Video: Steep

Jan 31, 2013 at 16:01
Jan 31, 2013
by Andreas Altendorfer  
 
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Johannes is riding a steep trail in less than perfect conditions, enjoy it!
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  • + 25
 Nothing wrong with mountain biking, but if he had skis, he would have been down the mountain much faster and with a big smile on his face!
  • + 9
 I agree but it is still cool but not that fun to watch
  • + 13
 Skiing is the bee's knees.
  • + 19
 I'm waiting to see something about fat bikes. Come on, Mitchell!
  • + 2
 give it some time. in a year or two people will be pinning it down trails like that
  • + 32
 CHARGE IT PUSSY!
  • + 5
 skiing is most definitely the bees knees.
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 I think this video is insane just because of the tech. ability of that rider. I don't think you guys understand how insanely steep that is, haha. I'm not thinking about skiing down rocky hiking trails like some of you fellas are... Oh and the riding is def. isn't for everyone so I can understand people not appreciating fully this vid.
  • + 1
 Ahhh like maybe he's just on his way home from skiing or something, Jaha bro
  • + 4
 I understand the riders talent and the difficulty of the terrain. I know I couldn't do it without falling a few times at least.
  • - 1
 hm... can't there be a vid where some ripper gets on his bike as a way to shuttle himself up with the skis or snowboard? How about Seth Morrison, skis on his back, rolling up on a 29er?
  • + 10
 skiing may be the bee's knees, true. but snowboarding is the kittie's titties Wink
  • + 4
 finally some tech riding... anybody can be fast.. just dont think and brake,. this.. is different..
  • + 3
 there should be another video. " steep - clipped in"
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 clipped in and died this way..
  • - 1
 Robnickels - there is a great video with Johannes, where you can see him riding uphill. Trial skills + muscle power = if you think it is clips you need to ride up fast - think twice...
  • + 3
 WILL LONGDEN WOULD HAVE SHREDDED THAT ON A KLUNKER
  • + 2
 angrynipples
" skiing may be the bee's knees, true. but snowboarding is the kittie's titties "
haha that was funny :-)

but come on, who's talking skiing when there is no snow in that video... or better said, just a dusting of snow.... its why he rode the bike, eh. :-p
  • - 1
 Nice logic I will try to adapt it - next time I will be riding on the pavement I will dismount - as pavements are for walking. I hope there is enough grass surface between my home and woods, otherwise either car with a rack or push the bike on pavement!
  • + 2
 huh?

i forgot my comment was for you waki, and you dont get much snow in poland.

ok, I'm bored so I explain.... luckily where I am from, we would not take the skiis out for even twice as much snow as that.... and we are picky, so I'd even not take the skiis out unless its powder :-) so ok, re apply your logic :-)
  • + 1
 Kitty titties..Hahaha. Approval from this end.
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  • + 25
 this dudes got crazy balance! props for trying any of this. i sure as hell wouldnt!
  • + 2
 he must have some ridiculously powerful brakes on that thing!!!
  • + 3
 shimano deore xt, same as mine Smile . although iwill not be trying this!
  • + 1
 some studded tires......
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  • + 22
 Such a sick video, Some of the stuff he biked people wouldnt even try in the summer!
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  • + 8
 This trail would suck on skis and really not much faster. Old school tech riding and in snow. Look at the old Kranked videos with Simmons, Tippie, Schley and Dangerous Dan. Not much different in the steep mud. The guy's riding skills are great. I can appreciate how hard it is to ride in control like this. Thumps up if he had fun!
  • + 2
 Not to mention what your skis would look like after grabbing all those rocks.
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  • + 8
 Awesome video. Let's not forget guys, he's got to get all the way up there before even starting this ride. Looks gnarly steep. Anyone know what country this took place? Love that mountain biking is the universal language that brings us all to Pinkbike.
  • + 2
 If its Austria they probably had a gondola, bus, train or maybe all three to get to the top
  • + 4
 I know the Trail, no Shuttle possibility and absolutely steep!
  • + 0
 the fact that he hiked his ass up there doesn't make it sound any more fun
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  • + 10
 He's obviously had a pretty good comment recently...that was a sweet looking evoc pack
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  • + 10
 that doesnt even look fun...?
  • + 1
 I gotta agree... If I want to ride something that steep and snowy, it sure as hell ain't gonna be on my bike.. On my skis is a different story. But yea... downhill trial biking doesn't seem like that much of a fun time to me.
  • + 22
 What this video demonstrates is 100% rider skills.
  • + 6
 C-white.

This is a guy doing some really crazy descents in Alps. He is one of a very few who can do that, a very exclusive club called vertriders. I can only assume that this is his way of having fun and at the same time practising before the season. If he can do that on snow, it is going to be way easier on super steep lime rock slab, ending with 1000ft chasm.

