DarkFEST 2019: The Bikes

Above the sleepy town of Pniel just outside Stellenbosch, the boundaries of freeride mountain bike have been pushed to new levels this week at DarkFEST 2019. Back in 2016 when we first took a look at the bikes ridden at Pure Darkness 3 (the pioneer series to the DarkFEST events), it was mainly a selection short travel slopestyle bikes. But since embracing the Fest Series banner, it's been all about the big rig downhill bikes.

Graham Agassiz's Evil Insurgent Park Bike


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Adolf Silva's YT TUES


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Nico Vink's Scott Gambler


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Nicholi Ragtkin's Specialized Demo 8


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Andreu Lacondeguy's YT TUES


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Ike Klassen's Santa Cruz V10


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Ethan Nell's YT TUES


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Mads Haugen's Commencal Furios


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Jordie Lunn's YT TUES


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Theo Erlangsen's YT TUES


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10 Comments

Odinson, Feb 12 2019 05:08

So. Many. Tueses!

Simon123, Feb 12 2019 06:59

Well, it is Tuesday today, so why not many Tues? 

matthieup, Feb 12 2019 08:07

thanks to Eskom I have my own darkfest :(

MarcBurger, Feb 13 2019 06:56

Tuesees? Teusen? Teuseses..

The coverage of Darkfest has been absolute crap. Had to scour the net for spectator clips basically

I'm sure a rad video compilation or 2 will pop up soon.

Brick_Top, Feb 13 2019 07:20

How old is Ike Klaasen?

 

Please could we post pictures of the whip-off    :clap:

Spoke101, Feb 13 2019 08:24

How old is Ike Klaasen?

 

Please could we post pictures of the whip-off    :clap:

 

15 if I remember.

Brick_Top, Feb 13 2019 09:21

15 if I remember.

 Unreal!! 15 and sending some the biggest jumps on planet earth :thumbup:

MarcBurger, Feb 13 2019 09:45

Serious old man envy here.

I'll stick to my belief that his bones are still flexible and common sense hasn't kicked in yet, so he can do anything.

 

But really, that's nuts! Can't wait to see what's in store for some of the new (to me) faces.

Nick, Feb 13 2019 01:15

Tuesees? Teusen? Teuseses..

The coverage of Darkfest has been absolute crap. Had to scour the net for spectator clips basically

I'm sure a rad video compilation or 2 will pop up soon.

 

The full highlights video should be released next week.

ALLRIDE, Feb 18 2019 09:26

Tuesees? Teusen? Teuseses..

The coverage of Darkfest has been absolute crap. Had to scour the net for spectator clips basically

I'm sure a rad video compilation or 2 will pop up soon.

Hey Marc, check out our channel. We shot a course preview as well as a segment from on the day action. https://www.youtube....b3e9cg9YXchP0HQ