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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.
Manson Clinches National Title on Crankbrothers Prototype Carbon Wheels
Magnus was onboard a pair of our prototype carbon wheels for the race and we’re thrilled to see them be a part of such an impressive victory. After hours of meticulous lab testing, a product’s real test comes on the race track, and we couldn't be happier with the results. 
EWS #5: The streak continues!
An Italian hillside full of perceived obstacles provided no halt to a season of absolute dominance.
Cleats: CUSTOMIZE YOUR FLOAT & RELEASE ANGLE
Choose our new Easy Release cleats with a forgiving 10° release, or our Standard Release cleats with 15° release optimized for intermediate to ad
UCI DH #5: Vergier clinches first win!
With big jumps and an endless array of steep and twisty turns, the Vallnord racetrack is a rider favorite year after year.
UCI DH #4: Seagrave steals it!
Already deep in the history books of mountain bike racing, Val Di Sole once again delivered an electrifying final.
EWS #4: Maes fights to the end!
The Enduro World Series continues to outdo itself; this weekend providing steep challenging trails that culminated in a final stage duel between a veteran and a phenom.
The Syndicate head to Scotland!
It's a new episode with new puzzlers in the land of Fort William. Santa Cruz's head of Engineering Nick Anderson drops some knowledge about taking the 29er V10 to 11 with the new frame, Loris and Luca turn the ting-ting-ting into buttery smooth whhhhhssshhh in testing, Jordi turns over a new leaf, everyone shreds mini-motos in the UK, and then it all comes down to race day. Watch to the end for a sneak peek of Loris' new race kit. You won't regret it.
PHOTO EPIC: Crankworx Innsbruck
As the World Cup season takes a quick intermission, Crankworx steps in to offer an array of two wheeled activity for those rides looking for more time between the tape.
PHOTO EPIC: DH World Cup #3 Leogang
Bike racing brings the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Leogang was no different.
ESSENTIALS: Leogang
Just a few facts to impress your friends with ahead of this weekend's DH World Cup in Leogang, Austria.
PHOTO EPIC: DH WC #2 FORT WILLIAM
The unforgiving mountain of Aonach Mòr gives preference to no man. A true test of ability; riders are forced to put themselves on the line for a taste of victory.