The Dark Arts Of Mountain Biking | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 191

The Dark Arts Of Mountain Biking | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 191


– Welcome to this week’s Dirt Shed Show with myself and Martyn,
a rat, and presented by Chain Reaction Cycles of
course, this week we’re talking about the dark arts of mountain biking. – Yeah I’m looking forward
to that, plus we have got a bumper edition of the bike vault. I’ve got a Halloween special
hacks and bodges and an incredible view already. It’s all comin’ up on the Dirt Shed Show. (rock music) (mechanical noises) – So right we’re talking the
dark arts of mountain biking, explain this to me. – You know it’s Halloween,
it’s freak week so I thought we could have a bit of fun
with this, and what I mean about the dark arts are these
elusive skills, maintenance knowledge, the stuff that
you need to know to be that complete all around rider, the best rider you can be basically. So what’s the first dark art this week? – [Neil] Well let’s get
literal with it I suppose and talk about night riding. – [Martyn] I like it. – [Neil] It is pretty spooky,
it’s also pretty sketchy ’cause you can really
see where you’re going. You wanna get stories from night riding? – [Martyn] You know what,
I’ve only ever been on one night ride, that tells
you how spooky it can be. I went on one night ride with
a friend, James Murell, and a guy called Stephen Kruger. We went out on a night
ride, it was super slippy. Limestone rocks, ah so sketchy. But suddenly your world become
this little tube of light ahead of you, and it is
like so exhilarating. It’s proper fun but it is a bit scary. – It feels fast It’s like running in the dark,
it feel like you’re goin’ faster than you actually are. – Yeah but you definitely learn
new skills while you do it. – Well we’ve got a night
ridin’ expert to give some more advice here, is he an expert? – (mumbles) yes night ridin’
is the time for night ridin’. There’s a great time because
you can still go out in the woods and ride your bike, but
I got a few tips if you wanna go out there and ride
your bike in the dark. Have some friends, go out
with some friends because that gives you a little bit more
fun, you can have a lot more laughs it’s insane. Today I’m on my own, so you
gotta let someone know where you’re going, and what time
you’re gonna come back. Give em’ a time frame because
you don’t wanna go out there without anyone knowing where
you are and you get lost and you know it gets scary. Also lights, one on the front
of you handle bars, one on your helmet, ’cause the one
on your helmet especially when you’re running techy stuff. You can turn, you can look
down ledges, you can see what’s around corners ’cause that
one, you’re not really gonna turn real sharp to see
what’s over there are you. So double light is key, today
I’ve got one ’cause that one just died. So I’m gonna ride a small
trail not a techy trail, that’s another one, picking your
trail, pick a good trail. You don’t wanna make one that’s
really tough for you because in the dark everything is
faster, the world is totally different, it’s so much more fun. You’re looking down and it’s
always got a constant tunnel vision, especially if your
lights are just firing down the trail. Yeah, and jumping in the dark,
I hate it, it’s the worst. Back to you in the shed. – Thank you Blake Sampson. Right, the next dark art, I’m gonna give you this one Freestyle. The reason this is a dark
art because how do you get good at this big mountain riding
or this slope style riding, or this dirt jump riding,
you gotta take so much risk. Sometimes it seem like they’re
doing like death defying tricks, literally, so
how do you get into it. Well evidently freestyle? – Not really. – Now I know you used to do
some dirt jumps back in the day. – I did used to do a little bit yeah. – Well we’re not really
freestyle experts so thankfully this week we got someone
who is, so check this out. This is how to get dark
