When most people think of Bali the first thing that usually comes to mind are endless waves and black sand beaches, but for our crew mountain biking was what we were after. With help from the guys at The Chillhouse – Bali Surf and Bike Retreats, Richie Schley, Maruius Hoppensack and myself (Andrew Taylor) soon found Read more
Here we have our final rider update from this year’s crankworx Whistler. Andrew Taylor competed in Dual Speed And Style at this years Crankworx despite his intense World Traveling agenda. AT took a hard crash in DS&S on a Flip No Hander and ended his Crankworx a bit early this year. We hope AT is healing up and ready to ride again soon.
Well, there it is. You’ve (hopefully) read through all of our reviews and have seen what our riders are capable of. Keep an eye out for these riders during the rest of the season and in the future!
Next up we have Charlie Sponsel who is a Portland, Oregon native and Gravity’s Brand Ambassador. Charlie Sponsel competed in the Enduro World Series to receive a respectable 56th place result against the world’s elite racers. Charlie was also entered in the Crankworx Dirt Diaries event for his video titled “Selling Out With Team Robot” which featured a cast including Lars Sternberg, Luke Strobel, and even Brian Lopes.
If you haven’t seen “Selling Out With Team Robot” check it out here:
We have yet another New Zealander in store for you guys and in today’s post, you can read about Conor Macfarlane!
Conor Macfarlane – New Zealand
Conor Macfarlane competed in the Whistler Enduro to a very respectable 35th place amongst the worlds best riders. Conor’s mountain bike skill set across the board is one of the most well rounded we’ve ever seen. Whether its Jumping, Slopestyle, Enduro or Freeride, Conor is always at the top of the competition. After Crankworx Whistler, Conor was invited to compete in Red Bull Rampage! What other riders do you know that can compete at the elite level of Rampage AND EWS Enduro?
Kelly is from Nelson New Zealand and lives part time in Whistler, BC.
Mike Hopkins is a Professional Mountain Bike Athlete bred from Canada’s B.C. Interior. He grew up amidst the outdoor driven community of Rossland,
Charlie Sponsel is from Portland, Oregon and runs the Team Robot Blog and Writes for Pink Bike. He also sends it further than you on the weekends.