SpokedMountain Biking & Cycling News

Austin Coleman Lands 360 Triple Downside Whip

Physics took another slap in the face today thanks to action sports athletes who played Dave Mirra's video game as children and grew up treating bicycles like they are razor scooters; spinning, whipping, and flipping beyond anyone's imagination. Here's Austin Coleman, who took third in this contest but first in best trick and in our hearts, landing a 360 triple downside whip, meaning the whipping tail end of the bike counter spins the actual rider's rotation.

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Nigel Sylvester Starting a Bike Brand?

Nigel Sylvester has left Mirraco and is said to already have plans for his next venture, which sound like a new brand he will be running. It's also possible that he would simply join another brand such as Skavenger but given Nigel's position in the industry and his entrepreneurship it's more likely he will begin his own brand. Take from these quotes what you will, here's what Nigel and Mirraco president Jim Ford had to say about the changes:Jim Ford, Mirraco president:

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The NOT top stories from 2011

2011 was a year filled with memorable moments including Kelly Slater's 11th world title, Olympic status being granted in multiple snow disciplines, several new tricks were landed, a massive swell in Tahiti, world-records being shattered, a new women's surfing world champ...the list goes on. With all the great stories in 2011 came some NOT so top stories as well. Here's our top 5 most ridiculous, unfortunate, awkward, over-hyped, and miscalculated stories from 2011.

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RIP Dane Searls Giants of Dirt Video

Just a month ago, the BMX community lost one of the best dirt jumpers on the scene that was pushing the limits of dirt, which can be noted as the initial riding terrain of BMX. Dane was true to the dirt scene and never stopped seeking out the feeling of flying through a line. No video shows this more than the last one we will see from the late Dane Searls. Here's the finale to the Giants of Dirt series, where Dane takes dirt bigger than anyone before and confirms his legacy as one of the..

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United BMX’s Downtime (Full Length DVD) Now ONLINE!

United is no newcomer to producing great videos and not just online either. This Is United was a great success but the hard copy DVD has its downfalls that probably kept this next production web exclusive. Watch the entire video below or go to United's website to download it to your computer/phone. You can't go wrong with a team like this.

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Drew Bezanson is back!

Injuries have plagued Drew for the past few years but he's back on the horse and going back to the things he loves. Going fast, going high, and simply doing things other riders wouldn't think of. Ahhh, refreshing...

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Daniel Sandoval (720 whip to barspin)

Even if you hate park riding, you have to watch this. Sort of a year in the life of Daniel Sandoval, or at least the end of 2011. Daniel works his ass off for a 720 whip to barspin and nails it. Not sure what the facts are behind that trick, but it's the first time I've seen it.

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