1. Greg Minnaar for Gamut USA


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    Greg Minnaar in the Streets of San Francisco http://www.gamutusa.com - Music: Niklas Aman http://www.niklasaman.com

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    • Greg Minnaar OneLife


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      Who is Greg Minnaar? What are his roots? Why is Pietermaritzburg so pivotal in his success? And what is OneLife? We'll attempt to answer these and other questions about the two-time Downhill World Champion and three-time World Cup Champion with this OneLife short. Filmed over the course of 10 months when travel & plans permitted, from when Greg won the 2012 Downhill World Championships in Leogang, Austria, till the eve of the 2013 World Championships in his hometown of Pietermaritzburg.

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      • luca & greg minnaar_caccia al leprotto


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        This is one of the most prestigious runs of my life. In front of me there's the 2012 Downhill World Champion. What is impossible to realize is how hard is the trail, so full of hidden stumps. Very dangerous! I'm happy I didn't crash... Thanks to Greg to ride 1/2 gas and show me the highest level of skills. Filmed with Go Pro 2

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        • Santa Cruz Syndicate - San Romolo Testing


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          PRESS RELEASE February 1, 2012 San Romolo, Italy SYNDICATE TEST SESSION WELCOMING FOX AND SHIMANO!! Early season testing started for the Santa Cruz Syndicate with mechanics, engineers and riders arriving in the town of Imperia, Italy, for three days of extensive testing aboard the latest Santa Cruz full carbon V-10s. The bikes were decked out with the Syndicate’s newest sponsor products from Fox and Shimano. The Syndicate’s choice to join forces with Shimano and Fox proved to be a great decision as the test session was incredibly successful. “Testing was amazing, the most productive test session I have ever been to. Besides good riding and eating killer Italian food, our Syndicate family expanded with Fox and Shimano. I feel this was a great start to the year and I’m looking forward to more positive things to come in 2012,” said Greg Minnaar. The testing took place on the long downhill racetrack in San Romolo with shuttle assistance from Roberto Vernassa from Argentina Bike. The five-man Fox crew was ready to gather information from suspension testing using their state of the art data acquisition equipment. Spirits were high as everyone got started off on the dark chilly mornings while the mechanics built a bonfire at the bottom of the track to stave off a bit of chill. Riders were warm and tingly inside with big grins after the first run. “We were getting everyone up to speed on the new full carbon frame, Fox suspension, and Shimano components. With the frame being much lighter than the previous version we had to dial the suspension in because of less un-sprung weight. I’ve also been riding the new XTR brakes for some time now and can’t get over how impressive they are, particularly with modulation. Feedback from all the racers was what I was expecting, a new milestone in performance.” Says Rob Roskopp. Greg Minnaar exclaims, “I was blown away on the first ride down the rugged San Romolo track. The first thought was, this is a winning combo! Fitzy and his crew worked flat out to get us up to speed. Their passion, enthusiasm and suspension knowledge is going to be very positive to the Syndicate. It’s been awhile since I was last on Shimano, 2003... and that was a good year for me. I hope this is the good luck I’ll be needing to win another World Championship.” Santa Cruz engineer Joe Graney says, “We look forward to a close relationship with the suspension experts at Fox.  They arrived in Italy with a team of engineers and technicians—blowing everyone away with how they were able to accurately translate each rider’s input into measured improvements in speed and control. Shimano continues to push the envelope with technologies like Ice Technology brakes and the Shadow Plus derailleur, as well as the variety of options that can be configured for different conditions fits perfectly with Santa Cruz Bicycles’ core values of customer choice, usable performance, durability and long term support. ” Our newest addition to the Syndicate, mechanic Jason Marsh says, “I’m super happy that we are using Fox Racing Shox and Shimano for the 2012 season.  The new Fox 40 forks suit the carbon V-10 frame perfectly and the RC4 rear shock really compliments the VPP suspension design. The riders were all impressed on how good the bikes felt, even after the first run. I have worked with the Saint group-set for the last three seasons and I really like how they work. Saint cranks are super strong, brakes are simple to set up and the rear derailleur and shifter are super smooth and a nice set up. Finish and attention to detail can’t be matched. The support offered by the Fox team over the last few days has been superb and their race support is second to none. 2012 will be a great season.” Steve Peat was surprisingly pleased, “We have had three awesome days testing and training in Italy. It was great to catch up with all my crew after a few down months throughout the winter and I was happy to get out on the Santa Cruz V-10 and trash it in the test situation. Fox is a company that I have watched over the years. They obviously have great product because the fast guys are using it and winning races now and again on it. And Shimano needs no introduction. It’s a no brainer that they have great products and I am looking forward to working with them at the races! We came up with some great set ups and I am now looking forward to the season. Now it’s our turn to give it a thrash on our V-10’s, 2012 should be fun!” “The test session was a big learning curve for me. Having ridden Boxxer’s since I was about 14, I’m very used to the look and feel of the fork so it was a huge change. I really enjoyed the process of getting my new bike set up and it was interesting getting to know the characteristics of all the new products. The suspension seems almost limitless with it its adjustability and I think our bikes have entered a whole new realm of adaptability. Despite getting my ass kicked in the final race I had a really fun and productive four days,” said Josh Bryceland. “Tradition is that the last day of testing we always have a race to see who is quickest. Once again, for the second time in a row Peaty took the win, but unlike the first time when Greg wore the dress to dinner, it was Josh’s turn to wear a skirt. Since there were no women’s clothes handy, Josh had to improvise and craft a fashionable number out of a pair of pants. “His outfit was complete with his ‘special’ tiger underwear”, chimes in Roskopp. Joe Lawwill, Shimano’s MTB marketing manager says, “Shimano is very proud and excited to be working with Santa Cruz bicycles and the iconic Syndicate race team.  We are looking forward to a successful and exciting 2012 season.” Fox’s Mark Fitzsimmons says, “We are very excited to work with a team at this level. The professionalism of the team has shown in their years of great results and we look forward to bringing our suspension expertise to the program. We here at FOX thrive on the pure honesty racing brings to our development process and look forward to learning from Steve, Greg and Josh to continue to improve our products and aid them in their mission for podiums. Our goal is to provide our athletes with a suspension performance advantage and look forward to continuing this into the 2012 season.” Syndicate head mechanic Dougie “Fresh” Hatfield says, “The Fox and Shimano Saint equipped bikes ran silky smooth during our test camp in San Romolo. The riders really liked the responsiveness and quality of the product. We are ready to go racing!!”

