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First Multi-Bike Park Pass released

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Apr 12, 2014
  • 3514

The first and only online guide to North American bike parks—releases its MTBparks Pass today, giving riders access to an unprecedented collection of North America’s Best Bike Parks for the summer 2014 riding season.

 

Cannondale / Northwave go one two at Internazionali D'Italia

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Apr 11, 2014
  • 4694

Cannondale Factory’s bikers keep on dominating at Internazionali d’Italia MTB, as Manuel Fumic led a strong 1-2 finish in Nalles ahead of Marco Aurelio Fontana. The two riders, both equipped with Northwave Extreme Tech MTB shoes, dominated the race from the early going, with the Italian holding the lead until a puncture forced him to give way to the German teammate.

 

Rockshox releases fat fork: Bluto.

  • SRAM
  • News
  • Apr 10, 2014
  • 3721

You’ve probably observed more and more riders are on bikes that look “different” on your trails. Bikes that have wheels and tires of gigantic proportion – and we’re not talking about 29ers here.

Red Bull Joyride: Athletes revealed.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Mar 27, 2014
  • 3046

Fusing elements of slopestyle, dirt jump and North Shore mountain biking, Red Bull Joyride will once again culminate into one gravity-fed, season-defining freeride mountain bike competition on Saturday, August 17 in Whistler, BC. Eighteen of the world's best riders have been officially invited to battle it out for a chunk of the $50,000 in prize money and historical bragging rights.

 

Danny MacAskill hits the road.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Mar 19, 2014
  • 2237

Danny MacAskill – Quite possibly the best known bike rider in the world has teamed up with top trials riders and good friends, Duncan Shaw, Ali C and young gun Fabio Wibmer, for the all new Drop and Roll Tour! Strapped in, they will travel across Europe in a custom made Drop and Roll tour bus, pulling a 3.5 ton trailer with all the equipment they need to amaze and impress the live audiences!

Two more riders kicked out of ABSA Cape Epic due to doping.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Mar 14, 2014
  • 2935

Two South African mountain bikers are out of the Absa Cape Epic after failing anti-doping tests. One of the riders has been provisionally suspended by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) and in the meantime is not eligible to take part in any races sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI) - including the Cape Epic. His case is currently being reviewed by SAIDS.

Join Trek World Racing for a week.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Mar 12, 2014
  • 2041

Trek World Racing is once again running its popular "Local Support Crew" program. The Local Support Crew program was first created in 2001 with one of our earlier teams, as a way for fans to join the team as support crew when the team visited a race near to where they lived.

 

60 riders signed up to battle for 12k euro purse.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Mar 10, 2014
  • 1868

The countdown is on! In three weeks, the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle is opening its doors to thousands of spectators, eager to watch the world's dirt jump elite at the second FMB World Tour contest of the year. With ideal indoor conditions, huge kickers and valuable Silver event points up for grabs, you can expect to see the biggest names in Stuttgart this month.

 

Canyon riders hopping around like Mexican jumping beans.

  • Rasoulution
  • News
  • Mar 5, 2014
  • 1750

The attitude of the CANYON Factory Freeride Team riders could not be more #mååh – which means nothing less than having fun with every pedal stroke along the way! After all, these young guns are out there for a good time and just do what they do best. Packed with new tricks, Thomas Genon, Anton Thelander and "newbie" Peter Henke are ready to rock'n'roll the 2014 FMB World Tour year.

Mind Blown: SRAM goes less gears.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Mar 4, 2014
  • 1495

So, basically the same thing you have seen over the last few years, but optimized for DH applications.  The Cassette is 7 speed, 10-24 gearing with 2 steps in each gear.

Shifter is same styled XO, just chopped to 7 speeds instead of 10/11.

Rear deraileur is very similar, with it also being optimized for the 7 speed cassette, and it will be availalble in 2 different cage lengths.

Canyon presents: Thomas Genon & Anton Thelander

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Jan 17, 2014
  • 1286
Photo by: Ale Di Lullo

It''s scary how fast the 2013 season came and went. Then again, with all the action, nail biting contests and heart stopping moments, it''s no surprise that the year flew past. Surrounded by the heated battle for the FMB World Tour title, both CANYON riders, Thomas Genon and Anton Thelander had their best season to date. One year ago, they had their first ride on the new CANYON ''Stitched'' dirt bike and from there they toured the globe, competing at the biggest competitions on the FMB World Tour calendar. These included: Red Bull Berg Line and X Games Munich in Germany, Crankworx Les Deux Alpes in France, Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx in the Canadian Whistler as well as Red Bull Rampage in the desert of Utah. 2013 was packed with highlights but the new season recap clip summarizes their season and re-lives their best, podium winning runs.

