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Between the Layers: Jill Kintner's Quest for Queen of Crankworx - Video
5 Sep 2016
Views: 1,105    Faves: 6    Comments: 0


The Queen of Crankworx is a competition that spans three different parts of the world and often four or more disciplines of mountain biking. Winning it is no small feat. From Rotorua, NZ to Les Gets, France to Whistler, Canada, points are stacked at each event of each stop, always with a heavy competition field. Jill Kintner put her focus on the Queen of Crankworx title for 2016 and was in the lead coming into the last stop at Whistler, only needing a few solid results to secure the title. The pressure is certainly something Jill is used to, and much of it comes from her own drive and mentality, but at the biggest contest of the year, it’s impossible to not be a little nervous.

Learn more about Jill Kintner in her profile, All the Layers, in Freehub Magazine Issue 7.2. Pinkbike readers save 40% off with our Shared Reader Discount!

Screen grab from Between the Layers Jill Kintner s Quest for Queen of Crankworx


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Snapshot: Pemberton, BC with Blake Jorgenson - Video
23 Aug 2016
Views: 5,414    Faves: 57    Comments: 1


In this Episode: Blake Jorgenson has an impressive resume as a professional photographer. From the days of Kranked and shooting the first tracks down A-Line, Blake has since witnessed a lot of change in the mountain bike world, along with the shift from shooting film to digital. He’s adapted in fine fashion but is one of the few photographers still shooting film at all, something that says a lot about both his style and intentions. Most importantly, what hasn’t changed is his approach to shooting photos - enjoying the experience is the priority.

Blake Jorgenson capturing the action.

Blake capturing the action.


About the Series: Snapshot is a series focusing on four different photographers and the communities in which they live and work. World-class photography is a mix of amazing locations, unique characters and capturing the moments that happen in between. This series tags along with some of the world's best photographers in the Sea to Sky corridor and provides a glimpse into the way they operate while documenting the area’s remarkable trails.

Snapshot Pemberton BC with Blake Jorgenson image

Blake looking back on some of his most iconic photographs.


Pemberton mountain biking trails


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag

Defining the Cup, Episode 3: Sun Valley, ID with Teal-Stetson Lee - Video
8 Aug 2016
Views: 4,295    Faves: 4    Comments: 1


In this Episode: After a crash in New Mexico at the last SCOTT Enduro Cup, Teal Stetson-Lee heads to Sun Valley with a minor shoulder separation, unsure if she’ll be good to race. Once she feels things out on the bike, Teal decides to sit out of the race in order to make sure she doesn’t push her injury and helps support her fellow riders instead. Whether it’s dog duty or driving the shuttle rig, the sense of community and support among the athletes is what makes the whole SCOTT Enduro Cup much more than a race.

Read more about the Sun Valley area in "Almost Famous: The Rebirth of Sun Valley" from Freehub Magazine Issue 7.2, on newsstands now. Pinkbike readers save 40% on subscriptions with our Pinkbike Shared Reader Discount.


Teal Stetson-Lee and Rowdy
P: Teal and her new buddy, the aptly named, Rowdy the dog.

About this Series: In the simplest sense possible, racing is all about who’s the best. However, the end results or final rankings are not always what’s important, it’s that personal limits are pushed, and everyone is competing for themselves, not just a spot on the podium. Defining the Cup is a series that follows three racers, Amanda Cordell, Stan Jorgensen and Teal Stetson-Lee, along three stops of the SCOTT Enduro Cup, documenting their personal experiences and racing philosophies.

Teal Stetson-Lee in Sun Valley ID.
P: Teal enjoying the miles of singletrack in Sun Valley, ID.


MENTIONS: @SCOTT-Sports

Exploring Sun Valley, Idaho - Video
25 Jul 2016
Views: 7,300    Faves: 31    Comments: 1


Next Exit // Episode 1: Sun Valley, Idaho

Episode 1: Sun Valley, Idaho might be best known for the first chairlift, but the small town on the edge of the Sawtooth National Forest has slowly become a biking mecca. In 1988, the area hosted the NORBA National Finals, but the fame was short lived. A steady evolution of mountain bike enthusiasts and committed community members has since led to 400-plus miles of singletrack right out of town, lift accessed trails on Bald Mountain and the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival, a weekend of epic racing and unparalleled good times.