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          • Pursuing Perfection presented by Saint


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            The points start collecting from the very first beep of the season at round one. The pressure of their presence sits on riders’ shoulders all year. The ticking clock may stop after each run but the abacus never stops, it only pauses between races to coil the riders springs even tighter. Until eventually the chips are counted at the final round. www.ridesaint.com Shot in Hafjell, Norway. Featuring: Aaron Gwin, Greg Minnaar and Gee Atherton. Music: "Got No Time" by Fractal http://simplifyrecordings.com

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            • Greg Minnaar WINS - June 20, 2010 - Leogang, Austria


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              Santa Cruz Syndicate's Greg Minnaar (SRAM/RockShox) shows that he can win on any track as he puts his strengths to the test and wins here in Leogang, Austria at the 3rd UCI World Cup Downhill. Steve Peat is back on track narrowly missing the podium by .05 seconds and placing 6th, bumping him up to 12th overall in the series, and Josh Bryceland had a horrible crash hitting a tree and stunned himself on his race run. The week started out warm and pleasant in the breathtakingly beautiful village of Leogang, Austria. We celebrated Steve's 36th birthday at a nearby restaurant that served Tatar's Hat, a treat we only find in Austria where you place raw meat on a special cooker on your table, with a little moat around it filled with shredded vegetables and broth, which you drizzle over the sizzling meat. The owner of the restaurant was pleased to have us in the house and showed us her best hospitality by dancing and the table and from the rafters. It was unforgettable! The summer weather quickly disappeared and the cold rain arrived making the course a muddy mess. Maxxis Wet Screams were in order in these conditions. As it was the course was dangerous and the mud had riders crashing all over the place in the qualifier. Greg was first man down and posted a 4:03, which held up for 2nd place. Steve and Josh both had muddy crashes in their qualifiers and placed 34th and 24th respectively and they both hoped to turn things around for the final. The night before the race Steve commented that every time he wore the World Champs jersey he crashed. Ricky Bobby had a solution and suggested he crash before the start to get it over with. Race day Steve took it to heart and Ricky says, "Steve did the Dead Turtle before the start and threw himself into the bushes, through the fence, into someone's front garden, pulling up flowers and rolling around in the mud to get the jersey dirty." Apparently the strategy worked and Steve had a great run, upright, and crossed the line in 4:11.82 and held the hotseat for over a half hour while creeping into the top ten. It looked like the podium was in reach until Cameron Cole came across the line just .05 seconds faster. "Now I know how Greg felt at World's," said Steve. Fifteen minutes later Josh was on course and after the first split he slipped in the greasy conditions and was sent sideways in the air and his head and shoulders took a direct hit into a tree at quite high speed. Concussed, he stood up, walked off the track and sat for a bit before cruising down the side of the course, not to finish the race. He felt as though he may have separated his shoulder and was still in shock at the bottom. Josh said, "The weekend was good and I found my pace again, but I am devastated to crash out like that. It's not where I want to be in the overall, but I'm ready now to prepare for Champery and Val Di Sole." Soon Gee Atherton came through the finish with a time of 4:06.39, a staggering 5 seconds faster than Cameron Cole and Steve, each on 4:11. This looked to be a lofty goal to reach, but Greg was up to the task and put .74 seconds into Gee with a 4:05.65 at the finish after being down on Gee 2.22 seconds at the first split. With fastest qualifier Sam Blenkinsop last he was flying down the track, but was getting out of shape at the bottom. He also finished on 4:11, dashing Steve's hope for a podium, but it secured Greg's win (in front of some of the PMB oneLife crew in attendance), for his 2nd World Cup win this season. It was his 13th UCI Downhill career win, with 8 of those wins on Santa