Professional mountain biking is not all just downhill racing. A few years ago, as an alternative to the big-budget UCI downhill circus, a bunch of freeriders decided to start a series of competitions on their own. What started as an underground gathering of guys and girls sending their bikes off stupidly large jumps has now grown into a bit of a circus itself. This is where riders like Andreu Lacondeguy, Graham Agassiz, Kurt Sorge, and the like cut their teeth. Darkfest, the latest of the competitions, went off last month in South Africa. Here’s the crash reel, and you can only imagine what happens.
German freeride mountain biker Johannes Fischbach wants to set a new kind of world record: the longest distance jumped on his bike. In order to do so, he takes his bike to the top of a 140-meter ski jump…and launches himself off the bottom. Needless to say, it takes a few tries to get the feel of flying off something not designed for bikes, and that includes one of the gnarliest crashes we’ve ever seen. Somehow, despite shearing his seat off his bike and sliding for hundreds of feet,
Even after all these years, any bike ride feels like an escape for pro mountain biker Claire Buchar. Whether it's pitting herself against the clock, chasing friends through the bike park, or just getting out for a soul-feeding pedal, any time spent on two wheels is quality time. Crested Butte, Colorado is one of those places where anything is possible on a bike, so naturally Buchar felt at home. With the days getting shorter and the leaves changing color, Buchar took some time to explore the
It’s always a treat watching Rémy Métailler pop on POV cam and go shred the living daylights out of his local trail network. We’re not sure if it’s the accent, the riding, or the commentary along the way – we suspect it’s a combo of the three – but these always get us pumped to go out and scare ourselves on our mountain bikes. His latest creation takes us down a brand-new trail in Squamish, BC named after our favorite La Croix flavor , chasing local mtb guide and builder James Ivory. RELATED: