@brianlopes - Brian Lopes

4x MTB World Champ / 6x MTB World Cup Champ / 9x MTB Ntl Champ / MTB & BMX hall of Famer / Author Mastering MTB Skills / Coach /
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Another weekend behind us.  They fly by too fast these days but looking ahead to a productive week.  Off to Santa Cruz with @thebikecompany tonight to visit the crew @ibiscycles for a little something new they have cooking.
#motivationmonday cred. @shreddyshots
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Another weekend behind us. They fly by too fast these days but looking ahead to a productive week. Off to Santa Cruz with @thebikecompany tonight to visit the crew @ibiscycles for a little something new they have cooking. #motivationmonday cred. @s

Love being able to show my creative side with unique lines like this.  As a racer my entire life I always rode the course in front of me, whether it was fun or crap.  I just had to make the best of it.  Now I’m fortunate enough to open my mind and look for lines to ride anywhere & everywhere.  It’s a different approach & look at how I spent my life on a bike, but I love the change #turndowntuesday by  @shreddyshots
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Love being able to show my creative side with unique lines like this. As a racer my entire life I always rode the course in front of me, whether it was fun or crap. I just had to make the best of it. Now I’m fortunate enough to open my mind and lo

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@belaeykenny Keep exploring man

Just trying to get use to the mud again as it’s been a while.  And new @xfusionshox suspension & this LG @ibiscycles RipMo & these @kendamtb 2.4 Hellkat tires.  So far I’m loving all these changes.  Only thing I don’t like about the mud is the clean up, thankfully @andrewtaylormtb is going to take care of that for me 
p/c @gopro
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Just trying to get use to the mud again as it’s been a while. And new @xfusionshox suspension & this LG @ibiscycles RipMo & these @kendamtb 2.4 Hellkat tires. So far I’m loving all these changes. Only thing I don’t like about the mud is the clean

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Bike #2 for 2019 & she looks so  Could be one of the best looking bikes I’ve ever had.  What do you think?  Shall I break her in up in Santa Cruz this week where there’s some mud? 
-LG @ibiscycles #ripmo #29r
-New @rideshimano #xtr12speed w/ 11/51 cluster, 32t front ring, 180mm rotors, 4 piston xtr trail brakes, 175mm xtr cranks
-170mm @xfusionshox #trace36 fork & Xfusion 150mm dropper
-Ibis carbon 935 hoops on @industry_nine #hydrahubs -2.6 F Hellkat, 2.4 R Nevegal2 @kendamtb tread
-Custom compound @odi elite motion lock on grips
-760mm wide, 35mm diameter @renthal 20mm rise carbon lite bars mounted to their apex 33mm length stem.
- @chriskingbuzz headset
-12cm Ergowave 611 @sqlab saddle
- Built by @thebikecompany -Ridden by ME
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Bike #2 for 2019 & she looks so Could be one of the best looking bikes I’ve ever had. What do you think? Shall I break her in up in Santa Cruz this week where there’s some mud? -LG @ibiscycles #ripmo #29r -New @rideshimano #xtr12speed w/ 11/51 cl

Beginning to feel like the weather we are use to here in sunny So Cal... Get out and enjoy the weather.  Oh, & that #superbloom2019 
How about that new @assos_usa kit & @lazersportna Coyote helmet?  #downforit #superbloom @shreddyshots
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Beginning to feel like the weather we are use to here in sunny So Cal... Get out and enjoy the weather. Oh, & that #superbloom2019 How about that new @assos_usa kit & @lazersportna Coyote helmet? #downforit #superbloom @shreddyshots

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@jeremymcgrath Bad ass shot @brianlopes 🏆

#fbf to the days when I was racing World Cup DH.  How about the @rideshimano airlines shifting?  Shimano has been making rad parts for decades.  Who’s ready for the WC DH season to kick off? 
#oldschooldownhill #flatpedals #shimanoairlines
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#fbf to the days when I was racing World Cup DH. How about the @rideshimano airlines shifting? Shimano has been making rad parts for decades. Who’s ready for the WC DH season to kick off? #oldschooldownhill #flatpedals #shimanoairlines