arts mastered in freestyle. – Hello Martyn, hi Neil,
hi everyone at GMBN. Sam Reynolds here, live at
Rogate Bike Park, super cool here, loads of nice jumps. Yeah I got into free ride myself. I actually started racing
forcross that’s how I got into mountain biking, I
just thought it was cool. But forcross is always one
Sunday, and they had a King of Dirt Conetest on Saturday
which I always thought was cooler, a bit more fun you know. I actually ended up just
entering a couple of them once and turned out I enjoyed it
way more and was better at that so here I am still doing
jumps 10 years later I guess. I would say the dark arts to
free riding or dirt jumping or kind of anything crazy
on a bike is to be totally confident you know. If it’s in the back of your
head that you might not make it, then you’re not gonna go
full power and you’re probably gonna do yourself more damage. You gotta believe that
you’re gonna do it, go for it 100% commitment and
yeah, you should be good. – Cool, I love freestyle. I have got a game actually,
I’ve just thought of something that we could do Neil. A bit of freestyle riding,
we’ve seen that as a dark art. Night riding, why don’t we mix the two. Night time free style riding? – Get Blake to do it. – Yeah, Blake! – No. – Go on! – No. – Yes! – No, no jumps. – Blake do it. – Oh man, Okay, I’ll give it a go. Literally can just see eight feet, oh! Jump, oh! I didn’t mean to over jump that. I nearly ran over the bars
on that, I didn’t even know where the landing was. Do you realize every time
I jump, it goes black. I don’t even know where the landing is. Back to you. – Right dark art theme, one
that you might be able to shed some light on is
called trials riding. I cannot do it, don’t get it. Don’t know how you’re
supposed to get good at it. – It’s like black magic isn’t it? – What’s the secret? – It’s incredible, look
at some of this riding. It’s absolutely amazing,
the technical ability of a world class trials rider now
I’ve got to be honest right. Is some stuff I just don’t understand. I’m into trials, and I
watch them do these lines. – [Neil] The competition stuff. – [Martyn] Look at that, yeah. I can’t believe they can do it. But that man there, that
is Kenny Belaey right. He is so many times world
champion, I can’t even keep up. I think it’s 10 times
now, he’s still at the top of his game, he’s been
there for like 20 years. He’s incredible, but I got
a hold of him on the phone and he said that he’d take
us through some tips on trials so Kenny what ya got? – Hello Martyn, thanks for the
shout out to us trials riders this right here is my trials
bike, it’s carbon fiber, it’s super light, about eight kilogram. It has hydraulic rim brakes
because when we land onto the front wheel, that’s
where you want to block the front wheel and this brake
will just make the wheel shaky. A rim brake doesn’t, it’s
about eight kilogram. All the power that you put
in, you get back out because when we stand on the back
you’re like that, and we jump sideways onto an obstacle,
we can go up to one meter 45, one meter 47, which you have
to do at the end of a section. So at the end of your two
minutes you’re standing next to a wall this high, then
you have to jump up with hard beat 180 so the mental and
physical preparation to be a good trials rider in
competition is really crazy. It’s so much work, for you
guys maybe it’s not that necessary to do all that,
but I can give you some tips and tricks to be a
better mountain biker just by learning the basics of trials. Here we go. So the basics of trials, the track stand. If you turn your handle
bar to the left, that means your right foot has to be in
the front and the other way around, if you turn your
foot to the left, your handle bar has to go to the right
because then you create a better balance between left and
the right side of your bike. Slightly make this swinging
movement so you keep your balance, work with you
limbs, your core stability very important and once
you do that also your arms, you have to be slightly relaxed
