Durability, versatility, or mobility? As one of the only riders to complete every stage of the Enduro World Series since its inception, Mark Scott knows a thing or two about mountain bike gear. In the latest Made for Your Ride video, Mark builds a kit to ride the beautiful hills around Edinburgh, Scotland.
“Flexair is my all-time favorite summer riding jersey; it’s been my go-to over the last few years as it’s very light feeling and dries out super quick. It makes it perfect for my longer endurance rides and EWS racing."
- Mark Scott – Pro Enduro Racer
MARK SCOTT’S MTB GEAR
With breathtaking landscapes, Scotland was made for mountain biking. With its nearly limitless flexibility, Flexair was made to move. Scott put both of these statements to the test in our latest episode in the Made for Your Ride video series. The ultra-lightweight Flexair jersey and Flexair shorts are not only exceptionally breathable, but they stretch to match your every move. It’s just the gear he needs to navigate tight singletrack and switchbacks. He completed his kit with a Proframe helmet. This breathable full-faced helmet provides the ideal level of coverage for fast, aggressive trail riding.
MADE FOR YOU
Mark built his mountain bike kit to maximize mobility as he zigzagged through the Scotland countryside. Now, it’s your turn. Will you choose Flexair for its unbeatable breathability and flexibility, Defend for its unmatched durability, or Ranger for its on-and-off-the-bike versatility? Better yet, will you mix and match all three to create a kit uniquely “you”?
To create a kit of your own, use our MTB kit builder tool. With three benefit-driven mountain bike collections, the kit you imagine can be as diverse as the terrain you ride.
Durability, versatility or mobility? Kaos Seagrave spends as much time building trails in the Welsh countryside as he does shredding them. For digging and riding, he mixed the Ranger and Defend gear to give him the protection and style he needs. Add in the versatility of the all-new Dropframe Helmet, and you have a kit made for his ride. Like Kaos, you can use our kit builder to create your own custom look.
“Looking good is always a big part of my riding, and this kit gives me the chance to look good and feel comfortable when I’m out shredding"
-Kaos Seagrave – Pro Downhill Athlete
To create a kit of your own, use our MTB kit builder tool. With three benefit-driven mountain bike collections, the kit you imagine can be as diverse as the terrain you ride in.
Watch Ethan Nell put the all-new Rampage Pro Carbon to the test on his home trails near Virgin, Utah. Famous for rugged canyon walls and massive drops, it’s where he was born and raised, and the place he calls home. Eboy and his friends spend their days carving lines out of the shale and sandstone, creating a massive playground where few dare to drop in. Home gives us a glimpse of the sage-covered beauty and insane riding waiting for Ethan just outside his back door.
“The new RPC is lighter, loaded with tech, and comes in black. What more could you want in a helmet?"
- Ethan Nell – Freeride Mountain Biker
ETHAN NELL’S GEAR
That’s right Ethan… it’s available in black, white, silver, and the super unique iridescent Weld colorway. Our all-new RPC helmet is here, and now, "Eboy approved." This state-of-the-art mountain bike lid is loaded with the latest in energy mitigating materials and technology – like Fluid Inside® and Varizorb EPS foam. This arsenal of technology is fitted into an ultralight and ventilated shell. So, you get both comfort and peace of mind.
The Vue Goggle is the perfect partner for the RPC. Its expansive viewport gives you the maximum field of view. Something that comes in pretty handy when you're spotting your landing.
Ethan’s jersey of choice is the Flexair Delta™ Jersey. And, there is a ton of reasons why. First, it has nearly limitless flexibility – a feature which is especially beneficial when making athletic moves on your bike. Second, thanks to the power of Polartec® Delta™, this jersey is cool, really cool. The fabric acts like mini radiators to keep you cooler, drier and more comfortable. And third, the densely knit sleeves provide abrasion resistance where you need it most.
