How Much Do Pro Mountain Bikers Get Paid? | Dirt Shed Show Episode 114

How Much Do Pro Mountain Bikers Get Paid? | Dirt Shed Show Episode 114


– Okay, it’s the Dirt Shed Show and we are gonna be talking about the ol’ buckaroos this week. – Woah. – The money; who’s earning what
that’s what I wanna know… – The pros. – Yeah, and what else have we got? – It’s gonna be interesting. Well, we’re doing a bit of a preview of the Enduro World Series in Madeira we’ve got loads of fails and bails, some good tech this week,
so let’s get in there. – It’s the Dirt Shed Show, let’s do it! (extreme rock music) – This is a little bit controversial, but but we’re gonna find out, or try to talk about, how much
these pros gettin’ paid? – Well.. – Who’s on the big money, Neil? – When I signed my first pro deal, technically it’s when I was 12 years old, I did a paper round and I got paid seven pounds a week to just ride my bike. – (chuckles) Paper round is a not a pro mountain bike deal.
– Oh, okay. – That’s not what I’m taking about. I’m talking about these pro downhill world cup riders and jury
riders, XC riders, XCE riders. What they gettin’? – So, prize money, let’s start with that. So, to win a world cup downhill and cross-country is 3750 Euros, which isn’t that much, really. – No, it’s not that much is it, for winning.
– It’s very difficult to win one of those. – Yeah, yeah. – So really, they get much
more from their salaries. If you’re winning world cup
races, you’ll get a lot more. It’ll be in the 100s of
1000s just off sponsors. – Yeah, those top guys, they’re in the 100s of 1000s, but
there’s a disparity isn’t there? Because the guys
– Yeah. – who are just making the top 80, just qualifying for the
actual events themselves, some of them aren’t
earnin’ any money at all. – That is true. – They’re spending money. – An we talked about the
“Golden Age” thing last year. – Yeah. And in the 90s, the actual sponsorship money was really good,
then when I turned pro, it actually did dip quite a little bit at the start of the 2000s. – (chuckles) I’m lucky. – And now, it’s quite good again actually, I think, for those top pros. – Yes. So what was your first pro deal? What was your first pro deal money? – 6000 pounds a year. – Six grand, 6000 pounds…
(audience track “Woah”) – What about you?
– 6000 pounds. – My first sponsorship
deal was 12,000 pounds. – Nice.
(cash register ding) – And I literally thought I could do anything I wanted in the world, I was the richest man on the planet. – That’s an interesting topic… – Turns out I wasn’t. – Isn’t it…I really… – Doesn’t go that far. – I think that’s quite interesting, this. But is it all about the money? – Well, it’s a very interesting question and I think that’s a
good calling card for a poll deal.
– Oh, very good. – So let’s take a poll up
above Neil’s head just there. Number one, is it all about the money? Number two, no, it’s for
the love of the sport, mate. It’s for the passion, the results. – Mmhmm. And number three, got
any spare change, mate? (both chuckle) That’s a good one. I like the third one. That’s what I’m pickin’. – What about the poll from last week? So the Golden Age question:
– Yes. – Are we in the age of mountain
bikin’ now or was it… – This is amazing. – Matt, it’s okay. Or was it “No, the 90s was the best”? – This is amazing
because I’ve got a sneaky suspicion that there’s a few older guys out there, like me, who’s thinking the 90s all the way right? The results are astounding, Neil. – 80 percent said now is the Golden Age. – We’re in the Golden Age of
mountain biking, everyone. Celebrate!
(Cheers) – People are very positive, aren’t they? More positive than me. – Tom, I didn’t say
cough, I said celebrate. – [Tom] Hurray. – So yeah, good times. “Meh, it’s okay” got 15 percent And “No, the 90s was best” got three percent, so not many old schoolers. – That’s a kick in the
goolies for the 90s, isn’t it? Wow.
– What a shame. – I thought the 90s, the older guys were gonna do better than that, but I think 80 percent of you out there are right. We are in a time of fantastic bikes, fantastic racing, fantastic recreation and bike parks, fantastic stars, apparently fantastic money, they’re all blooming loaded.
