We record downhill and enduro racing history
Real-life paper books are beautiful things, and holding one in your hands is an experience that the fanciest of iPads can’t replicate – like riding your bike on your home trainer is not the same as being outdoors on your mountain bike. Sure, you are spinning your legs and getting a sweat, but you can’t smell the damp moss or feel the wind against your face while you meander your way down that magnificent hazel ribbon of dirt.
The delicious smell of a new book – a mix of fresh ink, paper and glue – or the smooth texture of glossy pages, the sound of flicking through them, or the excitement of discovering stunning images and enthralling stories is something you cannot reproduce with online media. That’s one of the many reasons we love making books (to be precise: mountain biking books). In a digital world of ever-shortening attention spans and fleeting content, books still have their place, mind you, a significant one.
We started producing our MTB yearbooks, ‘Hurly Burly – Downhill Yearbook’ and ‘The World Stage – Enduro World Series Yearbook,’ mainly to record MTB’s downhill and enduro racing history. Until then, there was no definitive record of what went on in the DH World Cup, DH Championships and Enduro World Series (EWS) events other than scattered race reports and results all over the web. Today, you can find everything you’ll need to know (and more) in our downhill and enduro races yearbooks.
Beyond race results, we share the stoke, elation and riveting ambience in MTB racing. Our mountain biking yearbooks are packed with high-quality photography, powerful storytelling and creative design. We assemble MTB’s best photographers, writers, editors and designers to produce exclusive and lasting content.
Hurly Burly, now in its 6th edition, is the most comprehensive reporting of the UCI Downhill World Cup series and UCI Downhill World Championships. Our 276 pages of premium 130gsm silk-finish FSC-certified paper bring you all the nail-biting action of the 2022 DH season, including complete reports of each race, stunning photography, key facts and figures of each venue’s track, race results and fascinating features.
The World Stage, now in its 5th edition, is the most complete review of the Enduro World Series. Get all the adventure, grit and breathtaking scenery of the 2022 EWS in 260 pages of premium 130gsm silk-finish FSC-certified paper, including spectacular photography, detailed race reports, EWS and EWS-E results, opinion pieces and photo essays.
By getting our mountain biking yearbooks, you will be getting:
Our books are made by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. By buying them, you will support the work of independent photographers, writers, designers and publishers.
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