because don’t stress too much because, don’t brake like that. Just keep the bike loose,
be relaxed, and I’m sure I guarantee you, you will
go faster downhill. – Thank you Kenny Belaey. – Super cool huh? – He’s a cool rider isn’t he. Yeah that guy is super
talented, right next dark art this is what mountain
biking is all about for me, I love this, never quite
mastered it like you have. Riding smooth. – [Neil] Oh that’s easy Martyn. – [Martyn] Well it’s when
you know how but for most of us out there trying to ride
like this guy Sam Hill, look at him, he makes it look so easy. – [Neil] That’s a different
matter, Sam Hill is a different level to- – [Martyn] The speed is
different but that riding smooth, that technique how do we do
that Neil give us one tip, how can we learn to ride like you guys. – [Neil] I always though it
came from dirt jumps personally, on trails, but I don’t think
Sam Hill does that, he rides flat pedals, that might be it. But I think learning to pump
for me was a really big one, you learn to use the ground
and get off the ground when it’s rough and
that smooths you riding. – [Martyn] Okay so learning
to pump that’s our lesson, for all of use normals who can’t
ride like Neil and Sam Hill we’re gonna start learning to pump. So there’s some dark arts for you. Hopefully some tips in
there that are gonna help improve your riding, finger crossed. (mumbles) dark arts some stuff
I definitely don’t understand is maintenance, looking after
bike, like building bike wheels, bleeding brakes. You know who knows all about
that, Doddy over to you for the dark arts of maintenance. – Yeah okay so dark arts,
I’m definitely going to say wheel building is probably the
dark art in mountain biking. These days you don’t really
to build wheels so much because the pre-built
packages you get from decent manufacturers like
Mavok, DT, any of those. They tend to be really, really good. But back in the day, building
a set of wheel yourself was the best way to get some
decent wheels and it was definitely a dark art because
you used to have to measure hubs, measure the flanges,
distance between the flanges. All that stuff to work out
your own measurement for creating a spoke (mumbles). That in itself put a lot of
people off let alone having to have dedicated equipment
like spokeys and even a wheel jig if you want
to do the job properly. But actually it’s pretty easy
to do these days, there’s a whole number of websites
available, there’s one on the screen now and you can literally
just type in the type of rim that you’re planning on
getting, the hub option that you have and it will work
out and calculate the spoke length that you need. You can buy the spokes
online and it’s pretty easy. In fact I built a set of wheels for my commuter bike recently,
literally just lace em’ up in the morning, true them up
nicely, and we’re riding to work on it on the
next Monday pretty much. So it’s actually a fairly
simple process to lace up a set of wheels, and we
are gonna look at this on GMBN Tech soon, however, it’s a very, very hard process to master,
something I’ve still not done after all these years ’cause
it’s just simply don’t need to do it that much. Now when you are gonna tackle
something like this it’s really important to get decent
quality rims, because this is the single biggest thing
when building a set of wheels. If you got soft rims, they’re
incredibly hard to get completely straight,
you’ll end up with a wheel that’s slightly egg shaped or lumpy. Something like a carbon rim,
I’m not suggesting you buy one but a carbon rim is very easy
to build into a very straight wheel because the rim itself
is so stiff in the first place. But it’s all about choosing
the right stuff and there’s some really good websites out there. In fact Calvin from Part Tools,
he as far as I’m concerned he’s the wheel master,
have a look at this little video from Calvin. – [Calvin] So what this
simply is, is a spread sheet with a radar chart. So what happens is, the
bigger outline is the tighter of the two sides, and the smaller
