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Richard Bos

Richard is crazy about bikes and has been riding bikes his entire life (although only started riding downhill in 2015). From bike maintenance to custom work, if it looks sick, Richard will probably write about it. One of our resident photographers, you might also have seen him out at UCI events, national championships and other bike events.

Warm up for MSA with the Specialized Rookies Cup

Specialized Rookies Cup

While the pros are ripping it up in Canada, there’s action in Europe as well – in Austrias Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, to be precise. The next batch of would be pros, both women and men, will be tearing it up in Austria, duking it out for those valuable race points in the …

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Time for the iXS Rookies To Shine

© Richard Bos / Dope Hammer

It’s not all about Mont-Sainte-Anne this week. While Greg Minnaar and Myriam Nicole are in race mode at the World Cup in Canada, the prodigies of the sport are heading to Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Austria. Over 180 young shredders are expected to be dropping into the downhill course during the …

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Welcome to Mont-Sainte-Anne


It’s the only stop outside Europe this season (yes, the World Championships are in Cairns, but that’s not World Cup), Mont-Sainte-Anne is a classic every rider wants to win – and you can follow the action on Red Bull TV.  The second half of the season sees the rivalries heating …

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Leogang Quali Results – Aaron Gwin & Tracey Hannah Fastest

Leogang Quali Results

We’ve heard it all week…times are going to be tight in Leogang, wagon wheels aren’t fair, etc. etc. etc. Now we know the Leogang Quali Results. Well guess what, Gwin put in a smashing quali, finishing 2.2 seconds before Greg Minnaar and almost 3 seconds before Troy Brosnan, all who …

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Leogang Race Analyzer

Leogang Race Analyzer

The 3rd stop of the UCI DH World Cup is currently underway here in Leogang with Timed Training finishing earlier today, with Bernard Kerr, Troy Brosnan and Aaron Gwin taking Top 3 spots at the Men’s and Eleonora Farina, Vaea Verbeeck and Myriam Nicole rocking the women’s field. The Junior results are as …

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Catch up with the action – Fort William BDS RAW

Fort William BDS RAW

The British Downhill Series at Fort William traditionally turns into a mini World Cup, with a lot of the WC riders using the extra track time to make sure they know the track inside and out. It also gives the racer a massive spectacle, and this year was no different. …

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Lords of Lourdes – UCI MTB DH World Cup Results

Lords of Lourdes

The UCI DH MTB World Cup is back for 2017 with the first stop having just finished in the French town of Lourdes. An eventful first stop; Rachel Atherton continues the streak, Miranda Miller’s first “professional” World Cup, Santa Cruz rolling on 29 wheels, Tahnee Seagrave qualifying in first (with …

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TRP Slate T4 – How they match up!

Trp Slate T4

We know what you’re thinking right now – what the f*ck are the TRP Slate T4, can I eat it and doesn’t Gwin use those? Well, you’re on the right way – you can’t eat them, Gwin does use TRP, just not the Slate T4, which is TRP‘s latest trail-brake …

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3F: F*ckin’ Fast Fuzz


The launch of the Fuzz was a huge milestone moment for NS. It was a complex project that proved to be a really serious challenge for our team. But looking back, we have to admit it – it’s a f&^%# great bike! The Fuzz has been thrashed and flipped by …

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Hubba Hubba: Checking out the Dartmoor Reel Pro

Reel Pro

Wheel hubs are simple contraptions when you just look at them quickly. An aluminum construction with holes for your spokes, juiced up with some bearings and inside of it an axle that spins around. Sounds easy, right? But take a closer look and you’ll see that the hubs are actually …

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