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First new bike build of the year & she got some serious upgrades.  Thanks for the build @thebikecompany  Here’s the run down... -LG @ibiscycles HD4 -new 12spd @rideshimano xtr is ridiculous Not only the shifting, but the 4piston brakes... so badass
-Ibis carbon hoops 30mm internal diameter built on the new @industry_nine #hydra hubs.  Amazed by the engagement, sound, & beauty of these.
-new @kendamtb Hellkat AGC’s 2.6 up front, 2.4 in rear
-sweep boost 160mm @xfusionshox fork & 150mm dropper
-760mm Fatbar Lite Carbon @renthal_cycling bars, matched to their Apex 33mm length stem
-grips are of course @odigrips elite lock ons in custom extra soft compound
-is there even another headset option? @chriskingbuzz -ass is happy this year planted to this @sqlab saddle with ergowave technology
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First new bike build of the year & she got some serious upgrades. Thanks for the build @thebikecompany Here’s the run down... -LG @ibiscycles HD4 -new 12spd @rideshimano xtr is ridiculous Not only the shifting, but the 4piston brakes... so badass -

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@jeremymcgrath Looking pretty factory 👍🏻 @brianlopes

@tjlavin Bring it over haha

More from the #superbloom2019 & @shreddyshots  Some scouting, building, & quick work from all my great sponsors made this shoot happen.  Thanks @assosofswitzerland & @assos_usa for rushing this new blue trail jersey to me from europe.  I knew it would pop in the sea of orange.  #manualmonday #motivationmonday
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More from the #superbloom2019 & @shreddyshots Some scouting, building, & quick work from all my great sponsors made this shoot happen. Thanks @assosofswitzerland & @assos_usa for rushing this new blue trail jersey to me from europe. I knew it woul

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@jeremymcgrath Nice call on the red hubs to match the helmet. Always the style master 👊🏻 @brianlopes

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Was having a lot of fun on this trail until I brain farted & went OTB.  It happens to all of us, thankfully I’m OK & @pinkerton.ryan & I got another lap in that was clean, ending the day with some fun intervals... those were fun right Ryan? @gopro #hero7black
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Was having a lot of fun on this trail until I brain farted & went OTB. It happens to all of us, thankfully I’m OK & @pinkerton.ryan & I got another lap in that was clean, ending the day with some fun intervals... those were fun right Ryan? @gopro #h

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@hansnowayrey Keep your eyes on the trail

Orange-Carrot-Ginger @healthade kombucha living it up in a sea of orange poppies.  Exploring new beautiful places is what keeps me motivated for life’s adventures.  Orange is the color this month, so figured it was only fitting to bring this flavor along  #followyourgut #superbloom
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Orange-Carrot-Ginger @healthade kombucha living it up in a sea of orange poppies. Exploring new beautiful places is what keeps me motivated for life’s adventures. Orange is the color this month, so figured it was only fitting to bring this flavor a

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@coleseely So artsy

@stevepeat #placebo

I’ve had a lot of great sponsors over the years, but only @kendamtb has believed in me enough to develop 2 signature products throughout my years of racing & I’m happy to announce our partnership is firing back up.  Their new casings, patterns, & compounds are  Just look at that rear #HellkatPro grip.  Thanks #kendamtb for the support & looking forward to putting this brand back on top.  #kendacomeback  1st person that can name my 2 signature tires from the past & what the names meant will get a free set of new Kenda rubber.
cred. @shreddyshots #carvingturns #tabletoptuesday
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I’ve had a lot of great sponsors over the years, but only @kendamtb has believed in me enough to develop 2 signature products throughout my years of racing & I’m happy to announce our partnership is firing back up. Their new casings, patterns, & com

Don’t miss this #superbloom people.  It’s a sight you won’t want to miss.  Thanks to Chris @sourcefilms8k for bringing out the big toys to capture the beauty in the hills.  #motivationmonday #8k #redcinema #superbloom2019
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Don’t miss this #superbloom people. It’s a sight you won’t want to miss. Thanks to Chris @sourcefilms8k for bringing out the big toys to capture the beauty in the hills. #motivationmonday #8k #redcinema #superbloom2019

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@mikeescamilla So rad

@abekislevitz Amazing !