circle is the less tension and they’re not the same. But this was a front wheel, yes (mumbles). That is a disk hub, and
the disk hub is flatter, it’s shorter, and to
get that, it’s tighter. It’s tighter, so now what’s
interesting about this. This wheel is very, very true. You can see the different
tensions though, but it’s very common to see, you’ll se a
spoke that’s a bit tight, and its neighbor a bit loose. What we want to have in a
wheel is even tension on the same side. – Yeah so there you go,
that’s what I think is the dark art of mantle bar
maintenance and it’s definitely something we’ll have a look at soon. – Thank you Doddy that is the
dark arts mastered I think. Let us know if you’ve got
any dark arts in the comments down below of course, yeah get involved. – So to the news Martyn. – Let’s do it. – Rebel Rampage last
weekend, I’m sure lots of our viewers have seen this,
did you watch it Martyn, what do you think? – I did, I really enjoyed it. I don’t think the right person won. – It’s always gonna be tough
in these judged events. But who do you think should’ve won? – I think Andre Lecondegi,
his run summed up the word rampage. It was all of that. I think he should’ve won it. Second in the end
– Brett Reider Awesome ride for me as well. – It was super smooth
first run down for him, he won it on that but yeah, I don’t know. It was over too quick and
it didn’t have, it was all over the place. – I always think it’s a
bit of an anti-climax. Rampage where the first run
wins and then people are like well that’s it, I don’t
want to risk doing it again. That’s the way it goes. – Yeah Brendan Fairclough,
his run was great wasn’t it? Great line, super, super line. And I reckon that could’ve
been up there, I don’t know where he ended up in
the end but it wasn’t top. So not high enough. – So the rumor has been going
around for a little while but it seems confirmed, well
not quite confirmed, but it looks like Aaron Gwin leaving YT. – [Martyn] Dun dun dun! – [Neil] Talked about it
on one of his most recent Instagram posts. Mob I think is staying in
YT but Aaron is leaving the Mob and YT by the looks of it. No news about where he’s going
yet but I’ve heard rumors, who knows. – Oh can you say what the rumor is. – But we have heard rumors
of intense, rumors of track, rumors of specialized. Who has got the money? – I’d like to see him on a Cannondale. With a lefty. – Maybe an E-Bike, I’ve not
heard that rumor before. – We don’t know where
he’s going but yeah good to seem some changes, that definitely is. What about this, now I
don’t think this is brand new news, but it’s new to
me so that counts right. Sam Pilgrim game, this new, it’s called, uh so cool
I’ve got it on my phone. Shred 2, I just downloaded the app. You can play as Sam Pilgrim, it’s amazing. Shred was a great first
mountain bike app on your phone, wicked stuff you could do. Now you can actually do it as Sam Pilgrim. I’m gonna show you it now and
you’re gonna be like, what! Look at this. – Well I’m 37 years old,
I don’t really play games on my phone. – I don’t really, but when
you can be Sam Pilgrim I’ve always wanted to ride, the Shred 2! Look at this. – Does he say anything? – I don’t know, I don’t know
if it’s in Pilgrim voice. Yeah that’s a cool game. So Neil you’ve been away last
few weeks, where’ve you been? – [Neil] Yeah, I went
on a holiday to Madeira. For a mountain bike trip,
some of the best riding I’ve ever done, amazing loamy trails. Some of those ridges, do
you remember seeing the Rat Boy film in that little
convertible, loved it. – [Martyn] Amazing, look at that. Oh cool, and you had Andrew
Titley with you as well? – [Neil] I did, some old
school names comin’ out of the wood work, well some of my old
friends of course but yeah. – [Martyn] Anyone who knows
old school mountain bikes from the 90’s will know
the name Andrew Titley. Legend, legend. Rides all the time doesn’t he? – He does love it. – He’s looking fitter
than I’ve ever seen him. Incredible. Right, it is time for fact
