Shredding In the Southern Hemisphere | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 154

Shredding In the Southern Hemisphere | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 154


– Nino Schurter tells us
all about his favorite bike, Chile becomes the center
of the mountain bike world, and Blake Samson wins DarkFEST! (record scratching)
– Did he? – No, he didn’t, but let’s do it anyway, it’s the Dirt Shed Show! Yeah, So, I’m very happy to be joined by the one and only Neil Donoghue. My favorite person in
the whole world, one of. – Is that right? A bit much.
– One of, one of. – Doing well, doing well. I’ve also had a cool video
from the one and only, Nino Schurter, which we’ll get into a bit later on, but pretty exciting. – Oh nice, doesn’t get
involved very often. – No.
– That’s good stuff. – Let’s get straight into the news. Starting with brake
manufacturer TRP have added to their pro lineup significantly. They’re adding Cedric
Gracia, Brendan Fairclough, Matt Jones, the commencal 100% team, and of course that adds to a lineup that includes Aaron Gwin, nonetheless. So, a quite pro lineup. – It’s pretty interesting actually, two years ago, I woulda not heard of TRP, although it is part of Tektro, which I didn’t know at the
time, so they’re really expanding their rider
support, so it’s good to see. – Yeah. Big news. Also, the Andes Pacifico’s
kicked off in Chile, I’m very jealous seeing all
the pictures coming out there, it’s an amazing event, but also World Cup downhill
champion of a few years ago, I can’t remember now, Josh
Bryceland is there taking part. I’m sure he’s enjoying
himself, the riding’s amazing, hangin’ out after the
riding’s a lot of fun as well so follow him on his Instagram. – Yeah, yeah you’ll get a slight different view of the
event through Josh’s eyes. Absolutely, yeah, Valparaiso has also been taking place in
Chile, a downhill race, it’s extreme, fast, amazing to watch. Tomas Slavik took the win in the end, a great ride for the
ex 4cross racer there. But what about this Remy
Metallier crash, Neil? – Ooh! Went down hard. It’s so unforgiving, that place. Didn’t look like he was ever
going to make that corner, did it, really?
– Not really. – Pretty impressive stuff. Also, the Down Mall race,
those series of events taking place in shopping
malls around the world, is taking pace in Ulm in Germany and Noel Niederberger took the win. – Never heard of him.
– No? I haven’t either. But it’s an interesting concept,
this race series, isn’t it. You go and do your shopping and go for a race at the same time. – Yeah, it’s definitely a
different view of mountain biking. It’s good, though, getting
out there, getting out there. And DarkFEST, of course,
has been taking place in Stellenbosch, in South Africa, our very own Blake Sampson has been hitting these huge jumps
built by Sam Reynolds, Nico Vink and crew, it’s an
incredible free ride event, big wins for Nicholi Rogatkin
and Sam Reynolds himself. But really, it’s a media fest,
so the win was all of us, ’cause we get to see these
incredible bits of riding, and of course we’ll be having lots more from Blake on DarkFEST, once he gets back from what
looks like a very nice holiday. – Did you see the video of Adolf Silva backflipping that 90 foot jump? (crowds cheering) Beautiful save there. – Yeah, really, really scary stuff there. So what’s this news about Nino
Schurter getting involved? – So, I did a video last week, cross country hardtail
versus full suspension, and I completely messed the results. I did the tests on two different days, so I reached out to some pros
to ask, on their opinion, how do they choose which bike to ride, and we got back with this. – Yeah, hello everybody, I
choose my bike due to the track. So, depends if it’s a technical
track or a fast track, if it’s a lot of uphill,
so the tracks getting more and more technical and rougher so I’m riding mostly now full suspension. And just for a few races, a hardtail. We also did some tests,
some science tests, exactly measured with which
bike I’m faster, yeah, so. But in general, I’m riding the most time in our full-suspension bikes. – Wow! Nino Schurter, on camera, chatting. – The interesting part-
– That’s pretty cool! – The interesting part, for me, was that he actually does use science, so it’s not all off feel,
of course these top racers do everything to try and win races, so it doesn’t surprise me,
really, that Nino’s gone to those extents, but
interesting, nonetheless. – Yeah absolutely, I mean,
it’s gotta be pretty tricky for these guys when they’re
getting to the tracks, and two bikes in the truck,
which one’s gonna be quickest. I wonder if they actually
do laps at the event itself. – I think they do,
something that, Annie Last, does the same thing, she takes two bikes, to all the races, so. – Yeah, very cool, right. So, it brings us on to
Hero of the Week, right. Because, I don’t know if it’s
going to happen very often, but he sent us a video this week, it’s really cool of him
to give us some time. So, Nino Shurter, I think,
is this week’s hero, which is good news, but what I thought would be quite interesting
is, if he’s Hero of the Week, is he Hero of the Week
compared to other riders in the world of mountain biking, as in, who’s the most favorite rider this week? – This week.
