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The mercury was rising on Signal Hill, Dunedin, New Zealand, as the final day of the Emerson's 3 Peaks Enduro saw the Enduro World Series (EWS) athletes storm the podiums. Keegan Wright, of Rotorua, held on to his 13-second lead in the final three stages to claim the men's title for 2017 while and Katy Winton, of Peebles, Scotland, managed to fend off Rae Morrison, of Nelson, to take the women's title.


Held in searing heat in the hills above the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, the opening day of the Emerson's 3 Peaks Enduro saw the world's top athletes rise to the top with Keegan Wright, of Rotorua, building a 13-second buffer in the men's and Katy Winton, of Peebles, Scotland, extending her lead to 35 seconds in the women's.


Over the last decade the level of riding seen at the world's biggest slopestyle events has gone through the roof. Almost every season it feels like there's a new trick or combination that eclipses what came before it. To stay at the top of such a sport requires an incredible amount of training that puts both bike and body on the line.



I have to admit, that Bernard Kerr is pretty fun to watch. He is starting to get comfortable on the UCI circuit and I think we are just starting to see what he is capable of.


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.