Tags: Darkfest
   May 20, 2022
Video: Behind the Best Trick at Darkfest with Adolf Silva Video: Behind the Best Trick at Darkfest with Adolf Silva
Adolf Silva took the best trick award with his insane "Cali Roll."
Pinkbike Originals    May 9, 2022
Video: Attempting the World's Biggest Jumps For The First Time - Embedded with the Ruso Brothers Video: Attempting the World's Biggest Jumps For The First Time - Embedded with the Ruso Brothers
We spent the rollercoaster of a week alongside Daniel and Elias Ruso as they went through the process of learning how to ride the massive Darkfest course.
Whyte Bikes    May 8, 2022
Video: Daryl Brown Sends Huge Tricks at Darkfest 2022 Video: Daryl Brown Sends Huge Tricks at Darkfest 2022
Never get tired of watching people ride these massive jumps in South Africa.
Ed Spratt    Apr 21, 2022
Video: Huge Sends & Tricks from Darkfest 2022 Video: Huge Sends & Tricks from Darkfest 2022
Catch up on some of the massive sends from this year's Darkfest.
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Apr 20, 2022
Photo Epic: Darkfest 2022 Photo Epic: Darkfest 2022
Another history-making Darkfest is in the books
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Apr 18, 2022
Bike Check: Sam Hodgson's Darkfest Dual Crown Pivot Firebird Bike Check: Sam Hodgson's Darkfest Dual Crown Pivot Firebird
For his second visit to Darkfest Sam Hodgson was riding a Pivot Firebird Enduro bike with a dual crown fork.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 17, 2022
Video: 5 More Custom Freeride Bikes From Darkfest - Darkfest 2022 Video: 5 More Custom Freeride Bikes From Darkfest - Darkfest 2022
We dive into the specifics on five more freeride bikes that are tuned specifically for hitting massive jumps.
Ed Spratt    Apr 17, 2022
Results: Darkfest 2022 Results: Darkfest 2022
After some massive sends the results are in from Darkfest 2022.
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Apr 16, 2022
Bike Check: Kaos Seagrave's Custom Darkfest Canyon Torque Bike Check: Kaos Seagrave's Custom Darkfest Canyon Torque
Kaos Seagrave is no stranger to Darkfest, and this year he brought a bright pink Canyon Torque. It's a singlespeed... kind of.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 15, 2022
Video: Practice Highlights at Darkfest 2022 Video: Practice Highlights at Darkfest 2022
Riders are bringing their very best to the big jumps in South Africa.
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Apr 14, 2022
Bike Check: Szymon Godziek's Singlespeed NS Fuzz - Darkfest 2022 Bike Check: Szymon Godziek's Singlespeed NS Fuzz - Darkfest 2022
As a seasoned Darkfest rider, Godziek is not shy when it comes to racking up big air miles.
Ed Spratt    Apr 14, 2022
Throwback Thursday: 22 Freeride Bikes From Past Darkfests Throwback Thursday: 22 Freeride Bikes From Past Darkfests
With Darkfest kicking off this week we have looked back through the archives for some of the freeride bikes from past years.
Ed Spratt    Apr 14, 2022
Video: Rowdy First Sessions at Darkfest 2022 Video: Rowdy First Sessions at Darkfest 2022
Darkfest 2022 is finally here as riders start to hit the full line of jumps.
Alicia Leggett    Apr 11, 2022
Social Round Up: First Hits at DarkFest 2022 Social Round Up: First Hits at DarkFest 2022
Tires are on the dirt in South Africa for a week of big air.
Ed Spratt    Apr 7, 2022
Video: Massive First Hits on the Step-Up at Darkfest 2022 Video: Massive First Hits on the Step-Up at Darkfest 2022
After two weeks of building it's finally time to test out some of the huge jumps.
Ed Spratt    Apr 4, 2022
Video: The Build Continues on the Huge Darkfest Jumps Video: The Build Continues on the Huge Darkfest Jumps
Sam Reynolds and the build crew get to work on the huge hip and step up jumps at Darkfest.
