Long-term relationships and sports don't often go hand in hand, but this year marks the 10-year anniversary for both Matt Hunter and Darren Berrecloth with Specialized Bicycles. Hunter and Berrecloth are responsible for some of the most progressive freeriding the sport has seen recently and Specialized has been proud to be there nearly every step of the way.
For our part, we at Bike are proud to have been able to showcase both Hunter and Claw’s countless exploits over the years. It was gratifying to see all those covers of past Bike issues within this video. Thanks for the shout-out, guys.
To celebrate their decade aboard Specialized bikes, Matt and Darren have teamed up with legendary photographer Sterling Lorence to capture more of the iconic imagery which has established them at the top of the freeride world.
"Being a part of the best company in the bike business has been an absolute dream," proclaimed Berrecloth. "Having such an awesome team behind me that takes in my feedback and welcomes collaboration on projects has been unreal," he continued. "It’s pretty crazy to be with a company like Specialized and see the evolution of products over 10 years –it all sort of seems to just fly by, yet when you sit back and think about it, it’s truly nothing short of amazing."
"Pretty Good for 10-Year Olds" follows the pair as they trek around the freeride playground that is British Columbia. The collaboration between Hunter, Berrecloth and Lorence has accounted for some of the most recognizable imagery in mountain biking and this round is sure to deliver more of the same. The three searched for unique and impressive terrain where Hunter and Berrecloth were able to display the skills for which they've become so well known.
"It's really hard to believe it's been 10 years!" exclaimed Hunter. "I think there is an old saying that goes something like 'Time flies when you’re having fun… riding the best trails in the world… on the best bikes.’ Or at least I think it goes something like that," Hunter joked. "Anyway, a big thanks to everyone at Specialized for such an epic journey."