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.
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.
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’.
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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.
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.
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.