Video: The Rheeder Project Ep.1

Dec 29, 2012
by MECHANICALEYEMEDIA  
 
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The first time anyone really took notice of Brett Rheeder was at the 2010 Crankworx Colorado slopestyle contest. He'd been featured in a couple articles here on Pinkbike prior to that, but it was nothing compared to seeing a 17 year old confidently tailwhip off the whale tale mid-run. Still, he finished the contest outside of the top ten, not exactly a Crankworx podium threat. It wasn't until Nic Genovese's Winter Depression dropped that we really got a glimpse into Rheeder's potential. 2012 was a break out season for the now 19-year-old - he finished fourth overall on the FMB Tour, behind only Semenuk, Söderström, and Genon.

Brad Scholl (Mechanical Eye Media) spent the season criss-crossing North America, following Rheeder around the FMB circuit from Victoria, BC to Northfield, New Hampshire. Like HBO's Hard Knocks we gain insight into the stress and success of Brett's break out year. From a second place finish at Jumpship to the red rock of Rampage - this is Brett's story.

Video: Mechanical Eye Media
Words: Scott Secco
Photo: Ian Hylands

56 Comments

  • + 34
 I wonder how long until he has a Red Bull Lid. . .
  • + 24
 I wonder when their gonna start selling that Trek Slopestyle bike?
  • + 1
 Judging by how quickly he's progressing, I'm guessin by the end of this coming season. Whether its Red Bull or not... completely dependent on their budget although it'd be stupid of them not to add him, haha.
  • + 1
 Trek has no plans of selling their slope style bike in the near future. Apparently there just is not enough demand.
  • + 1
 Bet it's next week. Everyone wants a RedBull bucket.
  • + 2
 this comment seems familiar
  • + 1
 In what way?
  • + 1
 are his forks foxs or rockshox
  • + 2
 his old ones now hes on fox ^
  • + 1
 It's FORK singular (not to sound like a smartass)
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  • + 22
 wish i kept riding instead of hanging out with the wrong crowd and partying.
  • + 13
 thats why i do both!
  • + 5
 lol i couldnt, got hooked on pain meds. over a year off em and i built up my first DH bike(:
  • + 2
 party and ride!
  • + 1
 That's the life
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  • + 18
 Something to fill the spot of the now missing life behind bars episodes!
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  • + 8
 That was so sick, brett's so dialled! Why's he running fox stickers on his rct hahaha?
  • + 3
 Not sure, I believe he got hooked up with Fox around AT's showdown but you would think he'd run an 831 instead....
  • - 1
 he rides for fox clothing, not foxracingshox..
  • + 4
 aaaaaaaand you're wrong.
  • + 1
 so then is he on both?
  • + 2
 Now you're correct
  • + 1
 Thanks,pumped for Rheeder!
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  • + 3
 There is so many new guys next year that will be at the top, 2013 looks really interesting! Hope it goes better for you Rheeder and that you dont end up with any more concussions, see you at the podium!
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  • + 3
 brett goes direct to big results in 2013, is amazing the progression who has this guy congratulations brett, the 2013 will your year
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  • + 3
 "That was the sickest Iphone photo I've ever taken" at 2:30 LOL! Hipsters and their instagrams haha
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  • + 4
 i can only dream to be like that when im 17!
  • + 6
 No ; just never stop training .. oh and don't forget to be awesome Wink
  • + 2
 haha thanks will do Razz
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  • + 2
 The next big 'ting in the FMB. Most improved rider in 2012. 2013 is gonna be a big year for him hopefully.
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  • + 3
 why does this guy only were one elbow pad?
  • + 2
 lost his other one i think?
  • + 1
 He wear the elbow pad on this side where his rear foot is... you fell most in this side.Wink
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  • + 1
 Wow, did not want that to end. I was really hoping someone would do a series on Brett. What a great season and a great guy too super chill.
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  • + 2
 Nice Fox sticker in Argyle RCT
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  • + 2
 i cant waite to watch him compete in the next contest season!
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  • + 1
 Great rider with a bright future, Best stop cracking your head kid, you only get so many of those.
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  • + 1
 Props to Mechanical Eye Media. Slick edit. Music is original. Brett,s Flip Whip......Wiked!
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  • + 1
 That was great!!! Looking forward to the series.
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  • + 1
 Very good watch!! Didn't want it to end!!! Frown
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  • + 1
 What is that barge event called? Wink
  • + 4
 Jumpship I believe.
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  • + 1
 Can't wait next episodes !
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  • + 1
 Brett seems like a humble dude, and he's definitely an amazing rider.
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  • + 1
 Awesome!! Can't wait!!
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  • + 1
 this is GENIUS
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