of the week with no one else but him there. – Well it’s not really a
fact this week, it’s more trivial I suppose. But talking about Halloween
spooky bike names. – Yes I like it. – I’ve come up with a good old list here, viewers get involved if
you think of any others. Spooky bikes, charge made a
cleaver, Rocky Mountain slayer, (mumbles) apocalypse, spooky
metal (mumbles), Garry Fisher did a Grateful Dead bike. Of course evil bikes. – There’s so many of em’. I’ve got one, Cannondale
beast of the east. – Beast of the east, what
is the beast of the east, is that some sort of- – The beast of the east, well
actually it was to do with east coast single track so
it had a high bottom bracket ’cause these single tracks
are real sweepy and they had a higher bottom bracket
so you didn’t get lots of pedal strikes, apparently. – That sounds scary to me. – So it’s not so scary
when you explain it. But it’s Cannador so
who cares, it’s amazing. – Get involved, I’m sure
there’s some more puns in names. (lighthearted music) (laughing) (laughing) – You gonna sing with me Neil? – Sing what? (singing) – Come on, come one. (crowd boo sound effect) – It almost does ruin my
favorite part of the show Martyn ’cause I actually love Hacks and Bodges. – Yes Hacks and Bodges time,
we have chain reaction cycles. We’ve got 100 pounds to
give away to the best Hacks and Bodges, in freak week this week. And you can spend that money
in Chain Reaction Cycles, get whatever you want as
long as you let us know, that’s actually not apart of
the deal you just whatever you like. But we’ve got a winner coming
up so I’m gonna start off with this one, I like this one. It is from, let me just check this one. It’s form Bruce, looks simple doesn’t it. USB fan, he’s giving us
all these pictures of this great ride he was on in
BC, British Columbia. Kept all of his stuff dry
each night, so he’d drive everything out, ready and
ride for the next day using this little USB fan. – [Neil] You can plug it into
your computer or whatever. – Yeah so he took it on the- – Does it work? – Yeah well he said it
saved so much time, he said, “Instead of waiting eight
hours every day for clothes to “dry, he’s using this fan.” Like a little tumble dryer. – That’s actually a good
idea, in Madeira it rained three of the five days over
there and wet shoes everyday. – I think that’s in the
running, it’s clever, good use. – I like it. This one looks live a zombie’s
been involved, fixed a tire. Manuel in Switzerland, “Why
throw away a new 75 Swiss Frank “tire just for a one half inch long cut.” So he’s just (mumbles). – It’s a little bit of twine or something. – [Neil] Yeah that’s pretty good. – [Martyn] I do like that
’cause that is sort of like the first little hint of
freak week in Hacks and Bodges because it reminds me of like
Frankenstein head or something – The tire does look like it’s
in good neck neck as well. – He said it runned until the
end of the tire’s lifetime actually, so it stayed up. Pretty cool, what else you got Neil? – This is from Scott who
Derbyshire in the UK. He’s got… Lives in a cottage got loads
of bikes, so he’s used an old pair of drop bars mounted
his cross bike, road bike, ground bike to the wall. – Yeah it’s a road bike, so
I did say it was freak week and Halloween so this is pretty scary. A road bike yuck! – (heavy accent) road bike
bars as well but we’ll let you off just for this week. – Very cool. Right I have got, now this
could be in the running for the win right. This is from Ellis. Obviously very Halloween
like, you thinking that’s a crazy helmet, well underneath
there’s helmet ’cause you see you couldn’t get a
helmet this big Papier-mâché Halloween suite to stay on. He’s Jack the Pumpkin King from
Nightmare Before Christmas. One of my favorite films. – It’s not Christmas though is it? (Martyn laughing) – He put the helmet inside so
it kept the Jack the Pumpkin King head on. What do you think of that? – That’s alright. – It’s a great bit of art, and
I think that’s in the running but Neil you’re the man
