Battle in the Rockies is a flatland contest taking place in Colorado Springs, CO on November 15. From my understanding, riders qualify for the contest by entering a 1 minute long video of themselves for a flatland video battle of sorts, which a panel of judges deliberate and determine your placing, and people are flown in to compete live for the event. Montreal’s Jean-William Prevost and Edmonton’s Cory Fester both took the top two spots respectively (Cory tied for second place with another rider) by entering these two amazing videos. Unfortunately Cory had to withdraw from the contest because he cannot make the event, but the combos they hit are incredible nevertheless. Check out Jean-William’s 1st place entry above, and Cory’s 2nd place entry below.
This is just a reminder that one week today is the deadline for our Hidden Gems contest. Above is the beautiful grand prize but there’s a bunch more rad goods up for grabs (Etnies shoes, Repset softgoods, Gopro 3, and more). Click here for the full rules and how to send us the video file in time.
Read on for more pics of the bike and full parts list.
I’ve seen alot of nice bikes over the years and this one is up there with the best of them.
Frame – WE THE PEOPLE Sterling in Acidized black
Fork – Odyssey R32
Headset – Federal
Bars – Federal Drop 9.5
Grips – Federal Contact
Stem – Odyssey TDFL Tom Dugan
Wheels – Eclat Pulse hubs with Eclat Polar Rims
Tires – Eclat Control (front) and Eclat Escape (rear)
Cranks – MacNeil Connect
Sprocket – Merritt Mighty
Pegs – Gsport Homans
Seat – Fiend
Pedals – Odyssey Twisted pc
Cult has been releasing sections from their Small Talk DVD, and this week we get treated to a mix part from global Cult riders, starting with our very own Luke Santucci. Captain of the Gleam Team Supreme holds down the first minute of this mix with his signature style from some time he spent down in California. The bump whip at 0:51 was exceptionally nice.
This is dope, the dudes at La Cribs in Terrebonne, QC put together this edit of their summer 2014 shredding. Featuring Arnaud P.Paquin, Mémiche Caron (the two shop owners), Kevin Ouimet, Maxime Gagnon, Vincent Guay, Dave Houle, Joël Marchand and more. Arnaud has a couple of street banger right at the end, support your local shop!
The aboriginal term “Squamish” was originally was used to describe the act of partying on two wheels. Now that the town north of Vancouver has adopted the name, we decided to head up there and pay homage to its roots. Enjoy a rad session featuring: Amos Franke, Cary Lorenz, Dave Butler, Jordan Hango, Mat Ridgeway, Nick Lindstrom, Rasmus Gravesen, Slade Sherer, and Trayle Boss.
Somehow we missed the boat on this one, Owen Dawson killing rails in Western Canada. This is too good to be online, should be a full on DVD section.
“This is the result of Teddy Eyob convincing me to stay at his house in Calgary. Andrew Schubert ended up being in town at the same time and took me to some of the best rails I’ve ever ridden. Both of them are dialled humans and showed me the best time I’ve had all summer. Can’t thank them enough.”
– Owen Dawson