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.
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.
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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
Mountain bike slopestyle star Matt Jones could have took it easy during lockdown in his native Britain, but he decided to keep his groove on by building an amazing trick course and pit bike track in his own backyard.
Swedish slopestyle stars Emil Johansson and Martin Söderström have joined up for a six-part video series called ‘Ride With the Swedes” to shine a light on their country’s booming mountain bike scene and global exploits.
Bruno Hoffmann has undertaken some daredevil stunts in his time, but none as scary as his haunted trip to the iconic Teufelsberg Cold War monitoring station in Berlin.
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Gorn “Boy” Sangkaboon told us that his love for cycling was actually inspired by a monkey! During a visit to the circus, he watched a monkey rode its bicycle and performed some cool tricks. He told himself that if a monkey can do it, he must do better. With the inspiration sparked, it’s more hours of YouTube mountain biking videos and bike tricks practices. Meet the Jack-of-all-Bikes!
Back in 2016, Austrian trials rider Tom Oehler got a unique chance to reel off tricks around the decadent, historic Grand Hotel de l’Europe in the Austrian resort of Bad Gastein. Enjoy these great mood shots and the production video.