The Fox MTB team got off to a great start at the UCI Downhill World Cup season opener in Maribor, Slovenia. The weather, however, was seasonably unpredictable. Downpours during Saturday's qualifiers were followed by sunshine on Sunday. The mixed conditions caught more than a few elite riders during the race. This made runs during the morning practice session crucial as riders finalized tire choice and made other preparations. The Fox DH team had ups and downs throughout the weekend, but victories for both Loic and Tahnée ended race day on a high note.
Loic Bruni Wins the Men’s Elite Downhill
Winning back-to-back races - for the first time in his career - was a much better start to the season. “Compared to last year, it’s a big improvement," Loic explained. "I was a little bit looking for redemption. I did my best and attacked a lot. I was super loose, and I was on the limit, and I’m happy I rode like that because I think that was the only way to do it... Solid first race with the new bike - let’s hope it’s the start of a good year!” The defending World Champ heads to next month’s race in Fort William with both the Rainbow Stripes and WC leaders vest. It's the first time he's held both honors!
Tahnée Seagrave Wins the Men’s Elite Downhill
Tahnée spent two weeks in Maribor preparing for the World Cup opener. Though things were up and down during that time, the practice paid off on race day. She blitzed the course and ended up with the victory. A very happy Tahnée stated later, “It took a lot of hard work, so I’m pretty stoked to start the season off with a win!" A training injury in December shortened her early season training, but she worked hard in the months and weeks leading up to the race which showed in her confidence during her run. “I knew it was a good run, I knew where I needed to get the work done so when I came in and I did it how I want to, I kinda knew it was a good run,” said Tahnée after the race. She heads to her home race in June with the World Cup leader's vest for the first time. No doubt her home fans will be going crazy in Ft. Bill!
Laurie Greenland Take Ninth Place in the Men’s Elite Downhill
Laurie G rode a fast and calculated race to take ninth place. Laurie has been steadily progressing in the last two seasons. Starting this year with a top ten finish is another great step in his progression as an elite rider. He was thrilled with the great performance to start the season. “I’m stoked because I gave it my all today," he stated. "Good, tight racing! P9 to round up the weekend and 8th in points!" After Maribor, Laurie heads to his home race in the UK with confidence and momentum.
Finn Iles Takes 52nd in the Men’s Elite Downhill
Finn had a great weekend going in Maribor before a mistake ended his chance at a podium. While leading by a fraction of a second, a tiny error on an off camber root section washed out his front wheel. He rebounded quickly and finished the race with blistering times on the lower segments. The crash landed him in 52nd place. His disappointment was visible but his post-race comments showed he has the mental fortitude to overcome this hurdle. “This weekend, we had a really good process; the race run didn’t go how we wanted it to but I think the process just needs to stay the same and I just need to stay a little bit more focused on what I’m doing when I’m racing and just tone it down a little bit," he explained. "The speed is there and the focus is there, I think I need to go slow to go fast. It’s all a learning process because I’m still nineteen. I just need to be a bit slower and have a few good results and get my confidence and be good in the overall, then I can really push it because as much as I want to win, I need to have good results to back it up. I just need to continue on and it will work out - seven more chances.” Finn and the Specialized Gravity team head to chance number two in Fort William next month.
Loris Vergier Takes 58th in the Men’s Elite Downhill
Much like Finn, a great start took a turn for the worse for Loris on Sunday. A solid fifth position in qualifying had him confident for race day and his run started well as he was only six-tenths off the lead heading into the third timed segment. Things went sideways quickly both literally and figuratively as he washed his back tire and clipped a tree. The spectacular crash was scary to watch but thanks in part to his new RPC helmet he popped up quickly and finished the course - setting some of the fastest times on the lower segments. “It was the first race of the season so it’s always a tricky one," he said. "I felt good, no pressure on, I was just trying to ride well and I ended up doing a mistake on the corner that I should have not approached as fast, it’s my mistake but it happens. The new helmet works good, I crashed hard and I feel like I have nothing wrong pretty much and the MVRS (Magnetic Visor Release System) is good. 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.
