Winners Announced

For this year’s showdown each team had six weeks to film, edit and submit a two minute video in order to battle it out for a $9,000 prize purse chosen by Pinkbike users and also a panel of judges. Thanks to everyone that voted.

While Pinkbike users had the chance to vote and crown the peoples champion, our panel of judges that includes Devin Schmidt from Root One Productions, Mark Zealand from Hitcase and Long Nguyen Photography all worked together to crown the top three videos based on the riding, creativity, execution and overall wow factor.

With all that being said, the final three videos were in extremely tight running for placement. Massive respect to all the teams. These were epic vids that the riders were able to pull off using simply their iPhones and some creative out of the box filming techniques.

We’re stoked to finally announce the winners!


1st Place $4,000 & Pinkbike Viewers Choice $1,500 – Reno-Shoot’n Mount’n Bik’n Blues!
Score: 108 out of a possible 120
The Reno edit really was a complete package for us. Just a pleasure to watch. The story line was very creative and deserves high marks for production value. Very engaging with a wide variety of riding. Entertained us the whole way through.


2nd Place $2,500 – Postal Crew
Score: 98 out of a possible 120
Riding in this video is top shelf. Extremely technical and just an overall blaze of raw talent. This video combines brilliant camera techniques with in your face bangers. A lot of hard work went into this video and it shows.


3rd Place $1,000 – A Shovel’s Life
Score: 97 out of a possible 120
Very creative storyline using the shovel as the main character. Great use of lighting and angles throughout the video. And it’s of no surprise, they easily took the award for steeziest group of dudes in the competition.

That’s a wrap for this year’s Showdown! We want to give a huge thanks to all these insanely talented riders and of course the sponsors who made this showdown possible.

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Bangers 4 Benjamins : Week 3 Winners

Ryan Howard’s shot of his teammate’s Ray George and Kyle Jameson flowing for Monday’s Benjamins thanks to Smith Optics.

David Smith’s shot of John Hauer and Ben Cruz riding above life for Tuesday’s Benjamins thanks to VP Components.

Where’s Paul Bass? Find him in this maze of madness in Wednesday’s “Banger 4 Benjamins” thanks to Adidas.

Tyler McCaul bagged Thursday’s Benjamins with the steezer shot of his teammate Greg Watts thanks to Hitcase!

Carson Storch taking the last of the Benjamins with a 3 inward into the sunset thanks to X-Fusion Shox!!

This is how Michael Rogers hits it and just won the prize pack full of goods from X-Fusion Shox, Gravity Components, Adidas & Hitcase.

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Bangers 4 Benjamins : Week 2 Winners

Ryan Howards eye of the sky shot of Raymond George taking Mondays “Bangers 4 Benjamins” brought to you by Hitcase.

Paul Basagoitia and the Raptor Cam with Tuesday’s “Bangers 4 Benjamins” thanks to X-Fusion Shox.

The CP Gang throwing down for Wednesday’s “Bangers 4 Benjamins” brought to you by THE Industries.

Greg Watts shot of Alex Reveles taking Thursday’s “Bangers 4 Benjamins” thanks to Marin Bikes.

Carson Storchs photo of Eric Johnson throwing down some new tricks for Fridays “Bangers 4 Benjamins” thanks to Gravity Components.

This is how Jake Fox hits it for this weeks prize pack from E13 Components, Adidas, Smith Optics and Hitcase.

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Bangers 4 Benjamins : Week 1 Winners

The first “Bangers 4 Benjamin’s” shot is brought to you by Marin Bikes and goes to Tyler McCaul with this awesome Indian air shot of his teammate Greg Watts.

Tuesday’s “Bangers for Benjamins” is brought to you by Gravity Components and went to Casey Groves for this huge superman shot of his teammate Tom Vansteenbergen.

Wednesday’s “Bangers 4 Benjamins” brought to you by Smith Optics went to Carson Storch and Jamie Goldmans team with this sunset whip shot of Carson.

See if you can Spot John Hauer and Ben Cruz in Thursdays “Bangers 4 Benjamins” brought to you by VP Components.

Raymond George layin it down for Friday’s “Bangers 4 Benjamins” brought to you by Adidas.

This is how Chris Sambatt Hickey hits it and won himself the first prize pack from Gravity Components, Adidas, Smith Optics and Hitcase.

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New Format for 2013

For this years showdown we are changing things up by turning it into a video and photo contest that will be ran through Pinkbike and Instagram.

Each team will have a month and a half starting September 15, 2013 to film a short video that will go on pinkbike to be judged by users and also a panel of judges.

In the final three weeks of filming we will run a photo contest called “Bangers 4 Benjamins“ on instagram giving out $200 every weekday to the best uploaded photo on Instagram.

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2012 AT’s Showdown Results

The 4th annual AT’s Showdown is a wrap at the SF Bike Expo. Thank you everyone for supporting the event. It was another awesome show with riders traveling from all around the world. Many said it was the best course yet, and some were amazed by how the course could get better than the year before.

Finals Results:

1st= Brett Rheeder CAN
2nd= Anton Thelander SWE
3rd= Martin Soderstrom SWE
4th= Reece Wallace CAN
5th= Greg Watts USA
6th= Linus Sjohlm SWE

T.H.E Best Trick Result:

Anthony Messere CAN

In case you missed the event, Check out Pinkbike for the full coverage of the AT’s Showdown or click on the links below.

Practice Day 1 Coverage
Practice Video

Finals Coverage
Riders Bike Check
Finals Video

Best Trick
Best Trick Video

Thank you Ian Hylands, Paris Gore, and Allout Productions for the coverage.

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Full Throttle

The Showdown is just around the corner. This morning when we showed up on site we new still had a lot of work to do. We wasted no time and cranked at it all day. We had a little set back with the weather and some tractor issues but we didn’t let that slow us down. Thankfully we had some extra help today. With out them we would have not been able to complete the course.

We still have a lot of work for tomorrow but can’t wait to see all the riders start riding tomorrow.

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Long Nguyen= http://instagram.com/LNphots
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Shane Card= http://instagram.com/shanecard

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In to the night

It was another long day of building but it was a good day. We were able to get the step on and step of features set in to place and the first two landings shaped and car packed. Even though we lost the light we all worked a few hours in to the night. The Showdown is just around the corner and we are focused.

Stay tune for more updates and images tomorrow.

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Coming Together

It was another long day of building today, but things are starting to come together. The landing and containers are set with the jumps expected to moved in to place tomorrow. “We still have a lot of to do but things are looking good”, said Andrew Taylor.

Everyone is hard at work with the goal to finish everything in the next few days. Keep checking back for daily updates and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates.

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Greg Watts= gregowbrian
Long Nguyen= LNphots
Ride SFO= ridesfo
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AT’s Showdown Course build update

Only 5 more days till the AT’s Showdown and course building has begun. Dirt was being hauled in all day and the first drop features are set in place. Everything is moving along and we are just as stoked as you are. Stay tune for more updates. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates.

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