Kelly is shredding the trails here in his home country of New Zealand. He is riding our Gravity Grid product line for trail riding.
These shots are from Kelly during his time at Redbull Rampage 2015. He is riding our Gravity DH line of product for these runs.
FSA and Gravity Components have partnered with Ray’s Indoor Bike Parks for the 2016 season. Ray’s is one of the world’s most recognized indoor bike parks. Gravity brand manager, Joel Richardson described the partnership as a way for Gravity to work beyond their Pacific Northwest roots: “Gravity has always been a Pacific Northwest brand. Partnering with Ray’s gives us the opportunity to not only become stronger in the Midwest, but globally.” Ray’s will feature Gravity branding on obstacles in the parks and will also display Gravity components and provide the opportunity for an exclusive dealer riding and appreciation event.
“Sometimes you just gotta go. Ride, hike, day, night, trail or not, sometimes it’s just about that pursuit of ‘different.’ A chance to explore the alien. Walk into the unknown, apply a handful of physical and/or emotional investment and make yourself a memory. For some, the unknown of hitting the beach for a week of mojito’s is worth its weight in gold. But for others, it’s about the beat of a different drum. A drum that grows louder in unforgiving environments, one where the experience balances on exhausted excitement. As someone once said ”Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Weave the foundation with natural beauty, fresh social situations, and have yourself the backbone of a trip worth traveling. After all, the joy is in the journey.”
You can view the full article on Pinkbike HERE
In our first month as a Ray’s Bike Park Sponsor, our riders Andrew Taylor and Jeremy Ball took 1st place for Gravity and FSA in the 2015 Ray’s “Odd Couple” video contest. Their video “Stepbrothers” will drop this Friday and we are super excited to see the final cut! Here is the teaser.
Ray’s Bike Park is an indoor bike park for BMX and Mtn riders located in only Cleveland and Milwaukee. The Cleveland location hosts a yearly video contest for bike companies which according to Ray’s is “the coolest video contest of the year! 1 MTB star, 1 BMX star, and 1 rockstar editor create the most amazing video entry in hopes of winning their share of $10,000 cash! These video entries are judged by you, our awesome Ray’s Factory Rider. You’ll only find something like this at Ray’s! “ Gravity entered to compete with the others with a “go big or go home” attitude and boasted a cool 1st place finish this year!
The two professionals riders featuring for Gravity were BMX rider Jeremy Ball and Mtn rider Andrew Taylor. Here’s what they had to say about their experience making their video:
Andrew Taylor –
“From the Three ride to the odd couples contest Rays has always been one of my favorite places to visit so when the boys over at Gravity gave me the chance to team up with Jeremy Ball for this years odd couples contest it was a no brainer. Without previously knowing Jeremy and the boys from purple films I had no idea what to expect but the moment I arrived and met the crew I knew it would be nothing but good times. With a week full of nonstop laughs Read more
I know we have a lot of fun and make a lot of jokes on the internet, but I’d like to get serious, if we could, for just a moment. Talking with the folks at Gravity Components, they’re deadly serious about their carbon Gradient crank. I’m deadly serious about my racing. Take a step into our world, and see how serious we are.
As an athlete and paid brand ambassador for Gravity Components, I was a natural shoe-in for an objective product test of their new carbon Gradient crank. I know what you’re thinking, ‘Charlie, you receive a paycheck directly from the company whose product you’re supposed to review.’ I get it, it may seem like a conflict, but that same conflict hasn’t stopped Pinkbike, VitalMTB, NSMB, MTBR, BikeRadar and almost all other online MTB sites from delivering hard-hitting, honest, no frills reviews while receiving ad revenue from the companies whose product they review. I think you’ll agree, there’s no conflict here: you can count on nothing but the straight truth from TEAM ROBOT.
Full carbon construction with hollow crankarms made by robots.
BB392EVO has super long acronym AND adapts to all major standards (threaded, BB30, PF30, and BB92) via 30mm spindle.
598 grams with Read more
“It’s not very often you get the chance to build a set of dream mountain bike jumps overlooking a picturesque valley. So when Andrew Taylor and Niki Leitner were offered the chance to do exactly that they jumped at the opportunity. How did this all come about? Rewind one year, driving through the Austrian Wachau on their way to the Dolomites, Andrew and Niki stopped off to ride with local, Roland Kogler, and the idea was formed. Roland’s good friend, Wolfgang Bauer’s family owned a nice chunk of land which just so happened to overlooking the Wachau Valley, in Maria Taferl. What’s more, they were more than happy to allow Andrew and Niki to construct whatever they want there! So with the help of professional builders and riders Clemens Kaudela and Patrick Leitner a dream line was sculpted and a perfect week of shredding was about to commence. A huge thanks has to go out to Roland and the Bauer family for helping make this dream come true!” – EpicTV
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.