We've seen the racing, we've seen the action, but what happens away from the track? What makes a World Cup winner? Mike Parenteau documents the elements that came together on the day of July 29, 2012, a day that will live long in the memory of Brook MacDonald.
The CG Brigade is rolling out a new series of videos. Will they include scenes of men riding around in banana hammocks or in very little clothing? Yes. Will it make sense? No. Will there be great riding? Absolutely.
Ostensibly a promotional video for Avid brakes, this is simply a pretty cool video about Curtis Keene, the impact bikes have had on his life and, if you are not particularly into the transformative powers of the knobby tire, you can just geek out to some rad footage of Keene roosting around the red rock of Sedona. Good stuff.
Troy Lee Designs recently debuted their 2013 Summer/Fall Bike Collection. The full apparel line spans the spectrum from DH to cross-country and were designed with feedback from a who's who of the world's premier riders.
What's opening day at Whistler Bike Park like? As one rider summed it up, "It's better than Christmas." Well put. Here comes the new season.
All eyes were on the starting tower, when Brett Rheeder prepared for the last run of the day. Thus only the Canadian could grab the victory from Sam Pilgrim (GBR) who was leading at that stage.....
Check out this video. It's an excellent recap of all the action from Round 1 of the new Enduro World Series in Punta Ala and a good primer on what enduro racing is all about.
Watch this video and marvel that the second rider, Thibaut Daprela, is just 12, freaking years old. How fast will this kid be when he's the ripe old age of 17?
Brett Rheeder used to be just another kid ripping it up on his backyard slopestyle course. Today he's full-on freeride royalty. We rode along as he traveled to Trek to pick up his new bike, then on to Ray's Indoor Park to put it down.
Green River, Utah. Take a racer to the desert and he will still find a corner to rail. This trip was Yeti's first foray shooting with the highly anticipated and much hyped Red EPIC.
This is what a dialed-in practice run looks and sounds like from the point of view of Specialized rider Mike Montgomery.
Aaron Gwin has a big target on his back these days. Winning will do that for you. If this video is any indication, a lot of racers are going to have to get up real early in the morning to take this guy down.
This season of "Fabien Barel Presents" takes a new perspective, as Fab and his guest riders intimately sample not only the regional trails, but also the culture, the food, and the climate of diverse places like Sicily and Scotland.
"Perfect Space" - As the project gathers pace, Danny finds the perfect space to start building his lines. He takes some inspiration from the Athertons at Fort William and as the UK prepares to welcome the Olympics, Danny has the honor of carrying the torch through Glasgow.
The second season of This is Peaty rolls off with a bang, Rocky-style: cue the beards, the sweats, the pummeling of beef slabs of beef, the splitting of lumber...from a cinematic point of view, this clip is actually a marriage of both Rocky I and Rocky IV, but more to the point, it's just funny as hell. Good stuff here. Oh, and there's riding too.
After being the most successful male mountain biker of all time, and a rally car racing champion, Nico Vouilloz now embarks on the next phase of his competitive life: the first Enduro World Series.
China's exploding middle class has created an interesting side effect. Now that more people have cars, some of those people are using those cars to escape the cities and go mountain biking.
It's just around the corner--May 17th--the day Whistler Bike Park opens up for the season. Here's a fun video about what it takes to make that happen.
"There's just a start, a finish and the struggle in between...." So begins this short documentary on Rebecca Rusch's attempt to set a new record on the 142-mile long Kokopelli Trail. Despite injuries and broken lights, Rusch smashed the female record by an hour--completing the entire trek in just 13 hours and 32 minutes.
Can I do an enduro? Is enduro for me? What's the sport all about? Ross Schnell and Nat Ross give their take on the Enduro movement in general and why they're excited about the upcoming Big Mountain Enduro Series.