The Fox US Open of Mountain Bike is coming to the West Coast on September 12-15th. After wining Rotorua (2015), Les 2 Alpes (2015) and Whistler (2016), the Canadian won yet another Slopestye here in France and was pretty damn stoked: “I just came back after an injury so I feel really relieved to win today. Mark Scott Santa Cruz Bike’s finished 5th in the Pro men enduro, and qualified for dual and was eliminated in the early rounds. But, Snow Summit Bike Park is no novice when it comes to putting on world-class events. Rugged conditions, abrasive trail overgrowth, the occasional fall: These are certainties on the mountain. I tried to go too fast and paid the price!”. For 2019, we’ve raised the performance level yet again with all-new gloves and completely re-engineered versions of some of our best-performing styles. The Speedframe Pro helmet has earned Virginia Tech’s best rating (5 STARS) in its Bicycle Helmet Ratings program. Select your perfect pack based on your individual hydration and storage needs. Snow Summit is investing in their bike park and we like their long-term vision. A final score which easily sealed his silver position on the podium. He won the race by a full 5 seconds and his time would have placed him 7th in the Elite category! “It's a shame to have messed up two of the five races so far! Super Bruni Champion in Mont Sainte-Anne! The Fox MTB team got off to a great start in the UCI Downhill World Cup Season Opener in Maribor, Slovenia. At only 21 years of age, Ethan Nell has already positioned himself as one of the most exciting new stars in the world of Freestyle Mountain Biking with his second podium at Rampage. A new downhill track, onsite campground and extensive lodging options and restaurants make it the perfect venue for an event like the Fox US Open of Mountain Biking. For sure before my first run I was a bit nervous, I didn't want to screw up, and then sitting up top watching all the guys doing their second runs was hard! The morning saw the Grom and Next Gen categories take top billing with the DH stars of tomorrow showing that the future is bright for gravity racing in the U.S. If so, by how much? For more information and to find an event near you, visit www.ridemtbday.com, Follow International Ride MTB Day on Instagram:  @RideMTBDay. After finishing second back to back in Leogang World Cup and Crankworx Les Gets a few weeks ago, Loris had every right to be a bit disappointed for missing the podium by only one place, but he's absolutely not and he explains why: and only 3 seconds from the podium which is very good. The 2017 DH season is now over and 2018 will start on the 21st - 22nd of April in Lošinj, Croatia for another intense year! ", 2ND PLACE FOR LORIS VERGIER AT THE CRANKWORX DOWNHILL, “It is so good to be on a podium again! To be honest, I didn't expect it because my wrist was a bit painful before the start! ", KAOS SEAGRAVE 3RD IN QUALIS, 4TH IN FINALS, Third in qualis, Kaos Seagrave finished the final in 4th: “My run was good, it was very dry up there, it was so, so fast! The Defend Mountain Bike Collection stands up to this trail-related wear and tear – ride after ride. FMB Slopestyle World Champ Brett Rheeder ran his first DH race in years and finished twelfth just behind fellow Fox rider and former World Cup winner Chris Kovarik. Durability, Versatility or Mobility? I'm 4 points behind Aaron Gwin, in 2nd place! Loic Bruni & Tahnée Seagrave Win at Maribor, Introducing The All New Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet, MADE FOR YOUR RIDE - Episode 1 | KIRT VOREIS, BACK TO BACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR LOIC BRUNI, EWS #3 France - Oton 5th in his Home Race, DH World Cup #1 Croatia - Tahnee has bronz, FOX RACING ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF US OPEN OF MOUNTAIN BIKING. Not only does this award validate our efforts but it motivates us to continue to provide you with the best gear possible. Welcome to Cairns! A solid fifth position in qualifying had him confident for race day and his run started well as he was only six tenths of a second of the lead heading into the third timed segment. I'm still top ten which is good, but what I really want is to be in the top three! It's faster and the times are always so tight so I'm excited! Starting at Anaheim Stadium. This arsenal of helmet tech is paired with a luxury interior which features 