Friday, September 30, 2011

Frisco Bike Park

Colorado has City built bike parks on lock-down. The second such park just opened. It features lots of jumps, trails, a pump track and is all City funded-rider built. This is the model for succesful bike parks.

Monday, September 26, 2011

dirtwest hotlaps

The dirtwest hotlaps series continues. This time around Derek follows Jordan down Whistler Bike Park. The trails featured in the video are Ninja Cougar and Fade to Black. The feature bike is the 2012 Norco Aurum 1 (watch for our bike-check soon). Special thanks to Norco for lending us the preproduction downhill bike!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

604 pump track

It has been a while since We've posted about the 604. I dropped by to take a photo of the track today. Here it is:
604 pump track 9/25/2011
The track has seen quite a change since last February
604 pump track 2/11/2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dave Thompson

We've posted about Dave Thompson before. If you haven't seen him ride, do so now.
With so many insane clips in this edit. Dave clearly rides on another level.

Silvia Films

Mark sent this one over:

This video was made by a couple of guys called Karl and Matt. I know nothing about them, except that they make really great videos and ride super well. Check out their site here. This edit was shot in Kamloops and showcases top level riding, filming, and editing.

Watch this now:

Silvia - Karl and Matty on

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NSMBA twoonie race

Andrew from NSMBA sent this one over:
"NSMBA Presents The Last Toonie Race of 2011

    The North Shore Mountain Bike Association and the North Shore Bike Shop present their fourth and final Toonie Bike Race for the 2011 series.    Cap your summer off September 17th with a fun event on Fromme.  It's going to be an 80's themed costume race with totally tubular and bodacious prizes.


We at dirtwest are big fans of Video Marsh. The creative Canadian video director is back again with a new music video. Their latest creation is for the experimental electronic artist: Caretaker for the track: I Feel As If I Might Be Vanishing.

Directed by Video Marsh
Cinematography and editing by Nic Brown

From the album An empty bliss beyond this World

Alta Vista

This was beamed over by Steven. Filmed at the Alta Vista Pump Track in Whistler.
I like everything about this video, Watch:
At the Pump Track on

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Danny Hart

The 2011 UCI Downhill world Championships went down this weekend in Champery Switzerland. Regular readers at Dirtwest will know we love 19 year-old Danny Hart's bucking wild riding style. This year he won the Championships by almost twelve seconds on the rain-drenched, super steep course. I must admit I am glad to see someone other than Aaron Gwin win a race. Our other favorite Downhill rider Brendan Fairclough took a handy 4th(just wait 'til his knee is fixed) Here's a pre race video from Dirt:

Watch Danny Hart's amazing run through some of the toughest conditions imaginable.