Smith’s groundbreaking Forefront helmet gets the MIPS treatment in an upgrade that sees safety even further improved in this impressive lid. The striking looks of the Forefront were turning heads when it first came out, and it still does today. The primary tech inside was the use of the AEROCORE which utilised Koroyd’s impact protection system to create a low…
Weight: 330Grams Now for something completely different… Smith are known for their eyewear and their snowboard helmets, but they have just brought their A game to the mountain bike table with the Forefront. Firstly lets get the obvious out of the way, the Forefront looks a little different. It’s not really styled like anything we have seen before, and it’s…
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As Nate Hills says: Alex Petitdemange is one of those guys that is good at everything. Witnessing his precision on the track was humbling and…
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Take to the trails of Sedona with Nate Hills and Jeff Kendall-Weed: I filmed this last week as we both ended up in Sedona, Arizona…
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Nate Hills heads to the original site of the Red Bull Rampage aboard his enduro bike to take on some of the gnarliest terrain, here's…
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I can honestly say that in all of my years of traveling and riding bikes, I have never seen anything quite like this. The average…
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As Nate says, I am not entirely sure where to begin here but I guess I have known Shawn for about 15 years and have…
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Nate Hills: It has been a couple of years since I have had the pleasure of riding Longhorn. This became Denver's first bikes only directional…
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Nate Hills: You win some, you lose some. It is worth noting that most of this is being ridden for the first time by James.…
4 months ago
Full credit to Nate for this video, some seriously technical riding in this one! Simon Bosman gets credit for the first descent of Cathedral Rock…
5 months ago
Ah yes, bike park season is finally here. Time to get fat, carry speed, and blast jumps on a trail with the lads. Joey Schusler…
6 months ago
Ah yes, the long-awaited Hartman Rocks edit. People have been asking for this one for years, and strangely enough, this was Nate Hills' first visit…
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For years we’ve been gathering feedback and insight from our athletes on what features a mountain bike helmet would need to give them the confidence…
Bored with the same old trail? Take some advice from Ben Gerrish and explore the less travelled lines on your local loop. Get creative and go play on your bike while sharpening your skills and seeing what is possible with a little imagination.
An institution in their own rights, Sven and Boris are two of the best photographers in the business and have produced countless iconic images. Samantha Dugon finds out more about this dynamic duo.
The most popular movies from the IMB website over the last two months!
Editor Rou Chater laments on the art of crashing and how we as mountain bikers are never far away from that next off. He’s speaking from experience after crashing in Les Arcs recently and managing to break three bones in his leg and ankle and snap all the ligaments too.
Isac Paddock gets up close and personal with one of the fastest riders on the planet and the man who keeps him rolling, John Hall. We find out about the relationship between the mechanic and the rider, and why it is so crucial to top level performance.
Rou and the IMB Team head to Les Arcs in the Savoie region of the Alps to rediscover one of the best mountain bike locations in Europe. With runs from the top of the mountain to the valley floor and a hugely improved bike park they make new friends, ride amazing trails and discover somewhere they might try and call home.
Enduro rigs, a hardtail and a plus sized trail bike that's friendly on the wallet. This issue we take a look at no compromise race machines from Giant and Canyon whilst getting back to basics with a trail ready hardtail from Sonder. Marin continues to impress with their trail bikes and we take a look at the latest SRAM drivetrain, the GX Eagle.
The joker, the jester, the class clown, you'd be a fool to think Yoann Barelli isn't serious about riding bikes. With results capable of hitting the top ranks of the World Series this is one rider who takes his racing seriously, but those who know how to work hard, know how to play hard too!
More images with no particular place to call home this issue!
We’ve just launched a huge update to the App we have been working on for the last 18 months! Find out all about it here!
Emily Slaco gambles on a 48hrs journey to find a mini paradise in the Canary Islands and discovers what makes this little island so great. Food, drink, amazing trails and great company combine to create an unforgettable trip in an exotic location in the Atlantic.
Boutique brand Pivot have been supplying the bike world with top-end desirable machines since 1997, but what is it about these bikes that gets riders so excited? And what does it take to make the ultimate bike and the perfect riding experience, we chat to the man behind Pivot, Chris Cocalis.
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