MAD ENDURO - MALAYSIA
iXS EUROPEAN DOWNHILL CUP - SPICAK
TAHA GHABELI - INTERVIEW - IRAN
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Indian - Road Trip Europe
Xinjiang - The Wild
Switzerland - World Championships
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Family outing!! Dan, Gee, Rach and Kade hit up Crankworx in style! Bike park shreds, cows, crashes, Downhill Racing (Athy's first international DH race in about six years!)
Dual Slalom, Dual Speed and Style, Whip-offs...this one has it all! Rach does the double on the Downhill and Dual and Kade secures second to the legendary R-dog at Whip off.
5 Whip Off 1st Titles amongst the top 15 riders in this year's Crankworx Les Gets Official European Championships
The dust has settled on the third Official Whip Off Championships of the 2018 Crankworx World Tour, presented as always, by SPANK. With 90 invitational riders on the start list, the folks at SPANK bring you a focussed edit of the top 15 whips of the day, including slo mo multi angles of the 6 winning whips, aerial birds-eye view over the new Les Gets whip off location and jump, and we wouldn’t disappoint by not including the signature whip trains, flat spin look backs and front flips that, although they disqualify the riders from being judged for that run (it is a Whip Off after all), nevertheless is one the the favorite side shows for both spectators and riders alike.
The edit features a veritable Whip Off Hall of Fame (with Les Gets placing followed by previous Whip Off wins).
Ryan Howard (Men’s 1st, Rotorua Crankworx Men’s 1st 2015 & 2016)
David MacMillan (Men’s 2nd)
Kade Edwards (Men’s 3rd)
Vinny Armstrong (Women's 1st)
Casey Brown (Women's 2nd, & Women’s 1st in every other Crankworx Whip Off since 2015!)
Lea Weill (Women’s 3rd)
Allen Cooke (2017 Crankworx World Whip Offs Champion)
Sam Reynolds (DarkFest 2017 & 2018 Whip Off 1st, and Night Harvest 2017 Men’s 1st)
Louis Reboul (Innsbruck Crankworx Men’s 1st – 2017 & 2018)
Bernardo Cruz (Les Gets Crankworx Men’s 1st 2015 & 2016)
Reed Boggs (Rotorua Crankworx Men’s 1st 2017)
Bienvenido Aguado Alba
SPANK Industries has a long and special affiliation with the Whip Off event. As a favorite for bringing riders from all disciplines together in an event that is less about the podium and more about the unity and atmosphere of throwing it down with your mates to a rowdy appreciative crowd, SPANK is the original presenting sponsor of the Crankworx World Tour Whip Offs Championships in Rotorua, Innsbruck, Les Gets and Whistler since 2015, as well as the @festseries Whip Offs at DarkFest, South Africa, HILLBILLY HUCKFEST, Norway and the iXS Dirtmasters Festival in Germany. The 2018 Official World Whip Off Champions will be decided on August 16th at Crankworx Whistler.
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On June 10th, the 2018GDL Downhill Race the second stage was held in Guangzhou's Huadu Yanying Lake. In the past few days, Guangzhou experienced typhoon and torrential rain. Raceday turned out to be bright and sunny. The track was surprisingly fast on the sandy soil. In the morning, there was no muddy condition as in the seeding day. The first two training days the riders need it to put rain tires on, only to change it for dry tires on raceday! Today, nobody had to worry about rain!
There are a total of nearly 100 riders from all over the country and Hong Kong to participate in this downhill race. Of course, most of them are from Guangdong. The competition is divided into 6 groups, youth group, master group 40+, open group (U39), and open group (U29), the women's group and the elite group. The track is 1000 meters long and a elevation of 178 meters. Half of the trail is rocky, steep and has berms, the middle is relativly flat and almost in the finish, there are two jumps some small drops, which is the photographers favourite spot to take pictures.
Almost all fast riders where here, except some where on a race in Dali. Liu Shusen, Su Yuliang, Zhao Zhenjie, Zhao Yi, Pan Yi, they where at least here for getting points in the GDL Downhill Tournament. The U29 Open Group is the most popular one, which has a relatively large number of participants. Eventually, China’s Fei Rui’s Zeng Jincheng and Deng Chiwei are the runner-up in the U29 category.
The first down in the elite category is Liao Yanxiang from the free speeding team in Zhongshan, he was sitting in the hot chair with 02:00.49, until Liu Shusen came down and his results with 01:47.65, there are still two top riders on the top, and it was not sure, who will take the hot seat finally. Su Yiliang of the POLYGON Wildcats team came down with 01:46.11and took the hot seat. Zhao Zhenjie of the SLH team had a bad crash here two years ago which brought him to the hospital, and it effects his riding, he was going more conservative down, then attacking, which resulted he got only third.
Brian Cook - Interview
SDG Components - Tellis Dropperpost
Gallery - Annapurna Ride
Guangzhou Downhill League - Race Recap
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SDG owner, Tyler Anspach is passionate about the new post stating, “Throughout the development, we sent 120 posts to SDG athletes, product testers and key product managers at several large bike brands, from all over the world. The final results have all been positive and that was the ultimate goal. SDG will never put our name on a product we don’t believe in - that’s why we’ve remained committed to saddles and not just throwing our name on products for the sake of making a buck.
What do you get when one of the most reputable MTB saddle companies with over 25 years of experience buys a $140 linear actuator? The dropper post you’ve all been waiting for, that’s what! SDG has been committed to making saddles for decades and after watching silently, we’ve decided to address the four problems we found with dropper posts on the market: durability, simplicity, feather light actuation and affordability.
READ FULL REPORT IN OUR NEXT ISSUE 49
Follow Gee through some gnarly testing in San Remo - and a brush with the Italian Police! Then there's a much gentler tour of the Endura Factory en route to sunny Fort William and the second round of the UK National Series!
It's a big ask for Gee and Rachel this weekend, returning to the scene of last year's major injuries for the first time.
The psychological elements of racing are definitely taking their toll on the siblings as they share their apprehension in the start-gate.
Gee speaks openly of how disappointed he is not to have put last year's hip dislocation behind him in order to reclaim his famous Fort William pace. Charlie walks away from a Finals crash but there are celebrations too with a hat trick of victories for Rachel, Kade and Atherton Academy's Luke Williamson.