1. Fat Free: Fat Bike Freeriding on a Blizzard


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    We have to admit, we were hesitant about the fat bike trend that's taking the bike industry by storm (pun intended). There were definitely a few raised eyebrows in the office when we started designing and testing one. Wade Simmons was an instant convert though; "everyone thinks they're so f@#&ing cool and serious, but it's really just about having fun on your bike anyway." And soon enough, the other guys stopped returning their test bikes on time. FAT FREE came out of a few days of experimenting and shredding the Blizzard in BC's coastal mountains. It opened all our eyes to the spectacular terrain that's available for fat biking, and it proved to us that the only limitations for these bikes are our own preconceived notions. If it was ever even a question, the answer is yes. You can and should freeride a fat bike. Riders: Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, & Brett Tippie, with appearances by Andreas Hestler & Fraser Vaage. Filmed by: Liam Mullany, Connor Macleod, Chris Fisher, Brian Park, Fraser Vaage, & Andreas Hestler Music (Main): "Outta Mind" by Night Beats, courtesy of The Reverberation Appreciation Society Thanks to: Black Tusk Snowmobile Club, Tony Cailes, & Dylan Auld Photography: Fraser Vaage & Brian Park Visit http://bikes.com/blizzard to check out the Rocky Mountain Blizzard. We built it for aggressive, trail-style riding on snow, sand, and other soft terrain.

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    • The Staycation: A Vancouver Island Adventure


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      Rocky Mountain's athletes enjoy traveling all over the world to ride their bikes in unique, beautiful locations. Everywhere they go—from the backcountry of Argentina to the Great Wall of China and countless places in between—they hear people share their dreams of one day riding on our home turf in British Columbia. That’s why this year Thomas Vanderham, Brett Tippie, Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, and Andreas Hestler decided to reinvigorate their love for home by exploring Vancouver Island, just a short ferry ride from our North Vancouver headquarters.

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      • Fourtitude: Four Riders + Rocky Mountain Altitude


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        Rocky Mountain’s riders are a diverse bunch, and we take pride in that. Our Altitude platform is equally diverse, so with this Fourtitude video we set out to explore what four very different riders could bring to the Altitude 790 MSL. http://bikes.com Bike: Rocky Mountain Altitude Riders: Wade Simmons, Andreas Hestler, Thomas Vanderham, Geoff Gulevich Music: Onra - No Matter What; Bodega Girls - Blackout RC Heli Footage: Air Reel Cinema Thanks: Chico @ Dakine, BRMBA, Carson Storch, SORCA, Bike Ranch, Matt H, Margus Riga

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        • "The Italian Job" Bike Tribe Video for BC Bike Race Video Contest 2013


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          This is the video realized by Silvano with the participation of Ivan, Riccardo, Matteo and Mario (Lola), to participate at the BC Bike Race Video Contest 2013. This funny video has been published on BC BIKE RACE You Tube Channel with a special mention.

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          • Rocky Mountain Bicycles - Argentina Trip Teaser


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            Rocky Mountain team athletes Wade Simmons, Geoff Gulevich, Thomas Vanderham, and Andreas Hestler venture down to Argentina in search of the ultimate all-mountain adventure. What they found surprised everyone. Episodes coming this Summer.

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            • Ultramontane & Company - Andreas Hestler


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              Andrea Hestler aka "Dre" started his career in mountain biking in 1986, the same year the creators of Ultramontane were born. 25 years later after a long and successful world cup career Dre still has an unrivalled passion for cycling and adventure. It was only a matter of time before Ultramontane and Dre collaborated. Dre showed us the ropes with all-mountain riding and continues to smash us with his old man strength. We have a lot of fun shooting with Dre, hes always has a story or plans for a wicked ride. He also has a keen interest in photo and video, which really helps when putting in the hours making a edit. No one is more deserving of this legendary track than MTB's own DRE www.ultramontane.ca

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              • Trans-Provence Day 1


