Jono Church from Wide Open is a machine. He built all the Turners for the Wide Open product launch, maintained them, pulled my Nomad apart and then built up what had to be the second raddest bike at the SSWC and then photographed up a storm. The bike in question was my steed for the SSWC, one sexy Turner Sultan, 125mm of DW Link Turner goodness with the YESS ETR-D tensioner (which was also on the raddest bike too) and a whole bunch of 2011 FSA bits and pieces and then my Rock Shox Reverb to ice the proverbial cake. On the trail this thing was AMAZING, not that the smooth trails of Rotorua are the most rigorous testing ground, but it just ate up everything, bumps, roots, drops, rotten logs and water bars, if anyone tells you 29ers are slow to turn they are lying, this thing was lightning fast (the three people I overtook could attest to that).
The dry, dusty Cairns course was blown to pieces by Sunday afternoon but that just added to the excitement, as the big home crowd was hoping for a yellow and gold winner, but it was to be heartbreak on all fronts!
The UCI World Champs in Cairns kicked off with the XC events and the Kiwis put in a great team effort, lead by Sam Gaze who claimed his second consecutive rainbow jersey
After a long and illustrious career Justin has decided to hang up his racing shoes in favour of spending time with his family and developing their new bike-centric property near Blenheim... Good luck mate and thanks for all the good times
Semenuk is back for the five-peat at the Red Bull Joyride. 12 massive features, the biggest crowd of the year and a stacked field, what more could you ask for at the iconic Crankworx Slopestyle
The Aussies thrive in the dry dusty conditions and Blenki's hot Whistler form continues as he bags another Silver in the Canadian Open DH at Crankworx
One of the best spectator events of Crankworx, the Pump Track Challenge went down last night in Whistler with some familiar faces in the mix but also a new one...check it out