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.
Mike Hopkins has been on the injury reserve list for the past couple weeks nursing a shoulder injury. In the meantime he was able to assemble his website so you can follow his adventures on the dirt and in the snow.
Mike is running the Gravity Light 800mm Wide Bars, the Gravity Direct Mount Stem, Gravity Light Seat Post, Gravity Light Pedals, and Gravity Headsets.
Strong enough for Mike Hopkins? Tough enough for you!
Gravity hooked up with Andrew Taylor to bring you “Seasons of Shred” this summer. The project includes 3 Trips and here is a little coverage and teaser from the first of three!
“Andrew Taylor and Niki Leitner here and we’re stoked to bring you the first ever ‘Seasons of Shred’ teaser. Seasons of Shred follows us on our bike adventures around the world, starting off first in Ocotillo Wells, CA. Also on board for this trip was the crazy Swedish guy, Linus Sjöholm, and the US-Photog Long Nguyen. Ben and Jakob from Sequence Five were also on hand to put together this incredible edit.
This trip was an awesome experience, having so much fun and getting amazing shots that we can’t wait for our next trip throughout Austria and Germany later this summer. In the meantime enjoy this teaser and keep a lookout for the full length Ocotillo Wells video coming soon.”
To stay updated on Seasons of Shred like our Facebook-Page or visit our Website.
Also like Sequence Five on Facebook to see more of their upcoming work.
Music used with permission: “Losing You” by Parachute Musical.
KHS Factory racing was out in Port Angeles for the Pro GRT last weekend. They put together this sick edit from the event and were proud to be reppin’ one of the main sponsors…Gravity! Logan, Quinton, Bryson, and Kevin were all in attendance and shredding the course to pieces.
Check out this video from the PRO GRT!
Kelly Flew in for Sea Otter and has been chilling with Andrew Taylor down in Santa Cruz. He rode in the Post Office jam, went to Jamie Goldman’s comp in Bend, OR and even had time to do a little demo on Santa Cruz’s university campus. AT was on the microphone nursing an injury and keeping the crowd pumped.
Check out the video
Kelly recently turned 30 years old and threw this killer birthday bash. It was a costume party…except everyone showed up dressed as their favorite rider….Kelly McGarry!
Here is Kelly Flipping Out at Sea Otter
You can check out the Post Office Jam, and spot McGazza killing it!
If you want to try to keep up with New Zealand’s biggest bad-ass you can check his blog here:
THIS WEEKEND! Come watch the Gravity DH Pro’s Shred all weekend!
Gravity Riders in Attendance
1. Kyle Thomas
2. Charlie Sponsel
3. Scott Kemp
4. Logan Bingelli
5. Bryson Martin Jr.
6. Kevin Aiello
7. Quinton Spaulding
8. Ministry of Descent
The Pro GRT’s first stop is this weekend in Port Angeles and the tracks are all ready. If you race DH, get there!
Round 1 of the NW Cup went off without a hitch despite record turn-out. Racing was tight, and our friends to the north walked away with more than their fair share of best times. Here’s a little recap vid.
And now, just three weeks later, it’s about to go off! New tracks, new vendors, new finish area, new podium, etc will guarantee a good time for all and some great racing. Add to that the most stacked Pro Class turnout in the US including some names familiar to us all, and a Strength In Numbers/raffle party and how could you miss it?
Gravity will be attending this weekends race. Come check out the booth, you will find our new Ice Grey colorway, along with a ton a new lock-on grips in assorted colors. Ask about the new Orbit Option Angle Adjust Headset!
Gravity’s James and Garret have been killing it up in British Columbia recently and they have come back with a great edit from their trip.
You can read the article here.
We went quite far out to find and ride this zone! To maximize the potential of getting that first morning light camping was clearly our best option. On a typical shoot it would normal to have to wake up at some god awful time in the morning racing to the zone to send it for the morning light. Hitting the first lines visibly tired and trying to wake up with are hands still asleep. It’s always interesting trying to hold on to the handle bars at first light. It was great being able to camp out right on top of some of our lines allowing us to spend more time waiting for just that perfect moment when the light went, Bam! The vibe of camping goes well with freeriding and the memories from any camp trip are priceless. This trip was so much fun and turns the trip in a journey that enhances the experience for the crew. It’s not just about getting the shots it’s about leaving all the distractions behind and feeling free while you’re sending it!
