When it comes to practicing for events like Rampage or the FEST Series, Vincent Tupin has a bit of an edge. France’s Châtel Bike Park is often seen as one of the best bike parks in the Alps, rivaling Whistler in quality, and it happens to be his backyard. He arguably knows the transfers, gaps, and French lines better than anyone else, so watching him blow up every berm in sight and otherwise shred the living daylights out of the bike park is always a delight. Note the backflip to one-foot landing early on.
Sure, we don’t typically cover motorsports, but every so often we come across some stuff that is just too mind-blowing to ignore. Some of that stuff is X-Games Real Moto, which much like the snow and skate versions of the contest, is a showcase of riders skills far beyond any competition. The annual video competition gives the world’s best moto riders the chance to showcase their skills and style in their own way. Check out some of our favorites here. RELATED: Course Preview of the Audi
Bienvenido Aguado has been on a tear lately. Turns out he likes to throw front flips on his big bike. Last weekend, he won Best Trick at Marzocchi Proving Grounds with a front flip off the cannon gap that got the crowd truly riled up. Yesterday, he put down a world’s first at Audi Nines: a front flip tsunami on his downhill bike. For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s a frontflip where Bienvé flips ahead of his bike, bringing it back under his feet late. It’s never been landed on a
What a time for freeride mountain biking. In the last few weeks alone, we’ve been treated to Crankworx, two pro-level FMB slopestyle stops, Black Sage FEST, and Marzocchi Proving Grounds, and the season isn’t even over yet. This week, in an abandoned quarry over in Birkenfeld, Germany, the world’s best freeride and freestyle riders are at it again for the next edition of Audi Nines. RELATED: Check Out the Winning Runs From the Snowshoe UCI World Cup Last year, we were introduced to this