BMX Freestyle made its Olympic debut in 2020—without genre-favorite Angie Marino. After missing an Olympic berth by just one point, and a chance visit to Whistler Bike Park for the first time, Angie found the mountain bike could be the vehicle to return “fun” back to riding again.
In 2020, everything shut down because of Covid. “We didn’t have any [BMX Freestyle] World Cups—we ended up only having a World Championship [to determine the Olympic team] and I ended up missing the Olympic spot by one point,” says Marino.
2022 Canyon SpectralFork:
Fox 36 Performance Elite Grip2Shock:
Fox Float DPS PerformanceDrivetrain:
Shimano XT, 32T x 10-51tWheels:
DT Swiss XM1700Tires:
Maxxis Minion DHR II, 27.5” x 2.4”Handlebar:
Canyon Iridium DropperSaddle:
Ergon SM10 Enduro Comp
“When I ride mountain bikes, I don’t have the pressure I feel that I do on a BMX bike,” says Marino. “Showing up to a place, riding, trying to rip down trails, it’s brought a lot of fun back to riding BMX, too."
Produced by: Heather Young
With support from: Canyon
Featuring: Angie Marino