whose got to decide. It can’t be that guy with the
road bike, I’m putting him out it’s got to be either Ellis or- – Bruce or Manuel. I’m gonna go with Manuel,
’cause he can buy himself a new tire. – Wow, perfect, yes. Manuel you’re a winner of
a Chain Reaction Cycles 100 pound voucher, best of luck. And if you do want to let us
know what you spend it on, do. That’s great, if you want to
send in a hack or a bodge, or a viewer edit bike vault,
any of your stuff that you’d like us to see. – Use the uploader. – Yeah use the uploader
and we get to see it, we get all your details and we
can hear your stories about the pictures and videos you
send in, so get involved. Okay Caption Contest time,
your chance to win a GMBN water bottle, there’s last weeks photo. – [Neil] Funny thing is
that’s Dolly’s normal face and he just pulls a face the rest of the time. – Yeah he’s just holding
a face constantly. – Picsalight, “When you booked
plane tickets for whistler “the week after it closes.” – Yeah that is the sort of face- – Who would do that, no one would do that. – Actually it’s not a bad
thing to do it’s super quite. – Just you have to petal a lot don’t you? – Stuart Rose says, “You’re
right, Jess. These knickers “are uncomfortable.” That’s a good one, I quite like that one. – Jacek Stepniewsk, “When
you eat to much of Blake’s “powerrr ballsss.” I’ve not tried his power balls. – That’s about right. Sebastian Wallach what about
this one, “When the berm goes “left, but the bike goes
right, and you go straight.” Yeah, they’re good this week, I like em’. Winner? – Stuart Rose, “You’re right,
Jess. These knickers are uncomfortable.” – Stuart Rose you have won
yourself a GMBN water bottle. Best of luck catching that. – It’s gone. – I think he caught that. – This weeks photo is
from Robot Nightmare. – [Martyn] Yes look at
this, Chris Smith all done up in his light (mumbles). – [Neil] There’s all sort
of terrible acting in this film, but also
there’s terrible props. The (heavy accent) was
probably the worst of the lot. – Yes absolutely was, give
us your caption for that in the comment section down
below and you too could win yourself a GMBN water
bottle, best of luck. Okay now remember before
we go any further one thing you must be doing is
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course you’ll be supporting us being part of the gang, so
make sure you subscribe. – I don’t know why you’re
telling me that man, of course I do. – Generally, you do unsubscribe sometimes. What we got for the comments this week. – So talkin’ about the Dirt
Shed last week, we you’re talking about 10 things
you wish you’d known before you started mountain biking. Axe Sports has got in
touch, said number one, Mountain biking is very expensive. – Yes that’s true, he’s got
some good ones here too. Friends are key to progression. – Are they? – That’s a good point. What about this one, don’t
put the progression off, you will regret it. – Yeah it’s a really good
one, read comments yourselves Dirt Shed had some great comments there. Alex Mason sent one, he
said, “Road bikers get really “pissed off when you slipstream
them all the way home on “your mountain bike.” – Yes they do. That’s something I wish
I’d know when I found out. – I would though as well
if someone did that. – It’d be really annoying. Foy Forehand said, “Get a dropper
post as soon as possible.” – Yeah that does help a lot of people – Also got some great
comments below Neil and Sai’s backpacking adventure in Iceland. – Funny (mumbles) video, probably
a month ago when we did it I love that trip, I hope it
comes across in video, ’cause I was just frothing with how good it was. Got a funny comment here
though from Rizcuz, he said, “A little known fact: all
that sulfurous hot air seen in “the video is caused by gravel
bike rider worldwide telling “anyone who’ll listen
just how much fun gravel bikes are fun.” I think it’s true yeah. – Rob Bonney says, “Who watched
this and didn’t want to ride “their bike in Iceland?
