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DESTINATION: BADAK BIKE PARK

Mention Batam to any gravity mountain biking junkie and talks about the old Bukit Dangas trails would pop up. Those were some good memories to a now defunct trail. Moving forward, we now have Badak Bike Park! Yet to visit this bike park yet? We did a quick round-up of what you can expect to find there.

PRODUCT: BERM CYCLE

Bikezilla came across a very interesting mountain bike brand a short while back. When we spoke with the folks behind the brand, we found them having real riders’ attitude – just the type of folks we’d love to meet. Meet Berm Cycle – born out of Singapore and ready for the world!

EVENT: RED BULL HARDLINE 2022

Rising Canadian downhill star Jackson Goldstone became the youngest-ever winner of Red Bull Hardline as the 18-year-old dominated the world’s toughest downhill course to win the race in Wales by more than six seconds over local riders Joe Smith and Taylor Vernon.

RIDER: SNIPER IN THE TRAIL

The Covid period changed the lifestyle of many people. There was a sudden surge of people calling themselves “cyclist”. A handful of them chose mountain biking. While Covid is not totally gone yet, things are gradually returning back to some semblance of pre-Covid days. Naturally, many “Covid Cyclists” went back to their old hobbies. Not all of them. Chong started his mountain biking life sometime during this period. He had since upgraded his mountain bike, got himself better equipped on his weekly endeavor at our local trails. This is how he got started.

WORD: MID PIVOTS ARE THE LATEST DOWNHILL BIKES DESIGN TREND

Ed: We got this circulated by Pinkbike. This article crystallized what Bikezilla has been telling everyone – High Pivot design is too much bike even when it comes to downhill bikes. In our opinion (Bikezilla’s only), the cons of running high pivot outweighs its pros. Somewhere along the pivot height chart may lie a sweet spot where that extra idler should be. Enter the Mid Pivot design! Read on for Pinkbike’s take on this topic.

Many BMX riders picked up the sport during their schooling years. We would have thought it would be relatively easy to contact Ash for a simple interview. Welcome to the new world! Student and BMX prodigy Ash spends his time on 3 things: School, family and the rest of his waking hours on nothing else but riding! An interview? Nah, he would rather be riding. It's easier to film him doing his stuff at the park than get him to stay still long enough for 5 questions. We managed to pin him eventually. Here's Ash!

RIDER: ASH IN THE CITY

Many BMX riders picked up the sport during their schooling years. We would have thought it would be relatively easy to contact Ash for a simple interview. Welcome to the new world! Student and BMX prodigy Ash spends his time on 3 things: School, family and the rest of his waking hours on nothing else but riding! An interview? Nah, he would rather be riding. It’s easier to film him doing his stuff at the park than get him to stay still long enough for 5 questions. We managed to pin him eventually. Here’s Ash!

VIDEO: THE ULTIMATE RED BULL EXPERIENCE

What could be better than watching the world’s most epic freeride mountain bike event, Red Bull Rampage, live and in person? Perhaps watching it with two certified legends of the sport? Still not enough? How about an epic day’s riding with Danny MacAskill and Matt Jones? Maybe throw in some ATV jumping in the Utah desert and a helicopter ride over the Red Bull Rampage site to put the breathtaking location into perspective?