Berlin Dirt 1 and 2: Is Dirt Jumping Being Forgotten? - Video

Mar 4, 2017
by Timo Pritzel  
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Coming from Berlin, it was a no-brainer that I wanted to show the sweet dirt jumping spots that haven't been in the spotlight yet. Berlin is big and we have many spots! What sometimes amazes me is that often good riders haven't seen the other spot that is just 40 minutes away. I guess people these days just spend too much time on social media instead of taking small road trips with bike buddies. It's about having fun riding your bike with your buddies. This is exactly what I wanted to show with this video from the Propain Team. Speaking of spotlight… it seems that the bike industry has forgotten about dirt jumpers a bit, so that also motivated us to do a trails video.


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Pic by Viktor Strasse http www.viktorstrasse.de photography
I'd rather watch a flat spin from Patrick Schweika than those new tricks.

But... maybe I should do a double flip on my 40th birthday? The double flip I didn't make back in New World Disorder 4 in 2003… Seriously, there is a strong fighter side in me that really would do it, but my "being a father" and Yoga side is thankfully stronger now!



The Team

golden light team shoot
A bunch of good guys

trail boss
Philipp Baum. Pro BMXer and good Moto X guy. Amazing trail builder as well. He works hard for his spots. He's new to MTB, but stay tuned for more. He wants to use his Moto X skills and BMX background to jump some big Jumps. He's not afraid of speed and is quite a stuntman, but with a brain and style.
Trail Boss Pic by Viktor Strasse
Trail Boss'n

love those master of the flatspins
Patrick Schweika, the king of flat spins. Even on a big bike on 22-meter jumps (Nine Knights).

Pic by Viktor Strasse
Patrick Schweika
Pic by Viktor Strasse Yes World Champ 4 cross 2015 And he works full time as an Physio with handicapped children. Vegan Power .
Nicest World Champ ever, Aiko Goehler

scrub riding technical trails with click pedals ...what a racer.
Aiko Goehler, 4x World Champion 2015
Berlin Dirt
Racing Style from Aiko Goehler

style
Patrick Schweika
trail boss
Philipp Baum at work


Berlin Dirt
The old team manager health nut and yoga teacher who is happy to still ride with the boys and do some tables, still living his childhood bike dream.

Around 2004 I was on a trails trip on the east coast with Aaron Chase, Kyle Ebett, Adam Hauck, Jeff Lenowsky, Aaron Lutze plus more, and it was an eye opener to see those amazing spots. I knew them from BMX videos and mags—some of those spots are 20 years old!

BMX legend, Fuzzy Hall, once said to me on the subject of trails/dirt jumps:

bigquotes"They are totally different, two forms of riding. Contest jumps to me are like instant potatoes. You make them in a week. Good trails are like wine, it takes years and years of building, that's how it comes together."

It's so much work to have a good dirt spot!

Daniel is the man responsible for the Fun we have here 10 years of digging danke
whip foot scrub Pic by Viktor Strasse

I am lucky that I have a BMX background because in the beginning when I switched over to MTB (in 2000) the image from mountain biking was not the best. BMXers just had a shaved legs spandex image of MTB.
MTBers were sometimes messing up the trails with a full-suspension and big nobby tires in the wet, not digging or showing respect to the locals, but like it is for walkers and bikers in the mountains, there are big egos and people who don't get it on both sides. So just talk to the locals. See if they need help, often its just to show the good will and that's enough. Take your trash with you. Respect the work that went into those trails.

Pic by Viktor Strasse
Philipp Baum front flip tuck-no-hander at his own spot.

One friend in Berlin once said to me, those jumps mean a lot to him, he had spent 10 years slapping and building them, and there was a time where he was not feeling well personally so the trails fell apart as well. Now he always keeps them spot on.

Some kids that just show up at spots just don't get how much work it is to have a really good dirt spot. It's almost a way of meditation and therapy. You don't feel good, so you go out in the woods and dig some jumps and forget the negative thoughts—slap some anger out at the jumps.