Thought so, no one! “Awesome adventure.” And what about this one
from Josh Smith says, “Potentially the best video ever on GMBN.” – Thanks I totally appreciate
it, we did get a few comments about saying it’s not real
backpacking because we had support, we stayed in a hut. It’s true we did, but it’s freezing cold. It was basically almost
impossible to camp we were told. It’s so wild, but I wouldn’t
have done it any other way, staying in that hut was amazing. Magna, our guide, had few
beers and few snakes in the van as well, so it worked out alright. – Yeah that dinner did look amazing. And how many potatoes did you guys take? That was a lot of potatoes. – The ride did almost
kill me though to be fair. It was a long day, too long day. – Freak week of course
this week lots of Halloween action and it continues, what
are you looking forward to? – Well Blake is riding in
a fixey mountain bike which of course makes sense, we
all wanna try that don’t we? – Yeah I don’t know
about that, that could go horribly wrong. – Tune in, see what happens. – And yeah hopefully he’ll survive. Next week I’ve got a cool video
coming about tire pressure actually, so that might
be quite insightful. So stay with us on GMBN and
see all of the upcoming videos. – Right, it’s time for the
bike vault, let’s get in there. – Let’s get into the bike
vault, and this week it’s a bumper edition. – Bumpers. – So you’re gonna have to
really hold tight, we’re gonna have to rattle through em’. I’m just gonna let the vault open here. Have we got the super nice bell ready? – Queue the super nice bell. – Here we are, bike vault
coming, slow loading today. Slow loading day for bike vault. Here we go. Okay bike vault time, here we go Neil. Ready with the bell for super nice’s. And we are in with Jets, he’s
eight year old he’s propane. Is that propane? – Yeah they make kids bikes yeah. – Yeah look at that. – Very cool, kids bikes
always get a super nice. (rings bell) Imagine being that kid
eight years old riding that. – That is a cool bike,
there he is look at that. Brushing through the woods. Oh, don’t see many black
and white shots, hardtail. Chris, Dartmoor Hornet. – Don’t see many Dartmoor’s. – In Scotland, nice. Next up we’ve got Gregory’s
Track Remedy eight. – Luxembourg, I’ve not
really heard much about- – It’s nice. – Wow it’s long. What is that, Stanton. – That is Fynn’s 2018 Stanton. – Yeah it does look like a sort
of modern hardtail doesn’t. – Don’t know why, think it
might be the thin tubing, but it reminds me of a sun chippy. – Throwback, I like it. (mumbles) it’s a Cannondale,
what is it, FSI with a lefty. – It’s in Denmark. – It’s a cool bike. (rings bell) – Super nice! – Cannondale on the super nice. – Look at the dropper, it’s
got one of those super light weight tiny little droppers. – Yeah love it, super nice
Cannondale goes without saying. – Well no it doesn’t but
I’ll let you off this time. – Next up we have got David’s Ridley. – Ridley. – 27.5. – More known for their road
bikes Ridley, cross bikes. – Not a fan of that one,
I’m not a fan of that no. I’m sorry David that’s a nice from me. – They shot you down. – Moving on, next one. Andy’s Transition Scout. – What is that green booth reservoir? I presume that’s up north in the UK. ‘Cause it looks like it. It’s cool I really like that. – I like the wind farm in the back. – I like it as well for
the sandy colored bike, Oh that’s super nice. (rings bell) – Wow, only second ride out on that one. Next up we have got Kross. Watch X Kross Soil. – I don’t know if you still
have a Kross didn’t you? – Yes. – Not anymore. – Not anymore, that’s
a cool chain isn’t it? To trek I like that. – You talked about last week
but Trek have got a super power woman’s team (mumbles),
Tracey Moseley, Emily Batty, Jolanda Neff, really batly girls. – Formidable but this cross is just nice. – Canyon Spectral. – Yeah HK’s Canyon Spectral. What do you say Neil? – I think that’s a cool bike. – That’s a spectacular background. Go on. (rings bell) – I love the paint job on that. Rocky Mountain. I can’t help but think the
shock clip is upside down piggy back at the top. – Yeah don’t like it. – Might be wrong. – Not a fan. – Cool, where is that? Austrian Alps. – Leogang. – Oh it is yeah, I recognize it. I’ve been there. – It’s nice, is it more than that? – It’s nice. – Oh this is cool, I like this one. Bit of a cave, bet some
