'Ride Giant. Ride Whistler' Video Contest Winner Announced...

Jul 3, 2012 at 0:09
Jul 3, 2012
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Here it is, the big moment! The time has come to announce the grand prize winner of the “Ride Giant. Ride Whistler” video contest, and as our guest judges Jeff Lenosky and Clay Porter can attest to, it was no easy task selecting just one.

Giant Glory

We started with 150 videos from around the world. Amazing stories, amazing images, lots and lots of motivation to ride. From there, 20 made the cut to become finalists.

Honourable Mentions:
Ride Whistler with Goomba
Josh Lane
Kurt Shimada
Alex's Recovery
The Luca Lucas Experience

And now we have one.

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In the end, Clay and Jeff agreed with all the Pinkbike viewers. The people’s champion is their champion too. One video clearly resonated most, inspiring tons of feedback, commentary and pure stoke.

And the winner—drumroll, please!—is Supermarket Bike!

Views: 194,042    Faves: 1,961    Comments: 363


The story of Filipe Perestrelo from Portugal was beyond inspirational. Filmed by Miguel Freitas, Filipe’s story attracted more than 53,000 views in a few short weeks. Nearly 1,000 of you called it your favorite. So did Jeff and Clay.

“Choosing a winner out of the finalists was an extremely difficult task,” Jeff said afterward. “I'm amazed by the creativity both on the bike and behind the lens in all these videos. After watching the submissions all I want to do is get out and ride!”

Clay agreed that Filipe’s story rose to the top. “I was blown away by the production value in many of the submissions, but the story of Filipe's passion for riding regardless of quality of equipment was the clear winner in my eyes,” Clay said. “At the end of the day, the heart of filmmaking is the story—and Filipe's story grabbed and moved me more than any of the others.”

Now, the fun part: The story of Filipe, and the images of him absolutely shredding on his well-worn (and now broken) bike struck such a nerve that Giant decided to go above and beyond. The original stated prize was a trip to Whistler for Crankworx, plus a new Giant Glory frameset.

Of course the trip to British Columbia is on—we can’t wait to see Filipe tear it up at the Whistler Bike Park, where Giant is the official bike sponsor, and have a blast hanging out at Crankworx. But instead of just a Glory frameset, Giant is hooking Filipe up with the full set-up. A brand new Giant Glory 0 bike!

Once again, huge thanks from Giant for all the great work that went into these videos. Such an awesome collection of stories about who you are, where you ride, and what inspires you to get out and shred. We look forward to viewing them for a long time to come!

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Are you stoked for Filipe? Should Giant do this contest again?
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399 Comments

