Gravity and Diamondback Riders Kelly McGarry and Eric Porter had some fun while McGazza was in Utah after Sea Otter. Porter and Kelly were super busy building some back yard jumps at Porter’s house getting ready for the summer. Kelly is one heck of guy!
The Atherton’s have been putting out these videos throughout the course of this season. Check out the most famous team in Mountain Biking! The Atherton’s ride the FSA Orbit Option Angle Adjust.
In Chapter 1, Gee reflects on the World Cup season opener in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and assesses his chances for the rest of the season. He reveals how he’s getting on with his new race bike, the GT Fury, before hitting the dirt jumps his brother Dan built in their back garden.
In this second video from our exclusive four-part series filmed at home with the most famous siblings in mountain biking, the Athertons, it’s Rachel Atherton (GT Factory Racing) who takes centre stage.
The 24-year-old talks about her recovery from injury, her hopes for the 2012 season and her favourite new bike, the GT Force, and then takes us on a cross country ride with her dog Angus.
Officially the final chapter in the series, Rachel Atherton (GT Factory Racing) takes us on a Cribs-style tour of Atherton Racing headquarters.
Here we find the dirt jump-filled back garden, the fully tooled-up workshop, the expansive gym and the house itself – pretty much the dream set-up for any serious mountain biker.
Quinton Spaulding came through with this update on the KHS Factory DH team.
Binggeli was close to the pace on the day… But finished just off the podium in 8th.
In the big scene of things KHS Factory Racing had a solid weekend, however at this level and with this amount of support we expect to be on the wood.
We are off to New York, PLATTEKILL to be exact and hope to redeem ourselves there with a BIG FINISH!
Please stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
All the best,
James Doerfling coming through again with another banger of an edit. This session its James on his home turf in Williams Lake, BC. James and Garret both ride Gravity Light Stems, Seat Posts, Cranks, and Headsets. Be on the look out for a fresh round of print ads featuring both James and Garret on their big mountain sleds!
Gravity’s local DH shredding team “Ministry of Descent” has been killing it at the NW Cups this season. Adrian, Shawn, Andrew, Tristyn, and Weylin have been attending all the NW Cups and even securing some podiums for Gravity and MOD!
Check out MOD at the rest of the North West Cups in Mt. Hood and Steven’s Pass.
Tyler Deschaine shot and edited this video from his trip to the NW Cup #3 last weekend. It features Gravity / Diamondback Riders Charlie Sponsel and Kyle Thomas.
We had a great time at the Port Angeles stops of the NW Cup this year. Casey Northern and Scott Tucker did an amazing job on these events this year and we wanted to give a big “Thank You” to them. Awesome job guys!
The next round of the NW Cup will take place at Mt. Hood / Ski Bowl on June 15-17th, 2012.
Gravity will be there, will you?
Shot by Justin Olsen
Justin Olsen and Gravity Components spent some time in Santa Cruz with Andrew Taylor, and Gravity’s newest recruit Connor Gallart. Connor is a 13 year old shredder currently residing next door to the “Post Office” trails in Aptos, California. His Mom moved them closer to the trails so he could spend more time shredding and less time commuting. As the latest addition to the Gravity Family, Connor is one of the coolest little dudes around and rips with the best of them. Everyone can see that he has a big future ahead of him. We are stoked to have him on board.
We always see AT riding the sickest spots and gnarliest zones in the magazines and videos, but in this segment we wanted to show Andrew’s local scene. Santa Cruz has so many different spots to ride it’s amazing. AT took us on a bit of a private tour and gave us a little insight on his long standing relationship with Gravity Components.
This is the first of Gravity’s 5 episode series shot by Justin Olsen. Stayed tuned to Pinkbike.com and www.ridegravity.com for the next Gravity video featuring Eric Porter in Mid June.
The first race of the iXS European Downhill Cup is now history, dominated by bad weather on race day it took a unusual twist of fate for Miss Atherton
As usual the year for the iXS races starts at Monte Tamaro in the Swiss Rivera. This year’s course was changed only slightly from last years being 2.5 k in length with a vertical drop of 640, which makes it one of the longest courses in the series. It wasn’t only the topography that made this track tough the course was littered with roots and rocks that put the riders all on edge as they tackled the tough track. The field of starters included some big names with a number of favourites for the podium.
After the weather conditions had been perfect for the official training on Friday and the seeding run on Saturday, things changed on Sunday as thick fog and rain made it impossible to secure the course. As a consequence the race had to be cancelled, as any attempts to rescue riders with the help of a helicopter would have been impossible. Therefore the results of the seeding run were declared as final results.
This played into GT Factory Racings hands as Rachel Atherton had taken the win in seeding giving her the title in the women’s elite class, finishing almost 12 seconds in front of the current world champion Emmeline Ragot . The course seemed to suit her well and although reluctant to push 100% she still managed to shine above the strong field.
Rachel’s next event sees her up in Fort William, Scotland for the 2nd round of the British Downhill Series where she will be looking to continue this momentum on on another brutal track.
Photos: © Thomas Dietze
This past weekend, the Gravity Crew headed west to attend the 3rd and final Port Angeles stop of the NW Cup. Gravity riders Charlie Sponsel, Kyle Thomas, Scott Kemp, Mike Estes, and the Ministry of Descent were all in attendance. The weekend started off with a day of practice so the riders could dial in their lines. After practice was an impromptu “farthest huck” on the last table before the finish line.
Lucas was airing higher and launching farther than most. Lucas does not suck. He rides for Go Huck Yourself from Renton, WA. GHY is a Gravity Premier Dealer. Check them out here GO HUCK YOURSELF.
A huge thanks goes out to Scott Tucker and Casey Northern for putting on the best DH series in the NW! The lines were all RAD and the vibe was laid back. Big ups to the NW Cup and especially the organizers, sponsors, shuttledrivers, vendors, riders and fans! Long live Dry Hill!
Andrew Taylor has the cover shot of the newest Decline Magazine. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. Gravity sponsored the “Season’s of Shred” series with AT, Nikki Leitner and Gravity Homie and photographer Long Nguyen. Andrew wrote the article and is stoked on the result. The crew has 2 more trips to come this summer so stay tuned to this website and Gravity’s Face Book page.
AT is rocking his “AT Signature Series” bar, stem and post. Contact your local bike shop if you want to get a hold of these bad boys.
Here is the Teaser for the video dropping soon.