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Video: Wasp Trail – Poland

Video: Wasp Trail – Poland

By Enduro Me Mariusz Bryja’s self edit from riding in the wet conditions on his local “Wasp Trail” in Bukowina Tatrzańska, Poland.


Coastal Crew crowd-sourcing new year-round bike park

Coastal Crew crowd-sourcing new year-round bike park

The Coastal Crew builds and films some of the best mountain bike trails in the Pacific Northwest, and now they’re taking the huge step to open a bike park of their own. Rather than adapt a ski area, they’re building one from scratch on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. The goal is to build a year-round, ...


Video: Gee Atherton at the Red Bull Foxhunt

Video: Gee Atherton at the Red Bull Foxhunt

One of the more creative mountain bike race formats is the Red Bull Foxhunt, a tangled mess of riders “hunting” Gee Atherton down Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails in Northern Ireland. Watch as 400 riders, dressed in matching red hunting jerseys, slip and slide their way down the mountain in pursuit of the pro. Last year only ...


Fox MTB Presents: Follow the Leader on A-Line and Crabapple

Fox MTB Presents: Follow the Leader on A-Line and Crabapple

Check out the Fox Mtb team having fun playing follow the leader on A-line / Crabapple at Crankworx featuring Fox team athletes in order: Josh Bryceland, Geatan Ruffin, Danny Hart, Stevie Smith, Mark Wallace, Andrew Neethling, Thibaut Ruffin, Marcelo Gutierrez, Tyler McCaul, Kirt Voreis, Nick Beer, Connor Fearon and Kyle Strait. Cameras provided by GoPro/Kris ...


Video: Dirt Rag visits Peru for the Inca Avalanche

Video: Dirt Rag visits Peru for the Inca Avalanche

Back in June, two Dirt Rag staffers headed south—REALLY far south—to Peru for the Inca Avalanche, a crazy, mass-start, high-altitude, oxygen-deprived marathon nearly 6,000 feet down the mountain. Matt and Stephen had an amazing adventure, and some mishaps, and you can read all about them in the current issue of the mag, but take a ...


Video: Around the Bend

Video: Around the Bend

The dust, rocks, and ponytails are flying as Enduro Queens Jenny Konway and Carolynn Romaine duke it out on the killer singletrack of Bend, Ore. Via DirtyJane.com


Video: Adam Billinghurst descends 1,000,000 vertical feet

Video: Adam Billinghurst descends 1,000,000 vertical feet

Mountain bikers seem to have an unwavering desire to challenge how far they can push their limits. For some, it means jumping farther. For others, it means riding a line that terrifies them. For Whistler legend Adam Billinghurst, it meant attempting to descend one million vertical feet as quickly as possible. Watch Adam Billinghurst in ...


Video: Behind the Scenes at Nine Knights 2013

Video: Behind the Scenes at Nine Knights 2013

The world’s best mountain bike freeriders and photographers spent one week together to capture amazing footage from an incredible event. This documentary web series follows them during the Nine Knights MTB 2013 event in Livigno, Italy . Episode 1 covers the first two days of start training and scoping the course. In addition, event organizer ...


Video: Trans-Savoie recap and 2014 preview

Video: Trans-Savoie recap and 2014 preview

Trans-Savoie might be the most challenging, diverse and scenic mountain bike race in the world as it travels 300km over six days in the French Alps. A point-to-point enduro, the rider with the least cumulative time over the timed stages is the winner. The timed runs are technically downhill singletrack, while the transfers are singletrack, ...


Video: Behind the scenes at Crankworx with photographer Sven Martin

Video: Behind the scenes at Crankworx with photographer Sven Martin

Want to know what it takes to get the amazing shots that you see on the covers of your favorite cycling magazines? This video from F-Stop Gear follows one of the preeminent photographers in the industry, Sven Martin, and the pinnacle event of the season, Crankworx Whistler.  


Video: Rocky Mountain Instinct in the Monashees

Video: Rocky Mountain Instinct in the Monashees

Rocky Mountain Bikes sent along this sweet video of Wade Simmons and Kevin Calhoun as they take the Instinct 29er into some early season snowfall.


Video: Brakeless down Death Grip, starring Casey Brown

Video: Brakeless down Death Grip, starring Casey Brown

By Anthill Films The feeling of traveling through space at vision-blurring speeds is exhilarating, albeit terrifying, but that’s why we crave it. For mountain bikers, going fast is just a part of what we do, but we do it knowing we have a safety net: brakes. But imagine if you didn’t have brakes to stop ...


Trailer: The Rider and the Wolf

Trailer: The Rider and the Wolf

Crested Butte in 1980 still echoed with the hammers of miners, not the rumble of knobby tires on singletrack. But that was about to change as a young blue-eyed man named Mike Rust wrenched madly, transforming old Schwinn cruiser bikes into some of Colorado’s first mountain bikes. When the Californians like Gary Fisher and Joe ...


Trailer: ‘Won’t Back Down – The Steve Peat Story’

Trailer: ‘Won’t Back Down – The Steve Peat Story’

From his humble beginnings in his hometown of Sheffield, England, Steve Peat has established himself as one of the worlds most iconic cyclists. Peaty has been competing at the top level in his chosen sport of downhill mountain bike racing for the past 23 years, longer than the lifetime of many of his current competitors. ...


Video: Muddy trails with Nico and Falco

Video: Muddy trails with Nico and Falco

This is the latest episode in the Scott Voltage RAW series, starring Nico Vinkat at Chatel Bike Park after the lifts have been shut down for the season. Guest starring is Falco, one of the local builders’ dog.


10 things every mountain biker should have done

10 things every mountain biker should have done

It might be titled “Should Have Done” but we prefer to think of it as “Should Do”  and “Do Often”. How many of these have you crossed off your list? By Filme von Draussen


SRAM XX1 | Enduro | Part 1: Stepping Up

SRAM XX1 | Enduro | Part 1: Stepping Up

Follow SRAM enduro racers Jerome Clementz, Nicolas Vouilloz, Rene Widlhaber, Anka Martin and many more as they take on rounds 2 and 3 of the 2013 Enduro World Series in Val d’Allos and Les Deux Alpes, France.


Highlights from Red Bull Rampage 2013

Highlights from Red Bull Rampage 2013

On a gusty day in Southern Utah, a group of 25 daring mountain bikers blew the doors off what is possible on two wheels, unleashing some of the biggest moments the sport has ever seen. While mother nature only allowed for one full run before the conditions made it impossible to ride, that was all ...


#26aintdead

#26aintdead

Not according to Cotic Bikes anyway.


Video: Workin’ for the weekend

Video: Workin’ for the weekend

Well, I’ve got a case of the Mondays, but I hope you had as good as weekend as this: Jamis Account Rep and Rider Doug Krauze takes his Jamis Dakar AMT on a road trip for the weekend at four of the best trails in NY and NJ.


Damage Control

Damage Control

When you’re riding solo atop a remote ridgeline, you have to be able to take care of yourself, no matter what. Warning: Injury content. Do not watch this is you are squeamish. Via NSMB.com


Bicycles on Snow: Iditabike 1988

Bicycles on Snow: Iditabike 1988

I just stumbled across this amazing documentary originally shot for the Discovery Channel about the second-ever Iditabike race across Alaska—210 miles of frozen toes and ruddy cheeks. Produced by Mark Forman, it won the Interbike Film Festival in 1994. The technology (and fashion!) sure has changed over the last 25 years. I can’t wait to ...


Cold Rolled – Marquette Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 1

Cold Rolled – Marquette Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 1

Chapter One of the five-part short film “Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan’s Snow Bike Route”, an action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that will explore the history and progression of winter cycling culture in the adventure-loving Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan. Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected equipment ...


Trailer: From Where We Stand

Trailer: From Where We Stand

There’s little doubt the mountain bike industry is heavily focused on the West Coast, but what about the rest of us back east? There is no shortage of amazing trails and beautiful scenery, so why don’t we see it represented in elite-level mountain bike filmmaking? FatTireFests is here with a response: a new series highlighting ...


SRAM XX1 | Enduro | Part 2: Flat Out and Focused

SRAM XX1 | Enduro | Part 2: Flat Out and Focused

This second chapter follows the best enduro racers in the world from the iconic Mega Avalanche in Alpe d’Huez to the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy. Here, in addition to Jerome Clementz’s victory in both the race and overall, Curtis Keene, Rene Wildhaber, Anka Martin, Anneke Beerten and many ...


Red Bull edit from Bilenky Junkyard CX

Cold Rolled – Marquette, Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 2

Cold Rolled – Marquette, Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 2

This is Chapter Two of the five-part short film “Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan’s Snow Bike Route”, an action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that will explore the history and progression of winter cycling culture in the adventure-loving Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan. Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected equipment and techniques used to ...


Video: SRAM’s president discusses details of hydraulic road/cx brake recall

Video: SRAM’s president discusses details of hydraulic road/cx brake recall

In what seems to be a trend this month, another CEO of a major cycling brand falls on his sword and apologizes to consumers. Here, SRAM’s president Stan Day discusses what led to the recall of all SRAM hydraulic road and cyclocross brakes and what steps consumers should take if they have them. For the ...


Cold Rolled – Marquette, Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 3

Cold Rolled – Marquette, Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 3

Cold Rolled is an action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that will explore the history and progression of winter cycling culture in the adventure-loving Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan. Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected equipment and techniques used to launch its Snow Bike Route, a 15-mile winter singletrack developed for fat ...


Cold Rolled – Marquette, Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 4

Cold Rolled – Marquette, Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 4

Cold Rolled is an action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that will explore the history and progression of winter cycling culture in the adventure-loving Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan. Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected equipment and techniques used to launch its Snow Bike Route, a 15-mile winter singletrack developed for fat ...


Grand Junction and Whiskey Off-Road announce registration opening

Grand Junction and Whiskey Off-Road announce registration opening

Today Epic Rides officially announced January 1 as the opening day for registration in the 11th Annual Whiskey Off- Road and 2nd Annual Grand Junction Off-Road presented by U.S. Bank. To sweeten the deal, anyone who registers for one or both events will automatically be entered to win over $7,000 in prizes via 7 Days ...


Video: Behind the scenes at X-Fusion and its new, interverted Revel HLR fork

Video: Behind the scenes at X-Fusion and its new, interverted Revel HLR fork

X-Fusion has been stepping up its game big time in the past year, picking up more OE specs and topping off its range with the limited-edition, American-made, inverted Revel HLR fork. Watch as lead engineer Paul Turner discusses how its unique dual air spring system works and watch as it gets assembled.


‘This is Peaty’ – Season Finale

‘This is Peaty’ – Season Finale

What a season it’s been… It’s been a jam packed year full of laughs and good times with Peaty and co, but unfortunately this season has come to an end. With the up-coming release of Steve Peat’s life story ‘Won’t Back Down’, produced by Clay Porter and John Lawlor. We take a look into what went ...


‘From Where We Stand’ – Episode 1

‘From Where We Stand’ – Episode 1

There’s little doubt the mountain bike industry is heavily focused on the West Coast, but what about the rest of us back east? There is no shortage of amazing trails and beautiful scenery, so why don’t we see it represented in elite-level mountain bike filmmaking?FatTireFests is here with a response: a new series highlighting the best ...


‘From Where We Stand’ – Episode 2

‘From Where We Stand’ – Episode 2

Our second of four episodes is here and Oneonta is ready for you to feast your eyes upon it’s lush forests, perfect dirt and amazing rocks. Situated just west of the Catskill mountains in central New York, Oneonta is quickly becoming a mountain biker’s dream town. Five minutes from downtown sees riders in the middle ...


Cold Rolled – Marquette, Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 5

Cold Rolled – Marquette, Michigan’s Fat Bike Route – Chapter 5

Chapter Five is the final chapter in the “Cold Rolled” series and showcases the fast and fun riding potential of a maintained snow singletrack trail. Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected equipment and techniques used to launch its Snow Bike Route (SBR), a 15-mile winter singletrack developed for fat tire bikes. The fast narrow ...


