At 40 Brian Lopes aims for XC glory. Could Lopes be a bridge between long-feuding gravity and XC factions? By Brice Minnigh Photography by Anthony Smith Brian Lopes might just be the most polarizing figure in all of mountain biking. People love to hate him, and the mere mention of... [more]
Oregon Enduro Series Kickoff in Bend
Bend, Oregon (June 3, 2012) Not a stranger to Enduro-style racing, Brian decided to give this past weekend's Oregon Enduro race a go by participating in the first race of the series hosted in the endless mountain bike trails of Bend. After a couple of practice runs Bike Co's Joe... [more]
America's Brian Lopes Third At World Cup Eliminator
La Bresse, France (May 18, 2012) After a disappointing result in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Rep. Brian set out with new determination to get redemption. Thankfully the course in La Bresse was better suited for his technical skills and explosive start making him a favorite. Below is the excerpt... [more]
King of The Castle: Brian Lopes
Monday, May 14th, 2012 It's not that often that we get to catch up with MTB greats; Brian has been in competition since he was a child and winning at virtually every discipline he has entered. With the pedigree that finds him having his own signature knee pads and becoming... [more]
UCI Changes Eliminator To Make It Lopes Proof
Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Rep. (May 12, 2012) Despite the obvious format race changes that handicapped him, Brian was excited to tackle the 2nd XC Eliminator in Czech Republic yesterday. But to his and his fans disappointment he was eliminated in the 1st round. As he was planning to... [more]
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (March 28, 2012) Early Saturday morning Lopes decided to take the drive out to Fontana and support the 2012 California Golden State Championship presented by his long time sponsor Kenda. With typical SoCal dry conditions, Brian loaded his Ibis Mojo SLR and signed up for the Men's... [more]
X-Fusion and Lopes Part 2
X-Fusion and Brian Lopes Part 2 from Devin Schmitt on Vimeo.... [more]
Anni was our greeter, companion, tail wagger, vacuum cleaner, shadow, comedian, fierce protector, our best friend, and our little girl. She battled cancer all the way to the end, but she was suffering and we had to finally let her go. She was the life of our house, always... [more]
Twice The Taking on Skinnies
Nov. 28, 2011 Lopes wins California State Cyclocross Championships for the 2nd consecutive year! While some of us were still coming out of our Turkey coma, this past Sunday Lopes decided to try his luck with some skinny tires on his IBIS at SoCal State Cyclocross Championship in the Men's... [more]
Brian sets a record in Llinars!
Brian was stoked to take the win today at the 20th Anniversary of the LIinars (Spain) DH Race by over 5 seconds. He became the 1st rider to ever come in go under 3min on the course. 2:59:9, barely. A heart-felt GRACIAS to the Misser Family for their hospitality. Check... [more]
Brian's Ibis Mojo SL-R
Words and Photos by Jason Sumner for BikeRadar Lopes piloted his ibis Mojo SL-R to a 12th place finish at BC Bike Race. Testament to the reputation of the BC Bike Race is the fact that this year's contestants included a seven-time grand tour finisher, Chann McRae, and arguably America's... [more]
Lopes rides his Whistler Crankworx Winning streak to Winter Park, CO!
Brian who took on the 1504 mile drive with co-Pilot/mechanic Joe Binatena (The Bike Co) from Whistler onto Winter Park, Colorado to compete in Cranworx Colorado , made the most of it, as his winning streak continued and he landed the coveted podium spot for both Dual Slalom and Air... [more]
Monday, July 25, 2011 Brian decided to bring his cross-country skills and back it with some DH speed at the Crankworxs Canadian Open Enduro 5-day stage. A strategy that paid off as he squeezed out some of the World's heavy hitters off the 1st place podium. Lopes clocked a combined... [more]
Crankworxs in Full effect: Check out Brian "giving it" at the Giant Slalom today.
Lopes passes the Crown on his 5-year Crankworxs Air DH Reign!
July 20, 2011 Whistler, BC- Just when you think the times can't get any faster, a new standard is set. Lopes went on today to break his 2010 time of 4:15 for the Crankworx.comAir DH, crossing the finish line at 4:14.28, earning him a commendable 2nd place. But today's podium... [more]
Lopes Wins the Fat Tire Crit at Crankworx!
July 16, 2011 Last night Crankworxs kicked-off their annual 10-day Whistler bike festival with the Fat Tire Criterium. Lopes feeling fit and strong having come off the BC Bike Race put on a show for the crowd that gathered around the Village, preserving his "winning" Crankworxs legacy with another first... [more]
Update #2: 2011 BC Bike Race
Monday, July 11, 2011 Under gorgeous blue skies with the picture perfect Whistler Mountains providing the backdrop, Saturday marked the final stage for the BC Bike Race. Lopes (Oakley/Ibis/ENVE/Kenda) flashed a high-wattage grin with arms in full stretch, as he greeted the finish line in the Olympic Plaza, his excitement... [more]