Crankworx Rotorua Dates and Fantasy Contest Winner

Crankworx Rotorua Dates and Fantasy Contest Winner

Brandon Semenuk during the Crankworx Slopestyle in memory of McGazza on March 12 2016 in Rotorua New Zealand. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Brandon Semenuk lays down his winning run in the Crankworx Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza last March. Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx

Nine-day festival brings more opportunities to explore New Zealand’s North Island riding culture; EARLY BIRD tickets on sale through October 31, 2016

With just six months to go until Crankworx unleashes nine days of mountain biking madness on Rotorua, organizers of the Crankworx World Tour can confirm the festival will run March 25 – April 2, 2017.

Two weeks later than the dates for 2016, and a full nine days in length, the festival is expected to transform the first few weeks of fall in Rotorua to make mountain biking the focal point of the season.

Having nine days of Crankworx Rotorua in 2017 is massive. We will still have five days of ticketed operations on site at Skyline, but the extra four days of activities will allow us to spread the festival across town over a longer duration. This gives our community more opportunities to rub shoulders and ride alongside the world’s best. It’s going to be a blast,” says Tak Mutu, event organizer.

Multi-day pass ticket sales have just opened and this year’s family pass is just $180, at the early bird rates. Kids 5-14 years old are $40, and an adult can experience all nine days of the festival for just $60.

It’s really important to keep this as affordable as possible for our fans. The Rotorua mountain bike community is so committed and so strong. It’s the ideal place for us to watch the sport grow with so many children coming out to Kidsworx and whole families gathering to watch the events,” says Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx General Manager.

Thomas Lemoine during Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle. Photo Chester BoyesThomas Lemoine goes airborne in the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle. Photo: Chester Boyes

Purchasing Early Bird tickets save fans $20 per pass for both the kids and adults’, and $70 for a family—a family being two adults and three children. The window for the early bird tickets will remain open until October 31, 2016, when ticket prices will rise to $80 for an adult multi-day pass, $60 for a kids’ and $250 for a family.

One lucky woman will manage the ticket for free—along with free flights, accommodation, and spending money. Amanda Chingman, from Royal Oak, Michigan, has won the Crankworx Whistler Fantasy contest and will be flying from the United States to New Zealand to take in Crankworx Rotorua.

It’s amazing. I never thought I would get to go to New Zealand. My boyfriend rides a lot and so he got me into it a bit,” saidChingman, who enlisted his help to craft her team.

The festival will begin with the GIANT Toa Enduro and include two downhill races, the Crankworx Rotorua Deep Summer Photo Challenge, and all of the Crankworx Series Events.

Crankworx broadcasts its core competitions live on Crankworx.com, Pinkbike.com and the Slopestyle events are all broadcast exclusively on Red Bull TV.

Date announcements for Whistler, Les Gets and Innsbruck will be out within the next two weeks. To purchase tickets for Rotorua, visit Crankworx.com.

Adrien Loron vs Mickey Haderer at the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox during Crankworx in Rotorua New Zealand. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Adrien Loron took on Mickey Haderer in the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox. He would go on to win the series with a second place in Rotorua, fourth in France and second again in Whistler. Harderer established a name for himself as the guy racing in his skivvies. Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx

 

Connor Mahuika at the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox during Crankworx in Rotorua New Zealand. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Connor Mahuika came out of nowhere in the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox to take fourth place and win his way into the hearts of the entire crowd. Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx

 

Jill Kintner during the Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style at Crankworx in Rotorua New Zealand. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Jill Kintner practicing on the Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style course. Named Queen of Crankworx in August, she and Casey Brown experimented with the sport in Rotorua, a first for women in the discipline. Photo by Clint Trahan

 

Loic Bruni during the Crankworx Rotorua DH presented by iXS at Crankworx in Rotorua New Zealand on March 13 2016. Photo by Clint Trahan Crankworx Loic Bruni sails in for the win in the Crankworx Rotorua DH presented by iXS. He would miss out in Les Gets, where he frequently trains, due to a broken collarbone. Photo by Clint Trahan/Crankworx

 


MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx / @ClintTrahan

BikeYoke Presents Revive Dropper

BikeYoke Presents Revive Dropper

PRESS RELEASE

Images from BikeYoke Presents Revive Dropper PR
Images from BikeYoke Presents Revive Dropper PR