– Yeah. Well, someone’s got a good comment on this:
– The Golden Age. TheCult MTB said, “I’d say we’re pretty
close to the Golden Age, if it wasn’t for (bleep) fat
bikes, e-bikes, and 29ers”. (chuckles) – Victor’s Sports says, “I think we just passed the Golden Age” Oooh, just missed it. Just got “It was when MTB was a real sport without all that tech in it”. The Golden Age was just about, sorry, “The Golden Age were just before launching the 27 point five wheels
and three-quarter bikes and 26 for Enduro”…He’s got
lost on numbers basically. There’s a lot of numbers there. – It was before we started
talking about wheel size. – He’s basically not enjoying the numbers. Victor thinks we’ve just
missed it, but I don’t agree. I think 80 percent of you guys out there…
– Yeah. – Have hit it on the head. – I agree. – This is it. (extreme rock music) – Time for the Neil with news Donoghue. – [Neil] Hello, well,
there’s a Steve Smith legacy fund that’s been set up. It’s been actually a year to
the passing of Steve Smith. And have Devinci announced
that they’re gonna match, for the next 30 days, any donations that are made, up to $10,000 and this fund is gonna help out
– Wow. – The future racers of
Canada, so young Downhill Racers. So it’s a really cool fund. – That is fabulous and you can see the link to that GoFundMe right here and obviously it’s down in
the description down below. So, make sure you go and check that out and give it some dollars. – Hey, I’m Yoann Barelli here in beautiful Madeira Island for
the third round of the EWS. I am taking over the
GMBN Instagram account and be ready to dive into the madness! Not alone, it’s gonna be just cool. – Round three of the Enduro World Series this weekend in Madeira. Trials are in Madeira, it’s
supposed to be amazin’. Definitely a big mix of flowy trails and really technical trails. – Yeah, bit of a gloomy cloud of weather comin’ over though, isn’t there? So it’s gonna
– Yeah, seems like… – Be wet. EWS first two rounds have been really wet this year, so this one
looks like it could be the same. In the overall, we’ve got the
young Frenchman, Adrien Dally, still leading from Greg Callaghan
and Sam Hill in the men’s, and in the women’s, it’s Cecile Ravanel, Ines Thoma, and Katy Winton. So, looking forward to
what happens in Madeira. – Yeah, very excited to
see if Cecile Ravanel can carry on that strong
start to a season, although she’s not havin’ it
all her own way this year. – Yeah. – And Sam Hill in the men’s there, just sittin’ there in third, oooh. – What about Richey Rude, we’ve not seen much out of him this year. Had a pretty disastrous first round. Also, Jared Graves, not
seen much of him this year. – My money right, if I’ve got the option to put some forward, although I spent it all back in the 90s, – (chuckles) Yeah. – Is on Sam Hill. – Oh. – Yeah, Sam Hill. Right, let’s take a look at what you guys have been saying about our videos on the comments section below them all in the channel this week. And I’m gonna start with
this one from Ethan Merklein. And he says, “Global Mountain Bike Network, Martyn’s horrible catching skills should be in the
fails and bails section”. GMBN…GMBN pop packs. GMBN po… GMBN po… GMBN po…(chuckles) I’ll prove I can catch. Tom, throw me this. It’s not a problem. Jesus, he threw it to him. (chuckles) Whatever. – Point proved. – Next, Phoenix 07 says, “Want to commend you guys on your coverage
of the women’s races. I’m just a regular guy,
so no activist here”, but it’s good to see that we’re coverin’ and doin’ a fantastic job of tellin’ everyone about the women’s races. That’s cool, thanks very much. He says, that goes for GCN too because they also cover women’s race action very well too.
– Yup. And it’s a week – So thanks for that. – A week until the first round of the Cross-Country World Cup,
– Yeah. – which I’m really lookin’
forward to as well. So, we’ll be coverin’ both the men’s and women’s final as well. – Yeah, absolutely. DilutedUK says, “The Golden Age was a couple ‘a years ago before
this electronic nonsense. Power assist, electric gears can do one. (chuckles)
– Do one. – I like my bikes to be mechanical”. Well, you know, don’t sit
on the fence, will you. – No, actually we’re gettin’ into e-bike race comments a little bit. Obviously, the video went
up last week of me racin’. A lotta people didn’t like it, which is fair enough, a lotta
people don’t like e-bikes. Nastro 74 said, “How could you Neil? Won’t somebody think of the children?” (chuckles) – I like you stirring the pot a bit, Neil. – [Neil] Daniel Kruger said, “That was absolutely unacceptable” – [Martyn] (chuckles) Oh, come off a bit. – [Neil] Ezra Jacobson
says, “Please stick to bikes instead of motorcycles”. I don’t think that’s an argument ’cause I’ve rode motorbikes and bikes and e-bikes are not motorbikes,
it’s different, really. Anyways, good to hear your comments. Positive or negative, we like to hear ’em. – Yeah, and we’ve got
one last comment from Ethan Johnson who says, “Great hair Blake, what product do you use?” Dude, we’re tryin’ to make a mountain bike show here, for goodness sake.