  • + 706
 YES!!! THIS KID DESERVES IT THE MOST OUT OF ANYONE! STOKED FOR YA MAN!
  • + 71
 FUCK YEAH
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 anyone else not ! a filipe fan !
  • + 69
 I am so stoked I just shouted out loud! So pleased for you man, and I am so pleased they gave you the entire bike! Have a fucking rad time at Whistler dude!
  • - 268
 At 2.19, the bikes frame seems to be sawed off quite frankly, can't see a fall like that making such a perfect break...
  • + 24
 he must be SOOO STOKED! CONGRATS!
  • + 25
 Enjoy it Filipe! the trip to that heaven place would be more than enough for the rest of us! ahaha
  • + 14
 GOOOOD! WOOO Glad he won man!
  • + 22
 I hoped Giant would do that! Thanks!
  • + 33
 Glad giant stepped up to the full bike for ya buddy!
  • + 40
 @unisaur...it broke at the welds which makes it seems like a perfect break. Also did you stop watching there and missed the whole part where you see him break his frame and eat dirt? Congrats to Filp, have fun in whistler!!!
  • + 7
 Only one thing to say: Glory bless us all.
  • + 10
 When he gets on that Glory, he is not going to know what hit him. From looking at his profile, he will shred and feel like he's on top of the world haha. Good on him i say.
  • + 26
 @ unisaurproductions yes he took a hacksaw to it after we saw him do that jump to make it more believible. your a freakin retard.
  • + 7
 Hell yeah! Congratulations Filipe. You deserve the bike. Now get to work on your next video!
  • + 13
 yes more vids of you shredding the same trail would be quite cool
  • + 8
 Could not agree more, good for Filipe and a nice touch from Giant.
  • + 7
 I wish i could props simonsilver's comment 1000 times! So stoked for him to win!
  • + 9
 so glad he won, almost every one else already had spec DH rigs accept for filipe. i have to give around of applause to all the other contestants because we have to admit, their were some sick videos out there as well. but over all LETS GO FILIPE
  • + 5
 Great job man!! You deserve it!!
  • + 7
 man he definitely deserves it! before i saw the bike broke I was thinking how it wasnt already broken! haha i hope to see a vid of him shredding with the glory soon! have fn man! and tons of props to giant for giving him an entire bike
  • + 4
 Awesome deal Filipe. You deserve that bike and we're all stoked you got it. Now you need to post some pics and videos of you riding Whistler! Good luck, man!
  • + 1
 Congrats Man! Enjoy your new bikes!
  • + 1
 Don't you think that he out grew that bike about 2-3 years ago? But I'm stoked and glad that he one l, he was ripping it up on that small of a bike, this new bike should improve his riding skills a ton!
  • + 6
 Seeing Giant do this makes me proud to own one. Not just a great bike, but a great company as well Smile
  • + 1
 I agree hobbyjig...that is unless you need a replacement lower link for your reign X and have to wait 4 months for it.
  • + 1
 As it should be. Things are at balance in the force
  • + 2
 So stoked for you man. Lets see some video's of you tearin' up your track on this beast!
  • + 1
 Soooo stoked for this kid! I'd love to see the kid tear it up in whistler!
  • + 1
 Congrats bro. Well deserved, hope you have fun shredding the bike park!
  • + 3
 Danny Hart better watch his back! I can't wait to see the follow up video with Filipe and his proper steed.
  • + 0
 @skumpeaks nope i think youve figured this out already but everybody likes him.
  • + 2
 You see the crash, why would he promote the frame snapping by sawing it knowing he could injure himself so bad he may not be able to ride again? I think not, Mr cynical.
  • + 1
 it was a supermarket bike with shit welds trust me a drop like that could easily snap it with out sawing
  • + 1
 why would he saw his frame if he did that he would have nothing to ride have fun in whistler man!
  • + 1
 Skumpeaks is a dick!
  • + 1
 @ UnisaurProductions the weld broke thats why its so clean!!
  • + 2
 @ UnisaurProductions... I agree w/t-roz.... why in the hell would anyone cut their frame so they could dial a ramp into a no trick neck-breaker?!? JEEEZUZ man... get over ur jealousy.
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 Thank you very much of everybody for supporting me, I'm very happy, nothing would have happened if you guys were not. Thank you very much!
  • + 81
 pay back with more vids for our entertainment :-) well deserved mate
  • + 9
 Agora queremos ver esses v'deos a rippar a Whistler com a Giant nova!!!! Parabéns!!! Smile
  • + 10
 Congrats Filipe!! Keep shreddin on the Glory, and enjoy every minute of Whistler!
  • + 21
 Filipe Dont Read The Haters Comments Sore Losers In My Opinion Or Just Haters Because You Now Are The Proud Owner Of A Newer And Better Bike Then They Have. They Need To Do There Research Before Commenting. IE 'CHECK THE OTHER VIDEOS AND DATES' Now We Just Look Forward To Seeing The Video Of You Ripping Whisters The Hell Up. Well Done And Enjoy The Trip, Bike And The Overall Experience Of A Lifetime. Congratz.
  • + 3
 não escuta para esses invejosas filhos da puta!
Parabéns!
  • + 1
 Parabéns meu, foi merecido!! Traz alguns videos teus lá de whistler.
  • + 3
 Congrats Filp! keep on filming and show us your new Whistler video with that new bike once you go on your trip!!!
  • + 6
 When I heard about the support forming for Filp on PB I was stoked- it restored my faith in humanity a little. Great story- and I can't wait to see him shred that beast down Whistler the lucky sod!!!
  • + 2
 You deserve that bike Flip! Go and enjoy whistler too! maybe I'll see you!
  • + 2
 Parabens! You earned that Glory. We all talk about our beginnings whether it was shredding a hardtail or whatever bike we could get our hands on but you took your supermarket bike to the limit man. I kept thinking, how does his bike hold up! And then... whoops.
  • + 0
 Parabéns... neste momento sinto o melhor tipo de inveja poss'vel... eheheheh

Aproveita ao máximo em Whistler e curte a Glory até ao osso!!!!
Já sabes que o povo quer é v'deos do que se passa no "SUPERMARKET BIKE 2 - The not so supermarket bike"

Dá-lhe toda a brita!!!!
  • + 2
 Congratulations Filp, so glad you won this, as it was your only dream, make sure you get some amazing riding and footage from Whistler. Nice one dude!
  • + 1
 Enjoy that ride man!!! Couldn't be more stoked for someone that I don't know, haha. You sir, deserve it. Shred till your dead... or until your bike snaps into multiple pieces Wink
  • + 1
 A video of the 'superbike' (glory) next time please !! RIP 'supermarket' bike Frown
  • + 2
 I knew this kid would win. Well deserved! Filip FTW! And big props to Giant ! ! !
  • + 5
 flip- don't EVER forget to LOCK THAT THING UP!!! ITS EITHER BETWEEN YOUR LEGS OR IN A LOCK! enjoy your new bike. i remember the first time i rode a good bike, i wish i could have that feeling again.
  • + 1
 I hope you'll post video of riding Glory very soon. So stoked! Smile
  • + 2
 amazing!!! pinkbike, filipe and giant! we want movies of him getting the stuff and please get some other names in the industry and give this boy some extras! clothing and protections! we need movies of all that happening! please! Filipe nos queremos ver filmes de ti a ripar na Glory!
  • + 2
 Congratulations Filipe! You are a great shredder and you totally deserved this trip and bike! I hope you shred ALOT at Whistler and enjoy your new bike!
Im happy for you man!! Big Grin
  • + 2
 Congratulations Felipe, un abrazo grande de CHILE Smile
  • + 2
 Congradz man. Stoked for you. And it's great to see pretty much the whole PB community support you, because everybody knows you deserve every part on that bike. And your probably going to meet everyone I want to meet at crankworks. Have a great trip, don't break yourself and keep on shredding.
  • + 2
 Man, I can't wait to see you shred Whistler's A-line like a pro. No one deserves it more, man.
  • + 3
 Inspirational.
See you in Whistler mate!
There's no better place on earth :-)
  • + 2
 so Filip, what will you do with the parts that Pinkbikers have donated to you? Wink
  • + 1
 Awesome story and congrats ! When you ride whistler, take your time at first ! You don't want to hurt yourself on your first day, no rush!
  • + 3
 Congratulations Felipe! Nobody inspired me more, and nobody needed a bike more than you did! I look forward to future videos and especially some CrankWorks coverage! Congrats again brother! Peace
  • + 2
 We NEEEED to see more vids filipe!!!
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 Congrats Filipe! You are the epitome of what riding your bike is all about. At a time when so much seems uncertain, when corporations and governments run unchecked and the world appears to only care about money, it's awe inspiring to see not only this video, but a community that has come together the way Pinkbike has behind Filipe. This is the kind of integrity I want my kids to have, and to be a part of a community that reflects these values so passionately is an honour.
  • + 13
 Very well said and thank you to Giant for Putting in that little bit extra, I am sure it will mean the world to Filipe
  • + 1
 @Julian...bang on the money
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 Exactly Julian, I'm just sitting here grinning after seeing all this. Faithinhumanityrestored.jpg
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 Hands down, the most deserving winner of this contest. He inspired more people in more ways than I am sure we will ever know. From people getting rid of excuses as to why the can't do this or that on their bike, to getting a whole (pinkbike) community to come together to help out a fellow rider with whatever they had to offer. I can't wait to see video of this kid shredding Whistler, his local track or anywhere else he chooses to go. Congratulations Filipe, you deserve all of this and more. Ride the hell out of that bike, it can take it!!
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  • + 35
 For those who are suspicious about the story of Filipe!
I live in Madeira to, and know many other storys like Filipe, many kids are riding these low budget bikes until they break apart.
Madeira is a small portuguese island, were most of the people earn around 500 € per month and 20% of the active population is unemployed.