BikeYoke REVIVE Details

• Self-serviceable dropper post with reset function
• Non-IFP design.
• 125mm and 160mm options
• 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters
• ‘Triggy’ One-By remote or regular push button
• Weight: 470g (125mm x 30.9mm), Triggy remote 25g
• Available January 2017
www.bikeyoke.com

Pre-order deal:
• 125mm – 293€
• 160mm – 310€
• Free shipping worldwide
• Titanium saddle clamp bolts (original: stainless steel)
• Free I-Spec B or I-Spec II adapter

What if there was a dropper post that solves and not just improves reliability issues, saves cost and time, and does not let you worry about time at service centers anymore? Or how about ‘bleeding’ your seat post within a few seconds while it’s still installed in your bike?BikeYoke presents its new REVIVE dropper post featuring one of the most brilliant design features in dropper design in many years. Revive will start with 125mm and 160mm options, infinitely adjustable travel and in 30.9 and 31.6mm diameters. More than ten years of experience in dropper design went into the Revive, and the development has finally paid off. Of course, just as many other companies BikeYoke would say, that Revive is reliable, strong and smooth…

And yes, Revive is all of that, but not because we tried to improve current designs, but because we were thinking outside of the box and created a new concept, that is different from everything before.

Images from BikeYoke Presents Revive Dropper PR

Status Quo

To understand the benefits over other posts, you have to know about the problems of many current designs first. Many of the traditional current designs are based on a hydraulic lockout-system that relies on a perfectly sealing IFP (Internal Floating Piston), separating oil from air to prevent the seatpost from getting that suspension feeling. There are a lot of difficulties to overcome when using an IFP because an IFP has to maintain 100% sealing function. If air can go to the oil side, your post will start becoming springy. This happens to a lot of posts on the market already and is the main issue why they need servicing. Just to mention a few of the issues an IFP design comes with:

• An IFP design requires a perfect finished surface of ID and OD, of both, inner and outer tubes in the hydraulic circuit. There is a high defective rate during production and is also difficult to keep the quality stable. This means those tubes are very expensive to produce.
• IFP designs require perfect concentricity of those tubes to ensure the IFP can move smoothly.
• An IFP is a dynamic seal with high preload/squeeze. This causes a ‘stick-slick’ effect on many posts, which you can feel, when your seatpost gets stuck and you need to break it loose manually because only pushing the remote won’t make it start moving.
• IFP’s are usually kept as short as possible to save on build height. But this means they can tilt inside the tube more easily and cause overly extensive wear and/or leakage. Long tubes and long travel will make it worse because the IFP has to follow not a straight line inside the tube, but a bent tube, since longer seatposts will obviously have more flex.
• An IFP usually requires a complex or difficult bleeding procedure, where the IFP has to be set to a certain position. Too much or too little oil also can cause malfunction of the seatpost.

Images from BikeYoke Presents Revive Dropper PR

REVIVE Design

This is why BikeYoke’s Revive features a non-IFP design because we think it is too difficult – if not impossible – to make a reliable design using an IFP.
The Revive only requires two dynamic seals in the hydraulic circuit (RS Reverb, KS LEV and Fox Transfer use four dynamic seals) with those two seals being the ones that are known to cause the least problems in sealing application: The inner shaft sealing and the piston sealing for the lockout mechanism. The highly critical IFP is removed and with it the need of perfect concentricity and finish of the sealing surfaces of the tubes. The lack of an IFP also results in the smoothest action of any hydraulic drop-post on the market.

Images from BikeYoke Presents Revive Dropper PR

REVIVE VALVE – The Reset-Feature

Even Revive can get air somewhere where it does not belong. This can happen for example, when you actuate your seatpost for a few times, while its upside down. And here is where the patented Revive Reset Valve comes into play: The Revive valve is located underneath the seatpost-head (same as a Reverb and KS LEV for example) and serves as regular air-valve for pumping up the post. However, pushing the Revive valve opens ports between chambers and activates the Revive-function:

Insert a 4mm Hex Key into the Revive hex port, turn it and push down the post by hand. This will automatically reset your hydraulic circuit to “new.” Whenever. Wherever. This can be done within a few seconds and only by the turn of a 4mm Allen key, without even having to remove your dropper post from your bike.