Video: Hannah Barnes in ‘NorthWest’

Video: Hannah Barnes in ‘NorthWest’

Hannah Barnes embarks on an epic mountain bike adventure up the west coast of Scotland. Taking in the incredible trails, scenery and beaches on the way. Put on a cup o’ tea or pour a nip of Scotch and sit back for this half-hour adventure.


‘From Where We Stand’ – Episode 3

‘From Where We Stand’ – Episode 3

The third installment of the 4-part web series From Where We Stand takes us to the trails of beautiful Mount Penn, flanking the east side of Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading isn’t especially well known for being a mountain bike destination times are a changin’ and the community that has been developing there for decades is ready ...


Video: Santa Cruz Jackal

Video: Santa Cruz Jackal

I don’t know what’s in the water out there in Santa Cruz (or in the air…) but those dudes sure know how to have fun. Check out their latest video staring Josh Bryceland, Logan Peat and a 1949 GM Union Pacific Streamliner ripping around town on the Santa Cruz Jackal. Still using its original super-charged ...


‘From Where We Stand’ – Episode 4

‘From Where We Stand’ – Episode 4

Newark, Delaware is probably far from what most people imagine when they think of mountain bike destinations and yet, the flowy and beautifully sculpted trails of White Clay Creek and Middle Run offer riders some of the most fun to be found on bikes. From “Where We Stand” is a love letter to the east ...


Video: ‘Peaks of Life’

Video: ‘Peaks of Life’

Peaks of Life is a short Documentary about UK rider and downhill racer Tom Wheeler. The documentary by Director Kris Forrest and Aspect Media illustrates Tom’s lengthy recovery and rehabilitation process after loosing the use of his right arm whilst racing in Rheola, Wales, back in 2011. Despite paralysing his right arm, Tom’s determination and ...


Sweedish shred: ‘Moves’ by Hillside Cycling

Sweedish shred: ‘Moves’ by Hillside Cycling

We got this note from Hillside Cycling, a mountain bike guide service outside Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweeden. It’s amazing how much it resembles our home state of Pennsylvania! The terrain around Gothenburg consists of hundreds of kilometers of natural trails through rolling and rocky forests which makes a durable freeride bike advantageous ...


‘Church’ – fall in North Carolina

‘Church’ – fall in North Carolina

By ZFH Productions Brandon Blakely, Zach Heaton, and Evan Voss were the motivators behind Church. Our friendship was forged in college through riding bikes, with a mutual interest for multiple sports and the refined skillset that goes hand in hand with mastery of those disciplines. We have traveled distances together for riding but for this ...


Feature film: ‘A Thin White Line’

Feature film: ‘A Thin White Line’

Think you’re tough for riding through the winter? Check out this documentary about the 2001 Iditasport adventure race along the Iditarod Trail on foot, ski or bike. Covering up to 1,100 miles across Alaska in the winter could be life-changing or deadly, depending on how it goes. Watch for endurance race legend Mike Curiak on ...


‘The Push’ – a short film from Salsa Cycles

‘The Push’ – a short film from Salsa Cycles

The Arrowhead Ultra 135, the coldest bike race in the Lower 48, begins one week from today in International Falls, Minnesota. Traversing the 135-mile Arrowhead Trail, it promises promises near-Arctic conditions and nearly always delivers. To finish, let alone win, is a triumph of man and machine over nature. Salsa Cycles‘ Mike “Kid” Riemer has ...


Video: The making of ‘Get High’ in Slovakia

Video: The making of ‘Get High’ in Slovakia

Think those videos you see of amazing mountain adventures just come easy? Think again. Some aspiring filmmakers from Slovakia got in touch with their story of their adventure in the West Tatras mountains and how their new film “Get High” came to be. By Zuzana Triebusnikova One and a half year ago I did not ...


Megavalance from behind

Megavalance from behind

If you’ve ever seen footage from Megavalanche (or have been lucky enough to be there yourself) you know it can be a crazy and chaotic scene. Filmmaker Ralf Schupp wasn’t interested in all that, so he took is time to be able to ride the route without distraction and meet some folks along the way ...


Rowdy the Clown getting rad on a fat bike

Rowdy the Clown getting rad on a fat bike

Borealis is making waves with its super light carbon fiber fat bikes. I’m guessing this video is going to make some waves too.


Kona’s Independent Suspension – An Overview

Kona’s Independent Suspension – An Overview

Suspension designs are a complicated thing. As Kona says, it’s a game of millimeters. From its first full-suspension model in 1995 to its coming 2015 models, Kona has refined its single-pivot, linkage driven suspension designs for their ultimate application. There are three variations in the current lineup, and this cool video walks you through the ...


Video: Knolly Warden

Video: Knolly Warden

We’re big fans of Knolly Bikes, and had nothing but good things to say about the 140mm Endorphin we reviewed last year. Now the British Columbia-based brand is taking things up a notch with the new 150mm travel, 27.5 wheel Warden. Check it out:  


Video: Kona’s Cinder Cone – then and now

Video: Kona’s Cinder Cone – then and now

Join us on a ride through Kona’s 27-year long history making trail ripping mountain bikes. Together again, for the first time (crazy, right?), an original 1988 Kona Cinder Cone shares the trail with its 2014 off-spring. Hop on a true mountain bike original and Kona’s longest bike model and blast through a quarter century of ...


Juliana Bicycles’ backcountry New Zealand adventure

Juliana Bicycles’ backcountry New Zealand adventure

By Anka Martin. Photos by Sven Martin. Our trip went down in early February in beautiful Nelson, New Zealand and the surrounding areas of the Nelson Tasman district. We planned a little backcountry adventure with a few of my friends on our Juliana bikes.


2013 World Cup downhill recap

2013 World Cup downhill recap

The 2014 World Cup downhill season starts in two weeks just where it left off at the World Championships in 2013 – Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Will 2014 be the season 27.5 wheels sweep the circuit? Will Steve Smith and Gee Atherton continue their dominating battle for the overall title? Will rising stars like Richie Rude and ...


Video: ENVE’s new M-series carbon wheels

Video: ENVE’s new M-series carbon wheels

Don’t think you can shred on carbon wheels? Think again. Read more about the new M-series wheels here.   BUY NOW Disclosure: When you purchase a product or service from a link in our stories, we earn an affiliate commission that helps pay for our work and support Dirt Rag content creation


Trailer: Season 3 of Fabian Barel Presents

Trailer: Season 3 of Fabian Barel Presents

Winter is over, springtime is here, and the riding season is just around the corner. Fan favorite Fab Barel can feel it too, so he’s dusting off the bike for a new season of Fab Barel Presents. Spanning 4 episodes, 3 continents, and discovering endless trails, look for continuing enduro adventures on film, starting soon!


Preview: ‘A Quest For Altitude’

Preview: ‘A Quest For Altitude’

Our next issue is on its way, and our cover story is the search for adventure. Gerhard Czerner and Martin Bissig went searching for it in the mountains of Morocco—not known as a mountain bike destination, the “Chamonix of the High Atlas” towers more than 13,000 feet above north Africa. Watch as they reach the ...


‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3 preview

‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3 preview

Peaty turns 40 this year, but it isn’t slowing him down one bit. Expect nothing less than the usual carnage with #allthelads and the rest of the Santa Cruz Syndicate as they travel the globe taking in the full UCI World Cup and World Champs, whilst hooking up with some famous friends along the way. ...


‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 1

‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 1

“He’s one of the best at what he does, so why change him?” Over the course of Peaty’s career, winters spent with Adella Carter and the Sheffield Hallam team have proved vital in his long and illustrious career. Getting time of the DH bike is always tough with such a busy schedule and other commitments, ...


Video: Smith Optics ‘Great Days – Surviving Your Day Job’

Video: Smith Optics ‘Great Days – Surviving Your Day Job’

Some say a great day is just a state of mind. For Smith Optics, great days are what reinvigorate personal passion for life outside walls. To celebrate Smith’s 50th anniversary of outdoor adventure in 2015, the brand is hosting a year-long web series, “Great Days”. Viewers get a behind the scenes look into what makes a ...


Video: Smith Optics ‘Great Days – Questioning Your Limits’

Video: Smith Optics ‘Great Days – Questioning Your Limits’

Some say a great day is just a state of mind. For Smith Optics, great days are what reinvigorate personal passion for life outside walls. To celebrate Smith’s 50th anniversary of outdoor adventure in 2015, the brand is hosting a year-long web series, “Great Days”. Viewers get a behind the scenes look into what makes a ...


Video: Smith Optics ‘Great Days – Finding the Unexpected in Chillan’

Video: Smith Optics ‘Great Days – Finding the Unexpected in Chillan’

Some say a great day is just a state of mind. For Smith Optics, great days are what reinvigorate personal passion for life outside walls. To celebrate Smith’s 50th anniversary of outdoor adventure in 2015, the brand is hosting a year-long web series, “Great Days”. Viewers get a behind the scenes look into what makes a ...


Video: Morning ride with Kyle Jameson

Video: Morning ride with Kyle Jameson

How do you start your day? Kyle Jameson starts his with a little spin on his Scott Genius.


Mavic Crossmax XL wheels in action

Mavic Crossmax XL wheels in action

Recently we brought you details of the new Mavic Crossmax XL wheel and tire system, and now you can see it in action. Click here to read more about what makes the Crossmax XL wheel and tire system unique, as well as details of other new Mavic products.


Video: Guerrilla Gravity introduces the MegaTrail

Video: Guerrilla Gravity introduces the MegaTrail

A few months back we brought you details of the Megatrail, the second bike from the upstart Guerrilla Gravity based out of Colorado. The American-made frame is adjustable from “trail mode” to “gravity mode” with a swap of the shock mount, and the geometry drops and slackens out for near-downhill bike levels of performance. Framesets start ...


Northstar Bike Park opens June 6

Northstar Bike Park opens June 6

The folks out at Northstar Bike Park in California are itching to get another season of riders out on the trails. Weather permitting, they will open for business Friday, June 6.


‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 2

‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 2

“It’s been a busy few weeks since South Africa!” Peaty wasn’t lying when he said it’d been a hectic couple of weeks since the first UCI World Cup round. Starting with the annual pilgrimage to the Scottish Six Day Trial with James Dabill, then onto the Swiss Alps with Claudio Calouri to scout a new ...


Video: Ft. William World Cup preview

Video: Ft. William World Cup preview

My favorite World Cup venue is once again filling up with fans and racers as the third round is underway this weekend in Ft. William, Scotland. Can Gee Atherton repeat his win from 2013? Can Peaty grab a win on home soil? Will there be any 26-inch bikes still around? So far we know Lapierre, ...


Video: Riding with Ty

Video: Riding with Ty

Photographer Bryan Kirkwood sent us this great video he made with his dog Ty in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.  Have a photo (or video!) you’d like to share with readers? Send it to riderseye@dirtragmag.com.


‘Brandon Semenuk’s Rad Company’ debuts, available now

‘Brandon Semenuk’s Rad Company’ debuts, available now

Courtesy of Red Bull Media House “Rad Company” chronicles mountain bike icon Brandon Semenuk as he and his handpicked team of riders push the limits of freeride mountain biking and showcase their skills on never-before-seen terrain. The movie features an eclectic soundtrack that flows like your favorite mix tape, while seamlessly meshing all disciplines of ...


Crankworx announces lineup for GoPro Dirt Diaries and Deep Summer Challenge

Crankworx announces lineup for GoPro Dirt Diaries and Deep Summer Challenge

Summer is in full swing and that means it’s only a matter of time until we get to head north to the biggest of all mountain bike festivals in Whistler, B.C. Aside from the competitive riding there is some competitive creativity going on as well, with riders and photographers shooting to be the best in the ...


