Tomorrow is the big day, the finals of the biggest event in freeride mountain biking, Red Bull Rampage. Riders have spent all week hiking, building, shaping, and now finally riding their lines. Of course, this involves testing speed, and sometimes that means coming up a little short on those absolutely massive features. Here are a few clips from riders getting a little sketchy on course during their practice runs.
Vincent Tupin dropping into his massive chute:
Reed Boggs overshooting a 100-foot canyon gap:
Conor Macfarlane coming up short on his big drop:
Tom VanSteenbergen’s frontflip got him a little off line:
While many of us may head to the mountains to escape that dreaded and never-ending pull of computers and electronics, gear and technology are inevitably something we rely on. TGR has always been appreciative of cutting-edge technology, and we choose our gear very wisely, especially since our lives often depend on it. Here are our favorite 10 stories from the gear and tech world from 2017! TGR TESTED: This Year’s Best Mountain Bikes Patagonia Really Wants to Fix Your Shit Mountain Hub’s
The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) has added nine new trails to their list of the best singletrack journeys in the world. Over the last decade, IMBA has designated singletrack trails in remote backcountry locations as EPIC rides to promote sustainable trail building and raise awareness on these beautiful locations. These are the kind of trails worth traveling far and wide to ride; they have been designated for a good reason. To give an idea of what these trails look like,
So you’ve decided to cowboy up and get after it. Awesome. Racing is a lot of fun. There’s mountain bikers just like you—A-types, B-types, beer drinkers, hammers—who want to go fast and, if you’ve prepped real hard, maybe get some time on the podium. Nothing impresses the Insta like a podium shot. Here’s TGR’s roadmap to get you to the start line: Pre-step Think of racing as a huge group ride. Don’t get intimidated. Just show up and pedal, dammit. Step 1. Figure out what kind of race