I recommend you to see a ski movie with the same title called "Steep" - you could get an idea what this guy here is about. And I assure you there are way more fun looking things to do on skis than what those guys do. Yet... it is them being the ultimate bad asses...
  • + 1
 ummmm....i'm pretty sure Duncan Riffle is the ultimate badass
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 oh well thanks for making me feel bad about my riding skills again Big Grin nice one although
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  • + 2
 Cool riding. These kind of paths in the alps are extremely steep, thight, lots of roots and the cliff drops off vertically several hundred feet. Already challenging on a dry summerday, winter`s madness.
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  • + 4
 Would have been hilarious if this was done on a fatbike after that other article haha
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  • + 6
 Now climb back up
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  • + 1
 i'm from vienna/austria. this trail is in the "hohe wand" massive, which is maybe 60km off vienna. the surrounding is absolutely flat. not much of a "typical" alpine area there. you have a 250m high wall that has a lenght of maybe 5km. there are hundreds or maybe thousands of climbing routes in the wall i used to rock climb there for years. the iron thing in the beginning of the video is called "sky walk" which is a visitor plannform where no-sport people can look down and watch the ground, wall and climbers. the top of the wall is a hughe grass and wood plateau. from bottom to top you can ride on a road made of asphalt. so you don't need a gondola or ride a difficult way up.

the trail itself is usually used by feed and pretty steep in most sections. personally, i've never seen someone riding down there on a bike. no question, it's a difficult, technical track and for me it wouldn't be fun to ride down there (and i'm not a very good mtb rider), but everyone as he/she prefers... it definititly does not make any sense to go down there by ski. the altitude of the top is maybe at 800m and in that part of the country you won't find metres of snow.

cheers
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  • + 2
 The guy clearly has great technical skill, but there's something pretty boring about watching someone riding really slowly down a hill...
  • + 2
 I swear to god it was the music!
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  • + 3
 All I need to know is what brakes he's usin wow
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  • + 2
 That was pretty cool, but part of me thinks that kind of riding would be much easier on a full rigid bike :/
  • + 1
 To me, it seems like a trial-biking downhill.
  • + 1
 have a +1 ben
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  • + 2
 That fork dive... looks like it would have been easier with a firmer fork. Awesome technical skill and balance though.
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  • + 2
 I think riding like this is great. It's as much of a mind game as a physical one. Kudos on the cool riding, dude!
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  • + 3
 well i made it about 25 seconds in before i lost all interest haha
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  • + 2
 this is so tweaker. seriously? i love bikes as much as the next guy. but come on dude strap on a snowboard or some skis.
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  • + 1
 Johannes the mountain goat still at it. Good to see he is still mortal and actually makes mistakes.
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  • + 1
 what did you do today?
oh i walked down a hill on my bike!
-.- cool story bro..
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  • + 2
 That guy is a nutter. Most would not try that stuff in the summer! Props.
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  • + 2
 Should have had a fatbike ;-)
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  • + 1
 It's like winter trials riding, guy has great balance but its not the most exciting video.
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  • + 1
 Is that a 20L or 16L evoc? Thinking about to get one, but can't decide which volume to go...
  • + 5
 Get a 20 and only fill in with 16L, capacity to spare, future proof that sh1t !!
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  • + 1
 I enjoyed this video. A 15in fork may have been useful. I like 2:45, using the tree for some balance, haha nice!
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  • + 2
 That looks exhausting....
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  • + 2
 At least you have a cushion when you fall
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  • + 0
 That front tire had some serious grip on that snow. Well done to the rider.
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  • + 1
 Dude has great balance! I'd try that for sure!
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  • + 1
 impressive but I will never try this.
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  • + 1
 At first I thought he was going to to a big drop
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  • + 1
 Amazing and beautifle terrain. Well done.
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  • + 1
 should have gotten a ft bike ... oh wait wrong post =P
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  • + 1
 He should of shoveled the trail first…duhhh
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  • + 1
 I wonder how many times he fell making the video...
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  • + 1
 This is what I call downhill trial but without the speed component
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  • + 1
 I can do pretty much nothing except at 0:59
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  • + 1
 Never seen a more appropriate title...
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  • + 1
 disclaimer: no brakes where abused in the making of this video.
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  • + 1
 like watching paint dry......
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  • + 1
 So want to try that! Looks pretty fun!
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  • + 1
 steep does not even begin to describe his skill..
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  • + 1
 Too much skill for one man
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  • + 0
 Skiing might be the bees knees, but biking is definitely the cats pajamas!
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  • + 0
 Rediculously sick skills. Huge props to this guy!
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  • + 0
 It is pretty much off season effect
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  • + 1
 Now, this is control!!!
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  • + 0
 That's how I ride the North Shore in the summer.
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  • + 0
 This guy must know his local trail VERY well Smile
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  • + 0
 What is his bike.Amzing ride and amazing nature!!
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  • + 0
 Deathgrip it?
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  • - 1
 very steep, but really boring to watch. hoped to see a fast driver Razz
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  • - 1
 at 10 seconds he could have 360ed a big one no problem Wink
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  • - 1
 Does exactly what it says on the tin
  • + 0
 what the hell is a tin?
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  • + 0
 What a show-off. Smile
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  • + 0
 ...the bees knees!
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  • + 0
 One word: Champéry
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  • + 0
 Life IS good !!
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  • - 1
 Lil too much slow-mo for me.
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 no slow mo at least!
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  • - 1
 Slowest descent ever ???
  • + 1
 Be interested to see anyone do it faster and reach the bottom in one piece...
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