Berlin Dirt
Berlin Dirt


Speaking of nature, did you know that your immune system is getting recharged and kept healthy for weeks when you go deep into a natural environment, breathing in all that healing oxygen? We need to take a break from the rush of our daily lives. It's so important. Switch that phone off!

Health Benefits From Forests
• Boosts immune system
• Lowers blood pressure
• Reduces stress
• Improves mood
• Increases ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
• Accelerates recovery from surgery or illness
• Increases energy level
• Improves sleep

Berlin Dirt

There is also a joke between trail builders; "why go to the gym when you can slap some dirt and get really buff." Buff BMX street riders were especially mocked if they did not help dig but went to the gym instead, even when the sun was shining. But you have to master the technique of using the shovel left and right handed, your back will need the balance.

I have to admit, to my shame I have never been a huge digger. Here I am typing about trail bosses & diggers, but not myself. I'm showing my respect for them!

Trails Boss: there is always a local that is totally ruling a set of jumps and is a boss at building and keeping the spot clean and fun.

Berlin Dirt
the trail boss at his own spot


Philip Baum is a Trail Boss
He has his own spot and to help understand how much energy he puts into it; the location is on a Moto X Track. In exchange for having this land and his spot there called "The Backyard", he spends 250 hours a season fixing the Moto X Race Track with a machine. That's some dedication right there. He is a pro working with wood and big excavators as well.

Berlin Dirt



Some of My Own BMX Trails History
As a Racer I loved finding new lines at the local race track in Berln, jumping it from all sides and building new things. I was always the kid that was good at jumping. I started doing shows with local BMX stars when I was 12. In 1989, when the Berlin wall "came down" we were booked to do many shows at car dealers because many East German's were happy to trade their Trabby for a western car.

In Berlin, we also had BMX spots that were a mix of trails and race tracks from early on. As far back as 1983!

In 1994 I was in Las Vegas for one year, living as an exchange student with an American family (found through a BMX magazine where I asked for a family through a letter) and living my BMX dream, racing all over the states. It was during this time that I got to ride really technical, flowing dirt jump spots that I knew from the magazines.

For example the famous California spot “Sheep Hills“ (Ed: which recently flooded) and riding with my idols that I knew from the magazines—people like Brian Foster and Todd Lyons.

I was a buff racer and pretty stiff! (I quit math in high school and had weight training and sport class every day instead. The American school system is pretty funny.)

Berlin Dirt
BMXMTB finally friends

schwalbe table tops
planing the train


Plus I did not ride the school bus, rather, I rode my BMX 10 miles a day.

It was a big eye opener. Actually Brian Foster laughed at me and said he knew it when I cased a jump at Sheep Hills and I broke my frame. But he was so nice he took me to the S&M ( hardcore BMX Brand from California) Factory where I did get a Frame cheaper! Casing in front of my Idol… I took this as motivation to get better.

So after Sheep Hills and seeing Brian Foster with so much flow and style, I knew this is what I wanted to learn, and when I went back to Las Vegas with my friend TJ Lavin (who was just beginning his dirt jump career) it motivated me a lot to see TJ and what was possible on a bike. When I came back to Berlin I quit racing and started dirt jumping.

Berlin Dirt
Check this trails building Video. It shows the art of digging quite nicely.

There is quite a dirt jump trails scene out there, it's just that the industry doesn't really take notice too much. It's been like that for many, many years and it doesn't matter if the industry likes Enduro and E-bikes more. We're still out in the woods digging and riding trails.
Also check out canyoudigit a web Page dedicated to Trails.

I love that it will always be fun to watch a rider with bike control and style flow through the trails even when in more recent years video game tricks came into reality.


Pic by Viktor Strasse
Berlin Dirt

whip foot scrub Pic by Viktor Strasse
happy to be able to still ride my Bike with the boys - healthy thanks to yoga


Many companies don't even have dirt jump bikes anymore as part of their program, but I see so many good dirt jumpers & freeriders out there going for their dream of being a pro rider! I also see their press books in my email inbox. I understand both sides, the company side and the one from the riders… so being a Team Manager isn't so easy sometimes, making both sides happy and not taking it personally when riders get treated as an "Excel budget row" that gets deleted.

