This week’s video roundup starts off with a pre-ride coffee with Nino Schurter and Holger Meyer… followed by the ride! For episode two of Trail E-xplorer, Schurter takes Meyer on an eMTB loop showcasing Chur, Switzerland’s scenic trails.
Next up Pearl iZUMi dives deep into the heart and soul of gravel racing with a half-hour documentary on what gravel riding means to the core riding community, and how it may evolve as it explodes in popularity. Finally, enjoy a literal ‘triumphant return’ as Dean Lucas scores a DH win on his old hometown training track, and say hello to the new Mountain Bike Team from Transition Bikes.
Nino Schurter’s Home Trails – Trail Explorer Episode 2
From SCOTT Sports:
“For the second episode of Trail E-xplorer, Holger meets Nino Schurter in his home region of Chur, Switzerland, to look for the most fun trails ridable in winter. Chur has one thing that makes it very special: an incredible array of mountains with an endless amount of world-class trails to explore. That’s why 9-times Mountain Bike World Champion Nino Schurter feels so comfortable here. In this episode, Holger discovers how and why Nino rides E-MTB so frequently.”
Gravel – A Love Letter
From Pearl iZUMi:
“‘Gravel – A Love Letter’ is a documentary film that captures the essence of gravel cycling by sharing what it means to riders, including three PEARL iZUMi athletes, Hannah Shell, Marley Blonsky and Angela Naeth. The film explores the origins of gravel racing and the impact it has on the communities and people’s lives it touches.”
The Starting Gate with Dean Lucas
From SCOTT Sports:
“SCOTT DH Factory rider, Dean Lucas is back on home turf for the World Cup off-season, and there is no better way to train for flat out racing than, well…flat out racing. Mt. Beauty is a small town nestled in the mountainous High Country of Victoria, Australia. The racetrack here is infamous amongst Aussie downhillers, and also happens to be the very track that launched Dean into his career in mountain biking. Jump on board with Dean Lucas as he returns to the fabled DH track at Mt. Beauty for round 2 of the 2022 Victorian DH Series.”
*Video by Riley Matthews Photo and Film
Introducing The Mountain Bike Team
From Transition Bikes:
“As the mountain bike industry grows, it’s easy to get caught up in the “sport” trying to be the next F1 racing. But we can’t forget that at its roots, mountain biking was just a way to get out and explore the landscape around us in a fun and exciting way. Our new Mountain Bike Team will be doing just that; by traveling to races and events while focusing on the freedom that comes with riding bicycles.”