Video: ZERO TO SIXTY | Ryan Howard and Kyle Strait

Aug 9, 2015
by SRAM  
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Honesty. It’s hard to find in athletes and their interviews sometimes, and is often hard to find in competition in general. But the podium at Crankworx Whistler’s Dual Speed and Style was a master-class in honesty with McCaul, Strait and Howard.

Strait earned the top of the box in qualifying, perhaps no surprise for last year’s champ and the dude who has been helping shape this genre since before it had a name. No one wanted this win more than the one-and-only, two-time Rampage winner.

Video ZERO TO SIXTY Ryan Howard amp Kyle Strait
Video ZERO TO SIXTY Ryan Howard amp Kyle Strait

Ryan Howard. That “I’m just going to try and have fun out there” line in athlete interviews has become a boring cliché. R-Dog, though…R-Dog makes you believe in fun every time he gets on his bike. If you can’t see the pure, fun - pure magic - in R-Dog’s riding, it might be time for you to get some new glasses.

Video ZERO TO SIXTY Ryan Howard amp Kyle Strait
Video ZERO TO SIXTY Ryan Howard amp Kyle Strait

Video ZERO TO SIXTY Ryan Howard amp Kyle Strait

It was Tyler McCaul, however, who took top honors in Whistler. T-Mac won with style and grace, showing as much panache in sportsmanship as he did in steeze.

Podiums aren't always honest, but this one was. Absolutely. Completely. And that makes the happiness and heartache, fun and photos and celebration all that much more meaningful.

Video by: Mind Spark Cinema / @mindspark
Photos by: Adrian Marcoux / @amarcouxphotos & Victor Lucas
Words by: Joe Parkin


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24 Comments

  • 47 1
 Straight-shooting. Pew Pew. So good.
  • 14 0
 Holy crap. Lyle absolutely destroyed that berm @ :49. Amazed
  • 6 2
 I know everyone wants a break from the electronic dubstep filled edits, but who would have thought of this song for an mtb video?
  • 2 0
 What is this song?
  • 9 0
 darude- sandstorm
  • 1 0
 Drowning Pool- Bodies
  • 1 1
 I've been wanting to see someone launch an off-axis 360 in slo-mo for what seems like years.

0:12 finally scratched that itch. It totally makes sense now. Can't wait to give it a shot.
  • 2 0
 www.pinkbike.com/video/402210
Same rider, same camera I believe (Mindspark Cinema)... but believe it or not this one's EVEN better.
  • 1 0
 Thanks!
  • 3 0
 R-Dog has so much style!
  • 1 0
 Did anyone else's brain turn inside out at 0:30?

Like watching one of those optical illusion GIFs, mind = blown.
  • 2 1
 corners at the speed of sound!
  • 1 0
 Hello Giuseppe Smile
  • 1 0
 hello daniele Wink
  • 1 0
 Bernard Kerr must have been stoked as haha
  • 1 0
 what helmet is Ryan Howard wearing? I know its a Bell. maybe a Full 9??
  • 2 0
 Shooter McGavin!
  • 1 0
 Why no footage of Tmac? Because he doesnt ride SRAM? WTF PB
  • 1 0
 what bike is strait on?
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure it's a Commencal Meta 4x, which sadly isn't made anymore.. (At least to my knowledge.)
  • 1 0
 Meta4x was my favourite ever steed. He should be sponsored by Santa Cruz though really- cos it was a yellow Blur!
  • 1 0
 damn, looks like a sick ride..... wouldnt mind another small travel steed!
  • 1 0
 Steezeberries.
  • 1 0
 26' rules xd

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