It's not about the Money and there are far bigger things happening in the world than dirt jumpers & freeriders risking their bones. Boys, I hate to say it but there is something coming! You have to do your homework and treat your body well so it can heal and deal with all those crashes that are stored in your body! This is something you don't realize when you are in your early 20's. I know what I'm talking about here and I will be able to help soon with a yogaforbikers video!

Again, big props to all the trail builders out there.

Thanks to Viktor Strasse for the pics and 20ZollMedia for the Videos! So cool to work with friends and that are bikers as well!

Pic by Viktor Strasse
Lukas Schaefer



MENTIONS: @PritzelTimo




89 Comments

  • + 64
 dirt jump is being forgotten because 4x is being forgotten. The UCI needs to bring 4x racing back especially as it is one of the, if not the, most spectator-friendly form of mountain bike racing there is. Please UCI, you brought back XC eliminator and people didn't even like it that much, at least bring back something the spectators actually like.
  • + 45
 I'm all for talking shit about UCI, but it's disingenuous to pretend that dirt jumps longevity is somehow connected to the 4X event. Dirt jumping is alive and well.
  • + 20
 theyre pretty different...isnt it more that:
1. dirt jumping has always been a bit underground
2. those annual vids used to always show heaps of dj (sprungm earthed etc) but they dont get made anymore
3. dirt jumps are hard, so less people do them and there are less trails

I was a die hard trails rider (read DJer) and i cant name a single person that also raced 4x. I agree its pretty spectator friendly, i just think its separate from trails.
  • + 5
 >dirt jump is being forgotten
Dude, have you ever heard about fmbworldtour? Yes, MTB freestyle evolve to slopestyle, but it's still many dj contest.
  • + 39
 "dirt jumps are hard" - this. As a non dirt jumper I find it really impressive what you guys can do, but riding xc/enduro/dh trails with the odd 10 foot jump in I don't feel I even do the same sport as top dirt jumpers. (Maybe because I haven't learned to trick anything). I *do* feel I do the same sport as top downhillers, even though I'm massively slower. Strange I admit but true.

End result, I'm less inspired to watch dj videos as they don't bear any relation to my own reality. So what am I trying to say? If mtb seems to have forgotten about dj it may be because the sports are just very different.
  • + 2
 @sideshowb: Spot on (especially the DH part !)
DJ is way above my skill set, and mentality, i don't even know anyone who does it.
I'd like to see a Industry sales chart of bikes sold, i bet the DJ percentage would be under 0.25%
So yeah, DJ is an Underground Sport and receives the appropriate coverage, but it is f*cking awesome !
  • + 2
 @sideshowb: same, if I am going to watch something totally out of my skill level I prefer to watch the guys at the fest series instead of DJs
  • + 7
 Still alive and well in bmx
  • + 2
 @Hyperx: FMB has f*ck all to do with dirt jumping/trails riding. It's a money driven circus with the riders being the dancing bears. 4X has little in common either as it's competetive and based on speed rather than style/flow/creativity with the spade or tricks in the case of dirt jumping.

Not sure about mtb but the bmx trails scene is alive and kicking.
  • + 3
 When it says dirt jump is being forgotten I thinks it's referring to the fact that dj frames are being dropped from many companies lineups. Seeing that 4x and dj frames are one in the same I think that if 4x were to be brought back then many more companies would bring their dj frames back in order to be competitive in the UCI.
  • + 6
 As some who builds a set of trails, and has been playing with mud for 20+ years

1) Dirt jumping isnt dead, there is a thriving scene out there, its just all mostly on IG and other platforms. Go search of @Canyoudigit, @warsofflow, @PlussizeBMX or my stuff @fjtrails. Also if you are in the UK look up Brockham trails and the stuff Jimmy Pratt and Ralph still dig. South London and Surrey is prime UK trails country, still to this day!

