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Riding in the fall can suck sometimes. Especially when the temps start to drop towards single digits and the wind picks up. Trying to keep the riding season going for a couple more weeks until the snow arrives I picked up a Launch Thermal Jersey.


The Foray gloves might be the least assuming glove in my drawer, but currently, they are by far my favourite pair.


When I first saw the Versa Short, I just thought it was another pair of shorts, I had no idea that they were riding shorts.



Last summer after hearing from an emergency room nurse about all the internal injuries that she had seen i went right out and bought my son a Leatt chest protector 4.5.  With hard plastic chest and back panels it gives a ton of protection against hard knocks to the body.


Armed with a wry smile and cunning skill on the bike, he is a man of few words. He prefers to let his riding do the talking. Richie Rude is the Silent Shredder.



I might be stuck in a rut. I was looking through all of my riding clothes and they all looked the same. Knee length short? Check. Two pockets? Check. Extra venting? Check.


Stretching through high mountain meadows and down deep winding valleys, the trails of Sun Valley, Idaho are absolutely world class. The trails themselves hold a special feeling, built from the legacy of pioneers and visionaries exploring the region. Rocky Mountain Bicycles’ athletes, Thomas Vanderham and Sam Schultz, set out with their sights set on singletrack, tapping into their instinct for adventure.


Thomas Genon is one of the most stylish slopestyle athletes out there. However even the steezy and versatile Belgian is not immune to injury and a broken foot at the beginning of the year cost him quite some time on the bike.


These two races had completely different challenges...

In Val di Sole Myriam had to defend her World Cup lead and it was a very stressful week for the whole team. Even though she crashed during her qualifying run, she stayed focused until the end and did what she had to do in finals - a clean run, crossing the line in the lead!
When she pulled it off we all exploded with excitement and watching the video still gives us goose bumps every single time!

Two weeks later the crew flew to Cairns. Jungle, kangaroos and crocodiles... You definitely know you’re in Australia!
Pompon was super motivated; she was having fun on track and knew it everything was for the taking. She had already wrapped up an amazing WC season and anything more would be a bonus.

By now, you may know how the story materialised but in short, she came second and finished her season, super stoked, with a silver medal!





As the Enduro World Series draws to a close, the last round takes place in Finale Ligure, the iconic Italian Riviera town that has become synonymous with enduro MTB in the last decade.
The Gulf of Genoa provides a brilliant backdrop to this ‘race from the mountain to the sea’, with the Ligurian Apennines providing all the thrilling, technical trails you’d expect from the EWS season-closer.




My son’s head grew this year. Nothing surprising there, it tends to happen.



Emil Johansson has quickly turned out to be a true MTB prodigy. He started his international competition career last year with 26TRIX in Leogang, only a year later he was crowned FMB World Champion.


Australia is fraught with danger! In the run up to World Champs Rachel takes us exploring in Cairns, she survives the threats of the jungle, the jellyfish and the crocs but the perils of the track are just days away...


Winner of the Cape Epic, winner of 6 out of 6 World Cup races, winner of the World Championships- Whoever thought it'd be impossible to top last year's season with an Olympic- and World Champion title, has to think again after this weekend's MTB World Championships.


On Thursday September 7th, French Loana Lecomte, 18-year-old biker equipped by Northwave with Extreme XC shoes, took a wonderful silver after a head-to-head with the new World Champion, Austrian Laura Strigger. Swiss Nadia Grod completed the day’s podium.





This course is a beast! The legendary event Red Bull District Ride will see 20 world-class slopestyle athletes battle it out in the old town of Nuremberg on September 1-2.


he weather had something against the re-activation of racing at Schöckl mountain last year. The premiere of Enduro Gradec was greeted with apocalyptical rainfall and lightning. Still 116 riders stuck to it and raced the extremely slippery stages in pouring rain.


Everything is two wheels with Luca Shaw. In this episode of THE SYNDICATE, we head back to North Carolina to hang out with Luca and his family, check in at Vallnord and Lenzerheide, and then head back to the states to do some riding in Pisgah.