– Are we? Oh. (extreme music) – This is gonna be tricky. We’ve gotta do progression session without the help of Blake Samson, ’cause he’s gone on holiday…again. – Again? – Again, you can talk. – That’s not fair. – You can talk, you can shut your trap, you’re always on holiday. But, we’re gonna try and do our very best, so let’s get into the progression session of this week, see how you guys have been moving your riding on. Neil, what have we got to start? – Number one, Jack Harris from New Zealand has been ridin’ over a fallen tree again. – [Martyn] Oh, I’ve seen
this, I’ve seen this. – [Neil] And this is over a
gully this time though so… – [Martyn] But you’re gonna be surprised. So he’s comin’ down this technical trail, it’s really tight, really tight, yeah, but he’s obviously got some skills. He’s movin’ the bike around. – [Neil] Oh. – [Martyn] But check out
this log he’s gonna go along. – [Neil] Oh my… – [Martyn] Look, he’s high. – [Neil] That is sketchy. This looks like somethin’ you’d do. – [Martyn] Yeah, I think that would be pretty difficult for anyone. – [Neil] Yeah. – [Martyn] It’s not got a lot
a line cut in it, that’d be… Now that he’s seen it,
he’s gonna give it a go. – [Neil] I’m not very
good at these things. – [Martyn] Look at this, look, awwh! – [Neil] Woah. Done it? – [Martyn] No, ooooh. He’s just gotta get a little bit further. He’s comin’ in for his third
and, like to say final go. – [Neil] That’s impressive,
though, isn’t it? – [Martyn] It’s brave, really brave, ’cause those logs can be really tricky. If they’ve got a line cut on the top, you know chainsaw line… – [Neil] Go, go, got it. – [Martyn] Done it, beauty. – [Neil] Oh it’s an interesting
trail, kind of as well. – Nice. – Very cool. – Good job, good job Jack. That’s one of the best progression sessions I’ve seen in awhile. – Second one is Harper Cooper and he’s ridin’ some dirt
jumps in northern Thailand. – [Martyn] Oh, now you
are gonna love this, I was watchin’ this one last night. – [Neil] That’s a pretty big jump. – [Martyn] I love it, I love it. Yeah, but look he’s going
from the big roll-in now. You won’t believe how much
he comes on, look at this. Look at this.
– Great…that time. – [Martyn] This is amazing. Ramp! – [Neil] Nice. – [Martyn] Yes, followin’ in like, uuup. – [Neil] That’s good,
good way to send as well. – [Martyn] Look at this, look gets better.
– Keep the front wheel up a little bit.
– Speed. – [Camera man] Nice. – [Martyn] Rrrruuup. Now, that…
– That’s cool, isn’t it? – [Martyn] Ah, there we
go, a little bit of a POV. Oh, he’s lookin’ like a pro. – [Neil] I think that’s probably the first bit of riding footage I’ve seen in our show from Thailand. – Yeah, very cool, very cool.
– Like it. – The progression session
level is high this week, high. What we got? – The final one is from Michael Bell, he’s been working on his
trial skills recently and – Yeah? let’s see his trial skills. – I’m a bit of trials
critique, as it goes. – Here we go. He’s got a proper trials bike. – [Martyn] He’s out on the street. The tricky bit is that bench is obviously a lot narrower than it
looks from this angle. – [Neil] Oh, I see. – [Martyn] He’s gotta commit to it. He’s gotta hop that back end up. – [Neil] Yeah, what would you say about gettin’ that back wheel up on that bench? – [Martyn] Well, it’s more about keeping that momentum going, see… – [Neil] Any front brake? – [Martyn] You don’t need to front brake, but it’s low enough that you
could use your front break. – [Neil] Yeah. – [Martyn] Awh, so close. – [Neil] Is he gonna get this? – [Martyn] Come on dude, you can get it. Oh man, I gettin’ tense right now, go on. – [Neil] Yes! – [Martyn] No, no, he folded
right at the last minute. – [Martyn] Yes, yes, no, no. Wait for it, wait for it. Give ’em a chance, give ’em a chance. – [Neil] I wonder how many times… – [Martyn] Yes, yeh. – [Neil] Oh, don’t. – [Martyn] Yes. – [Neil] Nice, very cool. – I thought we were gonna have a progression session ending in failure then and that would basically
not be progression. – Well, again to fails
and bails, to wouldn’t it? – But yeah, fails and
bails (chuckles), yeah. Okay, so now nervous time of the week, Blake’s not here to support us, which is difficult, but we’re gonna try and get through it. – Well. – Have we got a first try Friday? – We do. – Yeah. – Patrick Williams is 20 years old, loves to hit jumps, trail
