The Gravity Components crew took off from the NW to meet up with the Gravity Team riders attending Rampage. Gravity had a great showing at the event with Team Riders such James Doerfling, Garett Buehler, Mike Hopkins, Kelly McGarry, Casey Groves and Logan Binggeli.
Justin Olsen was on hand to film the final episode if “I Ride Gravity” at Red Bull Rampage.
“Thanks guys for putting on such an awesome contest. I am from Ontario and I am absolutely can’t get enough of DH riding. So much so me and my buddy’s are doing a second annual road trip in August-Sept, from Toronto to BC to ride Panorama, Fernie, Kicking Horse, and Mt 7. This trip pretty much bankrupted us last summer but it was so amazing and so worth it so we are doing it again.
You may have noticed Diamondback and Gravity share a lot of the same team riders. This is because we are both Northwest Companies, and the Northwest Crew sticks together! Kelly McGarry, Eric Porter, Kyle Thomas, Charlie Sponsel, and Simon Lawton all ride for both Gravity and Diamondback.
This last weekend Eric Porter kicked off the 2013 DB line-up in his back yard in Midway, UT. The DB team was in the house all weekend having a blast!
Double Firsts at Moelfre as Gee and Rachel Atherton smash the British National Champs
Both delighted with wins on their home track
Gee and Rachel Atherton triumphed in the Men’s and Women’s Elite races at Moelfre yesterday in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.
An exultant Gee said “What a great day, sunshine, fantastic crowd – I’m really stoked to take the win here, just 8 minutes from our home.”
The Moelfre track is a super fast, rolling track with many high speed corners, off camber sections and fast straights. It falls from 545m to 238 m over a 2.3 km run.
Weather conditions were dusty despite recent downpours and strong winds up top meant that most competitors kept jumps to a minimum.
Gee seeded first in the Elite Men’s section less than half a second ahead of Josh Bryceland but in the final Gee extended the gap to 2.2 seconds clocking a final time of 2.25.94
Bryceland took second place with 2.28.14 and Steve Peat third with 2.28.59.
In the Women’s Elite seeding run Rachel led by 2 seconds at the first split but lost time on the bottom section to come in second to Manon Carpenter by 0.5 secs. In the final though Rachel really turned it up to beat Carpenter by 7.4 seconds with a time of 2.39.01 to Carpenter’s 2.46.42.
Rachel said “We love racing here, up at Jac’s place, with all our friends and family here. I’ve had a brilliant time.”
“Farmer Jac” who owns the Moelfre track presented the prizes and paid tribute to organizer Si Paton and to the Atherton family who had started the Moelfre track. Congratulating Gee and Rachel on their win he also announced that elder brother Dan had taken third in the Megavalanche event in France – a vintage weekend for the Atherton family!
Kevin rides Gravity 7050 Cranks, Gravity Light 800 Bars, Direct Mount Stems, Light Posts, FSA Orbit Option Angle Adjust, Gravity Light Pedals.
Would you like a free weekend of riding at Whistler Bike Park? Need a sweet place to stay? Want a hot meal after a long day at the park? Maybe a hot tub to cap it all off? Then this is contest for you!
All you have to do is write a short paragraph in the comment section of this page explaining why you and a guest should win a free stay at the infamous Bear Back Biking Chalet, just 1 mile from Whistler Village. You and lucky friend could be shredding in style this September for Gravity and Bear Back Biking’s “Whistler Weekend” giveaway.
Bear Back Biking (Website, Facebook) has been running their Whistler Mountain Bike Chalet since 2000. Their main package dubbed “The Whistler Experience” is a catered, guided, week long mountain biking holiday package based in a luxury chalet near the shores of Alta Lake, a short ride from the village, bike park and Whistler’s trail network.
Bear Back’s guides are fully kitted out with top of the line Gravity Light Components and offer some of the best coaching available. They will help you better your cornering, dropping, jumping, and psyche you up to ride everyday. Whether it is Cross Country, Down Hill, Dirt Jumping, working on your bike, or just plain old chillin’ at the Chalet after a long day, the guides will always make you feel comfortable.
So write your best reasons for us to select you as the winner in the comment section below, and get ready for the trip of lifetime!
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.