Video: Nicolas Vouilloz's Relentless Pursuit of Balance

Aug 9, 2013 at 7:38
Aug 9, 2013
by Karl Burkat  
 
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login









32 Comments

  • + 15
 What a legend..RESPECT!!
  • + 2
 ^ Word. I'll always remember his line from Headliners: "I like to go fast."
  • - 2
 I'm 48!! I ride DH on a Turner DHR, ride All Mountain as well on a 6" x 6", still do some mild DJ, time trial on the road bike to train and urban fix gear. I'm not the fastest at all but...................I'll out last with endurance any 20 year old.

Nico was doing WC DH racing when we raced full out on tight single tracks, not wide open like half the trail sections are composed nowadays. He left DH racing to compete in World Rally Championships and yup, he won the championships, several times too. Wink If theirs anyone who can be called competitive, it's Nico. Last year in a Mega Avalanche he was clocked at 92kph. Didn't win due to a flat. The guy has steel balls in my opinion.
[Reply]
  • + 9
 Was lucky enough to meet him in person last year, in one of his summer enduro camps. What an awesome caracther! Legendary. Faster than any video you've ever seen, and yet the most humble, friendly and helpfull guy one could ever imagine. Worst part is that now i fell like my 9 years old kid riding. Screw.it, I realise by now that back then i rode like my 4 years old one. Best bikewise money ever spent.
[Reply]
  • + 2
 I like his enduro bike and biking. That is what my downhill would probably change into. Freedom is the best thing about it. Uphill and downhill wherever I want.
[Reply]
  • + 3
 shit....the alien still just kills it! steezey as ever.
[Reply]
  • + 1
 I was a dh racer ,it's so dificult to win two races in a row imagine nico won seven world titles consecutive . Good to see nico riding again .THE KING OF DH IS BACK
[Reply]
  • + 1
 Thank you for the free clinic Nico!!!!!!! Study the video and his technique and try to do it, I bet anything you will be a better rider.
[Reply]
  • + 3
 Overly legendary legend!!! Still pin it like if it was nothing!
[Reply]
  • + 1
 I think he won his first World Cup DH race 21 years ago, some of his competitors aren't even that old. I wonder what his favorite trail in the world is?
[Reply]
  • + 3
 I remember him at cap dail WOW
[Reply]
  • + 1
 The Legend never die, perhaps never forgets Wink
[Reply]
  • + 2
 one of my fave riders.
[Reply]
  • + 1
 sort of relentless pursuit of perfection by Lexus instead of Lapierre?
  • + 2
 if lexus is pursuing perfection they're failing pretty badly...
[Reply]
  • + 2
 One of the elite
[Reply]
  • - 1
 Dude rocks, grandaddy of speed!
  • + 5
 I hope I'm not called a Grandad when I hit 37!...
  • + 2
 Was meant in the founding member sense, not age you literal twits, sheesh ever hear of a metaphor?
[Reply]
  • - 2
 SLLOOOOOOOMOOOOOOOO
[Reply]
  • - 2
 So, If I buy a Lapierre bike, I can ride like Nico?
  • + 3
 you can try Wink
  • + 1
 you can... you just require larger balls
[Reply]
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2014. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv16 0.027638
Mobile Version of Website