Sadly it is a real story, don't doubt it, but now it has a happy ending!

Parabéns Filipe, estou ansioso por curtirmos umas descidas por aqui! Abraço.
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 Im incredibly stoked for him, but I think Giant deserves a massive thanks for coming together and sending him the full bike. Hundreds of us, myself included wanted to see him receive a full bike not just the frame. So there it is. A massive congratulations to Filipe, you must be so stoked man. Everyone was rootin for you, Im sure all of them are incredibly stoked to see you win, I know I am. To Giant and Whistler, on behalf or Filipe and everyone who voted for him Id like to send out a massive thanks for hooking him up what that amazing bike, fully built not just the frame. We hope to see more of you in the future man, your an inspiration and hero to many. A true essence of mountain biking. Again, big thanks to Whistler and Giant for putting this together.
  • + 6
 Class move from Giant. Hats off to you all for this
  • + 3
 Yep, Giant definitely stepped up. Great company with great products, that's why I ride Giant!
  • + 1
 If only I could afford a Glory I would never get rid of it, best bike ive ever ridden
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 Soooo glad Filipe won! Hope he enjoys the whole bike instead of just the frame!
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 Faith in Humanity : Restored
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 Good on Giant for upping the prize to a complete bike - you've made a lot of people other than Filipe happy! This has pretty much made my morning! Congrats Filipe - enjoy your prize!
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  • + 20
 Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now please, as soon as you get the bike, please make and post new videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 18
 Wow,So glad this guy won it and good on Giant for stepping it up. Stoked to see this guy shred during Crankworx. So deserving.
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 Clearly a great winner..... and a great move from Giant itself. I'm sure Filipe will put the giant to full use.

Muitos parabéns ao vencedor, é completamente merecido.
Filipe, dá-lhe brita....!!!!
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  • + 14
 Congrats to Flip for showing us that dedication comes from that burning desire to ride whatever on two wheels! My hats off to Giant who understands the passion of Riders! Ride Life! Ride Giant!
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  • + 12
 I Spent 3 Days Filming & Editing for this comp In the hope I would win, but my video is nothing compared to the story behind Filipe's, he truly deserves the bike & trip more than anyone else.. Big props to Giant on this one
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  • + 13
 That is so cool that he is the winner. And a really nice gesture from Giant. Really like the idea of giving him the whole bike not just the frame!
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  • + 14
 Don't forget to put a Leatt Brace on this guy!
  • + 7
 I think he is going to be inundated with kit when he gets to Crankworx - if I was the marketing manager of Leatt/Troy Lee/Fox/Oakley etc I would be throwing gear at him like there was no tomorrow because there are 50000 people like me who want to see him shred on a real bike... at Whistler.

We all want to share in his dream!
  • + 6
 I was even considering making the trip to whistler to ride with him. Its a 12hr drive for me, thats how stoked I am for this guy.
  • + 2
 someone ought to give the guy a good lock. I'd be gutted to come on here some day to hear the bike had been stolen
  • + 3
 You'd have an army of PBers looking for it with a vengeance.
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  • + 13
 this guy deserves a high five from every mountain biker on the planet
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 This history its so emotional or something, Felipe is a just winner in my opinion its a real freerider and im happy to see Felipe again on trails Wink Congratulations Felipe Big Grin
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 Congratulations Filipe well deserved.

Freeride Madeira MTB is pleased to offer transport for one day Ride.

