GoPro HD: 2012 Crankworx Jeep Air DH with Brian Lopes

Aug 15, 2012 at 15:00
Aug 15, 2012
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 just defied any sort of logic/physics/human limits going through that tree line.insane
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 too bad he's the biggest douchebag in the sport
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 common knowledge or your opinion?
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 yea he could have been a little more curteous and waited for that guy at 2 26 instead of cutting the corner. yea sure he wants to show us how fast he goes on A line but quite frankly the first 30 seconds already shows it.
  • + 40
 oooo wah he blocked you on twitter. Go fucking cry about it!!
  • + 42
 lol hes a douche for passing some guys on a-line? get real
  • + 7
 He cussed out Tara lanes
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 that is an extremely douchey thing to do but who cares if he's a douche? he can still rip f*ckin fast especially for his age
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 Huh... I wonder how many people who have a negative view on Lopes have actually met him in person and not just as a fanboy or saying something stupid to him online to try to get a reaction out of him?

Oh and to whoever wrote that pathetic little blog post up there... you're a friggen idiot.

"Third, he seems concerned that I follow him – I’m a mountain bike fan Brian."

And yet you take a chunk out of your day to trash on someone that you claim to be a fan of because he didn't know you and de-friended you. Why the hell would he want someone saying negative crap on his twitter which is a marketing thing for athletes and possibly personal as well. The fact that you care that much is really weird. Go outside Ross Measures, there's a life off of twitter.
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 good point... I don't have a negative view I just think cussing out tara is a cold thing to do but face it, he's an athlete not a role model some people don't understand that, as for twitter he wouldn't randomly block someone unless they started shit first
  • + 3
 That was SOOOO smooth. Also was this his race run? If so...f*ck Yeah Lopes is gonna pass you...hes trying to win and he is better than you are.
  • + 14
 just training I think... yes its sketchy to pass but I'm not a ripper and I still get annoyed by slow riders so I can't blame the guy
  • + 21
 No one wants to get stuck behind slow riders at least he did it at a good spot
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 I must agree that tree line segment was sick indeed! Feel sorry for his Mojo HD getting a total thrashing! Ha ha! Smile
  • + 36
 If it's not a race run, you should say something to let the other riders know you're behind them. Maybe say, "Passing on your left." With the wind in your ears you can't hear someone behind you and could cut them off at just the wrong time and really hurt some kid. Good manners is always a good idea. If it is an actual race run, by all means go as fast as you can, but I would still warn them I'm passing.
  • + 35
 ...Dude, we just got passed by Brian Lopes!
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 Sick run! I wonder if Brian ever got over that twitter comment from last year. Sounds like someone just can't let go.
  • + 5
 Even lopes admits to being a dick sometimes, but when you have people comin up and your trying to get in the zone for a race it's a pain, everybody gets agitated when they're focused and someone interrupts, he has appologized openly for this and asked that people catch him after a race or at the bar
  • + 3
 so telling him he lost and your stoked he did (while saying you idolized him) and he responds harshly back, he is a dick? ya that makes sense /sarcasm
  • + 16
 anyone remember that troy brosnan leogang practice run video? when he was stuck behind slow people, he slowed up, cleared his throat in an attempt to let them know he was behind them, and didn't pass until they moved over. does this particular video make lopes an a*shole? no. but, just shows brosnan's class, and that there is a "right way" to go about things.
  • + 6
 Ive raced at races where B Lopes has been racing. He is the cycling communities biggest DICK pro Cycler. I thought this was common knowledge. Both on and off the bike.
  • + 0
 what did he even cuss tara llanes about? thats the only thing ive heard bad about him and idk if its even true
  • + 1
 someone needs to let B Lopes brake sponser his brakes dont work, and he may need a new pair
  • + 3
 People on Pinbike are very polite. In South Africa we like each other so much we try and get close so that our back wheel almost touches the other riders front wheel and hope he will fall. Anyway, would you really mind if Brian Lopes passed you? It is like being kicked by Chuck Norris and surviving. Its awesome!!!!
  • + 4
 Man that dude has some serious skill... and thats stupidly fast coming into those trees. But prob should have said something to let the other guys know he was coming through...
  • + 3
 if a mod says it, then it must be true... I do agree though.
  • + 4
 At race for Tara a couple years ago at north star he lost to a local and started bitching to her and said that he should of won and he was hella pissed and was being a bitch about
  • + 1
 Sounds like he's a racer... I mean most of us love racing but we're not as passionate about it as Lopes so its not surprising if he would be upset about losing a race that he thinks he should have won. I don't see why that's a big deal either because what happens at/during races doesn't mean that's who he is all the time. Its a race, you're allowed to be a little dick-ish. Some people take it super seriously and treat it as a very important event, others treat it as a really, really fun time. It all depends on what makes you happy at the end of the race.

