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Riding High - Aaron Rolph

With each tiny step, I gasp perilously for oxygen in the thin, frigid air and laugh to myself, “What the hell am I doing here?”

Photo Epic: UCI DH World Cup #4 - Vallnord, Andorra
After a few weeks of down time, the UCI DH series returned to action in Vallnord, Andorra. With tight championship battles in both the men’s and women’s categories, and a steep and dusty track that challenged the world’s best, the race was set to be an epic battle! 
Photo Epic: UCI DH MTB World Cup #3 - Leogang, Austria
One week on from the wet and wild battle of the Scottish Highlands, the World Cup circuit landed in Leogang, Austria for World Cup #3. Riders were met with a bike park style track that posed an entirely different set of challenges from the week prior. The sun was out and the race was on!
Photo Epic: UCI DH MTB World Cup #2 - Fort William
Torrential rain throughout the weekend brought challenge after challenge to the riders and teams. The World Cup circuit is defined by its extreme highs and lows, and this weekend was to be no different.
KEEP ON WINNING: EWS #3, MADEIRA
After a quick break, the EWS returned to action upon the small island of Madeira. Round #3 would provide two epic days of racing on trails deep in dust, with an astounding ocean backdrop. 
Photo Epic: UCI Downhill World Cup #1 - Maribor, Slovenia
After a 9 year hiatus the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup returned to Maribor, Slovenia, to kick off another year of racing. Back in 2010 Greg Minnaar came out victorious on a rain soaked course, becoming the first rider to win a World Cup on a complete carbon DH bike. 9 years later and the revolutions continue, this time, with mismatched wheel sizes. Let the racing begin!
Choose Your Discipline: Greg Williamson Chooses Synthesis DH 11
Check out Greg Williamson shredding on our Synthesis Carbon DH 11 Wheels at our favorite California trail!
BACK TO BACK: EWS #2, Tasmania
Martin Maes showed no signs of slowing down in Tasmania, capturing a second victory in as many weeks and extending his points lead in the World Enduro championship battle.
First Day Back At School: EWS #1, Rotorua
After a long off season away from the races, athletes lined up this weekend in Rotorua for EWS#1 to see if all their hard work would pay off! 
Trek Factory Racing Rides Crankbrothers!
For 2019 and beyond, Crankbrothers is excited to be partnering with the multi-talented Trek Factory Racing team! Crankbrothers will be the official pedal supplier of the Downhill, Enduro, and XC squads as they each take on the premium championships of their respective disciplines.
Balance is Better #InternationalWomensDay

To celebrate International Women's Day and with that, women's achievement, we took a look back at some of our favorite performances from our top female athletes during the 2018 racing season. 

When It Mattered Most: The Kate Courtney Interview
Wondering what Kate Courtney does to prepare for World Cup Cross Country? Check out our interview with her and discover her training secrets.
Danny MacAskill's Game of Bike
Sit back and enjoy Danny MacAskill’s latest video as his two alter ego’s; Trials Danny and Enduro Danny, battle it out trick for trick, both onboard our all new Stamp 7 Macaskill Edition pedal! Who will stomp the most tricks and take home the win?
Downtime Podcast: The minds behind Synthesis
Go behind the scenes of our new Synthesis Tuned Carbon Wheels with engineers Jason Schiers and Mello Bouwmeester as they discuss how they met and came to work together, testing sessions, the birth of the product, and much more, in the latest episode of the Downtime Podcast. 
The Story behind Synthesis
This is the story behind Synthesis: mountain bike's first Tuned Carbon Wheel System.
EWS #7: Cecile clinches another!
For #7 of the Enduro World Series, the circuit returned to Aínsa, Spain, after a few years away. The riders were met with long dusty stages, ecstatic fans, and scorching weather conditions.
UCI XC World Champs: Kate Courtney brings home gold!
With a hard-fought race and perfectly timed last lap pass, Kate Courtney was able to capture her first Elite World Championship in Lenzerheide. She achieved this incredible feat at just 22 years old, ending USA's 17-year gold medal drought; all on board Eggbeater 11 pedals. Click below to check out our photo epic from the race!
UCI DH World Champs: 4 World Champions, 1 Pedal!
Lenzerheide World Champs served as the closing chapter to an unforgettable year of downhill racing for racers and fans a like.
UCI DH #7: Maes Does The Unimaginable!
A race truly fitting for a World Cup final; La Bresse’s short track coupled with treacherous weather made for one of the most exciting finals in recent years.
Crankworx Whistler: The Tour Concludes
From DH races to Whip Off World Championships, Crankworx Whistler delivers an array of events, hosted right in the heard of MTB paradise.
UCI DH #6: The return of Super Bruni!
The World Cup circuit has been coming to MSA since 1993 and its high-speed straights and rocky wood sections have become notorious among riders and fans alike. Thunderstorms during the first day of practice turned the track up a few notches and posed more of a challenge than ever before. One man wasn’t phased.
Summer Living with Bernard Kerr
Bernard Kerr is back with Summertime Living... In the downtime between Crankworx and the World Cups Bernard has a little fun on his Pivot Phoenix and Mach 5.5 riding Les Gets, France and then it’s off to Italy where he rips Pila Bike Park with a stop in Milan and one of his favorite motocross tracks, Dornoland. Warning: these are some of Bernard’s favorite areas to ride, so the stoke level is off the charts, and this video will make you want to ride.