– Yeah, short-term chart. So, let’s do a poll on it,
stick it above Neil’s head. We are gonna put in the poll,
well Nino to start off with, Josh Bryceland, ’cause
he’s out at Andes Pacifico, Remy Metallier, because he likes bashing into big lumps of wood on corners, and Sam Reynolds, for having
a sick whip in South Africa, and what about Nicholi Rogatkin, for just doing one of those funny crazy corked spin twists,
that he likes to do. – My vote goes to Sam Reynolds, ’cause I love his style on the bike. It’s cool to see him, you know, making that course for the DarkFEST, it’s pretty impressive what
he’s got up to out there. – Yeah, and that’s a
very nice looking track. Let us know in the poll who’s
your favorite rider this week, does Nino get your vote, he’s got mine. Good luck lads, the viewers are deciding. And let us know in the comments
down below what you think of what’s been happening
in the news this week. Okay, let’s get into what you guys have been talking about
on the channel last week, in the comments section down
below, we read ’em all, right. First one is from Harvey Bagley, who says the viewer edit we
featured last week was sped up. – It was.
– It was, right, but that’s, that’s our fault. I don’t know how it happened, but somehow it got accidentally sped up. So, James Hiska, you get my apologies, because it was your edit,
and we blew it for you, man! That sucks, right, so we kind of ruined your viewer edit, but apologies. Next comment is from Erik Hagman. That viewer edit, it’s needs
a case of the speed police. – Ah, the speed police.
– I know! You’re making me feel really bad now. – You should follow the speed police. – I do, I do, they’re a
good Instagram account. But yeah, sorry James, I apologize again. – Dirk Van Zyl has been back in touch, he’s actually run into
Blake at DarkFEST today and for some reason I
was a bit starstruck, didn’t even notice Brendan
Fairclough with him till after, glad to say he’s just as cool in real life as he is on the show, and
I’m even bigger fan now. – That’s hilarious. I bet Brendan was like,
do you not know who I am? Is who is this guy, it’s hilarious. Northbiker says, talking about last week, we were asking who you’d
like to see edits from, “What about Chris Akrigg,
his edits are usually on point and very creative things.” They are, they are. Yeah, everyone loves to
see a Chris Akrigg vid. I think he’ll be coming
back with one soon, – We’ve inside news on this
– Yeah, I saw a couple clips of something, it looks pretty good. – Ooh, Maxwell Patrick
says about Curtis Keene, they’re a great set of videos actually I really liked the last series
– Yeah, yeah. Following the EWS series
and his antics out there, yeah I’d definitely like to see that. And Radical911 finishes up
the comments this week with, “I know you guys love
rippin’ on Nino’s whips-” – I don’t, you do. (laughing) – I’m only kidding,
Nino, we’re only kidding. Um, but have you ever
tried whipping on a bike with a hundred millimeter
stem and the seat up yer can? – That’s what I keep
saying, it’s impossible. – He says he’s shocked he’s not in the Fails and Bails clips, he’s right. He does a great cross
up, for the bike he’s on. But he does not do a whip,
that’s my only point. – You can’t whip a cross
country bike, probably. – I can’t whip anything. Yeah, keep your comments coming,
and we’ll be taking a read of what you’ve got to say this week. Down below, put it there. – Progression Session, and one this week comes from Dial Aloozy,
his friend Ever hitting one of the local jumps,
so this is definitely a case for the Progression Session, because their first attempt is pretty- – It’s a no-show, that first one. No, he kind of bottles it. – Yeah, the first jump
is a bit so-so, but, (laughing) he keeps at it, he keeps at it, and actually this last one’s good. – Oh! And actually the
last, that one’s bang on. It was perfect, perfect progression. And our First Ride Friday this week is from Jonathan Berher,
his son Oliver, five, taking on some big boys
trails for the first time, doing a great job, (blows raspberry) there’s your little splat for being a First Ride Friday member of the club. If you want a feature
in Progression Session and in First Ride Friday, then send ’em in to Dirt Shed at GMBN.com, and you can be in this bit of the show. ♪ Hacks and Bodges, Hacks and Bodges! ♪ Hacks, you didn’t think
I’d do it, man, did you. Hacks, and, go on, keep it
going, oh, it petered out. – They’re singing at home, I’m sure. – They are, Neil, they are.
