Aaron Gwin - Saint Prototype Testing Video

by Anthill Films 
 

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This past winter Anthill Films had the opportunity to work with Aaron Gwin while he was testing new Shimano Saint parts in Southern California. Over the course of the three-day shoot with Aaron we learned about the story of his rapid rise to the top of World Cup DH Racing.

Aaron Gwin testing Saint in his hometown of temecula california january 2012.

For many fans of mountain bike racing Aaron Gwin has seemingly burst out of nowhere and taken a top spot amongst the elite in the World Cup DH community. His short, yet extremely successful mountain bike career appears in total contrast to the conventions for success in downhill racing. What usually takes years of practice and experience has happened so quickly people are asking, “What’s his secret?”

The short answer is that there is no secret. The downhill mountain bike has proven to be the ideal platform for Gwin. A perfect blend of the two former disciplines he raced for many years, BMX and motocross. Aaron follows a well-developed race program that focuses on keeping his mind fresh throughout the rigors of training, travel and the race week all season long. This program has been with him for quite some time and it’s peaking right now.

Aaron Gwin testing Saint in his hometown of temecula california january 2012.


There are no shortcuts to success. Aaron Gwin knows this very well and that is why he is and will continue to be a top rider on the World Cup DH circuit for seasons to come.

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Aaron Gwin testing Saint in his hometown of temecula california january 2012.

185 Comments

  • + 246
 This whole mountain biking thing looks dangerous
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 His scrub at 1:35 was orgasmic!
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 i'll take his car over his bike any day..
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 Shimano: So.. how the brakes work?

Gwin: I dont know I did not touch them.
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 Agreed
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 We all agree slow mo can be over used, but it still looks f'ing awesome!
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 He has more skill in his little finger than I have all together Frown
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 I cannot wait until this whole dubstep fad blows over. Then, I can watch awesome videos like this without getting my ears pissed on.
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 lcculus19425, I can't agree more. Great video, but dubstep is just complete rubbish!
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 Real dubstep isn't a fad though, been around for years. Skrillex how ever..
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 I quite liked the dubstep in this song, pretty chilled, just didnt suit the video at all
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 stop the video at 0:37 and mute, open youtube, search for Jezabels - Nobody Nowhere, start the song, play video. Enjoy
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 I think he meant the fad of using dubstep in videos, not dubstep itself.
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 Sense of tuning gears: He tuning gears without the pedals lol.
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 name a tune that you think would be better suited?
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 Bendy - that is not dubstep. Why is every piece of electronic music suddenly called dubstep? Seriously every piece of electro/drum and bass/jungle/whatever is suddenly being called dubstep. It's not.
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 Thank you redrook, thank god someone said it.
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 Yes redrock yes! That was way more scratch than anything.
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 @sino428 I meant both. The horrible music being created by skrillex and the like as well as this crap being used in every mtb video needs to stop. Does anyone play guitar anymore?
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 Gwinny doesn't really do 'slow', does he...
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 not that there's anything wrong with a good guitar riff! but I really don't think that's what shimano were going for..... it's a advert for a high tech product, this music suits just that.
  • + 4
 @rolas tried it, awesome find
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 @rolas, tried as well, it works very well!!
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 I personally love dubstep
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 ZTWPMTB - definitely, with a lot of heavy electro too. Don't get me wrong, I like Skrillex (just because something is new/popular doesn't mean it's bad) and I like "real" dubstep, but its annoying that people call Chase'n'Status dubstep, they are not (though they are good). The music suits this vid really well.
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 So where is everyone saying he sucks and has no style? Or is that bandwagon gone and over with?
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 Swear...I learn more about riding watching this guy than anybody.
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 @Icculus19425 you mad bro?
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 Song is- Innerpartysystem - American Trash (Newsfeed Remix)
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 Rock and roll
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 You think dubstep sucks, because the you don't have robot ears.
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 redrook - Skrillex is ok in my eyes - it is what we erg'ed to for crew so I loved it at the time. And like you said, chase'n'status is awesome AND not dubstep just drum'n'bass which is what they were playing off of for their name. On another note - this vid is amazing
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  • + 69
 I dont care if that was a commercial, that was sick as fuck! Gwins the man!
  • + 16
 The more times you watch it the better it gets..That movie was ridiculously awesome.
  • + 16
 He makes commercials worth watching, this and the session 9.9 one are incredible
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 Hes a... Saint ;D
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 haha I just seen this vid today at the Strength in Numbers Premiere!
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 He needs a segment to team America's fuck yeah
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 whats good danny hart. Mother Fuckin MERICA
  • + 5
 Thank you for not overusing slo-mo in this video! I think most bike videos overuse the f*ck out of slow motion shots which doesn't let you see how fast the rider is actually going.
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 Anthill films seriously make the best Mountain Bike videos ever..
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 Can't help myself visualizing you guys screaming "MERICUH!" in a same way these "guys" in South Park scream: "Dy'tk'R'Jaeeeb!" great stuff hehe.