Sun Valley: Bald Mountain biking trails
Series Description: Next Exit is a series dedicated to exploring communities around North America that have embraced the mountain bike lifestyle. Small towns are dreaming big when it comes to the issues that surround our sport, from tourism to advocacy to land management. Their efforts are redefining what a mountain town can be, keeping our culture—and trails—alive and well.

Continue the story in Freehub Magazine Issue 7.2. Pinkbike readers save 40% on subscriptions.

Images for Exploring Sun Valley Idaho - Video

Images for Exploring Sun Valley Idaho - Video

Next Exit is co-produced by Freehub Magazine and Teton Gravity Research in association with SCOTT Bikes, Visit Sun Valley, 10 Barrel Brewing and evo.

Photos: Paris Gore


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @parisgore

Snapshot: Squamish, BC with Reuben Krabbe - Video
18 Jul 2016
Views: 11,452    Faves: 79    Comments: 4


In this Episode: As an action sports photographer, some days often end up being more about documenting an activity rather than actually doing it. Reuben Krabbe, a Squamish local and renowned photographer, has been focusing on packing light and documenting from right beside the riders to authentically capture in-the-moment action. Joined by Stephen Matthews and Sid Slotegraaf, the trio pedal out the door to ride some classic Squamish granite and shoot photos for Freehub’s upcoming photo book.

Reuben Krabbe behind the lens for Snapshot Whistler BC with Reuben Krabbe

Snapshot is a series focusing on four different photographers and the communities in which they live and work. World-class photography is a mix of amazing locations, unique characters and capturing the moments that happen in between. This series tags along with some of the worlds best photographers in the Sea to Sky corridor and provides a glimpse into the way they operate while documenting the area’s remarkable trails.

Squamish mountain biking trails


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @ReubenKrabbe / @stephen / @Slotegraaf

Defining the Cup, Episode 2: Angel Fire with Stan Jorgensen - Video
11 Jul 2016
Views: 5,788    Faves: 14    Comments: 2


Defining the Cup // Episode 2: Angel Fire, NM with Stan Jorgensen

In this Episode: At the second stop of the SCOTT Enduro Cup in Angel Fire, NM, Stan Jorgensen takes a day to scout the course and race the area's inclement weather. An early morning and quick times on the first race day make for a good start to the weekend, finishing the day with a relaxing afternoon casting the fly rod. Day two gets off to a rough start when Stan goes down in a rock garden, resulting in an unplanned visit to the medic’s tent and a few scrapes, but no damaged spirits.

Pinkbike readers save 40% off a one-year print subscription to Freehub Magazine with our Pinkbike Shared Reader Discount.

Stan gets some practice laps in before race day at Angel Fire Bike Park which served as stop two of the SCOTT Enduro Cup.

About this Series: In the simplest sense possible, racing is all about who’s the best. However, the end results or final rankings are not always what’s important, it’s that personal limits are pushed, and everyone is competing for themselves, not just a spot on the podium. Defining the Cup is a series that follows four racers, Amanda Cordell, Stan Jorgensen, Teal Stetson-Lee and Sonya Looney, along four stops of the SCOTT Enduro Cup, documenting their personal experiences and racing philosophies.


Angel Fire Bike Park mountain biking trails

MENTIONS: @SCOTT-Sports

Snapshot: Whistler, BC with Robin O'Neill - Video
21 Jun 2016
Views: 14,628    Faves: 81    Comments: 4


In this Episode: Robin O’Neill learned to bike and ski in the Whistler Valley, and both sports gave her an endless appreciation for the beauty the area provides. Nowadays, she’s a professional photographer making a living by capturing that same beauty. In search of images for Freehub’s Photobook, Robin heads out to Micro Climate, one of Whistler’s premier trails, with Jesse Melamed, Dylan Wolsky and Sarah Leishman. The weather’s a bit variable, but a little artificial lighting goes a long way and being in good company makes for inevitable success.

Robin O Neill behind the lens for Snapshot Whistler BC with Robin O Neill

Snapshot is a Freehub original series focusing on four different photographers and the communities in which they live and work. World-class photography is a mix of amazing locations, unique characters and capturing the moments that happen in between. This series tags along with some of the world's best photographers in the Sea to Sky corridor and provides a glimpse into the way they operate while documenting the area’s remarkable trails.