riding, and downhill. Loves the channel, cheers, Patrick, and he’s been going to his local BMX track in Auckland, New Zealand
to better his jumping skills. – Hey Rick, I’m Patrick. This is my first try
Friday at the second jump. – [Martyn] The jump is massive,
it’s absolutely massive. – [Neil] BMX tracks
are very unforgiving… – [Martyn] Yeah. – [Neil] If you get it wrong. Oh, that was big. – [Martyn] Here he comes
and he’s like (gasp) kick. Oh, he slipped the pedal. – [Martyn] Oh, we’ve all done that. – [Martyn] Look at that, one leg off. – [Neil] My shins look like they’ve been smashed with a hammer before. – [Martyn] Eight stitches later and Patrick was thinking
“Why did I bother?” And, as a bonus, you’ve made it into an elite club, the first try Friday club, here is your… I think that’s how Blake does it. – [Neil] I that is it, perfect. – [Martyn] …Badge, yes, perfect job. Right, into tech of the week and we have got a blinder for you this week. – Well, this is pretty cool. This is a KickStarter fund project. It’s called Trailline Bikes and they’re launching this
entry-level hardtail, so… Mountain biking isn’t cheap, we all know that, but this is $650. – [Martyn] Well, that’s good. – [Neil] 29 inch wheels,
780 mill wide bars, so relatively modern geometry. All modern geometry have short, punchy chainstays, what a great idea. – It is a great idea and it’s great to see someone coming up with an idea that’s gonna bring people into the
sport at an entry-level. Like we say, the pros out there gettin’ 100s of 1000s of pounds,
– Yeah. – but we’re not all gettin’ that, so it’s good to find our way in. It looks like a great bike, look at that. – [Neil] So, check out the link down below if you wanna see these bikes and… – Yeah, give ’em a bit of
support, give ’em the support. (extreme music) – It’s competition time. – Yay! – Well, the 2017 UCI Cross-Country World Cup starts next weekend and we’re asking for your predictions for the top three in the men’s and the women’s and if you get them right, you will
win a GMBN goody pack. – Yes. – Exciting times. Who do you think? – I think it’s gonna be
a win for Jenny Rissveds because she looks unbeatable at the moment and in the men’s, it’s hard to
look past Shearer, isn’t it? But, you’ve got to get the top three in each, so it’s not easy this. – I’m going for young guns for the win, Sam Gaze and Kate Courtney. – Yeah, well, there you go, there’s some good names to start with. Start studying, click on the link down below to get into the competition and like I say, could be a winner. (Extreme music) (rhythmic clapping)
– [Martyn] ♫ Hacks and bodges ♫ Hacks and bodges, hacks and bodges, You do it. ♫ Hacks and bodges. They’re doin’ it at home, Neil. – (chuckles) This one is a
hack or a bodge, I’m not sure. Mason, anyone who is a freak about keeping their helmet and goggles clean, if you’ve got a knife on you, stab it in a tree and hang your
helmet on your knife. – [Martyn] I think that’s genius. I think that’s actually a good idea, but you look perplexed,
but that’s a good idea. You don’t wanna get your helmet all scratched down on the ground. – But, you’ve gotta ride around
with a knife in your pocket. – That’s a good point. That’s a good point that
you’ve raised there, Neil. Look at this one, this is shocking. So,
– What is it? Harv Watt has broken his hydraulic brake lever, so this was the
way he came up with a solution. – [Neil] What is that? It’s a handle bar. – [Martyn] It’s a piece of handle bar. And could we get a bigger frame, please? – Quick release. (chuckles) – This, this is the ugliest bodge I’ve seen in a long time and I just think the actuation of the lever would just be, like, slightly less. – Bodge, I’m sayin’. – Yeah, bodge, big bodge, that one Harry, but thanks for sending it in and lastly, I’ve got this one here.
– But not least. – This one’s shocking
me and I don’t know… – This week’s not been very
good for hacks and bodges. – Wait, wait. Prepare yourself for
this, prepare yourselves. Bar ends on bar ends. – (chuckles) I was lookin’ at – this to be honest. I was lookin’ at the basket. But yeah, that’s handy,
bar end on bar end. – [Martyn] Bar end on bar end. Like when that happened,
a police car pulled up, the guy got dragged away,
the bike was just left there. No one would touch it.
