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Conor is riding our gravity 40mm drop bars on his Knolly Podium.
Charlie Sponsel Getting Serious with the New Gradient Carbon Crank. This crank will fit on all the major MTB BB standards with the purchase of a simple $20 conversion kit.
Video courtesy of EpicTV
EpicTV: “In this 3rd installment of Hometown Crusher, we head over to Santa Rosa, California to meet Andrew Taylor, a professional freeride mountain biker and hear about how his mountain biking journey began. Growing up in Santa Rosa gave Andrew plenty of opportunities to get out on his bike. Whether it’s was at Santa Rosa Skate Park, which is full of bowls and natural gaps or the dirt jumps hidden behind the park. Of course we are not forgetting the Annadel State Park, widely known for its sick trails. But no town with such a passion for mountain biking would be complete without someone’s back (and front) yard being converted into one of the coolest pump tracks ever! Back down in Santa Cruz, where Andrew currently lives, we sit down with two other biking legends, Ryan Nyquist and Greg Watts to hear why they think the MTB scene in Santa Cruz is so good right now. With such a high level of riders all in one location, pushing themselves and each other there is nothing to do but get good at riding! Don’t forget to enter our competition to WIN YOUR VERY OWN PROFESSIONAL SHOOT! As part of this series we are giving you a chance to star in your very own Hometown Crusher episode while kitted out in the latest adidas Outdoor and Five Ten product. Just upload 5 photos of you doing the sport you love to the Hometown Crusher Facebook page for your chance to win this once in a lifetime prize.”
Andrew Taylor is riding our gravity line of product.
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Occasionally, a fresh idea appears. PB is presently testing FSA’s Grid chainguide, which features quick-release pins that allow the rider to remove or replace the chain without tools. Any gravity or enduro rider who has stared blankly by the side of the trail at a chain that is wadded into knots around the crank and guide will understand the beauty of that feature.
You can read up on the full article and other happenings of Interbike here.
The Cascadia Dirt Cup was this past weekend (Aug. 30th) and our Gravity riders faired pretty well out there. It was a wet and slippery race day after a local storm blew through. As you can see from below, our Gravity riders’ placing are highlighted in yellow. Congrats to all you guys out there!
If you want to read the full article and see more photos of the race, click HERE
Photos courtesy of Eric Ashley
When most people think of Bali the first thing that usually comes to mind are endless waves and black sand beaches, but for our crew mountain biking was what we were after. With help from the guys at The Chillhouse – Bali Surf and Bike Retreats, Richie Schley, Maruius Hoppensack and myself (Andrew Taylor) soon found Read more
Here we have our final rider update from this year’s crankworx Whistler. Andrew Taylor competed in Dual Speed And Style at this years Crankworx despite his intense World Traveling agenda. AT took a hard crash in DS&S on a Flip No Hander and ended his Crankworx a bit early this year. We hope AT is healing up and ready to ride again soon.
Well, there it is. You’ve (hopefully) read through all of our reviews and have seen what our riders are capable of. Keep an eye out for these riders during the rest of the season and in the future!
Next up we have Charlie Sponsel who is a Portland, Oregon native and Gravity’s Brand Ambassador. Charlie Sponsel competed in the Enduro World Series to receive a respectable 56th place result against the world’s elite racers. Charlie was also entered in the Crankworx Dirt Diaries event for his video titled “Selling Out With Team Robot” which featured a cast including Lars Sternberg, Luke Strobel, and even Brian Lopes.
If you haven’t seen “Selling Out With Team Robot” check it out here:
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,
Andrew Taylor grew up in Santa Rosa, but moved to Santa Cruz for the riding scene.
Skye Schillhammer is from Western Washing and currently residing on the East Side in Spokane where he is attending college.