On the way from La Bresse/ FRA to the UCI worldcup season finals in Val Di Sole/ ITA, the MS-Evil/Gravity team stopped in Innsbruck to race the “Nordketten Pro Downhill” invitational race in Innsbruck/ Austria. The infamous trail down the “Nordkette” is well known in the European freeride scene and no one really thought that it’s possible to hold a race with international top stars on this track:
Length: 4.2 km
Altitude difference: 1000 meters
Track record: 10:31 minutes
The competition was a team event where 3 team riders and one wildcard rider form a squad join forces. One rider from each team were assigned to a start group and got points for their final positions. In the end all those points got accounted for the final team standings.
The MS-Evil/Gravity team won the Nodketten Pro Downhill race with 75 points and 18 points ahead of Alpine Commencal. Furthermore Brook MacDonald won the individual ranking with a new track record of 9:26:34 and Filip Polc got 2nd in the individual ranking. Congrats guys!!
McGarry, Porter, Lewis and Thomas are in the process of re-inventing the Diamondback brand. Click the photo below to view a slideshow of their progress!
Here’s a mix of 2011 clips of Arran and George Gannicott. Keep killing it boys!
Anthill Films is currently working on their newest film, ‘Strength in Numbers‘. Our steezy team shredder Ryan Howard is part of the Aptos segment. Check out the teaser below!
McGazza logs some air miles in Roy’s Teva edit. Check it!
Long Nguyen put together a cool edit featuring a behind the scenes look at the Camp of Champions coaches and riders. Porter is one of the featured coaches in this edit along with the Gravity Casting Couch contest winner Lasse Jensen who also makes an appearance. Check it out!
Pro Men’s 2011 NW Cup Overall Champion Kyle Thomas defends and proves the new Diamondbike spec’d with Gravity Light components is made for championships! Congratulations from all of us at Gravity for holding down a solid season!!
The 2011 Bearclaw Invitational slopestyle event was summed up by all the riders as “the best contest of the year!”. AT had to sit this one out due to his crash from Crankworx Colorado. Kelly McGarry is on the road to recovery from breaking his collar bone at the Red Bull Joyride event. Casey Groves took a fall during practice and joined AT on the sidelines. Ryan Howard was the only remaining Gravity team rider to compete in the Bearclaw Invitational. Ryan finished in 11th place but I think everyone agrees that he won the “Best Style” award. Nice work out there R-Dogg!
The 2011 Bearclaw Invitational kicks off this Friday! AT, Casey Groves and Ryan Howard will be there throwding down some big moves on a monsterous course on Mt Washington. Be there!!
Thanks to everyone who entered the Gravity Casting Couch contest! Congratulations to 18 year old Lasse Jensen from Denmark for winning the contest! He won himself a Gravity cockpit and had a professional photoshoot in the Whistler bike park with team riders Eric Porter and Kelly McGarry. Stay tuned for the action photos by Harookz!