– Do two wrongs make a right? – No, Neil. This is from Nicholas B, he’s spotted it in his street, he
thinks it’s a beauty, well. – [Neil] Is there a bell
on one of the bar ends? There is a bell on one of the bar ends. – There’s a bell on the bar ends! Get rid of it, Tom, it’s horrible. – Burn it with fire. – I got all shuddery. (extreme music) – Caption contest and I begin this section the show with a little bit of trepidation because the photo was this one of me last week and I did not give
them permission to use it. Anyway, they did, so let’s get into ’em. – Well, Caesius kicks it off with “I know Martyn is weird sometimes, but that’s no reason to put
him in a straightjacket”. – [Martyn] I knew we
shouldn’ta done this, okay. – Jojo L’oiseau, “Always
wear your protections when riding your wheel chair, you don’t wanna end up on a bike for
the rest of your life”. (Laughs) – That’s a good one. – That’s in the lead, that’s good.
– Is it? – Yeah, I liked that one. CD Mountain Biker says,
“When you’ve gotten fat, you can’t ride, and you
can’t your GMBN jersey on”. That’s a bit harsh. – Not very nice, CD Mountain
Biker, that’s not very nice. So… – Who you callin’ fat… – Anyway, Jojo is the winner. Send us details and we’ll get
a GMBN poc pack in the post, wherever they are, it
got thrown at me early. It’s down here. – CD Mountain Biker… – It’s comin’ your way. (extreme music) – GMBN is a powerful place and we basically hold around three to four million views each week that we can throw out to people and viewers, as it’s. And this week, we’re gonna
do our best to do that. Obviously it’s down to you, but, you know, we’re gonna do our best, so let’s see if we can get some massive
view counts on these video. Our first one is from Steven
Meyer let’s have a look now. – We got some really good ones this week. – Yeah. – This is Steve riding with his mates up Burke Mountain, wherever
that is, not sure where that is. Looks pretty technical. – [Martyn] Good name for a mountain. – [Neil] Yeah. – [Martyn] Come on, get into
the action, here he goes. – [Neil] That’s big. – [Martyn] Nice, big ol’ jump. – [Neil] Big ol’ step down. – [Martyn] Yeah. Do we know where this is? This is… No, we don’t know where this is. Where’s Burke Mountain? – [Neil] Oh that’s a nice-looking
trail though, isn’t it? – [Martyn] Looks pretty
technical, actually, doesn’t it? – [Neil] Does. – [Martyn] I tell you what, I’m gettin’ a good day out on your
bike with your mates… – [Neil] Yeah. – [Martyn] …feel. – On to the second one.
– Next up. – Benjamin Schmitt has been ridin’ urban downhill in Singapore. – [Martyn] Oh woah. – [Neil] He wants a million
views, so here we go. – [Martyn] Right, here he goes, he’s nearly ready to go and oh, he’s forgotten to do his fly. (chuckles) Good, starts with a bit of humour. (imitates thumping) Stairs. Stairs. – [Neil] Jumping into this… – [Martyn] Right, you know
what this is gonna be… – [Neil] Skids. – [Martyn] …It’s gonna
be stair session, isn’t it? I mean, your urban downhill in Singapore, there’s only one way, you’re gonna be hittin’ a lot of stairs. – [Neil] I used to do a lot
of this when I was a youth. – [Martyn] Oh yeah, I love it. You can get proper out of shape on stairs, though, can’t you? – [Neil] Yeah. – [Martyn] Oh god, I bet his
wrists were absolutely dead. – [Neil] The slow-mo suspension’s cool. – [Martyn] Yeah. He’s off again, more stairs. – The last one comes from Cameron Cotter and this one is very cool,
Cameron can absolutely shred. Check him out on these jumps and doing the cuttys in the
corners, unbelievable. – [Martyn] Yeah, I like what he’s called it, “Tyre Farts”,
that’s good, that’s good. He’s got some skills, doesn’t he? – [Neil] He’s really good on jumps. – [Martyn] Yeah. – [Neil] Grab, toboggan. – [Neil] Yeah, that’s not an easy jump. – I wanna see some of these cuttys. – [Marty] Nice landing into a manual. – [Neil] Come on, what
you got in the corners? Oooh, the roost. – [Martyn] Blake would be
freaking out if he saw that roost. – [Neil] That’s really cool. The video is set on 84
views at the minute. – [Martyn] Oh, that’s not enough. – [Neil] We can help you with that… – [Martyn] That’s not enough. The links to those videos are
in the description down below. We really wanna get them some views, at least a million, at least. – Yeah. – So head over and check them out. If you wanna get your video into viewer edits, then send it to [email protected] It’s easy to do, ’cause