Contact: www.freeridemadeira.com our email: info@freeridemadeira.com

Phone: 967 196 436

HUG
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  • + 12
 Awesome! Now we don't have to riot.
  • + 2
 ^^ahah so true
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 Seems to me a lot of people are bothered about how "real" the video is. Think this is a product of the way we live now with reality tv and any type of material on demand. Seems like if something isn't real we feel cheated. Who cares wether its a tru representation or a compilation of years of footage or just a great story.
I like it.
Hats of to a great video with an amazing story.
By the way star wars wasn't real either Smile
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 Good to see that the contest was based on story and heart and not fancy filming and blah blah blah. That dude definitely deserves this. And MAJOR props to Giant for throwing down a whole bike for the guy. Nice to see some major companies still have a heart and think of the little man, as well as the pros~
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 Now he has a decent bike, hope we could see more awesome videos of him shredding
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 este é o espirito em portugal...fazemos coisas espetaculares com o que temos..parabens pela historia que é a mesma de muitos aqui em portugal e pelo premio...
Este ano tive o prazer de ter ido a madeira e sempre que olhava a minha volta so pensava quero a minha bike aqui....é um sitio estupendo para pratica do downhill...Agora vai la cumprir o sonho de muitos downhilleiros, um dia ainda eide ir a whistler..Wink ...Wink
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 Well deserved Filipe Perestrelo! It would be great to see a video of Filipe's reaction to winning this or at least a quick written interview with him, plus it would excellent to see him shredding at Whistler on his new bike (I realize it doesn't matter what bike your riding but still I imagine his skills will improve dramatically on a proper modern bike that is safe and works)! Great job Pinkbike, Whistler, Clay, Jeff, and especially Giant for inspiring me to go ride and stop worrying about having the best gear!
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 Felipe really defines our sport. No matter how much money and time we devote to racing and having the best bike that we can possibly have, mountain biking revolves around fun and good times. He has shown us all that we can still have fun even without our carbon frames, hell, he has clearly shown us all that we can freking shred and have a blast on just about anything! This kid deserves it more than anyone, because he has brought our attention back to what mountain biking truly and simply is all about - fun. So stoked for you Felipe! Have a great time at Whistler and enjoy your new Glory!
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 I don't think we will see a vid of him shredding this bike for a while after 6 years rideing a supermarket bike with little travel it's a big leap to a full dh bike I hope he takes he's time to understand how to use the travel he now has . And that he doesn't go crazy because he feels he has to . I've seen many riders that have jumped from short xc bike to full dh rigs and really hert them selfs . so enjoy your win congrats take your time learn your setup and feel
  • + 2
 I believe if he's got bike skills (which we all obviously know he does) it won't take as long as you think. I'd say a few good fast technical runs on some trails in Whistler and he'll know how the bike is going to handle beneath him. And as far as getting the bike in the air, most likely won't start sending 50 footers right off the bat, but given a few smaller features you can come to grips on how the bike will handle in the air pretty well fairly quick.

I do have to agree with you on hoping that he doesn't immediately feel pressured to just go huck huge, it will come.

Congrats to Felipe on the new steed and the trip to Whistler, it will be a dream come true. Props to Giant for hooking up the complete. I'll be in Whistler the same time would love to see and shred with this kid!
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 If he never won... I would have set aside some money and gave home my old demo 8 frame! He deserves that bike.... I could not have been more happier... And I'm interested to see him shred that giant.... God he is gonna get good! Keep shredding.. Your my inspiration
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 Happy for the dude but I hope they're going to give him a big lock to go with it.
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 You are going to be one stoked young man. If you're shredding the PI$$ out of that chain-store-bike. You are going to $hit your pants when you get on that Glory. So stoked for you. Too bad more kids didn't have your attitude towards life. Rip it up brotha.
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 Ok, this is awesome...but just to be clear his parents not having enough money for a specialized dh bike doesnt make him poor lol..If I asked for that at my house I would just get laughed at.
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 That Just Goes To Show You, You Don't Need A Good Bike To Rip Like This Guy Did. You Deserve This Bike Man Smile
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 Congrats! I'm so happy for you! Couldn't think of anyone who deserves it more! I thought it was goin to go to some rich kid who has lots of money and bikes and the money for fancy camera gear. Thank god it didn't enjoy the new bike and all the other bonuses!!! Great vid !
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 then i reach the end, i was sad a little bit, because i exactly thought: this kid can't afford the rest of the bike. I'm so glad the GIANT though the same way and did it like he did. Congratulations!
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 So well deserved!! Parabéns Filipe!

thanks to Giant and Pinkbike for letting us know that the spirit and heart of mountainbiking is still real and its worth to chase our dreams. props also to the guys (as i read above) who helped Filipe filming this inspirational clip. Hopefully it will show us all that its all about the bike, supermarket or not, having fun with it, and fullfilling our dreams, i work every day for it!!

Agora vai lá partir a louça pa Whistler, Puto!!
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 Well deserved win, congrats!

