Lars N Bars - Episode 1

Dec 31, 2010 at 13:17
by Transition Bikes  

Lars N Bars is a laid back How To video series featuring pro downhill rider Lars Sternberg. The series will focus on all types of riding from XC to DH and show you tips and skills that will help make you a more well rounded rider.

Episode 1 focuses on wet weather riding in the woods. Tips include how to climb, corner, handle roots and maintain confidence in slippery situations.

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 "this root is... like a dog" run over its face with your tire
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 I was actually waiting for him to say "or you can make that dog your bitch" after he was saying how it can eat you up. Smile
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  • + 12
 He makes XC look like fun... thats a first.
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 .....or we could just pound over these roots with a DH bike (Why I responded to yours I'll never know)
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 well, XC makes DH more fun!!! riding XC makes you pedal faster! doing some crazy stuff on an XC bike makes you go nuts on your DH bike! how do i know???? .....
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 tis true, whenever i saddle up a big steep after a ride on the hobble pony i flip out and try to hit everything i couldn't before. And it works great for a work out without the queer levels of a road bike Wink
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 XC is super fun, but you need a good trail for that, just as for DH. There's a big misconception that XC is about XC marathons on fire roads. Well DH on fire roads is boring too. I'm happy to have such trails in the city I live in and last year spent mostly on them gave me huge skill boost.
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  • + 4
 Nice vid. I remember Lars doing one of his first big drops with me in Princes Park in North Van many years ago. Hi Lars! Say hi to Bibs for me,
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 Nice work Lars! Hey, here's a little constructive criticism. Right around minute 2:15 you talk about "finding another junction in that root that you know your tire is going to slide and then be stopped by" and then you zoom in on some roots. I knew exactly what you meant, but it probably would have been good if you zoomed in on an example. For instance when you zoomed in on the roots it would be good to have you point to an example and then to show your wheel sliding on the root and stop at that junction all in slow motion. Just a thought.
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 Big thanks to you, Transition crew... from a PNW rider who has been very interested to learn things from a local pro's perspective. Especially one like Lars who makes it look so easy and stylish!
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 Great vid, but Lars forgot to say one fundamental thing. To ride like he does you need strength! Steel back, iron glutes and stone quads. On longer rides, a bull heart and whale lungs. Everyone can put power down with weight forward, but that will make the rear wheel slide on the roots. Then almost everyone to prevent that will pedal hard by leaning back, to get traction. But on such tech and steep uphill you will do a wheelie. Try to pedal standing with weight in neutral position, low on the bike just like Lars does - that's damn hard and painful. So to obtain that neutral position while uphilling giving you the ability to use these tech tips, you need lots lots of MTB specific strength and fitness.
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 I like the fact it showed how greesey roots can be, people down here in Socal and the SW arent aware of what the NW stuff is like... Grew up in seattle and spen alot of time getting owned by them on the MX doing backwoods rides and enduros...
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  • + 5
 transition song was awesome! can i get the MP3 file for that shit?
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  • + 4
 Hey Lars, you made those roots your bitch..
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 he owns the roots!!
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  • + 3
 I preferred NBD with Mike Metzger
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 I was gonna say the same
  • + 1
 apples and oranges aint the same
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 They're very similar types of video
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 stay loose and let it flow ...and when the roots push the bike away, just yank it back underneath you and keep your body pointed toward the line
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 Rooty tooty fun!! Killer video and great root riding! The new bike looks sweet! I love the into the singer deserves his own album! RideOn!
  • + 2
 Why thank ya sir, recorded it via laptop lol.
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 Yea buddy you rock!!! I really mean it you rock!! RidEOn!!!! RockOn!!
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  • + 2
 that was veryyy nice! :PB
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  • + 2
 sweet man! wheres that rail.
  • + 1
 kinda curious too!
Lars, pm me plz))
  • + 1
 It's totally hush hush.....
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  • + 1
 Nice video. Wicked looking trail.
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  • + 1
 i did not favourite that for the kick ass intro song...
  • + 9
 Hey, I wrote that kick ass song so go easy Wink
  • + 1
 must be pretty sweet to work with the transition guys! i am always inspired by people like that who take the initiative to make something great! hoping once im out of the army to work with some cool people like them!
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  • + 1
 mike metz and lars stemandbarserger.......make me randy....
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  • + 1
 What bike is Lars riding, a Bandit?
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  • + 1
 was that mike metzger singing the intro?
  • + 5
 You know it!!! Wrote, sang, and played the Guitar! POW POW
  • + 1
 thought it was. sounded pretty sick man
  • + 1
 good job, Mike!!!
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 yeha, i cant wait for the next tip, transition rules¡¡¡¡
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  • + 1
 Watchin pb vids with a tall glass of top shelf champagne. Life is good
  • + 1
 Life is good.... simple
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  • + 1
 that is fucking sweeeeeeeet
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  • + 1
 What happened to the NBD videos?
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  • + 1
 lmao. *skkkiiiddd* hai!
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  • + 1
 america....fuck yeah
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  • + 1
 Learning is FUN!
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  • + 1
 very cool Lars!
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 This is not Facebook
  • + 6
 haha they had fontana in the start!!
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 chochocho poked wlsn-rider
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 lol backwards helmet at start
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  • + 1
 Why is the whole thing out of focus? Get that focus dialed in!
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