Video: Oscar Mud in Training

Video: Oscar Mud in Training

Most Rider’s Eye submissions are photographs, but we love reader videos as well. Check out this great clip of Oscar Mud, the trail dog in training. Submitted by Nikki Channon of MudTrek. Keep up the good work Oscar! Have a photo or video you’d like to submit? Send it to riderseye@dirtragmag.com.  


Video: Cedric Gracia – My Life is Cycling, Ep. 2

Video: Cedric Gracia – My Life is Cycling, Ep. 2

Cedric takes you through his expanding signature tire lineup, explaining his creative process and all the work that goes into his signature brand of tires and the other new Panaracer tires he’s using in 2014.


Video: Lars Sternberg rips on the Fox 36

Video: Lars Sternberg rips on the Fox 36

We have a review of the new Fox 36 fork coming in the next issue of Dirt Rag, but for now, here’s a little preview of what it’s capable of, courtesy of Lars Sternberg.


Video: Another amazing urban DH video from Slovakia

Video: Another amazing urban DH video from Slovakia

I will never get tired of these insane helmet cam runs. Can you imagine anything like this ever taking place in the US? Neither can I. Here’s Marcelo Gutierrez tearing it up in Bratislava, Slovakia.


Video: Chris Akrigg hardtail session

Video: Chris Akrigg hardtail session

A “chilled out session”? Looks pretty wild to me!


Video: Northstar Trail Crew Chronicles, Episode 4

Video: Northstar Trail Crew Chronicles, Episode 4

The crew at Northstar continues to work hard improving and maintaining the trails. Watch along as pro riders Graeme Pitts, Adrienne Schneider and Dustin Schaad rip up and test out the freshly built Sticks & Stones trail. Northstar is now open seven days a week too.


‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, episode 3

‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, episode 3

Steve Peat is naturally the star of his eponymous show, but in this episode the real darling is Josh Bryceland, Peaty’s Santa Cruz Syndicate teammate who picked up his first ever World Cup win at Leogang. Congrats Josh!


Red Bull Rampage returns – September 26-28

Red Bull Rampage returns – September 26-28

The event that has launched viral video stars and dropped thousands of jaws returns to Utah this fall, a freeride mountain biking spectacle known the world over as a proving ground for the best, bravest and most well-rounded rider on two wheels. Red Bull Rampage, a marquee event in the NBC Signature Series, will take ...


Video: Gee Atherton at Crankworx Les Deux Alps

Video: Gee Atherton at Crankworx Les Deux Alps

How hard does a modern suspension fork have to work to keep up with a pro like Gee Atherton? Check out this awesome video from a recent run at Crankworx Les Deux Alps.


Coming soon: Radically redesigned 27.5 Specialized downhill bike

Coming soon: Radically redesigned 27.5 Specialized downhill bike

Despite the continued success of athletes Troy Bronson and Aaron Gwin on the UCI World Cup circuit, Specialized’s top-tier Demo downhill bike has been around for quite some time. Advancements in carbon fiber and shock technology—not to mention those bigger wheels—meant it was time for a new bike. Specialized took advantage of the long layover between races on ...


World Cup downhill is back! Mont Sainte Anne course preview

World Cup downhill is back! Mont Sainte Anne course preview

After a bit of a summer vacation, World Cup downhill racing returns this weekend with the first of two North American stops at Mont Sainte Anne in Quebec, Canada. As always, the one and only Claudio Caluori shows us the track.


Video: The Town and Riders of a Hudson Highland Hotspot

Video: The Town and Riders of a Hudson Highland Hotspot

Dirt Rag contributor Brice Shirbach not only writes words and shoots awesome photographs, he also does a fair share of videoing as well. His latest is an expose’ of the amazing trails in Beacon, New York. “Welcome to Beacon stands to showcase some of the amazing trails that descend from the summit of the town’s ...


‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 4

‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 4

Last time on This is Peaty we watched as teammate and protege Josh Bryceland picked up his first ever World Cup victory. In Episode 4, the Syndicate spend the long gap between races testing some new bikes, including the 27.5 V-10 and an all new model, the V-16.


Video: Spotlight on Hannah Barnes

Video: Spotlight on Hannah Barnes

Yeti Cycles pro rider Hannah Barnes got into cycling relatively late (through her younger brother, Joe) and it was 2005 before she did her first MTB race at age 18. “I love the variety of doing a bit of everything, and thats why I find Enduro such a good fit for me,” she says. “Our ...


Video: RockShox – Prove ‘can’t’ wrong

Video: RockShox – Prove ‘can’t’ wrong

From RockShox: Whether it’s pulling off your first bunny hop, or winning a World Championship title, we all have a “can’t” we’re chasing. People once said “suspension can’t make up for the added weight.” That didn’t stop RockShox from changing the face of mountain biking in ’89. And it hasn’t stopped riders from doing what ...


Prototype testing the new Scott Gambler and Voltage

Prototype testing the new Scott Gambler and Voltage

Recently we brought you the details of the new 27.5 Scott Gambler downhill bike and the Voltage freeride. Today our friends over at ShapeRideShoot bring you some behind-the-scenes details of how they were created and some prototype testing with Alex Evans, Nick Pescetto, Nico Vink, and Vincent Tupin.


Video: What I do in Whistler

Video: What I do in Whistler

Few places in the mountain bike world have the magical cache as Whistler, British Columbia. If you’ve never been, it’s home to not just the Whistler Bike Park, but hundreds of miles of trails throughout the valley and far up the mountains. A lot of folks come here for different reasons, but it seems not ...


Video: ‘Steps to the Top’ – Finn Iles wins Whip-Off Worlds

Video: ‘Steps to the Top’ – Finn Iles wins Whip-Off Worlds

The story of the year at Crankworx was #LetFinnIn, the hashtag petition to let 14-year-old Finn Iles compete in the Whip-Off World Championships. It paid off too, as Iles didn’t just prove himself worthy, he proved anything is possible.


Video: ‘Elixir’ – A rider’s battle against Leukemia

Video: ‘Elixir’ – A rider’s battle against Leukemia

Mountain biking is all about overcoming challenges—climbing mountains, fear of falling, or making that jump for the first time. But some challenges are infinity more difficult. Filmmaker Leo Zuckerman created this short profile of a young man who quite literally battled for his life.


World record! Watch Cam Zink’s 100-foot backflip

World record! Watch Cam Zink’s 100-foot backflip

At 100 feet, 3 inches, Zink landed the backflip perfectly in front a huge ESPN X Games crowd at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park. The event was televised live earlier this evening on ESPN and will air again as part of ABC’s “World of X Games” show on August 24 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Watch his ...


Video: ‘The Road to Rampage’ – Season premiere

Video: ‘The Road to Rampage’ – Season premiere

Who says freeride is dead? Red Bull Rampage is back this year with an all-new location with all-new lines. From big moves to big crashes, this competition is unlike any other. Get a glimpse at how the riders prepare in the first episode of the 2014 Road to Rampage.  


‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 5

‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 5

In the latest episode of ‘This is Peaty’, Steve Peat and the Syndicate team come to America to celebrate Christmas in August.


Video: ‘Trail Ninja – Cheating Death in the Company of Wolves’

Video: ‘Trail Ninja – Cheating Death in the Company of Wolves’

The latest episode of the Trail Ninja series is one of the best yet, with some jaw-dropping exposure in the Italian Alps.


Video – An unReal teaser

Video – An unReal teaser

These films just keep getting more and more mind-blowing. The latest work from AntHill Films and Teton Gravity Research is unReal, staring Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Tom van Steenbergen, Steve Smith, Graham Agassiz, Brook MacDonald, James Doerfling, Matt Hunter, Thomas Vanderham, and friends. After the smashing success of Rad Company, what more could there ...


Video: ‘The Road to Rampage – Episode 2, Training and Injuries’

Video: ‘The Road to Rampage – Episode 2, Training and Injuries’

Injuries are part and parcel to Rampage with such huge risks involved. While Andreu trains with his brother at home in Spain, Kyle and Tom dive into this year’s contest season from two very different angles. Kyle pursues his passion for racing and Tom goes to Europe for a Slope-style competition. It’s a decision he ...


Video: The SCOTT family at Crankworx

Video: The SCOTT family at Crankworx

It’s hard to spend all that time at the biggest mountain bike event in the world with some of the best riders in the world and not coming away with an awesome video. The SCOTT Crew was in full force at this year’s Crankworx in Whistler. ShapeRideShoot was on hand to follow Brendog, Vinny T, Nico ...


Video: Shaun Palmer rides again

Helmet cam: Bryceland’s World Championships run

Video: ‘The Road to Rampage – Episode 3, Riding with Legends’

Video: ‘The Road to Rampage – Episode 3, Riding with Legends’

Courtesy of Red Bull As the clock ticks down for Rampages it’s time for the biggest mountain bike festival of the year, Crankworx Whistler. Kyle pursues a title that has alluded him for years against his biggest competitor and best friend Cam Zink. Tom heads to the foam pit to test his shoulder and get ...


Video: ‘The Road to Rampage – Episode 4, Weathering the Storm’

Video: ‘The Road to Rampage – Episode 4, Weathering the Storm’

Courtesy of Red Bull It’s time for the last stops in the chaotic season leading up to Rampage. Kyle and Andreu head to Retallack Lodge to take on some of the biggest  jumps ever built for a mountain bike but first they will have to take on the local weather. With time ticking down Tom ...


How Aaron Chase gets the shot

How Aaron Chase gets the shot

Aaron Chase has been filming his riding for more than 15 years, but it wasn’t until the GoPro cameras came on the market that creativity of athlete-mounted photography could really be explored. The New Yorker recently posted this video of Chase discussing his setup and how he and a partner will construct a shot as ...


Helmet cam footage from Pinnacle downhill

Helmet cam footage from Pinnacle downhill

Video courtesy of the Hutchinson UR team. Learn more about the event at www.pinnaclechampionship.com  


Video: Extreme exposure in the Alps

Video: Extreme exposure in the Alps

By Big Col Music: “Fish Dance” by ronrauscher.de | soundcloud.com/ron-rauscher-1 “Been riding blues” by Conway Hambone.


Andreu Lacondeguy wins 2014 Red Bull Rampage

Andreu Lacondeguy wins 2014 Red Bull Rampage

Courtesy of Red Bull After three straight years of coming in 4th place, Spanish athlete Andreu Lacondeguy broke his curse in a big way, coming out on top with an emotional victory after fighting back nerves and a stacked field of competitors. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Southern Utah landscape, 20 riders thrilled ...


‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 6

‘This is Peaty’ – Season 3, Episode 6

After a long season for Steve Peat and Co., it all came down to the final round out in Meribel. Could Rat take the overall or would nerves get the better? Could Peaty regain some end of season form and hit the podium? After all was said and done out in France, there was no rest ...


Video: ‘Danny Macaskill: The Ridge’

Video: ‘Danny Macaskill: The Ridge’

Courtesy of Cut Media For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.


Teaser: Casey Brown and Poppy the Dog

Teaser: Casey Brown and Poppy the Dog

One of our favorite reasons to love the proliferation of action cameras is mounting them to dogs. Casey Brown is a human who is wired to go fast. Poppy is a dog who is bred to chase things down. Check out the teaser for the next Sony Dream Capture episode, “Tail Gunner”, featuring Casey Brown ...


Video: ‘The Road to Rampage – Episode 6, The Final Destination’

Video: ‘The Road to Rampage – Episode 6, The Final Destination’

Courtesy of Red Bull After a week of building in the desert it’s time to ride. While Andreu and Kyle are pre-qualified Tom has some unfinished business to attend to before qualifying. As Tom confronts his goals in qualifying, Kyle and Andreu prepare for two runs and one chance at Rampage gold. The entire season ...


