17-05-03
FOUR PODIUMS AT THE FIRST UCI DH WORLD CUP IN LOURDES!

FINN ILES TOOK THE WIN AND KAOS SEAGRAVE FINISHED 2ND IN JUNIOR MEN CATEGORY.

"I knew I could go faster for my final run because I lost a few seconds during the qualis at the bottom of the track (he was 3rd). Because of that, I started a little too fast and I almost crashed in the first corner! That scared me a bit, so I tried to be more focused and do a solid run. I’m very happy to take my first win in the rainbow jersey!" Explained Finn.
 
Kaos has plenty of reason to be happy as well, climbing up onto the box for the first time! Already second during the qualis, he maintained his position and now can’t wait to try and go one better at the next few rounds. 

TAHNEE SEAGRAVE WAS FASTEST IN THE QUALIS AND ENDED UP 3RD IN THE ELITE WOMEN FINALS

"For sure, I’m disappointed because I’ve never backed up a first place Quali result in a Final.  In all honesty, I don’t really like starting in last position and I know I have to work on that. My run was good but maybe I’m still not ready to beat Rachel Atherton. I used to watch her when I was a kid and I’m still so impressed to see her ride.” - Tahnee Seagrave

CONNOR FEARON, 5TH PLACE IN ELITE MEN

"Yeah 5th is pretty good for the beginning of the season! I'm a bit gutted that the last 11 guys didn't get to show what they were capable of because of the insane weather. It was way too wet to do any more than just make it down! Now that I’m 5th in the overall, my goal is to stay there for the rest of the season, and hopefully move up even higher during the next couple of races!” - Connor Fearon

LORIS VERGIER AND LOÏC BRUNI WENT TO HELL AND BACK! 

After the qualis, Loris was fastest with Loïc just behind in second. But towards the end of race day, a storm came in and ruined the chances of the top 15 qualifiers. Loïc and Loris had absolutely no chance to compete with the best times of the day.

“Honestly, before my run, my only goal was to stay on my bike. I tried to ride properly but it was way too insane! Either way it was fun, I’m in one piece and I have to be happy about that” said Loris.

“I tried to do a fast run to save some points for the overall but I quickly figured out that that was impossible! The track was way too dangerous and slippery. To be honest, I was scared, it was pretty gnarly” added Loïc. 
 
The next round takes place in Fort William, Scotland, on the 4th of June!

17-04-28
INTRODUCING THE 2017 FOX MTB GRAVITY TEAM

Fox Racing is proud to announce the 2017 Fox MTB Global Downhill Race Team. The new season brings a fresh mix of long time Fox riders ready to take the next step on the global stage combined with exciting new additions who bring both youth and experience to the team. The Fox DH team brings together riders from around the globe to compete in the 7 stops of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup series and the World Championships on the legendary track at Cairns, Australia.

 

The 2017 Global DH team consists of:

 

Loic Bruni (Specialized Gravity), Tahnee Seagrave (Transition/FMD), Connor Fearon (Team Kona), Loris Vergier (Santa Cruz Syndicate), Magnus Manson (Team Kona), Finn Iles (Specialized Gravity), Josh Button (Team Kona) Anthony Paulson (Team Kona), Joe Parfitt (Transition/FMD), Kaos Seagrave (Transition/FMD) Tegan Molloy (Team Kona) and Laurie Greenland (Mondraker).

 

“For 2017 our mix of riders is one of the most competitive teams we have ever fielded. Mike Redding (Global sports marketing manager) and Vincent Saccomani (Fox Europe sports marketing manager) have done an amazing job of putting together a group of athletes who are not only top level riders, but are also great ambassadors for the brand and for the sport of Mountain Biking. At an average age of 23 years old, we look forward to supporting these athletes and their teams now and in the future.”  – Dave Ahumada, Global Marketing Manager – FOX MTB.

17-04-28
INTRODUCING THE 2017 FOX MTB GLOBAL DOWNHILL RACE TEAM

Fox Racing is proud to announce the 2017 Fox MTB Global Downhill Race Team. The new season brings a fresh mix of long time Fox riders ready to take the next step on the global stage combined with exciting new additions who bring both youth and experience to the team. The Fox DH team brings together riders from around the globe to compete in the 7 stops of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup series and the World Championships on the legendary track at Cairns, Australia.