Leogang, in images.

  • Rasoulution
  • News
  • Jan 15, 2014
  • 1345

Bikepark Leogang is one of the international bike spots, every mountain biker has heard of. It is the spot, where the first double backflip was landed during a contest, it is the spot were Greg Minnaar regained his world championship title after 10 years. And it is also the spot where Stevie Smith and Gee Atherton had their legendary final battle for the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup overall title in 2013. Let''s roll back over some of the highlights from the season with these captured moments.

2014 Enduro World Series.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Jan 14, 2014
  • 1219

Enduro World Series (EWS) organisers had scant few moments to enjoy the industry accolades that acknowledged its debut season as a "game-changer" before rolling up their sleeves to debut a new centralized registration process to kick-off of the 2014 Series.

Leogang season by the numbers.

  • Rasoulution
  • News
  • Dec 30, 2013
  • 1249

The region of Saalfelden Leogang is again one of the mountain bike top spots of the international stage. At the end of the year the resort looks back to a very intense but also successful season.

Richie Schley: looks back on 2013

  • Rasoulution
  • News
  • Dec 23, 2013
  • 1283

He belongs to the freeride forefathers: Richie "Schleyer" Schley, as a member of the "Rocky Mountain Froriders" together with his buddies Brett Tippie and Wade Simmons, in the late 1990s revolutionized the way of mountain biking.

Canyon welcomes Ludovic May to the team.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Dec 17, 2013
  • 1327

There's no rest for the wicked! After an exhausting enduro season, the CANYON Factory Enduro Team have only a short minute to take a deep breath and let loose before diving into preparations for the upcoming season.

Livigno 2013. Return of the knights.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Dec 10, 2013
  • 1341

Short but intense! That's how you could best describe a summer season in the top Italian bike resort, Livigno. 2013 was indeed intense: after a spectacular show by Danny MacAskill at the Riva bike festival, presented by Livigno Feel the Alps, and a gourmet bike tour in the Alta Rezia region, Livigno ended its season with the spectacular event - the FIAT Nine Knights contest.

ARRIVAL to broadcast free on Nov 28th.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Nov 27, 2013
  • 1147

ARRIVAL has arrived. On Thursday, November 28th starting at 12:00pm/noon PST (9:00pm CET) Second Base Films will broadcast the online premiere of their new short film ARRIVAL to the world.

GoPro might have some competition. New Drift Ghost S released.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Nov 20, 2013
  • 1372

With the depature of Contour from the personal camera market it seemed that GoPro was walking away with it all to themselves. But then Sony released a camera, which seems to be good, but i think it will end up hidden in the mess of other products that they make.

Urge 3 Peaks Enduro.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Nov 15, 2013
  • 1261

Former Junior world cross-country mountain bike champion Anton Cooper, of Christchurch, NZ, will take on some of the quickest racers in the fast-emerging sport of enduro in the first week of December in the hills above Dunedin.

Trek World Racing expanding into Juniors.

  • Trek World Racing
  • News
  • Nov 11, 2013
  • 1291

Trek World Racing is excited to announce that for 2014 it will be expanding to 5 Downhill riders being led by World Cup race winner Brook MacDonald (NZL) and his compatriot George Brannigan.

Continental signs Sam Pilgrim: Helps with new tooth.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Oct 30, 2013
  • 3234
Photo by: Bartek Wolinski

The Conti team is delighted to have a new addition to its family: Sam Pilgrim, the 2013 FMB World Tour Champion, is now relying on Continental tires to keep him gripped to the ground.

Minnaar tears knee, still faster than you.

  • Santa Cruz Bikes
  • News
  • Sep 27, 2013
  • 1073

During the final round of the UCI Downhill World Cup in Leogang, Austria, Greg Minnaar suffered a knee injury in practice that put him out of the race.

SRAM World Cup wrap report.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Sep 24, 2013
  • 1164

Going into the final round of the World Cup in Leogang, Austria, all eyes were on Steve Smith (Devinci Global Racing) who was on a roll with his victories at the Mt. Saint Anne and Hafjell World Cup rounds.

This one is about the ladies.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Sep 18, 2013
  • 1195

Last weekend was nothing short of a Gold rush for the German bicycle manufacturer CANYON. Celebrations were all around for the Canyon ladies as they rode their bikes to victory in both Enduro and Cross Country races.

Wet & Wild World Cup nets Neko career best.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Sep 16, 2013
  • 1132

Neko Mulally (USA) and George Brannigan (NZL) held down the fort for Trek World Racing this weekend at Round 5 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup here in Hafjell, Norway, with great performances both in the qualifiers yesterday and the finals today.

