Mind the Gap
check out Reece new riding line at the new Skyline mtb park in Queenstown
we seen him doing the same at the downhill race in Guide, Qinghai province in China last summer
Jackson Goldstone is well known within the bike scene and one of the most promising talents of his generation. Ever since the young Canadian shared his ride to Kindergarten with us, when he was merely six years old, he has been creating a buzz with his riding and has been hitting trails with some of mountain biking’s greats. Last year he made his way to Austria for the first time to race during the MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and check out the trails with his dad. “It was awesome to have the chance to go and ride with some really talented and fast kids, and we had a great time”, Jackson remembers.
In the video both of them first head up to tackle the legendary Frommestrail. The poster child of singletrail riding in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a natural trail with plenty of flow. After taking the Schönjochbahn to the top and another short incline they reach the Schönjochkreuz at an altitude of about 2,440 meters / 8,005ft. The mountains flanking the Italian border create a stunning panoramic view as they hit the meandering nine-kilometer trail down the mountain, that treats them to a total descent of over 1,000 meters / 3,280ft. in altitude. On their way to the valley below Jackson and Ron are led through alpine terrain and spruce-fir forests paved with roots. “This trail is amazing, it starts up at the top of the mountain and you can see forever. It drops down through some really fast and flowy corners and forest before you get back to the village. I think that this is one of my favorite trails I’ve ever ridden”, the rider from Squamish explains looking back.
But for someone who is already throwing down Cork7’s, action and adrenaline has to be on the cards as well. Time for a spin in the bike park! Normally the grown-up would teach their kid everything there is to know about mountain biking, but roles are reversed in the Goldstone family. Each of them sends it at their own speed using the diverse line choices the trails have to offer. Thanks to the parallel lines they can enjoy the ride together without having to leave their comfort zone, if they don’t wish to. The stoke they have on the numerous Wallrides, Northshores and Switchbacks of trails like the Hill Bill, Milky Way or Strada del Sole is great to see and Jackson’s irresistible and action-packed riding style is a sight for sore eyes.
If you can’t wait for the off-season to end and are yearning for the season to finally kick-off, you can check out the trails Ron and Jackson rode in the virtual trail map and start planning your trip to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis with friends and family from June 8: www.bikepark-sfl.at/virtuelle-trailmap
For more information about Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis visit our website:
#bikeparksfl #serfausfissladis #mtbfestival #frommestrail #wearefamily
Stellenbosch hosts World Cup action for the first time since 2014 as the series returns with XCO.
The crème de la crème of cross-country mountain biking starts their world cup campaign in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Nino Schurter, the king of cross-country, wants to extend his perfect season, while the women’s competition is wide open.
The "Beast from the East" brought snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Wales this week.
We love snow days and we love new kit days so braving the temperatures Dan, Gee, Rachel and Charlie headed out to Baltic Corris to show off their eye-popping new race kits from Endura and get in some extra testing on the new 2018 rigs.
Shot 100% on GoPros and Raw because we loved the sound of our tyres on the ice!
Himalayan Outdoor Festival - Nepal
Lupato Brothers - Bormio, Italy
Vindreckers Enduro Championship - Bangladesh
#mtbmagasia #issue #46 #himalayanoutdoorfestival #nepal #downhill #lupatobrothers #bormio #italy #vindreckers #championship #enduro #bangladesh #racing
The FMB World Tour is heading into its ninth season and we are looking forward to a banger competition this year. The installment of the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) has also brought a couple of additional changes to the FMB World Tour. Apart from introducing the first preliminary calendar of the new season and the FMB Wildcard Events for the SWC, we will be giving you an update on all the changes that have been made. So let’s dig in!
The FMBA expects over 35 events to be part of the FMB World Tour this year again. Event organizers have already been signing up and we are stoked to see some events return to the tour and others premiere this year. If you have an event on the cards for 2018 and would like to sign-up to be a part of the tour, then click here to send off your application to the FMBA. If you are an athlete and just want to get out there and ride, then check out the preliminary calendar for the 2018 season below to see which events are still coming up or head to the website where the calendar will consistently be updated in the coming days and weeks with new events, that will be joining.
FMB Wildcards for SWC Events
FMB athletes will be keeping a close eye on the select FMB Gold Events, where FMB Wildcards will be awarded for the SWC this season. These events will offer at least one FMB Wildcard at their contest, which will be awarded to the best placed athlete, that is not yet qualified for the following SWC event. The FMB Wildcard winners will be comunicated after the respective Cut Off Date of the SWC Event, which is six weeks prior.
