Articles by: gravitydownunder

Crankworx Rotorua 2019: AirDH

Vaea Verbeeck (CAN) has started her season in commanding fashion. Day two of Crankworx Rotorua brought her second victory in as many days, this time in the Rotorua Air DH presented by Bosch. “I’m over the moon. I definitely couldn’t ask for more than two for two,” said the 28-year-old, who […]

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Review: Michelin AM & Enduro Tyres

Tyre brand Michelin was a common name in MTB back in the 90’s and early 2000’s, somewhat disappearing for a while as other brands came to the forefront, but they’ve been quietly working away on their range of tyres developed with some of the world’s best riders. The latest iteration […]

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Crankworx Rotorua 2019: Dual Slalom

 A deafening cheer ushered the first winner of Crankworx Rotorua 2019 across the dusty finish line tonight. Local rider Keegan Wright (NZL) blasted his way past legends and seasoned slalom masters, taking the win against Bas van Steenbergen (CAN) in the 100% Dual Slalom Rotorua. “It’s awesome to back it up […]

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Record rider numbers at Shimano Bike Buller Festival

Words & Photos: Rapid Ascent It was a brilliant weekend of festivities for the annual Shimano Bike Buller festival. The 11th year of the mountain bike mecca drew in record numbers with well over 600 riders taking part and 2,00 spectators. The new two-day format of Downhill, Gravity and Cross Country […]

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Epic new format for Shimano Bike Buller Festival 2019.

The revolutionary Shimano Bike Buller Festival has opened entries for its’ 11th year with a new 2-day format at Mt Buller’s internationally-recognised mountain bike destination on 9th – 10th March 2019. The chairlift will operate all weekend making this one of only two weekends this summer where riders will be able to float […]

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Racing: Thredbo Super Enduro 2019

Now in its third year, the Thredbo Super Enduro kicked off on the weekend with 400+ riders registered to race across three trails at Thredbo Bike Park. The combined times across the All-Mountain, Flow and Cannonball Downhill would test competitors in different ways, with a pedally traverse at the bottom […]

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Video: Loic Bruni Talks

Our friends over at Misspent Summers, who put together the Hurly Burly Book gave a copy to 2018 World DH Champion, Loic Bruni and asked him to talk through it. A fascinating insight into the season of the world champ. Yes, at 37 minutes long it does take a while, […]

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