Last week was the first Friday I have missed in 3.5 years. I needed a day off. The internet will always be there, right? I wanted to offer a sincere “thank you” for supporting this project over the last 4 years. I never in my wildest dreams thought things would go this far. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by good people and privileged to ride my bike every day. So, Thanks! You guys are a big part of this. My only goal is to motivate people to go out and ride. If I can motivate just one person to go outside, I am successful. After you watch James send some jumps for your viewing pleasure, get out there and smash some laps with your friends!!!!! Cheers to the weekend.
“I don’t know why it happens but over time I think we develop monotony not only in our daily lives, but even in the things we enjoy. When I’m home from racing my days usually look similar and the riding crew and locations usually are small and local. Which, when you take a step back and think about it; is ridiculous – I live in Vermont! We have some of the best riding in the country and a whole lot of it. It’s everywhere and each network has its own unique flavor and style. To me, this video perfectly encompasses and portrays that perfect sensation that is riding trail bikes in Vermont. We spent almost two weeks total throughout the summer and fall all over the state filming, building, riding, and just enjoying the place we call home. I couldn’t be more excited about the finished product and hope it gets you stoked to get out and explore the trails sitting right in your backyard.” -Dylan Conte “We set out with the goal to create an all killer, no filler edit that showcases the unique terrain and riding seasons we have here in Vermont. From freshly cut loam to old school roots and rocks we shot all over the state from late June through the end of October to bring the film to life. We both feel lucky to live here in Vermont, have access to so many trail networks and be able to work on projects like this right out our back doors. Big thanks to GT Bikes, Deity Components, and MTBVT for the support!” – Henry Miles Filmed and Edited by Henry Miles Photography by Brooks Curran & Henry Miles Presented by GT Bicycles in association with Deity Components and MTBVT
Giro and Héctor Saura from Bicycle Nightmares are pleased to share The Outsider Collection. It’s simple and dark, bringing an alternative to the traditional look of race kits. As Dain Zaffke put’s it, “It’s aesthetic is defined more by what it is not, than what it is.” Read more on The Outsider Collection, here.
Kirt Voreis ripping up the trails of Idyllwild, California.
Certain mountain bike riders are blessed with special gifts. For some, that may mean a talent for line-spotting, for others it may mean the ability to rail corners faster and harder than anyone else. In Reece Potter’s case it is the uncanny ability to spot gaps. Watch him shred Cardrona Alpine Resort in the video below. Reece Potter is a 25-year-old Kiwi originally from Takaka, but he’s lived for the last six years of his life in Queenstown. An apprentice builder by trade, he’s trodden the well-worn path of his fellow speedy Kiwis and raced downhill in Europe, but he’s now focusing on qualifying, so that he can travel a bit more extensively.