After being forced to skip Red Bull Rampage due to visa trouble a few weeks ago, speed demon Rémy Métailler took the win at the 2017 Taxco Urban DH. For those not familiar with these races, riders hurl themselves down narrow streets and stairsets through cities all over the world, dodging buildings, the crowd, and sometimes even stray dogs. Rémy's Taxco run is nothing short of incredible.
IFHT Films knows a thing or two about mountain bike humor, and their latest short tells exactly what it’s like to get into the world of mountain biking. It goes something like this: see someone else having fun on a bike, buy sh***y bike, hate it. Buy better bike, break it. Buy nice bike, love it. Get hooked on the sport and empty your wallet on it. We can all relate, can’t we? RELATED: Micayla Gatto + IFHT Films = Kendrick Lamar and Bikes
You can’t help but feel like a kid again watching Danny MacAskill ride, and his playful demeanor is only heightened in extra muddy conditions. No puddle is spared by the Scotsman. Riding with his pal in what appears to be a swamp, MacAskill makes the trail look like a ride in a waterpark. He explores the five-year-old in all of us, because what’s better than getting lost in the woods with your bicycle?
While Red Bull Rampage is raw, gnarly, and intense, it's also one of the most unique events within the mountain biking industry. That's pretty clearly evident in the fact that there isn't actually one set course. The lines are decided by the riders. Each of the 21 competitors is given complete creative freedom to craft their dream line in the Utah sandstone, which means no two runs will be alike. RELATED: 11-Year-Old Grom Sends Old Rampage Course There is one caveat: no power tools