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Return of the goat king. Timo Pritzel exploring Saalbach’s most rugged enduro trails

Friday, April 8th, 2016

“What does a man get alongside the luxury title of ‘Goat King’? A very appropriate living, breathing, bleating, four-legged goat for a prize. Having graciously accepted the miniature beast at the podium, Timo Pritzel had the foresight to realise that farm animals of the Austrian mountains and city life in central Berlin are not the most sensible of blends. With that in mind, however soul-crushing, the decision to leave this furry little bundle of joy behind was made. Although Timo returned the next few seasons to compete, contact was lost and his ‘kid’, if you will, long forgotten. That is until he got the call from an old friend and resort ambassador Tibor Simai – did he want to explore Saalbach’s most rugged enduro trails and sample some of the backcountry beyond the bike park?”

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Josh Perry back after surgery

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Welcome back riding Josh Perry! 4 months and one 1 week after ACL reconstructive surgery, Josh rides with his CTI knee brace for the first 2 times. He was accompanied by BMX legend, Duncan Gore, as well as David Goodall and Greenville, NC locals, Mike Hoffman and Joseph Lee. Acting according to Dave Mirra’s wise words: “If you do your homework, the test is easy”, Josh  worked his ass off 2 months prior to surgery, and took care about his nutrition and fitness to be back riding earlier than the norm.

Three podiums in a row for Renton Millar

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Huge respect and congrats to our longtime skate team rider Renton Millar who just won the Australian Open, The Australian Championships and came 3rd at Bondi Bowlarama. Three podiums in a row –  we couldn’t be more proud!

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Right where he belongs! Sam Pilgrim now rides in TSG Apparel.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016


Sam Pilgrim had been wearing TSG helmets even before he was promoted to the pro team in 2007. The year 2016 marks a new milestone in our collaboration: From now on, Sam Pilgrim will ride in TSG Apparel. He finally arrived right where he belongs. Sam Pilgrim stands for the brand TSG like no other and is one of the brand’s most important ambassadors.

„I’ve ridden with TSG protection since i started biking and I’ve been on the team since 2007, so when the chance came to ride for TSG apparel as well I couldn’t turn it down. I’m excited for everyone to see the new range of clothing and I’m stoked I get to wear them! Thanks for this cool opportunity guys!!!“ states Sam Pilgrim.

Sam joins Timo Pritzel who has been an ambassador since the launch of TSG Apparel, and Amir Kabbani who started riding with TSG Apparel a year later.

Welcome to the BMX team Josh Perry

Thursday, February 4th, 2016


From now on, BMX pro Josh Perry will use TSG helmets and protection.

Josh is well-versed in the field of safety and protection. When he was 21, Josh was diagnosed with a brain tumor that had spread over large parts of the left side of his brain. That day abruptly ended his “normal” life as a BMX pro. The tumor was removed during a seven-hour operation, returned twice, and was the decisive factor in Josh questioning and realigning his life. His main focus remains on food. When Josh changed his eating habits he realized how much energy and self-healing is possible with the right diet. Today, Josh is a certified holistic health coach who helps others discover the benefits of proper eating habits and learn a positive outlook on our life in general and reaching our goals in particular.

Even during those times of hardship, Josh also pushed his BMX career. His passion for BMX helped him focus and build the energy and determination to overcome his illness.

Nowadays, Josh combines his love for BMX and his passion for health care and dietary habits on his blog

In early January, Josh released his latest video full of new tricks on Ride BMX, which he had produced in record time right before a pending knee surgery. He still has to rest for another six weeks before being able to give it his 100% again. Watch video here:

Come Along with Amir Kabbani

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Come Along with Amir Kabbani to the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Canada where he spent an amazing time with the BC-local Reece Wallace on their bikes. Surrounded by stunning mother nature, they shred some of the most unique bikepark trails out there.

Thomas Genon is the FMB World Tour Champion 2015

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015


Thomas Genon is your 2015 FMB World Tour Champion! Another TSG rider claims the title after Sam Pilgrim did in 2013. We couldn’t be more proud and stoked for Thomas! CONGRATULATION!



