Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Alp Style

This video was filmed in one of the eastern-most areas of the Austrian Alps.  This is different than most of the mountain bike videos you see floating around, most of which feature Danny MacAskill doing mind-blowing trials stunts.  Almost none of us can even contemplate how difficult MacAskill's maneuvers really are since most of us can't even perform a manual.  That being said, there are some serious skills on demonstration in this video, but at least it is something I can more realistically aspire to.  I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did!

29er-alpine from on Vimeo.


  1. Stunning scenery to be sure... I can't say that I know why he was pussy-footing it so much in some spots and hopping around, maybe he was just hamming it up for the camera ;-)

  2. Riding a rigid SS would make it a bit tougher to bomb through some of those areas. With how rocky the terrain was I would bet you could get bouncing out of control quickly if you tried to carry too much speed. When asked why he was hopping around, Oliver (the rider in the video) mentioned that the hopping is for clearing rocky uphill sections.