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WATCH: Tomas Slavík’s Insane Urban Downhill Run

It’s hard not to hold your breath when you watch Tomas Slavik send it on the urban course of Red Bull’s Valparaiso Cerro Abajo. Every time the Czech rider gaps it over staircases and weaves through alleyways, we ignore the consequences of what could go wrong, for a thrilling display of urban mountain biking at its finest. 

The premise of the race mimics conventional DH racing: The fastest to the bottom wins. Simple right? Except instead of fresh loam, riders are forced to navigate asphalt, concrete stairs, and cobblestone in the streets of Valparaiso, Chile. Watch as Tomas Slavik pins in through the narrow course to narrowly claim victory over Kiwi Matt Walker. 

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SRAM Releases Wireless Eagle Drivetrain and Reverb Seatpost
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SRAM Releases Wireless Eagle Drivetrain and Reverb Seatpost

SRAM Releases Wireless Eagle Drivetrain and Reverb Seatpost

Big news from the mountain bike world as SRAM released a long-awaited wireless drivetrain and dropper seatpost. The new Eagle AXS system is based off their existing 12-speed mountain bike drivetrain, but nixes shift cables for a wireless system. Additionally, their new Reverb AXS seatpost utilizes a similar wireless system to actuate the hydraulic internals. RELATED: What Goes into the Trans-Cascadia MTB Race? Why bother messing with a system that has worked for decades, you may ask?

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Video: Backflips on a Trail Bike Are Fun
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Video: Backflips on a Trail Bike Are Fun

Video: Backflips on a Trail Bike Are Fun

It might be the middle of winter, but watching GT Bike’s freshest rider Tom Isted go HAM on this jump trail is certainly not boring. With trail bikes these days, the possibilities are endless, and we’re no stranger to seeing DH-sized hucks on little bikes. However, Isted infuses some serious style into this hectic run set to a classic track. Talk about going friggin’ huge! RELATED: Riding Captain Ahab Like You've Never Seen Before Check out more from the young

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Behind the Scenes of Brandon Semenuk and The unReal One-Shot
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Behind the Scenes of Brandon Semenuk and The unReal One-Shot

Behind the Scenes of Brandon Semenuk and The unReal One-Shot

When Brandon Semenuk dropped into his custom-built line for TGR and Anthill Production’s 2015 mountain bike film unReal, he did not expect it would become one of the most-viewed mountain bike segments ever. Semenuk would go on to produce other mind-bending riding segments showcasing his creativity and Jedi-like bike handling skills, but this one was special.  RELATED: Check out Adolf Silva's Insane Save from Darkfest 2019 The crux for this particular unReal segment was that it was all shot in