 

“For 2017 our mix of riders is one of the most competitive teams we have ever fielded. Mike Redding (Global sports marketing manager) and Vincent Saccomani (Fox Europe sports marketing manager) have done an amazing job of putting together a group of athletes who are not only top level riders, but are also great ambassadors for the brand and for the sport of Mountain Biking. At an average age of 23 years old, we look forward to supporting these athletes and their teams now and in the future.”
- Dave Ahumada, Global Marketing Manager – FOX MTB

 

Beginning this weekend (April 29-30) in Lourdes, France the team will be running the Pro Level Fox DH Race Kit including the proven Rampage Pro Carbon helmet; Flexair jersey, pant and glove and the all new Launch Pro D30 guards as they compete throughout the grueling 7 stop series.

 

The Team

  • Loic Bruni (Specialized Gravity)
  • Tahnee Seagrave (Transition/FMD)
  • Connor Fearon (Team Kona)
  • Loris Vergier (Santa Cruz Syndicate)
  • Magnus Manson (Team Kona)
  • Finn Iles (Specialized Gravity)
  • Josh Button (Team Kona)
  • Anthony Paulson (Team Kona)
  • Joe Parfitt (Transition/FMD)
  • Kaos Seagrave (Transition/FMD)
  • Tegan Molloy (Team Kona)
  • Laurie Greenland (Mondraker)
17-04-23
The 2017 Sea Otter Classic | Monterey CA

Fox changed things up this year at The Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. In the past, we set up in the tech expo row, but decided going with that grass roots feel sounded like it would be a good time. We drove the rig up and set up on the campgrounds above the raceway. Our main initiative was to open up our home to surrounding campers and host a viewing of our latest film, “Ride Your F#%king Bike!” We set up the BBQ, invited campers up to our site, chilled, grilled and watching the movie under the stars. We were stoked on the turnout of around 100 campers in attendance. Due to the World Cup and Fest Series going on the same weekend, we didn’t have as many athletes on site, but it was great having Mark Scott, Iago Garay, Bas Vansteenbergen, Kirt Voreis and Jackson Goldstone in attendance!

Mark Scott Santa Cruz Bike’s finished 5th in the Pro men enduro, and qualified for dual and was eliminated in the early rounds.

Iago Garay qualified for Dual Slalom and was knocked out mid rounds.

Kirt Voreis raced the downhill and pretty much just had fun doing whips at the top for the fans.

Bas Van Steenbergen raced the downhill and finished 6th.

Overall, it was a great weekend and we’re excited for next year!

 

Photos: Gordon Dooley

17-04-04
Ride Your F#%king Bike - The Movie. Powered By Chainsaw.

“Ride Your F#%king Bike – The Movie. Powered by Chainsaw.” Featuring Fox athletes Josh Bryceland, Josh Lewis, Kirt Voreis and other Fox teammates, the movie documents three weeks on the road with a wild crew up for anything. Filming kicked off at Fox Headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and continued north through Oregon and Washington before crossing the Canadian border and reaching Vancouver Island. The movie is dedicated to Stevie Smith, aka Chainsaw, a World Cup champion gravity athlete who unexpectedly passed away in May 2016.

Directed by Ryan Marcus

Produced by Mike Redding

Cinematography by Ricki Bedenbaugh, Cassidy Tillemans, Veesh, Ryan Marcus, Root One Productions

Edited by Ricki Bedenbaugh, Cassidy Tillemans, Veesh, Ryan Marcus

Colorist: Patrick Woodard

Motion Design: Blaine Birardi

Poster Illustration: El Gran Tocayo

Art Direction: Brent Waterworth

Graphic Design: Troy Smits

Narration: Dave White

Narration Written by Marissa Stokes and Kirt Voreis

Music Supervision: Lory Vincent, Tim Scanlin, Daniel Hall

Support: Ed Chavez and Ryan Perkins