Fully specced: Erik Fedko’s “The Bruce Check”

Looking back on a very successful 2018 season, Erik Fedko seeks for more progression in 2019. Thanks to his super smooth riding style and deep bag of banger tricks, the young German Slopestyle star has skyrocketed over the past 18 months. After reaching his first ever podium at Crankworx Les Gets and repeating at Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler last year, which secured him a Top 3 finish in the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship, he finds himself amongst the Slopestyle elite and in contention for the big prize:…

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Nino Schurter Set on Absa Cape Epic Revenge

The 2017 Absa Cape Epic champion, plus reigning World and Olympic XCO Champion, Nino Schurter will return to the race in 2019 – with one aim. To regain the title he was forced to concede in 2018. Aiding him in this quest is his new partner Andri Frischknecht, and the supporting team, DSV / SCOTT-SRAM, of European Champion Lars Forster and Gert Heyns. Schurter’s title defence was over before it really began in 2018. Matthias Stirnemann, with whom Schurter won the 2017 Absa Cape Epic, started the race with an…

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BC Bike Ride Expands Tour Packages in British Columbia

 BC Bike Ride – powered by the world-renowned BC Bike Race – is expanding its operations and event style tours to include new adventures and new regions. The Ride will now include the Kootenays, the Coast, and – returning for year three – Northern British Columbia. “The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” ~ Reinhold Messner. Race and Ride both fall under the brand BCBR and with 12 years of experience executing a mobile stage race with 600 racers and over 200 staff, the BC…

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Gnarly Bikes DH Concept by Erik Habermann

2019 is here and we are getting closer back to the future… every year while riding our simple or “not so simple” mountain bikes. These bikes have evolved so much since their birth and the progression continues till date with more and more innovative standards and more. However there are not even handful of individuals who think way ahead and innovate radical concepts which you may ride in coming years. Meet Erik Habermann. A product designer and a mountain biker from Berlin. Erik studied product design in Potsdam and then…

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Meet the riders who spawned Nigeria’s BMX scene

It started with a chance encounter, stumbling across some second-hand BMX bikes from the United States in a Nigeria shop. And following a trawl of some internet videos, it has spawned into a burgeoning BMX scene in the city’s capital, Lagos, transcending socio-economic backgrounds. Here is all you need to know: – The BMX scene only really started six years ago as rider Star Boy, aka Matthew Temitope, a mechanic in Lagos, was among those to stumble across some vintage 1980s freestyle BMXs. After watching videos with friends on his…

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Mondraker Enduro2

The mountain bike event Enduro2 has secured title sponsorship from Mondraker, starting 2019. The event which takes place for the third time from September 5th to 7 th 2019, is therefore renamed into Mondraker Enduro2. The registration portal opens December 30th, 2018. Mondraker Enduro2 Davos – Mountain Bike Fun for Teams of Two The mountain bike race Mondraker Enduro2 takes place at the destination of Davos Klosters for the third time from September 5th to 7th 2019. It is one of the few Enduro races for teams of two in…

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A Holiday Gift from Ryan Leech

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Ryan Leech Connection (RLC) has you on their Christmas list. For the third year, RLC is offering a free course for everyone just in time for the holidays. Take part in the Trailhead Tip Traps course – no purchase necessary! Have you ever received tips from a friend at the start of a trail? Maybe you’ve given some advice yourself? As well-intentioned as that help may be, it could be a trap! Trials legend and internationally renowned online MTB coach, Ryan Leech and his…

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Introducing Cachet XX

After over a year of designing, testing and refining Cachet Bikes along with Jordie Lunn are proud to present the first of the long awaited signature series frames. BEHOLD THE ‘XX’ This is a TRUE signature pro model frame which means that Jordie worked with Cachet Bikes from start to finish. Jordie picked the materials, and  geometry that fits his body type and riding  style. The signature frame has a custom tube set made from 6061 -T6 aluminum and comes in a gnarly  paint job designed by Jordie. “At last…

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The all new Santa Cruz V10 for 2019

A project two years in the making, the newest Santa Cruz V10 has arrived—but wait, there are two! As Santa Cruz developed the 29er race bike for the Syndicate, it became apparent that not all riders would fit on or prefer the 29-inch bike, so they made a 27.5 bike, too. To be clear, it’s two completely different frames—the production versions of both bikes were developed in parallel, and they’re both the recipients of two seasons of high-level suspension testing and tuning under the Syndicate. In addition to the two…

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Bikes stolen from Hans Rey’s garage

Mountain Bike pioneer / legend Hans “No Way” Rey flashed a shocking news on 30th November when his garage in the UK was broken by burglars who stole 8 bikes from there. “Attention Burglary. My garage and camper van have been broken into in the East Midlands in England. At least 8 of my precious bicycles have been stolen. Some of these bikes are very unique and are not even for sale in the UK. If you come across any of these, please let me know.“ They were all made…

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