Akrigg’s custom trials bike stolen

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Top trials rider and all-round good northerner, Chris Akrigg, has had his van stolen, complete with one-off trials bike in the back. Needless to say he’s very gutted, so if you see either of them, get on the phone to the Five-Oh.

Chris says of his bike:  The bike is a one off, not another one like it on the planet! Frame is mega basic,hand painted matt blue, no frame number, its just rad! XTR Brakes, XT cranks, pro bars. Keep ya eyes peeled please..

The van is a Fort Transit Sport – YF59 XTC. Contact the cops if you see either.

He’d only just built it, too!

It does give us a good excuse to re-visit one of our favourite Akrigg videos from his brakeless trials days.


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (3)

    It’s not even a specialized, what are they thinking have they not seen the statistics?

    Pretty sure it isn’t a Mongoose either!!

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