Finn Iles on journey from ski slope to MTB

Young Canadian hungry to make his mark on the senior circuit after stunning rise. Finn Iles catapulted himself into the men’s downhill elite with a superb 2017 junior season where he won six out of seven UCI Mountain Bike World Cup races. The Canadian, who rides with Loic Bruni on the Specialized Gravity Team, is now pushing hard to move up the senior rankings. Here, the 18-year-old explains his life on the tour and his switch from skiing to MTB: How has the 2018 season been so far for you?…

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Elements of Victory

Of all the events we attend every year, nothing makes us quite as proud as BC Bike Race. A seven-day international stage race, it’s amazing to see so many people from all over the world enjoying our backyard’s choicest trails. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s rugged coast, and some of the world’s most challenging cross country singletrack—all explored while camping between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges. This year’s 10th annual BC Bike Race was the perfect occasion to give our updated Element platform some real-world marathon…

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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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Solid Strike EVO 2017

Metal is Back: Solid Strike EVO 2017 The Solid Strike has already proven itself as a true racing machine in the past two years with several podiums at National and International level. Now arrives the new incarnation for 2017, the Strike EVO which takes the bike up a level; making it lighter, faster and even more of a blast to ride. The new Strike EVO is an all aluminum build, using no carbon parts and weighs in at an incredible 15.3kgs/33.7lbs! For Solid Bikes owner, Peter Schmid, the project was initially…

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In Bloom

Cyclist pair jumps out of a field in bloom Freestyle MTB icon Martin Söderström and dirt BMX prodigy Dawid Godziek present Field Trippin’, a bike project entirely shot in a blooming canola field in Sweden and featuring two world’s first tricks. “I’m born and raised in one of the flattest areas in Sweden, but it never stopped me from pursuing a career as a mountain bike pro,” smiles Söderström. “You just can’t let a minor detail like that stop you.” In the video, the rider pulls off two new tricks…

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Hans Rey: Follow me to Livigno

Are you looking for a special biking destination for your summer cycling holidays? Hans Rey will give you one. The MTB legend invites all bikers to follow him to Livigno on the new flow trails of the Mountain Park Carosello 3000. A new concept of track  that can guarantee fun and safety for families and beginners as well as adrenaline and challenges for expert riders. August is a month that more than any other evokes the summer holidays spirit. Located in the heart of the Italian Alps, Livigno has become…

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World Class athletes at Perskindol Swiss Epic

The six-day mountain bike stage race PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC takes place for the third time from 12 to 17 September 2016, leading participants once again through the fantastic mountain landscape of the Valais from Zermatt to Verbier via Leukerbad. Despite the Olympics, many international top male and female professional mountain bikers have already confirmed their participation. Nino Schurter The SCOTT-Odlo MTB racing team already announced at the beginning of April that former and reigning world champion Nino Schurter would once again be appearing in PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC from 12 to…

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El Caminito del Rey on a mountain bike

Before getting into the history of the El Camino del Rey I think I should clarify an important point of this project so that none of our readers get the wrong idea. The Caminito del Rey cannot be done by bicycle. We need to thank the company that manages the Caminito del Rey and Malaga Provincial Government for the permission granted us to take these images and to do it on a bike. It was a special opportunity offered to a professional rider I confess that I have been impressed by the quality and…

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BC Bike Race partners with Pearl Izumi

Pearl Izumi has been constructing some of the world’s best cycling clothing for over 60 years, right from the beginning with a small operation in 1950’s Japan. ‘The human machine is the most perfect machine ever created. Empowering that machine to go faster, farther, and longer than it has ever gone before is what Pearl Izumi strives for.’ It’s this powerful belief and their strong legacy that makes the two companies such a perfect and complementary fit. Marketing Manager, Pearl Izumi Canada, David Blondel sees the sponsorship as a natural fit. “Throughout the…

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