Over the past weekend, slope style riders from all over the world came together to battle it out at Switzerland’s largest mountain bike event, the 5th annual Swatch Rocket Air. The riders were competing to gain points towards the FMB World Tour title, as well as some prize money.
Are you in need of a new crankset on your bike this season? The Shimano XTR M980 Double Crankset is the ultimate alloy gear spinner, and you can find it at TBS Bike Parts at the great price of only $399 CDN. Available with 170mm crank arms, 26T-38T chainrings and a 68/73mm bottom bracket, you can experience this aesthetically-stunning, strong, light and durable piece of kit for the best price online.
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VitalMTB has put together a collection of clips from the 2013 DH World Cup races that’s sure to keep you holding your breath. From ultra fast runs through heavy chop and sharp rocks, to gnarly crashes that make you question how you’d get up and walk away, here’s a video that’s refreshingly simple, yet gets the point across. For once, turn up the volume not to hear the soundtrack, but to hear the bikes getting punished under the control of World Class riders.
I think that everyone can agree that the Life Behind Bars crew is not only good at showcasing amazing riding, but is also entertaining with their between-shots shenanigans. The 2014 season is looking promising!
Congratulations to Brett Rheeder or once again taking first place at the Vienna Air King slopestyle contest! This year's contest brought out incredible talent and Brett’s perfect run allowed him to take home the gold. Also worth noting was Szymon Godziek’s performance…he placed second and won the Best Trick Contest by pulling off a backflip cliffhanger. Click here for a full recap of all the action!
Every year new up and coming riders make the front pages of mountain biking websites and magazines, but only a select few stand out from the rest. Magnus Manson is a 15 year old downhill racer from the Sunshine Coast with the dream and most importantly the drive to become World Champion. He started competing in 2012 and ended the season with six first place finishes! This year he is coming into the racing season with a total of fifteen podium finishes and is hungry to continue his domination of the Junior category.
Last year we reached out and asked our customers what products they wanted to see us carry in the shop. We heard you and today we’re proud to announce that we have added Maxxis 29” tires and tubes to our product offering. Whether you want aggressive trail tires, or fast-rolling XC rubber, we’ve got you covered:
Specialized team rider Curtis Keene knows how to go fast. Call the riding style what you will, and forget about the mention of wheel size and suspension set up and frame geometry, this video is plain and simply about mountain biking at high speed in sunny California: http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/stories/1331643330327/score-speed-los-angeles-bike
The Vienna Air King competition is only a few days away and set to take place on April 5th-6th in Austria’s capital city. The Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour ranks the season’s freeride/slopestyle contests as either diamond, gold, silver or bronze, with higher point values being given to the more illustrious events. The contest in Vienna is ranked as the fourth silver level contest of the year, but nonetheless brings out top talent every year as riders are eager to come out and score some points for their FMB World Tour ranking.