it’s just down there. Look, it’s on the screen. Just read it and then you can follow it and that sort of stuff. So, send it in and we can
see your viewer edits. (extreme music) Time for fails and bails, let’s take a look at where you’ve had your unfortunate moments, but thankfully, and hopefully got away with it. – Oh, guess what, we’re also announcing another competition, so
at the end of every month, last Dirt Shed Show of the month, we’re gonna announce a winner of fails and bails of the month and you will win a nice little prize package of Six Six One Protection, so it’s gonna help you out if you do fall off your bike. – That is great and just to put a little bit of a rule book on that, it’s not for the biggest, worst crash. – No. – It’s for the best bit of video of an unfortunate moment wherever it be a nasty crash or that it’s a funny moment, it’s a fail or a bail, you know, you get the idea, judges’
discretion, no arguing. – Right, let’s get into this week’s. The first one comes from Garrett Stacker and actually, he says this
one cost him eight stitches. – [Martyn] Oh wow. – [Neil] I can believe that, look at how rocky he is where he’s…
– Yes. – [Martyn] I can’t help but laugh that, you know, the camera
direction is just perfect. You know, sometimes
you can only have…Oh! – [Neil] That went wrong very quick. – Ouch. – That looks like it really hurt. – I don’t know if it’s really put me in the mood for more of it. – Well, I’ve got… – Just made me ache a bit. – I’ve got another one from Luke Palmer. This might get us in the mood.
– Oh yeah. – Oh it says Beck, Beck is crashing. – [Martyn] It’s Beck’s crash, this is. (Both exclaim in pain) Oh my goodness that’s bad. – [Neil] That was a whopper of an OTB. – [Martyn] Thank goodness
she had that full face on. – [Neil] Yeah. – [Martyn] Now, if there was ever an advert for maybe deciding to wear the lid today, then kids, that was it. – [Neil] So true. – Ouch. – Right, let’s get into the
full fails and bails video. – I don’t want any more. – Run VT. – I don’t want any more. (rock music) (sticks breaking) (thud) – [Kid On Bike] Ahh! Ow. – [Camera Man] Yeah! Oh! (thud) – [Biker] Awesome. (extreme rock music) – Instabanger time, what you got Neil? – I think you should follow Sam Gaze, who’s the young rider from New Zealand, who I think is a good bet for the first round of the
Cross-Country World Cup. I’d love to see someone put
it to the usual characters. – Yep, no, he’s definitely
one to look out for. I gonna refer you to another EWS rider, actually, Becky Cook, long-time
motorcycle trials legend. She’s amazing on a bike.
– Yeah. Turnin’ her hand to Enduro now. I’m excited to see what she can do over in Madeira, so best of luck and yeah, definitely a good rider to
follow on your Instagram account. (extreme music) Time for some shoutouts. Neil, what are you gonna start with? – So, Brendan Fairclough’s
film, DEATHGRIP, is coming to iTunes at the
end of the month on the 30th. – [Martyn] So good. – [Neil] Yep. This is an official
trailer for this video. We’ve seen it for a little while, some amazing footage in there, but also they’re releasing these DEATHGRIP Diaries, so it’s really cool. A bit of behind-the-scenes stuff about how they went to actually make this video and where they did it, who they
went with, it’s really cool. – [Martyn] Yeah, okay,
that is great stuff, you’ve gotta go and check that out. I’m gonna refer you to this bit of a curve ball, this one, Berlin Trials Cup. It’s been out a little while, this, but it was the first big
comp of this year’s season. Got some great riding in it. I just want to show you a couple of bits now because I’m a
bit of a trials geek. – [Neil] This is amazing
and I’ve seen this. – [Martyn] Yeah, so you’ve gotta check out the whole video, but check out the first clip is from Jack Harvey, who’s a world champion at this moment, British rider, incredible skills. But check out this move, just
the accuracy, look at that. – [Neil] The precision is crazy, isn’t it? – [Martyn] Amazin’. – [Neil] Really smooth, as well. – Absolutely amazing, yeah. He rides so smooth and just
got such a big hop on him. Next one is from Abel Mustieles, he’s the 20 inch World Champion… – Yeah. – So, a couple of world champions. Just showin’ you how big a log obstacle you can get up on these bikes. He’s an amazing rider. So, look at that. What’s that?
