The Kootenay Range in Eastern British Columbia has always been a worthy destination for Mountain bikers from all area’s of North America. It’s also the home of many seasoned veterans of our beloved sport. As a Pacific Northwest company, Gravity Components has supported many of these riders over our last eight years of brand-hood. Two of these riders currently call the Kootenays home: Mike Hopkins and Garett Buehler. Gravity’s Andrew Taylor and visiting Kiwi Conor Macfarlane were both more than happy to jump on board and explore the local trails, coffee houses, and swimming holes throughout South Eastern, BC. Hitting the 2014 Summer Solstice proved to be perfect timing because we knew the riding was so good that we’d want to rip all day.
Gradient’s MegaEVO crankset features a full carbon arm set mated to a 30mm spindle that inexpensively adapts to fit 68/73mm BSA, BB30, PF30 as well as BB86 bottom bracket standards. We’ve conducted extensive testing on this bad boy over the past couple seasons and it’s finally ready for production!
Mike Hopkins leads the way down Rossland’s Red Mountain, straight into the Pre-Shambhala party that waited in the lodge below.
“The Mayor” of Rossland looks out over his homeland.
Revelstoke’s “Hot Dog Hallway” produced the most high fives and “Yeah Bud’s” of the trip.
Gravity would like to thank Red Mountain, The City of Revelstoke, as well as Mike Hopkins and Garett Buehler for being awesome hosts to this amazing destination. Bruno Long (Photo) and Derek Dix (Video) also deserve a huge high five for bringing this all together!
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