2) There arent as many sets of trails because kids can go ride decent skate parks within 10 miles of their house (most of them anyway). Back init day this wasnt the case so kids would grab a spade and go dig some jumps in some woods, with little fear of consequence. Nowadays they dont have to bother

3) Everyone has gone trail bike crazy, nowadays you can go in pretty much every woodland with a hill and find single track cause people have bikes that are good at going both up and down.

4) This has nothing to do with 4x, although I do wish the cool kids would stop hating on 4x and it would be of benefit to the jump bike industry to have 4x as a sport on the UCI stage

5) Digging dirt jumps is hard, its much easier to go roach the skate park on your brakeless bmx or skid some loam between trees, people like to take the easier option with the exception of a small group who take as much fun out of piling clay and riding it
  • + 2
 @bonkywonky: it's one of the dumbest things that I've ever heard.
You want riding some bmx trails?Grab your bmx and forget word "mtb". What's your problem?
  • - 2
 are you guys trying to say 'trials' instead of 'trails'? i've never heard of a trails bike. trials bike, yes. trail bike, yes.
  • + 1
 @cuban-b: trails or dirt jump frame is what they are referring to (basically a big bmx that can take disc brakes and suspension).
  • + 52
 Dirt jumps will never die
  • + 1
 26" will never die
  • + 43
 Why would they sell you a $1000.00 dirt jumper when they can sell you a $10 000.00 carbon trail bike?
  • + 22
 The mtb industry caters for the rich MAMILS who think this years new wheel size & a 2mm geo difference in next year's enduro frame will improve their once a week Sunday morning outing (the only time the wife lets them out alone). True story Wink
  • + 18
 don't knock them,they provide your secondhand parts lol
  • + 2
 @pigman65: This.

Since getting into cycling properly I've never had to buy a new bike, second hand is the way to go when you can't justify spending all your expendable income but want higher end gear.
  • + 8
 Well said, all of it. I will add that maybe a few big name bike brands aren't making DJs anymore, but there are plenty of others in the game :deity, Morpheus, Canyon, NS Bikes, Transition, GT and on and on. Picking up a cheap used dj is a great way to round out your riding skills as well.
  • + 5
 YT makes dj bikes too
  • + 7
 Don't know about rest of the world, but due to legal issues we basically not allowed to have DJ's here. If you build them on common land - they'll be destroyed by the services, due to injury risk. Build it on someone's land, and anyone who gets an injury can go to court with a claim to the landlord.
  • + 1
 basically the same all around the world mate except for a lucky few. But we preserve and continue.
  • + 9
 Um, dirt jumping aint going nowhere!
  • + 31
 Nowhere but up, and down, up, and down, up, 360, then down.
  • + 4
 Did anyone see any easy grommet lines in any of those videos? I love dirt jumping but I have to make my own jumps or turn abandoned doubles into tables. All these "spots" are kept above beginner skill level and have an air of exclusivity about them. BMXers steepen the jumps so that mere mortals can't do them. Landings are so snipey that if you miss by even a little bit you won't be able to clear the next one. When I build I try to make chicken lines, my lines and bigger lines so that a greater cross section of riders can ride. Haters destroy all the lines and I find myself fixing lines that I don't even ride. Dirt jumping is dying because people are arseholes with no empathy for those with lesser or greater skill.
  • + 5
 @choppertank3e I'm as agree as desagree (sorry for my english I'm french). Basically most of the spots are getting more and more hard to ride, that is true. DJ spots are dying because people are dumb f*cks, that is also true. But I saw too many times places fully erased because a stupid parent let his 7yo kid, with zero skills, supermarket bike, no helmet, no gloves, rides a spot and been injured. Then the same parent getting mad because it's the place that hurted his kid, then asked locals where is their assurance policy for the spot and so on... Second issue, teenagers and youth generations, that come and "re-shape" lines to make them look easier, and at the end of the day, let their plastic bags, bottles, etc...everywhere. So....diggers don't want this people anymore, and the only way they found is to make spots only for themselves and their crew. It might sucks, but it s more a consequence than a reason, at least to me. PS: Gorge Road Trail is my dream trail for sure...
  • + 4
 Perhaps people that follow trends or companies tha just want to upsell could let Dirt jump on the side but for people that really love and feel riding, dirt jumping and gather with your mates will always be alive no matter what!
  • + 3
 pretty sure the guys at plussizebmx have not forgotten about dirt jumping! and with the rise of local gov't funded dj parks and pump tracks popping up in many areas i would think it is on the rise again. if you really want to reach your potential on a bike, get a small bike and play hard, work hard(digging) and accept the fact you are going to hit the ground hard. it is worth it!!
  • + 3
 Just bought my first DJ bike at 41, got some good trails near me and wanted to improve my bike skills. Love the vibe at the jumps and know its gonna make the rest of riding better.
  • + 2
 Always cool to hear from Timo Pritzel, seems like such a postive friendly person! Actually until I read his article in Dirt magazine (currently available online: dirtmountainbike.com/features/timo-pritzel-injuries-finding-yoga.html) I wasn't even aware yoga made sense for mountainbikers.