Overview of FMB Wildcards 2018
1. Crankworx Innsbruck (AUT, June 16)
2 FMB Wildcards at Swatch Rocket Air (Thun, SUI, April 28)
2. Crankworx Les Gets (FRA, June 24)
2 FMB Wildcards at FISE Montpellier (FRA, May 12)
3. Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler (CAN, August 18)
1 FMB Wildcard at Big White Invitational (Kelowna, CAN, July 7)
1 FMB Wildcard at GlemmRide Slopestyle (Saalbach, AUT, July 14)
The FMBA has made it even easier to be part of and get to know what it is like to be part of the FMB World Tour:
a) FMB World Tour License
The FMB World Tour License makes it possible for athletes to compete at all FMB World Tour Events, if they are qualified for the respective event level. Every athlete with this license will be listed in the FMB World Ranking. The FMBA has also reduced the cost by 50 Euros, offering the ticket to the FMB World Tour Ranking for 100 Euros this season. If you want to compete at Gold and Silver Events this season and get your hands on vital points in order to climb the ladder, then this is the license you will need to reach your goals.
b) FMB Free Amateur License
For athletes, who just want to compete at Bronze Level Events this year, the FMB is offering a FREE sign-up. Coming with no cost whatsoever, an athlete who registers here will be listed in the global Amateur Ranking. The best amateur at the end of the season will receive his FMB World Tour License for the following year, so he can take the next step, compete and collect points for the FMB World Ranking.
Sign up for your license here: https://fmba.memberpro.net/main/body.cfm?menu=register
From this year onward there will be 14 riders qualifying for SWC events. In order to ensure that young and proven talent still has a fair chance of moving up the FMB World Ranking, the FMBA has adjusted the point breakdown at FMB Gold and Silver Events. Especially Gold Events will play an even bigger role in the future, as riders will be able to shake up rankings considerably by competing at these contests and taking away more points than has been the case in the past. From this season onwards wins at Gold events will be rewarded with 100 points more than in the past and will be the equivalent of a sixth place at an SWC Event. The FMB World Tour Ranking already reflects these changes for the past 52 weeks. We are sure that young and talented athletes will take advantage of this and are super excited to see who will be the next to break into the elite of Slopestyle mountain biking. To take a closer look at the new point split and additional information about the FMB World Tour structure head here: http://www.fmbworldtour.com/en/FMB-WT-Structure.html
Keep your eyes peeled for further information about live webcasts and calendar updates on www.fmbworldtour.com or stay informed and sign up for the FMB World Tour Newsletter.
For updates follow FMB World Tour on: facebook.com/fmbworldtour and www.instagram.com/fmbworldtour
Sunday Ride with Taha Ghabeli in Iran!!
He rides for the Nationalteam and is preparing for the Asian Championship
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March 31: Kerobokan, Bali
April 7: Manila, The Philippines
April 21: Hyderabad, India
June 23: Aranyaprathet, Thailand
August 5: Akaigawa, Japan
Red Bull and Velosolution bring to you the first ever Red Bull Pump Track World Championship. With qualifying rounds around the globe, but also in Asia. Starting with Bali and ending with Japan.
Pump track in Kerobokan for more infos about the race go HERE. March 31 2018
Pump track in Manila for more infos about the race go HERE. April 7 2018
Pump track in Hyderabad, for more infos about the race go HERE. April 18 2018
Pump track in Aranyaprathet, for more infos go HERE. June 23 2018
We could not find any pump track infos about Akaigawa, it must be not yet build. We will inform you as soon we have more infos. August 5 2018
Red Bull Pump Track World Championship
September 7, 2018 (Lenzerheide - Switzerland)
Depending on the track at each qualifying event, racing will take place in either a head-to-head battle or a time-trial format. Each qualifier will begin with seeding runs from which the top 32 men and top eight women will progress to the knockout heats.
The top four men and women from each qualifier will advance to the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Final in Lenzerheide. The winner of each qualifier will win an expenses-paid trip to the Lenzerheide final to battle it out against the best in the world.
"The Red Bull Pump Track World Championship gives riders from around the world the chance to be a World Champion and make their country proud," states Claudio Caluori.