I'm in no way advocating cussing out a lady. If that did happen then geeze... what a donkulous move.
  • + 1
 that dapartyshark........ should probably just get the fuck off pinkbike
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 jesus christ,.. people serious mad because he passed some people where its wide enough for 2 people??? he wasnt passing them in light speed either but rather slowed down a bit...

get a life.
  • - 1
 He could've at least said "on your right" or "on your left". Thats what i do when passing someone. Let them know your there so it doesn't end up in a crash. Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time.
  • + 2
 ^ Even with that some people don't know what you're talking about... sometimes it is easier just to power through past someone if you're confident enough to be able to do it... I really don't see the big deal here, he didn't hit anyone.
  • + 1
 no need to beat a long dead horse...
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 yeah... he probs should hav said something, but it was a safe spot to cross past him compared to the rest of the track and he was trying to show how quick it was so leave the guy alone
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  • + 25
 Just realized how slow I am ...
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 Ha ha ha, me too!!
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  • + 18
 entering that treeline at that speed is amazing. never seen it done that fast before
  • + 6
 danny hart came damn close...
  • + 8
 i don't think i heard him land once! smoothest helmet cam video ever...
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 doesn't matter how smooth or fast you are, nobody likes a dick. Partly that is why our world is a bit screwed up, people with skill, power or money think they deserve special treatment. Much more impressed by a humble man...
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 I wish i could click the positive prop button more than once ^
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  • + 14
 Such a sick run! Passing those kids going that fast looked scary.
  • + 7
 If your gonna pass you have to yell GOPRO or STRAVA
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  • + 12
 We were the guys he passed! We don't care. We arnt the fastest guys. Good on him for it
  • + 2
 Well said !!! its like if you took up the sport running would you be surprised if BOLT ran past you NO .
  • + 2
 It's funny because no matter how fast you are he'd make anyone look slow XD
  • + 1
 I was wondering if they guys who got passed knew it was him, I didn't think they did until they saw this video. haha
  • + 3
 I didn't know it was him until my Bud showed me the vid!
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  • + 7
 Just very-very enjoyable, or something like that. I really felt myself instead of him, and at the kickers I almost jumped out of my chair. Do you know that feeling? Super quality and shot. GREAT vid pal Smile
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  • + 6
 Amazing run. Passing the last guy on the inside line around the corner would be tough, loose and your are doing 30+mph through there. Passing on aline is totally legit if its clean.
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  • + 7
 Friggin flyin', and to do the whole A-Line at that speed and not stop for a 40+ year old gentleman......AWESOME, and to make it look effortless to-boot !!!! :>Wink
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  • + 7
 I just caught myself tilting my shoulders on some of those burms... and on that note, it's time to go ride.
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  • + 5
 dear Mr. Lopes, how abotu you do that on a push bike not a moto this time..... that speed was insane!! Big Grin
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  • + 2
 well i can add that to my list of things to do before i die #1 race a mega #2 ride in crankworx
not all that unresenible

i bet those dudes lopes shot passed where like "holy crap thats brain lopes ....... (passed out from pure excitement)......"
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  • + 5
 160 mm?????. Granted it is a pretty smooth trail, but how fast was he through that rough tree section?
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  • + 3
 Funny thing is A-line is just way, way more fun at a slower pace and popping the lips. Watching him scrub the lip at tombstone and not boost made me cringe - obviously it's faster but that lip is just so much frickin fun!!
  • + 3
 I dunno man, speed is fun. So are scrubs...
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  • + 1
 man i have always liked lopes ( not that i know him personally ) but he didnt have to pass those dudes like a prick...they could have closed that specific trail/line for 10 minutes so he can make his run...instead he almost smoked or hurt atleast 5 dudes in that video....hes still fast as balls but ive lost some respect for him now
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  • + 2
 I pass people like that all the time lol. Guess Im a DBAG. Lopes is a very down to earth mellow guy u should show a lil respect.
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  • + 3
 To everyone that thinks they need a DUAL CROWN 8in travel DH rig look at Lopes he passes people like nothing on an AM bike
  • + 3
 wonder how much a tricked out Lopes bike would cost me? :->
  • + 2
 in fairness he is only riding A-line though. It's not exactly tech lol. Ive seen people ripping it on a hardtail.
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  • + 1
 i loved the fact that before pinch flat ally everyone was silent and mooned him made my day and would have have made this video better, but still he is pinned without a doubt
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  • + 4
 really looks sped up, so sick
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 What's scary is that some of the Pros in the Air DH event were finishing in 4:25+. That whole video, including the waiting behind the slow kids came to 4:39. I reckon he can ride A-line in 4:00 if he tries...
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  • + 2
 Now was that on clips or flats. Seriously that guy and ride puts most guys an 8 inch dher,s to shame. Like him or not he rips.
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  • + 3
 Headcams usually make things look slower than they are so he must have been flying!
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  • + 2
 the thing about the kids he passed is that they were probably super good riders and he made them look like little bitches haha
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  • + 4
 So smoooooooooooth! No banging, no clanging.
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  • + 3
 Is Lopes even called human? 3:50 - 3:60 that part scares the crap out of me Eek
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  • + 2
 Look how fast he's going!!! I've never ridden that track by myself, but I've seen few helmet-cams and THIS looks like a fast-motion! It's crazy!
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  • + 1
 So so fast and smooth, his head barely moves. Reminds me of a Cheetah chasing a gazelle, absolutely gob smacked watching this video. If Brian lopes over took me i think i would be honoured lol.
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  • + 1
 Did anybody notice if that was a gaseous emission @ 1.09 ? noticeable acceleration into the next whipper Smile