Video: Mountain biking on Legos

Video: Fat bike double header

Video: Fat bike double header

Ross from On-One Cycles takes the fun route to work on the world’s first 24-inch wheel fat bike.   While Chris Akrigg gets rowdy on the new Mongoose Argus.   Have a big fat weekend everyone!


Smith honors women in October as ‘Strong. Beautiful. Unstoppable.’

Smith honors women in October as ‘Strong. Beautiful. Unstoppable.’

Smith is excited to dedicate the month of October to honoring the Strong. Beautiful. Unstoppable. women in action sports by not only highlighting some of its most decorated female athletes, but also donating to First Descents, giving young women fighting cancer the opportunity to “out live” their diagnosis through outdoor experiences. In addition, Smith will donate ...


Video: Transition Bikes shows off new Giddy-Up link

Video: Transition Bikes shows off new Giddy-Up link

We recently got our first look at Transition’s new lineup and its move to a four-bar rear suspension they’ve dubbed the Giddy-Up link. In the 2015 lineup it’s found on four new models in all three wheel sizes. Here’s the gang explaining its, um… “inspiration.” https://vimeo.com/106423928


Video: ‘TailGunner’ – Casey and Poppy in Sony Dream Capture

Video: ‘TailGunner’ – Casey and Poppy in Sony Dream Capture

Watch as Poppy the dog hits the trail with her favorite human, pro DH racer Casey Brown, in the latest Sony Dream Capture.


Video: ‘My Girlfriend is a Mountain Biker’

Video: Richmond Ride Center Rip

Video: Richmond Ride Center Rip

Earlier this year the Richmond Ride Center was awarded one of the Bell Built Grants, a huge influx of cash that will help the network of trails near Richmond, Virginia, continue to expand. The project focuses on improving the existing trails on-site to diversity trails and depth of experience, along with developing a new gateway trail ...


Behind-the-scenes – The making of the Lego mountain bike video

Behind-the-scenes – The making of the Lego mountain bike video

A few weeks ago we shared an awesome Lego mountain bike video created by Oxburger Studios. This behind-the-scenes peek shows you how it was made with just some Legos, a Canon Rebel, two desk lamps and tons and tons of hard work.


Video: Cam McCaul promotes latest film on The Weather Channel

Video: Cam McCaul promotes latest film on The Weather Channel

Cam McCaul appeared, of all places,  on The Weather Channel this week, promoting his new mountain bike film, “Unreal”. McCaul is no stranger to being in front of a camera or holding a microphone, but he really outdid himself by appearing as a live weather reporter describing the amazing “dirt flurries” that were snowing down ...


Video: Trials riding on a fat bike

Video: Trials riding on a fat bike

There’s not much more to say, trials and freestyle just look like even more fun when you throw big tires into the mix. Check out Rick Koekoek showing us how it’s done.


Video: Biking in Winter

Video: Biking in Winter

Who needs skis? (Or a fat bike?) Filmmaker Thomas Rinfret shows us that mountain bikes can be a ton of fun all year long, especially with a furry friend in tow.


Video: A Kingdom Oddessy

Video: A Kingdom Oddessy

Courtesy of T-Bar Films A Kingdom Odyssey was shot in Vermont’s Kingdom Trails ( perpetually rated one of the premier mountain biking networks in the country) only a stones throw away from the Canadian border. These trails comprise the Burke Mountain Resort downhill trails as well as the Kingdom Trails Association network – a non-profit ...


Film: Red Bull ‘Escape. Create.’ starring Dan Atherton

Film: Red Bull ‘Escape. Create.’ starring Dan Atherton

The career of the eldest Atherton sibling is often overshadowed by his World Championship-winning brother and sister. But Dan Atherton is an accomplished rider and trail builder, and his new project from Red Bull captures his quest to build the most extreme downhill tracks in the world. It’s a 20-minute film, so pour a dram, ...


Video: ‘At Road’s End: Northern Utah’

Video: ‘At Road’s End: Northern Utah’

The Wasach Range has some of the best mountain bike riding (and skiing) in the world, and Eric Porter explains why in this short video from Subaru.


Video: ‘Chris Akrigg – ChrissCross 2’

Video: ‘Chris Akrigg – ChrissCross 2’

Just when you thought cyclocross bikes were for riding in circles in grass fields, Chris Akrigg shreds his Mongoose in ways you likely won’t see anywhere else.


Video: ‘The Forgotten Trails of the Uintas’

Video: ‘The Forgotten Trails of the Uintas’

Last fall, Ian Provo (pro skier), Neil Provo (pro snowboarder), and myself embarked on a trip of a lifetime in our own backyard.  We rode the “forgotten trail” of the Uinta mountain range to connect several seldom fished rivers.  We got lost, carried our bikes over hundreds of down trees, rode some of the best ...


Video: ‘Fat Free’ freeride on fat bikes

Video: ‘This is Peaty’ Season Finale

Video: Colorado Trail

Video: Colorado Trail

Most submissions we receive for Rider’s Eye are photographs, but Bryan Kirkwood sent this short film he made from a trip along the Colorado Trail. Has us looking forward to a big trip in 2015! Want to share your photos (or video) with readers? Email it to riderseye@dirtragmag.com.


Video: ‘reEvolution’

Video: ‘reEvolution’

It’s not often we feature video submissions from readers, but Bjørn Olson is no ordinary cyclist. He is a fearless and dedicated Alaskan explorer, and often uses his adventures to highlight the perilous balance between man and nature in the forty-ninth state. This trailer is for an upcoming film about a week-long expedition dubbed “reEvolution.” ...


Video: ‘The Patrol: Up and Down Squamish’

Video: ‘The Patrol: Up and Down Squamish’

Courtesy of Transition Bikes https://vimeo.com/115999020 This video by Andrew Santos features Transition rider Sid Slotegraaf riding the perfect terrain for the Patrol in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. A beautiful mix of up and down mountain riding that showcases exactly what we designed the Patrol to handle. Earn your way to the top and then shred ...


Downhill unicycling on the highest mountain in Iran

Downhill unicycling on the highest mountain in Iran

After a decade of unicycling and three years of planning this attempt, Lutz Eichholz succeeded in the first unicycle descent from the 18,000-foot Mount Damavand in Iran. Despite problems with the elevation, injuries to the crew and temperatures that ranged from the teens to more than 100 degrees, the team achieved its goal.


Video: Mitch Ropelato shreds the Specialized Fatboy

Video: Mitch Ropelato shreds the Specialized Fatboy

Specialized’s enduro racer Mitch Ropelato is the latest to show the world what he can do with a fat bike, in this case Specialized’s Fatboy. Looks like it’s right at home just about anywhere.


Video: Felt Bikes’ Double Dare

Video: Felt Bikes’ Double Dare

The Double Double is Felt’s all-conditions fat tire bike with 80mm drilled out rims and 26 x 4” tires.  The responsive aluminum frame with a custom hydroform fork, plus Shimano’s 20-speed XT shifters and Deore disc brakes, makes the bike capable of rolling over anything. From powdery snow, to loose sand, to loamy dirt, the ...


Sombrio launches Luxury of Dirt video series and contest

Sombrio launches Luxury of Dirt video series and contest

Sombrio and its athletes are launching a new video series and fans are invited to participate. The Luxury of Dirt series highlights their passion for life on two wheels through four episodes focusing on Sombrio Cartel athletes. Fans can contribute their own stories and enter to win some serious prizes, including a trip to British ...


Video: Pivot’s Eliot Jackson shreds Queenstown

Video: Pivot’s Eliot Jackson shreds Queenstown

Summer is coming to an end in New Zealand, but that means Pivot Cycles’ Eliot Jackson is in great shape for Crankworx Rotura this week and the World Cup downhill circuit beyond. Get your Monday morning moving with this video of him tearing up the Queenstown trails aboard his Pivot Phoenix Carbon DH.


Video: Mountain biking with Brendan Fairclough

Video: Mountain biking with Brendan Fairclough

It might not be the Alps or Whistler, but riding your favorite hometown trails again and again is what mountain biking is all about. For Brendan Fairclough it’s heading out into the Surrey Hills with his Scott Genius 700.


Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 1

First look at the new Rocky Mountain Sherpa

First look at the new Rocky Mountain Sherpa

We first got a look at the Sherpa concept last spring at the Sea Otter Classic, and now one year later Rocky Mountain is ready to introduce the bike to the world. Built around the 27plus tires—in this case WTB’s 2.8 Trailblazers—the Sherpa is loosely based on the Element 29er and contains much of the ...


Video: Ryan Condrashoff shreds Marin

Video: How to carry your bike

Video: How to carry your bike

Let’s face it, not every ride is a Sunday stroll along a smooth path. If it was it wouldn’t be mountain biking, now would it? Sometimes hike-a-bike is an unavoidable nuisance to get to better trail ahead. In this short video photographer and adventure expert Dan Milner shows us three of his favorite techniques for ...


Video: ‘N1NO – The Hunt for Glory – Chapter 2’

Video: ‘N1NO – The Hunt for Glory – Chapter 2’

Being on a professional MTB team, there is a lot of traveling involved, before and during race time. Nino Schurter and SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing spent a decent amount of time in South Africa and California preparing for the upcoming World Cup season, which starts this coming weekend in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.. South Africa is ...


Video: Mountain biking with Jenny Rissveds

Video: Mountain biking with Jenny Rissveds

Having just won the first World Cup XC race of 2015 in the U23 category, Jenny is cementing herself as a mountain bike racer with some serious talent. Head out for a ride with Jenny on her Genius at home in Sweden during the offseason.


Crankworx Dirt Diaries returns for 2015

Crankworx Dirt Diaries returns for 2015

Six mountain bike athletes have been handed a camera and given free reign to share their storytelling skills with the mountain bike community. Together with a team of riders and videographers, they have from today until August 4 to craft a four to six-minute video to be screened at the Whistler Olympic Plaza during Crankworx ...


Best Trail Rider in Squamish? 9point8 Thinks So

Best Trail Rider in Squamish? 9point8 Thinks So

When an email from 9point8 landed in my inbox this morning, I was hoping it was shipping confirmation for our sample of its new Fall Line dropper. We are big fans of the Pulse dropper, and have high hopes for the Fall Line, which has internal routing, infinite adjustment and very simple internals. It’s also ...


Video: Kids tear up the bike park on Commencal Ramones

Video: Kids tear up the bike park on Commencal Ramones

Bike companies are getting hip to the next generation of mountain bike talent. Commencal is starting them young on the 12-inch Ramones push bike. No toy, the $199 Ramones 12 is built with some quality parts, like an actual threadless stem and handlebar that can be swapped out as your child grows and pneumatic Kenda ...


Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 2

Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 2

While Aaron Gwin is getting all the headlines this week about his jaw-dropping chainless win, the weekend prior there was some big news as well, as Greg Minnaar matched his Santa Cruz Syndicate teammate Steve Peat for the most all-time World Cup wins with number 17 coming at Fort William, Scotland. In the meantime, Peaty ...


Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 3

Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 3

Riding high after Greg Minnaar’s victory at the Ft. William World Cup, the Santa Cruz Syndicate heads to the second of back-to-back races in Leogang, Austria.   Rayboy’s race run What’s it like to go warp speed? Check out Josh Bryceland’s helmet cam from his race run.   Keep watching Catch up on all the ...


Video: ‘Klunking 3’ with Transition Bikes

Video: ‘Klunking 3’ with Transition Bikes

The Howru Klunk Crew gets after it at opening day of Snow Summit Bike Park. A freak May snowstorm made for all time conditions when the sun started shining on Saturday. The trails were dialed and the park was wide open, a perfect scenario for an all out klunkfest. https://vimeo.com/129830637 Riders: Carl Hulick, Tucker Hopkins, ...


