Following on from the successful Aaron Gwin signature grip launched last year, Odi are back with a series of new grips utilising the popular single clamp design, which increases the overall amount of usable space. The new Elite Series of grips offers riders improved feel and performance through decreased bulk and with three models in the range, Odi have a grip to suit all tastes and needs. We met up with Colby Young to find out more.
One of the most anticipated bikes of 2016, the all-new 160mm travel carbon Patrol from Transition Bikes follows on from the hugely popular alloy model released in 2015. Lighter, stiffer and with a big mountain pedigree that's hard to fault, the new carbon Patrol is available as a frame only and three complete build options to suit your tastes and budget. One of the most anticipated bikes of 2016, the all-new 160mm travel carbon Patrol from Transition Bikes follows on from the hugely popular alloy model released in 2015. Lighter, stiffer and with a big mountain pedigree that's hard to fault, the new carbon Patrol is available as a frame only and three complete build options to suit your tastes and budget.
Results Elite Women
1st - Rachel Atherton
2nd - Myriam Nicole
3rd - Manon Carpenter
4th - Tahnee Seagrave
5th - Tracey Hannah
6th - Emilie Siegenthaler
1st - Rachel Atherton 1660pts
2nd - Manon Carpenter 1079pts
3rd - Tahnee Seagrave 986pts
Results Elite Men
1st - Aaron Gwin
2nd - Loic Bruni
3rd - Troy Brosnan
4th - Brook MacDonald
5th - Josh Bryceland
6th - Gee Atherton
1st - Aaron Gwin 1329pts
2nd - Loic Bruni 1059pts
3rd - Troy Brosnan 1013pts
Photos: Giulio Bisio
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Qualifying - Results:
1st - Troy Brosnan
2nd - Aaron Gwin
3rd - Loic Bruni
4th - Greg Minnaar
5th - Gee Atherton
6th - Danny Hart
1st - Rachel Atherton
2nd - Manon Carpenter
3rd - Myriam Nicole
4th - Tahnee Seagrave
5th - Tracey Hannah
6th - Morgane Charre
Rachel Atherton has not to fight for the overall, she is already on the sweet spot. But as we know her, she will still ride her best in this Final!
Aaron Gwin seems to be also have it already, since he is leading after quali 150 points away from Greg Minnaar. If Minnaar want to take it, he must be 1st, and Aaron out of the 30th rank.
bring it on!! Final soon!!
all pictures: Giulio Bisio
some action from thursday
photos: Giulio Bisio
16 races across eight countries are now behind us. Red Bull TV has trotted the globe capturing the sweat and tears (of joy), thrilling action and dramatic moments. Now the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano will come to an end in Val di Sole (ITA) on 22 and 23 August 2015. (Almost) nothing has been decided yet – it is tit-for-tat and wheel-to-wheel for the last time. Stay tuned with Red Bull TV when the best riders will roar out the gate in one final attempt to claim glory.
After a year of respite, Val di Sole is back on the World Cup calendar – the only stop in Italy and an exciting venue for the season finale. You can expect the last races for the overall World Cup title (XCO & DH) to be fast and tough. Red Bull TV will be on-site, streaming the action on Red Bull TV and redbull.com/bike.
The 2.2 km/ 1.24 mi long downhill track in Val di Sole is known to be one of the world’s most technical and demanding courses. After her victory in 2012, Rachel Atherton described it as "brutal, long, physically demanding and crazy". Racers will be crossing the lines with empty tanks as they leave it all out the track for the last time. The course has been extended by 300 meters and now has an altitude difference of 519 m/ 1,703 ft. including a few new lines. Besides the typical stone and root sections, athletes will have to tackle faster corridors, flowy sections and a road gap. Rachel Atherton has already secured the UCI Mountain Bike DH World Cup overall title in Windham (USA) and can now enjoy the last race.
Within the Men’s Elite, Aaron Gwin might want to try and keep his bike in one piece for this race in order to fend off his rivals. His closest competitor, Greg Minnaar could be fast enough to put a spoke in his plans in the final seconds. But the first World Cup overall title is still within reach for youngster Loic Bruni.
