All eyes were on the starting tower, when Brett Rheeder prepared for the last run of the day. Thus only the Canadian could grab the victory from Sam Pilgrim (GBR) who was leading at that stage…..
Bell's new Full-9 full-face mountain bike helmet is a sleek, stylish piece of gear that incorporates several state-of-the-art safety features into its functional design.
Title: Beat up the new bike! Description: A nice big dent in the downtube and some torn off knobs from the front tire of my steel hard tail that I’ve only been riding a few months! What can I say, I love it, and I’m still riding it hard. With a new tire. Congratulations to [...]
By Vernon Felton Listening to covers of great songs is usually the auditory equivalent of taking a bath in razor blades and rubbing alcohol. Nevertheless, I have to admit that Rhett Miller’s take on Johnny Cash’s classic Old `97 proves the exception to the rule.
Photos by Anthony Smith and Reuben Krabbe Words by Brice Minnigh Battling heavy gusts of wind and freak mechanicals, the favorites in Crankworx Whistler’s 2012 Red Bull Joyride finals fell at the hands of some upstart young talents—with Belgium’s Thomas Genon rising to the top after three inspired runs. In his winning run, Genon landed [...]
By Seb Kemp Apologies to anyone who was waiting for this. Somewhere around last Friday things became a blur after a rider plowed their front wheel through the back of my head. After that it has all been bright colors and loud noises, blow-up sex dolls and the odour of seared body armor. That’s right, [...]
The Crankworx Whistler 2012 Dual Slalom races pitted some top names from the World Cup downhill circuit against some of the fastest slalom racers in the world, making for some exciting action for the sizeable crowd at the Whistler Bike Park.
Here's another animated clip from Pitchfork’s website, in which Wu Tang's GZA reminisces on the first time he took RZA up to the Bronx to see a block party.
Photos by Anthony Smith Words by Brice Minnigh The 2012 Red Bull Joyride qualifiers attracted an A-list field of riders today, with big names from different backgrounds bringing their skill sets together to try to make the cut for Saturday’s finals. Sam Pilgrim and Anthony Messere are pre-qualified for Saturday’s Red Bull Joyride finals, so [...]
By Kevin Rouse With no less than 30 boxes of pizza being assaulted by nearly as many journalists, marketing staff and the unmatched appetite of Swede sensation Martin Soderstrom (who knew the kid could eat as well as he can bunny hop?), it harked of one’s experience back at the dorm during university. Bikes strewn [...]
With a brand-new track in a spectator-friendly location, Crankworx Whistler’s 2012 Ultimate Pump Track Challenge drew a huge crowd of exuberant fans, all eager to watch the toughest contest to date.
Crankworx Whistler’s 2012 Best Trick Showdown was blessed with almost no wind, unseasonably hot temperatures and some spontaneous radness that resulted in a clean sweep by British Columbians Jordie Lunn and Tom van Steenbergen.
Video Source: DirtTV DirtTV’s highlights of the Unofficial Whip Off World Championships. Text Source: Crankworx The event took place on the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s gigantic Crabapple Hits. There are no rules in this event; the biggest, most stylish whip takes home the $1,000 cash prize. This year, American Tyler McCaul was the man to [...]
By Vernon Felton Banshee marketing manager, Jon Hadfield, is standing in line for the chairlift when a rider ahead of Hadfield turns around and fixes Hadfield with an eager grin. “Are you guys from Banshee Bikes,” he asks. It’s as good a guess as any—three of us are wending brand new Banshees through the crowded [...]