Champions return for Rampage

It’s that time of year again when the earth’s best mountain bikers head out to the desert in Utah for Red Bull Rampage. The most-watched mountain bike event of the year will see riders tackle drops of over 25m in the remote town of Virgin nestled in the Zion National Park. The 2016 course has been modified, however the 11th edition still poses a difficult test for the MTB athletes competing across downhill, slopestyle and freeride. Rampagers must study the course carefully to ensure they enhance their chances of scoring…

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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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The Learning Curve

“Uncontainable” BMX star Bezanson out to conquer mountain bikes Canadian Drew Bezanson believes he can make a successful switch to mountain bikes after breaking new ground in the BMX world with audacious projects such as “Uncontainable”. The 27-year-old is currently on a steep learning curve to master another discipline on two wheels. Ahead of the spectacular Red Bull Joyride mountain bike event on August 21, Bezanson took time out from training to reveal the lengths that he is putting his mind and body through to pull off this inspirational feat. Asked about the motive…

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Danish and Swiss riders victorious at UCI World Cup Germany

Langvad and Schurter conquer a German classic at UCI World Cup round 2. Albstadt in the south west of Germany returned for it’s fourth consecutive UCI World Cup season and under the heat of an early summer sun, proved yet again why many view it to be a modern classic. In the women’s race, there was drama before the riders had even lined up in their grid boxes. With minutes to go, it was announced that Jolanda Neff, the 23 year-old Swiss starlet would not be racing. A viral infection…

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Syndicate Project – Ep1 Lourdes

The first World Cup of 2016 is in the books, and it was a wonderfully muddy, messy way to kick off the season! Peaty got some World Cup points, Minnar finished 14th, and Ratboy pulled off a top-10 finish, with a 6th place result. Lourdes is quickly establishing itself as a first class venue with a rough, challenging track. Conditions all week were wet, but the sun was shining for the finals.  With legions of spectators streaming the hill was alive with the sounds of chain saws, bells and horns…

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Loïc Bruni x ilabb

ilabb are stoked to announce our collaboration with World Champion downhill mountain biker Loïc Bruni of France. At just 21 years old, Loïc is already a big name in the mountain biking scene and has just come off an incredible back-to-back win at the Rotorua installation of Crankworx. Loïc was born with mountain biking in his blood. With his father being one of the European pioneer’s of the sport, it is easy to see he was destined for greatness. Naturally, he started young and picked up experience in the junior series on the…

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Riding a Colombian salt mine

Riding a Colombian salt mine – the world’s first underground downhill track Rocks, minerals, stairs, ramps and wall rides paired with low oxygen, water leaks, minimum reaction times and a blinding darkness – that’s Ride Into The Earth, Colombian rider Marcelo Gutiérrez’ latest project. The mountain bike champion went down a salt mine trail at 70km/h, a 2000m track located in Zipaquirá near Bogotá, where Colombia’s first wonder, a Salt Cathedral located in an underground salt mine, can be found. It’s an unique tourist attraction that has received multiple awards…

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Red Bull Rampage – Whats going on

Due to heavy rains and thunderstorms expected in Utah, USA this weekend, the Red Bull Rampage schedule has changed to ensure the best and safest possible conditions for both competitors and spectators. Finals of the freeride mountain bike event are now taking place on Friday instead of Saturday. Check out the LIVE ACTION here! Meanwhile… check out what happened during the practice. Brendan Howey’s world turned upside down The legend – Darren Barrecloth Bad boy Graham Agassiz is usually seen this way. Robbie Bourdon sending it the old school way. Guess where Kurt…

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