Nigel Chen
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RIDER: BLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN STREET TRIALS AND MOUNTAIN BIKING

We have seen the likes of Danny McAskill and Chris Akrigg bringing bike trials and street trials to the next level of exposure on social media. Always a blast to watch their latest video edits. But, did you know that there’s a handful of such warriors amongst us too? Many of these riders had since moved on from riding solely on their trial bikes to mountain bikes. Nigel Chen is one such warrior who has been enjoying his riding time both on the streets and off-road trails with a beautiful mix of mountain bike and street trials styles. Bikezilla sought some advice from the man.
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DESTINATION: HOW TO PACK YOUR BIKE FOR A TRIP

DESTINATION: HOW TO PACK YOUR BIKE FOR A TRIP ONE WAY (OUT OF 101 OTHERS OUT THERE) TO PACK YOUR BIKE AND A PICK-WHAT-YOU-NEED LIST OF WHAT YOU MIGHT WANNA PACK…
Muang Chiang Mai Stadium BMX Park Bikezilla
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REBUILDING FOR THE RIDERS

While street riders are perfectly adept at living off street features, there would always be this longing for a “true home base”. A place for events, gatherings and regular practice sessions. Not all BMX riders are park riders, but it is always good practice to spend some time at the BMX park. Added that there are rails and boxes that allows for more dedicated training as compared to random street features, a BMX Park would greatly help to get new riders up to speed and experienced riders rise to their next levels. Sadly, this “home base” event ground was not in its best condition. “Let’s rebuild this BMX Park.”
Jefni Amat bike tour to Thailand
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RIDER: HAVE BIKE WILL TRAVEL

It was a weekday afternoon when I met Jefni. What got my attention was the sticker on his 12 year-old Diamond Back mountain bike. There was a sticker made up of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand country flags. I got curious and walked over to ask the owner did he pasted those stickers on the bike because he cycled to these places. He smiled and told me he toured to Thailand with this bike. I was impressed.

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NEWS: UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP AT LOUSÃ

Marine Cabirou produced a dominant performance to claim victory at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Lousã on Sunday, 1st november 2020 while Great Britain’s Matt Walker took the overall title in the men’s race despite Loïc Bruni returning to winning ways.
Murray Loubser
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RIDER: MURRAY LOUBSER’S SHAPES IN THE CITY

Murray Loubser is a BMX Street sensation in his native South Africa and he has combined with his mentor – former rider and Red Bull Photographer Wayne Reiche – to create a hypnotic Cape Town video with ‘Shapes in the City’.
Stumpjumper 2021 Bikezilla
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ED NOTE: COMPLETING THE ULTIMATE

The Ultimate Trail Bike has to be the best flow finder, and the best gnarl slayer. How do we achieve that? How about TWO bikes? A dynamic duo designed to complement each other, ready to tackle just about every type of trails out there.
Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 2021
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ED NOTE: ARE WE LOOKING AT A TRULY ULTIMATE TRAIL BIKE?

With more than 10 First Ride or Review articles floating around the internet at press time, there is no additional value-add if we publish a copy-and-paste article about this very hyped up new rig from Specialized. Instead, our ed thought it would be good to tell you why you should be putting your money on this one. (This is not a sales pitch, it’s what he feels as a mountain biker.)

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Val holl
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RIDER: RISING STAR VALENTINA “VALI” HÖLL

Valentina ‘Vali’ Höll is looking forward to the start of the shortened 2020 race calendar. The Austrian will start her season in the Downhill race at the Crankworx World Tour in Innsbruck on October 4 before turning her attention to the World Championships in her home country resort of Leogang between October 7-11.
Rebecca Rusch
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CULTURE MOVERS: PHOTOGRAPHING A 1000-MILE ENDURANCE BIKE RIDE

Red Bull athlete Rebecca Rusch recently became the first cyclist to ride, straight through, the entire Arkansas High Country Route, a new 1,041-mile bike trail across the state. She covered the distance in a new fastest-known-time (FKT) of 8 days, 3 hours and 33 minutes. On hand to document her achievement photographically was internationally renowned adventure photographer Corey Rich, who brought along his talented assistant Bligh Gillies. We sat down with them to pick their brains about what goes into photographing such a challenging project.