I don't quite think the industry is forgetting about dirtjumping, they are just also releasing more full suspension options. And especially now that the Specialized FSR patent has expired loads of German brands (which for some reason typically use a four bar linkage suspension design) are busy entering the North American market. So that may give you this perception. But dirtjumping doesn't need that much from the industry, does it? The gear is pretty good as it is. Media attention would be good though. Attention in Dirt magazine used to be good back in the day but even they dropped it a bit in the last couple of years before they went out of print. Still I expect chances are better in paid media (magazines, dvds) than in media that thrives on sponsored content exclusively.

And yes as far as phones go I have an acceptance-hate relation with them (not love-hate, not even close).
  • + 2
 my dj bike has no breaks, gears suspension an "outdated" wheel size and a 12 year old frame. there isnt the market behind it like what enduro has. companies cant bullshit everyone into buying gimmicks like they can in other fields of mountainbiking.

now of course the BMX scene is the same way however thats a lot more popular. and of course, BMXs are cheap and easy and strong, who would want a bigger, heavier and less playful bike unless you never rode a BMX and always fall off the back of them.

that doesnt mean that BMX is killing off DJ or enduro is killing off DJ it just means that DJ is a smaller field and even then its not that small, y'know what with the FMB world tour being half slopestyle which is just big (or more downhill) DJ. if DJ was dying why are there always many DJ videos in movies for your monday? dirt jumping wont die we jsut have to dream of going to new zealand for gorge road instead of california for post office these days
  • + 2
 You don't need a semi-chubby, triple boost, di2, metric shocked, carbon hooped, pile of mass marketing to ride the dj. So what incentive does the industry have in pushing it?