Now that March has past it’s time to pick a winner for a brand spankin’ new set of Gravity Light Pedals. These puppies have an Extruded and CNC’d AL6061 cage with a chromoly spindle and Norglide Teflon bushings. They are a perfect way to get your bike feeling solid this season. The Gravity Light pedal has been keeping our riders like Kelly McGarry, James Doerfling, Garett Beuhler shredding on the gnarliest of zones they encounter.
Since there were so many awesome entries to this month’s slogan contest we decided to give you our Top Ten picks. The #1 spot will receive a pair of Gravity Light Pedals, and #2 – #5 will receive a set of lock on grips from Gravity!
Here are our Top Ten picks:
10. Adam Shaffer – “Gravity, accelerated descent.”
9. Matt Feild – “Gravity: Defy Physics”
8 Steven Verble – “Gravity, popularized by Newton, Revolutionized by us.”
7. Kasey – “Gravity, nature’s accelerator.”
6. Alex – “Resistance is futile”
5. Chris – “Gravity, ride what moves you.”
4. Karma Loves Gumbo – “Gravity, it’s a dirty word.”
3. Austin – “Gravity, it’s all down-hill from here!”
2. Dono – “Where will Gravity take you?”
1. Jordan W – “A little Gravity makes all the difference.”
Congratulations to Jordan W. for his winning Gravity slogan! We really had a great time reading all of your entries. An email will be sent to the Top 5 winner’s. Check your inbox!
We are stoked that our fans are out there reppin’ Gravity and are excited to win Gravity Components. Keep your eyes peeled on Pink Bike and this site for future events, contests, and giveaways. If you haven’t “liked” Gravity Components on Face Book check us out. We are always doing social media promotions and FB is a great way to get a hold of us!
Here’s a video featuring some Gravity friends and Team Riders
Thoughts from Charlie…
This past weekend was the first race of the season, the Beacon Hill Double Down Hoe Down in Spokane Washington. This was my first race with Diamondback and Gravity, and my first race with my new Teammate Kyle Thomas. At the Double Down there are two races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The plan was to win both days.
The Saturday course was really fun. The top was pretty flat, but the turns were blind and required full commitment. Halfway down the course fed into some steep rock sections, and the bottom of the course was a tight, machine-built jump and berm trail called “Hollywood Hits.” The name of the game was carrying speed, and that’s what I worked hard to do all weekend. Kyle was there to keep me honest and make sure I didn’t ride like a pansy. I made sure to take some time to relax, stretch, and warm up for my run, and visualized what I wanted to do. As I left the start gate, I was just thinking “this is the first race. This is awesome.” At the bottom I knew I had a good run, but I had to wait about an hour to find out. I knew I had a good run, so I was going to be disappointed if I didn’t make it on the podium. I was working on my bike when out of the blue somebody patted me one the back and said “nice work.” I asked why, and apparently I won by two and a half seconds on the 1:48 track. First race, first win, booyah. Local pinner Bryan Crum was on my tail in 2nd place. Bryan always brings his A-game to Beacon, and is the man to beat.
Sunday’s course was a little bit more of a traditional downhill- faster, gnarlier, scarier. Basically it was awesome. Pro Rider and semi-pro loudmouth Bob Stenson found a new line at the top, in a section that’s been ridden for 10 years. Faced with a blind, rocky descending turn, Bob told Kyle and me that he was just going to jump the whole thing. Kyle and I looked at the line and said “your funeral,” and were both totally shocked when Bob actually cleaned his blind mega huck. By the end of the day the Bobby huck was the new line, and everyone was killing it. It’s pretty cool to see a section that’s been raced a million times through a new set of eyes. When race time rolled around I just relaxed, visualized, and shifted into kill mode. This time I definitely put some pressure on myself to win again, so when I heard that I won my reaction was go “thank goodness.” Bryan was 0.2 seconds behind me in 2nd, and another local guy, Rob Crump was in third. This is Rob’s third season riding mountain bikes, so everyone was pretty stoked for Rob.
The All Gravity Series put on another great event. It’s the relazed atmosphere and great courses that keep Kyle and I coming out to the All-Gravity events, and the Double-Down did not disappoint. These were the best tracks I’ve ridden at Beacon, and I’ll definitely be back next year. Kyle and I are feeling really prepared coming into the NW Cup and Sea Otter, and the plan at this point is to just keep winning. It seems like a good plan to us.
Kelly has this amazing video from Teva that dropped this week. Check out Gravity’s international playboy…
Kelly will be coming back to North America just in time for Sea Otter. He will be shredding all over the North West with the Gravity crew before heading up to summer at Whistler. He’s got some big things planned this year, so be on the look out for an abnormally tall, blond, mountain biking bad ass.