Dan Sheng-Shan Chiang participated in Asia MTB Championships in Melaka, Malaysia. He joined 3 races: XC Relay, Elite DH and Elite XC. In XC Relay, Dan and the team members took 3rd place. At the same day Dan seeded as 5th in Elite DH. All top rider from Asia, including Popo Ario Sejati from Indonesia and Kabuki Shimizu from Japan, were fighting for the glory. Dan took hot seat after his run till the end. He is the first Taiwanese rider to win Asia DH title. You want to know more from Dan?
check our latest issue with his interview in it: here
Round 4 and the last slopestyle event of the season in the FMB Diamond Series will be broadcasted live this weekend on Red Bull TV
Slopestyle is coming home. All eyes will be on Brett Rheeder in Whistler this year at Red Bull Joyride. On Saturday, August 15th the Canadian athlete can walk away with the Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle, as well as clinch an early FMB World Championship title. Brandon Semenuk (CAN), Thomas Genon (BEL) and Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) are among the top riders standing in Rheeder’s way to glory. All the action from Crankworx Whistler will be streamed live on RedBull.TV, Crankworx.com and fmbworldtour.com .
After three amazing rounds of elite slopestyle action, the FMB Diamond Series now lands in North America for Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. Competing at this event can be an athlete’s career highlight. Winning it makes you a legend. For Brett Rheeder (CAN), a victory at this FMB Diamond Series event will award him with the inaugural Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle title and 75,000 $CAN, as well as potentially seal an early victory of the FMB World Championship. So be prepared, Crankworx is coming! Check out the teaser Red Bull TV has prepared for this ultimate slopestyle contest here
For Brett Rheeder, the man to beat for the Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle will be Brandon Semenuk, who has already won this event three times and is no stranger to performing under pressure. Breathing down Rheeder’s neck for the FMB title is the Belgian rider, Thomas Genon who won Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler back in 2012. Just 500pts shy of Rheeder’s top spot, Genon will be turning up the pressure on August 15th. Sitting in third place, 858pts behind Brett Rheeder is Nicholi Rogatkin. The American rider from Boston knows that this final slopestyle contest is his best chance to stay in the hunt for the FMB World Championship. A win at a FMB Diamond Series contest is worth 1,000pts, so all top three athletes are still in contention for the overall title, but with Rheeder’s impeccable riding, there is no room for mistakes. The full FMB Diamond Series ranking is available here.
Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler can be a breakthrough contest for many riders. Performing well this season is fellow Canadian Logan Peat, currently ranked 4th in the FMB Diamond Series. The British rider, Sam Pilgrim appears to also be feeling confident and eager to lock down another solid Diamond event result. Having his best year yet is Czech rider, Tomas Zejda, just outside the FMB Diamond Series top 5 in 6th place. Winning the event wildcard at the Colorado Freeride Festival two weeks ago is the Italian rider, Torquato Testa. With such a stacked line up, the names go on and spectators are guaranteed to witness the pinnacle of mountain bike slopestyle.
You don’t need tickets to see the action. Red Bull TV will be streaming the contest live to viewers around the world. Check out the global viewing times below and tune in on RedBull.TV, Crankworx.com or fmbworldtour.com to make sure you don’t miss out.
FMB World Tour Live Webcast
Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler (CAN)
Saturday, August 15th - 4:30pm PDT (Local time, CAN)
Saturday, August 15th - 11:30pm UTC
Saturday, August 15th - 7:30pm EDT
Sunday, August 16th - 01:30am CEST
Sunday, August 16th – 09:30am AEST
The Devinci Global Racing team continues to go from strength to strength. We caught up with Devinci in Morzine where Dean Lucas, who recently got his first World Cup podium finish, and Mark Wallace, fresh from a highly commended 6th place WC finish, show us that they still kill it in the Morzine bikepark, even on downtime between World Cup races. (watch here)
#devincicycles & #epictv
Today was fun. Big, loose, dusty turns in sunny North Wales for the 2015 British Cycling Downhill National Championships. Luke Hough was on the hill to capture the action from saturday training! © wideopenmag.co.uk