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Travel | Riding Magical Trails in Morocco

A thousand and one nights and infinite singletracks – there you go, the reason Morocco is the ultimate destination for my wife and me. Although it has helped that my brother has spent years living and working just outside of the Moroccan capital of Rabat with a lovely house by the seaside. So if my Read more…

Hello America! | Part #5 – What a small world it is!

On two continents, 6,600 kilometers away from their home countries – we found two guys who literally swapped their lives: one in America, the other in Germany. How does biking feel in each of their new worlds? Who finds the best trails? Who drinks the best beer? Hear their stories and follow their adventures as Read more…

Adventure | Video: Fatbiking on the wild atlantic way

Straight lines on maps can hide unexpected adventures … Baking in the sun outside the ‘Rusty Mackerel’ a picture perfect pub in a forgotten corner of south west Donegal on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, I watch as the owner of the pub spins past on Garry’s fatbike. “I am cruising” he shouts , cigarette in Read more…

Spotcheck | The 3-Länder Enduro Trails on the Reschen Pass

Last weekend’s 3-Länder Enduro Trails launch heralded the unveiling of twelve brand new enduro-specific trails around Reschensee. Spanning the three countries of Austria, Italy and Switzerland, this venture caters for all abilities – from beginners and families and experienced enduro riders – offering buckets of fun and impressive views. Our long-term tester Pirmin headed to Read more…

Spotcheck | Cedric Gracia at Vallnord Bike Park, Andorra

In less than two months the Mountain biking World Champs are going to be held at Vallnord Bike Park in Andorra, so what better time to check it out and what better riders to hit the trails than Cedric Gracia and Jordi Bago? Much like most bike parks, it’s open during the summer months from Read more…

Hello America! | Part #4 – Stromberg Trails, Germany

On two continents, 6,600 kilometers away from their home countries – we found two guys who literally swapped their lives: one in America, the other in Germany. How does biking feel in each of their new worlds? Who finds the best trails? Who drinks the best beer? Hear their stories and follow their adventures as Read more…

Travel | #3 Cedric Gracia Fun Camp, Slovenia

Cedric Gracia is a bit of a legend in the enduro world. The Frenchman comprises of a cool, calm and collective nature and definitely brings that confidence out on both trails and by hitting big features, winning Red Bull Rampage back in 2003. 2013 hit and announcing his retirement came as a shock, but now Read more…

Spot check | The Eisacktal/Valle Isarco – Valley of trails

The appeal of South Tyrol’s Isarco Valley is as vast and diverse as its stunning landscape, the super fun trails to ride, and the relaxing vibes stemming from its collection of old towns like Sterzing, Brixen and Klausen. This Spot Check sums up everything that shouldn’t be missed on a visit to this Valley of Read more…

Hello America! | Part #3 – Goodbye Germany

The best way to describe Steffen is as a bit of a mountain bike fanatic. Growing up in the 80s, he spent his teenage years riding the hiking paths around the Black Forest, Lake Garda and in the Tyrolean Alps in particular. Excessive climbing was obligatory back then, with bike parks and kindly lift operators Read more…

Video | Fontana vs Gracia: The Challenge

You would think such a prolific downhill, turned enduro rider, such as Cedric Gracia would absolutely demolish Fontana on the mountains, but you’d be surprised. Northwave put these two legends head to head in a rather strange challenge. Northwave sent us tickets to fly to Austria and Cedric and myself got on the plane not Read more…