These days, being a professional mountain biker demands more than just clocking fast times and hucking jumps. It’s all about having a social media presence where you can show off your sick garage and new car. What does that have to do with mountain biking you ask? Absolutely nothing, but the algorithm loves it. A trio of Canada’s fastest riders—Jesse Melamed, Remi Gauvin, and Miranda Miller—decided to jump on the bandwagon by launching their own Youtube channel MGM Alternative. The channel has all the goods: mediocre used cars, coupons, and hot tips for dialing in your bike. Unfortunately, the riders are pivoting future videos to focus more on riding and racing, but who knows, Jesse's sick Jetta might return for another cameo. One can hope.
Man, I wish I rode BMX as a kid. The bike handling skills and ability to flow through terrain on a bike with no suspension clearly translates pretty damn well to mountain biking. Kriss Kyle isn’t really known as a mountain bike athlete, usually opting to express himself on 20-inch wheels instead. But when he does pick up a big bike, it’s sure impressive, and those BMX skills shine through like nobody else’s. His latest edit showcases just that, with a custom-built track somewhere in the
Paul Basagoitia thought he’d never ride a bike again following his devastating crash in the finals of the 2015 Red Bull Rampage. The accident left him with a spinal cord injury which rendered him unable to use the lower half of his body. Just as he was losing hope that he’d ever pedal two wheels again, the mountain bike industry introduced the pedal-assist electric bicycle. With the help of this new technology, Paul could suddenly pedal uphill, ride some of his favorite trails again, and
If you’ve followed any of TGR’s bike content, then you’ve probably heard of Peter Jamison. Thing is, he’s usually behind the camera, shooting stunning photos and creating artful video parts with some of the biggest names in the biking biz. But if you didn’t know, he’s also got an alter-ego that can hang with best of them on a mountain bike, and that’s what his first video part with YT is all about. “The idea for the title ‘No Fun’ sparked while I was at a party last fall when some fellow