Everybody, who said that this stroy is fake or set up, ect. should stop for a bit... Watch this video again, and ask from youself: "Is it inspiring, that a boy rides a cr@p bike better than many of us?" Most likely the answer is "YES" (mine is definetly a huge YES!) This gives me motivation, and makes me want to be like him, with so much commitment to ride better, but still enjoy it, even if the circumstances are not the best to achieve that. For me, the original idea of this competition was that elect the video what you think is the most inspiring. Well, i think this vid is the best in this. This shows me, that pushing youself often gets youself further than buying the best technology, spending a lot of money on something that probably wont make you any better rider. Probably he is just one of the poor guys shredding hard on a cheap and dangerous bike, but in this competition he is the only one, which makes him so special, and maybe this is why many of us wanted him to be winner, and help him to get something what he really deserves, and makes him super-happy. (i hope its clear what i've tried to point out, my language may be a bit hun-glish somewhere Smile )

I wish you many-many happy rides on that Giant, Filipe!!!
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 I was thinking, how in the world has that bike not broken yet...... and then came the ending.
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 man you need a new bike if you could do that stuff on that bike you deserve a giant great job so happy for you yes we should do an other contest
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 This guy desirves a new bike than most of you guys above unless you are in a very similar situation so stop all the neg props, Him and his mate put together a killer edit, that hit us all and made us feel how lucky we are and I can't waight to see this dude shredding on his giant!
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 Goodness gracious me!! He is lucky not to be dead....the bike he was riding, the way he was riding it is akin to playing Russian roulette!! He deserves the bike, more as a Health & Safety requirement more than anything else!! Well done my man....a worthy winner!
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 If you guys were up to date on the Portuguese reality, you would believe this story so easily... Congrats to you Filipe. Also, Hats off to Giant.

Quando quiseres vir aos Alpes mostrar como se desce, dá uma apitadela. Há aqui sitios de sonho para dar uso a essa fantástica máquina. Parabéns!
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 got allot of time for this. im sure allot of people are feeling depressed right now due to them owning a carbon V10 or something of the same calibre and been no where near the same standard as him. i hope this video makes people realise its not about having the lightest and newest bikes but about how you ride it.
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 I'm really happy he won, he deserved it...! Parabens! I hope him winning shows people from all around the world how portugal and the madeira islands are amazing places to come ride! Filip, have fun! And continue shreding no matter what! Congratss!!
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 Giant indeed showed a lot of heart by giving him the whole Bike. Hats off to you Giant for doing such an incredible nice gesture. A lot of people here at PB will recognize the professionalism you did and so very much Filipe.

Great contest and I'm glad everyone came out winning Smile

I'm still laughing my ass off at that Goomba video, really funny.
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 Dude this is so awesome you deserved that bike with the way rode that piece of junk so well! I'm stoked you got this and would have been surprised if you didn't. Now get out there rip some trails and post more vids. Brad
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 I really want to see a follow up story when he gets to whistler and see some video of him on the new bike.
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 Congratulations Filipe! What a result too - Giant, you PR kings Wink

The video was inspiring and deserved the win - it showed what you can do on a small budget (and huge kahones!). Can't wait to see the result of a bit of practice on the new rig, I know I had quite a few interesting moments when first trying a big travel bike, and I'm nowhere near as brave as this guy!
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 Man, I am pretty happy to hear that Filipe won, he has put in some crazy riding time, relying on a bike that many of us would not touch let alone let our kids ride. Also great that Giant Stepped up with a full on bike. Hope you have a great time in Whistler, and some new found confidence riding a great frame better suited to your riding skills.
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 Awesome Flip just loved watching that video showed it to some friends who do not even ride everyone agrees you deserve the bike and to ride Whistler. Can't wait to see what you do on the new bike hope there is a video of that. You are Rad and just ride for the love of it. Ride On !
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 Parabéns Filipe.

Já te deves tar a passar da cabeça certo?

Imagina quando chegares a Whistler e partires a loiça toda com o Danny Hart pela A-Line abaixo...

Aproveita todos os segundos e grava uns v'deos pa malta se roer de inveja.