Ed Spratt    Mar 31, 2022
Video: The Huge Darkfest 2022 Build Begins Video: The Huge Darkfest 2022 Build Begins
The work begins on crafting this year's massive Darkfest course.
Ed Spratt    Mar 10, 2022
DarkFest to Officially Include Women for the First Time in 2022 DarkFest to Officially Include Women for the First Time in 2022
Vero Sandler, Casey Brown, Hannah Bergemann and more will head to South Africa for this year's event.
Pure Darkness    May 21, 2021
Video: Riders Check Out the Huge Darkfest Course Video: Riders Check Out the Huge Darkfest Course
Riders begin to arrive at Darkfest as the course build draws to a close.
Pure Darkness    May 15, 2021
Video: First Hits on the Massive Darkfest Step-Up Video: First Hits on the Massive Darkfest Step-Up
With just days until some of the world's best freeriders arrive on-site, Sam Reynolds, Clemens Kaudela and Ike Klaassen session the huge step-up.
Pure Darkness    May 10, 2021
Video: The 2021 Darkfest Build Continues & First Hits on the Huge Course Video: The 2021 Darkfest Build Continues & First Hits on the Huge Course
In less than a week 15 of the best freeriders will be taking on the massive Darkfest course.
Ed Spratt    May 3, 2021
Video: The Build Begins for Darkfest 2021 Video: The Build Begins for Darkfest 2021
Sam Reynolds arrives in South Africa to kick start the build for this year's Darkfest.
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Mar 11, 2020
Interview: CJ Selig on Being the Only Woman at DarkFest Interview: CJ Selig on Being the Only Woman at DarkFest
CJ Selig traveled down to South Africa with one goal in mind: hit the huge step-up on the Darkfest course.
O'Neal Racing    Mar 4, 2020
Video: A Minute of Matt MacDuff Highlights from Darkfest 2020 Video: A Minute of Matt MacDuff Highlights from Darkfest 2020
'After what I’ve seen and experienced I feel as if anything is possible.'
Eric Palmer    Feb 20, 2020
Photo Report: DarkFEST 2020 Photo Report: DarkFEST 2020
With some of the biggest jumps in Freeride DarkFest 2020 was always going to be wild.
Sarah Moore    Feb 19, 2020
Must Watch: Official Highlights from Darkfest 2020 Must Watch: Official Highlights from Darkfest 2020
An all-star cast of the world's best freeriders gathered in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 10, 2020
4 Bike Checks from DarkFest 2020 4 Bike Checks from DarkFest 2020
It takes some pretty special riders to hit the huge jumps at Darkfest, but it takes some pretty special bikes too. Here are four of our favourites from some Fest first timers to one of the founders of the whole series
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Feb 8, 2020
Video: Bienvenido Aguado Lands Tsunami Front Flip - DarkFest 2020 Video: Bienvenido Aguado Lands Tsunami Front Flip - DarkFest 2020
Bienvenido Aguados lands his second attempt at a Frontflip Tsunami on the huge step-up jump.
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Feb 6, 2020
Bike Check: Brendan Fairclough's Scott Gambler - Darkfest 2020 Bike Check: Brendan Fairclough's Scott Gambler - Darkfest 2020
Here's how Fairclough changes his bike between racing World Cup DH and a weekend of massive jumps.
Aidan Oliver    Feb 6, 2020
Social Round Up - Darkfest 2020: Going Huge Social Round Up - Darkfest 2020: Going Huge
Check out all the first hits from Brendan Fairclough, Nico Vink, Sam Reynolds, Clemens Kaudela, Kaos Seagrave and more.
Eric Palmer    Feb 4, 2020
Video: Final Touches & First Hits - Week 3 Build & Test Update from DarkFEST Video: Final Touches & First Hits - Week 3 Build & Test Update from DarkFEST
Some of the riders have started to arrive and have had their minds blown by how massive and perfect these jumps are.
