At the peak of his career, world-renowned trials rider, Martyn Ashton, suffered an accident that paralyzed him. Ashton had been working on his ultimate movie, Road Bike Party 2, which now seemed as if it would never be finished. Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg, Ashton’s competitors and friends, have stepped up to finish the movie, which debuts today. Check it out here.
Just when you thought trials riding was impressive, but not terribly relevant to actually getting out and riding trails, Chris Akrigg comes out with this video that shows just how much better your daily ride could be if you had half of the man's skills. A very cool video.
Steve Peat along with #allthelads take you own a flat-out run down the 2013 Hafjell world cup track.
Rocky Mountain's athletes enjoy traveling all over the world to ride their bikes in unique, beautiful locations, but sometimes there's something to be said for staying home--or at least staying on your home trails. This is a "stay cation" that most of us would kill to do.
It's been ages since Manitou had a fork that could go toe-to-toe with anything from Fox, RockShox or Marzocchi. That's changed now with the debut of the Mattoc--a fork that borrows DH technology from the famed Dorado and squeezes it into a lightweight, single-crown package.
This short film by Liam Mullany explores the family history of Bas and Tom van Steenbergen, touches on how the brothers' sibling rivalry has shaped them into the riders they are today, and showcases their diverse skills as riders.
Fall is coming. Heck, it might even be here already if you happen to reside somewhere outside the sun belt. And what comes next? If you live in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula (“the UP”), the answer is snow. Lots and lots of snow. That, however, doesn’t stop the riders up in Marquette from riding....
What is the meaning of mountain biking? Why do we ride? In this third chapter, we return to our backyard in Sonoma County and meet Vanessa Hauswald, a former Petaluma English teacher now serving as the Executive Director of the Norcal League.
Famous for his infectious laugh and outgoing personality, Josh Bryceland is one of the new guard in Downhill, keeping thing's fun and fresh, whilst still knowing when to turn it on for race day. Check out Episode 5 of This is Peaty, as Ratboy takes you on a tour from Mt St Anne to Drift Car Racing and an adventure out to Crankworx Whistler!
Join Cam McCaul and friends as they explore the South Island of New Zealand on the ultimate mountain biking road trip. After the Teva Slopestyle bike contest in Queenstown, Cam and pros Sam Pilgrim, Chad Kagy, Kelly McGarry, and Kurt Sorge hit the road in search of epic terrain from burly singletrack and concrete bowls to massive backcountry hips.
It was an idea that, just like the rest of them, was spawned during an un-eventful evening. And, like most ideas, sat in the back of our mind, waiting for the right time to emerge. Before any of us knew it, April rolled around and we found ourselves hurriedly packing bikes and kit, ready to travel to the most un-likely of biking destinations, El Salvador.
Scott Markewitz has more mountain biking covers to his credit than any photographer alive and is always a threat in any kind of contest involving F-stops and action. This is the final entry from the 2013 Deep Summer Challenge and it was one of the most hooted and hollered for slideshows at the contest. Enjoy.
This lightweight hardtail race whip will force any rider to go faster, yet it pulls few punches in the fun department.
Just in case you didn't happen to hop, skip and jump your way around the globe to catch the World Championships in South Africa, here's a full replay of the men's and women's downhill finals in Pietermaritzburg.
Greg Minnaar recently said that he only had one chance in his life to win the World Championships on his home turf and yesterday, Minnaar did just that. Check out his expression on the podium--it's the kind of thing that makes grown men weepy.
The Camber has flown a bit under the radar since its debut a few years back, but that should change. For starters, it's a damn good bike. For 2014, the Camber line finally gets Specialized's full-zoot treatment: a pimped out, carbon S-Works version as well as a more aggressive "EVO" model. This video tells the story.
Brandon Semenuk and the crew head to Whistler for opening weekend, putting in fun sessions on the trails and in the Air Dome. Watch as Intern loses a bet and is forced to don the bear suit and wander into line-drive golf shots on the driving range.