Specialized Says Goodbye to Darren Berrecloth

Date Oct 9, 2015

Darren Berrecloth has been with Specialized for 10+ incredible years. He came at a time when mountain biking was on the cusp of a radical new revolution, and being an innovator, he quickly became a true pioneer of the modern style of big mountain and slopestyle riding.

Never one to shy away from what’s thought to be impossible, Darren was the first rider to do many of the tricks that are now “must haves” for any professional rider in the modern landscape. First and foremost of these was going big. Darren tricked some massive lines that others were content to simply straight air. He was also one of the first to bring the 360-drop, the opposite 360, multiple tailwhip combinations, and the list goes on and on.

Specialized would like to thank Darren Berrecloth for everything he did for freeride mountain biking and for the Specialized brand. It’s been an honor to take this journey alongside him, we wish him the very best in his next chapter.

In honor of our decade with Darren, we made a little video looking back at some of the great times.

Happy trails, Claw.


Pure Class from Specialized giving The Claw a royal send off.

Let’s start the rumour mill. Where will Darren land?


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Olly Jelley  - Oct. 9, 2015, 1:07 p.m.

Curtis bikes, cleeearly!


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