Video: TRUVATIV - Kenny Smith - Every Ride Has A Story

Dec 18, 2012 at 14:55
by SRAM  
Views: 74,668    Faves: 749    Comments: 30


Lots of riders talk about pushing the limits. Kenny Smith has no limits. Kenny proves that if you truly commit to a line with confidence, control and connection, a lot more is possible on a mountain bike than most will ever imagine. The truth is, he’s not afraid of anything, and he doesn’t have to prove it. To see the story behind the ride, visit TRUVATIV.com


Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
  Kenny's Prince George roots made for an easy transition (back in the day) to the easygoing Whistler lifestyle. Some things change, others don't.

Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
  He makes most trails look fast and fun, but the Ken is a true master of the big bike. Throwing shapes for the best of them, he's a photographer favorite.

Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
  We all seem to wonder if he hikes and explores more than rides. Kenny is a hunter and Hain is the game. Constantly searching... If you're lucky you can catch that wired look in his eye.

Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
Kenny Smith. Photo by Adrian Marcoux
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76 Comments

  • + 54
 I've been sold on Kenny Smith ever since I saw his section in From the Inside Out. That rock face he rode down was unreal and so was that train gap! That whole segment was rad, one of my favorites from that movie for sure. Go Ken!
  • + 9
 One of my all time favorite riders to watch for sure, plus he's a cool, humble dude....for being a f**king badass.
  • + 6
 Fastjohn: so right dude, Kenny is a killing machine on he's bike. "What's next powers rock face"? That was scary steep. hope Smith has a great season this year!!
  • + 14
 And it wouldn't be a Kenny Smith video without a fireball...
  • + 0
 Didnt know Michael Bay into Mountain biking these days.
  • + 4
 I CAN'T BELIEVE HE TURNED TO FIRE ! Seriously ripping Kenny, seriously.
  • + 4
 Kenny Smith is the Chuck Norris of mountain biking!
  • + 1
 well..Chuck Norris was looking for someone to ride with, and he chose Kenny Smith !
  • + 2
 I read the description and it stated that Kenny Smith was gnarlier than me... He proved that very quickly in the footage
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  • + 34
 i wanted to see that rock drop!
  • + 9
 maybe he bailed cuz there where no screaming chicks.. u gotta have standards
  • + 0
 Bahahahaha!^^^
  • + 2
 the shot at 4:13 tripped me right out, I was like LH shifter and gearing?! but im assuming it's just a flipped video shot.
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  • + 14
 Hey mike levy...ride this shit on a short travel bike!
  • + 78
 you are actually proving his argument....mike was NOT saying to ride near vertical rock faces on a hard tail, he was just saying dont be a spoiled and unskilled brat who rolls a dual crown fork over trails that resemble parking lots, get a dh bike when you really have the skills, or the balls to use it properly. kenny smith, chris kovarik, and aaron gwin are people who use dh bikes properly.
  • + 47
 props to Hermit for actually reading the article
  • + 22
 I think people just need to butt out of what people are riding in a certain trail. For all you know, their home trails are pretty mellow, but in the racing season they're racing national tracks that require bigger bikes. You can't expect everyone to buy a DH bike and an AM bikes just because they ride some mellow trails.
  • + 15
 Oh. My. Gah. Those socks are for DOWNHILL ONLY!!!!!!!!
  • + 4
 Pretty sure cam zink should be on that list being the biggest badass on a Dh bike ever
  • - 1
 them and them only use a dh bike properly...or not
  • + 2
 Hermit - Exactly what i was thinking while watching the video actually, one reason why I love videos of Kenny Smith is because he really does use a DH bike properly, ain't no messin about.
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  • + 8
 K smith has to rank in with the gnarliest riders ever, kovarik, bourdo, bender, doerfling, etc.. When he says something's too gnarly, that really means physically ****ing impossible lol
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  • + 6
 ''i pretty much had to hit it, cause there were some chicks, like screaming and sh*t''... probably the best reason for doing anything. ever.
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  • + 7
 Shut the front door! That shredding was so rad, so was the gainer to fireball explosion o_0 Faved!
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  • + 1
 Damn, Kenny is an amazing rider. He rides such fast stuff and never gives up any speed, I'm not sure he needs a chain or gears, I feel like he's always outrunning his drive train. I don't think he needs brakes either, must be a sponsorship thing, haha!
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  • + 5
 so gnarly he wipes with sandpaper!!!!!
