Like waxing your skis before a powder day, trail building provides the same kind of meditation for mountain bikers. Even though we often experience that flow state while mountain biking, for some athletes, trail building provides that feeling in a completely different way. In his new film with OneUp Components, Big Wild, Matt Bolton talks about the lack of trails and features he had access to growing up. Since moving to Squamish, a destination for mountain biking, Bolton found that even though he was riding world class trails, he was drawn to building more in order to showcase his own riding style. Building in Squamish allowed him to grow as a rider as well and share the way he likes to ride, and we can see why with style like his.
If a mad scientist decided to become a mountain biker, they’d probably ride like Matt MacDuff. The guy is always building mind bending features to ride—remember when he sent a double backflip on an open loop? His recent edit with Title is exactly what you’d expect from MacDuff: insane builds, and even crazier tricks. We’d recommend watching it a few times through to try and grasp what he’s doing, and good luck trying to name the tricks. We're still stumped.
Imagine this: you’re just putzing around on your BMX bike one day, having a ball hitting curbs and such, and two scary looking dudes with neck tattoos throw you in the back of their car. You’re terrified, unsure what you’ve done wrong, and they bring you out to a forest, mysteriously full of freeride features, hand you a dirt jumper, and are like ‘send it.’ You’ve basically imagined the premise of NS Bikes' new film. Featuring David Godziek as the shredding kidnapee, the film takes an
Picture this: your pizza delivery car breaks down, you said ‘it’ll be delivered in fifteen’ on the phone, and now you’re stranded. But if you’re South African World Cup Racer Theo Erlangsen, it’s an easy fix. Just hop on your downhill bike, toss that pizza on your back, and boom, you’re the steeziest pizza delivery man around. We don’t know how stoked we’d be for our pizza to arrive in this shape either, but after throwing whips like Erlangsen, it feels sort of inevitable. Kick back, relax,