We made a video to show how simple this is:


Here is the REVIVE-feature in real-life action:

One Piece Lower

Next to creating a completely resettable hydraulic system, Revive also features a one piece lower tube, whereas many posts have the upper bushing (which experiences the biggest load) installed on a separate top cap, which is threaded on top of the lower tube. Installing the upper bushing directly into the lower tube does not only increase the structural strength of the lower assembly but also provides better load displacement. Perfect concentricity with the lower tube and it’s keyways that house 6x pins to eliminate rotational play, is also an attribute that comes in hand with a one piece lower tube. Due to the extra wall thickness at the collar area, Revive is also less prone to be affected by high seat-clamp squeeze.

Serviceability

So, now one might already understand that:

1. No air will want to go inside the post’s hydraulic circuit since it’s charged with higher pressure than its surroundings.
2. No oil will go out (or at least very very little oil over the course of a long time) because of very stable sealing – external sealing has never been a real problem of current post design
3. The hydraulic system can be reset to “new” via the unique “Revive-valving.”

This makes the hydraulic circuit into a stable closed system and basically maintenance free. Still, there are parts that need to servicing sooner or later and when designing Revive we put a lot of attention to maximum user-friendly serviceability: Bushings and keyway pins will wear over time. Usually, the pins wear first, and you would want to replace them to reset your rotational play. Exchanging the pins and the lower bushing is simple and does not require any opening of the hydraulic system and can be done within less than 5 minutes. You can watch how to do a full service here.


MENTIONS: @sacki

Nukeproof 2017

Nukeproof 2017

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Firstly a huge thank you to all our customers for the support and helping shape Nukeproof to what it is today.

It’s been a huge year for us at Nukeproof with the launch of the all-new Mega 275 and 290 which was capped last weekend with that amazing EWS victory by Sam Hill in Valberg. Here’s what we have in store for 2017:

The Bikes:

The pinnacle of the range is the Team 275. Designed to excel on the toughest enduro tracks. A gravity focused specification; designed to descend fast, but have the efficiency to pedal and climb for all day epics. Inspired by Sam Hill’s EWS winning set up, the new team features a 170mm Rockshox Lyric RCT3 fork, Mavic’s new Deemax Pro wheelset and Sram’s Eagle X0-1 12spd drivetrain. Finished with our premium components including our award winning 780mm Carbon Warhead bars and Vector AM trail saddle.

Nukeproof 2017 Mega TeamMega Team 275

Nukeproof 2017 Mega Team
Nukeproof 2017 Mega Team
Nukeproof 2017 Mega Team
Team 275

The stealthy Mega Pro (in 275 and 290 models) gets the Rockshox Lyric upgraded to 160mm and now features a full Shimano XT 1×11 drivetrain and brakes. With Sram Rail 40’s wrapped in Schwalbe Magic Mary and Nobby Nic tyres in the Trail Star compound.

Nukeproof 2017 Mega Pro
Nukeproof 2017 Mega Pro
Mega Pro 290

The Mega 275 and 290 Comp blends a lightweight build with a hard-hitting mentality. The trail spec Mega is designed to be a balanced between aggressive descents with an efficient pedal platform to dominate the trails.

Images from 2017 Nukeproof PR
Images from 2017 Nukeproof PR

The Mega 290 and 275 Race are designed with the same mentality as the Team build. With Rockshox’s 160mm Yari, Sram’s new NX 1×11 drivetrain, aggressive geometry it’s built as an all day pedalling platform to attack the trails ahead.

Nukeproof 2017 Mega RaceMega 290 Race

Mega Race 290

Nukeproof 2017 Mega RaceMega 275 Race

All new to the Nukeproof line up is the Digger. The Digger originated from wanting a do-it-all training bike for our athletes. It’s a versatile bit of kit. Designed to lap up the base miles, shred paths or get wild on the trails. A truly adaptable frame with a blend of road and mountain bike geometry whilst having the capacity for panniers and mudguards, the Digger can create an adventure out of any ride.

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For our full 2017 bike line up visit www.nukeproof.com / @Nukeproofinternational

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Photo and Video: Laurence Crossman-Emms / @Laurence-CE

The Office Pump Track Session – Video


When Jeremy Berthier comes to visit the Commencal HQ in Andorra, there’s no getting him away from the pump track in our back yard. It’s the perfect place to test-ride the latest Ride Alpha components together with, in this case, the Absolut SX.

