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Oz Gravity Sports Hall of Fame Award Announced.

14 November 2014 / Posted by Brett Phillips

So the votes were cast and counted from around the nation and GBHQ is very pleased to announce the winner of inaugural Australian Gravity Sports Hall of Fame Award. On Thursday 13th of November at the Seaview Hotel in Sandgate, Andrew "Sakamoto" Smith was recognised for his tireless contribution to…
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Goodbye Marcus!

15 August 2011 / Posted by Brett Phillips

Images: Sourced from various sites with thanks! GBHQ would like to take the time to acknowledge the president of the IGSA (International Gravity Sports Association) Marcus Rietema for his tireless contribution and support of Gravity Bikes over the past 15 years! Marcus has recently become a father and has decided…
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The Godfather of Gravity

27 January 2011 / Posted by Brett Phillips

Image: Courtesy of Fortune Hanebrink, circa 2010 For those of you old enough to remember, Mr Dan Hanebrink is not only a six-time MTB National Class Champion and a NASA aerospace engineer, he just happens to be one of the most influential figures in the history of Gravity Bike development.…
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150mph on a bike?!

10 November 2010 / Posted by Brett Phillips

Images: Courtesy of Jalopnik, Circa 1979 A photo of a strange Porsche 935 with a unique bicycle posted here set the Porschephiles at PorschePurist.com searching for an explanation. Here's their story of Jean Claude Rude and his pursuit of the world bicycle speed record. — Ed. of Jalopnik. 150 mph…
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Alb the invincible!

6 September 2010 / Posted by Brett Phillips

Images: Courtesy of Rocío Manceras, Malaga Spain. Circa 2010. When it comes to our Gravity Bike friends in Spain, there's no shortage of passion or energy that's for sure! They have equal measures of both. Combine this with some of the craziest hills in the world and you have a recipe…
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Dwight Garland interview

16 August 2010 / Posted by Brett Phillips

Image: Courtesy of Darren Lott, Gravity Publishing, Circa 1999. Sophomore Hill Buttboard Classic  For those of you who appreciate the history of things and those riders that helped pioneer Gravity Bike racing, you will dig our interview with Guiness World Record Holder, Dwight 'Snarlin' Garland.  Snarlin was riding and racing before…
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Hanbrink Faired Gravity Bike

19 June 2010 / Posted by Scotty Wyman

US legend Dan Hanbrinks Faired Bike broken down.Trikes 
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Hutch HPV Superbike

23 May 2010 / Posted by Brett Phillips

Courtesy of BMX Museum & Ride the Machine Yeah we know, its not technically a Gravity Bike, but this is just magic..  "Hutch teamed up with downhill BMX racer Dan Hanebrink in the late eighties and decided to take a tangent from their legendary line of BMX trick bikes such…
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