Fat bikes were once the FAD toy for every occasion – beachfront cruising, cafe crawls, off road trails, sandy stretches, post rain muddy fields. We are seeing fewer of them around lately. Amongst us, there’s still a group of diehard fans for these wide-track rigs. We met the guys from Foreknow Fat Bike Club.
We have always dreamt of a hardy bike that is easy on maintenance, competently enjoyable at any type of trails wherever we travel and possessing timeless killa good looks that makes us look good all the time. (Ed: Sounds like a dream any mountain biker would have … ) The addition of the Ohlins RFX36 M2 Air Fork and the TTX22M Coil shock to one of our project bikes could be the final piece to fulfil this dream.
British slopestyle rider Matt Jones has attempted to tear up the mountain bike rulebook in his first Red Bull TV Series Design & Conquer.
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 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…
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.”
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.
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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.