After a fantastic start to the season in Maribor, the Fox MTB DH team has some time to rest and recover before the training starts again for UCI Downhill World Cup race number two in legendary Fort William, UK. One of the most iconic races in the history of Downhill, Fort Bill is a coveted race, a win there can make a riders year or even their career. Watch as these athletes compete during the rest of the season in the all-new Rampage Pro Carbon and Defend and Flexair gear which was made for their ride!
The Fox US Open of Mountain Bike is coming to the West Coast on September 12-15th. A fact which may seem trivial, except when you consider it's the first time in the event's history. We are proud to be the title sponsor and thrilled to have the event in our own backyard - Snow Summit Bike Park in Big Bear Lake, CA.
“We're really looking forward to hosting the Fox US Open on the west coast for the first time in our 16 year history! Not only is Big Bear Lake a beautiful location, the town has deep roots in MTB racing. Snow Summit is investing in their bike park and we like their long-term vision. And they know how to throw a good party, so we're feeling right at home!”
— Clay Harper, Event Director, Fox US Open
The Fox US Open of Mountain biking will feature a wide range of events including Downhill, Enduro, best whip competition and USO Next Gen Youth Downhill events - giving the future of the sport a chance to show what they got.
This may be the first west-coast-hosted Fox US Open of Mountain Biking. But, Snow Summit Bike Park is no novice when it comes to putting on world-class events. They hosted the NORBA Nationals back in the '90s and have made a name for themselves with their annual - and wildly popular - Crafts & Cranks event. And with an event in southern California, spectators and athletes can expect beautiful riding conditions with blue skies and plenty of sunshine.
“Snow Summit Bike Park and the entire community of Big Bear Lake are excited to welcome the Fox US Open of Mountain Biking. Summit, similar to the Open, is built around fun on bikes along with sharing similar values to our everyday operations here in the bike park. Both Summit and the Open have a long history with mountain biking, and we are looking forward to the partnership and its future.”
—Clayton Shoemaker, Marketing Director, Big Bear Mountain Resort
An outstanding list of US Open partners will join us including GT Bicycles, Red Bull, Cliff Bars, Shimano, Vittoria Tires, and Fox Factory. Spectating is free, and the bike park will be open to the public all weekend. Come join us for an awesome weekend spent riding and watching world-class racing.
FOX ATHLETE MTB ROSTER
- Neko Mulally
- Conner Fearon
- Anthony Poulson
- Damien Oton
- Keegan Wright
- Kirt Voreis
- Magnus Manson
- Bas Vansteenbergen
- Loris Vergier
More info and athlete registration details coming soon!
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Sunny with a chance of rowdy. The perfect conditions to put our new Spring MTB Collection to the test. In our Made for Your Ride video series, we ask our pros two simple questions: where do you want to ride? And, what do you want to wear? For our second episode, Loic Bruni matched the fast and technical terrain of La Garriga, Spain with a tough-as-nails Defend kit. The result, as you just witnessed, was pretty fun and very fast.
“Riding in a kit this comfortable will make your day. I love the blend of durability, stretch and ventilation. Plus, red sure makes you look fast."
- Loic Bruni – UCI DH World Champion
LOIC BRUNI’S GEAR
Well said, Loic. We couldn’t agree more. Red can make you look fast standing still. And, in our totally-nonscientific opinion, will cut at least a few hundredths off your time.
It may have been hard to see, but that red blur in the video was the all-new Defend jersey and pants. Defend, as in defending you and the garment from abrasion and trail-related wear and tear. In our arsenal of mountain bike apparel, it’s the go-to for the perfect balance of durability and comfort. All thanks to the abrasion-resistant fabric, strategic stretch zones, and smart venting.
WHAT’S YOUR NEXT RIDE?
