Next year sees the UCI Elite Team, Trek World Racing, entering its 7th season on the World Cup circuit and will do so with 4 talented riders returning from 2014. World #9, Brook MacDonald clearly demonstrated that he has returned to form after his shoulder surgery by ending the 2014 season with a great 5th place at the World Championships as well as scoring 2 World Cup podiums in Leogang and Windham.
Amanda Batty is now my favourite women racer. She has literally put her money on the line and offered up to $20,000 to pay race entry fees for first time female downhill racers.
Norco Bicycles is thrilled to announce the creation of an all-new World Cup downhill race team in partnership with Todd Schumlick/PerformX: Norco Factory Racing. The team consists of Sam Blenkinsop, Harry Heath, Jack Iles, Magnus Manson and Team Owner/Manager Todd Schumlick of PerformX Racing. Norco Factory Racing athletes will compete in the 2015 UCI World Cup downhill circuit and select major events around the world.
Trailcraft Cycles was created to answer the need for a high performance, lightweight, 24-inch XC kids bicycle. With high end components mirroring those of mountain bikes two to three wheel sizes bigger, Trailcraft Cycles brings two options of both aluminum and titanium bicycles to the kids bike market. Nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Trailcraft Cycles was founded in Fort Collins, Colorado which is known for for its great riding and family friendly atmosphere.
Another remarkable year has come to an end in Saalfelden Leogang. A particular flat tire during the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup race in the Bikepark Leogang will go down in the history books and the action from White Style, the Out of Bounds Festival and the Biketember Festival will remain a season highlight for many visitors. Then of course, thousands of bikers decided to hit the trails in Leogang's bikepark - these adrenaline pumping moments will see them safely through the upcoming winter months.
For 2014, the FMBA introduced the all-new FMB Factory Team ranking. Just like the FMB Diamond Series, the title was anyone's for the taking. After a full season of FMB Diamond Series stops, Trek rider Brandon Semenuk emerged victorious. While this year saw the Canadian athlete take his third FMB World Champion title, he is not alone in his celebrations. Collectively, the Trek C3 Project has taken the first ever FMB Factory Team Championship title. You can take a look at the final standings here: http://bit.ly/2014_FMBFactoryTeamRanking.
Sometimes we do not have to go far to make great discoveries. We always try to look as far as our view or pocket allows, but often we do not realize that there are great places within our own borders. This is the case in the area of the Mastership, miss a very interesting bike and explore its beautiful surroundings, ponds and trails. To make all this easier BTT guys Mastership Center have prepared everything that any biker may need to successfully tackle what Teruel proposed.
First round of the 2014/15 Cyclocross World Cup, first success for Northwave's Michael Vanthourenhout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games). On Sunday October 19th, in Valkenburg (Netherlands), the Belgian youngster equipped with Extreme Tech MTB Plus shoes clinched an impressive victory in the Under23 race, preceding on the finishing line reigning Under 23 World Champion Wout Van Aert, and French Fabien Doubey.
He is celebrated around the world for his adventures. She joined him on a 6 000km journey by rowing boat from the African continent to New York.
Now Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys have set their sights on a new challenge – doing the 2015 Absa Cape Epic together.
Manser had decided he would "love to do something with Vasti again", while she had been long been wanting to take on the Absa Cape Epic.
Minimal exposure to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park can lead to MAD (Mountainbike Affectiveness Disorder) or NERD (Not Enough Riding Disorder). Symptoms include serious short term anxiety, depression, an over obsession of Pinkbike homepage scrolling, repeated VOD watching, indoor wind trainer sessions, multiple #tbt Bike Park Instagram posts, over embellished stories of clearing Crabapple Hits or beating Chris Kovarik in Phat Wednesdays, and claims to receiving more views on your GoPro edit than Remy Metailler.
The team behind the world's foremost mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic in South Africa, is spreading its wings ... into the Swiss Alps.
From January 14 to 18 in 2015 it will stage Snow Epic, Europe's first winter festival of biking, in the idyllic Alps town of Engelberg. The riding will be done on fatbikes, the new super fat-wheeled trend taking the world of cycling by storm. The event will also host a winter biking expo in the town at the same time.
Part mountain bike race, part cross-country grind, part criterium - cyclo-cross is in a category all it's own, and this unique style of two-wheeled racing is coming to Whistler. Competitors, from beginner to elite, will descend upon Whistler Village September 20-21 for two days of speed, strength, endurance and celebration of this fast-growing discipline for Whistler CycloCross 2014.
The cross country programme at the 2014 World Championships in Haifjell (Norway) has drawn to a close on Saturday September 6th, and did it on a high for Northwave, bagging its third medal in the week thanks to an exciting performance by Italian Marco Aurelio Fontana in the Elite Men race.
Crankworx and Whistler Blackcomb today announced their decision to invite 14-year-old local athlete Finn Iles to compete in the Official Whip-Off World Championships on Thursday, August 14.
Michelin radial tires' technology and performance applied to Northwave all-mountain shoes to debut at Eurobike.
From tires to soles, from cars to bikes: this was the sparkle the cooperation agreement between cycling shoes leading brand Northwave and JV International, strategic partner for innovative Michelin technical soles, started from.
In this, the 2nd episode of his 2014 film series, we see Fabien Barel reflecting on a new course, one focused on recovery rather than riding the trail ahead. Fab's riding season was cut short when a crash in Chile during the first Enduro World Series event left him with a badly fractured vertabra. "This exercise in recovery is clearly a mental challenge, » said Fab. « A challenge that is not different from racing. I need to dedicate myself to it and put all my energy into it to stay solid." For such a strong and energetic rider as Fab, it's a defining moment of his life. But as you'll see, he also recognizes that things could be much worse, and in fact he's lucky to have a good life and all its opportunities. For now, the Fab Barel Presents series is on hold while he spends the summer regaining strength. We hope to see him back on the bike soon, in new episodes of FBP!
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The list of riders for Red Bull District Ride on September 6th just got a little longer. Garrett Robertson will join the line up for this FMB World Tour Diamond event. The Canadian secured himself a wildcard last weekend at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado (USA). Now, Swatch Prime Line Munich on July 20th is the only event left for riders to grab an invite to Red Bull District Ride. After that, riders will have to battle for points at other FMB World Tour contests in order to move up the ranks and qualify for Red Bull District Ride. Not bothered by rankings or points, 15 young talents toured through Germany during the Red Bull Wings Academy – Road to District Ride. Slopestyle pros Peter Henke and Lukas Knopf took them to the best spots. Further information can be found on www.redbullstrictride.com
Its been coming for some time now and Josh "Ratboy" Bryceland hit his stride today in Leogang, Austria to take his first ever world cup downhill win! He put his stamp on the time of second place teammate Greg Minnaar with a 1.27 margin on this blazing fast course. Steve Peat placed 31st which keeps all three Syndicate riders protected in the top twenty overall. Josh moves up into 3rd overall in the series, Greg moves up to 6th and Steve 18th.
After the incredible welcome Chile and Scotland gave to the enduro mountain bike racing community in the first two rounds of the Enduro World Series, it's hard to say that enduro has any particular physical headquarters. But if there's a spiritual home to the sport, it would be France, and if there's a spiritual godfather, it would be Fred Glo.
Glo's Tribe Events hosts the Enduro Series Valloire driven by Urge Bike Products this weekend, June 21-22. The location, at the base of famous Galibier Pass in the Savoie region of the northern Alps, is a resort and mountain bike hub, with approximately 150 km of marked trails.