BTW Gwin is terryfying, he's so fast and brutal I would be scared to be around the trails he hangs out on. - Oh what a lovely day for an AM ride, hey Campbell! you fancy uphilling that - yea looks splendid Alasdair, I'll test my new carbon wheels on that steep, - heh jolly good... oh gosh what's that noise? I think a... BAAAAM! KABOOM! DEATH!!! - you scrubbed by friends head off! Daeemmm you Aaron!
  • + 2
 you sir just mind fucked the shit out of me
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 Sounds like a great comic book
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 Yea could be a great action movie, imagine that vid ending up with Gwins stopping in a massive foot out slide he comes closer to his Camaro, takes off his helmet and it's fkn Jack the Bean...
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 damn. speechless.
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 Fuck Danny hart it's all about merica bitches
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 Ahhh 69 Camaro. And decker-b-nug I love my country too but cmon dude. I bet Danny Hart says fuck you too right before he slays your personal trails in half the time as you while laughing like a maniac the whole time.
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 decker-b-nug is a hillbilly and does not represent all Americans
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 shut up enduro gooon!!
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 its all bout gwin so merica!!
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 You whenever Gwin wins it will be maerrr... mAeRRR...MuRRRicah!

And anytime Hart wins it's gonna be "he'tk'hs,cuuuuup!" ,

Minaar winning - "Efricaaaa" - yea "EfricaaaaEEE"... Wait! Isn't it on the way to Iraq? - yea those Somali pirates kidnappin' our tankers, stealin' our OIL! - Thy'tk'r'oil!!! - you know Jeb McKenzie? - that sour dude sittin' at his farm eatin' up tha last rests of corn? - yea! He can't afford driving his truck to town already - shaeeet! what if we're next? - Yea! Less oil and the prices will go up, I'm tellin'ya! - It's gonna be another recession because of those damn Africans! - Thy'tk'r'gaaaas! - Let's send our troops and go after them! - Obama won't go, he's one of them! - we got to get the Junior on the chair again! - Thy'tk'r'gaaaaaaas!!! - No haven't you seen Black Hawk Down? It was in Somalia, Thy'tk'r'chopper! - daaaemm! got to get one of those God daeem hybrids
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 Merica nuf said homie
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 @WAKIdesigns
meth is one hell of a drug
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 C´mon airbornmtnbiker! U got to give me some credit for making a trip from Minnaar to Toyota Prius that includes pirates, recession, rednecks and Obama...no drugs involved
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 Yeah you made a trip alright
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  • + 29
 Now that's how you make a commercial!!!!
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 That was sick!!! And aaron's garage don't look to shabby!! Btw, if u are one of those people who say Aaron doesn't have style, look at this vid and u will be wrong!!!
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  • + 14
 sick product, i also want the car
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  • + 12
 Just shows you don't need gimmicks like yellow powder when the riding is this good.
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  • + 11
 Yeah. Maybe get someone that uses brakes to test them. Gwins are just handle bar ornaments.
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  • + 12
 so sick! gwin is flat out PINNED and the filming is top notch!
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 Not liking them brakes then, he never seemed to use them.... lol I tried the XT brakes last weekend, they felt very nice indeed.
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 Shimano is good in marketing now? :-)
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 I just drooled onto my shirt and didn't realize until after the vid stopped, my brain literally shut down for the time that he was shredding, that was dope!!!
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  • + 5
 Isnt he sponsored by Vans? He was jacking Minaars swagg
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  • + 3
 the music at the end sounded just like my rear mech out on the trails...ha ha
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  • + 4
 holy moly guacamole. i need to up my game.
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 He is fast even when the footage is slowed down, 1:40 when he went round that tree. It was like he was on rails. Awesome video, END OF!!!!
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  • + 4
 And a Camaro SS!!! He IS the Man!!!
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 session...or chevelle...
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 not a chevelle
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 it's a Camaro SS
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 ...i knew that
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 i dont even know why i said chevelle.
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  • + 4
 Mind Blowing wicked!!!!!!
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 Fuck he is sooooooooo quick its unreal
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  • + 4
 Gwin's controlled aggression simply is mind blowing!
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 WTF WAS THAT ?!!! Now that is what skill and heart is all about .. That shit just got my blood pumping and now will be favd!
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  • + 3
 If this doesn't want to make you shred after watching it, your SHRED-CRED is revoked!
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  • + 2
 Once again anthill kicks our amateur video webmovie ASSES and show us how its done. All cliche's in one edit but still it stands out and is sick as hell!!
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  • + 3
 Amazing video! But then again, is it even possible to make a bad video of Aaron Gwin?
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  • + 4
 People would have to take my saint parts from my cold dead hands too!
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  • + 2
 why they give him brakes to test il never know...... he must pull his levers about twice a year.... Lad!
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  • + 3
 Dude kIlls that shoot..so much skill
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  • + 3
 Great filming guys, very talented, up the good work Smile
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  • + 2
 Sick Riding! And what I wouldn't do for a Session 9.9 right now. Such a slick bike!
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  • + 3
 Buy shimano saint. Become racer.
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  • + 3
 That video made my nipples hard
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  • + 2
 love this spot, we did a NR here a couple of weeks ago. \m/ SICK but Gwin makes me feel slow.
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  • + 3
 Killin it.........Nuff said...
