Mountain: Trek's C3 Project Cannot Be Stopped


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  • Semenuk and McCaul take Gold and Silver at the Claymore Challenge

(Northfield, NH; Waterloo, WI) The Claymore Challenge marks the third straight Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour in which Trek’s C3 Project riders Brandon Semenuk and Cam McCaul took 1st and 2nd place.

The legendary streak of wins began at Leogang, Austria’s 26 Trix where Cam McCaul took top honors with Brandon Semenuk finishing just a fraction of a point behind.

The following weekend, the pair traded podium spots after Semenuk showed massive style while descending a near 40-foot drop overlooking the Chatel Bike Park in Chatel, France.

Just two weeks later, the Trek-sponsored riders—both wielding custom-edition Trek slopestyle full suspension bikes—crossed the Atlantic Ocean and headed to Highland Mountain Bike Park for the second annual Claymore Challenge.

After the day’s point tally, Semenuk grabbed the highest honor, just .25 points away from McCaul, who won the event in 2009. Most significantly, while the two were so close in final standings, they were each 17 points ahead of the nearest competitor, leading everyone in the world to ask, “Can the C3 Project Be Stopped?”

About C3 Project: The C3 Project stands for competition, cinematics, and creativity, the three areas of focus for these non-traditional riders. Assembled in 2010, Trek’s C3 Project consists of 4 riders: Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Rene Wildhaber and Andrew Shandro. A dedicated website is forthcoming this season.

About the bikes: Semenuk and McCaul both compete on custom geometry slopestyle bikes manufactured in Waterloo, WI. While both bikes retain the core design philosophy of Trek’s full suspension bikes (ABP, Full Floater, EVO Link and E2), both are built from unique Alpha aluminum tubesets, designed to their exact geometry and travel specifications.