– You think so? – Definitely, they’re
definitely singing along. So our Hacks and Bodges
this week are gonna start with Jonathan Green, who is proving that a seat is never broken if you get the old needle and thread
out and stitch it up. – Talented.
– Yes! It’s good that, isn’t it. – I’ve seen people, like, stich things back together with zip ties, that’s- – Yeah, and Doddy was
stitching a tire back together. Yeah, so this is a great bodge. – I’ve got a few tires I need
stitched back together for me. If he wants to do it. – Yeah, let him, let him. Yeah, so if you want to
keep your seat running, you can do it, just like Jonathan. Nice one, thanks for sending that in. – Now, Josh Ridgeway has done something we’ve probably all tried, it’s an experiment with bike parts. – Blech! Oh my God, that’s horrible. – He’s from Yorkshire and he’s put on a set of suspension forks
in front of his BMX. He’s trying to make the
ultimate pump track bike, in fact the ultimate pump track
bike is a fully rigid BMX. – That is disgusting! – That is, broken
– Bodged. I’ve got another one, Matesh Cogerin, has made a sort of work stand- – I like it!
– For your tools. For your Allen keys. Yeah,
I like that a lot actually – What size holes do you
think he drilled for each? Did he go up a millimeter
for each Allen key? – He must’a done.
– I would’ve thought so. – But you know, I’m a strong believer in 90 degrees is the rule
when it comes to tools, so you’re keepin’ ’em nice and level, yeah, you want to be able
to see where your tools are- – Can you find a seven mil
drill bit for six mil Allen key? Don’t know if you can,
for a seven mil one. – Can’t you? Don’t know.
– He tried. – Great Hacks and Bodges. Let’s finish up with a
Hacks and Bodges art. Here’s our new logo for this week: definitely still needs
some work, but never mind. Our piece of art this week
is from Michael Robertson. It’s a Hacks and Bodges cake. – What is on top of this? Twiglets on top of chocolate cake. – That’s not Twiglets! That actually is Twiglets. Yeah it’s a slightly salty log roll, and some granola, couple
of chocolate cakes, Nice! I like it. – It’s just a picture of a cake, you don’t actually get the cake. – Yes so thanks for sending
that in, Mike Robertson, that is a really cool bit
of Hacks and Bodges art, I like it a lot. – It’d be better if we got the real cake, not a picture of a real cake
– Yeah, yeah. So next time, please send the real thing. Hacks and Bodges Art,
that’s where it’s at. – Send your cake to Dirt Shed at GMBN.com Is that how it works? (laughs) – Caption contest time, right. First one up to go next to this photo of Steve looking kind
of gormless last week. But he’s not a gormless guy. He just looks gormless
in that photo, right. Honten Meiler says “When Steve learns how carbon frames are made.” – Ooh, Zak Keevil “When
you see someone’s dog taking a dump on the trail.” – Oh, yeah, yep, that one’s quite good. Ryan Rutherford says, “Oh, so
that’s your browser history.” – Oh dear. James Rixon “When you walk in on a set of the Dirt Shed Show.” – Yeah, I reckon he’d get
a pretty surprised look if he walked in here
and saw us doing this. Winner this week I think is Honton Meiler. ‘Cause I think that is
the face Steve would make. So I am sending you, it’s a GMBN bottle in this package, it’s on
its way to you, well done. If you’d like to try
and win a GMBN bottle, then why don’t you put
a caption next to this! (laughing) Clever old Jack,
he’s such a great creator! How does he come up with
these crazy photos, I dunno. Yeah, put your caption
in the comments section down below, try and win yourself a ball. (rock music) Time for viewer edits, and Neil, what are we gonna kick
it off with this week? – Well, I got two great ones this week. The first one comes
from the Downhill Dudes and they are riding ski bikes. I’ve always actually
fancied trying this myself, it’s good fun.
