In today’s global mountain bike community, the next wave of fresh talent can emerge from literally anywhere. Case in point: Young Swedish slopestyle and dirt jumping athlete Max Fredriksson. Hailing from Järfälla outside of Stockholm, Max has made a mark on the international circuit with his creativity, smooth style, a deep bag of tricks, and penchant for busting big. It’s been a long time coming: Max began BMX racing at the young age of 5 and started dirt jumping when he was just 12. In 2011, he made the podium in his first-ever FMB contest and has proven a constant threat ever since. When he’s not fine-tuning the latest technical moves at his local indoor park, Max can be seen hitting the streets and dirt tracks wherever his freestyle mountain bike journey takes him. His style is influenced by BMX and skateboarding, but the scale and delivery of his tricks are unmistakably in big wheel mountain bike territory. For proof, watch Max Fredriksson destroy the burliest courses at international FMB competitions and make sure to follow his constant uploads of next-level face melters on social media.