You only have to look at the smile on Jeremy’s face to realise that he couldn’t be happier with our products! And as the saying goes, flat pedals win medals…


MENTIONS: @COMMENCALbicycles

5 Questions with Red Bull Hardline Winner Bernard Kerr

5 Questions with Red Bull Hardline Winner Bernard Kerr

Bernard Kerr won Red Bull Hardline over the weekend to wrap up his best race season to date, taking the top spot on the podium after hurtling down a brutal action-packed course. Coming in 00:02:40 seconds ahead of the next contender, Ruaridh Cunningham, Kerr made a course that scares most people just to look at, much less to ride, look like what he eats for breakfast. What an animal! Kerr finished Hardline in first place after taking 5th overall in the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships for downhill where he was an eleventh-hour inclusion on the Great Britain team after Gee Atherton sustained a shoulder injury at Andorra.

Red Bull Hardline 2016

Now that you’ve been home for a couple days, have you had a chance to relax and see friends and family now that the season is slowing down?
A little bit, but there’s still so much to do. I have to empty the team van, set stuff up for Interbike, write a race report and put things in storage so it doesn’t get stolen whilst I’m away.

You’ve got to be happy about your result at Worlds, especially given your last minute inclusion.
Yeah super happy with Worlds. I knew I would be a strong contender there if I had the chance and once I did I knew I had nothing to lose.

And now you’ve taken the title for Red Bull Hardline! Do those tracks compare?
The tracks couldn’t be more different…Val di Sole literally has no jumps and is super rough all the way down, whereas Hardline does have some let up in between the big jumps with smooth flowy turns, although some of them do lead into rocky chutes! They couldn’t really be further from the same thing…Hardline has a lot more flow and a lot less braking bumps!

Winner Bernard Kerr performing at Red Bull Hard Line in Dinas Mawddwy United Kingdom on the 16th September 2016

What was your initial reaction when you walked the course for Hardline this year? People have been saying it was a big step up from previous years. How was your practice run?
Yeah, I was a little nervous for sure with the big metal ramp but the rest was actually really good. They had added a load of little ruts and catch berms that helped the course flow a lot. The first practice run was awesome with all the boys just sessioning each jump and pushing each other to hit the next big feature…the vibe was unreal!

Check out Bernard’s winning run here:

Full results here.

So it’s a pretty supportive environment? You guys keep each other motivated?
Yeah it’s crazy really, all of the guys that you are normally trying to beat at World Cups are all helping each other out and towing each other into the big hits…really just feeding off of each other!

Photo Credit Anthony Pease Photography

How many seasons have you been on Reynolds wheels now? Any standout attributes to the wheels over others you have been on in the past? How’d they feel on the Hardline track?
I’ve been riding on Reynolds wheels now for 3 seasons and can’t see myself going anywhere soon! I love the sound and feel of the wheels and how on the wheel you can just pump straight back up to speed after a turn or technical sections. The wheels at Hardline were one of the best things. Having stiff carbon wheels going into massive compressions up the jumps and then again when you land really help and give you the confidence to push your bike!

Try out Reynolds Carbon Wheels on your own bike with no obligation to buy.

Bernard Kerr

 


MENTIONS: @ReynoldsCycling / @pivotcycles / @bernardkerr / @FlyRacing / @raceface / @foxracingshox

Smuggler Trail – Video

Smuggler Trail – Video

The SHAN GT is our brand new 29” hardtail frame, compatible with 650 + tires. A mountain bike capable of high-speed and long-distance riding in both comfort and style.

SHAN GT 962 Rothmans with 29 wheelsThe 962 has been inspired from 1982 Rothmans’ Porsche team as seen below.

 

Porsche 962 Rothmans from 1982 inspired the SHAN GT 962

Why did we add a new frame to our range?

While the SHAN is intended for Enduro riding in mountain areas, the OKA is intended for trail and all-mountain riding in hilly areas, one frame was missing. A hardtail able to ride everywhere in every place in both comfort and style. A bike always ready for long riding days, Enduro, Trail, bike park, bike trip, always with performance, comfort, and safety. This new frame is a Grand Tourer, that’s why this frame deserves its name: The SHAN GT.

