Rainfall couldn’t keep the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle contest from going off, with competitors throwing down as if they’d never heard the word “rain” in their lives.
Kali has released their new Maya all-mountain helmet. It's a deep-coverage lid with both camera and light mounts, as well as a moto-inspired adjustable visor. It'll retail for $99 and come in white, black, and enduro blue. As a bonus they also put together an edit with Jeff Kendall-Weed.
Marcelo Gutierrez took the win in his home town of Manizales on a course that started with a fast descent and ended with a brutal pedaling section.
The Aptos Post Office jumps have given countless riders a spot to progress, but they are set to be plowed soon. This edit features R-dog, Brandon Semenuk, Alex Reveles, Connor Gallart, Kyle Jameson, Logan Peat, Jeff Herbertson, Greg Watts, Jackson Goldstone and Ryan Nyquist getting in a session at the legendary trails.
There's only so much he can cram into a 5 minute episode, so here in all its glory is the best of trail ninja – the fails, falls, out-takes and nonsense that was just too close to the edge of sanity to include in the series.
Pivot's Mach 6 falls squarely in the busting-at-the-seams all-mountain segment, sporting a head angle of 66.5˚ and 160 millimeters of travel. The Arizona brand worked with suspension-whisperer Dave Weagle to create a bike that we found to be fond of high-speed descents but also quite efficient on climbs. But of course, these days there are lots of bikes that match that description. Check out the video to see if Pivot's Mach 6 stands out amongst the crowd.
Hop on board for some POV with Marcelo Gutierrez as he narrates an urban DH run. No hablas Español? You’ll just have to enjoy the high-speed footage sans-narration.
Rocky Mountain's Thunderbolt proved itself as one of the most capable trail bikes in this year's Bible of Bike. A couple of our testers even pegged it as the most fun of all 36 bikes. Check out the Roundtable Reel review video to see why.
After a huge crash at Crankworx left him with a potentially career-ending injury, Martin Soderstrom was faced with a long recovery before he could get back on his bike. This is the story of his comeback, with footage of him looking plenty fast on a trail bike. Make sure to watch to the end to see Martin take another crack the trick that caused his massive injury.