Are you ready for the NW Cup Round 2!? Check out the details and the course previews for the upcoming race HERE!
Gravity rider Charlie Sponsel came out first place in the Dog River Super D Race while riding our Gravity GRID wheels. Here’s what he had to say:
“This past weekend I did one of my favorite races of the year, the Dog River Super D outside of Hood River, Oregon, hosted by Portland’s premier mountain bike shop Fat Tire Farm and event promoter Hurricane Racing. It’s a physically demanding course, with 2400 feet of descending over 8 miles and a 500 vertical foot climb right in the middle of the run. The race was my first time out on the new Gravity Grid wheels, which shaved half a pound over the wheels they replaced. With a 500 foot climb in the middle of a 22 minute race run, half a pound in rotational weight is a big deal.
After 22 minutes of racing, it was only one second that separated my run from my good friend and first year pro Austin Davis. After saving half a pound off my wheels I can literally say Gravity Grid wheels won the race for me! The biggest winner of the day though was the Portland area mountain biker community, as a crash at this race last year produced a huge lawsuit and threatened to shut down this whole race series. Fortunately the lawsuit was dropped, and Fat Tire Farm and Hurricane Racing are proceeding with year two of the Mountain Man Challenge Series, so in a sense, everyone won this weekend. But in another, more important sense, I won the actual race.”
Get ready folks because it’s day one of Crankworx New Zealand. The first time Crankworx has been Down Under. Check out this video to get you psyched up for this event from Conor Macfarlane!
Gravity is a part of the Wide Open Booth in Expo Zone 1 at the famous Skyline Bike Park in Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island.
Conor Macfarlane is in the house competing in the EWS Enduro, Speed and Style, Pump Track, and Best Whip.
Conor’s Hard Tail
Kelly McGarry built the Slopestyle Course and is competing in Read more
The technology in mountain biking has been making leaps and bounds since the sport was first developed. Many people might think of these new ideas as ‘game changers’ and some of them really have been. A couple of recent innovations that could be considered game changers would be dropper seat posts and even Summer mountain biking on the ski slopes, as mentioned at the beginning of the article. This article is an insight to what riders and enthusiast think what the future has in store for mountain biking.
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.