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 So sick! I saw the Anthill crew filming this with Aaron that day! It turned out so awesome!
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  • + 4
 So much speed and style!
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  • + 3
 I just bought that jersey but I'm pretty sure I wont go that fast.
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  • + 3
 The video is amazing, i wanna find where he rides....
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 Next time i go to Temecula to see my uncle...i'm totally gonna find Gwin
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  • + 2
 If he is rocking an Acera groupset, still wouldn't make any difference.
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 Soooooooo Sickk..sick car,bike,and best rider
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  • + 2
 AHHHHHHH....... Now i really can't wait for Mtn. Creek to open may 5th!
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  • + 2
 vod all the way! Gwin kills it, the mans a beast!
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 It's not the saint..it's Aaron ability to be FAST
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  • + 2
 Sweet riding. Amazing Video.
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  • + 2
 jet b;ack kit looks sick!!!
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 Damn that just blew my mind!
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 Damn, were those prototype brakes not working?
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  • + 1
 what happened to the good old beefy diesel frame? and the bruiser 3? bikes today are all looking the same.
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  • + 0
 He would look a whole lot faster if Alex Rankin was filming. These still shots and tight close ups get so over played and make it boring.
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  • + 2
 Commercial for brakes; he hardly brakes
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 you know what, i think i will ride saint
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 I just wanna say OMFG! thats all
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  • + 2
 that's not fast at all! it's supersonic!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 Hes running the heavy Funn stem & bars instead of Renthal, wonder if he changed for more stiffness or more compensation?
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 Now thats how to sell a product, SIMPLY WOW !
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 When mentioning why Gwin is excelling they forgot to mention his balls of steal. No way you can rip that fast with out em'.
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 Somebody knows what is the music ? Very very nice.
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 that didnt show me anything other than how disgustingly swift he is
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 Pure skill !! What a rider Smile
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 Never realized how fast he actually rides until this video
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 The world cup races were not enough? hehe Big Grin
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 THAT IS HOW YOU USE SLOW-MO
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 no mames, no dejo de verlo jajaja VOD seguro
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 Awesome filming, but the music is just HORRIBLE! Why do everyone have to use these crappy dubstep remixes in their videos?
  • + 2
 Go bitch elsewhere, This was a sick video and i think the music matched the raw riding style.
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 I am not bitching. The video is really amazing, true that. BUT the music really sucks. Have you seen that Stund episode with "The Who - Eminence Front"? It was just EPIC, and there are many more videos and movies with music classy like that. For me, all videos/edits with these overused dubstep remixes - which are all almost the same - are just boring, and UNORIGINAL.
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 I looked at his aluminum derailer at Fontana, looks like we won't be breaking them anymore, anyone else notice it?
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 Oh my lord, he is FAST!
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 I never get tired of watching the slo mo.
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 Living in Temecula he should be riding Intense bikes.
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 AWWWWWWESOMEEEEEEEEE!!!!! VIDEO OF THE YEARRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! Aaron g¡WIN!
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 wow. the normal parts look sped up
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 Hi look's like he can transform!! Optimusprime... Smile
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 Was this in Strength in Numbers?
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 it was one of the previews before the movie.
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 awesome video ! great aaron, super fast ! \\m//
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 I watch this again and again and again ...
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 I bet he's riddin that trail before.
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 holy shhhhhh...
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 Whats the name of the song?! Anyone?!
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 Gwin with a Minnaar Five Ten?
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 My god! O.0 dun know what to say
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 Not sure what Id like to squeeze more, those brakes or Aaron gwin.
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 Dude Is Sick!!!!!!
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 hallelujah. lol. i don't wish Aaron any luck this year, Go Hart Go!
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 he ran into a bush at the end
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 I watch this again and again and again ...
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 What dirt bike does he ride?
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 whats the song!!!???
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 Innerpartysystem - American Trash (Newsfeed Remix)
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 1:59...amazing.
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 dang that boy is fast!
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 the master at work
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 Innerpartysystem - American Trash (Newsfeed Remix)
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 Can I get a hell yeah!?
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 Only In MERICA!
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 Imagine how pissed Gwin was to find out his segment was bastardized by unAmerican euro trash music. FREEBIRD.
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 LOL! There did seem to be a bit of a disparity between the riding and the music. I was thinking some Mastodon would have gone much better here.
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 motorhead for everything.
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