posted by Zach Overholt - September 13, 2013 - 3pm EDT
Never one to disappoint, Chris Akrigg has a new video of himself jumping over fences and generally tearing it up. After taking so long to recover from injury, and the recent news of Martyn Ashton injuring himself, it’s just good to see him healthy and riding the wheels off.
Ever thought about rallying a Citi Bike in a skate park? See Tyrone Williams rock the blue bike next.
As one of our favorite shredders, Chris Akrigg has skills for days no matter what bike he’s on. After a terrible injury falling off the side of a cliff and then breaking his leg again, Akrigg looks to be back 100% after a long recovery. His latest film is one of the best combining seamless transitions from bike to bike, and a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure. Great to see you back Chris.
posted by Saris Mercanti - April 16, 2012 - 2pm EDT
Chris Akrigg is a tremendous trials rider. Scratch that. He’s fantastic on anything with two wheels, even a unfixed fixie. A few months back, he was injured in a truly horrific crash, during the filming of a video segment entitled Not if, But When. This video, Mind Games, follows Chris’s road to a full recovery. Watch him return to his roots, ride a little moto, and get back on his bike.
Skip ahead to the five minute mark to watch him hop back on his peddly bike. He’s not quite up to full speed yet, but he still kills it.
It’s great to see one of our favorite rides back in the saddle and we wish him all the best!
By now, most of you should be familiar to Chris Akrigg’s mind blowing edits, featuring an incredible mix of trials, MTB, and fixed gear riding. Most of what you’ve seen has been Chris stomping seemingly impossible lines while making it all look easy. Unfortunately for Chris while he is undoubtedly one of the best riders in the world, he is indeed human and is capable of making a mistake once in awhile. You may have heard recently that Chris had a bit of a fall and ended up breaking his Femur and Radius after a tumble down a cliff. Chris’ most recent edit tells this story, although like usual still features some great riding on both his trials MTB and trials moto. Chris seems to be in good spirits about it all, and we here at Bikerumor are wishing him a speedy recovery!
Fresh off his recent fixed gear win at the Red Bull Mini Drome race in London, the all around Mongoose sponsored shredder Chris Akrigg is at it again, this time back to his trials/MTB element. The riding is simply amazing, and no amount of words can do it justice, so do yourself a favor and watch the video!
posted by Zach Overholt - December 8, 2010 - 12pm EDT
Further blurring the lines between fixed gear, BMX, and trials riding, the newest video from Chris Akrigg will leave you scratching your head. The six-time National BikeTrial Champion & Mongoose MTN team rider says it best on his site, that he will ride anything, even if it is as mental as riding a bike with no way of slowing down in the woods and over huge boulders.
Chris wrote on the intro that, “A little while ago i thought it would be a good idea to put a freewheel on my fixie. I’d miss placed the brakes so i had to run it without, this wasn’t a good idea as i ended up rapped myself round a tree. Anyway, i did manage to get a bit of footage before injury then bad weather stopped play. It is what it is, whatever that is! A bit of fun on a 700c…”
posted by Tyler Benedict - May 24, 2010 - 11am EDT
In Chris’ words: “Bit of a mix. Some footage from a recent trip to the states, then back home to ride some freshly build interesting Akriggfied lines with varying degrees of success, all aboard the Mongoose Fireball.”
If you’re pressed for time, just forward it to 3:39, though sadly it’s just a tease.
posted by Tyler Benedict - April 9, 2010 - 9am EDT
Great.Â I already blew off work yesterday to go ride the Ellsworth Glimpse we have in on review, and now I want to go ride again.Â We’ve got great trails in Greensboro, but nothing like these, which are apparently right outside Chris’ door in the UK.
This vid is Chris thrashing the trails on Mongoose’s full suspension Teocali Super trail bike. Give it a little bit to get in the swing of things, you won’t regret it.Â And check the name of the pub he rolls up to at the end…classic.