Video: Morpheus Cycles - California

Dec 24, 2012
by Shelby Smith  
 
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Being a predominately BC-based team the Morpheus guys are used to being snowed out during the winter. This year the factory team members and extended pro family escaped from the cold on a week long trip that kicked off at AT's Showdown in SFO. The goal was to escape the cold for a week of riding that lacked the pressure normally associated with the world tour. It also provided the up and coming team pros an opportunity to ride with and feed off the factory team guys. The result was a very chill week and a new banger video from Shelby Smith.

Photo Shelby Smith Andrew Bigelow

Brayden Barrett-Hay has really been coming into his own over the last year. He won the best style award at AT's Showdown and he has big plans for 2013 with goals to land himself a top 10 overall on next year's world tour.

Photo Mitch Chubey

Even the factory team riders can learn a thing or two from the young guns. Casey Groves throwing a Kelsy styled one foot table for kicks. Unfortunately Kelsy had to face Casey during the finals of AT's Showdown which did not work out well for him.

Photo Shelby Smith Andrew Bigelow

Kelsy Hoog couldn't have been more stoked to ride with the factory team guys. Just a year ago he was virtually unknown; now he learning and riding with some of the best in the business.

Photo Shelby Smith

Mitch Chubey's recovery is going well since his tib/fib break at Les 2 Alps. Regardless he was not yet ready for competition so he came to support his team members. Mitch's plate and pins will be coming out toward the end of December and he has an ambitious tour schedule in place for 2013.

Stay tuned for a big annoucement on the next Morpheus pro rider. We will give you a hint by telling you he's from down under!


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52 Comments

  • + 10
 New Morpheus Rider from Australia. Leads me to think it could be either Benny Phillips, Jackson Crowe or Alan Hepburn.
  • - 10
 or mcgarry
  • + 3
 hehe I know straight from the man's mouth
  • + 9
 Mate, Kezza's from New Zealand Smile
  • + 2
 Hepburn would be a solid edition to Morpheus!
  • + 2
 Those vimanas are Kushin'!
  • + 1
 hey isnt that first spot in the hills of santa cruz
  • + 1
 they just said down under that could also mean nz
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 That was pretty sweet tup


I recognized Post Office and the Aptos step up - but it would have been cool if the builders of the other spots got mentions. Given a bit of credit to the locals for letting the morpheus team turn up and ride their spot.
  • + 5
 The first spot was "Bills". It's up in the mountains but is getting torn down. And the last spot was at the AT Showdown.
  • + 4
 That was actually the Scotts Valley Step Up
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 Don't question me squier. I know what I'm talking about
  • + 3
 kinda sucks bills and post office are getting torn down... those are two of the most iconic Aptos spots! good thing theres a ton more up there!
  • + 2
 Don't count on Post getting dozed quite yet. There are rumors every 6 months.
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  • + 3
 I wonder how long the vimana frame will hold up..still super sketchy lookin, what with its aluminum frame and telescopic rear dropouts. I want a frame that will last..give meah cro-mo!!
  • + 0
 the frame looks really good as far as the front end goes. For the dropouts i could see those going first but cool thing is you could replace them. and if they flex enough would that take off stress from vital parts of the frame that cant be replaced?
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  • + 2
 Stay out of bills/secret spot, since they are locals who knew bill or helped build them with jason. Also, the people who live above the jumpes hate it when people are loud, because they can hear everything and want 2 take them down. just dont blow up are spot
  • - 2
 I'm bringing a school bus of dirt jumping homies..even some heads with DH bikes--just for added noise. Thanks for letting me know..Imma go blow up that spot BIG TIME
  • - 2
 alright homie keep acting hard.
  • + 1
 hard, I'm fint ta have fun, be loud, and leave trash EVERYWHERE. I will not pick up ANY beercan's and rest assured, I'll leave behind as many cigarrette butts as humanly possible
  • - 2
 if you cant respect yourself with all your cigarettes and not picking up after yourself then you cant respect anything
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 if you cant respect yourself with all your cigarettes and not picking up after yourself then you cant respect anything! have fun dealing with the locals! GO BACK 2 THE VALLEY GROM. PACK YOUR TRASH AND ATTITUDE GROM
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  • + 4
 Matt Grillmaster Aussie Dennis?
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  • + 3
 Anyone know what the helmet Kelsy?
  • + 1
 pro tec full cut helmet dog! but be carful! they dont protect your head that well. i stoped wearing them because of the concussions i got!
  • + 1
 ok, thanks!
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  • + 2
 viamnas are one of the coolest looking bikes out there
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  • + 2
 I fucking love you Kelsy hoog!
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  • + 1
 This has just got to be the best DJ video ever made! the in sync Tuck-No! Whaaatttt!
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  • + 1
 That bar to switch bar was hands down the narlyest thing in that vid! BAD ASS SHIT!!!!!
  • + 3
 Negative. The 360 superman was!
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  • + 2
 Call me out if im incorrect, but where was anthony messere?
  • + 3
 about 3:45 they showed him i believe
  • + 1
 * in the write up I mean
  • + 1
 Odd they didn't mention him-maybe he is gonna fly the coop? He is prob the most well known of morph team
  • + 1
 he wasnt on the trip, he was only at AT's
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  • + 1
 Sad that Bill's Jumps were destroyed after this. =|
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  • + 1
 That's one sick bike, and an awesome team!!!
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  • + 1
 well I an gonna go ride now, this got me pumped!
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  • + 1
 hahah way to go morpheus and chillby!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 Yeah Kelsy! Good clips in there.
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  • + 2
 1:34 awesome!!
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  • + 1
 Looks like fun times !
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 LOCALS ONLY. GO BACK TO THE VALLEY GROMS.
  • + 4
 you're such a f-ag
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