Video: Adam Craig Building & Riding Backcountry Trails on the Giant Trance X

Sep 17, 2020
by Mike Kazimer  

bigquotesGiant ambassador Adam Craig has traveled the world to race and ride his mountain bike, but some of his favorite trails are right in his backyard.

These days he spends much of his time building and maintaining trails in Oregon with the U.S. Forest Service and Trans Cascadia. It’s hard work, but Adam will tell you there’s no greater reward than sampling the goods—especially when he gets to do it on his new Trance X Advanced Pro 29.



22 Comments

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 Just moved to the area and have loved exploring these trails. Hopefully the OCC stays out of harms way with the current fires. Anyone know what trails the riding is on? Specifically around the 3:12 mark?
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 Crossing my fingers on the fires right now as well..a few good ones have taken hits, (Umpqua, several parts of the Oregon Timber route [Fremont & Ollallie area], and a few other cool tracks) but overall seems we are getting lucky? Lighting & wind tonight, so we will see. I think the 3:12 mark is Grasshopper.
Aside from the trails, so hard to watch so many folks loosing their homes...brutal work, this 2020 thing.
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 @dorkboat2004: Seems like the fires skipped Ollalie, do you know if there's trail damage?
  • 1 0
 @briceps: I think we are talking different Ollalies (thankfully). The sections approaching Ollalie Lk near Mt Jefferson/Breitnebush are burning. The Ollalie trail near O'Leary is not. Smile
  • 1 0
 @dorkboat2004: Ohhhh I follow now. That area up there looks amazing and it's so sad it's burning. My wife talks about the Ollalie Butte hike like it's magical.
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 @dorkboat2004: also any idea what the trail is at 4:15?
  • 3 0
 Adam Craig is a great guy. Had a chance to hang with him for a bit during a TransCascadia event - hard working, always smiling, fun to ride with, and shreds hard. Thanks Adam and all the rest of you Oregon builders!
  • 2 0
 would love to work with this dude. fires or not, trails will be there, if people show up to put in work. however, these fires fucking suck.
  • 1 0
 hoping these survive fire too, been hearing about the cascade crest something or other trails and they're sounding trip-worthy too
  • 2 0
 Fires can also open up opportunities for rad trails. I am not saying that is always the case and I would obviously prefer no fires, but there have been some beautiful and unique trails built after fires.
  • 1 0
 @HB208: Yeah? I'll take your word for it, but I'd like to experience a "before" too... The only experience I have with fires on trails is the Greenwater WA stuff, and recent fires killed them (what was left of them after the CDC enduro, that is LOL)
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 @owl-X: Yeah, 100% prefer no fires haha.
  • 3 0
 been brutal, probably all in ashes by now. Suck.
  • 3 0
 Class act. Keep up the good work!
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 An absolute legend and has been successful in every discipline of bike racing. Sick!!!
  • 3 0
 Adam you’re not only a great ambassador for MTB but for Oregon as well!!
  • 2 0
 I came here to ask the same question. maybe cascade crest?
  • 3 0
 Wow how ironic
  • 2 0
 Good build skills, drainage is key!
  • 1 0
 I met Adam at Trans Provence. Rad guy, skiing in winter , bikes in summer. Good call! All the best from Sweden
  • 2 0
 F yeah Adam! So sick. Keep it up dude!!
  • 1 0
 Adam Craig looks like Bon Scott.

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