Son’s Gonna Rise: A Father-Son Story

For Ethan and Andrew Shandro, time in the outdoors has always revolved around riding bikes. Of course, when your dad is a two-time world cup winner and a freeride legend, it’s not surprising to learn that the bike would play a huge role in shaping Ethan’s youth. But that’s not the point here. The point is that you don’t have to be one of the world’s best mountain bikers to have an amazing experience with your kids in the woods. You just gotta go into those woods with your kids…

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Apu Wamani – Mountain Gods of the Andes

The Inca worshipped the mountains as protective deities. These “Guardians of the Valley” were called „Apu Wamani“ in Quechua, the language of the Inca. An ambitious bike project in Chile wanted to try and bike five of these mountains to raise awareness of the history of these people that are no longer. I followed an invitation to the last big mountain of this multi-year expedition. Words: Gerhard Czerner | Photography: Martin Bissig The Llullaillaco is the third highest volcano on Earth with its 6739m. It’s also the highest mountain with no glacial…

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5 fire-fuelling tips to get the most out of the MTB riding season

Our top five tips to get you out on your bike and riding faster and better than ever over the coming months. Here’s our guide to the top five things to give your riding mojo a kickstart. 1. Buy a new bike OK, so it’s a drastic first measure but the simple fact of the matter is that nothing makes you want to go riding like having a new bike. Granted, it’s an expensive move, but new season, new bike – it makes sense, doesn’t it? Aside from actually dropping…

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Why Mountain Biking?

Why Mountain Biking? Psychologists have studied the rationale for mountain biking – mountain bikers speculate about it – ordinary mortals shake their heads in dismay over it. There is an ambivalence to this sport. There are no scores or points when you ride free on your mountain bike, but the beauty of movement gives a self-assurance that is better than winning a race. It is a sport that brings escape from the care and tensions of daily life. Mountain Biking brings an awareness of the grandeur of the nature; an…

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