USA 2013 Gravity Nationals at Angel Fire Bike Park

Aug 6, 2013 at 4:00
Aug 6, 2013
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The fastest gravity mountain bikers from across the country descended upon Angel Fire Bike Park for the National Championships last weekend, Aug. 1-4, 2013. Check out this exclusive footage of the competition with Pro riders like Aaron Gwin, Jill Kinter and Graeme Pitts pinning it down New Mexico’s toughest trails. The course was a combination of Chiilin, Fo Sho (new), Supreme DH and World Cup. Running 2.45 miles long and descending 1,937 feet.

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The course is a combination of Chiilin Fo Sho new Supreme DH and World Cup. Running 2.45 miles long and descending 1 937 feet this race course is sure to challenge even the best of riders.

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44 Comments

  • + 13
 Grreat race A Gwin , hope that shuts up the haters for a little .. Go Jill Kinter !!!!! (PLATTY Hero)
  • + 9
 Will be a confidence boost for sure, but he has no competition at National level.. No real indication of how well he is going to start riding on a WC level.
  • + 12
 Maaaaann, I really like gwin, but how can you compare a national Field with world cup reapers??? I mean this title proove he is gaining pace and confidence, which is a good thing, but wait for the next round of WC to see if he is at 100%
  • + 6
 I tried following him in practice and he is scary fast!!
  • + 3
 it was nice to see a national race go on at my home bike park!
  • + 0
 It won't shut up the haters!!! Aaron Gwin might have won this race, but this isn't a world cup track. It's nice to see he's coming back, but I think everyone else caught up to Gwin during the off season... He's still got a battle on his hands. I'm thinking that Gee Atherton and Stevie Smith might have the win this year.
  • + 9
 personally i think this edit sucks just because they only film the pros and interview gwin half the time. they only fimed the people who are already known. now why the hell dont they film the smaller teams and the people who need that exposure? i just dont give a shit about watching people like gwin since he already has a new f*cking edit every day. i much prefer to watch jrs and people that are fast and not known enough.
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  • + 11
 I wonder if the fast WC boys would have broken 5 minutes?


Kidding...
Track looked amazing fun, Gwin is starting to look more comfortable with the longer back end.
  • + 3
 Hope they keep the long back only as a Gwin option and don't make it as standard. They would ruin the Demo if they do that!
  • + 0
 Yeh, the lines between dh and bike park are tight. A longer back end for stability seems to be for dh, shorter is more fun for razzin. I also wonder if Gwins bars being crazy wide and much stiffer than the likes of funns makes a difference.
  • + 0
 I would think the Renthals being stiffer would cut down on arm pump and let the fork do more work. I see a lot more WC guys running Fatbars now.
  • - 1
 Bars and tyre pressure! When I tried Renthals they were brutal stiff, made the track seem so much rougher. You see people riding higher rise versions of the super stiff bars they are sponsored by, therefore have to ride, as the higher rise dampens some of the shock caused by the stiffness.
  • + 1
 Sure smells of broscience in here...
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  • + 2
 Nice plug for the Bike Shop Jill! I actually totally agree. Those guys have helped me out on numerous occasions and know how to fix DH bikes fast. Once, just before the Chili Challenge Pro-GRT, the mechanic had to put his practice race run off to get me back on course so I could race that day.
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  • + 6
 Great job on the filming! Love those high speed shots.
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  • + 3
 Congrats to all the US Champs in their respective classes! Angelfire is a rad place to ride! Kudos to the bike park crew! Too bad the crowd for such an event was disappointing....
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  • + 1
 As long as Gwin rides a demo his race results will suffer. He would be better off on the Status racing WC level. Dont agree? Look at the turn around Sam Hill has had since getting off the Demo. Its either the Demo sucks at WC level or Trek racing had him on PEDs
  • + 2
 Sam Hill won worlds on a demo, and in his case its more of overcoming the psychological impact of an injury than changing bikes.
  • + 0
 Sam hills eorlds win is the only world cup level win for the Demo and he won it early on hid tenure on that bike. Think what you want but the Demo is a terrible WC level race bike and it shows with gwins recent fall
  • + 1
 Not true, Hill won at Schladming and Monte Sainte Anne in 2009 during his first year after switching from ironhorse. He also won the overall title that season as well, yes it was his first year on the demo but he had no issues winning right away with specialized. Hills' injury at Ft. William in 2010 was a freak crash and it took him most of that season to come back mentally and physically, but he came back and won the WC championship. If anything Sam's feedback improved the demo for him just like Gwin is gradually making the demo his own.
  • + 2
 @ powdereast .. i dont know what you do for a living mate but your clearly wasted there , you should be designing bikes for a living !! ...
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  • - 1
 Gwin is not only seriously talented but also very lucky to have a new grill. If you're not insured/rich in the US and want to ride hard you actually have to consider the possibility of being in debt for the rest of your life if you get injured. even w/ "good" insurance you're still looking at a quality of care well below (imo) that of Canada.
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  • + 1
 Great vid. But next time you interview the National champ. Make sure its in focus.
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  • + 1
 Good job to all the amateurs and juniors for riding and racing the pro course since they didnt rope off an amateur course!
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  • + 1
 ah man! i wanted to see some of ambatt! she took 4th pro womens with no chain and a broken rear triangle
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  • + 1
 tony the tbone on the first pic, lol nice
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  • + 1
 Daamn he looked suupa dupa fast! Liked the interview too!
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  • + 1
 That could have been a ONE Industries edit. Minus the interviews.
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  • + 2
 Damn, no more flipper..
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