people in that cave- – Bentonville Arizona is that- – Yeah, Spotrocker. – Never heard of it. – Cool isn’t it, I like that one a lot. It’s a nice, it’s a big nice. Next up Trek from Mark in
Peavine Mountain, Nevada. – Reno that’s where Interbike is held. – Cool bike, nice. – I’m sure it’s good riding as well. – Nice Mark, like it. There we go, Salsa. – I like a Salsa they’re
pretty sort of niche. – This one in Michigan. – Steel wise, they mostly I think Salsa? Might be wrong. – I believe that sounds
right, it’s a cool hard tail. – Oh I can’t. (rings bell) – Go on, super nice. Very half hearted ring of that bell. – Oh I’m sorry man. – Very half hearted, Sean,
Santa Cruz Chameleon. 29er in the concrete bow that’s different. – It is but I really like,
I’ve had a few chameleons in my time back in the 26 (mumbles) days. – Have you? – Lovely bikes. – You’ve got a bit of a
soft spot for this one? – I do, I bet that’s a really fun bike. – Go on, ring that bell. (rings bell) – Hard tail. (rings bell) Hard tails, I’m a bit hard tail lover. – Hard tails are sick. John’s Santa Cruz hard tail. – Oh I’m gonna go super nice
there, that’s a mega bike. (rings bell) – Wow you’ve gone mental now! – That’s a lovely bike, high tail RT. – Okay next up, wow. Fatty, Tim’s Fatboy Specialized. – With what, look at
the background there’s- – Camels! (rings bell) Camels in the background! – Does camel trump dogs. – Yes, super nice. – Well you’ve got to ride
a fat bike in the desert. – How many bikes are we
gonna (mumbles) this week? This is Waldo’s custom built Santa Cruz- – Waldo, where’s Waldo? – Where is Waldo? He is in Chili. – Yes, Santiago I’ve ridden there! – Go on Neil, give him a super nice! We are out the bike vault. That was a good bike vault isn’t it. I enjoyed it. Make sure you send your
bike into the bike vault, use the uploader, you
might get a super nice. But don’t worry, you get no
worse than a nice, you’re safe. (camera shots) – Instabangers, great
Instagram pics from mountain bike people we think you should follow. And I’ve got an Instagram account. By no means affiliate with
these guys but check out FreeRideMadeira I had a
brilliant trip over there. They showed us around, gave us uplifts. If you’re thinking about going there, definitely give a follow. – [Martyn] Cool, can you
hook me up with those guys? – [Neil] Probably, well I
didn’t get hooked up but maybe. Gram of the Week is Jesse
in Flagstaff, Arizona. Riding his sexy (heavy
accent) check that out. – That is cool! I do love seeing the Grom’s
ride that’s very nice. Viewer edit this week, we
have got a cool viewer edit this week, I’m really
interested in seeing this one. It’s from Jack, and he’s
out riding with his mates. Here we go, we’re off. – [Neil] Treading his
local forest in Australia. – This is Jack riding,
wheelying, right here we go. We’re into the trails
with Jack, oh he’s fast. Not sure about the black
and white, oh there we go. As if by magic. – [Neil] Wow Jack! – [Martyn] That was huge! That was absolutely huge
bit of roost, go on! I wanna know who Jack’s
riding with, do we know who Jack’s riding with? – [Neil] With his mate. – Jack thank you very
much, good for your edit. Cool looking riding, really really cool. – So we’ve got some
competition winners this week. Some huge results, the Syncros giveaway. So do you remember that mental,
expensive cross country, wheels, bars- – Dream parts. – So for quite obvious there
can only be one winner, and the winner of four thousand
pounds worth of carbon fiber is Scott Briggs. – Scott, congratulations! – So keep an eye out on your
emails we’ll be in touch and we’ll get that stuff
shipped out to you. – I love the idea that there’s
a guy on the other end of that camera now just freaking out! He’s like, “He said my name!” That is a great prize, amazing. I wish I’d win that, I wasn’t
allowed win though, sucks. Okay, what we want to talk
about now is our shop ’cause we’ve got our T’s in the
shop, our freak week T’s. – Limited edition. – Limited edition, there’s
not many left, they’re only on sale until November
5th and then you can’t get them anymore, that’s it. So do we get to keep these ones. I hope so, so if you want
yours get to the shop. The link’s up above Neil’s head I think. – Get involved yeah. Thanks for the support. – We do appreciate the
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