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VIDEO: Brendog Pushes a XC Bike to the Limit

Brendan Fairclough has been described as a "free-racer," which is to say that he's as comfortable on a World Cup XC course as he is at Red Bull Rampage. That's probably an overstatement, as it's hard to imagine any mentally-sound person feeling truly comfortable at Rampage, but it's true that Brendog is a versatile rider, able to adapt to the terrain and bike he's riding.

RELATED: Check out the trailer for ACCOMPLICE

What would happen, though, if he rode a short-travel XC bike as though it was an enduro bike? As you can probably guess, it's a recipe for popped tires and a very, very bumpy ride.

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Inside Accomplice Ep.2 - Finding More than Mountain Biking in India
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Inside Accomplice Ep.2 - Finding More than Mountain Biking in India

Inside Accomplice Ep.2 - Finding More than Mountain Biking in India

Tag along with Veronique Sandler, Hannah Bergemann, and the TGR crew as they head to Ladakh, India on a quest to find untouched slopes among the region's lofty summits. At nearly 10,000 feet above sea level, and with virtually no established mountain biking zones, the Ladakh trip posed significant logistical issues for the TGR team. RELATED: Watch the Accomplice trailer here However, while the riding was undeniably rugged, the trip was about more than big mountain freeride. Equally impactful

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VIDEO: Ride BC’s “The Thing” with MTB Hooligan Yoann Barelli
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VIDEO: Ride BC’s “The Thing” with MTB Hooligan Yoann Barelli

VIDEO: Ride BC’s “The Thing” with MTB Hooligan Yoann Barelli

In a world full of professional athletes who take themselves very, very seriously, Yoann Barelli is a breath of fresh air. He's an undeniably talented rider, but he's not afraid to make fun of himself, and seems to revel in eating dirt on camera. RELATED: Check out the trailer for Accomplice This latest entry in his  series covers "The Thing" a double-black trail featuring some of the best rock work we've seen on a mountain bike trail. Built by Ken Melamed, former official mayor of Whistler,

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VIDEO: Commencal Sound of Speed – Amaury Pierron
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VIDEO: Commencal Sound of Speed – Amaury Pierron

VIDEO: Commencal Sound of Speed – Amaury Pierron

While we haven’t seen much of Amaury Pierron these past few months, thanks to World Cup racing being put on hold for the time being, the French speed demon has been busy putting down heaters for the camera. By heaters, we mean he’s practically breaking the sound barrier aboard his fresh Commencal Supreme mullet race bike, absolutely deleting berms and simply ignoring all kinds of roots and rocks along the way. RELATED: Check Out More Fresh Bikes From Commencal, Yeti, and Transition Check out