Video: Eric Porter and Cody Kelley shred Alabama

Video: Eric Porter and Cody Kelley shred Alabama

Yes, you read that right—the trail system in Anniston, Alabama, is quickly becoming a must-ride destination. Eric Porter and Cody Kelley recently travelled to ride the IMBA Bronze level ride center at Coldwater Mountain. Just down the road from the famous Talladega Nascar race track, these trails absolutely rip. There is a surprising amount of vertical ...


Video: ‘Martyn Ashton – Back on Track’

Video: ‘Martyn Ashton – Back on Track’

Legendary trials rider Martyn Ashton was paralyzed from the waist down when he broke his back in September 2013 during a stunt demo at a Moto GP. A 10-foot fall from a high bar resulted in severe damage to his spinal cord and a dislocated T9 and T10 vertebrae. Ashton, best know recently as the ...


Video: Summertime shredding with Pivot Cycles

Video: Summertime shredding with Pivot Cycles

Emilie and Bernard have been a man down with Eliot doing some important rehab after his big spring crash, but he’s coming back this weekend and they are stoked to be all together again at the Swiss world cup of Lenzerheide. In the meantime, the crew has been carving berms in the awesome Austrian mountains, ...


Video: Lezyne’s new GPS

Video: Lezyne’s new GPS

July 6 was the worldwide release of “Lezyne GPS – The Next Generation of Cycling GPS Computers”. The film features stunning footage from around the globe highlighting Lezyne’s diverse collection of teams and athletes. International stars like Danny MacAskill (Scotland) and world-class cyclists like Leah Kirchmann (Canada) combine for a cinematic display of epic riding. ...


unReal preview: Brandon Semenuk’s One Shot video

unReal preview: Brandon Semenuk’s One Shot video

Photo by Sterling Lorence It’s not easy to raise the bar for mountain bike films, but the latest work from Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films is likely to do just that. Their latest, unReal, is now available for purchase on iTunes and other online outlets and they’ve released this clip to give you a ...


Video: Chris Akrigg – ‘The Water Cycle’

Video: Chris Akrigg – ‘The Water Cycle’

A downhill romp from the top of the Brecon Beacons through South Wales all the way to the coast through streams, rivers, waterfalls, reservoirs and across beaches. Filmed and Edited by Will Evans, Music by James Welsh – jiminalhouse@gmail.com https://vimeo.com/134600938


Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 5

Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 5

A healthy Rat is a fast Rat! After getting up close and personal with a tree in Ft. William, and dislocating his finger in Lenzerheide, Josh was on the hunt for his first World Cup win since WIndham, last year. Despite dry weather earlier in the week, the rain got turned on just before qualifiers, ...


Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 6

Video: ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 6

After last weekend’s win in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Josh Bryceland and Greg Minnaar were looking to turn back to back World Cup weekends into a North American double for the Syndicate. Both looked strong in qualifying with Greg finishing 4th, and Josh 6th. In the finals, Josh’s front wheel got a little wild on the dusty fire ...


The best slopestyle run ever?

The best slopestyle run ever?

Video by Mind Spark Cinema and SRAM Trick list Opposite Truck Driver 360 Downside Tailwhip Backflip Double Tailwhip Barspin Cork 720 Backflip Tailwhip to Can Backflip Barspin Double Tailwhip Double Truck Driver Flat Drop Backflip Barspin Opposite Barsin Cork 720 Results Brandon Semenuk 93.8 Nicholi Rogatkin 90.4 Thomas Genon 88.0 Replay Watch the full Red ...


N1NO – The Hunt for Glory – Episode 5: In Search of the Beginning

N1NO – The Hunt for Glory – Episode 5: In Search of the Beginning

Courtesy of Scott Sports. Film by Cinemargot. Photos by J. Haar. Nino Schurter’s fifth chapter of his #huntforglory webisode is all about a journey to the roots of Mountain biking. The three-time mountain bike world champion meets one of the Godfathers of mountain biking, Tom Ritchey, at his home place in Skyline, California. Tom Ritchey is the ...


Video – ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 7

Video – ‘The Syndicate’ – Episode 7

The final World Cup race of the year capped a very successful year for the Syndicate riders! Greg finished 4th overall and Josh 5th. Despite early-season injuries for both, consistent, solid results (including 3 wins out of 7 races) kept them both on the series podium for 2015. Only the Syndicate and Aaron Gwin won ...


Rad female riders in new documentary

Rad female riders in new documentary

“THE LINE” is a new documentary film series set to debut in January 2016 featuring female athletes who excel in adventure sports. The first in the three-part series will highlight female mountain bikers, Kat Sweet, Inga Beck and 13-year-old phenom McKenna Merten. They are featured riding the trails around Lake Tahoe, California, and telling stories of ...


Video: Rampage rider falls off cliff, finishes run anyway

Video: Rampage rider falls off cliff, finishes run anyway

Massachusetts-native Nicholi Rogatkin is no slouch of a pro mountain biker. The 19-year-old finished third overall in this year’s FMB World Tour and is competing in his second Red Bull Rampage. In Thursday’s qualifying round, Rogatkin suffered one of the scariest crashes in the event’s history but managed to finish his run, including sailing over a massive canyon gap and back-flipping the ...


Video: Trail Ninja goes to Turkey

Video: Trail Ninja goes to Turkey

“This was simply the most frustrating trip I have ever done in 30 years of mountain biking.” — Dan Milner Milner, aka The Trail Ninja, heads to the Black Sea region of Turkey in this video from the Machete Trail Diaries to join a group of mountain bike guides scouting the area for suitable trails. To ...


Video: The story of race plate 139

Video: The story of race plate 139

This episode of “On Track With by Curtis Keene” deals with the passion and the risks involved with racing mountain bikes. It is dedicated to Will Olson—who ran race plate number 139 at stop #5 of the Enduro World Series in Crested Butte, Colorado and who unexpectedly passed away on August 1, 2015 while racing. The athletes, the ...


Video: Oregon’s Trans-Cascadia Enduro

Video: Oregon’s Trans-Cascadia Enduro

With only their bikes, gear and tents, Smith riders Rosara Joseph, Sarah Rawley, and Liz Cunningham embarked on a unique backcountry mountain bike experience in the misty mountains surrounding Oakridge, Oregon for the the inaugural Trans-Cascadia Enduro. Unfolding over four days with 21 race stages and 32,000 ft of descending on unknown trails, the riders ...


Video: Adventures of Slowmo Bro, part 2

Video: Adventures of Slowmo Bro, part 2

“Adventures of Slowmo Bro” is a video series produced for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) that features professional mountain bikers teaching lessons on trail etiquette and trail maintenance. NICA oversees middle and high school mountain bike racing and launched this series with the support of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Episode 2 features Greg Minnaar and ...


Video: Trail Doctor on greening your mountain biking

Video: Trail Doctor on greening your mountain biking

Dan Milner, aka Trail Doctor, believes that because we ride in wild places, we owe the environment some respect. In this EpicTV video, he offers eight tips for “greening” your ride. Some of them are rather simple while others are potentially controversial. What do you think?


Video: Kona Precepts in the Alps

Video: Kona Precepts in the Alps

Kona’s Precept line of entry-level trail/enduro bikes offers three full-suspension models each under $3,000 (the 120, 130 and 150). In September, Kona sent a crew to the Swiss Alps to ride these bikes. Two Days in the Alps – Kona Precept from Kona Bikes on Vimeo.  


Video: Say it ain’t so, Steve Peat: Don’t retire from racing!

Video: Jeff Jones—A man and his bikes

Video: Jeff Jones—A man and his bikes

Filmed over the course of four rides near the Jones Bikes headquarters in Southern Oregon, this latest Jones Bikes video combines riding footage, from rocky trails to urban settings, with Jeff Jones’ explanation of what makes his bikes ride the way they do. Learn more about the riding and the rider that created these bikes and ...


Video: Riding Lakes Basin with Mark Weir and Ben Cruz

Video: Riding Lakes Basin with Mark Weir and Ben Cruz

Only 30 miles north of legendary Downieville, California, sits an oasis of empty, deserted old mining trails ready for plundering. The Trail Ninja (Dan Milner) joined Cannondale riders Mark Weir and Ben Cruz for a two-day romp around the Lakes Basin area, pulling mile upon mile of flowy turns and endless rocky staircases out of ...


Video: Adventures of Slowmo Bro, part 3

Video: Adventures of Slowmo Bro, part 3

“Adventures of Slowmo Bro” is a video series produced for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) that features professional mountain bikers teaching lessons on trail etiquette and trail maintenance. NICA oversees middle and high school mountain bike racing and launched this series with the support of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Episode 3 features ...


Video: Hans and Peaty traverse Iceland

Video: Hans and Peaty traverse Iceland

Mountain Bike legends Hans Rey and Steve Peat completed an epic Iceland Traverse in August 2015. They were joined by local rider Runar Omarsson and the folks from Icebike Adventures as they crossed the country from north to south. The video provides a sample of the entire country and the phenomenal mountain biking available to ...


Video: How to plan your own MTB adventure

Video: How to plan your own MTB adventure

The world is getting smaller; places are easier to get to; flights easier to book. But getting your head around the idea of planning your own bike adventure—whether it’s on home soil or heading somewhere exotic—can seem like a big headache. In this final episode of Trail Doctor, photographer and series star Dan Milner pulls ...


Video: Eliot Jackson’s off-season

Video: Eliot Jackson’s off-season

Eliot Jackson takes what he gets, from off-season moto training to shredding his Pivot Phoenix Carbon DH bike, and finds his flow on both in Southern California. Eliot Jackson: Off Season from Pivot Cycles on Vimeo.    


Video: Seven tips for mountain biking Ethiopia

Video: Seven tips for mountain biking Ethiopia

Ethiopia is not the place you probably think it is. It’s high, cold and has some of the most dramatic landscapes that pro-photographer and Trail Ninja series host Dan Milner has ever shot. He joined pro riders Sarah Leishman and Kamil Tatarkovic for an eight-day traverse of the country’s Simien Mountains and a bike ascent ...


Video: Hope Pro 4, Behind the Hubs

Video: Hope Pro 4, Behind the Hubs

Hope Tech started with Ti-glide hubs back in 1993. In this edit, meet the people behind Hope’s made-in-England products and see the extent of designing, testing and manufacturing that goes into each hub. Hope Pro 4: Behind the Hubs from hopetech on Vimeo.


Video: New Zealand’s Mount Victoria

Video: New Zealand’s Mount Victoria

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, but is often overlooked by mountain bikers passing through on their way to other areas. Renowned Kiwi riders Rosara Joseph, Kieran Bennett and Craig Pattle set out to take on Wellington’s Mount Victoria and show you just how good the locals have it. Photos: Caleb Smith


Video: NICA’s Slowmo Bro learns about trail stewardship

Video: NICA’s Slowmo Bro learns about trail stewardship

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) just released the latest edit from its “Slowmo Bro” video series, in which pro mountain biker Matt Hunter rips berms and learns a few things about trail stewardship. NICA and IMBA’s tips for showing your trail love: Participate in local trail maintenance and trail building days. The more you ...


Video: Bernard Kerr and Pivot, Queenstown Living 2.0

Video: Bernard Kerr and Pivot, Queenstown Living 2.0

No dubstep, all brap: mountain bikes, motos and a car worth far less than the bike are featured in this new edit from Pivot Factory Racing out of New Zealand. When Kerr isn’t jumping off car roofs on his bike, he will be chasing the King of Crankworx crown and podiums on the World Cup circuit. Video: Paul Rayner  


Featured Ride: Sandy Ridge Trail System, Oregon

Featured Ride: Sandy Ridge Trail System, Oregon

The Sandy Ridge Trail System provides directional singletrack opportunities specifically designed for mountain bikers in the foothills of the Cascade Range. Located on a ridge just west of Mount Hood and above the Sandy River, the trail system winds through a typical Western Oregon forest of Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western red cedar, and various hardwood ...


