The Bible of Bike Tests Gallery: Gravity

An extended photographic look at our gravity bike testing grounds.

Photos: Dan Barham
Beech Mountain Resort
Just a few hours away from our base of operations in Brevard, North Carolina, is Beech Mountain, which, lucky for us, happened to have hosted the U.S. Gravity National Championships just weeks before. We spent two days riding the mountain’s Expert/Pro and Beginner/Sport downhill courses. Though the mountain isn’t all that steep, it offered plenty of challenging terrain including some deceptively burly and long rock gardens. Additionally, heavy rains during the National Championships just couple of weeks before, left the course riddled with massive dried ruts to make the course even more demanding. –Ryan LaBar