22/05/2017
Squamish BC | Jackson Goldstone

Dream about waking up with epic mountain ranges that have more trails systems than you can conquer in a summer?  Like many Squamish residents, Thirteen-year-old Jackson Goldstone gets to wake up and ride into that dream playground everyday!  Squamish is a municipality of British Columbia with a population of over 15,000 people and the roots of the mountainbike culture & lifestyle run deep at early ages. 

 

    

The Goldstones have resided in Squamish for over 20 years and Jackson was actually born at the Regional Hospital only meters away from where they still live.  Perched above the Sea-to-Sky Highway and only a handful of minutes away from town, Jackson was able to rde his bike to school every day (*that he attended) for a three year streak!

 

 

  

Forestry is the towns largest industry creating endless amounts access roads leading to clear cut sections and trailheads with incredible views and terrain the whole way down.

 

 

  

Aside from the endless natural terrain Squamish has to offer, the roots of the "North Shore" trail features live on... and sometimes you just need to send it!

15/05/2017
2017 Enduro World Series - Round 3

DAMIEN OTON, BACK ON THE PODIUM
Nine intense stages over two long days of racing, the third round of the Enduro World Series in Madeira was extremely tough!

Lots of riders suffered from mechanicals and crashes, including Fox Racing guys, Damien Oton, Théo Galy, Mark Scott and Iago Garay. Luckily they all made it through unscathed, read this little bit of insight into how their races went! Congrats guys, we're proud of you all!


"You always have loads of ups and downs during a race like that! This morning, after a long day yesterday, I didn’t feel good but I realized it was the same for everybody! These kind of races are very difficult because you have to manage your equipment, and it was very very slippery and physical. I couldn’t be more happy to finish on the podium! After a bad start of the season, it’s good to be back!" - Damien Oton

"I’m super happy I maintained my position the whole weekend! I was 6th after day one, then this morning I said to myself I have to try to get closer to the top 5, but I didn’t have the power I expected. I gave everything I could, pushing as hard as possible and despite a few crashes I ended up in 7th position. I’m also really stoked with my overall position!" -Théo Galy (7th place)


"The first day was good for me, really strong first couple of stages with a few small crashes later on, then day 2 started really well again, I made it to the top 5. Unfortunately I got a flat tyre near the end of stage 7. I rode it out to the bottom of the stage and managed to fix it. I stuck a bit of gel wrapper in the tyre and managed to fix it with a tube and just had to nurse it home after that… It was a massive hole, so I didn’t want to blow it out and lose all of my points. I ended up 13th in the end which is not so bad with the flat tyre so I’m pretty happy" - Mark Scott (13th place)


"Yesterday was very bad, I don’t know why but I was going very slow, I had a crash and a mechanical and I lost a lot of time there, like 40 seconds at least. But today I really liked the stages and I really wanted to make up some time. I had a really good day, a lot of fun, some good results especially the 15th on stage 7 which was very technical and that makes me think I’ve still got that DH background! I’m pretty happy, finished 43rd, it’s not a great result but after yesterday I’m pretty happy with it because I made up a lot of time" - Iago Garay (43rd place)
 

03/05/2017
Get Ready for UCI World Cup 2017: Lourdes

The 2017 Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup season has arrived! This weekend the most exciting style of bicycle racing action you will ever see gets underway from beautiful Lourdes, France at the foothills of the majestic Pyrenees Mountain range.

 

What to expect

The track at Lourdes is known for brutal rock sections, tricky woods sections with some big jumps and the legendary steep wall section at the top. This year may see the added excitement of a wet and slippery course as it snowed on the trails earlier today. The latest reports show skies clearing and the track drying so if the weather holds it should be a fast and rough race – either way it should be an amazing start to the 2017 season…one you surely won’t want to miss!

 

The Fox Team

This year the Fox Downhill MTB team is loaded with an amazing mix of young talent including 2015 World Champ Loic Bruni; Long time Fox team riders Connor Fearon and Tahnee Seagrave and young guns Loris Vergier, Magnus Manson, Josh Button and Laurie Greenland. The Junior team is led by current Junior World Champion Finn Iles and includes up and coming riders Anthony Poulson, Joe Parfitt, Kaos Seagrave and the always fast Tegan Molloy!

 

Where to watch

The racing begins at 4:00 am Pacific Daylight Time this Sunday.

