Our local Washington rider Skye Schillhammer put together this video of a trail he built in his home town just up the road from our USA Office in Darrington, WA.
VitalMTB recently reviewed our Gradient Carbon Crankset and have given us a ‘very good’ 3.5/5 star rating.
VitalMTB: “Gravity have jumped in and joined a small, but growing niche of manufacturers willing to put carbon cranks on the line, and not just in a cross country package either. No, they’ve gone all in and produced a full carbon, hollow crank aimed at gravity riders – although not so much downhillers (unless your DH bike runs a 73mm bottom bracket). Did they do a good job, and how will the cranks stand up to on-the-trail abuse? We’ve been beating on a set for some time in an effort to answer these questions and more.”
You can view the full article here.
Remember that course preview of the 2015 Red Bull Sky Gate race that Andrew Taylor did for you a week ago? Well that race has come and gone and we’ve got the highlights here for you if you happened to have missed it. As some of you might have heard, gravity rider Kelly McGarry took a hard fall on this course (see highlights below), but we are pleased to say he is doing well and on the road to recovery. In others news, Gravity rider(s) Garett Buehler won the race overall and Andrew Taylor placed 4th.
Our Gravity riders were working hard out there this past weekend to grind out some stellar results. Gravity brand ambassador, Charlie Sponsel, clocked in a second best time overall at the NW Cup in Port Angeles, just weeks after winning the Dog River Super D race. Another mentionable placing was Jake Grob of the Gravity/Transition racing team, who got 4th in the same race. Meanwhile in Oregon, Dennis Yuroshek found himself in the top 10 (10th) in the Pro field at the Ashland Spring Thaw DH race. Well done all around from our Gravity riders and we look forward to what else they have in store for us!
Charlie Sponsel- “Stoked to take home second place this weekend at the NW Cup in Port Angeles. I had some big crashes and troubles in practice, and wasn’t feeling good on my bike or the course. I qualified six seconds off the pace on Saturday and knew I needed Read more
Garett Buehler is featured in this film pulling off some riding that takes guts and skill. This is what Buehler had to say about his experience:”I loved this shoot, the whole mission was a daily push, but the rewards were always worthwhile, I always love checking out new areas and seeing what the potential is, and all though this spot was a bit more rugged then many I’ve been to, I’m stoked on how things turned out!”
Video courtesy of sevenidp
Article courtesy of Margus Riga of Pinkbike. You can check out the full article here
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.