DESTINATION TRAIL: HAWAII

In this episode, Brad Benedict and Mitch Ropelato raise anchor and head for Maui, where they discover epic, one-off trails & swimming holes galore.

DESTINATION #1

MAUI, HAWAII

In this episode, Brad Benedict and Mitch Ropelato raise anchor and head for Maui. The intent was to ride the storied trails of the Makawao Forest, but after a storm made for some unrideable conditions, discovering epic one-off trails, sceptically swimming around waterfalls, and hot-dogging it on scooters is what they actually got.

THE RIDERS

BRAD BENEDICT & MITCH ROPELATO

Brad Benedict started raising eyebrows in the professional downhill scene back in 2008 with a win in the National Championship Series in Santa Ynez, California. Fast-forward to 2010, and you'll find Brad taking fifth at USA DH Nationals. Since his watershed moment, he's been busy riding, racing, and helping us perfect our suspension from both inside the lab and out in the field.

For years, Mitch Ropelato has been a fan favourite of the downhill racing scene. He's ridden at the national and World Cup level, out-having-a-good-time level, and most recently, he's been competing in enduro events around the globe—bagging the first ever USA National Championship in 2015.

THE GEAR

TRAIL ESSENTIALS