 

Season Schedule

Lourdes is the first of 7 stops leading in to the World championships in Cairns, Australia in September. We’ll keep you posted on all the happenings throughout the season.

  • April 29-30: (DHI) Lourdes, France
  • June 3-4: (DHI) Fort William, Scotland
  • June 10-11: (DHI) Leogang, Austria
  • July 8-9: (XCO/DHI) Lenzerheide, Switzerland
  • August 5-6: (XCO/DHI) Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
  • August 26-27: (XCO/DHI) Val di Sole, Italy
  • September 5-10: (XCO/DHI) UCI World Championships, Cairns, Australia
03/05/2017
FOUR PODIUMS AT THE FIRST UCI DH WORLD CUP IN LOURDES!

FINN ILES TOOK THE WIN AND KAOS SEAGRAVE FINISHED 2ND IN JUNIOR MEN CATEGORY.

"I knew I could go faster for my final run because I lost a few seconds during the qualis at the bottom of the track (he was 3rd). Because of that, I started a little too fast and I almost crashed in the first corner! That scared me a bit, so I tried to be more focused and do a solid run. I’m very happy to take my first win in the rainbow jersey!" Explained Finn.
 
Kaos has plenty of reason to be happy as well, climbing up onto the box for the first time! Already second during the qualis, he maintained his position and now can’t wait to try and go one better at the next few rounds. 

TAHNEE SEAGRAVE WAS FASTEST IN THE QUALIS AND ENDED UP 3RD IN THE ELITE WOMEN FINALS

"For sure, I’m disappointed because I’ve never backed up a first place Quali result in a Final.  In all honesty, I don’t really like starting in last position and I know I have to work on that. My run was good but maybe I’m still not ready to beat Rachel Atherton. I used to watch her when I was a kid and I’m still so impressed to see her ride.” - Tahnee Seagrave

CONNOR FEARON, 5TH PLACE IN ELITE MEN

"Yeah 5th is pretty good for the beginning of the season! 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. It was way too wet to do any more than just make it down! Now that I’m 5th in the overall, my goal is to stay there for the rest of the season, and hopefully move up even higher during the next couple of races!” - Connor Fearon

LORIS VERGIER AND LOÏC BRUNI WENT TO HELL AND BACK! 

After the qualis, Loris was fastest with Loïc just behind in second. But towards the end of race day, a storm came in and ruined the chances of the top 15 qualifiers. Loïc and Loris had absolutely no chance to compete with the best times of the day.

“Honestly, before my run, my only goal was to stay on my bike. I tried to ride properly but it was way too insane! Either way it was fun, I’m in one piece and I have to be happy about that” said Loris.

“I tried to do a fast run to save some points for the overall but I quickly figured out that that was impossible! The track was way too dangerous and slippery. To be honest, I was scared, it was pretty gnarly” added Loïc. 
 
The next round takes place in Fort William, Scotland, on the 4th of June!

28/04/2017
INTRODUCING THE 2017 FOX MTB GRAVITY TEAM

Fox Racing is proud to announce the 2017 Fox MTB Global Downhill Race Team. The new season brings a fresh mix of long time Fox riders ready to take the next step on the global stage combined with exciting new additions who bring both youth and experience to the team. The Fox DH team brings together riders from around the globe to compete in the 7 stops of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup series and the World Championships on the legendary track at Cairns, Australia.

 

The 2017 Global DH team consists of:

 

Loic Bruni (Specialized Gravity), Tahnee Seagrave (Transition/FMD), Connor Fearon (Team Kona), Loris Vergier (Santa Cruz Syndicate), Magnus Manson (Team Kona), Finn Iles (Specialized Gravity), Josh Button (Team Kona) Anthony Paulson (Team Kona), Joe Parfitt (Transition/FMD), Kaos Seagrave (Transition/FMD) Tegan Molloy (Team Kona) and Laurie Greenland (Mondraker).

 

“For 2017 our mix of riders is one of the most competitive teams we have ever fielded. Mike Redding (Global sports marketing manager) and Vincent Saccomani (Fox Europe sports marketing manager) have done an amazing job of putting together a group of athletes who are not only top level riders, but are also great ambassadors for the brand and for the sport of Mountain Biking. At an average age of 23 years old, we look forward to supporting these athletes and their teams now and in the future.”  – Dave Ahumada, Global Marketing Manager – FOX MTB.

