Audi Nines is essentially two competitions in one, allowing the best freeriders and freestylers in the world to show off their respective skill set. Over the last week, those riders were under a special kind of quarantine – isolated in a quarry in the German countryside with nothing but time, their bikes, some diggers, and a camera crew to capture the action. In a year with so much uncertainty, it was relieving to see Audi Nines back on the calendar.
Freeride mountain biking can take many forms, but this is one we certainly haven’t seen a lot of. Though, when freeskier Jeremie Heitz gets involved (remember ?) it’s sure to be pretty wild. When Heitz’s buddy Ludo May hatched a plan to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing and descending one of the most imposing mountains outside Verbier, Switzerland on two wheels, he knew he wanted to get involved. The mountain in question, the Petit Combin, happens to be covered in glaciers, but that didn’t
A freeskiing legend and a ripping French mountain biker on a classic Whistler trail? It’s a match made in heaven. I remember seeing Mike Douglas in the first ski films I ever watched, i.e. he’s been a pro skier longer than I’ve been alive. But what does he do in the off-season? Apparently, he’s also really good at mountain biking. In Rémy Métallier’s new video, Douglas shows Métallier down one of his favorite bike trails in Whistler, British Columbia. Even though Douglas is a pro skier, he
Even though they shred harder than most adults, 11-year-old Raoul and 8-year-old Emric still require candy bribes for interviews. These two Swiss groms have been living in a camper with their parents for the last two years travelling around to different bike parks and honing in their skills. The brothers ride bikes of all styles, but it’s clear their talent shines in the freeride realm. Reverse Components recently welcomed these groms to the team and released this footage of the two riding