Shreddin' in the 90's

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  • 12-10-2012
    Dion
    Shreddin' in the 90's
    I love this. The hit everything from street, trials, jumps and trail.

  • 12-10-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Hard to believe they were able to pull those tricks off without faggy suspension or baggy shorts!!! Wow! :lol: Fannypacks for teh win!!! :rolleyes:

    So who were those guys (obviously Spaniards), and where are they today?
  • 12-10-2012
    MTBerNick
    The super long manuals are impressive!
  • 12-10-2012
    lidarman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Hard to believe they were able to pull those tricks off without faggy suspension or baggy shorts!!! Wow! :lol: Fannypacks for teh win!!! :rolleyes:

    So who were those guys (obviously Spaniards), and where are they today?


    ...and can you believe they made that without a GoPro? This must be fakery! ;)

    Best vid in a while. So fresh and so dated at the same time.
  • 12-10-2012
    guilev
    This is awesome for so many reasons! Obviously the skills, but also the white cotton t-shirts with spandex shorts, the fanny pack, toe clips, etc. awesome!

    I think what amazed me about this video is that the guys climb a mountain and we don't even see them ripping down. The movie just ends showing how great of a climb that was! :thumbsup:

    Thanks for sharing!
  • 12-10-2012
    ferday
    Love how they rode seemingly 100km and pinned it the entire way

    Great vid dion, that ruled on multiple levels
  • 12-10-2012
    Snfoilhat
    So many stony-faced people. Seeing that riding makes me smile.
  • 12-11-2012
    Mylo_
    Awesome! :thumbsup:
  • 12-11-2012
    jrm
    yeah Pat Benatar
    Dug the nose wheelie 180
  • 12-11-2012
    53119
    cool post, Dion. almost makes me miss my '92 db apex!
  • 12-11-2012
    B-Mac
    Great vid!!!
  • 12-11-2012
    PSE
    top video! :thumbsup:
  • 12-11-2012
    Dion
    I wanted to post this because it seems everybody gets caught up in upgrading, wheel size, head angles, dropper posts, weight, etc. And then you watch something like this and realize that is IS possible you don't "need' all those crutches.

    I am equally as guilty of that, but I do ride my 1986 Rockhopper 90% of the time.

    The true point is to stop over analyzing your set-up and go out and shred. I have friends that spend more time nitpicking details of geometry angles and +/- millimeter differences in bar width - than just flowing.

    I think this video shows what MTB'ing can be when we don't limit ourselves to fit within riding categories i.e., "I'm a downhiller" or "I'm a XC rider". MTB'ing can be all in one, limited by only your creativity.

    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...35855035_n.jpg
  • 12-11-2012
    Gasp4Air
    Orange frames. Have they always been popular?
  • 12-11-2012
    sxotty
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    ...and can you believe they made that without a GoPro? This must be fakery! ;)

    Best vid in a while. So fresh and so dated at the same time.

    Yeah I know I was like dang I cant imagine filming this back then :) Seriously awesome though. I don't miss my first HT though.
  • 12-11-2012
    1 cog frog
    Nice!
    You should post that in the VRC, great stuff! Imagine, doing all that on a rigid 21 speed steel framed TREK with 2.0 tires no less! :thumbsup:
  • 12-11-2012
    Katz
    Canti-lever brakes, a booster, and two-finger braking. Good 'ol days...
  • 12-11-2012
    _Alberto_
    Two fawking OG's right there. That was an awesome video
  • 12-11-2012
    roke_mnt
    Full video
    I found the original video in spanish, full length including the descent...

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-uyA6vL3VJ0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 12-11-2012
    Wildebeast
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Hard to believe they were able to pull those tricks off without faggy suspension or baggy shorts!!! Wow! :lol: Fannypacks for teh win!!! :rolleyes:

    So who were those guys (obviously Spaniards), and where are they today?

    They probably flew off a big cliff and died in the making of part 2. ;)


    I have really been wanting to improve my technical riding skills I am thinking I need to pull out the old rockhopper and put it back into action. Any better Ideas? Think this is a good idea? I'll be wearing the fanny and cotton tee of course when I do.:thumbsup:
  • 12-11-2012
    rossluzz
    How could they possibly ride like that without tapered headtubes, 2x10 drivetrains, and narrower than 2.4" tires?!? Video must be fake.
  • 12-11-2012
    stremf
    Enjoyed that vid immensely. Thanks for posting.
  • 12-11-2012
    Dion
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rossluzz View Post
    How could they possibly ride like that without tapered headtubes, 2x10 drivetrains, and narrower than 2.4" tires?!? Video must be fake.

    It is fake. You really need all that stuff to shred. Don't forget 1.5 clamp X 31" handlebars and through axles.
  • 12-11-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I am equally as guilty of that, but I do ride my 1986 Rockhopper 90% of the time.

    The true point is to stop over analyzing your set-up and go out and shred. I have friends that spend more time nitpicking details of geometry angles and +/- millimeter differences in bar width - than just flowing.

    I think this video shows what MTB'ing can be when we don't limit ourselves to fit within riding categories i.e., "I'm a downhiller" or "I'm a XC rider". MTB'ing can be all in one, limited by only your creativity.

    The average mountain biker was more skillful back then. :p Suspension/technology has really allowed people to get away with things you never could with a vintage ride.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 1 cog frog View Post
    You should post that in the VRC, great stuff! Imagine, doing all that on a rigid 21 speed steel framed TREK with 2.0 tires no less! :thumbsup:

    We loved it, we live it. :D
  • 12-12-2012
    dru
    Dion, watched that yesterday, and have to say that was awesome. Sure makes some B.S. out of all the crap people insist is necessary these days. The only thing those guys weren't hitting was huge drops, go figure! Thank you for digging it up!