– Looks amazing! – Guess I could be carnage,
it is carnage in this video. – I wonder if it really rides like a bike. It looks like it does.
– Don’t know. You know Phillip Polk,
do you remember him? He used to ride one of these
a lot in winter so, dunno. – Yeah, it does look super fun. They look like they got
a proper little backyard, snow backyard going on. – I bet you pump at stuff. – Yeah, it’s real interesting. They’ve just texted me, they said it does ride just like a normal bike. – Good to know! – Thanks for letting us know. Right, our next one this week, we do want to skim over this. It’s from Erik Kirk and Aaron Cochoran. I wanted to look at this because it’s Ray’s Bike Park, in Cleveland. It looks amazing.
– It does look great fun. – It’s looks so good, look at these lines. I love it, it looks so much fun. I really want to go there. – I can see you bombing
right there on your canyon. – Yeah, I think it might suit me. It’s lots of things to grab,
for when I get something wrong, like a Niel, NIEL!! It’ll be amazing. So I really wanna go there,
thanks for sending that Aaron and Erik, Erik and Aaron Cochran. I think both these videos are going to get a million views, probably between them. – Between this week, yeah.
– So that’s not bad. That isn’t bad, it’s not a bad result. If you’ve got a great edit, you’ve put a bit of work into something, and it shows us all about your riding and what you’re doing on a bike then please send it to us,
’cause we love seein’ em, we watch ’em all every week, and obviously we feature them on the show, be great to see your banger films. And of course you get a million views on YouTube, which is great. – And you get loads of
money, million views. – Yeah, and you’re basically a
millionaire at the end of it. – Yeah.
– So it’s amazing. – Win win.
– Win, win win win win. It’s time for Tech of the
Week and we’ve been joined by the one and only, Doddy! Alright boys, how’s it going, good. Brought a few tools in! – I have, well it’s a
single tool actually. So this is a bearing
press and extraction tool. I’m gonna be doing a video
on how you take bearings out of your full sus bike and replace
them without damaging ’em. Don’t you use, like,
a chisel and a mallet? You know, it’s funny, because this is obviously
the correct tool. with an extractor and a press. But yeah, you don’t always
have to use the right tool. This is, like, Lego for adults, isn’t it? Yeah.
It’s nice things. It’s not like full mechanic spec This is more home mechanic
spec, so it’s less expensive, it’s reasonable price, and you get these according to which bearings
you have on your bike, there’s a chart and you can read that one, there’s your bearings. – Yeah, and I feel like
in the safety of the shed, and with you guys, I can admit that I do love a really tech tool. There’s nothing quite like it. But do you know what,
something also tells me you’re the sort of guy that’s quite happy with a block of wood and a mallet? – Yeah, I have been known to use a block wood and a mallet. – Mole grips
– For several bits – Mole grips solve a lot problems. – Mole grips solve nearly
actually all problems. – I heard you had a pretty inventive tool that you made from an
ex-pro rider’s trials frame? – Yes, for banging rate, – Crown race.
– Crown race! Onto forks. It was piece of Martin
Hawsey’s giant trials frame. – Oh! Here’s a slap in the face. – Cut it in two and just, smack it on. That’s all that bike was
good for, throw it away. – (laughs) He’s not gonna
be too happy about that. – No he won’t. – So, some tools for doing bearings, but you’ve also got this thing here. – Yeah!
– So what’s this all about? – So, someone sent this
in for Blake, a while ago. And I don’t actually know what it is, and Blake’s not here at the moment. – Yeah he was here on the show
actually, I can’t remember- – Oh no no, he made it and sent it in, so if you’re watching,
can you get in touch? Because I think this is really cool. – It’s for bleeding shimano brakes. – Yeah, and I want to use it in the video, cause I think it’s, I think it’s ace. – Well I was actually hoping to steal that before you found that, so pretty gutted. – Well, maybe he’ll make another one. – That’d be nice. – So, bearings coming up this week on GMBN tech, and we can
check out your show on Monday? – Yeah.
