The Idea

The Suzuki Nine Knights MTB is a unique media event. It brings together some of the world’s best freeride mountain bikers, as well as, photographers and film makers, for a week long super session that offers extraordinary shooting and riding options.

Diego Caverzasi by Klaus Polzer

The aim is to document the athletes in a fun, creative and pressure free environment, an ideal setting for progression. Together, the team creates breathtaking images and footage, most often at sunrise and sunset when the mountains are their most colorful. The public highlight is the Slopestyle Competition.

Olly Wilkins by Klaus Polzer


  • Riders: 9+ invited world-class athletes freeride mountain biking, plus special guests and qualifiers
  • Wild Card Qualification: FOCUS “Become a Knight” Online Video Qualifications
  • Winning categories: Overall Champion, Best Style, Best Wip, Contest winners
  • Other: Action sports photographers compete in a creative photo contest

Sam Reynolds by Klaus Polzer

“The Suzuki Nine Knights is awesome!  I love the freedom we have to ride all week with the only goals being to have fun, experiment and create epic content.  The crew vibes are what makes it special; everyone riding together and not against each other is what sets this apart from your usual contest. The build is special too, with a forward thinking and progressive team, there really are no rules so it’s a chance to build some incredible features.” – Sam Reynolds