After a 3 year hiatus, the giant celebration of mountain biking that is Crankworx finally returned to Whistler B.C. As the de facto Mecca of the sport, people from all over the world flocked to the resort for a week of riding, partying, and spectating greatness. As that excitement starts to cool, and we all return to our respective homes, I’m here to provide some glimpses into the technology and culture that made the week more interesting. For those that couldn’t be there, I hope these photo nuggets satiate just enough to make up for the absence.
We’ll start things off with one of the more interesting prototypes from the show, a new take on the Devinci Wilson ridden by Cam Zink. Still a Split Pivot design, but now sporting a high pivot and an idler. It has a pretty Gucci build kit, from the ElevenSix shock to the Trickstuff brakes, but that new frame is what caught my eye.
There were plenty of Canada-themed paint jobs to go around, but Marin really hit it on the nose with this plaid and syrup motif.
One of my personal favorite bikes at the event was Casey Brown’s Trek Session, with a hand-drawn Western vibe.