Watch: Urban Freeride Assault on Quebec City

At just 17 years of age, Finn Iles shows he has a rich future in the senior ranks as he tears through Quebec’s historical quarter. In an eye-catching video, it cuts from people-filled streets to a completely deserted city scape as Iles charges down steps and past iconic monuments before jumping off the city ramparts …

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Review: Five Ten Impact Mountain Bike Shoes

Stepping into a pair Five Ten Impact high tops, I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact they were mountain biking shoes. They look and feel more like my 90s-vintage Air Jordans. By comparison, my other bike shoes – Giro Privateers – seem like a ski boot spawned a ballet slipper. The Five Tens also felt a …

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Mind the Rampage: The Psychology of Injury

Psyche and injury are undoubtedly connected.  Throw in the stresses associated with an intense sporting event and a fine line develops between victory and a potentially deleterious disaster.  Red Bull Rampage is the extreme of the extreme–how do you mentally prepare? Can you?  Turning fear into fire is only one part of the overall recipe.  To assess the variety of components involved …

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Watch: The Stories Behind the Best Tricks of the 2016 Suzuki Nine Knights Freeride Competition

Check out this documentary from this year’s Suzuki Nine Knights freeride competition in Italy. This 13-minute video combines footage from 7 filmmakers covering the 6 day competition, showing some of the best tricks, athlete interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage.

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Red Bull Rampage Returns to its Raw Roots for 2016

For 2016, Red Bull Rampage is returning to the raw roots of freeriding, with an entirely new venue! According to Red Bull, this new venue will provide many more natural feature options than in previous years. Also, athletes and their teams will have to build their lines without power tools, harkening back to the 2001 beginnings …

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The Best Bike Parks in North America, According to MTBparks.com

  MTBparks.com recently ran their annual Best Bike Parks Survey, and the results are finally live! These Riders’ Choice awards are based on respondents to MTBparks’s extensive survey. Without further ado, here’s the list of results. For a detailed analysis of this list, be sure to click over to MTBparks.com. Eastern Canada Sugarloaf, NB Bromont, …

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