2021 was a brilliant year for new mountain bike videos, Kriss Kyle swapped his BMX for an MTB in the woods, Matt Jones tried three new world-first tricks, and Brandon Semenuk released yet another mesmerizingly smooth slopestyle video. Which would make your top five from this year?

00:00 Kriss Kyle - Out Of Season https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sha8...

02:06 Matt Jones - Design & Conquer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W81AS...

04:21 Brandon Semenuk - Realm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5kQ0...

06:25 Tom Oehler Rides The Dolomites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lGiN...

08:35 Tomomi Nishikubo's Pentathlon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II4Sb...

Which one is your favorite?

Who is Kriss Kyle?
Scottish BMX ripper Kriss Kyle is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and innovative comp and video part riders on the scene today.

Kriss has been on a BMX since the age of 10, ripping around his family hometown of Stranraer, Scotland. It's always been his dream to become a pro BMX athlete.

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His first major competition win came at The Transgression Skatepark Jam in 2008 and soon after, Kriss became a resident at Unit 23, one of the largest skate and BMX indoor parks in the UK.

The opportunity for him to own the park - and all the lines in it - has seen a huge and rapid increase in his riding ability. Kriss is, without doubt, one of the most exciting riders in the world, and his profile as one of the most energetic and electrifying park riders globally has earned him some significant air time.

In 2012, he made his mark competing in the prestigious Simple Session event in Estonia, as well as grinding it with many top riders at Red Bull Skylines in Paris, and has since gone on to earn spots competing in X Games events around the world.

His video edits have received rave reviews, too, notably his 2019 drop in to Dubai, his Kaleidoscope film, and The Land of Everyday Wonder.

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Who is Tomomi Nishikubo?
Trials biker balances, jumps, tricks, and wheelies around track and field events. After riding motocross from the age of five, Nishikubo switched up to trial biking age 12 and learned to ride tricks on it by watching online videos of his heroes Scot MacAskill and Austrian Wibmer.

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Nisikubo then became Japanese Trials Champion in 2016 and 2017, he moved to create narrative-led street trials videos full time such as Ninja Rider 1, Ninja Rider 2, Chase Her, and Ride To Survive, which have racked up more than 16 million views between them on YouTube alone.

For his latest project, the 29-year-old competed alongside other athletes in five events that can make up a pentathlon. Nishikubo joins the hurdlers off the start line and balances on a hurdle before riding backwards down the rest of the course then sets up a ramp and does a front flip into the long jump pit. Skill and creativity are a huge part of this feat of course.