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A Healthy Dose of Whips and Scrubs for Your Thursday

There exists a handful of eternal questions which, through the ages, mankind has sought fruitlessly to answer. What is the meaning of life? Is the universe truly infinite? What came first, the chicken or the egg? And lastly, is there such a thing as too much scrub? 

In search of an answer to that final question we turn our gazes to riders Bruce Klein and Steven Walton. As in their latest edit, the verdict would be a resounding no.

Watch as the two attack the trails of Trinidad, Colorado. While the shredit from commencal bikes borders on excessive—especially with the riveting heavy metal track— it features some unquestionable high caliber riding. So the lesson for an optimal edit: keep the scrubbing, but be sure to equalize things with the appropriate amount of whips. 

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Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run
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Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run

Video: Gee Atherton’s Insane Redbull Hardline Winning Run

As one of the more obscure races out there, RedBull Hardline certainly turns some heads. With absolutely enormous jumps and gaps, as well as rock gardens that seem to be cut straight out of hell, the track is among the gnarliest in the world. After a bit of a bummer of a season, Gee Atherton showed up strong and blew away the field on race day in his backyard. Halfway down his race run, and right before the biggest road gap on the track, Atherton clipped a rock at speed, losing both pedals,

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Richie Rude Blows Up A Brand-New Trail for Red Bull’s Raw 100
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Richie Rude Blows Up A Brand-New Trail for Red Bull’s Raw 100

Richie Rude Blows Up A Brand-New Trail for Red Bull’s Raw 100

Richie Rude is pretty f***ing fast on a bike. That speed comes with some benefits, like the fat that the two-time EWS champion just got a fresh piece of singletrack built for him: Rude Awakening at Vermont’s Burke Mountain. This isn’t just a flowy bike park trail, but real raw singletrack that Rude makes absolute mincemeat of. Watch as he effortlessly floats over endless East Coast gnar.  

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MTB Racing Meets Freeride: Check out Red Bull Hardline
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MTB Racing Meets Freeride: Check out Red Bull Hardline

MTB Racing Meets Freeride: Check out Red Bull Hardline

What happens when the world’s fastest racers decide that World Cup tracks aren’t gnarly enough? They flock to the Atherton’s backyard in Wales to ride the custom-built Red Bull Hardline track. It’s a combination of racing and freeriding, and man, is it gnarly. Think insane rock gardens littered with huge drops and jumps. Oh, and some of the loudest heckling around! Bernard Kerr takes us down the track during a practice run, floating the kickers and trying his hardest to stay off the brakes on