Ed Spratt    Feb 3, 2020
Video: First Full Run at DarkFest 2020 Video: First Full Run at DarkFest 2020
Riders get the first opportunity to try every jump on the 2020 DarkFest course.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 31, 2020
Video: First Hits at Darkfest 2020 Video: First Hits at Darkfest 2020
The step-up gets resurrected and we get a look at the longest course in Fest history.
Eric Palmer    Jan 27, 2020
Video: Serious Progress - Week 2 Build Update from DarkFEST Video: Serious Progress - Week 2 Build Update from DarkFEST
The boys have been busy this week in South Africa and have made some serious progress.
Ed Spratt    Jan 23, 2020
Video: Building the Biggest Jumps in DarkFEST History Video: Building the Biggest Jumps in DarkFEST History
Sam Reynolds provides the latest update on the build progress for DarkFEST 2020 with the jumps looking bigger than ever before.
Eric Palmer    Jan 19, 2020
Video: DarkFEST Week 1 Build Update Video: DarkFEST Week 1 Build Update
Check out the latest progress from the DarkFEST build team.
Kenda Tire    Jan 18, 2020
Details & Rider List Announced for Darkfest 2020 Details & Rider List Announced for Darkfest 2020
The rider list includes some legendary DarkFEST veterans as well as some young guns.
Sam Reynolds    Jan 12, 2020
Video: First Day of Building the DarkFEST 2020 Course Video: First Day of Building the DarkFEST 2020 Course
The building crew arrive onsite for the first day of building.
Ed Spratt    Jan 2, 2020
Video: The History of Darkfest Video: The History of Darkfest
A look back at the history of Darkfest from its beginnings to the 2018 event.
Eric Palmer    Dec 26, 2019
Video: DarkFEST Set to Return for Huge Fourth Edition Video: DarkFEST Set to Return for Huge Fourth Edition
The party returns to the Hellsend Dirt Compound early next year.
James Smurthwaite    Mar 15, 2019
Video: The Jaw Dropping GoPro Highlights from DarkFEST Video: The Jaw Dropping GoPro Highlights from DarkFEST
Just when you thought the dust had settled from DarkFEST, GoPro blow up a storm with their wild highlights.
Eric Palmer    Feb 26, 2019
Photo Epic: DarkFEST 2019 Photo Epic: DarkFEST 2019
It was one for the books.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 8, 2019
Video: Adolf Silva Rides Out on the Side of a Jump at DarkFEST Video: Adolf Silva Rides Out on the Side of a Jump at DarkFEST
When you improvise a hip while 30 feet in the air plus other social media highlights from DarkFEST.
Eric Palmer    Feb 6, 2019
Video: 'This Step Up is One of the Most Unreal Jumps I've Ever Hit' - Week 3 Update from DarkFEST Video: 'This Step Up is One of the Most Unreal Jumps I've Ever Hit' - Week 3 Update from DarkFEST
Hear what Nicholi Rogatkin, Brendan Fairclough and Ethan Nell think about the DarkFEST course.
Eric Palmer    Jan 28, 2019
Video: Testing the Massive Trick Jump During Build Week 2 at DarkFEST Video: Testing the Massive Trick Jump During Build Week 2 at DarkFEST
The boys have been very busy giving the entire course a refresh and testing some of the features.
Eric Palmer    Jan 21, 2019
Video: Checking in on DarkFEST Build Week Video: Checking in on DarkFEST Build Week
Africa's biggest mtb jumps are starting to shape up with two new, huge features.
Eric Palmer    Jan 5, 2019
Video: DarkFEST Returns for 2019 Video: DarkFEST Returns for 2019
South African soaring to recommence in February with Sam Reynolds, Andreu Lacondeguy, Graham Agassiz and more
Eric Palmer    Jul 5, 2018
Video: Meet One of the Builders Behind the Incredible DarkFEST Jumps Video: Meet One of the Builders Behind the Incredible DarkFEST Jumps
Meet Clemens Kaudela, aka C-Dog, one of the builders behind DarkFEST. He's also a talented rider and threw down some huge tricks at the event this year!
