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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.

EVENT: CRANKWORX INNSBRUCK 2022

For the first time in three years, Crankworx welcomed back fans in full capacity at the Innsbruck stop of the 2022 Crankworx World Tour with Sweden’s Emil Johansson and home favourite Vali Höll wrapping up wins to fuel the loud crowds. Here’s the details and the videos.

RIDER: TERRY ADAMS DANCES IN THE LIGHT OF ARKANSAS’ HARVEST MOON

The Harvest Moon traditionally represents a time to see hard work from the spring and summer months payoff in the fall. For Hammond, Louisiana native and X Games Gold Medalist Terry Adams it’s a time do what he loves, while surrounded by the visually stunning landscape of the Arkansas Ozarks as the first full moon of the season rises behind him.  

EVENT: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CROSS COUNTRY 2022

The Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) organised the OCBC Cycle National Championship, Mountain Bike Cross-Country – Cross-country Short Track (XCC) and Cross-country Olympics (XCO) at the Centaur Sports Park trail on the weekend of 4-5 June 2022. This was the first time the national mountain bike events took place at outdoor trails since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.