Whistler mountain biking trails

MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @robinoneill / @SarahLeishman / @Dylwik

Defining the Cup, Episode 1: Amanda Cordell - Video
6 Jun 2016
Views: 4,367    Faves: 14    Comments: 1


Defining the Cup: Episode 1: Moab, UT with Amanda Cordell

In this Episode: Amanda Cordell prepares for the first stop of the SCOTT Enduro Cup in Moab, UT with a few days of practice on the course. Some windy weather mixed with back pains force Amanda to abandon her camping plans and retreat to a hotel. After a good night’s sleep, she prepares for race day with stretching and a good breakfast before heading off to battle the course’s slick rock and sandy corners.


Amanda Cordell at the first stop of the SCOTT Enduro Cup in Moab UT.


Series Description: In the simplest sense possible, racing is all about who’s the best. However, the end results or final rankings are not always what’s important, it’s that personal limits are pushed, and everyone is competing for themselves, not just a spot on the podium. Defining the Cup is a series that follows four racers, Amanda Cordell, Stan Jorgensen, Teal Stetson-Lee and Sonya Looney, along four stops of the SCOTT Enduro Cup, documenting their personal experiences and racing philosophies.

Stay tuned for more episodes of Defining the Cup throughout the summer.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag

Episode One: Made With Love, Devinci Cycles - Video
23 May 2016
Views: 24,526    Faves: 135    Comments: 7

Mountain bikes have come a long way in just a few decades and now a process that was once trial and error is a dialed system, equal parts science and art. Devinci Cycles, based out of Chicoutimi, Quebec, is a company that takes pride in their locally sourced aluminum, in-house fabrication, and rigorous safety standards, all of which culminate in high-quality frames with a well-deserved “Made in Canada” sticker. Take a look at every step of the process, from design to powder coating, in this episode of Made With Love.

Manufacturing—most people don’t think of it as glamorous, but there is an allure to it that inspires and drives creation. The process and production behind modern mountain bikes and their associated products is an art form in itself, one that captivates both bike nerds and bike jocks alike. Made With Love is a series designed to capture the literal nuts and bolts upon which our sport is built: The components and people that bring bikes from the assembly line to trail.

Stay tuned for more episodes of Made With Love throughout the summer.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @devinci

Forest of Progression: Old Growth Culture Meets New Age Riding - Video
2 May 2016
Views: 20,695    Faves: 249    Comments: 18


The Sunshine Coast is slowly making waves in the mountain bike world. Just a short ferry ride away from Vancouver, British Columbia, the coastal towns have witnessed logging, fishing and mining industries both thrive and dive. In the midst of all this, there’s been an insurgence of trails everywhere, from logging road networks to old landfills, that have caught the attention of the communities and riders alike. Nowadays, the weekends see a mass-migration of bikers to Coast Gravity Park and pickup trucks filled with bikes getting on their second ferry to Powell River. Tourism has become the area’s newest industry, one that is welcomed by the communities and thankfully has no signs of slowing down.

This video complements our print story Forest of Progression: Old Growth Culture Meets New Age Riding from Freehub Magazine Issue 7.1, which is on newsstands now. Pinkbike readers can save 40% on a one-year subscription with our Shared Reader Discount.

Old Growth Culture Meets New Age Riding

Gibsons mountain biking trails

Roberts Creek mountain biking trails

Sechelt mountain biking trails

Powell River mountain biking trails

MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @the-coastal-crew

Defining Home with Jill Kintner - Video
23 Feb 2016
Views: 13,723    Faves: 134    Comments: 4


HOME // Episode 3: Defining Home with Jill Kintner — Presented by Maxxis Tires

In this Episode: In the final episode of HOME, Jill Kintner rides one of her favorite backyard trails in the Chuckanut Mountains. She pins the straightaways and takes the high line in a fashion that can only come from knowing every turn of the trail. A little extra inspiration comes from a simple question: "What would Bryn do?"

“Home” is a term that has a very solid meaning, yet the concept itself has a very loose structure. Home is a place. Home is people. Home is a trail. Bryn Atkinson and Jill Kintner recently moved to Bellingham, Washington, where all of these aspects converge into a community that matches their own passion for riding. Some things about their new locale might take some getting used to—like 34-plus inches of annual rainfall—but it’s all these elements together that make it what it is: home.

Watch HOME // Episode 1: Defining Home with Bryn Atkinson.