– That’s crazy. – [Martyn] 12 feet, maybe. I dunno.
– It almost looks in fast forward, as well. – [Martyn] No, no, not 12 feet. It’s about 10 feet high. – Well, he sort of bonks up it, as well. – Yeah. – It’s so fast. – Incredible. And the last one, I don’t know the name of this rider, so if anyone out there does know the name
of this trials rider, I’d love to know it. He just does such a
smooth move on this log. It’s such a big hop. And look at this, lands to rolling. – [Neil] Yeah. – Man, trials is cool, isn’t it? – It’s so gnarly. It think it’s easy…
– Trials is cool. – …to forget how dangerous that is. – Yeah. So, definitely worth
checking out the whole video. It’s only like five
minutes long, great vid, got some great moves on it and makes you think what you can do on a bike. It’s pretty incredible. – What other people can do. (extreme music) (squeak) – Well, it’s that time again, Neil. It’s bike vault party time. – [Neil] Nice. – [Martyn] Let’s get in
there, see what you’re ridin’. Right, first one up is from Adam Hine in Sydney, his local ride ’round the park. – It’s shiny, for a bike, it’s very shiny. – Yeah. Oh, it’s by the Manly Dam, that’s what that big water pipe’s all about. – Oh… – It’s nice colorway
on that bike, isn’t it? – It’s nice.
– Specialised. – Nice bike.
– It’s nice, nice style. Nice style.
– Yep. – Nice style, good, good. Ooh, a Cannondale. – At N. Gurney…
– Oooh. – Is that a Cannondale? It’s the Jackal isn’t it? The older Jackals.
– Yeah. – The new Jackal, mate. – Yeah. That is… – Awesome. – I like the arty, sort of yeah, it’s a bit nouveau, isn’t it? – Does nouveau gat super nice? – Nah, it’s nice – It’s nice, it’s nice. – It’s nice. It’s got a lefty on it though. – Yeah. – I’m tempted, it’s nice.
– Nice, nice. – Callum had sent this in, it’s his Specialised Enduro at the stream. – Stealth. – I think this is nice because the orange bottle and blue,
you know, mud guard. – It’s very Enduro. – Yeah. – It’s got an inachieve
strapped to the frame. – No, no. – Or cage. – No, no, not quite enough. Not quite enough.
– Oh, okay. – It’s nice. – It’s a nice style. – Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice. – Oooh, now we’re back up at
the levels we’re talking about. – A slightly older bike, nothin’ wrong with an old bike, we
should say that, but… – I like this one. – This is a Specialised… – I like this one, look at those pedals, they don’t get leveller
than that, do they? Those pedals are level. Get Scott in here.
– It’s a cool picture. Get Scotty in here.
– It’s a cool picture. – He wants to see these. I think it’s a nice
– It’s a nice. – I wanna hit that so bad, don’t you? But…
– Yeah. Woah.
– Yeah. – Oh my (chuckles). And I was worried for a moment, – Seven puppies, we got.
– but look what’s happened. – We got like stealthy, black viters, or vitters, they’ve actually
called them from Dave Lappo. – Neil, squeeze that
horn, this is super nice. – Puppies do it
– This is super nice. I thought weren’t gonna get any super nices, I think
we’re into a roll now. Yes, Yes.
– Oh. Farthing Kirshner. – It’s not a super nice though. – Bavaria. – It’s not a super nice. – It’s green. – It’s just out in a bush. – Nice bike. – It’s nice. – Nice bike, it’s nice. – Oooh, two bikes, controversial. – And this… – What is that one on the right? – I don’t know. – Is that a Diamondback on
the left and…I don’t know. – We don’t know what that is, viewers, please help us out,
what is that blue bike? – Hayden Grimmer, last night. They’re both nice. – Both nice. Next one, ooh, yes. – Bluebells and right in
the forest in the UK, maybe. – I do love some bluebells. And this guy, look, John,
he’s tried load of times. He’s done everything, he’s
even put it amongst bluebells. He says he’s done everything
short of hiring a dog. – Nice, John.
– Hit the horn. – It’s super nice, bike looks cool. – He’s tried so many times. So many times. Yeah, nice, nice. – Cube, John Hancock’s
Cube, fits in New Forest. – Yep, yep. – It’s nice. – I can appreciate that. – I like the colours, black and green. – It’s grown on me as I look at it, I’m movin’ on before it gets me. – Awh, yeah. Philippines this is from
Dugoy in Mount Balaback. – Giant, plain Niner hardtail. – It’s nice, it’s nice, it’s nice. The Philippines, it’s
nice and so is that bike. – Okay, cool. – What’s this? Santa Catarina, I’ve raced downhill in Santa Catarina, Brazil. – You dirty minx, you dirty minx. – Julian Cezore, he has sent us from Santa Catarina in Brazil. – We’ve raced… – That’s a dirty, little bike, there. – It’s cool. It’s nice. It’s a good part of the world
to ride bikes, I do know that. – Gotta talk that one up quite a lot if you just give it a nice.
