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5 Must Watch Videos From Crankworx Whistler

If you haven't been following Crankworx and seen the action you probably should change that right now. Below are a handful of videos from the bonkers event, from unReal star Brandon Semenuk's winning slopestyle run to the Canadian Open DH highlights, with classic Brett Tippie appearances throughout. Crankworx is the pinnacle of mountain bike competition mayhem and really has it all, so get caught up on all of the craziness that went down this year at the Whistler Bike Park.

#1: Brandon Semenuk's Winning Joyride Run

Brandon Semenuk slays, as most everyone should be well aware of by now. He absolutely crushed his way to a first place finish in Joyride, throwing two huge cork 720's and some other extremely technical tricks to do so.

RELATED: One Shot: Brandon Semenuk's unReal Segment

Whipping a bike is one of the best feelings in the world. The whip off comp at Crankworx is the best riders in the world getting their bikes absurdly sideways in the most stylish whips you will ever see. You'll definitely be inspired to perfect your bike throwing skills after watching this one.

#3: Canadian Open Downhill  

Super rough, fast, and steep; the Canadian Open DH race is no joke and the speed and finesse that world class racers ride with is mind blowing. Check it out as they bounce like crazy through roots, and absolutely blast through the whoop section at the bottom of the course. 

#4: Head to Head Pumptrack Racing 

This isn't your average pump track, or your average riders ripping it. This head to head pump track challenge looks like one hell of a time, and these riders absolutely tear it up, showing off how well rounded of riders they are. 

#5: Fox Air DH

100+ features for riders to air, scrub, and get all-around rowdy on is what the Fox Air DH consists of. Finishing on top in the men's division was Steve Smith, after coming back from multiple ankle injuries in the past year and first place for women was claimed by Jill Kitner. Be sure out Steve getting drifty in unReal as well. 

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​Welcome To The World’s Oldest MTB Festival
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​Welcome To The World’s Oldest MTB Festival

​Welcome To The World’s Oldest MTB Festival

Absolutely classic riding in Colorado’s Elk Mountains. Jake Fojtik photo. Here’s a quick history lesson. In the late 1970's, Crested Butte was already considered the Mecca of mountain biking. While Marin County, California may have had the bikes, Crested Butte certainly had the trails. The tiny town, right smack in the middle of Colorado’s Elk Mountains, paved the way for modern mountain biking, blazing trails high into the mountains surrounding town, all focused on one thing: two-wheeled

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Here’s How Danny MacAskill Rode His Bike Down Kilimanjaro
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Here’s How Danny MacAskill Rode His Bike Down Kilimanjaro

Here’s How Danny MacAskill Rode His Bike Down Kilimanjaro

           Digging their feet into freshly fallen snow, mountain bikers Danny MacAskill, Hans Rey, and Gerhard Czerner trudged upwards on the trail before them. As they tirelessly moved, the sun began to rise, illuminating the caldera of Mount Kilimanjaro as they climbed. When they finally neared the 19,341-foot summit they were still carrying mountain bikes on their shoulders. Ten days prior, those same bikes had taken them to the 17,057-foot summit of Mount Kenya. That was their warm up.

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