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Scott Mears injury update

Scott Mears injury update

Photos: Tommy Wilkinson and Zach Faulkner. We decided to catch up with North East legend Scott Mears, who’s had a bit of a rough time of it as of late. He’s a top grafter, cage fighter, bike shop owner and one mighty talented bike rider. Read on to see what’s up as our fellow North East bloke Tommy Wilkinson catches up with him. Tommy Wilkinson So Scotty, can you give us an update on your injury? SM: So 4 weeks […]

Bike Check: Stefan Garlicki’s Strike EVO

Bike Check: Stefan Garlicki’s Strike EVO

Stefan’s race steed, the Solid Strike EVO. 2016 has been a belter of a year for 26 year-old Stefan Garlicki. He retained his title as South African National DH Champ for the second year running, took wins in the IXS CUP and has had a number of respectable results on the World Cup circuit. Pretty awesome going when you consider he’s spending 6 months a year on the road, thousands of miles away from home . We caught up with […]

Fort William World Cup Week: The first time racer

Fort William World Cup Week: The first time racer

Fort William is known for the Pro’s, the race winners who make history at the event. It’s easy to forget, especially with the lack of live-stream coverage, that there is a whole category of riders who are working towards the main stage. The Juniors. Each year , applications go in to British Cycling to race as a Junior in the World Cup. We caught up with one young guy called Matthew who has done well enough to bag himself a place […]

Continental Saracen Enduro Team

Continental Saracen Enduro Team

On an over cast morning in April we met up with the Continental Saracen Enduro Team at a top secret location outside of Stockport just off the A560 between Stockport Audi and Cheshire data systems you’ll know it when you see it #itstotallytherehonest Callum: @callumrussell725 The man: I’ve come from downhill, so anything steep and rutty and I’m keen! Non of this flat trail centre stuff, although I think there is a time and a place for it. The bike: Loving […]

Mark Scott – Quick fire interview

Mark Scott – Quick fire interview

Mark Scott needs no introduction. Starting back in 2006 as a juvenile rider racing the SDA series, Mark has gone onto race World Cup downhill and now finds himself at the sharp end of Enduro racing for the Santa Cruz Factory team. Regularly spotted smashing the living daylight out of the Tweed Valley trails, we caught up with him to grab some thoughts as we move into to the business end of the season. DW : So, first things first. […]

Frisky Friday:  Jake Hood

Frisky Friday: Jake Hood

Words and images: Zach Faulkner We are in an epoch of riding where the strata of riders is no longer vertical with racer at the top, and joe rider at the bottom. Rather, it has become a swirling mix, with riders of multiple disciplines moving up and down the categories, between Huck Hero and Racer Boy, to Weekend Warrior or Strava Bandit. The clear-cut definition of “who does what and where” is an aged concept, and it’s not surprising considering […]

Introducing Baxter Maiwald

Introducing Baxter Maiwald

Words: Liam Moss Photos: Liam Moss @liammoss & Ryan Finlay @rfphotographics Introducing Baxter Maiwald : A young ripper from downunder set to race his first World Cup full season along side his mate, and second year junior Remy ” Rem Dawg” Morton. I first met Baxter when he became my roommate back in June of last year during our season in Morzine. We spent the season riding, shooting and drinking (Of course Baxter didn’t drink being 16…..) So, without further-ado lets […]

Frisky Friday – 10 questions with Simon Paton.

Frisky Friday – 10 questions with Simon Paton.

The return of Frisky Friday sees us chat to one of the most prominent names in UK mountain biking. A BMX racer turned to MTB, a one time contributor for this very website and now in the big time with Pink Bike, the BDS and BES, Simon Paton is a man you simply can’t ignore. There is much more than meets the eye with this enigmatic figure, so read on to learn more. Descent-World: Ok then Si. Tell us a […]

Frisky Friday – Jacob Dickson

Frisky Friday – Jacob Dickson

In terms of featuring ” rising talent “, at the start of the season we earmarked Jacob and were keen to follow his progress around the globe. As a last year junior, it would be interesting to see how he performed. Perform he did, and in our mind he must already be up there as one of the most successful Irish riders ever, with multiple podiums and race victories this year. With Greg Callaghan on a charge in the EWS […]

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