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A question we frequently get asked at TBS is "...but can I ride Bike Park on it?' Our answer is always yes! Definitely in fact! Typical mountain bikes are super capable and are right at home on anything from alpine singletrack to a full blown downhill bike park! However, there are always changes that you can make to your set up to optimise your bike for the rough and unforgiving nature of a bike park! Without realising it, you'll ride more distance and rough terrain on your bike in a day than you would on a good 3 or 4 trail rides! So make sure your bike is ready to deal with that!
Dan Atherton is one of the biggest legends in downhill mountain biking, but on top of his incredible speed and style, he is also very well known for building amazing DH trails. His latest creation is a pair of full length runs through the Dyfi Forest filled with tons of lush scenery, big jumps and technical terrain. After watching this video, a trip to the Dyfi Forest in Wales may be in order!
Tom Van Steenbergen and Harrison Mendel have been working hard together over the past 6 weeks building and filming at multiple destinations around the Okanagan. Their hard work has finally paid off with a banger new edit, "This Is Home". This Is Home features scenes at the Van Steenbergen house hold where Tom and Bas have built an unreal dirt playground, as well as a sneak preview of what to expect at Big White when they open their new mountain bike park in 2017. Enjoy!
Big White Ski Resort has officially begun constructing a lift-access bike park with 100's of acres of downhill terrain, jump parks, pump tracks and freestyle training facilities, coming to you in Summer 2017! The highly anticipated bike park will be a mix of about 70% flow trails and 30% tech trails, ranging in skill levels from beginner to pro. Local pro riders, Tom and Bas Van Steenbergen have been tasked to build many of the trails over the past few months, including the pro lines where they have been filming with Harrison Mendel and Red Bull Media House to showcase their freshly built trails. Keep an eye on TBS Bike Parts' social media for more updates and footage of the new park!
After an intense few weeks at Crankworx, Logan Peat hosted his second annual Backwoods Jam at the Coast Gravity Park. Many of the top slopestyle riders got together to sesh these massive jumps in a much more mellow competition. Watch some of the highlights of what went down at this year's event!
If you're going to be in Whistler this weekend enjoying the last few days of Crankworx, keep an eye out for some of the TBS crew in the village and at some of the last main events! We will be wearing TBS apparel and have a bunch of free stickers to give away. We would love the opportunity to meet some of our valued customers so if you see us this weekend come on over and say hello!
The highly anticipated Red Bull Joyride is set to take off this coming Sunday at 10:30am. All of the top slopestyle athletes from around the world will be gathered together in Whistler to take a crack at the last Crankworx event on the Crankworx World Tour. Red Bull Joyride is often referred to as the Superbowl of mountain biking and with a freshly updated course, along with a rider list including many names who could potentially take the win, this year's event should be the best yet! Catch the action live on Red Bull TV.