Spoke Magazine

10 YEARS OF AWESOME – HUNTER & CLAW

Posted by Brett S Kennedy on Friday November 15 2013


Long-term relationships and sports don’t often go hand in hand, but this year marks the 10 year anniversary for both Matt Hunter and Darren Berrecloth with the Specialized family. Hunter and Berrecloth are responsible for some of the most progressive freeriding the sport has seen recently and Specialized has been proud to be there nearly every step of the way.

For the last 10 years both Matt and Darren have travelled the world exploring some of the most incredible terrain there is and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a mountain bike. Even though the two riders hail from British Columbia, their hectic schedules don’t allow them to ride together as often as they’d like. To celebrate their decade aboard Specialized bikes, Matt and Darren have teamed up with legendary photographer Sterling Lorence to capture more of the iconic imagery which has established them at the top of the freeride world.

“Being a part of the best company in the bike business has been an absolute dream” proclaimed Berrecloth. “Having such an awesome team behind me that takes in my feedback and welcomes collaboration on projects has been unreal” he continued. “It’s pretty crazy to be with a company like Specialized and see the evolution of products over 10 years – it all sort of seems to just fly by, yet when you sit back and think about it, it’s truly nothing short of amazing.”

Pretty Good for 10-Year Olds follows the pair as they trek around the freeride playground that is British Columbia. The collaboration between Hunter, Berrecloth and Lorence has accounted for some of the most recognisable imagery in mountain biking and this round is sure to deliver more of the same. The three searched for unique and impressive terrain where Hunter and Berrecloth were able to display the skills they’ve become so well known for.

“It’s really hard to believe it’s been 10 years!” exclaimed Hunter. “I think there’s an old saying that goes something like ‘Time flies when you’re having fun… riding the best trails in the world… on the best bikes.’ Or at least I think it goes something like that” Hunter joked. “Anyway, a big thanks to everyone at Specialized for such an epic journey.”