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Bike Mag’s New Film: Backcountry Skiing Meets Bikepacking

Andrew McNab, a backcountry ski guide from Revelstoke, was the reason why Brice Minnigh now found himself gazing up a daunting steep pitch of shale. Instead of under his feet, his mountain bike now sat on top of his shoulders as he attempted to keep himself slipping through the loose shale.

This wasn’t exactly what Minnigh, Kevin Landry and Margus Riga had expected when McNab convinced the crew to bikepack through the northeastern border of Canada. In fact when he proposed the 200km expedition he failed to mention one pertinent piece of information. There were no actual mountain bike trails in this remote stretch of wilderness.

Meaning that in addition to shouldering their bikes, the crew would also have to haul a week's worth of supplies through unforgiving technical terrain. Watch in Bike Mag’s latest film production, No Quarter: Unridden Lines Crossing the Purcells, in which the team navigates steep scree-filled chutes Influenced by McNab's backcountry skiing adventures.

However we have to hand it to McNab's spirit, who argues in the digital feature, that, “I don’t see any reason why we should treat bikes differently than skis.” McNab, we whole-heartedly agree!

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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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Hannah Bergemann Gives us a Taste of “Down Country”
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Hannah Bergemann Gives us a Taste of “Down Country”

Hannah Bergemann Gives us a Taste of “Down Country”

Transition isn’t the first brand that comes to mind when it comes to XC riding. Their roots are in freeride, remember? But these days XC riding is garnering a new image. It’s not just cladded out lycra bros with no droppers. In fact, we’ve entered into the age of “Down country”, where the long climb rewards you with a proper downhill descent. And with new bikes like Transition’s new 120mm Spur, it means rippers like Hannah Bergemann can still have a fun time during the whole ride.

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VIDEO: Commencal Sound of Speed – Amaury Pierron
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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