Are we ever going to get to the point where stunts are too big? Doesn’t look like it with the progression of slopestyle mountain biking. Every year, the lines keep getting bigger with no certain end in sight. It is amazing what these guys are able to accomplish on built courses that make you pucker up just looking at them.
Everything from double backs to crazy wall rides, the latest Berg Line from Red Bull does not disappoint. One of these days we are just going to get to the point where riders say…”don’t fall…you’ll die”.
What a premiere: Red Bull Berg Line and the 26 world’s best mountain bike slopestyle riders wowed 20,000 spectators in Winterberg, Germany. The brand new gold event of the FMB World Tour could not have been more spectacular. MTB legend Darren Berrecloth created a course of unprecedented dimensions that pushed the riders to their limits. Flip-Whips, Double Backflips and 360 Spinwhips were on today’s schedule. Andreu Lacondeguy (ESP) convinced the jury with his consistently high level of tricks throughout the nine obstacles and won the contest. With his double backflip he also got the trophy for the Best Trick. Second was Sam Reynolds (UK) and third, Sam Pilgrim (UK).
I founded Bike198 back in 2007 and started riding bikes seriously in 1994. A lot has changed since that time and one of the greatest releases is still getting out on the bike and shredding trail or tearing up the road.