SHAN GT 935 with 29 wheelsThe 935 has been inspired from 1982 Garretson Porsche team as seen below.

 

Porsche 935 K3 GARRETSON from 1982 inspired the SHAN GT 935

Our 27.5 SHAN is a great success all around the world, thanks to its geometry and the KTP flex system bringing grip and comfort to the rear triangle. Now with 29″ or 650B+ tires, the SHAN GT is much more comfortable, more capable, more tolerant, and easier on rough terrain and still fast as hell.

The Shan GT is your perfect companion for any kind of ride. This summer we took our GTs for a small expedition from Andorra to France on an old smuggler trail. We summed up our 8-hour bike trip into a 5min video.

The Shan GT is available on pre-order now on www.production-privee.com in frame kit (699€) or complete bikes (from 2649€).

Help Build Trails 5 Bucks at a Time – Win a $10,000 Bike

Help Build Trails 5 Bucks at a Time – Win a $10,000 Bike

To help maintain the existing Lakes Basin trail network as well as propose six miles of new singletrack while employing local residents, this fall Ibis Cycles and the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship will be launching another 5 Bucks a Foot campaign. Over the years, the 5 Bucks a Foot campaign has raised more than $200,000 in funds that have built and maintained all the amazing trails in the Lost Sierra region of Northern California.

Running between September 1st and October 15th, the Grand Prize of this season’s 5 Bucks a Foot campaign will be an Ibis of the winner’s choice worth $10,000. In homage to the hunt for gold that originally created many of the trails in the Lakes Basin, this one-of-a-kind Ibis will be custom painted matte black and gold. The bike will also be equipped with a full SRAM Eagle 1×12 group in gold and black plated finish, Fox suspension and dropper post, black and gold Industry Nine wheels and tires, grips and a saddle from WTB. For every foot of trail purchased, an entry to win the bike is put into the drawing basket.

5 Bucks a Foot Sierra Buttes images

The legend of the Lakes Basin began in the early 1850s when Thomas Robertson Stoddard claimed he stumbled upon a lake whose shores were glimmering with gold nuggets. His alleged story spread like wildfire, and by the following spring, thousands of prospectors searched for this elusive lake of gold. They found the lake, now known as Gold Lake, but the nuggets laying in plain sight never panned out. There were calls for Stoddard’s head after discovering his story was bunk, but by then the raconteur and his gold were long gone.

Although plenty of gold was eventually found in the Lakes Basin, the lasting legacy today is a network of rugged prospecting trails that connects nearly 30 emerald blue alpine lakes. Those that ride the Lakes Basin know it’s some of the most challenging, rewarding and stunningly beautiful terrain in all the Sierra Nevada. Measured by those who ride it in “dog miles” – the Basin is so rocky and technical that every mile ridden feels like seven. Although the going can be slow and arduous sometimes, the views are worth all the effort to reach trails like Mount Elwell, recently ranked as the third best mountain bike trail in the world by Dirt Magazine.

Ibis has been a long-time partner of the Stewardship, and the funds raised from a previous Ibis 5 Bucks a Foot campaign built Mills Peak Trail. Part of the proceeds from this year’s 5 Bucks a Foot will also go to helping fund two new proposed sections of singletrack on Mills Peak that are currently in the planning stages.

One section is proposed to connect the top of Mills Peak Trail with the Round Lake Trailhead off Gold Lake Highway, creating five new miles of singletrack. The other section of trail in planning is the much-anticipated bypass of the fire road midway down the singletrack descent. This new section of singletrack will be three miles in length. If approved by the U.S. Forest Service, Beckwourth Ranger District, riders will be able to pedal 16 miles of singletrack from Round Lake Trailhead all the way to Graeagle, taking Mills Peak Trail to a whole new level.

If there is any place the Stewardship can show off its rock work artistry, it’s in the Lakes Basin. In fact, virtually all of the trails in the Lakes Basin have been maintained and improved by the Stewardship, using sustainable rock armoring techniques, rock-lined drainages and elevated rock bridges over marsh areas to ensure that non-motorized recreation has as little impact on habitat as possible.

