Here are our top picked Instabangers from the last week in the world of mountain biking

Introducing the first instalment of a weekly series of the best, funniest and most interesting pics we’ve seen on Instagram in the past seven days.

Us mountain bikers love or Instagram. No other social media seems to have taken hold of the MTB world to such a degree. There are loads of MTB folk worth following so check out this list and give ’em a follow.

1. Arguably the very best photographer out there at the moment, here’s Mr Paris Gore with yet another super evocative shot.

Amongst the mist. @reece_wallace @giantbicycles

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2. Another monochrome shot. This time from Sterling Lorence who’s much better known for his juicy colour photography really but can clearly still shoot B&W if he wants to.

3. A shot taken from Brendan Fairclough’s new ‘Deathgrip’ movie project. SPLAT!

Was there even any corner left?? #deathgripmovie is going to be ridiculous. @brendog1 @clayporter @seagerfilms

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4. Every now and then it’s nice just to look at a trail without a rider on it. New Zealand looks nice at this time of year hey?

5. Not New Zealand. But still looks like a load of fun. Jacob Gibbins has been down Brizzle way playing on a pump track.

Pump tracks on a cold dry day. This is the new one in Bristol and it's wicked! #pumptrack #tarmac #fastasfuck

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6. More British dampness. Here are the two stars of Cotic’s funny videos: Rocketman and Straightline. Cooking up another edit in the woods lads?

Protecting your local woodlands since 2013. @coticbikes @chaymoose @jpswinny #unsustainablyhighstoke

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7. Not a photo taken this week by the look of it but it is a pic that was uploaded to Instagram this week so we’re still going to count it. Aaron Chase plopping in Utah.

8. Bike photographer Duncan Philpott (that’s his pic of Brendog above by the way). It’s not all glamour being a bike snapper.

9. Man of the moment Richie Rude slaying trails in the snow.

10. A nice ‘n’ moody shot of the new DMR Sled. A bike that has much of The Internet talking about it at the mo.

11. Lee and Cragg Quarry trail centres in Lancashire are still there for the shredding despite having their council funding cut. Local volunteer groups have sprung up and are doing great work there. Here’s a pic from Sim Mainey; braving the elements for bangers as ever.

12. Definitely not a pic taken this week. Here’s a pic of a pic of mbr’s own Danny and Paul very much back-in-the-day!

13. Stunning pic from Joey Schusler. Which reminds us, it’s not long off until the Andes Pacifico is it?

14. It’s February. Let’s all just pretend we’re in Jamaica instead for a few seconds…

Head over to our Facebook to see what went down with @singletrackja! #jahman #teamgreen #noshortcuts

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15. And finally… check out our swish new bike workshop here at MBR HQ. Whit-woo!

Our new workshop looks brilliant! Going to make working on bikes a pleasure. Fantastic install by Polstore ?#workshop #wrenching

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That’s all the Instabangers for this week. We hope you enjoyed our roundup. See you next week for inspiring and amusing piccies.