106km/h on a MTB down a ski slope

Markus ‘Max’ Stöckl likes to give the impression that his mission impossibles are entirely possible. The MTB rider, who hit a top speed of 167.6km/h in Chile in December 2016 to break the speed record for a standard mountain bike, returned to his daredevil ways to clock 106km/h on the notorious Hahnenkamm downhill ski course in his native Austria. Once again, the 43-year-old stressed it was on a fairly standard bike, although his choice of courses are far from…

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Mind games lead to world first

When an SAS veteran with 17 years’ experience tells you how to overcome a mental challenge, you listen. For Matt Jones, one of the rising stars of mountain bike freestyle, working with sports psychologist Gary Ingam has helped transform his riding and brought his work to life on the screen, with his debut film Frames of Mind. It tells the story of what goes through a rider’s mind when tackling a myriad of tricks including…

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Detroit Stadium BMX revisited

The Pontiac Silverdome was finally demolished in early December at the second attempt (after the first try failed to bring down the upper ring of the iconic Detroit stadium). The former home of the Detroit Lions once had the honour of being the largest American National Football League stadium, while also hosting Super Bowl XVI and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. For BMX fans, it holds a special place in their hearts because of Tyler Fernengel’s fun 2015 project…

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Red Bull Rampage

I can only describe the competitors in the Red Bull Rampage as a bunch of madmen – but I am in awe of their bravery, madness and skills. They head to the desert of Utah and push themselves and their bikes to insane levels. In the end Kurt Sorge emerged as the winner of freeriding’s biggest contest for a third time. Cam Zink and Ethan Nell rounded off the podium positions. Kurt Sorge’s winning run…

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