Sierra Buttes basin

Show your support for one of the most magical regions in all the Sierra Nevada by purchasing as many feet of trail as you can. The payoff is world class recreation while helping employ local residents to keep our mountain communities thriving. And for one lucky winner, a brand new custom Ibis worth $10,000.

Purchase feet of trail here, and learn more here.

Sierra County mountain biking trails


MENTIONS: @ibiscycles

Coming in 2018: Nothing’s for Free, The History of Freeride Mountain Biking

Coming in 2018: Nothing’s for Free, The History of Freeride Mountain Biking

This is a massive project for us and mountain bike industry,” says Freeride Entertainment’s director and founder Derek Westerlund. This film has been in development for over two years and a ton of work has gone into the concept and screenplay to bring this film to the big screen and to the core fan base in the spring of 2018.

The film will celebrate the DNA of Freeride Mountain biking and bring the audience on a three-decade journey with the pioneers, visionaries, and industry masterminds that pushed the sport and got it to where it is today.

bigquotes The story of our sport has been simplified over the years and there is so much to it that people have never really stopped to think about. There has been tons of sacrifice and controversy. We are now a few generations deep in freeriding and the younger audience deserves to know where it came from and where the roots really are – Derek Westerlund
Nothing s for Free The History of Freeride Mountain Biking.

This is a major announcement for the bike industry. Tell us how the project came about?

To be honest this has been in the works for a few years. With these legacy projects, the timing has to be right. The bike industry has changed a lot since the height of freeriding in the 2000’s. We now have a whole new generation of rider that has no idea really where the roots and DNA of freeriding came from. They know all the big names now and probably a few from the past but no real understanding of how the sport was born.

Why is it important to tell this story now?

We are now going into almost the 4th generation of Freerider. The sport is alive and well in some senses and dead in others. I think it is super important to recognize everything and everybody who got us here. It is really no different than we have seen in other sports whether it be the Bones Brigade in Skateboarding or Riding Giants in Surf. When people watch these films they learn a lot about the people involved, the behind the scenes business, good and bad, and gain a new appreciation for what they are doing.

Can you tell us a bit of what to expect from the film?

There are a lot of people that have had to come together to make a project like this possible. You are going to get some epic new action scenes with riders of different generations ripping together as well as all the best of the best from the past. The story is going to be told by people who really changed and had an impact on the sport. There are athletes, filmmakers, industry icons, and more.

Will it be essentially an NWD highlight reel with interviews?

Ha Ha. No, not at all. This film goes way back beyond those days to the earliest days of Hans Rey who is celebrating his 30th year with GT this year. A bunch of the OG filmmakers are involved and the film pays homage to those guys as much as anyone. Greg Stump the famous ski filmmaker who was a massive inspiration to Christian Begin and Bjorn Enga of Kranked and the director of Pulp Traction, the movie that really broke freeriding as we know it. Digger with North Shore Extreme, us with NWD and much, much more.

All those people under one roof? That must have been hard to pull off.

I’m not going to lie….there is a lot of politics involved and work gone into making it all succeed. Christian Begin is working on a really cool project about the roots of the sport in BC and those early years of Kranked etc. so we have had to make sure we are not cannibalizing each other’s stories but they are radically different in the end. Getting back together with those guys after 20 years is pretty cool. There was a lot of bad blood along the way but we have all grown up and our lives have changed a lot. It’s easy to put the ego’s aside when you sit back and really look at it this way. WE STARTED THIS SHIT!

Why this and not another big film like Where the Trail Ends?

The time is right. We have kicked around some other big films. Clay Porter and Freeride have been talking for awhile about a mega project but it is really hard to pull off those kinds of things in action sports these days. Clay has a wicked project coming out with Fairclough that people will be very stoked on. From what I have seen it is f*cking awesome. With a film like that, he is just doing it with one of his best friends. Taking his time and has no pressure to release on any given date.

The whole business model is tough. The sponsorships are just not there. There are very few people with money in the mtb industry and things seem to be getting tighter every year. We almost decided to crowd fund NWD 11 at one point as there has been so much demand for shred flicks. Hard to say. I need to keep reminding myself of why we kind of got out of it in the first place as the writing was on the wall. The internet has changed things. What people used to spend all year working on as a film segment people are dropping 2 or 3 of those a year just to keep their sponsorships going these days.

This film just seems to be the right thing to do.

