X Games just introduced a new discipline in its online video contest series. With RealMTB, six of the best bike athletes from all over the world will get the chance to fight for the X Games gold medal. In 90 second video clips, the riders have to give it all and step out of their comfort zone in order to win. The clips are going to debut on Xgames.com in April.
In addition, a 60minute RealMTB episode for each rider, coming with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, as well as the medal awarding, will be aired on ESPN2 at the same time. The field of riders brings a great variety of riding styles. From the classic Freeride approach of Cam Zink or top of the game Slopestyle tricks by Brandon Semenuk to the only Trials rider in the X Games roster, Danny MacAskill, who already amazed billions of fans online with his precise tricks. The roster is being clompeted by Veronique Sandler, DJ Brandt and Brage Vestavik. As any of the riders has the set of skills for a winning video, this competition promises huge tricks, high paced action and technical lines.
Photos by Ale di Lullo/Dave Mackinson.