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Photo Report: Day 2 DH Randoms - Crankworx Whistler 2023

Jul 22, 2023 at 23:34
by Cameron Mackenzie  




Logistics thats the name of the game here. With one lift out of action the village full of fans and pits miles from anywhere there s a lot to figure out even before you get to the start gate.
Logistics, that's the name of the game here. With one lift out of action, the village full of fans, and pits miles from anywhere, there's a lot to figure out even before you get to the start gate.

With the bottom of this track finishing high up on the slopes of Creekside many mechanics and riders are having to improvise.
With the bottom of this track finishing high up on the slopes of Creekside, many mechanics and riders are having to improvise.

It s not going to be enough.
It's not going to be enough!

Blenki s Crestline getting a quick tear down.
Blenki's Crestline getting a quick teardown.

Tuhoto s prototype Mondraker sitting idle this morning. Spot what you can.
Tuhoto's prototype Mondraker sitting idle this morning. Spot what you can.

No bolts are left uncheck in the Yeti pits.
No bolts are left unchecked in the Yeti pits.

Is that a mullet link in the back of Norco Range
Is that a mullet link in the back of Norco Range?

Kyle Strait s latest Vitus rig getting some SRAM lovin this morning.
Kyle Strait's latest Vitus rig getting some SRAM lovin' this morning.

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Racing at home looks a bit different for Finn. No big semi s here.
Racing at home looks a bit different for Finn. No big semi's here.

I thought hardline was last week
I thought Hardline was last week?

Kirk McDowall looks right at home on that new Norco prototype.
Kirk McDowall looks right at home on that new Norco prototype.

It doesn t get more BC than this.
It doesn't get more BC than this.

Big jumps no worries for Richie.
Big jumps, no worries for Richie.

Dante Silva s will be hungry for a good result here looking to continue his momentum leading into World Champs.
Dante Silva will be hungry for a good result here, looking to continue his momentum leading into World Champs.

You know the track is no joke when Crankworx have to have a helicopter on standby for the whole race in case of an evac.
You know the track is gnarly when Crankworx has to have a helicopter on standby for the whole race in case of an evac.

Shes unforgiving out here.
Shes unforgiving out here.

A fresh cut rail no rain for a few weeks and a couple and hundred riders. She ll be right.
A fresh-cut rail, no rain for a few weeks, and a couple hundred riders. She'll be right.

It s impressive the way the trail crew have incorporated iconic BC style rock rolls into the track.
It's impressive the way the trail crew have incorporated iconic BC style rock rolls into the track.

Bas van Steenbergen
A tough day in the office for Bas, pulling up 20th behind a stack of seasoned DH pros.

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Gracey Hemstreet was out and about watching and supporting today whilst still recovering from her crash at National Champs.
Gracey Hemstreet was out and about, watching and supporting today whilst still recovering from her crash at National Champs.

Finn Illes has been on fire this weekend really making this track his own.
Finn Illes has been on fire this weekend, really making this track his own.

Mark Wallace completed the all-canadian front row lockout here in seeding squaring it off in 3rd.
Mark Wallace completed the all-Canadian front row lockout here in seeding, squaring it off in 3rd.

Joy Attalla made short work of the slab.
Joy Attalla made short work of the slab.

The track is unforgiving and the spotty light mixed with all the rocks hiding beneath the dust is creating a hard time for the riders.
The track is unforgiving, and the spotty light mixed with all the rocks hiding beneath the dust is creating a hard time for the riders.

The young Aussie Ellie Smith s looking at home in the dust rounding out the top five women.
The young Aussie Ellie Smith is looking at home in the dust, rounding out the top five women.

Vali Hoel s the one to watch coming into tomorrow s final having seeded fastest today by a huge 21 seconds over Miranda Miller.
Vali Höll is the one to watch coming into tomorrow's final, having seeded fastest today by a huge 21 seconds over Miranda Miller.