When are we going to see this hit the streets?

Production is happening now. The film is going to drop in theaters and available for the consumer Spring 2018. The world will get a tease next year. Get ready to hold on. We are pulling out all the stops and it’s going to be awesome.

The film is a progressive timeline as told by:

Hans Rey, Danny Macaskill, Brett Tippie, Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, Josh Bender, Tarek Rasouli, John Cowan, Kyle Strait, Darren Berrecloth, Aaron Chase, Cameron McCaul, and Brandon Semenuk.

And features:

The Laguna Rads, Greg Stump, Mike Sinyard, Christian Begin, Bjorn Enga, Derek Westerlund, Todd “Digger” Fiander, Dangerous Dan Cowan, Andrew Shandro, Scott Markewitz, Bryson Martin, Robbie Bourdon, Jeff Lenosky, Tyler “Super T” Klassen, Cedric Gracia, Thomas Vanderham, Kirt Voreis, Cam Zink and Paul Basagoitia.


MENTIONS: @Freeride

Rob Warner Shows Us Why Mountain Bikes are Amazing – Video

Rob Warner Shows Us Why Mountain Bikes are Amazing – Video

Who used to ride their mountain bikes for hours upon end without a care in the world?

With a big group of friends, tearing around town, over fields, through woods, riding old and new paths, walkways or trails. Adventures, exploring, wilderness and nature. A mountain bike makes these things possible. Nowadays, with the growing number of trail centres and MTB parks worldwide it makes sense to have one bike that can do it all.

Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR

The new META Trail V4.2 has a little more travel, front and back with re-worked geometry to fit. It pedals as well as it descends and vice versa.

Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR

Many know Rob Warner from downhill mountain biking but over (many) years he has grown with the sport and seen how it has evolved. These days, if you have a passion for mountain biking it’s impossible not to enjoy this old-school sense of discovery and exploration with the new-school trail bikes and facilities which are so readily available. It’s all about fun and who better to represent that in the world of MTB?

Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
As we present our new Trail edition to the META family, we welcome our new brand ambassador Rob Warner to the COMMENCAL family!

Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
META TR V4.2 Origin
Travel: 140mm / 130mm
Fork: RockShox Yari RC 140mm
Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT
Transmission: SRAM 1*11 NX
Brakes: SRAM Level 180mm/180mm
Price: 2 099 € / 2 099 US $ / 2 799 CAN $
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META TR V4.2 Essential
Travel: 140mm / 130mm
Fork: RockShox Pike RC 140mm
Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT
Transmission: SRAM 1*11 GX
Brakes: SRAM Level TL 180mm/180mm
Price: 2 899 € / 2 899 US $ / 3 799 CAN $
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR
Images for the Commencal META Trail V4.2 PR

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GoPro – Hero5 and Karma Drone

GoPro – Hero5 and Karma Drone


Hero5 ($399) – The Newest member of the Hero family.

GoPro Hero 5

– Voice Control:Enjoy hands-free control of your GoPro using simple voice commands.
– 2-Inch Touch Display: Preview and play back your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro.
– Rugged + Waterproof: Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing.
– Simple One-Button Control: A single press of the shutter button powers the camera on and starts recording automatically.
– Wear it. ?Mount it. Love it.™: Capture life in a whole new way with 30+ GoPro mounts and accessories, including Karma™, 3-Way™, Remo and more.
– Access + share from anywhere: With a GoPro Plus subscription, HERO5 Black can automatically upload photos and videos directly to the cloud for easy viewing, editing and sharing on the go.
– And more…Pick up yours today.


Karma Drone ($799 and you attach your GoPro to it) – Capture amazingly smooth footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear.

GoPro KARMA Drone
GoPro Karma Drone
GoPro Karma Drone

– More than a drone: Capture amazingly smooth footage in the air, handheld or mounted to your favorite gear.
– Ultra Compact: Karma goes with you. It folds into its own lightweight, compact case that’s comfortable to wear during any activity.
– Easy to Fly: Never flown a drone before? New pilots will fly with confidence while seasoned pros will enjoy Karma’s performance.
– Take your friends for a ride: The GoPro Passenger™ App lets friends view your flight and control your GoPro while you fly. Available 10/23.
– And more…Pick up yours today.

Learn more at www.gopro.com / @GoPro


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