Suns out... where your protection.  New @gformprotects #prox2 pads serving double duties for days like this & available today online and at your favorite retailers.
cred @shreddyshots #gform #bermblasting #mtbing
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Suns out... where your protection. New @gformprotects #prox2 pads serving double duties for days like this & available today online and at your favorite retailers. cred @shreddyshots #gform #bermblasting #mtbing

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@richie_rude1 Guns out 🔫

While everyone was stressing over IG not working yesterday @jonsjungle & I were relaxing in the hills doing what we love to do.  And between the #capoppies & the new @husqvarnamotorcyclesusa #tx300 everything was perfect.
#superbloom2019 #hero7black
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While everyone was stressing over IG not working yesterday @jonsjungle & I were relaxing in the hills doing what we love to do. And between the #capoppies & the new @husqvarnamotorcyclesusa #tx300 everything was perfect. #superbloom2019 #hero7black

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@jeremymcgrath I love those poppies! 👊🏻

Amazing how the rain can make our hills so much more beautiful.  Thanks for following me with the @gopro yesterday @caliboca 
@xfusionshox @assosofswitzerland @assos_usa
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Amazing how the rain can make our hills so much more beautiful. Thanks for following me with the @gopro yesterday @caliboca @xfusionshox @assosofswitzerland @assos_usa

ALAWAYS keep the @gopro recording as u never know what you’ll capture... @beckjesse said he liked challenging sections, so I took him on one of @coltonhaaker ‘s loops.  Good thing Jesse & his bike are built tough . Jesse was a top expert XC racer in the early 90’s when I met him & I love riding bikes and moto with him, @davewonderly & @iravick04 , all badasses on two wheels.  3 solid guys I can always trust and count on for any adventure.  When u go to some of the places we go, your crew has to be solid or it can be dangerous and turn a good trip bad.  Thanks for making life’s adventures fun, memorable, and as safe as they can be boys & look forward to many more. 
Oh, and on a separate note, the hills were glowing with color today. Orange and purple flowers, bright green grass, and chocolate loam dirt.  When are we going again? -
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ALAWAYS keep the @gopro recording as u never know what you’ll capture... @beckjesse said he liked challenging sections, so I took him on one of @coltonhaaker ‘s loops. Good thing Jesse & his bike are built tough . Jesse was a top expert XC racer in

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@belaeykenny @brianlopes true... let him crash then 😁

@homerodiaz87 Let’s have an HomeroDiazEnduroAcademy!!! 👍👍👍

Excited the suns out, the weekend is nearly here, & that the new #ASSOSTrail line is finally available.  Click the link in my bio to see what are hands down, the most comfortable line of #MTB trail apparel you’ll have ever tried.
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cred. @shreddyshots
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Excited the suns out, the weekend is nearly here, & that the new #assostrail line is finally available. Click the link in my bio to see what are hands down, the most comfortable line of #mtb trail apparel you’ll have ever tried. - - - @assos_usa @as

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@hansnowayrey Great shot

#tbt to 2007 when I went to the Philippines to race DH on the new @ibiscycles mojo.  Had a great time visiting this country two times.  Some amazing landscape that included rad jungles, beaches, & islands.  And can’t forget falling in love with mangoes here.  They make mango everything & haven’t found any as good ever since.  And last but not least were the people.  So friendly, welcoming, and fun to hang with.  If you ever get a chance to visit the Philippines, I highly recommend it.  Thanks to all who made the trip so memorable. 
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#tbt to 2007 when I went to the Philippines to race DH on the new @ibiscycles mojo. Had a great time visiting this country two times. Some amazing landscape that included rad jungles, beaches, & islands. And can’t forget falling in love with mango