Find out why La Clusaz should be your next trip

An all-encompassing mountain bike resort with a range of trails for all, and a great atmosphere. Written by: James McKnight | Photography: Ben Winder La Clusaz, a French ski resort known for its famous resident, Candide Thovex, its regular appearances in the Tour de France and, most importantly (if you ask a local) its Reblochon cheese, is now embracing mountain biking in a big way. The riding Three summertime lifts (Beauregard, Crêt du Merle and Crêt du Loup) on two mountains are open late from June to early September, and take…

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Saalfelden Leogang’s ‘Speedster’ to host UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup

The Austrian bike-mecca of Saalfelden Leogang will host a stop of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup for the 7th time. On June 10 and 11, Bikepark Leogang will see downhill greats like Rachel Atherton and Aaron Gwin going all-out on the ‘Speedster’ trail to chase those vital seconds. As part of the Out of Bounds Festival (June 8-11), the world’s best downhill athletes will fight for the fastest time during the third stop of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup 2017, whilst the elite amongst the slopestyle…

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Atherton and Fayolle take glory

Reigning champion and Frenchman open UCI MTB World Cup season with wins. The opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Lourdes was won in dramatic circumstances by home downhill hero Alexandre Fayolle as the defending women’s champion Rachel Atherton coasted to victory. Despite a dusting of snow at the start hut earlier in the week, things in France had stayed sunny and pleasant. The track, which had seen some minor changes from last year was running extremely fast and dusty, but Briton Atherton still had it all to…

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High in Nepal

Filmer Gary Thomas and Rider Tangi Rebours have made seven mountain bike films in Nepal now. They thought the time was right to put together a highlights edit – and there’s been a lot of them. It all started seven years ago with a broken wrist and a tiny cam-corder. You can’t ride, why don’t we make a little mountain film?! There’s been a few tears, a lot of laughs, high altitude sickness for some, and low altitude problems for others. They have explored many different areas of Nepal from high to…

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The Yearning for Flow

It’s about this time of year when the focus shifts from winter to spring and the longing for early sunrises, warm rays of sunshine and the pleasure of that flowy feeling on two-wheels just gets a grip of us. Mountain bikers still have to wait until June 2, when Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis kicks off the new biking season and the Waldbahn starts to take visitors and their bikes from all over the world up the mountain. But, why not start daydreaming about the sound of rubber on dirt and that unique…

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A real-life Mad Max?

For two years, Markus ‘Max’ Stöckl laid out a plan to put himself in the record books yet again. And in just 11 seconds and at a speed of 167.6 km/h with a standard mountain bike, whose components you could buy yourself in the high street, he reached that speed hurtling down a mountain with no name in Chile’s Atacama desert. Stöckl has a penchant for the record books. Brought up in the Austrian mountains, his thirst for speed was established at a young age, his place in the speed annuals…

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Snow Bike Festival 2017

The Snow Bike Festival is Europe’s “Winter Festival of Snow Biking”. The third edition of the innovative snow-bike event takes place at Gstaad, Switzerland: 4 days of thrilling snow-bike action. For the first time, the International Cycling Union UCI honours the race with a “Stage Race Class 2” accreditation. The Snow Bike Festival is the first ever UCI race on snow! The 4-day stage race comprises a prologue and 3 stages. The prologue was held as a short time trial race in the village centre of Gstaad. The first stage…

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Scurra: 2 – Unique Enduro Bike

Introducing the all new, improved SCURRA :2 Enduro MTB 2016 with the revolutionary TRELEVER® front wheel suspension system. The SCURRA HARD ENDURO. Crowdfunding campaign with all new, improved SCURRA 2 hard enduro bike has started. It is possible that you have already noticed first SCURRA mountain bike because of it’s premiere in Las Vegas 2013. The team worked hard for three years to improve this “unique” invention and the time to reveal it’s final version has come. What makes this bike so special? TRELEVER! TRELEVER stands for the revolutionary front wheel suspension for single…

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Danny’s Wee Day Out

Danny MacAskill has raised the bar yet again with a staggering array of bike tricks using man-made and natural features backed by the memorable National Express song from The Divine Comedy. Filmed during the summer, MacAskill pulls off a series of tricks on a day out in between train trips that will take your breath away including a scrub to barrel roll, a submerged water crossing and a hay bale ride. It is the latest in a run of hit films over the last seven years such as Imaginate,Epecuén and The Ridge that…

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BIKE Transalp 2017 Anniversary edition unveiled

The stage towns of the 20th BIKE Transalp powered by Sigma, the race which has influenced mountain bike marathon racing like no other over the past two decades, have been unveiled. The anniversary edition of the popular MTB stage race for teams of two will be staged from July 16 till 22, 2017, and will will lead over some 550 km and 18,000 metres of climbing from Mayrhofen, Austria across the main chain of the Alps to Riva del Garda, Italy – the tradition-rich town at the shores of Lake Garda,…

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