She taught herself how to ride a bicycle. Doesn’t own a bicycle and practiced with club bikes. Never left her home country by plane until her first competition. Khothalang Leuta is now faster than the boys in her Lesotho. Against the odds, she is ready to take on the world at the 2021 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships in Portugal this October. This is inspiration.
At 36, Daniel Dhers has shown a remarkable ability to adapt as freestyle BMX grew over the past decades. Finding new winning strategies has kept him at the top of the sport for over 20 years. We sat down to discuss how that allowed him to clinch a silver medal on the biggest sporting stage of all in Tokyo. The Venezuelan rider discusses his ability to strategise and adapt, and his desire to help those around him.
Japanese bike trials rider, Tomomi Nishikubo takes up on a challenge to compete for 110m hurdles, long jump, 3000m steeplechase, high jump and 100m sprint on two wheels in this creative clip.
Double Guinness World Record holder Tom Oehler has taken trial mountain biking to new heights again in his brand new video as the 37-year-old Austrian headed to the Italian mountain range of the Dolomites to discover challenging Italian trails.
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We have watched their spectacular races, their rad video edits and checked out their latest bikes. But how many of these stars would we be able to recognise if we are to bump into them at a bike park? With their faces usually shielded by their flashy helmets, it’s small wonder we might have missed them even if we had the chance to brush shoulders with them. So here’s a montage of these super folks. May you have the good fortune to meet them at a bike park or trail near you.
Hannah Bergemann is laying a path for the next generation of female freeriding talent in the world of mountain biking. As part of the inaugural Red Bull Formation event in 2019, the 24-year-old American is now back for the second edition in 2021 alongside the likes of Casey Brown, Vaea Verbeeck and Vinny Armstrong. Bergemann spoke about her ambitions for this year and the future.
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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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’.