Força.
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 All right! I've been following this kids story since I saw this video a few weeks ago. I'm glad someone deserving won. I remember when I first started I would bomb trails on a huffy with a rigid fork and single wall rims... tough. Its so great to upgrade, and I'm glad for this kid.
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 awesome. was really worried this might be a hoax sent in by a good rider with a good bike just playing on a shite bike..... so chuffed for him that he has won this.
it would be crack me up to find out he gets the "Glory" rides it and and is like "what a heap of shit, the steering is so lazy, and the back end moves every where, and whats with the stupid wide bars!!! " and ends up taking the running gear off and putting it on another supermarket bike
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 I have to admit I thought the same as you at first, but clearly the message behind this weather its a ploy or not is to BELIEVE. if you believe than nothing is imposible. have you thought about the possibility that Giant knows that there are alot of riders out there who are more passionate than pros but just cant afford opportunity and maybe this is Giants way to reach out to them? also hoping other names , specialized ,yeti and such will get on board? they can all afford to reach out to the broke and hungry but passionate. we are all moving into a new era.it is not unlikely that The Giant will reach down and help the little people get in also.
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 (forkbrayker) LOOOOOLLLLLL!!
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 you know something though now that I look at it again, yo! that kid is way to athletic lookin and the build of his trails is off the charts plus the proffesionalism of the video shots , yo! he is just playing around on a shite bike, Yo! Giant whats up with this ? are you trying to call folks idiots? playing on our inteligence?
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 you were right. he can ride and he knows what he is doing but that doesn't alter the fact that it was a great idea, a great story and a great film so he deserves the win. good job
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 Especialized do not have the balls to give you a nice bike .
Especialized is a big company in Portugal. The are all places around portugal. I am sure that have heard about you and as a company they already Should bi in contact with you . : ) keep on giant
riders like you deserve giant I'm proud to be a Portuguese and see a kid like you simple making a difference. On the crap bike keep in goin. Sorry my bad ingles.
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 Aaaw man, you judges keep the Pinkbike Community happy! Congrats to the winner and his new bike!
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 Awesome contest, glad to be a part of it and stoked to make the finals. Congratulations to Filipe Perestrelo and Miguel Freitas your entry was awesome, and same to all the other finalists. Definitely run this contest again Giant, thanks.
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 Well deserved my friend and THUMBS UP TO GIANT FOR GOING BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY I have a lot of respect for the brand and even more so now, think my next bike will be a Giant!!!
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 Hell yeah!! So pumped for this guy, he can ride better than me, now his dream has come true!
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 Pinkbike plz follow him! We all want to see an article or video in the near future of him with the new Glory! He can only get better now and seeing his progression would be inspirational
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 congratulations to both... especially to giant, who gave him the full bike!! you made all the bike community happy
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 I LOVED THE VIDEO!! The essence of biking!!! Well done PB, for picking this winner. So stoked, that he gets a brand new shiny bike
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 This story is boss if any of our fokes bought us a supermarket bike we would not even think of hitting the stuff Filipe did and would. Way to go Giant.
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 Congratulations to Filipe, couldn't have gone to a more well deserving guy. again congratulations and I hope you have a killer time shredding down whistler! Big Grin
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 Well done, good job giant. This boy can ride, the film was a set up, but so what it was a brilliant film and he deserves it. He'll be shredding whistler like pro. He might even win crankwork
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 There is a god....and he mountain bikes !,,so many of my friends were saying we would pitch in and send him a bike if he didn't win and that seems to be a common thread in the comments. Congratulations!,,,,,ride on brother.
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 Please Please someone edit a video showing him on the new bike............keep the story going!!
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 Yes! Congratulations man you deserve it!
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 I couldn't be more excited , this is 110% the right choice and he damn well deserves it. Congrats filipe
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 1st post on here, but a worthy one. Congratulations Filipe, awesome video (as were many) and definitely deserved the win. Great that Giant stumped up for the whole bike too, look forward to seeing that Whistler footage! Big Grin
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 Yeahhhhhh pinkbike power . Reall happy that pinkbike agreed with us and even more happy he got the full bike huge pat on your back pinkbike thanks its made my day )))))))
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 now we all know that behind GIANT company there are REAL human beings standing with feelings, compassion and truth in their hearts! and I know that my next bike will have imprinted on frame the GIANT name!
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 Kurt Shimada nice job getting in the honorable mentions but i believe this video was more inspiring nice job to the winner
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 So happy for him. I wanna see videos of him shredding on his new bike! This comp was about the film and the story in it. So all those that are saying "why didn't he get a job", all I can really say is... Haters Gunna hate!
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 Giant Bikes clearly know an good and inspirational rider when they see one. Bring on next year! A great competition and well done for the vid filipe. It was a sick idea too to give him a complete stead. Good look...
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 Muitos Parabéns Filipe Smile espero fotografar-te brevemente numa das provas de DH... Abraceee!
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 Filipe , a true freerider !!!!! Absolutely deserved . Congratulations also to Giant .
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 There was no one else in this from the moment his vid was out there,sweeeet now let's see his next vid on board his new bike,I'm guessing he's gonna be shredding!!
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 very glad you won, but It is still inspiring to watch you ride, so please keep the vids comming! keep your eye on the main prize and get that red bull helmet to help you claim your victories in the battle feild
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 This is like you must want play basketball but you have only golf ball for use and any reason or idea for change Wink
But fairest to you won and good luck buddy !! I hope you will mix in dh world Wink
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 He's deserves to be the winner so he can ride a proper bikeSmile he looks like a Pro-rider waiting to be discovered!!! Goodluck to you Filipe Perestrelo..Well done.
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 im sure i speak for everyone when i say we need some follow up videos of you at whistler !! mabye film the same trail with your new bike !! congrats btw !!
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 This shows how respectful the bicycle community is & that is why people choose Filipe Perestrelo . Something that you never see in real life.
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 man!! big ups to giant for hooking it up. congrats to filipe. well deserved.
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 would be very intresting to get him a sponser and get him racing.. he defo desvered it!
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 We need a video of him riding the beast now, so he can push it more!
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 yes that is true
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 Damn good for him! He was tearin it up in the video! Couldnt have gone to a better person. Someone with his skill and potential needs to be hooked up with a sponsor for sure!
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 i demand that many more vids be made with your new giant!!!! super rad story and mega props to giant for hooking it up with a whole bike!!!!!
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 congrats...you really deserved it. cant wait to see what you can do on that bike.............
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 FairPlay pinkbike he will love the bike more than n e one and will have it for years and his riding will come along nicely looking forward to a vid of him riding
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 Faith in humanity = RESTORED! Congrats man you deserve it. Props to Giant fro hearing the PB community and doing the "right thing".
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 filipe now has the task of making us a new video with the giant to get us all stoked
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 Deserves to win! And props to giant for stepping it up a notch, having a heart and not just being a big generic company. Kid woulda been kinda stuck with just a frameset.
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 Yeah buddy!! Congrats! Now go shred your new ride!!
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 I have never seen anyone who deserved a new bike more. I will never complain about my bike again. What an awesome rider and an inspiration!
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 Grande Filipe... agora tens a responsabilidade de postar a' uns v'deos da tua "not so supermarket bike"...!!!
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 I would of lost all respect for the comp if the supermarket bike didnt win. Well done!
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 *I would HAVE lost
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 Congrats Filip!
It's Big pleasure to know that you will ride Giant Glory in whistler!Wink
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 there couldnt have been a better winner. it shows how much he loves this sport im glad he won hope he tears it up on the glory
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 Well played Giant! getting him the full bike, not just the frame, i'm soooooooo stoked to see him shred.
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 I really like how Giant really reached out on this one. I got the chills after watching the video and read the article, this kid deserved it!
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 how fast is he going to be on a giant glory watch out for him at world cup. nice story
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 So glad he won and that Giant were smart enough to give him the full bike and a trip to whistler. He's going to have so much fun and that.
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 Parabéns Filipe! Um dia ainda vais calar todos aqueles que não acreditam em ti... Como? Mostrando o que consegues fazer com uma Bike de topo!
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 This made my day!
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 made up for you dude enjoy the glory and get evan better then you are now at riding
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 man, I have a "real" bike and I can't go half as hard as this kid!
he's totally gonna fly or die with the new bike!!!
da-lhe calor filipe!!!!
you deserve it!
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 i think i speak for everyone when i say well done you deserve it and we want to see more videos from you riding your new bike. enjoy mate
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 O cara não dormia e andava daquele jeito por uma bike de mercado. Agora de Glory, e no melhor lugar pra rodar do mundo, ele vai adiquirir insônia infinita! Parabéns!
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 watching this dude ride in his videos, Why isnt giant just sponsoring him?
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 Your passion for Mountain Biking is going to get better in just a little bit. Congrats Felipe!
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 Can I have the ALL the planned donations made by all members here which were supposed to go to the winner? ;-)
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 What a fantastic choice... this young man really deserves it. Congratulations!!! =)H
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 Awesome dude. Congratulations. Post some vids with you on your new ride. Yeah!
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 That makes me feel good inside. glad someone won that bike that isn't already a gear whore.
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 well deserved. congrats. great story. stoked for you!!!!!!!! i wanna see a vid showing your full potential on the new rig!
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 You totally deserved it! Have a great time shredding whistler bro! Giant should definetely do this again!
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 you are an inspiration i think i want to go back to my supermarket bike now
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 Awesome!! Completely inspirational and makes thankful to be able to afford my rig, he really deserves it!!!!
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 Awesome story! Well deserved win Fillipe! I hope you get hooked up with some protective gear too.
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 I cant wait to see a video of Filipe on his new bike at Whistler! There needs to be an edit made of this!
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 Plz do it again it will give me and other people a opportunity to win a great and awesome bike
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 disapointing, hes just making fun of all the real poor people cause if u look at his profile you see he has a nice specialized big hit
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 Congratulations Filipe! I'm really glad Giant picked somebody so deserving to win that Glory. Have fun in Whistler!
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 I thought about making a video, but after watching his story I knew he deserved it.
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 Sorry Filipe! I seem to have spelled your name wrong in my earlier comment :s
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 Glad he won.....hope to see him in a bike park.
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 such a deserving winner, was amazed watching the video and what a great prize ! props to giant. Enjoy ur ride filipe !
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 Parabens Filipe, ja tinha apostado em ti. Agora é só dar GASSSSSSSSS.......