Mick Hannah seeded sixth just one spot ahead of his teammate Richie Rude.
Mick Hannah seeded sixth, just one spot ahead of his teammate, Richie Rude.

Jackson Frew s been right in touch throughout the last few Crankworx stops and will be hungry to repeat the success he saw in Cairns.
Jackson Frew's been right in touch throughout the last few Crankworx stops, and will be hungry to repeat the success he saw in Cairns.

Even the chill parts of this course offer no let up.
Even the chill parts of this course offer no let up.

There s been a the odd bit of new SRAM tech floating around the pits with these mysterious calipers hanging on Tegan Cruz s e-bike.
There's been an odd bit of new SRAM tech floating around the pits, with these mysterious calipers hanging on Tegan Cruz's e-bike.

A quick spoke check for Louise Ferguson a lot of abuse here today.
A quick spoke check for Louise Ferguson a lot of abuse here today.

Come tomorrow these woods are going to lined with mad Canuks.
Come tomorrow, these woods are going to lined with mad Canuks.

Steep and deep.
Steep and deep.

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This rock garden is no joke. Thankfully the looks to be holding off until Monday.

Allan Cooke took a huge slam during his seeding run today but by all accounts seems ok and was able to roll across the line.
Allan Cooke took a huge slam during his seeding run today, but by all accounts seems ok and was able to roll across the line.

She s the National Champs for reason looking very much at home on this track.
She's the National Champs for reason, looking very much at home on this track.

Mark has roughly four seconds to find if he wants to push young gun Jake Jewett out of that second spot on Sunday.
Mark has roughly four seconds to find if he wants to push young gun Jake Jewett out of that second spot on Sunday.


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17 Comments
  • 49 0
 Ah yes, Heli on standby … take notes, UCI
  • 11 0
 RIP the tr11. You would think that the pro riders in the frame would have the new one by now
  • 3 0
 I was along side the track and heard someone with a very similar looking bike saying I need to skip the big drops of my bikes is going to break. I am wondering if it was the same person.
  • 4 0
 Good eye! Was going to ask for the ‘name and shame’. This is linked up to the recall they did, yay? Same spot?
  • 1 0
 @mfoga: Rumours that may be a Devinci issue...stress fractures at head tube.
  • 2 0
 According to the replacement process (they've been sending out update emails), they just received the parts on Friday and have started shipping them out. I rode my TR11 all day yesterday, but seeing this pic makes me pretty keen to get the new chainstay on there...
  • 1 0
 Suspect (hope) the rider was using the pre-recalled rear triangle (recall being for poor heat treating of chainstay welds, and this this failure looks to be directly related to it). From what I hear Transition is getting out replacement parts fast but people are also suppose to not use the bike until replaced - which of course wouldn’t stop most from doing so
  • 1 0
 @originalstraygoat: no it was definitely a transition in same color way.
  • 4 0
 Why is that new RS Vivid Air everywhere and nowhere at the same time? I've spotted it sparingly across pro riders, a couple of times in the hands of "testers" at the local trails, but haven't heard a peep about it otherwise. Is it anywhere near production? Kind of looks close to ready.
  • 1 0
 For reference, its the shock on Kyle Strait's bike that looks like a Float X2 with a meaty thick ol' stanchion
  • 1 0
 i heard from the uk distributers of rockshox that the new vivd will be launching by the end of the summer
  • 4 0
 Looks like that all that loam everyone was loving has turned into roots.
  • 2 0
 haha beefcake pic is unreal! Finn Iles is the best of us. Will you sell me that in hi res holy shit
No semis indeed…fully turgid.
  • 3 0
 No bolts are left unchecked in the Yeti pits.
oh the irony Big Grin
best caption for a guy checking pressure on the fork ;-)
  • 4 0
 Awesome photos
  • 2 0
 That's a lot of caption typos
  • 1 0
 Going to be pretty dn epic...







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