Video: I Love My Hardtail

Video: I Love My Hardtail

Cecile and Cedric Ravanel took to California to enjoy some sunsets with their Commencal META AM hardtails. COMMENCAL META HT AM 2016 – I Love My Hardtail from COMMENCAL on Vimeo.


Video: Juliana-SRAM Pro Team 2015

Video: Juliana-SRAM Pro Team 2015

The Juliana-SRAM pro women’s mountain bike team is picking up its 2016 season at the Enduro World Series this weekend in Corral, Chile. Here’s a look back at all the great riding and racing from 2015. Juliana-SRAM Pro Team 2015 Season Recap from Juliana Bicycles on Vimeo. Photo: Sven Martin


Video: Macky & Syd, Jamis DEFCON in Chile

Video: Riding for Real

Video: Riding for Real

If this video–with its natural sound, great trails and beautiful scenery–doesn’t make you want to go ride immediately, we don’t know what will.


Video: Riding Up Mount Kilimanjaro, The Power of Bicycles

Video: Riding Up Mount Kilimanjaro, The Power of Bicycles

Rebecca Rusch, a seven-time World Champion and longtime Dirt Rag columnist, recently completed a climb up and mountain bike descent of Mount Kilimanjaro. She and fellow rider Patrick Sweeny undertook the journey to raise funds and awareness for World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit. Over six days, Rusch and Sweeney rode, carried and pushed their bikes ...


Video: the Not2Bad trailer

Video: the Not2Bad trailer

Anthill Films is back with Not2Bad, this time featuring big names going big in Spain. The full-length movie will be available on iTunes July 12. Check out the preview below and look for an official tour screening near you. Starring: Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Ryan Howard, Casey Brown, Andrew Shandro, Ruben Alcantara and Sergio Layos, with ...


Video: Pro’s Closet interviews John Parker

Video: Pro’s Closet interviews John Parker

In this video from The Pro’s Closet Museum Series, Parker tells the story of his life as a fabricator—from his background in Hollywood’s special effects industry to the birth, rise and transition of Yeti to his next bicycle venture. Stick around until the end of the video to discover how Parker secured athletes such as ...


Video: 1980s Ritchey Mountain Bikes

Video: 1980s Ritchey Mountain Bikes

Dave Guettler sat down to tell River City Bicycles in Portland the story of “the grand daddy of them all”, his early 1980’s Ritchey Mountain Bikes mountain bike. “This one’s pretty much the grandaddy of them all. This one is a 1981, maybe 1982, Ritchey Mountain Bikes,” said Guettler. “The very first mountain bike race I ...


Video: Mountain Biking—The Untold British Story

Video: Mountain Biking—The Untold British Story

California and Colorado take all the credit for being the tried and true pioneers of mountain biking, but the culture was also flourishing in the United Kingdom during those early years. Check out two trailers of “Mountain Biking—The Untold British Story,” a new documentary. It chronicles the under-appreciated contributions made to mountain bike history by our brethren ...


Kona: Not Far From Home

Kona: Not Far From Home

Courtesy of Kona. Words by Erkki Punttila. Photos by Teemu Lautamies. The calling I really love exploring new places with my bike, but I also constantly hear the call of the sea – why not combine the best of both worlds? First enjoy a nice evening cruise and then hit the trails with your lights ...


The story behind Shimano’s XT Di2 Coming Out Party

The story behind Shimano’s XT Di2 Coming Out Party

The BC Bike Race is the ultimate proving ground for riders, bikes and gear. Charging through seven days of stages across British Columbia, racers push themselves and their equipment through tough times and tough terrain. Over the years, we’ve seen many broken bodies, bikes and spirits. As an exciting stage to test its recently-released electronic ...


Video: Chris Akrigg — As It Lies + Behind the Scenes

Video: Chris Akrigg — As It Lies + Behind the Scenes

Chris Akrigg’s latest video, As It Lies, is just what the name implies. He doesn’t build features to ride; rather, he uses what is in the natural environment to show off his trials skills. As he says, this is a “super raw winter thrash, keeping it real up on the moors.” Also, check out his ...


Video: My Kona — Angi Weston

Video: My Kona — Angi Weston

“The world needs more people, especially women and girls, who have more faith in their abilities, on a bike and in life,” says Angi. In this inspiring video, Angi shares her passion as a coach and shows off her skills as a rider.


Video: Old Skool x New Skool with Tom Ritchey

Video: Old Skool x New Skool with Tom Ritchey

The Bicycle Academy is a frame-building school in Somerset, England. Recently, they have started a series of events called Old Skool x New Skool, a collaboration between frame-building veterans and a new wave of builders shaping the future of bicycle making. This video documents Tom Ritchey’s visit to the Academy in September 2016 to spend ...


Video: Gullyver’s Travels

Video: Gullyver’s Travels

“I’ve crisscrossed the globe as a competitor for many years, but I rarely ventured beyond the mountain resorts that the contests were held in,” says Geoff. He decided to make it a point to escape the industry bubble and get out in the world more, and he wanted to motivate others to step out of their ...


Kona Wozo in Ireland: A Microadventure

Kona Wozo in Ireland: A Microadventure

Words by William O’Connor, photos by Michal Dzikowski This story begins at my house, in a small village in the west of Ireland where bank holiday weekend biking plans are being made. My usual plan involves packing a van, a motorway dash, service station food and a late night drive home. Our rule of thumb ...


How To: MTB Brake Setup

How To: MTB Brake Setup

Harlan Price has been contributing to DirtRag for over a decade through articles and has coordinated the skills area and MTB clinics at Dirt Fest for the past five. A former professional photographer turned professional racer, Harlan owns and runs TakeAim Cycling, a MTB skills company putting on camps and clinics throughout the east coast. ...


Video Preview: Danny MacAskill vs. Kilimanjaro

Video Preview: Danny MacAskill vs. Kilimanjaro

Check out this preview of Danny MacAskill‘s summit attempt of 19,000’ Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Stay tuned for the conclusion and the full video this May! Find more from Danny MacAskill here.


Video: More Than A Sport

Video: More Than A Sport

As stated in the Trek blog, “There’s something undeniably cool about a high school mountain bike team, something that separates it from more traditional sports teams like football, wrestling, and soccer. The great distinguisher, perhaps, is that mountain biking doesn’t end with graduation. It knows no age limit. At Corner Canyon, the team has more ...


Video: Trail Boss—Bitterbrush, Lyons, CO

Video: Trail Boss—Bitterbrush, Lyons, CO

Trail Boss is a video series produced by Jeff Lenosky and documents his attempts to ride some of the most technical trails he can find. A veteran rider with a 20-year professional career and three Observed Trials U.S. National Championships to his name, Lenosky uses his skills to ride the unrideable. In his latest episode, ...


Video: Eric Barone Sets New Mountain Bike Speed Record at 141 mph

Video: Eric Barone Sets New Mountain Bike Speed Record at 141 mph

The 56-year-old Frenchman reached 141.498 mph on a speed snow track in Vars, France, smashing his own previous record of 138.75 mph.


Watch: No Room for Error

Watch: No Room for Error

Eric Porter has spent 15 years traveling the world in search of beautiful trails. But his favorite spot is Alaska, and he’s returned to ride a ridgeline that has been on his mind since his last visit. After waiting for storms to pass for days, a break in the weather finally allowed Porter to hike-a-bike ...


Video: Trail Boss—Ridgeline, Balm Boyette, FL

Video: Trail Boss—Ridgeline, Balm Boyette, FL

Trail Boss is a video series produced by Jeff Lenosky and documents his attempts to ride some of the most technical trails he can find. A veteran rider with a 20-year professional career and three Observed Trials U.S. National Championships to his name, Lenosky uses his skills to ride the unrideable. In Jeff’s latest episode ...


Video: Tutti Frutti Epic Tour with Hans Rey and Brian Lopes

Video: Tutti Frutti Epic Tour with Hans Rey and Brian Lopes

The “Tutti Frutti Epic” MTB Tour is a one-day bucket list ride that includes most of the new and existing trails at the Carosello 3000 Mountain Park in the resort town of Livigno in the Italian Alps. The 45km tour feels like an endless rollercoaster. It includes only a few hundred meters of uphill pedaling, since ...


Video: Escape to Hurricane

Video: Escape to Hurricane

Ride along with professional mountain biker Jeff Kendall-Weed as he jumps and wheelies across the desert of Hurricane, Utah.


Video: Trail Boss – La Milagrosa, Arizona

Video: Trail Boss – La Milagrosa, Arizona

Trail Boss is a video series produced by Jeff Lenosky and documents his attempts to ride some of the most technical trails he can find. A veteran rider with a 20-year professional career and three Observed Trials U.S. National Championships to his name, Lenosky uses his skills to ride the unrideable. This latest Trail Boss ...


Video: Salsa Cycles presents ‘Instruments of Adventure’

Video: Salsa Cycles presents ‘Instruments of Adventure’

In summer 2016, five friends traverse a large swath of southern Alaska by sea kayak, fat-bike, and packraft. Through interviews and footage, shot underway, the adventurers share their experiences and reflections about their journey. Traversing wild landscapes by human-power isn’t a quest to achieve enlightenment. You might, but that’s not the point. Counteracting a cresting ...


Trail Boss: Schooners Trace, Brown County, Indiana

Trail Boss: Schooners Trace, Brown County, Indiana

Trail Boss is a video series produced by Jeff Lenosky and documents his attempts to ride some of the most technical trails he can find. A veteran rider with a 20-year professional career and three Observed Trials U.S. National Championships to his name, Lenosky uses his skills to ride the unrideable. Check out all the ...


Video: Finding Remote

Video: Finding Remote

Kona Gravity team rider Graham Agassiz and Kona Canada’s resident fishing enthusiast Matt Stevens head out to do some fly fishing in British Columbia on the new Kona Remote. What are your thoughts on e-bikes for applications like bikepacking? Let us know in the comments!


Video: “Monkey Business” featuring Lorin Whitaker

Video: “Monkey Business” featuring Lorin Whitaker

Follow high school senior and Canfield Brothers rider Lorin Whitaker on his final cross-country race of his high school mountain bike racing career and for a run down the infamous King Kong freeride line in the Utah desert.


Video: Danny MacAskill x Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels

Video: Danny MacAskill x Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels

Santa Cruz launched its Reserve Carbon Wheels as an upgrade on the brand’s CC-level bikes back in June. As of this week, they are available for aftermarket purchase in 29 and 27.5 sizes. Danny MacAskill put the Reserve wheels to the test on the streets of Glasgow in this video: See more about the Santa ...


Video: Trail Boss – Bennett Gap Trail, North Carolina

Video: Trail Boss – Bennett Gap Trail, North Carolina

Trail Boss is a video series produced by Jeff Lenosky and documents his attempts to ride some of the most technical trails he can find. A veteran rider with a 20-year professional career and three Observed Trials U.S. National Championships to his name, Lenosky uses his skills to ride the unrideable. Check out all the ...


Video: ‘North of Nightfall’ film preview

Video: ‘North of Nightfall’ film preview

North of Nightfall follows freeride mountain bikers Darren Berrecloth and Cam Zink as they ride alongside up-and-comers Carson Storch and Tom van Steenbergen on an expedition to the top of the world. The full film is presented by Red Bull Media House and will be released in Spring 2018. From Red Bull Media House: Tucked within ...


Video: Day Trip with the Pivot Reynolds Enduro Team

Video: Day Trip with the Pivot Reynolds Enduro Team

  Traveling around the world is one of the greatest pursuits mountain biking can afford. Many riders often crunch numbers in order to make the most of their limited free time, utilizing the precious vacation days for a trip in some far off land, where the loam can smack you in the back of the ...


