Category Archives: MTB
Riding Rocks… With Ty

See the video for this at Ty’s Instagram

When you ride a place over and over again, it’s easy to overlook nuances in the terrain. The ride we call “Chilao” is in reality three trails, and each possess unique moments typically stemming from rock formations.

Yesterday, Ty went full berserk on some of these rocks and let’s just say I’ll let the photos do the talking… See more below. (more…)

Feb 4, 2016 5 comments
Riding the Rally Aysén Patagonia with Santa Cruz Bicycles: Day 03 and 04

Usually by the second day on a trip like the Rally Aysén Patagonia, your legs begin to feel all the climbing and hiking. For me, my back pain from carrying camera gear almost always adds to the pain. Not even the previous two day’s beauty, or the loud and obnoxious birds, nor the mooing cows could persuade me into leaving my tent. Needless to say, my usual rise-and-shining at 5:30am was pushed back a few hours on the morning of day 03. (more…)

Feb 4, 2016 17 comments
Ryan Nyquist Rides a MTB

Most people think of BMX when they hear the name Ryan Nyquist and with good reason. This seasoned pro is taking on something a bit different this year however…

Feb 4, 2016 No comments yet
Riding the Rally Aysén Patagonia with Santa Cruz Bicycles: Day 01 and 02
Oh, how wonderful, journalists looking at a dead cow in a river!

You can’t throw a press launch in Patagonia without a solid plan and you can’t throw a race in Patagonia without experienced organization. The Rally of Aysén began as an idea, born in the offices of Santa Cruz Bicycles, some 10,446km away from Coyhaique, where the event would take place.

The idea was simple: in a time where enduro is hyped up, bring a rally format, multi-day event to the Aysén region of Chile, where mountain biking is in its infancy. The event would include timed climbs, timed cross-country, timed descents and downhill segments. It’d be a true battle of the most well-rounded riders and was not for anyone afraid of a bit of navigation or pushwacking… (more…)

Feb 3, 2016 21 comments
The New Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower Plays Dirty
The Santa Cruz Bicycles Hightower with 27.5+ Wheels

After a long 48 hours of travel, I found myself in Coyhaique, Chile unloading my bags from the airport shuttle and quickly unpacking my riding gear. We were late. A day late to be exact and we had to catch the rest of the group before they began descending into the first day of our four-day trip in Patagonia with Santa Cruz Bicycles.

Laying on the grass in front of our hotel was a permutation of the newest from Santa Cruz Bicycles: Hightower. Named after Eric Highlander, the SCB demo coordinator. Eric’s a 6’4″ ripper and was the Tallboy LT’s biggest fan, which inspired the team at Santa Cruz to make this new long travel 29’r model an homage to Eric, christening it Hightower.

As a fan of the Tallboy LT myself, I was bummed to see it mysteriously drop off the SCB website back in September, even knowing that usually meant one thing: relaunch. So when they asked me to come along with them to the Aysén region of Patagonia, I had a hunch… My hunch was right. (more…)

Feb 2, 2016 20 comments
the Radavist 2016 Calendar: February

This is the second layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Dusted.” This photo was shot in Chile during the Santa Cruz Bicycles Rally Aysen. More coverage from this event is landing on the site this week.

I’m thankful for weather-sealed camera bodies and lenses, not only for water, but for moments like these when you just have to get lower to get the photo, resulting in a cooked corner and a wall of dust.

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right click and save link as – The Radavist 2016 Calendar – February. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

Feb 1, 2016 1 comment
Sound of a Ride

Here’s a rather creative take on your typical slow-motion bermshot MTB video. Turn up the volume to really feel the trail…

Feb 1, 2016 1 comment