28/04/2017
INTRODUCING THE 2017 FOX MTB GLOBAL DOWNHILL RACE TEAM

Fox Racing is proud to announce the 2017 Fox MTB Global Downhill Race Team. The new season brings a fresh mix of long time Fox riders ready to take the next step on the global stage combined with exciting new additions who bring both youth and experience to the team. The Fox DH team brings together riders from around the globe to compete in the 7 stops of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup series and the World Championships on the legendary track at Cairns, Australia.

 

“For 2017 our mix of riders is one of the most competitive teams we have ever fielded. Mike Redding (Global sports marketing manager) and Vincent Saccomani (Fox Europe sports marketing manager) have done an amazing job of putting together a group of athletes who are not only top level riders, but are also great ambassadors for the brand and for the sport of Mountain Biking. At an average age of 23 years old, we look forward to supporting these athletes and their teams now and in the future.”
- Dave Ahumada, Global Marketing Manager – FOX MTB

 

Beginning this weekend (April 29-30) in Lourdes, France the team will be running the Pro Level Fox DH Race Kit including the proven Rampage Pro Carbon helmet; Flexair jersey, pant and glove and the all new Launch Pro D30 guards as they compete throughout the grueling 7 stop series.

 

The Team

  • Loic Bruni (Specialized Gravity)
  • Tahnee Seagrave (Transition/FMD)
  • Connor Fearon (Team Kona)
  • Loris Vergier (Santa Cruz Syndicate)
  • Magnus Manson (Team Kona)
  • Finn Iles (Specialized Gravity)
  • Josh Button (Team Kona)
  • Anthony Paulson (Team Kona)
  • Joe Parfitt (Transition/FMD)
  • Kaos Seagrave (Transition/FMD)
  • Tegan Molloy (Team Kona)
  • Laurie Greenland (Mondraker)
23/04/2017
The 2017 Sea Otter Classic | Monterey CA

Fox changed things up this year at The Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. In the past, we set up in the tech expo row, but decided going with that grass roots feel sounded like it would be a good time. We drove the rig up and set up on the campgrounds above the raceway. Our main initiative was to open up our home to surrounding campers and host a viewing of our latest film, “Ride Your F#%king Bike!” We set up the BBQ, invited campers up to our site, chilled, grilled and watching the movie under the stars. We were stoked on the turnout of around 100 campers in attendance. Due to the World Cup and Fest Series going on the same weekend, we didn’t have as many athletes on site, but it was great having Mark Scott, Iago Garay, Bas Vansteenbergen, Kirt Voreis and Jackson Goldstone in attendance!

Mark Scott Santa Cruz Bike’s finished 5th in the Pro men enduro, and qualified for dual and was eliminated in the early rounds.

Iago Garay qualified for Dual Slalom and was knocked out mid rounds.

Kirt Voreis raced the downhill and pretty much just had fun doing whips at the top for the fans.

Bas Van Steenbergen raced the downhill and finished 6th.

Overall, it was a great weekend and we’re excited for next year!

 

Photos: Gordon Dooley

04/04/2017
Ride Your F#%king Bike - The Movie. Powered By Chainsaw.

“Ride Your F#%king Bike – The Movie. Powered by Chainsaw.” Featuring Fox athletes Josh Bryceland, Josh Lewis, Kirt Voreis and other Fox teammates, the movie documents three weeks on the road with a wild crew up for anything. Filming kicked off at Fox Headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and continued north through Oregon and Washington before crossing the Canadian border and reaching Vancouver Island. The movie is dedicated to Stevie Smith, aka Chainsaw, a World Cup champion gravity athlete who unexpectedly passed away in May 2016.

Directed by Ryan Marcus

Produced by Mike Redding

Cinematography by Ricki Bedenbaugh, Cassidy Tillemans, Veesh, Ryan Marcus, Root One Productions

Edited by Ricki Bedenbaugh, Cassidy Tillemans, Veesh, Ryan Marcus

Colorist: Patrick Woodard

Motion Design: Blaine Birardi

Poster Illustration: El Gran Tocayo

Art Direction: Brent Waterworth

Graphic Design: Troy Smits

Narration: Dave White

Narration Written by Marissa Stokes and Kirt Voreis

Music Supervision: Lory Vincent, Tim Scanlin, Daniel Hall

Support: Ed Chavez and Ryan Perkins