Category: Life in the Koots

Matt Beer

Posted on January 20, 2012 by NRG

Matt rode for NRG in 2011. We wish him the best of luck in the 2012 season.

Merry Christmas eh

Posted on December 23, 2011 by NRG

Tom van Steenbergen and Jeremy Weiss

Posted on December 10, 2011 by NRG

Chromag Rider Scott Wink Grant “It’s about Time”

Posted on December 2, 2011 by NRG

Wink has been riding for Chromag for two years now, and has spent the last few months putting in work for this video part. It’s called “About Time” because it’s about time he put out a proper web edit. Wink has a unique riding style and a unique approach to filming, hope you enjoy it!

Inside Hope Technology

Posted on November 26, 2011 by NRG

Have a look at the inner workings of Hope Technology in this great factory tour video from MTBcut.

Evan Schwartz – Ride the Fall

Posted on November 18, 2011 by NRG

Winter is coming to the Kootenay’s

Posted on November 16, 2011 by NRG


Remembrance day brought possibly the last day of trail riding here in the Kootenays. By the time we had climbed to the top of the Paper Bag it was snowing heavily and there was already 3-4 inches of snow from earlier in the week. Bundled up we dropped in to great (all be it snowy) condition to the valley floor. Snowed the rest of the day and into the next day. Seemed like it was as good as time as any to try out the Pugsley on one of our lower level trails that follows a creek for several km’s. Dropped the PSI to 8 and threw it into Granny and had blast. Looking forward to shredding pow but was great to keep the riding season alive.

Fall is in the Air

Posted on October 13, 2011 by NRG

Looking west from deck at headquarters.

Chromag Rider Jinya Nishiwaki

Posted on October 7, 2011 by NRG

Check out this great footage of Jinya shredding on a Chromag hardtail!

Triple Crown 2012

Posted on September 30, 2011 by NRG

This last weekend we held our annual Triple Crown event. It hosts three of our in town classics. The stats work out something like 60km distance with an elevation ascent and descent of 8200′. The day started of early with warm temps but with the prospect of rain. Luckily for the 57 starters there was just a small amount of precip on the first leg.


Riders en route to the first leg. Powerslave


Dropping into at the Cabins entrance.

Feed station delights.


Leeroy Brown shutting down the party!