Swede Martin Söderström’s famed skills on two wheels first came to the attention of mountain biking fans in 2007 when his incredible performance in the slopestyle competition of the Nordic Championships were posted on YouTube. Since then, hundreds of thousands around the world have seen not only his amazing slopestyle performances but also his impressive street riding skills.
He made his international breakthrough in 2008 with top positions in slopestyle contests around Europe, and a third place at the most prestigious competition of them all – Crankworx Whistler. He also won the Big in Bavaria contest in 2009 and 2010. On the FMB World Tour, he finished fifth in the overall rankings in 2011, second in 2012 and currently lies in second place in the 2013 series behind Brit Sam Pilgrim.
Born on 4th March 1990 in the Swedish city of Uppsala, Martin began biking at the age of 11, encouraged by friends Jonas Arvidsson and Mats Romblad. Whenever he’s not travelling around the world with his bike, he returns to Uppsala to spend time with family and friends, who he describes as the most important people in his life.
One of the most diverse mountain bike athletes in the world today, Martin is truly an all-round talent - at Crankworx Les Deux Alpes in 2013, he reached the podium in both the slopestyle and the Speed & Style contests. His unique style features double tailwhips, 360-whips and truck drivers, and he is also famous for his bunny hops, landing a 48-inch effort at Sea Otter 2012.
- Age: 24
- Height: 1.95m
- Weight: 85kg
- Nationality: Sweden