Video: Processing the French Alps

Video: Processing the French Alps

France isn’t just home to good cheese and great wine. It’s got its share of amazing riding too. Follow Kona riders Jordan Regnier and Alexander Kangas on a journey to the Tignes and Val D’ Isere bike parks in the French Alps this past September.


Video: While You Were Sleeping

Video: While You Were Sleeping

Remember that feeling of freedom when you were a kid on your bike? Your little world expanded from your driveway to your street to your entire neighborhood. If you were curious enough to explore off-road you probably had adventures skidding through the fallen leaves, smashing through puddles, and jumping whatever was in your path. Follow ...


Video: Not Far From Home – Destination North

Video: Not Far From Home – Destination North

There’s a common saying that life is like a wave and our existence is essentially surfing whatever kind of water comes our way. Metaphorically, there may not be a better way to justify the ebbs and flows of good and bad that everyone undoubtedly experiences. What sets certain people apart though, is their ability to ...


Video: The Silver Lining

Video: The Silver Lining

This is Gerry Creighton’s story of losing his wife Susan after a 19-year battle with late-stage breast cancer and how mountain bike friends stepped up to support him in his time of need. Gerry says, “In the weeks and months after Susan passed, I learned how special the mountain biking community really is. It’s the silver ...


Video: Wade Simmons’ Pipedream

Video: Wade Simmons’ Pipedream

Wade Simmons has been in the freeride game since the beginning. He’s left his mark on our sport through an extensive catalogue of images and video segments, showcasing his creative ability to conquer any line with unmistakable style. Simply put, Wade’s career has been driven by his desire to do something different. While watching the ...


Video: Casey Brown, “This is Home”

Video: Casey Brown, “This is Home”

Casey Brown finds her passion living in Revelstoke, British Columbia – where the drastic season changes from winter to summer keep her life grounded as a professional mountain biker who has an appetite for the snow. Casey loves the town for its community and proximity to the mountains. “The thing that’s kept me here is ...


Video: Ride of the Dead

Video: Ride of the Dead

Ride of the Dead takes us into the world of the Mexican mountain bike culture during the famous annual celebration known as Dia De Los Muertos. This film follows Oaxacan-born-and-raised rider and trail builder Yefra Ram through some of Mexico’s best mountain bike trails as he honors the passing of loved ones and competes in ...


Video: Salsa Cycles presents “Touching the Sun”

Video: Salsa Cycles presents “Touching the Sun”

A short film from Salsa Cycles about exploring Minnesota’s backcountry by bike and two friends enjoying the peace and quiet of fishing deep within public lands. Reaching places of solitude and beauty that is not accessible by vehicles, the bicycle adds to the enjoyment of the adventure. Watch the film and rethink your next outdoor experience. Salsa Cycles ...


Bell Helmets presents GRIT: Rock Lobster Cycles

Bell Helmets presents GRIT: Rock Lobster Cycles

Few have been as dedicated and present as Paul Sadoff has been in the North American cyclocross scene. From a competitor to a frame builder and team sponsor, it’s hard to think about cyclocross and not assimilate it with the mint colored frames of the Rock Lobster team. This year, team rider Andrew Juliano has ...


Video – “Beyond Trails: Atacama”

Video – “Beyond Trails: Atacama”

“Beyond Trails: Atacama” follows the ambitious human powered adventure of Lorraine Blancher and Robin Munshaw as they embark on a multi-day bikepacking expedition through unmapped trails and canyons in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. The Atacama Desert, known to be the driest non-polar region on earth, is a barren and inhospitable place. As mountain bike explorers, the endless kilometers of natural ...


Video: Trail Boss – 3 Fingers at Carter Road, Florida

Video: Trail Boss – 3 Fingers at Carter Road, Florida

Trail Boss is a video series produced by Jeff Lenosky and documents his attempts to ride some of the most technical trails he can find. A veteran rider with a 20-year professional career and three Observed Trials U.S. National Championships to his name, Lenosky uses his skills to ride the unrideable. Check out all the ...


Video: The Fun/Suffer Divide

Video: The Fun/Suffer Divide

Access to our remote backcountry trails aboard a mountain bike is becoming more and more challenging. Ride along on the Fun/Suffer Divide with Chris Shalbot, Scott Rinckenberger and Justin Olsen as the trio discovers a stretch of the Continental Divide Trail between Montana and Idaho in the hopes of shedding some light on this beautiful ...


Video – MacAskill & Caluori: Mountain bike adventure in the “Home of Trails”

Video – MacAskill & Caluori: Mountain bike adventure in the “Home of Trails”

A Scottish and a Swiss mountain biker meet on a trail… What seems to be the beginning of a lame joke is actually the beginning of a magnificent encounter. You can see what actually happens when mountain bike pros Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori meet up in Graubünden, Switzerland, in the new video “Home of ...


Video: Patagón by Montanus

Video: Patagón by Montanus

Patagón is a new short film from Montanus that shares a bike and packraft adventure in a remote area of Southern Patagonia, where, between the Austral Andes and the huge glacial lakes, the traditional Argentine culture of the gauchos still survives. The endless and arid steppe, the wonderful and jagged peaks of the Andes, the ...


Video – Kilimanjaro: Mountain of Greatness

Video – Kilimanjaro: Mountain of Greatness

In the Fall of 2016, mountain bike legend and mountain bike hall of famer Hans “No Way” Rey teamed up with internet action sports phenom Danny Macaskill and professional mountain bike guide Gerhard Czerner to raise awareness for Rey’s non-profit Wheels 4 Life. Macaskill famous for viral mountain bike videos Wee Day Out and Imaginate ...


Video: Trail Boss – Finding Flow on South Mountain

Video: Trail Boss – Finding Flow on South Mountain

Trail Boss is a video series produced by Jeff Lenosky and documents his attempts to ride some of the most technical trails he can find. A veteran rider with a 20-year professional career and three Observed Trials U.S. National Championships to his name, Lenosky uses his skills to ride the unrideable. Check out all the ...


RGMTB Talks Dirt Fest With Our Own Evan Gross

RGMTB Talks Dirt Fest With Our Own Evan Gross

The Regular Guy Mountain Biking Podcast recently sat down with Dirt Rag Events Coordinator Evan Gross to discuss all the things Dirt Fest. If you are planning on coming to this year’s event this is a great listen to find out what Dirt Rag Dirt Fest is all about.   If you would like to ...


Backyard and Beyond: Purple Lizard Maps

Backyard and Beyond: Purple Lizard Maps

Welcome to the first installment of the Backyard and Beyond video series. For our first effort, we visit with Purple Lizard Maps. Purple Lizard Maps was created in the mid-1990’s by Michael Herman. Herman, a longtime mountain biker began compiling trail maps in an effort to improve on the trail user experience. Join us as we ...


Red Bull’s “Trails of Fortitude”: Richie’s ‘Rude Awakening’

Red Bull’s “Trails of Fortitude”: Richie’s ‘Rude Awakening’

Standing at the base of Burke Mountain staring up the line of the Mid-Mountain Express lift, fog blows across the top bringing an early morning chill to the valley below. There is a silence only broken every so often by the chirp of morning birds off to a busy day. Living on the east coast, ...


Mountain bike the Catalonian Pyrenees

Mountain bike the Catalonian Pyrenees

As we enter into the soggy months of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s riding seasons, it’s time to daydream about where to spend the cold and rainy months. This video of the Catalonian Pyrenees is getting my blood pumping for some European terrain. Check it out for yourself! Where do your daydreams take you, what are your vacation dream ...


Spoke Tales Season Finale With Martin Maes

Spoke Tales Season Finale With Martin Maes

If you have been paying attention to the world of downhill and enduro racing then you have no doubt heard the name, Martin Maes. In 6 years with GT, Martin Maes has gone from rookie to the potential to become one of the world’s best mountain bikers. 2018 was a wild ride for Maes full of 2nd places, ...


Getting Technical: Reece Wallace and K.C. Dean In Deer Valley, Utah

Getting Technical: Reece Wallace and K.C. Dean In Deer Valley, Utah

There are a few things better than a day with friends on amazing trails. Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT has some of the finest bike park trails in the United States and Reece and K.C. revel in the flow and jumps in this latest edit. Sit back relax and get stoked to hit the trails with ...


David Lieb and the GT Bicycles La Bomba

David Lieb and the GT Bicycles La Bomba

The weekend is upon us and whether you are heading out on the trails with your friends, dodging the rain at your local indoor bike park, or putting hot laps down on the race course, David Lieb brings some visual motivation. From his local track to the big booters at Whistler, Lieb puts the GT La ...


Jeff Kendall-Weed Shredding With The Arkansas Riding Community

Jeff Kendall-Weed Shredding With The Arkansas Riding Community

We are super stoked to share a new video from Jeff Kendall-Weed and Co. Join Jeff and the Arkansas riding community as they showcase the riding in their home state and learn why it is one of the fastest growing mountain bike destinations in the country.  Words by Jeff Kendall-Weed Photos by Denis Kremenetskiy I’ve ...


GT Bicycles Presents Mallorca’s Treasures

GT Bicycles Presents Mallorca’s Treasures

The sun, the sea and Amir Kabbani sending it at full throttle. This fun little edit from GT Bicycles will have you ready to get out the door and on the bike. Enjoy!


Video: Iceland Divide

Video: Iceland Divide

We’ll just put it out there: Iceland is really affordable to fly to from the United States at the moment, especially from the East Coast. Maybe it’s time to abandon the idea of a warm getaway and go headfirst into the wintry wonderland. Though, we gotta say, from the looks of this video, it looks like ...


Ella shreds: new video from Transition featuring Ella Skalwald in Vermont

Ella shreds: new video from Transition featuring Ella Skalwald in Vermont

Need some mid-week motivation? Check out this sick video of Elite DH racer Ella Skalwald riding her local trail network. Lucky for her, those trails happen to be the iconic Victory Hill Sector of the Victory Hill State Forest,  that has become an East Coast destination spot. Check out more photos here, courtesy Transition Bikes.


Classic Riding in Durango with Jeff-Kendall Weed

Classic Riding in Durango with Jeff-Kendall Weed

Durango, CO is a town that is synonymous with mountain biking. The trails high in the Rockies have had some of the worlds greatest riders roll over them. Legend’s like John Tomac and Missy Giove have left their mark on the mountain and made Durango a hotbed for the sport. To pay tribute to the good ...


Outskirts 2: The Big Land

Outskirts 2: The Big Land

It’s the Friday after Christmas and also the one before New Year’s Eve. Perhaps you have the day off and are looking for a little time to kill or for a little inspiration for those two-wheeled adventures you have planned for the coming spring and summer. Well, our friends at Wahoo Fitness passed this one ...


Movie time! “Fat Pursuit: The Pursuit of Fattiness”

Movie time! “Fat Pursuit: The Pursuit of Fattiness”

Some people like to envision tropical scenes when they feel cold in the winter. Here at Dirt Rag HQ, I’m trying something different, something a bit closer to schadenfreude: watching a video of someone train for, then compete in, a fat bike race. The training for the race takes place in New Jersey, and the ...


Transition Bicycle Company: Another Day On Patrol

Transition Bicycle Company: Another Day On Patrol

Transition Bicycle Company brings us a little Monday morning relief by way of ‘Another Day On Patrol’. A video for no other reason than to celebrate a day out on the trails with friends. So clock in or call off and enjoy.


Brendan Howey; ‘The Coast’ presented by Commencal Cycles

Brendan Howey; ‘The Coast’ presented by Commencal Cycles

If you have flipped through issue 209 then you have likely seen our feature on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. In this latest video from Commencal Cycles, Brendan Howey shows off this summer paradise. Enjoy the video and to make sure you don’t miss future issues of Dirt Rag subscribe here!


Local Loam: Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Tucson, AZ

Local Loam: Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Tucson, AZ

Jeff Kendall-Weed is back, and this time he heads to Tucson, AZ to check out the local scene and escape the snow of the Pacific North West. This is the first of a new series from Jeff under the ‘Local Loam’ title where he will be highlighting the work of local trail advocacy groups. We ...