Having said that, dirt jumps for life. It's where I started and I'll never sell my DJ. It's how I learned all my bike handling skills and got my hops.
  • + 2
 That was the best article and videos I have seen in quite a while! Great job Timo and friends, those jumps were beautiful. Know your roots, kids! Learning to jump can help trail riders be more loose and confident if they progress at the pump track, or on smaller table top lines. Respect the Forest ya'll....O>O...
  • + 3
 I'm 16, and the most fun thing to do as a kid is to go out with some cool buddies and just dig! We use every sort of bikes out there and just have fun.... Dj bikes may fade out, but dirt jumps never will.
  • + 2
 Hell no its not! Dirt jumping is for the elite and the finest in the sport. There is few... very few enduro and downhill riders that can do what dirt jumpers do. Dirt jumping is the radest and reserved for the best of the best! I wish i was talented in that area.
  • + 2
 Dirt jumping is here to stay. It will never be as common or fully supported by the industry as the basic mtb disciplines but that's what makes dirt jumping the cool underground discipline it is. Side note,I have been riding the timo pritzel dj tires from shwalbe and they rule!
  • + 1
 Real diggers dig and ride for themselves, not credit, internet fame, or likes. Trail riding (dirt jumping) is the purest form of riding DIRT, and it'll always be way cooler with out the internet fame. Dig for yourself, for accomplishment, and expression. Build and Ride for personal sensation and fun with your budz. Let the racers dork it out on the internet in matching kits, new products and general lemming like behavior. We'll be the real characters out here building our own scene, and you probably won't ever be invited. Long live the Underground!
  • + 1
 Of course Dj is forgotten in the industries' eyes, it's a niche and there's virtually no profit in it unless you're commited to it 100% like deity, ns even yt who are in the free ride side of things. However I don't want dj to become mainstream too many f*ckbois like in bmx I want DJ to be kept raw and pure
  • + 3
 YT started out making DJ bikes,
  • + 2
 @pigman65: that's my main point...
  • + 1
 @jespinal: apologies, I misread your comment.
  • + 1
 Interesting article. That B Foster and the letters S, M were mentioned, all the more so. Yeah, that one dude and that one brand.

I'm going to err on the side of saying the *lack* "Dirt Jumping" is the cause of OVER specialization in one individual sport, called MTB. While BMX has its quirky specialization (flatland) it's just bikes - an "all around" rider still rides the same bike.

The push for Enduro infused, downhill specific retro neon carbon barends ensures anything to do with MTB has to be in a category. You can blame companies for convincing you that you need 10 bikes for each size "bump" your front tire sees. Truth is, jumps made from dirt ain't hurting for attendees. If you're thinking they might be, take a look see and present day BMX (digbmx.com).

I'd DEFINITELY like to see more big wheel bikes at the trails. Shit, learn to roll in on a Vert ramp so I have someone to talk to between runs
  • + 1
 Servus leute, Erstmal cooles video. Ich Hab aber auch noch ne frage an euch. Ich fehre downhill und slopstyle und liebe es mit meinen bigbikes zu springen aber mit dem bmx schaff ich es nicht dieses selbstvertrauen in der luft aufzubauen Irgendwelche tipps Danke
  • + 1
 Du bist die Sache falsch angegangen...hättest mit BMX anfangen sollen,und nicht erst den Weicheimodus mit fullys!
Jetzt hilft dir nur Mut und Zuversicht...wer die richtige Technik hat.,kann mit jedem bike große Sprünge nehmen Wink
  • + 1
 I wasn't fan huge fan of this article... it came across a bit strange. Forests certainly don't help me sleep at night.

In my local area (melb) we have 160 person strong riding community dj page with about 30 active members who dig/ride/contribute daily.

It's the same in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra.

It would be amazing if 4x was brought back, but so don't think it would solve the issue that it's a niche sport.

