Just as it does in many sports, fear plays a fairly large role in mountain biking. We see athletes riding trails or doing tricks and think to ourselves "that's so scary, I could never do that." But fear, like many obstacles, is a mental game. Pro mountain biker Remy Metailler walks us through how he manages fear. Metailler doesn't pretend to be superhuman, but rather provides some tips on how he manages fear when sending those crazy rock slabs. Some of his tips include walking the line and analyzing it as well as making sure your bike is 100% dialed. While we're stoked to see pros like Metailler opening up the conversation about fear, we're pretty sure we'd still be too scared to ride half the stuff he does.
When Carson Storch and Johny Salido stopped by the Esperanto World Premiere back in June, they mentioned that they had just come one of the mostly wildly fun few days of their lives. That’s what the Cam Zink Invitational is all about – getting together with a whole crew of your buddies to shred bikes, motos, and have a plain old good time. Just outside Reno, Nevada, Zink has built a 169-acre compound to act as homebase for the madness, and the crew of 30 got together to compete for a winner,
We’ve seen lots of MTB spins and lots of flips off drops before, but one thing we’ve never seen is a combination of the two – a trick called the cashroll. Made famous by Nicholi Rogatkin, it’s essentially a 180 to backflip to 180 done off massive booters. The name? Well…let’s just say the trick can pay the bills. Australian slopestyle rider Mike Ross just landed what’s likely the first one ever off a flat drop in the Crankworx Summer Series at Canada’s SilverStar Mountain Resort.
Style is one of those things that transcends mediums, and master of style himself Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard certainly knows to pull his inspiration from. In this case, it’s one of his new favorite songs, “Run Horse Run” by American country and blues singer Charley Crockett. On a riding roadtrip north into the loamy woods of the West Coast, R-Dog was listening to the album on repeat – and the cowboy vibes surely show off in his riding.