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                Day One. From Basecamp in Rochebrune this morning to Clamensane and camp two for the night, today riders embarked on the first day of this incredible seven day adventure across Provence, starting the three hundred kilometre journey that will finally see them finish in Monaco seven days from now. Three timed stages made up today's racing. After a big climb to start the day, Special Stage 1 started the race proper. In terms of fitness it's probably one of the hardest of the week it being more cross-country in nature and with a nasty vertical kick in the middle - but still interspered with the steep and technical downs that Trans- Provence has become famed for! A short liaison stage led to Special Stage 2. After the up and down nature of stage one, stage two was down and more down! Starting in woods and exploding in to a section of open scrubland with rock steps around every corner,finally finishing with ever tightening switchbacks interspersed with perfect eight inch singletrack to the valley floor. One more big pull from the valley floor to the last top of the day found racers at the start of Special Stage 3. Big sweeping switchbacks and perfect loam made for slip and drift corner to corner riding, a natural earth luge from top to bottom finished a great start of the great week to come. Results for all three stages in total today. Nico Vouilloz 28:19 Mark Weir 28:48 Jerome Clementz 28:57 Matt Ryan 29:09 Ben Cruz 30:02 Marc Beaumont 30:15 Fabien Barel 30:34 Andreas Hestler 31:29 Steve Jones (!) 31:44 Rowan Sorrell 32:22 Keep your eyes peeled,there's plenty more tomorrow. http://www.trans-provence.com Music - Astro Easy Love- Ghost Funk

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                • Trans-Provence 2011 Teaser.


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                  Get Ready! Sunday 24th September sees the start of the 3rd Trans-Provence. Competitors from around the world will take part in this unique event that covers 320 Km of France from Gap in Provence all the way to Monaco on the coast. With 26 timed downhill special stages spread across the seven days , the winner will have to be not only fit but a skilled technical rider. This year for the first time we have a pro division consisting of. Andreas Hestler Anka Martin Ben Cruz Fabien Barel Jérôme Clementz Marc Beaumont Mark Weir Nico Vouilloz Rowan Sorrell Tracy Moseley Were going to be filming and getting video up everyday so keep watching! For more info go to www.trans-provence.com or keep watching your favourite Mountain bike site. Music by Clams Casino

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                  • Introducing the 2012 Element Alloy 26 and 29


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                    Riders: Andreas Hestler and Jamie Biluk. Filmed and Edited By Matt Dennison. When we first launched Element in 1996, we couldn’t have predicted that it would go on to become one of the most enduring suspension platforms in mountain bike history. While remaining relatively unchanged, it won races and put smiles on the faces of mountain bikers all over the world for the next fourteen years. In 2011, we unveiled the ground-up redesign of our beloved Element with the carbon fiber Element RSL and MSL. We knew we had to create the most technologically advanced cross-country race bike available while maintaining Element’s legendary ride quality, and by all accounts, we succeeded. It was only natural to follow up Element RSL and MSL with a new aluminum Element in both 26” and 29” wheels for 2012. The 2012 Element 26” (120mm rear travel) and Element 29” (95mm rear travel) share many of the same technologies of Element RSL and MSL and the result is two bikes that change the alloy cross country mountain bike game. With Element RSL and MSL, we took our proven Element geometry and adjusted it to answer the modern racer’s needs. Extensive testing with World Cup winners Geoff Kabush and Marie-Hélène Prémont helped us pinpoint the perfect race geometry, which meant a slightly longer top tubes and a more relaxed head angle. 2012 Element 26” shares the same geometry as Element MSL. For Element 29”, we developed brand new RTC (Race Tuned Compact) 29 Geometry. RTC-29 features super short chain stays and wheelbase for maximum agility in tight, technical terrain. In addition, we shortened our 29er top tubes to give a more 26” wheel bike cockpit feel. RTC-29 proves that a 29er can thrive in the trickiest conditions. Although 2012 Element comes from a strong racing pedigree, its Vancouver roots are immediately apparent in its rugged descending capability. Both bikes simply beg to be railed through technical terrain. With its super efficient SmoothLink™ suspension system, 2012 Element climbs like a race bike should and descends so well that Wade Simmons won’t put his down. 2012 Element and Element 29 – More Element than ever in two wheel sizes.

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                    • BC Bike Race teaser of Powell River


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                      This was a course preview of the Powell River 2010 Stage 3 route.

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