Nov 28 '16.
The Canyon Factory Freeride Team finished the season with a bang, bringing home gold with the 2016 FMB Factory Team World Championship Title.
Nov 23 '16.
Riders and fans can get closer than ever to the Enduro World Series action thanks to an innovative new analyser with partners Quarq.
Nov 21 '16.
I never tire to repeat that one of the best things that you can do in this life is to travel, and if it is to travel with your bicycle, the thing rises to exponents never before imagined. The sensations offered by the two wheels are many and varied, each kind of bike makes the gift in its own way, not all the sensations are the same but all are comforting even in the long run.
If to what already gives us the bike, now we must add what it means to travel and discover places that we had only seen in books, magazines, postcards or of which we had only heard. The simple fact of planning the trip is already an adventure, the preparations, the details ... at that moment the imagination begins to separate dangerously from reality and takes us for a moment to that dreamed place where it makes us believe that we will discover great Secrets, havens never before trodden by man or as if a pirate with a patch on his eye was the precious treasure. Reality does not adorn history so much, but in a way it does not differ too much from what our mind has dreamed.
There are moments when imagining the places that I will find next to my bike I even get nervous to imagine the ideal downhill, the perfect jump located in the most magical place on earth, that's when my heart and beats runs at full speed, it shoots thinking to do the most impossible tricks that maybe only exist in my deteriorated imagination and that is very likely that no one can ever do, but I have to tell you that even if it seems crazy, this feeling makes me feel very alive, that at last and in the end is what I like to find when I travel, LIFE.
“Finding magical and special places or meeting people that are dear to you is not a difficult task for the traveler, the world is wide and very diverse, so the adventure is more than assured”
all photos by: Ismael Ibáñez
Nov 17 '16.
Reluctant to strap back in after two and a half months away from riding, snowboarder Mark McMorris takes his first run back on snow.
Nov 14 '16.
Over the summer on the way home from Loonie races I threw a Bontrager Flare R Tail Light onto my bag for the ride home.
Nov 9 '16.
17 year old Finn Illes rode a great run at the 2016 Taxco DH race on the weekend, considering the course had me crapping my pants from behind the screen. Yoann did pretty good too.
Nov 3 '16.
Rupert Walker & Brandon Semenuk (Revel Co.) have come together again to release another video that really is a show stopper.
Oct 31 '16.
The renowned Relentless Exposure 24 hosted the UK 24hr Mountain Bike Championships 2016 at the weekend. Mathew Jones is the new British Champion, covering 29 laps of an 11km course of flowing single-track on a mixture of man made and natural trails mixed in with some stinger climbs.
On 29 an 30 October 2016 Fort William’s No Fuss Events hosted the UK 24hr Mountain Bike Championships as part of their Relentless Exposure 24 event at the Nevis Range in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
Having pushed the boundaries of the UK’s 24-hour mountain bike racing scene with the WEMBO (World Endurance Mountain Bike Organisation) Championships in 2014, Relentless 24 has showcased some of the most exciting endurance racing in Scotland; and looking at the start list there was no doubt that the 2016 event was going to be a thriller. The event attracted the crème de la crème of the UK’s mountain bike endurance talent and with a field of almost 100 solo riders it is clear that the interest in 24hr racing in the country is alive and kicking.
The Outdoor Capital of the UK - Fort William and Lochaber - and the riding at Nevis Range has a world-renowned reputation, and with the recent announcement that No Fuss would again host the World 24 Hours Championships in 2018 riders knew that claiming the 2016 British crown would be the perfect line in the sand.
The atmosphere on Saturday morning was amazing; riders were clearly excited by the course choice, one more than worthy of the Championship status. The fact that every rider had trackside pits and that the weather gods appeared to be playing ball meant there was time to concentrate on the finer details including tyre choices and nutrition plans.
For the top riders the 11km course of tough terrain, flowing single-track on a mixture of man made and natural trails and of course some stinger climbs was all that lay between them and the coveted UK Championship jerseys that; and the fact they had to complete 24 hours on their bike.
It was clear from the outset that racing was going to be fierce and at the four hour stage of the race there was a little over 4 minutes separating the top 10 riders, at eight hours that was extended to a very close 15 mins. There were whisperings of concerns around the pit area “they’ll never sustain this” and “who is going to crack first”.