Cruz, 2 of which were on the Carbon V-10 and Edge wheels. This was also his 45th World Cup podium, which ties Nico Voilleuz record, and is 5 behind Steve's 50 career podiums. Steve was happy and said, "It's nice to be back up there and I was pretty solid. I didn't rip any trees up and kept my speed up through the muddy sections. I feel better about myself now. I came into the weekend to have fun and get up to speed. I felt better riding my Santa Cruz Carbon V-10 and Greg dragged me back up to speed. Thanks Greg! Jon Cancellier from SRAM/RockShox had my bike dialed and thanks to Ricky Bobby for the mint bike. I'm enjoying my riding again." Greg was very happy, and surprised to win with the run he had. Greg says, "It was an amazing weekend with a 2nd in qualifier and 1st in the race. The race was really hard and conditions made it hard to stay on line and even on the track. I made a few big mistakes on the top. I wanted to be smooth and carry speed and work hard on the pedaling, but it didn't really happen that way and I was all over the place and taking dabs with my gangly legs. Thanks to Doug for having my bike perfect!" We now have half of the World Cup season under our belt and Greg is still in the leaders jersey, 73 points ahead of Gee Atherton. With 4 weeks until the next World Cup, this week we will be competing at the Pro GRT race in Northstar at Lake Tahoe, California. Josh may sit this one out depending on the doctor's report on his shoulder. Pro Men's Downhill Results: 1st: GREG MINNAAR (SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE) 4:05.65 2nd: Gee Atherton 4:06.39 3rd: Aaron Gwin 4:10.09 4th: Sam Blenkinsop 4:11.17 5th: Cameron Cole 4:11.77 6th: STEVE PEAT (SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE) 4:11.82 7th: Bendan Fairclough 4:12.61 8th: Justin Leov 4:12.93 9th: Matti Lehikoinen 4:13.25 10th: Matt Simmonds 4:13.82 DNF: Josh Bryceland Pro Men's Overall Standings: 1st: GREG MINNAAR (SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE) 660 2ND: Gee Atherton 587 3rd: Aaron Gwin 410 4th: Cameron Cole 404 5th: Sam Blenkinsop 394 6th: Brendan Fairclough 345 7th: Justin Leov 274 8th: Matti Lehikoinen 265 9th: Fabien Pedemanaud 257 10th: Marc Beaumont 232 12th: STEVE PEAT (SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE) 222 30TH: JOSH BRYCELAND (SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE) 138 Thanks to the Syndicate sponsors: SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES SRAM, ROCKSHOX, AVID, TRUVATIV EDGE COMPOSITES MAXXIS CLIF BAR MUC-OFF LIZARD SKINS WTB CRANKBROTHERS CHRIS KING TROY LEE DESIGNS FIVE TEN

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              • Minnaar Turns Carbon Into Gold


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                The Santa Cruz Syndicate are proud to announce Greg Minnaar as the new 2012 Downhill World Champion. Greg’s victory in Leogang marks the first time EVER that a Downhill Gold has been won on a carbon bike... the Santa Cruz V10.

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                • The Tipping Point Trailer


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                  Welcome to the world of downhill mountain bike racing. A world that was dominated in 2007 by one cunning talent: Australia's Sam Hill. Many in the know thought that Hill had both the speed and mental strength to come into the 2008 World Cup Series fast and leave it devastated and undefeated. Standing in his way were a cast of athletes that were hungry, poised and ready to take the Australian down. Featuring every round of the 2008 World Cup Series and World Championships, The Tipping Point is the sport of downhill mountain bike racing documented. Distributed exclusively by VAS Entertainment Official Selection 2010 X-Dance Film Festival www.thetippingpointfilm.com www.clayporter.com www.vasentertainment.com Credits: Director, Director Of Photography, Editor: Clay Porter Producer: Martin Whiteley Music Supervisor: Androo Mitchell Motion Graphics: John Reynolds

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                  • The Tipping Point - Trailer


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                    2009 downhill movie by Clay Porter

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                    • Brand of the Brave, K. 626


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