Lost opportunity for a massive "STRAVA" call on the passing moves Dood, we need more lols in Lopes Smile
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  • + 2
 Cycleborg hybrid machine If he's in whatever cycling race, you know that there's big chances he might take the win.
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  • + 3
 When you're that fast, they call you: Mr. Lopes!
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  • + 4
 he have a motor ?
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  • + 1
 Tree section, damn! And his bike is so quiet, is it the Shimano clutch derailleur? My bike sounds like a bucket of nuts and bolts down aline.
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  • + 1
 I wonder what that kid would do if he learned that brian lopes passed him while he was riding.
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  • + 2
 so fast, and pedalling between jumps??? sick.
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  • + 2
 he may be gettin old, but he's not gettin slow!
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  • + 1
 Even if he is a bag of douche he's fast enough to back it up, so who cares?
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  • + 2
 That looks absolutely knackerin!!!!
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  • + 2
 i thought i was fast down aline
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  • + 2
 when you see Lopes on the trail, just get out of the way
  • + 3
 Thing is you dont see or even hear him until he has passed......then you just applaud!
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  • + 2
 Sick and fast....made my day...tree section was insane....
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  • + 2
 He doesn't need brakes! Style & skill personified! :-D
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  • + 1
 did he just fast forward the whole thing to make it look like he's going that fast?
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  • + 2
 So that's what being really f*cking good on a bike looks like. Amazing!
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  • + 2
 I don't think he gets older, just faster..
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  • + 1
 gah! light speed through those trees holy crap a line is looking pretty beat, poor girl
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  • + 1
 was that in fast forward he was moving. Does he breathe? you usually hear guys gasping some air.
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  • + 1
 awesome rider.. for an awesome video ! GREAT !
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  • + 1
 Someone please tell me what's his bike
  • + 1
 that is Mojo HD
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  • + 1
 Holy shitballs this guy ripped the shit out of A-line Smile
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  • + 1
 2:00 to 2:06 was just pure skillz.

So sick
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 Amazing,the tree line??WOW
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  • + 1
 He was riding ibis mojo hd right?
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  • + 1
 Jeez...did he even slow for that tree section!!
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  • + 1
 BL must be able to ride A Line top to bottom in his sleep by now...
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  • + 0
 you can tell that video is sped up at some sections OR He has a KTM 450 motor under his legs(which I dont think so )
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  • + 2
 3:51 holy shit.
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  • + 2
 Smith is the man!
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 Holy sh*t that was insane,
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  • + 1
 How many times have you f**king done that track
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  • + 2
 Fast as always :-)
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  • + 1
 Lower A-line..... I have no clue.... what? how? wtf!
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  • + 1
 HUCK THAT SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • - 1
 He probably would have won if it wasn't for the lap traffic! Hard to scrub tabletops for speed when the kids in front of you are going for air.
  • + 5
 thats not a race run. The trail is closed during race runs. I would have thought that was obvious.
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  • + 1
 That ibis mojo hd 160 was so quiet and lopes was so smooth. Amazing rider
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  • + 1
 scrub scrub scrub it real good
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  • + 1
 Lopes may be a douchebag but... he's one super fucking fast douchebag.
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  • + 1
 Crazy Video! I want to ride like that. Now... Show me Steve's run
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  • + 1
 can he run his mojo hd with a 180mm and coil shock?
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  • + 1
 must ride that place!
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  • + 1
 This man is a beast
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  • + 1
 a fondo Brian!!!!
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 Your speed was SICK
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 pinned as balls
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 This guys takes him self way too seriously. A 40 year old with a highschool mentality, sad
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