► The Evolution of the Mountain Bike with Darren Berrecloth
Darren Berrecloth almost single-handedly changed the direction of freeride mountain biking when he showed up at Red Bull Rampage in 2002. The Claw’s ability to fuse BMX style tricks into big mountain lines showed the rest of us what was possible, and gave us all insight into the future of freeride mountain biking.
But, it hasn’t always been big drops and shredding gnarly trails. The rigged frame and lack of suspension in the early mountain bikes made it difficult do much more than go straight. Over the years, the evolution of the modern mountain bike has opened the doors to a vast landscape of new terrain, and the progression of the sport has been unstoppable since.
To celebrate the evolution of the cycle, Darren Berrecloth shreds some of BC’s finest and explains why he fell in love with going really fast down a mountain on two wheels.