Goldstones Talk Airbags, Schnitzel and Rookie Fun

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria, June 26,2018 – In a few weeks time, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis will be taken over by mountain bike rookies, with a full week of shredding ahead of them. The MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis will be welcoming hundreds of young rippers and their families to the three Tyrolean villages in Austria from July 30 to August 5. One of them will be 14-year-old mountain bike prodigy Jackson Goldstone, who will be returning with his dad Ron to improve his skills during the “Rookie Camp”, race during the “Kona Rookie Games” and have a boatload of fun.…

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Crankworx and FMBA Launch Slopestyle World Championship

The sport of Slopestyle mountain biking is entering a new era. The Crankworx World Tour and the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) are excited to be launching into the 2018 season in unison. Starting this year there will now be one elite-level series of Slopestyle mountain biking events. The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) will replace the FMB Diamond Series and the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour. SWC events on the Crankworx World Tour will represent the pinnacle of the sport. “We were running two separate elite series’, and eventually had…

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5 Things Learned at Red Bull Joyride

For the 14th time the biggest stars in slopestyle mountain biking returned to where it all began: Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. Thousands of fans lined the course with its massive jumps and features and cheered on the riders. With the American Nicholi Rogatkin aiming at the never before achieved Triple Crown of Slopestyle title and Canadian Brett Rheeder hell-bent on beating him after a narrow defeat defeat at Crankworx Innsbruck, the story line was set. In the end it all played out different and the victory was taken…

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Crankworx Speed & Style

The Cliff Bar Speed & Style went down on a dusty dry teck course at Crankworx Whistler. The term Speed & Style is more speed with some style mixed in. Sure guys tricked but when the dust settled it was speed for the win with a dose of Style. Adrien Loron against Tomas Slavik and finally Loron would take the Gold over last years King of Crankworx, Slavik for Silver. In the small final it was a return to the podium for GBR, Daryl Brown who never seemed to have…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016 – Report

The biggest and baddest mountain bike show of India wrapped up on 29th May in Manali – The Mountain Biking Capital of India. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which expanded to 3 epic events saw great participation and action and here is the report. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (2016 – Manali) finished  in Manali which is also known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of India”. The festival kicked off with Himalayan BMX Comp on 26th May 2016 in the main town where the immense crowd witnessed BMX…

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Loïc Bruni x ilabb

ilabb are stoked to announce our collaboration with World Champion downhill mountain biker Loïc Bruni of France. At just 21 years old, Loïc is already a big name in the mountain biking scene and has just come off an incredible back-to-back win at the Rotorua installation of Crankworx. Loïc was born with mountain biking in his blood. With his father being one of the European pioneer’s of the sport, it is easy to see he was destined for greatness. Naturally, he started young and picked up experience in the junior series on the…

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Getting Canuk’d up With ShapeRideShoot

August was a really busy month for ShapeRideShoot. These guys spent two weeks in Whistler during Crankworx and then drove to Retallack and Nelson to join Kurt Sorge and the Fest crew. After enjoying the best loamy trails they’ve ever ridden in the company of the best dudes to ride with, they had the chance to spend  last couple of days riding at Coast Gravity Park and on some trails of the Sunshine Coast. It was the trip of a lifetime and here is a recap of what happened.  

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Air DH @ Crankworx 2015

The A-line trail is one that bike parks around the world try and duplicate for rider fun. Built here in 2004 will over 38 jumps and 39 berms the 1200 meter trail puts a big smile on riders faces. Now add screaming fans along the route and the fact that to win to win you really can’t touch your brakes, just try and get the racing flow going. In the end it would be the Canadian “Chainsaw Massacre” Stevie Smith who returned from injury and reclaimed his title, Air DH…

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Garbanzo DH @ Crankworx 2015

Under blue bird skies perfect for racing the 3400 meter Garbo DH ,riders could expect dry and dusty conditions on course. The 30 Degree Celsius heat would test riders stamina during the thigh bursting peddling and arm pump action while racing for over 13 minutes. This is one of the longest races at events and it showed when rider dropped the GLC drop and tried to find a little more strength to cross the finish line in view. Most just hung their heads in exhaustion and were pleased to have…

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