Mirroring the Made of Your Ride video series, we now pose you a similar set of questions: where do you ride? And, which features would make it the best ride ever? The choice is yours:
Flexair – super breathable and wonderfully forgettable; it’s the next best thing to bringing an AC along for the ride. Ranger – a discrete lunch-ride kit with a casual aesthetic which conceals exceptional moisture-wicking properties. It’s a kit that says “yeah I ride” but will blend in with the crowd when you're enjoying a couple of cold ones at the local brewery. Defend – an mtb kit that would make Tony Stark jealous. Not only is it armored with durable fabrics like Kevlar®, but it also has intelligent features like targeted venting and strategic stretch.
To create a kit of your own, use our MTB kit builder tool. With three benefit-driven mountain bike collections, the kit you imagine can be as diverse as the terrain you ride in.
Photos by: @freeridenewzealand
The off-season training put in by the Fox MTB team paid off big at the kickoff to the 2019 season - Crankworx Rotorua. Threatening skies held off most of the week and the dirt was prime for racing and ripping all week long. With 2 wins and 10 podiums across the 7 different disciplines the Fox athletes made Rotorua feel like a second home for Fox fans in attendance!
For the second year in a row, Brett Rheeder started his season off with a bang. Adding multiple new tricks to his program, he rode a nearly flawless run to capture the top step of the podium in the annual Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza.
Anthony Messere was riding on the limit all week and put together a great run to place 6th in the Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza. His top six finish means he's punched his ticket into the next round at Crankworx Innsbruck!
Finn Iles put in a blistering run in the warmest conditions of the week in the men’s Crankworx Rotorua Downhill. He rode clean and in control and his performance left him just 0.09 seconds off the top step of the podium. It was a great performance, but being so close left him a little frustrated - something he will use as motivation for next month's Maribor!
It was a disappointing start to the year for current UCI DH World Champ Loic Bruni as a flat in the top section of the course derailed his chances in Friday's Crankworx DH race. He looked good in training and was ready to compete in his first test of the 2019 season. Always a fan favorite, Loic lightened a bad moment as he asked a spectator for his pump and tried to bring the tire back to life. "I just wanted to finish," said Loic moments after the race. This has motivated him even more for the first UCI DH race in Maribor.
Tahnée Seagrave battled through multiple injuries throughout the week to put together a great set of results. She rode multiple disciplines and ended up with three third-place finishes - Dual Slalom, Downhill, and Pump Track. Truly an all-around talent, Tahnée is also a crowd favorite who made the Rotorua fans feel special all week long!
Speaking of fan favorites, local boy Keegan Wright was the hardest working athlete in Rotorua. Competing in nearly every pro men’s division race, he finished the event with a silver medal in both Pump Track and EWS as well as taking the top step in the Crankworx Dual Slalom. His amazing overall performance finds him in second place overall for the King of Crankworx points!
Bas van Steenbergen was another all-around performer in Rotorua. He finished second behind teammate Keegan Wright in the Dual Slalom and was the only Fox athlete to podium in the Rotorua Air DH. These points have him in the running for the overall King of Crankworx title.
Look for Fox MTB athletes at the start of the UCI DH World Cup season in the historic Maribor, Slovenia and then at the second stop of the Crankworx series in Innsbruck, Austria.
Durability, Versatility or Mobility? For Kirt, riding in the high desert of California, with varying temps, sharp rocks, cacti, and the occasional zombie apocalypse, led him to select this kit. Like Kirt, you can mix and match our purpose-built collections to form a kit perfectly suited for your ride.
“Conditions can change quickly in the desert. Having gear that has complete protection from the terrain but can keep your temperature controlled is a must!"
Kirt Voreis – MTB Legend
Every rider is different, and no two rides are the same. So, to meet your individual needs, we created three purpose-built lines of gear – each providing you with a unique set of benefits. Whether you need gear with a focus on durability, versatility or mobility, we’ve got you covered. Use our all-new kit builder tool to create a kit tailor-made for your next ride. Use our all-new kit builder tool to create a kit tailor-made for your next ride.