DJ bikes are my favourite sort of bike!
  • + 13
 You probably don't sleep well in forests because every living creature is Australia is trying to kill you.
  • + 8
 what you dont like forests? Thats strange for a trails rider
  • + 1
 Hey Larkey1 is it possible to find out the dj facebook page? i'm pretty keen to help dig and get into dj's
  • + 1
 Yo. Where is this page. I am dying to find some jumps that are actually maintained that I can learn and help out at.
  • + 2
 @Grutten: maybe DJs don't let dirt jumping grow because they don't want to share their spots?
  • + 3
 @dbc3: if theyre traditional trails riders they wont tell you
  • + 2
 @russthedog: yeah it's pretty damn underground. I moved from Sydney to Melbourne and have found it super tough to find a DJ scene down here despite some effort
  • + 1
 @russthedog: @dwojo but somehow is UCI's fault that DJ doesn't grow
  • + 1
 @dbc3: "The Melbourne Dirt jump Bike community"
  • + 3
 @Grutten: The Melbourne Dirt Jump Bike Community
  • + 1
 @dbc3: The Melbourne Dirt Jump Bike Community
  • + 1
 @dwojo: The Melbourne Dirt Jump Bike Community
  • + 3
 Wow, great edit!! Although I'm not a dj'er, this film really made me wanna go out there build and shred some jumps- thanks Smile
  • + 2
 Listened to Olly Wilkins on Hook It Productions podcast this week. All about his early days on a bike and lots of insight as to why DJ will always remain mountainbikings underground cousin.
  • + 1
 A few friends and I spent the past few months building a bunch of dirt jumps. Pretty small area, but there were still fun to mess around on. Got torn down by the city last week for no reason, but they were fun while they lasted.
  • + 1
 Dirt jumping is not in your face because it lacks the marketability and sales growth potential to justify the money.....In short. ....you do not need a 5,000 steed and all the accompanying color coordinated...latest and greatest... Just a simple set up...a shovel...friends...and motivation to create.
  • + 2
 Mega!!!
Respekt für die gute Arbeittup
Bin ende März beruflich in Berlin. Gibts ne Chance bei Euch für ein Wochenende zu shredden!?
Gruß us Kölle
  • + 2
 Remember getting my first Scott voltage and snapping mech hangers for fun learning whips over 10 years ago. Timo was my inspiration to start riding dirt
  • + 0
 I understand the vibe of this awesome article & I love trail building for mtb as a creative outlet. but throughout all of my history of bmx and hardtail mtb shredding, i've always found skateparks to offer a better stimulus than a 6 pack of gap jumps in a line. Skatepark riding, especially concrete skatepark riding offers more creativity to flow in which ever direction you like, hitting transfers, manually out of one bowl across the deck to the other bowl, frontwards, backwards, in figure 8s, on and on, over and over, each time a different line/ interpretation can be had depending on your creativity, but dirt jumping not so much. IMHO skatepark riding trumps dirt jump riding both for the athlete and the spectator. just my two cents...
  • + 2
 is dirt jumping dead? is DH dead?

wtf pinkbike with the clickbait titles, I've really cut back my time on pinkbike and titles like this make me not want to come back
  • + 4
 Dirt jumping is here to stay
  • + 2
 Dirt jumping and digging on jumps was a right of passage where I grew up. Nothing quite like that feeling of flow when you nail a DJ trail.
  • + 3
 Great vibe to those vids, it made me excited for the summer! Cheers guys ????
  • + 1
 That should have been a beer emoji... Not ???? - sorry!
  • + 2
 Hey Timo, very, very good work, this whole article and the clips. Looking forward to go to the woods of south tyrol with you again in April.
  • + 1
 It's being forgotten because it doesn't follow the bigger wheel size take over, and it will truely be 26 for life. That's why u don't hear nothing about dj or slopestyle reviews on new bikes or new dj parts.
  • + 3
 Yeah boys! Killing it!
  • + 1
 I'd love to see a DJ contest that didn't allow spins or flips. Judged entirely on flow and style. I would watch that.
  • + 1
 Freeriding is dead and now Dirt Jumping? Pretty soon bicycle riding will be dead!
  • + 2
 Anyone have any experience with the canyon stitched 360?
  • + 1
 I rode a custom Stitched today and ordered myself a stitched 180 a week back. Hope it arrives tomorrow Smile its a nice, lightweight and handy bike I think.
  • + 1
 they are very good. i picked one up as my first dj bike seem to be a bit longer than alot of dj bikes out there which helps if you are tall means they feel really stable as well.
  • + 1
 Thanks guys Smile
  • + 1
 Dude looses his chain in the backyard session....scary!
  • + 1
 Looks like good times! Quality video!
  • + 1
 Yeah! Dj for life, if I could only have one bike it would be a dj
  • - 1
 Still waiting for 29" DJ bikes to hit the market. That should boost popularity.
  • + 2
 remember when reeb made a 650b DJ bike D: dark times
  • + 2
 And I'm still over here on 20"
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 Everybody would rather ride the latest IMBA flow trail than session some dirt jumps.
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 SS for life.

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