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.
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 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’.
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.
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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.)
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.
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.
Polygon Bikes has come a long way. From offering the best-value deals packed with sought-after components to gathering a world-class race and freeride team, their spirit to make their mark in the lucrative and respectable mountain biking world is definitely commendable. A couple of hits and misses and years later, the Siskiu series was born. Following the tradition of value-for-money packages, the Siskiu trail bikes continue to attract many segments of mountain bikers – from beginners to seasoned riders. Here’s a first look at these new additions to the stable.
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European XCM Champion Tiago Ferreira undertook an amazing 17,753 meters of positive difference in just 24 hours on his mountain bike to make a Double Everest ascent and claim a possible world record.
CLIF CRANKWORX SUMMER SERIES LAUNCHES THIS WEEK, BRINGING TOGETHER SOME OF THE BEST OF B.C.’S WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN ICONIC DESTINATIONS WITHIN THE PROVINCE