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Conor is riding our gravity 40mm drop bars on his Knolly Podium.
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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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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:
We have yet another New Zealander in store for you guys and in today’s post, you can read about Conor Macfarlane!
Conor Macfarlane – New Zealand
Conor Macfarlane competed in the Whistler Enduro to a very respectable 35th place amongst the worlds best riders. Conor’s mountain bike skill set across the board is one of the most well rounded we’ve ever seen. Whether its Jumping, Slopestyle, Enduro or Freeride, Conor is always at the top of the competition. After Crankworx Whistler, Conor was invited to compete in Red Bull Rampage! What other riders do you know that can compete at the elite level of Rampage AND EWS Enduro?
Keegan Wright of New Zealand is on the spotlight for our Day 3 post about our Crankworx Gravity riders!
Keegan Wright is one of the newest members of the Gravity Family. Hailing from New Zealand, Keegan fits right in with heavily Kiwi influenced team of riders. Keegan was found competing in many different Crankworx events with his highest placing coming in his forte, Down Hill. Keegan raced in the Garbanzo DH to a respectable 25th placing. Later in the week Keegan took 40th place in Air DH. The following day he was defeated in the Pump Track when he went off course. This was unfortunate because he took 2nd place in Pump Track at Crankworx New Zealand. The highlight of Keegan’s Crankworx was his Top Ten Result in the Canadian Downhill event where he placed 9th place amongst the world’s elite pro riders. Look out for this kid in 2016!
Here is our second installment on our Gravity riders’ reviews from this past week’s Crankworx Whistler! Today’s post features Bulls Rider, Wyn Masters.
Wyn Masters – New Zealand
Wyn Masters competed in a few different events that showcased his balls-out, white-knuckle race style. Wyn raced in the Garbanzo DH to a very respectable 7th place finish. He also competed in the Canadian Open Down Hill event finishing in 11th place. Wyn had a great time running a train down A-Line with his buddies in the Air DH Race. Wyn had another awesome Crankworx.
Garbanzo DH (7th)
Canadian Open (11th place)
Wyn is riding our gravity [non series] product line for his events.
At the 2015 Crankworx Whistler festival, Gravity Components had a long list of Team Riders present to enjoy the festivities of another awesome August in British Columbia. We had riders compete in the Pump Track Event, Whip Off’s, Canadian Open DH, Air DH Race, Garbanzo DH Race, Speed and Style, and the Crankworx Dirt Diaries Video Contest. We will be releasing a 6-day recap of which riders we had present, and what we had competed in. Today is our first installment which features New Zealand native Kelly McGarry.
Kelly McGarry – New Zealand
Kelly flew into Crankworx Whistler a bit later than he usually has done in the past years. This is because he was fresh off the Colorado Freeride Festival course build with his company Elevate Course Building and finally getting over a broken leg suffered at Red Bull China’s “Sky Gate” Race. Kelly was also interviewed by Canadian National Television with good buddy Daren Barecloth the week before the event.
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.