Trek World Racing: Two Top 15

  • Trek World Racing
  • News
  • Sep 3, 2013
  • 1193

21 year old George Brannigan had his best ever result at a World Championship today here in Pietermaritzburg when he took 13th place, just one spot ahead of team mate Neko Mulally.

Enduro World Series: 2014 Schedule.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Aug 30, 2013
  • 1258

With the final round of the inaugural Enduro World Series just around the corner, the Enduro Mountain Bike Association has confirmed its ongoing commitment to unite the world''s enduro mountain bike community with a 2014 line-up that kicks off in the southern hemisphere.

Bearclaw Invitational this weekend.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Aug 22, 2013
  • 1275
Photo: Ian Hylands.

Last weekend we saw Brandon Semenuk rule victorious at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. But the action doesn''t stop there! Now, Darren Berrecloth is inviting the top dogs, to his 7th edition of the Bearclaw Invitational on Vancouver Island, BC.

Canyon report from Crankworx.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Aug 21, 2013
  • 1228

It is one of THE events of the year: Crankworx Whistler. Every year now, for the last decade, the Canadian town in British Columbia, captivates the entire biking world for 10 solid days of mountain bike action.

Leogang has lots of trails, smiling people.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Aug 8, 2013
  • 1271

The region of Saalfelden Leogang is commonly known for it's bike park as well as the host location for many high-class bike events such as last year's UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, White Style and 26TRIX.

Less well known and yet almost a secret is the fact that the region is one of the largest and most versatile touring bike areas in Austria.

 

And the PRO GRT win goes to: Neko Mulally.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • News
  • Jul 16, 2013
  • 1164

Making it now 3 wins in the series for 2013, and 5 in his career, Neko Mulally continues his great 2013 season by winning in Snowshoe, West Virginia, and by another solid margin, this time it was 6 seconds.

Bill Mecleam

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Feb 26, 2021
  • 520

Not everyone has style. And certainly not style on every type of bike they jump on!

 

Thibault looks fast.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jan 29, 2021
  • 1657

The transition from junior to elite DH racer is notoriously difficult... But it takes more than that to scare Thibaut Daprela.

Peak to Pub.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jan 25, 2021
  • 728

Top to bottom or “Peak To Pub” with Conor McFarlane, on the planks AND behind the handlebars… Ski or bike, the CLASH has you covered!

Dean Lucas: "Training Ground."

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jan 22, 2021
  • 742
Photo by: Riley Matthews

Having prepped for the 2020 season, Dean Lucas flew to Portugal in march for suspension testing and the first World Cup stop in Lousa as hungry as ever.

Alex Rudeau. One Bike Fits All.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jan 4, 2021
  • 1080

Technically challenging and super demanding, the training program for an EWS rider must be complete. Alex Rudeau is in his element and the META TR 29 is the ideal tool!

Merci Remi.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Dec 21, 2020
  • 1076

Remi has been riding for 8 years with Commencal. Let's watch a highlight video.

Angel Suarez moves on from YT Mob.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 795

The 2020 season for the YT Mob saw a brand new line up of riders and our best ever showing at the UCI World Championships. David Trummer took home a silver medal in the Elite Men, and Oisin O’Callaghan won the Junior World Championship title in his first year of UCI international racing.

 

Kyle Strait. Back in Utah.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Dec 14, 2020
  • 583

"When October comes, there's no place I'd rather be than Southern Utah. So, I think I'll have another. Enjoy!”

- Kyle Strait

Sound of Speed. Chainless with Remy Morton.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Dec 10, 2020
  • 818
From BMX to downhill and everything in between, Remy Morton has made a name for himself as one of the finest bike handlers this world has ever seen. Join him for a chainless run in Queenstown, NZ.

Thomas Estaque: One Day Pass.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Dec 7, 2020
  • 663

Before getting back to racing World Cups, the COMMENCAL 100% Team spent a few days in the Portes du Soleil ski area with a clear idea.

Killan Bron, speed flying, wingsuits, Oh My.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Dec 4, 2020
  • 737

 A crazy descent with Kilian Bron and friends from speed flying, wingsuit, trail running and many more disciplines... Above all, mountain biking, but also sharing moments in time and incredible landscapes in the heart of the Alps.

Andrew Neething MasterClass, Chasing trail.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Nov 26, 2020
  • 403

Cape Town, South Africa. A while back, we worked with Brendan Fairclough to create an edit based on the idea of riding several bikes close to home given travel restrictions.

BC Bike Race showcase 2020. Episode 1.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Nov 24, 2020
  • 506

This is The SHOWCASE Episode 1 of a five(5) part mini-series. We hope you enjoy the visuals, the dialogue and the small feeling of human interactions as much as we did.

