26TRIX Rider Line Up

June 4, 2015

What can visitors expect from this year’s edition of 26TRIX? Well, if history is anything to go by, then off-the-chart rotations and aerial maneuvers. Celebrating the tenth edition of this contest, former champions will return to Bikepark Leogang. Mixing up the pack is BMX legend Ryan Nyquist. The BMX dirt and park rider will swap in his 20” trick machine for a 26” mountain bike and will ride with the top dawgs. 

Rogatkin by Christoph Laue

Spectators can look forward to a heated competition, as Nicholi Rogatkin will try everything to defend 2014 victory. Will his signature tricks, the cashroll and the lawn dart front flip, be enough to stay ahead at this year’s event? It is scary to imagine what else he might have up his sleeve. We will all find out in Leogang. Former stars and 26TRIX champions will try to steal the win at this, particularly important contest because it is the tenth time Bikepark Leogang hosts the FMB Gold event. Combo King Thomas Genon for example won the contest in 2012, can he repeat his golden times? Ol’dawg Greg Watts was the first to throw down a double backflip in 2006, has he still got enough bangers in the bag to step it up? 

Genon by Wolisphoto

Short of losing another tooth, you can expect Sam Pilgrim to put everything on the line to repeat his 2009 victory. Fellow Brit Sam Reynolds has been chomping at the bit for years to win at 26TRIX. Last year, his bikeflip put him on the podium, but shy of first place. Maybe 2015 will be his year!

In 2014 the contest went from amazing to insane when Antoine Bizet nailed his double backflip nohand. When this Frenchman hits the dirt, it is anyone’s guess what he will bring to the table. 

Here is the riders line up for the tenth edition of 26TRIX:

Line up

While 26TRIX has proven to be the venue for debut tricks in mountain biking, many of them have been thrown around in the BMX scene for a while now. One athlete, Ryan Nyquist has probably already lost count! This BMX legend has decided to sign up for 26TRIX and swap in his 20” ride for a bigger 26″ bike. What will he ride in the pre-qualifying? What tricks will he put into his run? All will be revealed at pre-qualifying on June 11th at Bikepark Leogang, where also mad Russian Pavel Alekhin, German Patrick Schweika and young Swede Max Fredriksson will compete.

During the Out Of Bounds Festival, FMB riders will take some time off the bike to meet their fans. Greg Watts, Thomas Genon, Nicholi Rogatkin, Sam Pilgrim and Peter Henke will be signing autographs at the FMB World Tour booth on Saturday June 13th at 7:15pm.