– That’s nice Anyway… (laughs) – Matt Barnes, Cornwall, it’s got some ponies in the background. – That is super… (imitates horse)
– Nice. Very good. Woah. – Nice rock balancin’. – Where’s this? – Michael Abel in northern Minnesota. – I think that’s a very, very nice bike. In fact, I’m gonna give
that bike a super nice. (squeak) – Oh, woah.
– Thanks. – That was so good, the lights went funny. This is Rob Barker’s or R. Barker. Sorry, I’m not sure if
he’s Rob, R. Barker’s bike from Road to Rua, right at the top. – Cross-country, 29-er. – It says 40 minutes of pure, descendin’ bliss after this moment. – That sounds pretty damn good to me. – That feels like rubbin’ it in. Don’t give him a super nice. Oh, go on, then. (squeak) – Oh, were out.
(boom) We’re out of the bike vault. It was a good one this week,
I was relaxed in there. – Yeah. – I felt at home, I felt at home. Sadly, Tom’s…
– Keep sending your bikes. – …gone to sleep behind the camera, there, but no mind. – Yeah, keep your bikes coming to… – [email protected] Coming up on the channel this week… (laughter) – Comin’ up on the channel, we’ve got some great action and it starts with the Mark Scott Pro Bike Check on Saturday and then, we’ve got the Santa Cruz Epic on Sunday. – Oooh, that was a good ride. – Yes. – On Monday, we’ve got top five disc brake hacks and on
Tuesday, it’s a double day. We’ve got the colours of
pro, that’s one you’ve shot. – Yes, that’s fun, that one.
– Good stuff. And then, top 10 tips for making a video edit just using your mobile phone. – And Wednesday, we’ve
got how to build a jump, something we all wanna
know, so that’s a good one. – Thursday, ask GMBN, so send us your questions to ask at GMBN dot com or in the comments section of last week’s show and we’ll try and answer all your questions about mountain bikin’. – And then, of course, Friday, we’ll be back in the Dirt Shed
Show, havin’ lots of fun. – Alright guys, I have
got some news for you. – I know it already, Scott. Isn’t it brilliant, Neil? It’s 500,000 subscribers. – Yeah. – Can you believe it? We’ve reached half a million.
– We’re mental. – He have done that but,
– That is amazing. – Today, unfortunately, is
my very last Dirt Shed Show. – What?
– Awwh. Where you goin’? What you doin’? – Well, I’m gonna ride my bike more, do some travelling, and then maybe pursue using my mechanical
engineering degree. – Awh, that’s a shame, but we’ll see you at Forward M, I guess, and we’ll see you at Riders and Bikes. – Nice.
– Yep, definitely. – Scott, talk about puttin’ a bummer on our half a million subscribers. – It’s such an amazing milestone and… – Bad timing! Bad timing.
– It’s all been good times. – Well, anyway, I actually knew Scott was leavin’ and that’s why we thought we’d put this little show reel together, Scott, of your best bits. Take a look. (upbeat electronic music) – [Man] Pedalling! – I wanted to thank all of you guys personally who have watched the videos. You’ve commented, you’ve
given us thumbs-up like. I’ve had a great time, met some of you at the races too, events,
out on the trails, and I’ll still be riding, so
I might see you all there. And of course, you two,
– Yeah. – plus Blake, wherever he is on holiday, and all the guys who have
been behind the camera, they do an awesome job editing all the videos and slavin’ hard. – Scotty, looks like we’re
gonna see you out on the trails. – You will. – Right, since it’s your
last Dirt Shed Show, Scotty, throw to two of
your favourite videos. – Ooh, two of my favourite videos. I’m gonna say, Downhill
versus Enduro Bike, right there and I think
here, Flats versus Cliffs. – Nice. – Nice. Now, don’t forget to click on that link, so you can take a look at our new jerseys and of course, hit the button right there, the GMBN logo, to subscribe. – Give us a thumbs up, wanna see half a million of those this week. – Yeah, loads of thumbs
ups, Scotty Laughland. – See you guys, cheers! – [Camera Man] Sweet.