– Monday. Where you’ll be getting into it, yeah. Don’t miss Doddy, ’cause he knows everything there is to
know about all this stuff. – And the bearing video
should be up this weekend. – Fails and Bails is an
absolute banger last week, maybe the best ever, so this week gonna follow it up with some great vids, it’s short, and it’s sweet,
check this one out, Neil. It’s from Maria Monroe in Woburn Forest. I think you know this spot. – I do.
– Oh man. – It’s kinda going wrong,
– Prepare yourself. – And it went really wrong on this one. – Yeah, feet off the
pedals, here she comes, Oh no, did you hear that frame? – It didn’t sound very good, that. – Let’s see it in slo-mo,
catch it, here we go again. – Oh it’s frightening. – Whack! That is broken. – Crackin’ crash.
– Nightmare, nightmare! – Check out this one from
Hayley Smith, this is good. (splashing) (laughing) I mean, that’s what
happens when it goes wrong- – That was set up, that was set up! That wasn’t, that wasn’t real. – Think it was a bit of Jackass. – Let me see it again, Let me see it again.
– That’s good. – Hayley’s,
– So good. It’s the full splash you get.
– Oh my God, bang. (laughing) – You can’t do nothing but laugh. – Wow, nice one, Hayley! That is, like, the perfect crash. – It’s like something
out of Tom and Jerry. – It’s amazing, absolutely amazing. Right, let’s get straight
into bangers and shout-outs. I’m gonna give a shout-out
to this vid from Josh Glee, very different, involves a tractor, a fence, and a bike, can’t go wrong, some amazing turns, rippin’
the corners on this one, really like it, lots
of style, lots of fun. – A great way of
supporting us here at GMBN is to go along to our store and buy, something like a jersey,
but my favorite thing at the moment is our windproof vest, you’ll probably see me wearing in that cross-country video,
full-sus vs hardtail so, get along there, that’d be great. – Yeah, it’s very cool, and that stuff wraps up into a tiny little
ball, it’s very class. Yeah, so make sure to support us, let’s get straight into the Bike Vault, but I’m gonna start it
slightly differently this week. So I want you to see this photo from Louis C in Galway, in
Ireland, check that out. – He must have thrown his bike- – It’s brilliant
– He’s got a drone or some- – It’s brilliant, right,
he’s set his shot, but look how much work goes
into creating this photo. Look at this little video
he’s put together for us, of just literally going all this fuss just to get in the Bike Vault, throwing the bike up in the air, editing all his mates out. – He must be super strong
to throw a bike that high. – But it’s such a good photo, in the end. Look at that, he’s just
taking all the people out using Photoshop, very clever stuff. – That’s commitment to the cause. – There you go, that’s
how hard people will try to get in the Bike Vault,
it’s a super nice louie. Right, let’s get into the
Bike Vault official, now. – Let’s get the horn out.
– Yeah, get your horn out. – Here we go, with the Bike Vault, sorry, I shoulda been ready, it’s coming, we’re getting into the Bike Vault, – It better be good. – It’s gonna be amazing, Neil. Just, I’m just gonna relax into it. Okay, Bill Clark in Sani
Pass in South Africa. – I think that’s where
Rob Warner went riding with Greg Minnaar, if I’m not wrong. Well, did they ride, didn’t actually ride then, ’cause the weather. I’m going off on a tangent.
– Beautiful looking place. – That’s a Scott, isn’t
it, a Scott Genius? – Well I think that’s a nice start. – Well I think that’s really nice. I think that’s super nice. – It’s like I got nothing anymore. – The horn is not working anymore. – Whaaat? Uh-oh. (ominous music) Bill Clark, you’re super
nice (horn honking) There you go, right, we’re
back in the whip, okay. Here we go, super nice on Bill Clark. Next one up, we’ve got Dave
in Swinley Forest, in the U.K. – Dave!
– Tell you what, that is my favorite sort
of Bike Vault photo. You know when they’re like,
the track snakes away. – I like it. – One brake? One brake! – No, he’s running two brakes, I reckon he’s running two
brakes on the left hand side. – Wow! And why is that? – Why is that, Dave?
