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Powering up a technical and steep rock-strewn climb. (Photo: GT Bikes)
Powering up a technical and steep rock-strewn climb. (Photo: GT Bikes)

Chris Akrigg is a Yorkshire mountain biker with a talent for riding extremely technical terrain.

Described as a 'tea drinking mountain bike professional’, Akrigg has been one of the world’s best trial mountain bike riders for more than a decade. With an ability to bring trick trials riding to mountain bike trail venues.

Conquering terrain and features that most people would never consider rideable, Akrigg has been wowing audiences with outrageous edits for many years.

Showing how agile an e-bike can be

Although most of his riding pivots on the principle of otherworldly balance, Akrigg also requires immense power to hop and pedal his way up and across obstacles.

A powerfully built rider with supreme confidence in his abilities, Akrigg is regarded as one of the world’s best technical mountain bike riders.

Like many pro mountain bikers, Akrigg is not indifferent to the presence of e-bikes, recognising the potential of battery-assistance. And how he can use the surge of electric power through those pedals, to ride even crazier terrain. 

Trials unlimited

To show just how radical one can get with a mountain bike that triples or quadruples your pedalling power, Akrigg has produced a new Full Force edit.

Riding GT’s Force Current e-bike, Akrigg uses the 250W mid-drive motor to full effect.

With 150mm of suspension at either end and rolling 29er wheels, the Force Current has boundless technical climbing potential.

With a rider of Akrigg’s ability at its controls, GT’s Force Current goes from e-bike to untamed off-road exploration vehicle.

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