Interview: SixSixOne and Kyle Strait are back together again!

Interview: SixSixOne and Kyle Strait are back together again!
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When freeriding was still coming into its own, Kyle Strait was one of the true stand outs and has been an ambassador for the sport ever since. SixSixOne, one of the first companies to produce protection you could actually pedal in, snagged Kyle as a sponsored athlete around the early 2000’s. In no time, the iconic “Kyle Strait” knee pads were born and set the standard for many years.

While Kyle was visiting the offices in San Clemente, California recently, SixSixOne sat down with him to talk about his return, and while they were at it, captured some action of him shredding like only Kyle can. Check it out!

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Video: Brandon Semenuk treats his Subaru like his bike in Vice Versa. Surprised?

Video: Brandon Semenuk treats his Subaru like his bike in Vice Versa.  Surprised?

Brandon Semenuk

It’s no secret Freeriders don’t just keep “it” all on the bike and in many cases anything with wheels is fair game. Subaru Canada sacrificed one of their new CrossTreks to help Brandon get to some serious loam and the always cool as ice Semenuk does it like any rich blooded mountain biker should….

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Best videos of the week: Six Days of racing & partying, restoring a trail in NZ and a little flow in the snow

Since it’s Super Bowl weekend, why not toss in the super bowl of bike racing… that most have not even heard of. In it’s heyday, Six Day racing was here in the US, Madison Square Garden was the main venue, and it was common to see big celebrities tossing in prime money! Six Day racing disappeared stateside between 1930 and 1950, but is (of course) still going strong in Europe. The Six Days Bremen is as much a party as it is six days of intense, sling-shotting racing. Disco ball, fire, several side shows & entertainment, with a short high-banked track thrown into the middle of it all, Six Day racing is as much an endurance event for the athletes as it is for the party’ers.

Check out this cool 360° video of Marcel Barth circling this years venue, (you can move it around, but is more fun to use your smartphone… or Oculus Rift). Plus Scott Sports’ Vincent Tupin plays in the snow, (no fat bikes this week), a pretty sweet set of trails in New Zealand getting some proper first-aid and Ground Effect’s products that bombed.

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TDU 2016 Video: A Day Inside the Lampre Merida Team Car

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Lampre Merida have been a fixture in the world of professional road cycling for many years. They’re easy to recognize in the peloton with their distinctive blue, pink, and green team kits, a colorway which continues to their Merida Scultura and Reacto team bikes. The team opened their account for 2016 at the first UCI World Tour race of the season, the Tour Down Under in Adelaide, South Australia. I’ve been a fan of the Lampre team for many years, and was stoked to feature the bike of Manuele Mori, a 35 year old professional cyclist in his 14th season.

On January 22, 2016, I was given the opportunity to ride in the front passenger seat of the Lampre Merida team car for Stage 4 of the race, beginning in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood, and ending in the seaside town of Victor Harbor. Suffice to say, I was stoked! Joining me in the car for the stage was Philippe Mauduit, Director Sportiff, and Ronny Baron, professional mechanic extraordinaire. To better remember the day and document for others to see, I took along my GoPro camera and recorded the experience. Click on through for the video… Continue reading “TDU 2016 Video: A Day Inside the Lampre Merida Team Car”

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Snow may have thought it won this winter, but it wasn’t counting on these three drifting into town

Snow may have thought it won this winter, but it wasn’t counting on these three drifting into town

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This Winter block buster, follows three freeriding buckaroos living life 4.7 inches at a time. Geoff Gulevich, Noah Brousseau, and Wade Simmons, drift their Rocky Mountain Blizzards through the mountains of BC in search of fun, adventure, and big air, but sometimes things don’t go as planned, (and you have to mount your light with packing tape).

From Rocky Mountain Studios, directed & produced by Liam Mullany & Brian Park and starring Geoff, Noah, and Wade as themselves. This is 2 Fat 2 Furious, (how was this title not taken years ago?)

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Freeride legend Kelly McGarry passes away during a ride in New Zeland

Freeride legend Kelly McGarry passes away during a ride in New Zeland

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Sad news from Queenstown today as it was reported Kelly McGarry, the 6’5″ larger than life free-rider from NZ who in 2013 took second place and the Viewer’s Choice Award at the Redbull Rampage passed away earlier this morning while riding in Queenstown. No details on what happened, but our thoughts are with his friends, family and loved ones.

Backflip past the gap for the local newspaper report and Kelly’s insane run from the 2013 Redbull Rampage.

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Best Videos of the week: Commencal/Vallnord’s ’15, an unrideable bike & racing a rally car?

“All In 2015” is a reflection of the Commencal/Vallnord downhill team’s 2015 season. Following riders, Rémi Thirion, Myriam Nicole, Gaëtan Vigé, and Thibaut & Gaëtan Ruffin, we get to see the good, the bad and all the rad so quit looking at the snow and sit back and enjoy this epic story.

Also we have Damien Oton and Bryan Regnier doing a little Winter enduro training, an Unrideable Bike, and one from back in the day of former pro downhiller Rob Warner challenging a rally car to a downhill race!

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Cody Gessel is back boosting dirt and concrete in Deity’s Caravan edit

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Deity Caravan Cody Gessel edit, promo

The fine folks over at Deity Components felt like we’d all been missing some good old dirt jumping and bowl boosting action, but luckily they have a team member who can give us all a big breath of fresh air. In Deity’s new Caravan edit, Cody Gessel pokes at the sky with his lofty lines and creative variations.

Click past the break to check out this impressive dirt and skatepark clip. Enjoy a few minutes of effortlessly stylish can cans, nac nacs, tables and of course some seriously cranked whips… then go build a jump and send it!
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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • SUF Camp: Train like a pro with fellow Sufferlandrians – OK, so we mentioned the national team training camp run by the Sufferfest a couple of months back. But now we have an update that only 8 spots are left, and that the price has dropped down about 15% to $4950 for the entire, once in a lifetime week-long package starting June 12 in Aigle, Switzerland. Head over to their site for full details how to get the real pro experience. And don’t forget the fourth annual Tour of Sufferlandria is coming up in just a week or so. 9-days from Feb 6-14 to bang out a winter base from the comfort of home, with donations going to a good cause at TheSufferfest.com

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