– That’s cool. – Let us know why, is that because you’re a one-armed warrior, or what? Let me know.
– That’s good. Nice.
– Very cool. Super nice, that is. (honking) – Michael DuBont, in
Schaftlarn, in Germany, – Called the Peace of Paradise Trail. – You know what, we don’t
get anywhere near enough Bike Vault bikes from Germany. We don’t.
– Do we? – That’s just a fact.
– What bike is it? – Is that a YT? I think it is a YT. – I like that, it’s cool.
– It’s pretty. – I think I’ve-
– That’s super nice. (honking) – That’s a lot of super nices. – It’s gonna be one of those days, is it, where we love everything. Quincy’s- – Another YT. – Cebu, Philippines. – They’ve all been inspired
by that video last week, goat video, sending their
YTs in, it’s a Capra – It’s hard to dis that one, though. It’s nice, let’s set a
standard, that’s nice. – What we’ve got next?
– Hardtail. – Whoa! It’s a nice bike from Roger. Ah, it’s nice.
– It’s nice. – It’s nice, it’s a bit out of focus, that’s a bit of a shame. – Oh dear.
– Bit of a shame. But it’s nice, I like it. – What we got next? – Shane Coster in Hawaii!
– Hawaii. – That is beautiful.
– Yeah. – Ahh, that’s definitely a super nice. – It’s a good color bike,
if you’re living in Hawaii, you’ve got to have a
bright bike (honking horn) – You really have. That one hit the mark for me. Tasmin Johnson, another
one in South Africa. – Transition. she’s lined up the tires,
Maxis logos top and bottom. – It’s like the Doddy would be
freaking out with this photo. – It’s good.
– It’s super nice. – It is, isn’t it, go on (honking horn) – Tasmin, you did well. Next up, Tim Bliss, in Gilgai,
New South Wales, Australia. – I’ve actually ridden near,
I think it’s Manly Dam, they call it, near Sydney, it
looks a bit like that rock. It’s a cool place to ride
your bike, round there. – We’ve been all around the world, today in the Bike Vault, aren’t we? I think that is a nice, – I can’t tell what bike it
is, I dunno, it’s a nice. – It’s nice.
– Yeah. – It’s nice, yeah, it’s nice. – Cannondale. – Don’t see anywhere
near enough Cannondales, in the Bike Vault. – Cannondale Habit, I
don’t know that bike. – I don’t wanna know it. – Tom Cook’s bike, what,
you slaggin’ it off? – Ah, there’s a lot of lines going on, there’s a lot of lines,
I mean, it’s not for me. I think it’s a really nice photo. It’s a nice for me.
– I think it’s nice. – It’s nice, Tom, it’s nice. It’s just not my cup of tea, that one. – You’re a big Cannondale fan as well- – I am, I am, but I don’t, I’m not sure about all these angles. – It’s no Beast of the East, is it? – No, but not much is, dude. Right, Tom Sharp.
– Giant. – Another one in Australia. – Western Australia, that. – Western Australia.
– Sam Hill Territory. – It’s nice.
– It’s nice. – Nice little rock pile. Tristan Thompson.
– Where is that? – I don’t know where that is. It’s a Mongoose,
– Hardtail. – Chris Akrigg would be
happy, I think that’s nice. – I think that’s nice. – That was good this week! I feel like there was,
like, deep deep quality, deep quality that week. Yeah, yeah. Make sure you
send, take some good photos to send them to the usual address, and we’ll try and get them in
the Bike Vault. (clattering) – That did nothing. – Poll results from last
week, you asked the question whose big video do you
want to see coming next? Danny Macaskill was the
number one, with 51%. – I’m not surprised by that.
– I’m not surprised actually. 50 to 01 were next, then Fabio Wibmer, Brendog, then Emily Batty. – Wow, I tell you what, 50 to 01 have gotta be happy with
that result, beating Fabio, – I think 50 to 01 make some cool videos- – They do, they do, got a lot of steez. And if you wanna see more
from the channel this week, then why don’t you click
just here where you can see Blake’s A Day in the Life from DarkFEST. – Cross country video, hardtail
versus full suspension, that Nino Schurter was commenting
about, click over here. – Yeah, hit the old logo just
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