in between. The pressure may now be on for repeat success in 2015 and some may call 2014 luck, but in the words of Manon “You make your own luck”.
With only one more stop following this weekend's competition, the UCI World Cup Méribel DH will be a proving ground for the season. Unlike the wide open, relatively single-lined Windham this is a true thinkers track and will reward those who can string it all together amidst the loam, mud and grass.
Nick Geddes is an exceptional athlete with an exceptional story. His battle has been through a more treacherous path than your typical mountain bike racer. But without the back story he may just seem like a typical – albeit extremely talented – rider now racing the World Enduro Series.
Cam Zink successfully landed a 100-foot, 3-inch dirt-dirt backflip on a mountain bike last night, setting a world-record live in front of a national TV audience.
Commencal has released two new DH rigs, the Supreme DH Park and the Supreme DH Comp. The Park sports 200 millimeters of travel and runs 26-inch wheels, whereas the Comp can be ran with either 650b or 26-inch wheels and has slightly less travel, 190 millimeters.
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.
Playboy Mansion has seen more than its share of action over the years, and trials biker Danny MacAskill has thrilled millions with his videos, so it was only natural the two came together for a clip sure to put a new meaning to the term "Bunny Hop."
In the fifth episode of "Fishing with Joe at Crankworx," Rebecca Rusch challenges (and beats) Joe to a series of arm wrestling contests throughout Whistler.
In the fourth episode of "Fishing with Joe," Jordie Lunn casts from the top of the SRAM tower as they "fish for people."
In this episode of "Rubber Side Down," we catch up with the Santa Cruz Syndicate, where Ratboy (Josh Bryceland) has been on a tear after his first World Cup win in Leogang. We also spend some time with Matt Walker of the Banshee Bikes Factory Team and Geoff Kabush of Scott-3 Rox Racing.
Brandon Semenuk makes history with his third win at the 2014 Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler.
With guidance of Darren Berrecloth, last year's winner Brandon Semenuk test runs the 2014 Red Bull Joyride course for the first time to work out any kinks and ensure the course's safety.
Joe pulls out the fishing pole in the third episode of Fishing with Joe, as Kenny Smith, who helped build the pumptrack, and Joe play a modified game of beer pong, as well as slap each other with paddles. This might possibly be the dumbest Fishing with Joe yet. Enjoy!
With a cold-front coming through, Joe decided to call off the fishing trip. But in the spirit of fishing, he offers his hosts Sven and Anka Martin some "Kentucky Coffee" and play fishing games on his phone.
In the first episode of Fishing with Joe at Crankworx, Chris Ball, the director of the Enduro World Series, spears sashimi, slams a few beers and talks to Joe about the latest EWS round in Whistler, British Columbia.
Finishing fourth last year at the Whip-Off Worlds, Bas van Steenbergen is back again as a serious contender for the "Official" Whip-Off Worlds title.
"What I do in Whistler," directed by Matt Dennison and featuring Ross Measures, won the annual GoPro Dirt Diaries at Crankworx.