Ethen Roberts to Make X Games Debut in Snow Bike Best Trick
Nitro Circus legend Ethen Roberts will make his X Games debut in Aspen this weekend, competing in the Snow Bike Best Trick event. Ethen is one of Nitro’s most enduring veterans, as well as one of the most versatile. He can shred on basically anything on the action sports menu. That skill will come into play in this competition for sure. He didn’t come up on the competition circuit in any of his many disciplines, but Ethen credits fellow Nitro veteran Jackson Strong for taking him under his wing and helping him hone his tricks in the lead-up to the competition. As you can see from this photo from one of his many adventures, he has a bit of experience on the snow bike:
He’ll be up against stiff competition from other FMX legends, like Rob Adelberg, and X Games veterans like Heath Frisby and Brett Turcotte.
This is the first year X Games will feature Snow Bike Freestyle. Snow bikes are dirtbikes with a tread system in the rear and ski instead of a front wheel. The ride is seamless enough that you can train on a normal FMX dirt bike and compete on a snow bike, just as Ethen did. Ethen has so many disciplines to draw inspiration from, so we’re excited to see what he brings to the table on Sunday when the event will take place at 8PM MT.