Given the performance of the French riders on this year’s UCI World Cup DH circuit, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the French National Champs DH course is absolutely nuts. Might as well train on some of the hardest trails in the world to make World Cup racing feel a little easier. Freshly crowned World Champion Loic Bruni took a day to follow speed demons Amaury Pierron and Hugo Frixtalon down the track. We all know that a GoPro tends to make things look way less steep than they are, but this one still looks certifiably insane – and the Frenchies ride it like just another green flow trail.
The results are in! After pouring their hearts and souls into riding, filming, and editing their entries for the 2022 MTB Grom Contest presented by TGR Optics, a crop of young freeriders have shown yet again that the sport of freeride mountain biking is progressing at an astronomical rate. This year, we again are awarding two Grand Prize winners and two runners up with titles for the 2022 MTB Grom Contest and sweet prizes from our friends at 1UP Racks, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton
When it comes to progressing the sport of mountain biking, there’s definitely more than one way to do it. Braydon Bringhurst certainly brings his own style – one of combining many different skill sets, both physical and mental, to do truly hard things on a bike. His most recent endeavor brought him back to Moab, with the goal of all the way up the Whole Enchilada – a trail that’s a once-in-a-lifetime for many. His feature-length film 8600FT tells the story of everything that went into the
We’ve long known that the Transition Bikes crew knows how to have a good time on two wheels – but the introduction of their newest party bike, the all-new TR11 (yes it’s allow, and yes it’s a mullet), just led them to go off the rails. Heading north deep into Canada with Esperanto athletes Johny Salido and Hannah Bergemann in tow, the crew rode some classic BC freeride spots including Kamloops and Farwell Canyon to name a few.