Elements of Victory

Of all the events we attend every year, nothing makes us quite as proud as BC Bike Race. A seven-day international stage race, it’s amazing to see so many people from all over the world enjoying our backyard’s choicest trails. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s rugged coast, and some of the world’s most challenging cross country singletrack—all explored while camping between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges. This year’s 10th annual BC Bike Race was the perfect occasion to give our updated Element platform some real-world marathon…

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BC Bike Race 2016 Course

BC Bike Race Announces Their 2016 Course North Vancouver – BC Bike Race the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’ is ready to unveil their 2016 route that will take 600 racers from 36 countries along the West Coast of British Columbia from North Vancouver to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and finally to Whistler. The carefully crafted course has been honed over the last 9 years and is sure to challenge everyone from the technically gifted to the fittest sprinter. With approximately 300 kilometers of adventure through old growth forests, along pristine coastlines, and on handcrafted singletrack…

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10 Years of BC Bike Race

A decade has gone by since the BC Bike Race began and with it dozens of communities, hundreds of trails, and thousands of kilometers of hand-built singletrack. But most importantly countless smiles, hugs, and celebrations have led us to our ten-year anniversary. The amount of work, passion, and long hours that have been devoted to making this event happen year after year is immeasurable – thank you to our team, the trail builders, the clubs, the communities, our sponsors and partners, and to our racers who out there logging their…

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Jackson Goldstone @ 9

By: Malcolm McLaws Also featured in Issue# 19 | Jan 2014 (2nd Special Collectors Edition)  So what were you doing when you were 9 yrs old? Climbing trees, kicking a soccer ball at Sunday games or maybe just hanging out playing video games? Well Jackson Goldstone usually has other plans, ride his bike, jump his bike or maybe slide his bike around the Whistler Mtn bike park on any given day with his dad, Ron. Jackson loves to ride and it shows in his progression and style in the sport. He has…

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Grim Up North

‘Grim Up North’, a mini adventure across the north of England, testing the new Hope Tech Cranks,with factory riders Craig Evans and Sam Flanagan. Photos: Duncan Philpott. “It’s grim up north they say….you’re right, it might be grim up north – but we bloody love it!” What better way to test our nicely designed and manufactured Hope Cranks than to send two of the most stylish riders we know out to play in the “grim” northern countryside. Hope riders Sam Flanagan and (new recruit) Craig Evans have played a vital part in the testing phase of…

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Steve Peat | Exclusive interview

Steve Peat | Exclusive interview By: Vineet Sharma | Photos: Duncan Philpott Also featured in Issue #8 | March 2012 Full Name: Steve Peat Nickname: Peaty Hometown: Sheffield, England Favorite Drinks: Stella FR MTB MAG: We have seen you shredding and winning – What’s the secret behind it? PEATY: I have been racing for many years now and have had lots of wins and also loses, dealing with the loses is a big part of coming back the week after and winning!!!   FR MTB MAG: What are your favorite…

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