Felicidades
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 so glad he won it, he properly deserves it and is better than a lot of people on £2-3000 bikes.
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 nice ,great job giant!
ole boy deserves that glory 100%Salute Please send him a bike lock with it!
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 Amazing! Perfect ending! Congrats man! Best sweepstakes story ever! Giant, you guys are awesome!
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 Why is the the fork white at 1:34 and the other time it's black?
Great Video by the Way!!!!!!1
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 mais um rider bravo nas terras do bailinho,lindeeeeeeee parabens pelo premio,merecias!
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 YES! Cant wait to see what this guy does on a real bike. He definitly deserves it.
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 We rider from malaysia would like to congrats you...ride hard..you deserve it..YOur Vid Rock US all here
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 Usually i ride with Filipe and he is a great rider with future on the sport congrats for you Filipe you deserve it...
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 What Giant did for this guy makes me pretty dam proud to ride a glory. You go Giant and Fillipe!
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 Awesome Filipe.. your spirit glory deserve to get the "Glory"
You sparked my spirit...
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 Yeah Filipe! We want to see a follow up video on the new bike. Way to go Giant.
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 He is poor yet he can afford hair styling gel ??? This doesn't make sense.
(just trollin)
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 great choice he completely deserves it 100%
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 So stoaked for him, He deserved that!
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 Faith in humanity restorded !
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 happy trails for you filipe.....
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 Parabéns!!! Agora é partir a loiça toda nessa máquina nova... ROCK ON!!
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 This is great! The man surely deserves that! Well done giant!
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 So good he won!
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 Yeesss he so deserved it
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 normal small old cheap xc frame (used in old times for dual) getting anywhere now in modern country can be sustain instead of market fs bike ......... I don't uderstand you thinking guys , i dont like hate but this is strange , ofcourse congrats winner.
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 great story, and Congrats! something does seem a little off, but I can't imagine putting your life in the hands of a supermarket bike if you didn't really ride a sh*t bike. I guess the world will never know??
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 YES , He win that ! HE deserves
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 Yeeeeah! I knew it. Now go out and shred. Thats an order.
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 He deserve it! Congratulations!
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 Most deserving for sure!
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 Congrats Filipe all the best for U Buddy!
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 I see that Crankworks this year, he'll be the most popular rider. I hope I stumble across him on the lift!
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 Hell yes Filipe !
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 Faith in humanity has been RESTORED, enjoy your new bike man! Shred for me!
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 Makes my heart feel good to see this happen. Remember, its not what you ride..its what you got inside!
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 Muito bem merecido , o filipe é sem duvidas um grande vencedor !
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 congrats dude! you deserved it
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 YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! So stoked!
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 congrats and enjoy The Glory! Smile
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 Well earned victory.
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 man, so stoked for him!
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 Faith in humanity restorded ! (2) totally agreee!!
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 I don't get. Specialized sent him Big Hit 2 and now he gets this bike too? WOW Big Grin but he really deserved that Big Grin
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 Massive congrats to Filipe for winning and major props to Giant for sorting him out with a complete bike!
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 Parabéns filipe! tu mereces.
Sei que vais aproveitar bem o prémio Big Grin
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 this dude crazy
after give giant
wait new video )))
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 It totally went to a good rider, I can't believe what he was doing with such crappy bike. Enjoy it man!!!
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 Muitos parabens Smile agora esmifra isso ao maximo
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 great stuff! awesome to see the prize go to someone who really needs it.
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 Great to see the guy who really needed the frame win it..! sick edit and a great choice...
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 So good to hear.
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 I'm so happy that he got the full bike! I'm sure it will be shred'ed to the fullest Big Grin
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 Ride Life! Ride Giant! 'was the right decision!
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 Congrats! Have a f*ckin blast in Whistler.
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 NICE FILIPE Deserves Smile well done!
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 vraiment content pour toi Filipe
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 weve all been had!
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 AWESOME! Now that is passion!
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 merecido!!! Big Grin
parabens!
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 nice video and nice bike Wink
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 Well done Giant, well done
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 Just the right guy, he really deserved this! Proud of you MAN Smile Grat.
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 he so deserved to win! have fun shedding your new giant Filipe! Big Grin
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 Great winner! Big Thanks to Giant Smile
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 full bike! go Filipe for some victory
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 PARABÉNS FILIPE!!!! APROVEITA KARAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Grin D
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 YEAH SO STOKED FOR YA BRO!!!!!!!!
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 Someone get this guy a helmet cam
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 Some one get this guy a helmet cam
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 how bout you make a vid at whistler on your new glory. then post it on pb
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 Congratulations, and enjoy filipe !
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 God bless you Filipe... Nice story... live strong and safe riding Smile
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 cool AWESOME thats AWESOME i knw he would win!
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 GO FLIP represent portugal Big Grin
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 NOW WE WANT MORE Smile