Local Loam: Getting Rowdy In Texas Hill Country

Local Loam: Getting Rowdy In Texas Hill Country

Jeff Kendall-Weed is back once again with the latest episode in the Local Loam series. This time Jeff is going big in the hills of Texas with the crew from Trail Party and Freeride 512. With a lack of public land available to trail building, Jeff finds out how riders in Texas are creating two-wheeled ...


Croatan Buck Fifty Film by Jack Anderson

Croatan Buck Fifty Film by Jack Anderson

This years edition of the Croatan Buck Fifty was an amazing event and Jack Anderson was there to capture the race in this little film. Get a glimpse of why this is event is toted as “the best bike game ever” and be sure to stay up with everything Croatan Buck Fifty. You’re not going ...


Richie Schley and Cedric Garcia Join Abus

Richie Schley and Cedric Garcia Join Abus

Abus welcomes both Richie Schley and Cedric Garcia to the team. These two legends bring a wealth of experience and skill to the Abus Squad. Both riders will be choosing to ride Abus’ MonTrailer, the latest in the companies off-road offerings. Watch both Schley and Garcia do what they do best in “Roots of Progression” ...


The New Ibis Ripley in its Natural Habitat

The New Ibis Ripley in its Natural Habitat

Did you miss the new Ibis Ripley yesterday? Well, here it is frolicking in the high desert landscape. To see more of the Ripley, check out our first impressions here.


MTB Heat Check Episode 2: Epic Rides Whiskey Off Road

MTB Heat Check Episode 2: Epic Rides Whiskey Off Road

Our friend Bill Schieken aka @cxhairs has been traveling around the west coast and catching a bunch of the early season XC racing action. While there is no live coverage for the domestic race scene Schieken has been putting together some delightful videos of the action recapping both the men’s and women’s field. This week ...


MTB Heat Check Power Rankings and SoHo MTB Festival

MTB Heat Check Power Rankings and SoHo MTB Festival

Our friend Bill Schieken from CX Hairs is back with another episode of Mountain Bike Heat Check. In this episode, we check out some of the action from the SoHo Mountain Bike Festival and find out who is topping the rankings in North America. Check out all the action here and stay tuned for coverage ...


The Moment

The Moment

It’s the 1990s and in the backwoods of British Columbia and three crews of adventure seekers are quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history – It’s all happening unbeknown to each other, the cycling world and themselves. The film features the likes of Bret Tippie, Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, ...


Big Mountain Enduro wraps up at Glorieta Camps in Northern New Mexico

Big Mountain Enduro wraps up at Glorieta Camps in Northern New Mexico

  The season opener for the Big Mountain Enduro series took place last weekend outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Glorieta Camps in Glorieta, New Mexico, has pristine trails located on a Christian-run, adventure-focused campground. The trails here range from beginner/intermediate to advanced, and the race course is no joke with serious drops and lots of ...


Video: Bikepacking the Colorado Trail and Fly-Fishing Salida

Video: Bikepacking the Colorado Trail and Fly-Fishing Salida

Dirt Rag contributor Zach White spent three days with Eric Porter riding their Diamondback Haanjo gravel bikes on a big loop starting and finishing in Salida Colorado on pavement, gravel and singletrack. They rode sections of the Continental Divide Trail and Colorado Trail, through a ghost town, and finished by floating the Arkansas River back ...


Video: A Chilcoltin Hogyssey with Kenny Smith

Video: A Chilcoltin Hogyssey with Kenny Smith

“It was day four. We arrived at a massive alpine valley lined with creeks and marshes, certain to be filled with mosquitos and shoe-soaking water crossings. Margus led the way, monster trucking through the creeks. We hoped that after the crossing, a ridge would connect us to the top of another mountain; from there, we ...


The Legend of Rafael

The Legend of Rafael

A beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling. After a devastating breakup, Rafael finds solitude and restoration on the open road, pedaling his way to emotional health from Mexico City to northern Colorado. With just $500 to his name, he spearheads a revolution to help the underprivileged members of ...


Photo Epic – A Chilcotin Hogyssey: Kenny Smith, Margus Riga, Fraser Newton, Chester Bush.

Photo Epic – A Chilcotin Hogyssey: Kenny Smith, Margus Riga, Fraser Newton, Chester Bush.

A couple weeks back, we posted a teaser timelapse video of A Chilcotin Hogyssey. Here is the full report, below, care of Devinci. 4 guys, 4 bikes, 9 days, 225 km The ultimate Canadian mountain bike adventure; Presented by Cycles Devinci Words by Chester Bush and photography by Margus Riga Chapter One: Waving Good-Bye Chasing ...


Bikes as Healers: Heather Russell uses bikes as a tool to heal

Bikes as Healers: Heather Russell uses bikes as a tool to heal

In issue #210 of Dirt Rag Magazine, we spoke with people of varying backgrounds about their experiences learning to mountain bike, build community among riders and use bikes as a tool of self-discovery and self-reliance. Bikes and wilderness both have proven positive effects on our psyche, from destressing after a hard day at work to ...


Mammoth Mountain Session

Mammoth Mountain Session

It’s been a fruitful season at the bike park on Mammoth Mountain. Get your Friday dose of stoke featuring Aaron Gwin, Payson McCelveen and Carson Storch tearing up the trails at Mammoth. Enjoy the show!


Race Face Creator Series: Skye Shillhammer’s “From Slide To Ride”

Race Face Creator Series: Skye Shillhammer’s “From Slide To Ride”

Over the next few months Race Face will be releasing a collection of short films as part of the ‘Creator Series.’ First up is Skye Shillhammer’s “From Slide to Ride.” Skye Shillhammer’s film From Slide to Ride is a story of how a natural disaster brought a town together and how mountain biking could bring ...


Race Face Creator Series: “My Last Day of Summer” by Kristina Wayte

Race Face Creator Series: “My Last Day of Summer” by Kristina Wayte

The third film in the Race Face Creator Series is “My Last Day of Summer” by Kristina Wayte. We absolutely love this film, and we think you will too! If you remember we interviewed Kristina a while back and if you haven’t read it before you can check it out here.  Enjoy the film!


Crossroads with Chris Akrigg

Crossroads with Chris Akrigg

Chris Akrigg takes his dynamic skills and puts them to work in the latest edit from Mongoose on a drop-bar all-terrain, half cyclocross, half freeride meets gravel show. Which begs the question, do you even freeride/cyclocross/trials/gravel bro? Well, do you?


The YT Mob World Tour Episode 5: Windrock Bike Park

The YT Mob World Tour Episode 5: Windrock Bike Park

The YT Mob welcomed 22 racers from America, Brazil and Canada to Windrock Bike Park located 161 Miles east of Tennessee’s state Capital Nashville. Built by Whiteley’s protégé Neko Mulally, Windrock hosted the fifth of six Young Talent Camps. The young racers had three days to soak up as much knowledge as possible passed on ...


Commencal Bikes Presents the New Furious

Commencal Bikes Presents the New Furious

Sometimes an edit is so dang good you want everyone to see it. The latest from Commencal Bikes is just that and a little more. Introducing the latest version of the Furious, this video takes viewers to epic landscapes and even more epic riding. Sit back and enjoy!


What happens when Muc-Off Ninjas take over Matt Jones’ Compound?

What happens when Muc-Off Ninjas take over Matt Jones’ Compound?

A fun little edit from the folks at Muc-Off to get you going for the weekend.


Transition Characters: Alex and Ella

Transition Characters: Alex and Ella

Living, riding and working in East Burke, Vermont, Alex and Emma have created a life for themselves based around mountain biking. Their business, Vermont Mountain Bike Tours offers coaching and guided riding on some of the best trails on the east coast. Check out this great little film from Transition Bikes about Alex and Emma ...


Red Bull Rampage: Brandon Semenuk’s Winning Run

Red Bull Rampage: Brandon Semenuk’s Winning Run

photo by Garth Milan courtesy of Red Bull Style, class, and ice in his veins, Brandon Semenuk showed up to win Red Bull Rampage and did just that. After strong winds delayed the start of the competition Semenuk wasted no time showing everyone he meant business in a field of 20 of the best riders ...


Old Bike, New Look

Old Bike, New Look

By Stephen Haynes Whether cutting the sleeves off a brand-new T-shirt or remodeling the interior of a home, the desire to tailor one’s possessions is a siren song most of us succumb to at some stage of our existence. It’s human nature to personalize artifacts to reflect whatever self-image we’ve contrived, imbuing these things with ...


“Any One of Us” Premieres on HBO.

“Any One of Us” Premieres on HBO.

“Any One of Us” is the story of Paul Basagoitia, a professional mountain biker who suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. The film debuts tonight October 29th on HBO at 9m est. The feature-length presentation of “Any One of Us” marks the first-ever partnership between HBO Sports and Red Bull Films, telling ...


‘I Just Want to Ride’ Lael Wilcox and the 2019 Tour Divide

‘I Just Want to Ride’ Lael Wilcox and the 2019 Tour Divide

The annual Tour Divide event has become almost a right of passage for the bikepacking enthusiast. The route, taking riders from Canada to Mexico through the heart of the Rocky Mountains is a grueling and taxing ride at even a casual pace.  This year Lael Wilcox set out to break records, and while weather and ...


Red Bull FORMATION

Red Bull FORMATION

Like us, a lot of you probably noticed a distinct gathering of Red Bull’s female athletes in the Utah desert in the weeks running up to the annual Red Bull Rampage event. At the site of one of the original Rampage courses, some of the top women of freeride got a chance to showcase their ...


Commencal Bicycles Presents: “Breath”

Commencal Bicycles Presents: “Breath”

Commencal is at it again with another well-done video edit. “Breath” takes us to France on Elliot Laporte’s home track. Sit back enjoy the seamless shredding on these flowing trails within the French forest.


DJ Brandt in ‘Dirt Merchant Dreaming’

DJ Brandt in ‘Dirt Merchant Dreaming’

The Commencal media team has been hard at work this season. Hopefully, they get a little break for the holidays. Enjoy DJ Brandt shredding the infamous Dirt Merchant trail in Whistler.


Ryan McGary in “E-Alafia”

Ryan McGary in “E-Alafia”

It is fitting that while I am escaping the cold and blustery weather of Pennsylvania down here in Florida that resident Alafia State Park Trails shredder Ryan McGary has dropped a smoking new edit. Ryan exudes the style and ease of a kid who spent all of his spare time on two wheels. Florida’s mountain ...


Santa Slays

Santa Slays

Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy this fun little edit from Mark Mathews and Scott Bell and then get out there and ride! Photography by Brett Kroeker 


Weston Lloyd in “The Dance”

Weston Lloyd in “The Dance”

I’m not sure what you were doing when you were twelve but I know for myself I certainly wasn’t piloting a bike with this much grace and style. A little motivation and inspiration for your weekend riding courtesy of Steven Lloyd and Weston Lloyd. Enjoy “The Dance”


DJ Brandt in “Freedom 35”

DJ Brandt in “Freedom 35”

DJ Brandt brings his freeriding wizardry to this latest Commencal edit. Filmed by Tory Powers, DJ Brandt is back in the desert living his best life in Freedom 35.


Kona Presents “Into the Clouds”

Kona Presents “Into the Clouds”

This is a fun one from Kona to get the word out on the Libre. Kona Adventure Team riders Barry Wicks and Erik Tonkin have been riding together for what seems like forever. Their relationship was built around mentorship and racing, but over the years has evolved into a unique kinship. On this trip, they conquered ...


Sand and Snow

Sand and Snow

Light and Motion brings us a video to get you motivated to pack up the bike and head out into the wild. Join a crew from Santa Cruz as they ring in the New Year properly on two wheels. Enjoy “Sand and Snow”




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