Mathew Jones, Michael McCutcheon and Peter Nadin were the eventual top three solos with Mathew completing 29 laps in a time of 24hr and 10 minutes. Michael was 15 minutes behind after an astonishing 29 laps, a little under the 200-mile mark. In the ladies’ race Lee Craigie and Sally Buckworth tussled all day and night with Lee taking the victory with a creditable 23 laps.
In the team categories it was Stefan Macina and Bob Addey from Aurelius Cycles who took the men’s pairs with 32 laps and the girls from Sandy Wallace Cycles taking the win with 23 laps. The quads and the eights categories were dominated by the boys and girls from Dunoon with the Benmore winning the eights and Team Pin it Ya Fairy taking the fours with a monstrous 32 laps.
Russ Baker one of the WEMBO organisers and President of Mountain Bike Australia was at the event over the weekend and is certainly looking forward to returning to the Outdoor Capital in 2018 for the World Solos Championship.
Frazer Coupland from No Fuss Events, said: “The standard of racing over the weekend has been exceptional. We have been delighted with the numbers who attended and as usual the team at Nevis range are a pleasure to work with.”
Oct 26 '16.
The film is the life story of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons who died at age 32 from a heart attack with the secondary cause being an acute mixture of drugs. Andy and brother Bruce came from humble beginnings on the small Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Oct 21 '16.
Brandon Semenuk's winning run from Rampage last week.
Oct 18 '16.
Brandon Semenuk’s winning 2016 Red Bull Rampage run took just a little more than one minute and nine seconds for him to complete, top to bottom.
Oct 14 '16.
Most of the time our messages to you usually revolve around ripping descents and blasting berms, this one comes to you with deeper thought and words of heavier meaning. Last December, the mountain bike community lost an incredible person when Buddy Newman, graphic designer for WTB, passed away in a car accident.
Oct 11 '16.
Only two weeks after launching his first autobiography, Danny is already adding to his legacy with his next unreal two-wheeled expedition. Unique from anything he’s released before, Danny jumps on his Santa Cruz 5010 CC this time and takes mountain biking to another level.
Oct 8 '16.
Reese rides bikes. Reese rides bikes pretty good.
Oct 4 '16.
The 2016 Enduro World Series drew to a close in its traditional home of Finale Ligure - and the Bluegrass Finale Enduro powered by SRAM will go down in the history books for a myriad of reasons.
Sep 29 '16.
The Enduro World Series will crown its World Champions in Finale this weekend at the last race of the year, the Bluegrass Finale Enduro powered by SRAM.
Finale Outdoor Resort will once again host the closing race of the season, as 500 riders take to the iconic trails of this Italian resort against the backdrop of the Mediterranean sea.
Sep 26 '16.
There have only ever been three Enduro World Champions in the Men’s category Two of those were riding for the Yeti / Fox Shox Factory Race Team. With Richie Rude the reigning champion and current series leader, we look at the team and what makes it so special.
Sep 22 '16.
The North American leg of the series is now five weeks behind us as the series lands back in Europe for the final two stops.
Sep 19 '16.
The seventh round of the Enduro World Series will be remembered as the race where Sam Hill earned his enduro stripes.
Sep 18 '16.
What a day of racing here in Valberg! Stage two was cancelled due to weather concerns, but today's three stages served up more than enough drama.
Sep 16 '16.
The Enduro World Series heads back to France and the sport’s spiritual home this weekend for round 7 - the Enduro Des Portes du Mercantour driven by URGE Bike Products.
Sep 14 '16.
Europe's most beautiful mountain bike stage race in Valais, Switzerland. Next edition: 12-17 September 2016. Six race-days on finest singletrails! Sign in now: www.swissepic.com
Sep 12 '16.
There are a lot of good times for riders on the Enduro World Series circuit but there are also pressures. What is that drives the riders towards this extraordinary way of life and to challenge themselves so much. And once they are there, how do they deal with the challenge. We caught up with the Canyon Factory Enduro Team to find out the answers on the mental side of the sport.
Sep 8 '16.
Steve Peat & Rob Warner join Claudio to preview the Val Di Sole World Champion course.
Sep 8 '16.
We’re thrilled to announce Connor Fearon has signed a two year extension of his contract. The young Australian gravity shredder has been piloting a Kona since 2010 and will continue to race his Operator DH machine through the end of 2018.
Sep 6 '16.
Steve Peat's final World Cup Race, and on the dry, dusty, steep track in Vallnord, Andorra. Watch the episode, then scroll down for some photos from Sven Martin.