19 expansive vents and a premium X-static® moisture-wicking comfort liner. The competition was incredibly close with the top three riders separated by only 1.2 seconds. But somehow, I got more power in my legs on Sunday and my track speed was better as well. The rain didn't make it easier and all the riders had to ride through a lot of tough sections with safety and speed to have a chance to perform. My goal was to not crash and I ended up making a few mistakes, back to back which is a shame. Let’s focus on the rest of the season!” His 58th place finish means he’ll need to do some work over the next couple of races to get back into contention for the overall title, but with his speed and confidence he’ll be back competing for a podium quickly. The visor of the Fox Speedframe Pro can sit in three different positions. Starting at Anaheim Stadium. THE DIRT Fox claims the Speedframe helmet is their open-face trail helmet, so if you’re a wannabe enduro racing superstar wanting a lid for your 160mm race sled this probably isn’t your best option. Now, I'll start to focus on World Champs”. It's always good to see him winning!”, After missing the two last World Cups because of injury, the Aussie hoped to be back to 100% in time for World Champs. My run was good but maybe I’m still not ready to beat Rachel Atherton. We used the helmet with two different types of MTB goggles; Smith Squad and Leatt Velocity 4.5. LAURIE GREENLAND, 4TH PLACE - CONSISTENT CHALLENGER Finn Iles put in a blistering run in the warmest conditions of the week in the men’s Crankworx Rotorua Downhill. and Finn Iles both won yet another World Cup race! What you see from the air and the reality on the ground can be two different things.¨ - Kenny Smith. Fox's Defend, Ranger and Flexair segmentation depending on what you want as a rider. In the end, he did just that with a solid run where he added additional difficulty on several of his jumps. This year may see the added excitement of a wet and slippery course as it snowed on the trails earlier today. On this day, each year, mountain bikers will gather together at local trails, bike parks, and bike shops and even enjoy solitary rides, helping to bring riders all over the world together. As the name suggests, it retains the MIPS-C2 rotational impact system but it does lose the dual density Varizorb EPS offered by the Pro. For less money, you can still get a high level of protection from the Speedframe helmet. Narrowly edging out the field for the top spot, Iles will now down the Canadian Champion sleeve at the remainder of the World Cup circuit as well as represent Canada at the UCI World DH Championships at Mont-Sainte-Anne later this summer. At Fox, we're lucky enough to work with some of the most talented athletes in the world. Close friend Loris Vergier was the first to congratulate Loic, and was pretty stoked with his 7th place as well: After missing the two last World Cups because of injury, the Aussie hoped to be back to 100% in time for World Champs. I wanted to do better than last year here which was 5th! Massive flips and tricks on nearly every launch had him riding on the ragged edge all day. I'm a bit gutted that the last 11 guys didn't get to show what they were capable of because of the insane weather. Maybe the happiest guy in the paddock, taking another World Cup win and with it an unassailable lead in a race for the overall World Cup! Air DH in Les Gets is a bit different to A-Line in Whistler, with roots, jumps and steep techy sections and ex World Cup Champion Josh Bryceland demonstrated he still has the speed to compete! is happening again this year, alongside select Supercross events. For me to come from wet steep to loose stuff to this wasn't easy, I don't ride rocks ever. Of the 99 helmets tested, the Dropframe Pro receiving the #1 score. Imagine a port-side DH race with a view of the Mediterranean most of the way down. The rear dial offers 28 clicks of adjustment. Tahnée Seagrave - First place Womens Elite DH: Laurie Greenland – Ninth place Men’s Elite DH, Loris Vergier – 58th place Men’s Elite DH. I think the girls are going to be pushing so hard this year so anyone could win it. I'm pretty proud of my season and we also took team of the day which is very special, there is no better way to end a season!”. Fox ambassador and Youtube star Phil Kmetz worked his way to 16th place just ahead of Bas Van Steenbergen.