The Clay Porter ou Parkins video MUST be comming!
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 QUEREMOS TE VER A SACAR WHIPS DE GIANT!
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 Parabéns Filipe
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 that's so amazing, im so inspired Smile
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 AMAZING! Have fun brother Smile
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 Parabens Filipe!
Couldn't have picked a better winner! Smile
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 Well deserved. Have a mental time at whistler dude!
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 congrats bro, you deserve this bike more than anybody else!
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 This just goes to show that it isn't the bike it's the rider.
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 yes well done flip hope you enjoy shredding whistler
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 Well done Giant. Good on you for stepping up and giving a complete bike!
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 Who else thinks that he looks like ronaldo?
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 wow i can not be more happy for this kid, enjoy !!!!!
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 good job Filp he so deserved it!!
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 Good on Giant! Big company has a heart.
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 I'm really happy for you! Sometimes dreams come true! Smile
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 Hell yeah shredding on the SMB!! That guy deserves a nice bike!
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 Meus parabéns! Foi muito merecido!
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 awesome im so chuffed for the guy,he was the most deserving!!!
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 This guy deserves a medal!!!!!!!!!...
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 this bike was named after you !!
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 you should film it for use to watch
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 Filipe your such a dude,keep sschredding em suicides!!!
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 yyyeeesssssssssss i wass hoping he would win
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 YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! this guy so deserves it
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 Congrats Filipe! Solid riding--so stoked for you!
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 He deserve WHOLE bike and trip to whistler and also leatt brace Razz
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 How many comments ???
Well done Fillipe and nice one Giant
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 Totally deserved it!! keep killing it bro!!
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 Essa vem para PORTUGAL e mais nada. PARABENS FILIPE
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 Congrats Filipe you deserve it!
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 Now He wont sleep for years ! Big Grin Totally right descision Smile
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 Would love to see this guy losing his mind at Whistler. Perfect choice.
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 Kid deserves a new bike for sure.
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 You deserved it man...Smile keep on shredding
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 yessssssssss good job bud now you can beat the piss outta this one.
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 This guy so deserved to win! Great job Filipe!
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 That guy shreds so hard!
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 well deserved indeed!!!
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 Yes,I'm glad he won !
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 so stoked for him!!!
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 I want to cry..........
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 Good things do happen.
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 100% deserved it
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 respect........
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 is it full bike or just frame?
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 Do a bit reading man, it says it!!!
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 This guy is an inspiration to all of us!! Its not what you ride its why you ride!!
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