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Mountain bike videos seem to get better every year, a trend that continued in 2021 even as TikTok threatened the raison d’être of any “content” longer than a few seconds and with any more production value than the phone in your pocket. Somehow, as the world struggled for normalcy and craved distraction, the camera-carrying heroes of our little industry stepped up and delivered an incredible flow of films that entertained and inspired.
In no particular order, here are our favorite videos of 2021.
A celebration of progression, fandom and the joy of two wheels with snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg.
A masterfully-shot ode to home, friends, bikes, bears and cinema.
Style speaks louder than words.
Like one shot, but better because there are eight shots?
A beautifully self-shot exploration of purpose (and the Alps) with Louis Citadelle.
Two of BC’s best.
Another delightful installment of two-wheeled tourism from Kilian Bron.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Semenuk entry, and REALM was a classic release from the GOAT.
Deep, dark, dank and dope from Volokhov and Liam Mullany.
Brilliance from the brains of MacDuff and Brody Jones.
A deeper look into the creative character that helped lead a banner year for women’s freeride.
Simply fun from one of the best riders to watch.
A finely-crafted look at the process behind a finely-crafted trail.
Dark, hard-hitting wow.
Something different, dripping with place and feeling.
Our sport may be young, but our bikes trace a much longer shadow of human history.
A name to remember. Plus Mind Spark Cinema.
Brook’s comeback is a simply incredible story.
There is no joy like that of a trail dog. If you want to smile, click play.
So creative, committed and cool. BMXers seem to have a knack for doing or sport best…
We’re eagerly awaiting our invite to join this crew.
Bas with his own very unique take on a classic zone.
Blenki gets out there to find us the nugs.
An entertaining and enlightening look at some of the hands behind Kamloops’ classic lines.
Because what would this list be without some racing, and some Clay Porter. Honest documentary from two of the best at what they do.
There you have it, our favorite videos of 2021. Thanks for watching and riding along with us this year.