They say 10,000 hours brings you mastery of a subject. In other words, greatness takes time. When it comes to riding a bike, Warren Kniss, the time he puts into his riding is driven by a simple love for two wheels. “It’s near impossible to pull my mind from racing and riding my bike, so how can I call it work when I do it because I love it. The feeling of being fully in the zone, and just going as hard as I can is impossible to recreate through any other modality. In everything I do, the idea of going fast on my bike is sitting in my mind as the top priority,” he says. While he tends to focus on minimizing his time between the start and finish lines, he also has a knack for stylish moves on his bike – also driven by the same “why.”
Watching Brandon Semenuk ride is just one of those drop-everything-and-stare kind of experiences. If his mind-bending segment in Esperanto wasn’t enough for you, then his latest personal project might just do it. “Better Late” is a collection of shots from the last few months of riding all over North America. In his words, it’s “an ensemble of moments in time with the creative people who built memories that define resilience and commitment to never say never.” Anyway, he backflip foot plants
Last week, the world’s fastest enduro riders gathered in one of the most beautiful places in the world to ride a mountain bike – the Italian Dolomites. With white cliffs looming high over lush green valleys, the racers lapped epic tracks in between sipping espresso and indulging in gelato. Sounds like a party eh? Well, we’re not sure what Richie Rude’s espresso to gelato ratio was, but it certainly worked. Check out his rowdy winning run POV from the Pro Stage.
“Because life would be boring without it. Because it’s a good time. Because I don’t want to work. Because I like the progression. Because the vibes are always high.” Riding just gives us what we need – whatever that may be, and we love it for that. Everyone is drawn to the slopes for different reasons but regardless of the reason, mountain biking brings us all together. Check out riders Carson Storch, Darren Berrecloth, Emil Johansson and Kurt Sorge join their pals and ride through some