Max Langille checks out Fernie.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Nov 19, 2020
  • 424

COMMENCAL CANADA rider Max Langille took advantage of a few days in Fernie (British Columbia) to shoot Mantra with friend and cameraman Dylan Siggers. They tell us about the one desire for this edit; get out on the bike and ride!

Ladies & Gentlemen: Greg Williamson.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 849

Before getting back to racing World Cups, the COMMENCAL 100% Team spent a few days in the Portes du Soleil ski area with a clear idea, to film one part per rider each day in the resort of their choice. Greg Williamson chose the legendary slopes of Morzine!

Emil Johansson. Behind the scenes.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Oct 7, 2020
  • 2131

Swedish Slopestyle rider Emil Johansson stood on the top of the podium once again last weekend in the season ending contest, Crankworx Innsbruck.

An Almost Perfect Dream

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Sep 29, 2020
  • 829
Photo by: Stephan Wibmer

Gabriel Wibmer has roughly one year to go before he graduates from high school. Between studying and going to school, he needs some two-wheel-action to take his mind off. Right in the middle of doing his homework, the 18-year-old dozes off, dreaming of riding his bike.

The Roads Are Alive With The Sound of Music

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jul 20, 2020
  • 4427
photo by: Danuser

In the latest episode of The Escape, the Olympic and multiple World Champion takes us on one of his favorite road loops in his local backyard. Epic climbs in front of stunning mountain ridges will put this one on every rider's list!

Video time with Transition Bikes!

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Jul 16, 2020
  • 787
Filming for a freeride segment is no easy task. The finished product may look like a flowing montage of big hits, but behind the scenes, each of those moves comes with a mixture of stress and focus.

Jackson goes to Austria.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 19, 2020
  • 1575

Jackson Goldstone is a well-known and welcome guest in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Whether shredding in the bike park or racing at the MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, the young Canadian always puts the pedal to the metal and knows the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region as well as the back of his hand.

FITTER, FASTER, STRONGER with N1NO - EP5

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 15, 2020
  • 1204
Photo by: Etienne van Rensburg

In the latest episode of "FITTER.FASTER.STRONGER", the World Champion teaches the secrets to transform physique and physical strength into world class lap times on the trails.

Brendan Howey escapes Canadian winter down under.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 15, 2020
  • 710

After spending a few weeks in Australia last year, Brendan Howey made the decision to chase summer this year and spend the majority of his “winter” down under, riding bikes and digging trail in Maydena, Tasmania.

The Legend of Tommy G.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 12, 2020
  • 921
Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide / Sterling Lorence

Every kingdom needs its legends and who better to answer this call for the Bike Kingdom Lenzerheide than Belgian ripper Thomas Genon. Spending lots of time in Switzerland during the year, he welcomed this role with open arms, building upon his own legend with the support of no one less than Anthill Films. To see how Thomas rules his new kingdom, check out “The Legend of Tommy G”: https://youtu.be/_DzstL5RCHk

FITTER, FASTER, STRONGER with N1NO. Ep4.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 8, 2020
  • 713

Nino Schurter pulls back the curtain of the fitness routines of a World Champion in a fresh series of tutorial videos. EP. 4 provides the game-plan for strength and explosiveness. The new episode is live now!

Fabio Wibmer can keep himself pretty busy.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • May 6, 2020
  • 997
Credit: © Hannes Berger

Right from the start of the five minute action-packed edit it becomes clear that Fabio Wibmer’s life isn’t complete if he’s not on a bike.

Trial Time with Alex Rudeau

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 1067

A few weeks after we announced that Alex Rudeau was to join the COMMENCAL Enduro Team it became apparent that, like his teammates, he would have to wait before making his debut in the new team colours at the Enduro World Series.

Jonny Walker rides a Meta Power SX.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 27, 2020
  • 940

Jonny Walker has been riding since the age of nine and he’s now a leading name in enduro racing.We are super stoked to see Jonny training on our 2020 META POWER SX and ABSOLUT.

My line with Vaea Verbeeck.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 1202

Spotlighting the reigning crankworx queen, Vaea Verbeeck shares her line in life, dream line on the bike and more in the newest #tldmyline video.

Training with Nino.

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 16, 2020
  • 1089
Photo by: Rained upon Media

Nino Schurter pulls back the curtain of the fitness routines of a World Champion in a fresh series of tutorial videos. EP. 3 provides the toolset to proper recovery. Watch now!

Hugo ROBENEK : BAWAVERA

  • Chris Armstrong
  • Videos
  • Apr 7, 2020
  • 784
Photo by: Lukas Neasi

Hugo is a Czech rider who’s been supported by our distributor FDF Bike Shop/Kamil Tatarkovic for many years. He was able to get the last fews days in filming in Malaga before total confinement.