Pure Darkness    Apr 11, 2018
The Darkumentary: An Evolution Of Darkfest - Video The Darkumentary: An Evolution Of Darkfest - Video
Get behind the scenes of 5 years of dirt, sweat and cheers with The Darkumentary. Follow Sam Reynold’s and his all time crew from the roots of Pure Darkness to DarkFEST and all the carnage in-between!
Pinkbike Staff    Mar 4, 2018
Must Watch: DarkFEST Official Highlights & Results - Video Must Watch: DarkFEST Official Highlights & Results - Video
Oh my god... this creation by Sam Reynolds and Clemens Kaudela is a damn masterpiece, and everyone absolutely sent it.
Pinkbike Staff    Feb 13, 2018
DarkFEST - The Grand Finale DarkFEST - The Grand Finale
Nicholi Rogatkin wins best trick with a cash roll and Sam Reynolds bags the Spank whip-off award over the 90-foot double!
Eric Palmer    Feb 8, 2018
DarkFEST - Week 4 Update: Riders Arrive & Testing - Video DarkFEST - Week 4 Update: Riders Arrive & Testing - Video
The riders are now testing the track's limits and pushing out of their comfort zones ahead of the big competition day.
Eric Palmer    Jan 31, 2018
DarkFEST – Week 3 Build Update DarkFEST – Week 3 Build Update
With a bit of rain, a lot of hard work and a day off, the guys have pretty much finished the DarkFEST build.
Eric Palmer    Jan 22, 2018
DarkFEST – Week 2 Build Update DarkFEST – Week 2 Build Update
Things look to be shaping up nicely during week two of the DarkFEST dig process. Just look at the size of those jumps!
Pinkbike Staff    Jan 16, 2018
DarkFEST – Week 1 Build Update – Video DarkFEST – Week 1 Build Update – Video
Nico Vink, Sam Reynolds and Clemens Kaudela attack the Franschhoek area with 3 massive diggers, to create the most gnarly course built to date.
Cameron Zink    Jul 11, 2017
Run It: Cam Zink at Darkfest - Video and Photo Epic Run It: Cam Zink at Darkfest - Video and Photo Epic
Watch the first full segment of Cam Zink and Taylor Sage’s new movie, “Run It!" from Darkfest in South Africa
Pure Darkness    Mar 30, 2017
Freeride Mayhem - DarkFest Highlights Video Freeride Mayhem - DarkFest Highlights Video
Massive jumps, huge hangtime, and big crashes from the Pure Darkness and Fest Series crews. We wouldn't expect anything less.
Pure Darkness    Mar 29, 2017
10 Bikes of DarkFest 10 Bikes of DarkFest
These bikes were built up with one purpose in mind - going big.
flag Spank Industries    Feb 10, 2017
DarkFEST Spank Mega Whip Contest DarkFEST Spank Mega Whip Contest
Live in South Africa and want to see the likes of Andreu Lacondeguy, Olly Wilkins, Cam Zink, Matt Macduff, Adolf Silva, Kurt Sorge, Aggy, and Nico Vink go head to head in a whip off? Head down to Garden Route Trail Park on 11 February for the spectator open day to see them in action.
Pure Darkness    Feb 9, 2017
DarkFEST Week 3: Shaping Up - Video DarkFEST Week 3: Shaping Up - Video
Andreu, Aggy, Zink and Sorge have arrived and next week's sessions are going to be banger.
Pure Darkness    Feb 2, 2017
DarkFEST Week 2: First Hits - Video DarkFEST Week 2: First Hits - Video
Blasting into week 2 and the build is getting serious. The boys are working overtime and things are starting to look incredible.
Pure Darkness    Jan 27, 2017
DarkFEST: The Build Has Begun - Video DarkFEST: The Build Has Begun - Video
The jumps at DarkFEST are turning out to be so big that even Nico Vink is nervous about hitting them...
Pure Darkness    Jan 19, 2017
DarkFEST is Coming - Teaser DarkFEST is Coming - Teaser
Sam Reynolds will lead out the 2017 FEST series in South Africa this February. Hellz yeah.

 
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