There has been an immense outpouring of grief and reaction on social media sites since the announcement of Smith's death

The mountain biking community is still absorbing the news of Stevie Smith’s untimely death. Smith died yesterday after a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Nanaimo in Canada. The former World Cup Champion was 26 years old.

The common theme has been to celebrate Smith’s personality as well as his sheer watchable rapidity and style on a bike. Smith was extremely likeable off the bike and very humble.

Here we gather some of the tributes to Stevie Smith from riders such as Loic Bruni, Gee Atherton and Sam Hill alongside reactions from photographers and others in the MTB industry.

No words. #longlivechainsaw

A post shared by margusriga (@margusriga) on

That infectious laughter and grin will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother ?? #LongLiveChainsaw

A post shared by Greg Minnaar (@gregminnaar) on

Keep it pinned up there my friend, your going to me sorely missed. #longlivechainsaw

A post shared by SAM HILL (@samhill13) on

RIP @steviesmithdh we had some good times and some really great races out of you! Sad day for downhilling ??

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And finally

Here’s a recent posting from Stevie Smith’s own Instagram account…