Ramon Hunziker rides the Alps

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

This summer for sure wasn’t the best one for Ramon Hunziker`s project Rider the Alps. Rain and snow in alternation; but the rare tiny time gaps in between were ideally used to produce the 2nd episode of Ride the Alps. Once again Ramon Hunziker proves that he is a dedicated big mountain rider who prefers a craggy rock scenery up in the sky to a common trail.

Thomas Genon wins the golden shovel at Hall of Dirt

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

 TSG’s “la Frite” Thomas Genon nailed the premiere of Hall of Dirt in Stuttgart last weekend. After his glorious victory with his team mates from Team France 1 at the Hall of Nations Cup on Saturday, he also took home the win of the FMB World Tour Silver Event on Sunday. He shared the podium with Antoine Bizet and the young shredder Torquato Testa.

Saturday was show time in Stuttgart. At the Hall of Dirt Nations Cup 9 teams consisting of 3 riders took the chance and represented their country. Every crew dropped in one after the other as a train supported by the cheering crowd. At the end Team Canada 2 as well as Team France 1 ruled the first 2 rounds and competed head to head in the final round. Louis Reboul, Mehdi Gani and Thomas Genon impressed with their tight runs and their opposite 360s at the last jump. The judges awarded them with a well-deserved victory score!

The trick level was high which meant: those who didn’t spill the beans at the main competition couldn’t make it into the finals. Antoine Bizet impressed from the very beginning: in his first run the Frenchman gained the lead with a huge double backflip. TSG’s Patrick Leitner and Sam Reynolds increased their performance from run to run, but couldn’t beat Bizet’s high score.

Only Thomas Genon could beat Bizet’s advanced performance. He showed perfectly executed tricks with maximum amplitude and a great variety. His truck driver, 360 table, double downside whip and a decade brought him an incredible score of 95.67 points and the first victory at the Hall of Dirt.

Felicitation Thomas!



1 Genon Thomas BEL  95.67

2 Bizet Antoine FRA  94.33

3 Testa Torquato ITA  90.00

4 Reynolds Sam GBR  88.67

5 Leitner Patrick AUT  87.67

6 Reboul Louis FRA  81.33

7 Zejda Tomas CZE  78.00

8 Van Steenbergen Tom CAN  74.67

9 Knopf Lukas GER  71.67

10 Henke Peter GER  61.67

11 Jones Matt GBR  40.00

12 Godziek Szymon POL  20.00

Iouri Podladtchikov wins Halfpipe Gold in Sochi

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

If you ever wondered why we haven’t been announcing so far that Iouri Podladtchikov won the Olympic Games in Halfpipe it is because of the rule 40 of the Olympic Charter that didn’t allow us to do so until today.

So now today we ANNOUNCE it even LOUDER: CONGRATS IPOD! It was amazing and a roller-coaster watching halfpipe qualies and finals. And at the end you made it!!!

After a long day filled with many ups and downs, TSG ripper Iouri Podladtchikov claimed the Olympic halfpipe gold medal, upseating Shaun White from his 8 year reign. 2nd and 3rd place were both taken by Japanese riders – 15 year old Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka.

It was young Ayumu Hirano who took the lead early on and Shaun White messed up his first run. Iouri seemed much more in tune with the pipe this evening compared to this morning, blasting one hell of a second run to post a score of 94.75. His run started off with a massive backside air before a floaty frontside 5, double mctwist 1260, frontside 1080 and cab double 1440 – his famed ‘Yolo’ flip. It was all executed clean and the judges seemed down with his amplitude and the fact that he stomped a trick that he and only one other person in the world can do. Iouri took 1st place with that score.
Japan’s Taku Hiraoka and Ayumu Hiranoi both also had great second runs but couldn’t reach Iouri`s top score. And Shaun unable to put down a first run, incredibly crumbled under the pressure of the second.

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