20 November 2017

iXS Downhill Cup - 2018

Finally it is here: the race calendar of the iXS Downhill Cup Series and the Specialized Rookies Cup 2018! There are 20 different races on the agenda this upcoming season and with the dates, we also introduce a huge change in the iXS Downhill Cup’s structure! Is it November already? You know what that means, right? It is time to announce the dates for the upcoming iXS Downhill season. So...
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16 November 2017

Hans Rey - Riding Life

Hans Rey is touring his ‘Riding Life’ talk to UK theatres, 1 - 25 November Hans Rey, the former World Champion, pioneer of Freeride, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and mountain bike adventurer, will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career and show you some of the best trails and destinations worldwide. Covering his early riding days in Germany, the mountain...
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29 September 2017

Thommy G

iXS Athlete Thomas Genon is one of the most stylish sopestyle athletes out there. However even the steezyand versatile Belgian is not immune to injury and a broken foot at the beginning of the year cost him quite some time on the bike. The 2015 FMB World Champion made good use of the time off his two wheels and got creative. Tommy G came up with a few ideas, which he soon put into action as...
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05 April 2017

FEEL GOOD. DO GOOD.

RACE 7.1 JERSEY Sustainable race apparel that makes a difference. Inspired and driven by the experience, passion and precision of our athletes and ambassadors, the iXS Race World cup Edition is made for ambitious DH & Enduro Athletes who’s live is committed to the race against the Clock. The World-Cup Edition Kit with a Race-Short, a Race-Pant and a Longsleeve-Jersey come with a...
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27 January 2017

DI.Award 2017

Newly launched products Xact helmet, Carve upper protective Jersey and Flow upper protective Vest have been awarded with the industry Design & Innovation Award 2017. A massive boon for the protector market, the iXS Carve Upper Protective Jersey is so comfortable and unobtrusive that you virtually forget you’re wearing it while riding! This high level of comfort has been achieved...
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07 December 2016

Rachel wins Athlete of the Year

Athlete of the Year Winner In less time than it takes to read this article, a World Cup downhill racer will have sprinted from a mountain-top starting gate, burned through every watt of energy a body could hold, negotiated a sinister fall-line trail of earth, wood, water and stone, burst under the finish-line timing display, and looked over his or her shoulder - hoping for green. Most will see...
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17 November 2016

History of the iXS Downhill Cup Series

Every time one talks about Downhill races in German speaking countries, this almost automatically leads to the mention of iXS. But how exactly did the name and the race series spread from Switzerland to most parts of Europe in a rather short time? If you take a closer look, this really is a remarkable and interesting story of success. ‚Äč iXS Swiss Downhill Cup - The Beginnings In...
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07 October 2016

The Earthball Riders challenge

Earthball Riders Foundation launched to encourage responsible production and challenge manufacturing practices in the bicycle industry. Initiated by manufacturers and producers SPANK Industries and iXS the sports division, the Earthball Rider Foundation is fast attracting distributors, brands and riders alike in support of opening dialogue on the subject. “Carbon fiber and textiles...
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03 October 2016

Introducing the Trail XC Helmet

The ideal companion on trail & XC tours. The Trail XC provides protection with Inmould technology in which the helmet is directly connected with the absorbing EPS material. The high number of ventilation openings, as well as the placement angles and integrated channels provide lots of air circulation and the best cooling. The vertically and horizontally adjustable two-component...
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12 September 2016

Rachel takes the 2016 World Championship

iXS athlete Rachel Atherton takes the 2016 World Championships in Val di Sole, and it’s a great one! Tracy Hannah on iXS helmet makes it onto bronce! It’s the perfect end to the perfect season and Rachels fifth World Championship! In a break from World Cup traditions World Champs doesn’t feature a qualifying round so riders take to the hill in reverse...
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