This month MBUK embraces the dark evenings to bring you a 15-strong lights group test. With outputs ranging from 1,600 lumens to a massive 6,500, you’ll discover what will keep you gleaming and what’s a little dull. The team also hit up Bike Park Wales at night to see how wild one of the UK’s best riding spots can be once the sun’s gone down. That’s not all, the mag also brings you a lesson in bike geometry, so you can learn how frame angles and tube lengths effect just how a bike handles, and there’s adventures and characters galore from riding in Iraq and the ultra-endurance Silk Road race. Plus, there are all the usual pages and columns, as well as an environmental message from Rachel Atherton, how to warm-up like Tahnée Seagrave, and shredding in Gwydir Forest and Cheddar. Charge of the lights brigade Get the low down from the lights-out ride at Bike Park Wales, where MBUK see if riding one of the UK’s most fun venue’s gets even more exciting after hours. What’s more fun than riding a bike park at night with your mates? Not much. Geometry lessons Seb Stott, the mag’s resident tech guru, gives us a run-down of how bike geometry works, what all the angles and lengths mean and their effects on bike handling, as well as advice on how to make sure your next bike fits you perfectly. Bike geometry is constantly evolving. Find out all the ins and outs and how to find your perfect fitting bike. Trail lights grouptest Whether you’re getting set for your first night ride or another season of sundown adventures, having a high-power light is essential to help you ride fast and safe. MBUK tests 15 front lights across a range of budgets and lumens to help you pick the best for you. Having a powerful trail light is essential for night riding. A world apart Mountain biking in Iraq might not be first on your list as a destination, but the Kurdish region is full of wild backcountry and formidable peaks, and a world away from the stereotype we’ve become accustomed. There’s more to Iraq than you might imagine. Mile-munching trail bikes What happens when you blend cross-country speed with trail bike security? This month’s bike test finds out as MBUK puts four short-travel trail bikes from Scott, Cannondale, Intense and Specialized to the test. Just how capable, and fun, are short travel trail bikes? Gwydir Forest This trail at the gateway to Snowdonia is a classic. Formally the Marin Trail, and also known as Betws-y-Coed, it’s been a Welsh cycling hotspot for 15+ years, and it’s easy to see why. It features action-packed trails over its 25km with tons of variability. Find all the details you need for a great day out in the mag. Gywdir Forest is one on the oldest and best trail centres in the UK. Free gift This month’s cover gift is an MBUK beanie. A great after riding essential to keep off the winter chill and your helmet hair covered up. Look sharp, stay warm and hide the helmet hair.
We find out where Gee Atherton would have built his Red Bull Rampage line, whose run he was most impressed by, and what his goals are for next year.( Photos: 2, Comments: 1 )
Fair to say this event has thrown out some pretty spectacular moments over the years Screenshot: YouTube (Red Bull Bike) “The name’s Rampage, Red Bull Rampage.” Red Bull Rampage is in the hotel bar, suited and booted in a tuxedo, sipping on a vodka Red Bull (shaken not stirred) and ready to mess your shit up all over again with its licence to thrill. The not-to-be-missed Utah-based mountain biking event is back in our lives on the 25th of October and… well… you’re probably going to watch it aren’t you? You’re probably, almost definitely, going to watch at least some of it. “The name’s Rampage, Red Bull Rampage” To get you in the mood for it, Red Bull have gone and released this highlight reel of some of the event’s biggest / coolest / maddest moments. Gee Atherton, Kelly McGarry (gone, but never forgotten), Tom van Steenbergen, Brendan Fairclough, they’re all in there doing stuff that’ll make your jaw drop, your palms sweat, and your brain say “Fair play. That was most excellent mountain biking, good sir.” One final thing. We hadn’t watched McGarry’s legendary canyon backflip in a while and, by christ, what an effort. Like something straight out of a video game. It’s our pick of the lot. You May Also Like Control Your Climate | Watch Danny MacAskill Get Creative With The Weather World Record Crash | Watch Johannes Fischbach’s Massive 140m Ski Jump Slam The post Red Bull Rampage | 10 of the Biggest Moments appeared first on Mpora.
From Gee Atherton to Kelly McGarry and Tom Van Steenbergen to Brendan Fairclough, we’ve done some digging into the freeride MTB archives to find some of the wildest Red Bull Rampage moments from the iconic events history.
Virgin, Utah (September 30, 2019) – With hopes of a triumphant return to Red Bull Rampage, UK-based rider Gee Atherton has withdrawn himself from the event after a hard crash. “I’m absolutely gutted to be writing this, but it doesn’t look like I’m going to be able to compete. I crashed last week and rolled my shoulder out…” wrote the 34 year old Atherton to the Red Bull Rampage committee over the weekend. Bienvenido Aguado Alba has received the invite Atherton has relegated, and will be making his first trip to Virgin. Alba’s performance at the inaugural Marzocchi Proving Grounds was good enough for fourth place, making him the first alternate for Red Bull Rampage should a rider pull out. (Updated) 2019 Red Bull Rampage Rider List Brett Rheeder (CAN) Andreu Lacondeguy (SPA) Ethan Nell (USA) Tom van Steenbergen (CAN) Thomas Genon (BEL) Tyler McCaul (USA) Kyle Strait (USA) Szymon Godziek (POL) Kurt Sorge (CAN) Brendan Fairclough (UK) Brandon Semenuk (CAN) Cam Zink (USA) Carson Storch (USA) Antoine Bizet (FRA) Graham Agassiz (CAN) Reece Wallace (CAN) Vincent Tupin (FRA) Reed Boggs (USA) Juan Salido (MEX) DJ Brandt (USA) Bienvenido Aguado Alba (SPA) More information on Red Bull Rampage can be found here: redbull.com/us-en/events/rampage
Bienvenido Aguado Alba will be making his first trip to Virgin, Utah.( Photos: 3, Comments: 2 )
Gee Atherton will miss Rampage after an injury picked up in training.( Photos: 1, Comments: 8 )