TOUGHER THAN DIRT
Rugged conditions, abrasive trail overgrowth, the occasional fall: These are certainties on the mountain. The Defend Mountain Bike Collection stands up to this trail-related wear and tear – ride after ride. Using super tough Kevlar fabric and reinforced taped seams, this range of MTB jerseys, shorts, and gloves will be the most durable in your arsenal.
The look and feel of your favorite t-shirt packed with technical features and cut for comfort in a mountain bike riding position. Introducing the all-new Ranger Mountain Bike Collection. With natural-feeling fabrics concealing technical features, this range of jerseys and shorts allows you to hit the trails on your lunch break and get away with it.
Flexair is our lightest and most breathable MTB gear. It’s so light, airy and flexible, in fact, you might forget you're wearing it. On your hottest rides, the Flexair Mountain Bike Collection of shorts, jerseys and gloves will keep you comfortable with ventilation, advanced moisture wicking, and limitless mobility.
MADE FOR REVOLUTION
The introduction of the Proframe helmet was a radical new direction for the mountain bike helmet industry. Taking everything we learned from that endeavor, the Spring 2019 MTB Helmet Collection builds on the rebellion with a new version of game-changing innovation for riders in every discipline.
WELCOME TO THE ARMORY
Aiming for endless improvement, our design team gave our collection of mountain bike guards a serious update. Our best-sellers have been modernized with CE certifications, we've launched our revolutionary Fox F3 Armor, and a host of brand-new styles are here to fill any gaps. This collection of guards is our most comprehensive ever, featuring everything from hard-plated guards and pedal-friendly slip-on styles to armored shorts and base layers.
GET A GRIP
As the most important connection between rider and bike, gloves have been a focus for us since day one. 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. Partnerships with iconic manufacturers Kevlar®, D3O™, and Clarino®, combined with a forward-looking design philosophy have resulted in an MTB glove collection which is truly made for your ride.
MADE FOR WOMEN
For women, by women. At Fox, we're lucky enough to work with some of the most talented athletes in the world. Our all-new Women’s Collection is here thanks to intensive research and development in partnership with our women’s racing team. This range features women’s Defend, Ranger and Flexair Collections with a female-first design and specific fit.
ALL-NEW HYDRATION PACKS
Fox hydration bags are designed to take you from your house to the top of the trail and back again. Every ride is different, so we offer packs in three key sizes - equipping you for everything from all-day epics to quick local loops. Select your perfect pack based on your individual hydration and storage needs.
When we set out to develop class defining products, our intention is not awards, metals or other accolades. However, it still feels good to be recognized for our efforts. We are honored that our Flux MIPS received a 2019 Design & Innovation Award for offroad equipment – an achievement reserved for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. Not only does this award validate our efforts but it motivates us to continue to provide you with the best gear possible. That's our promise to you.
“With the adjustable visor and the easy Fidlock magnetic buckle, the Flux [MIPS] is extremely convenient in everyday use. The intuitive adjustment system also ensures an optimal fit for almost all head shapes. Fox Racing has given its previous bestseller a fundamental update. With success: the new Flux is a stylish and modern helmet with all-round convenience.”
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Design & Innovation Award is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. The Design & Innovation Award is more than just a title-giver or a round of applause for brands. It’s the definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts. This year once again saw select international journalists, professional test riders, and industry experts invest more than 6,000 hours of their time to partake in the DI.A process.
This past weekend, Pat Casey made the trip out to Argentina to compete in the Dirt World Championships at Dirt World Fly Park. The compound features dirt jumps for both BMX and MTB free riding, more than 40 ramps, a pump track, foam pit, wall ride, and a mini ramp. It's a rider's dream, to say the least. Pat, no stranger to dirt, came out swinging with his insane style and big bag of tricks to win the event. Big congrats to Pat from all of us at Fox!
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