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  • + 4
 your hats too big
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  • + 1
 I got the opportunity to slay Silverstar for a few laps with Kenny this summer, it was a highlight for sure. The guy destroys. Plain and simple.
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  • + 2
 I liked "keep the Hain Train rollin'" but I think I have a new favorite: "Hain Hunting"
  • + 2
 What is Hain?The Googles don't seem to be helping...
  • + 2
 "Hain" like as in "Heinous" like as in "Kenny shreds Heinous Downhill trails"
  • + 1
 Thank you sir.
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  • + 1
 Video of the year. Best riding, full speed with very little to no slow motion editing, sick natural terrain trail. Kenny Smith's the shit.
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  • + 1
 Keepin the Hain rollin! Yeah Kenny! His line are even imaginable by the average person...yeah gunna build this line of a gnarly rock race and drop 30 feet NBD
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  • + 1
 that song didn't seem heavy enough for kenny smith.. but the riding was nuts as usual.
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  • + 1
 I think the guy has such a small head (I mean physically, don´t get me wrong) and such big nuts....
  • + 1
 Which head are we talking about here?................
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  • + 2
 Kenny is fast becoming my favorite rider the guy is just amazing on a bike
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  • + 1
 Freakin' Kenny Smith, balls to the wall riding as always!!! Such a sick rider.
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  • + 1
 If he figures out how to ride that rock face that will be one sick a** video. That was some wicked riding.
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  • + 1
 Man he moves that bike quickly- sick video can't wait to see the rock drop!!
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  • + 2
 K-Swiss needs to make mtb shoes just for Kenny Smith
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  • + 1
 One of my fav riders for sure!!! Was that Yo Mamma trail in Whistler?
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  • + 1
 I LOL'ed when he hit the water. Best part of the movie right there Wink
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  • + 1
 just insane riding!!! plus that demo...i want to make love to it
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  • + 1
 Glad to see someone else rides Cop Killer!
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  • + 1
 kennys awesome... but im gnarlier
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  • + 1
 Kenny, keep making us proud here in PG! Cheers
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  • + 1
 i want to see hi hit the drop!
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  • + 1
 That would make me pucker ,Built for speed
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  • + 1
 Fire Marshall Bill a shredder!!!
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  • + 1
 50% talent, 50% balls. 100% commitment, awesome to watch
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  • + 1
 oh yeah! he listens to Metal!
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  • + 1
 Rode the lift with him at Whistler a couple years back, super nice guy.
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  • + 2
 thats ridin boys
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  • + 1
 great rider, and great fun to watch. keep the hane train rollin!
  • + 2
 ok seriously, what's a hane?
  • + 1
 I don't remember if he defined it in From The Inside Out. But, my guess is that a good definition would be that as the track gets gnarlier, he gets more aggressive.
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  • + 1
 Kenny Smith is my Favorite rider, Glad to see more footage out of him!
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  • + 1
 At 4.16, what's that lever on his bars??
  • + 1
 left side rear shifter? wish that was an option to the public cuz ima lefty
  • + 4
 They flipped the shot around. Unless his drivetrain swapped sides too.
  • + 2
 The shot is mirrored. If you look just before he stops his brake and drivetrain are also swapped around.
  • + 1
 Look at the frame... specialized is also backwards. Mirrored.
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  • + 0
 The riding was amazing but the conversation in the truck needs to be 86ed.
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  • + 1
 OMG that was awesome.
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  • - 1
 The rock drop is gnarly but the riding in this video wasn't anything special IMO
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  • + 1
 to fast to watch
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  • + 0
 Haha that's so steeze
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