Considering that the X Games are all about highlighting the raddest things in action sports, it feels strange that mountain biking hasn’t been in their lineup of sports. On April 19th that will change though, with the debut of the X Games’ first-ever Real MTB video competition. When it came to finding the athletes, the X Games team didn’t mess around. This year’s lineup is a stacked roster of A-listers including Accomplice athletes Cam Zink, Brandon Semenuk, and Veronique Sandler, as well as Danny MacAskil, Brage Vestavik, and DJ Brandt. Each athlete submitted a brand-new 90-second video edit to compete, with no restrictions on creative expression. All the parts will drop on XGames.com and Youtube next Monday morning, and on the 25th three riders will walk away with the legendary gold, silver, and bronze X Games medal. If your favorite athlete isn’t victorious don’t sweat, there’s also a fan favorite prize—so, make sure you vote!
Well, this one’s a video from Specialized, so unsurprisingly it’s pretty frickin’ weird. We all love some good riding, a good storyline, and even some camera wizardry in our mountain bike flicks, but the crew at Specialized really pulled out all the stops on this one. Are we supposed to interpret this as “trailbuilding through the eyes of the tools themselves,” or what kind of art-house cinema experiment is this? I mean 2:08 is Oscar-worthy. In all honesty though, trailbuilding is vital to
Welp. They’ve done it again. Physics and gravity decided to take the day off when Danny MacAskill and Kriss Kyle came by. We’re not sure what they do in their spare time, but we sure know what Danny and Kriss got up to, and it blew our minds. Take arguably the best trials rider to ever live and pair him with one the best BMXers in the game, set them loose on some of the UK’s best riding spots, and point cameras at them and this is what you get.
Anyone who's been crammed into a gondola with a mountain bike will appreciate Doppelmayr's new Bike Cab design. Let's be frank, loading up your bike at a bike park can be an absolute pain. Every resort is approaching the problem differently, with some ideas better than others. The worst we’ve heard of yet is a bike park replacing one of the gondola windows with a tailgate pad. Sounds sketchy. However, ski lift aficionado Doppelmayr just debuted what could become the standard for bike parks.