Watch HOME // Episode 2: East Side Adventure with Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson.

Continue the story in Freehub Magazine Issue 6.4. Pinkbike readers save 40% on subscriptions.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @jk33 / @Bryn-Atkinson

A Casual Afternoon with Kelend Hawks - Video
9 Feb 2016
Views: 1,793    Faves: 26    Comments: 0

A Casual Afternoon with Kelend Hawks: Spring Cleaning on Rainbow Road


Last spring Freehub Video Director Chris Grundberg spent an afternoon in the woods testing out a new sensor in the RED camera. However, friend and test subject Kelend Hawks' idea of "keeping it causal" usually translates to "sending it" for most normal people, especially on the perfected jumps of Rainbow Road. The resulting footage was too good to be forgotten on hard drive, so Chris put together a short edit of Kelend nonchalantly cleaning every jump and berm on the trail. Enjoy.



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East Side Adventure with Bryn Atkinson and Jill Kintner - Video
26 Jan 2016
Views: 16,760    Faves: 109    Comments: 4


HOME // Episode 2: East Side Adventure with Bryn Atkinson and Jill Kintner


Episode 2: Jill and Bryn pack up the Sprinter for a weekend adventure to Washington's east side. The destination is Angels Staircase, a 23-mile trail that loops through the Methow Valley and climbs more than 5,000 vertical feet. Topping out at just over 8,000 feet, it's the highest singletrack in the state and has the extraordinary views to prove it. This being a "relaxing" weekend and all, the two opt for a smaller loop around Eagle Lakes before returning to the van for some much-deserved tacos and camp vibes.

Series Description:Home” is a term that has a very solid meaning, yet the concept itself has a very loose structure. Home is a place. Home is people. Home is a trail. Bryn Atkinson and Jill Kintner recently moved to Bellingham, Washington, where all of these aspects converge into a community that matches their own passion for riding. Some things about their new locale might take some getting used to - like 34-plus inches of annual rainfall - but it’s all these elements together that make it what it is: home.

Continue the story in Freehub Magazine Issue 6.4. Pinkbike readers save 40% on subscriptions.

Feature Article from Freehub Magazine Issue 6.4.

Enjoying Angel s Staircase

Photos: Sam Saimo


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @Bryn-Atkinson / @jk33

Northern BC’s Bike-Powered Renaissance - Video
12 Jan 2016
Views: 11,088    Faves: 107    Comments: 11


The recipe for a good party is pretty simple: good people. Any time there’s a group of quality human beings, good times are likely to ensue. When mountain biking is added to that mix, not to mention a week-long road trip through Northern British Columbia, it’s one hell of a party. The idea was to explore some of the province’s small towns that are aiming to revitalize their tourism industries and specifically working with mountain bikers to make this happen.

Kelli Sherbinin of Endless Biking crosses a creek on the way to Cronin Pass outside of Smithers BC. Photo John Wellburn

Kelli Sherbinin of Endless Biking crosses a creek on the way to Cronin Pass outside of Smithers, BC. Photo: John Wellburn


The results have been impressive thanks to the effort the small towns of Prince George, Fort St. James, Terrace, Smithers and Burns Lake have put into their surrounding trails. The seed has been planted and all of these areas have become home to riding that rivals many of the well-known meccas in the province, with more on the way. The only thing left now is for everyone else to realize it.

The crew takes a short break to take in the views on the way to Cronin Pass. Photo John Wellburn

The crew takes a short break to take in the views on the way to Cronin Pass. Photo: John Wellburn


Continue the story in Freehub Magazine Issue 6.4. Pinkbike readers save 40% on subscriptions.



MENTIONS: @FreehubMag

Home: Episode One, Bryn Atkinson - Video
28 Dec 2015
Views: 20,391    Faves: 153    Comments: 16

“Home” is a term that has a very solid meaning, yet the concept itself has a very loose structure. Home is a place. Home is people. Home is a trail. Bryn Atkinson and Jill Kintner recently moved to Bellingham, Washington, where all of these aspects converge into a community that matches their own passion for riding, which is where this new video series from the guys at Feehub Magazine begins. Some things about their new locale might take some getting used to, especially for an Australian like Bryn (like 34-plus inches of annual rainfall), but it’s all these elements together that make home what it is.


MENTIONS: @FreehubMag / @Maxxis / @norcobicycles


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