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Vanderham and Simmons Ride Element MSL On The North Shore

Wade and Thomas shred the shore on the new Rocky Mountain Element MSL. Shot and edited by Matt Dennison. Song: "Nervous Breakdown" by Will Crum

81 Comments

  • + 64
 When they were looking over the last drop I was like

"No f*cking way" seriously thought they were going to do it.

And if you buy this bike you know have no excuse for going slow.
  • + 35
 but really i cant see those bikes lasting long being ridden like that.
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 So THAT's what cross country riding is, I got it all wrong! Rolleyes
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 only the seat stays are carbon, but my '07 edition is still going strong

www.pinkbike.com/photo/8038997
  • + 8
 but are you riding like them? :/ hmmmm
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 6 feet is the biggest i've gone on it, and could never hope to be as smooth as they are, saying more about the durability of the bike Wink
  • + 17
 best xc test I ever saw...
  • + 33
 well we all know who not to buy second hand xc bikes off haha ! Smile
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 ya i can do that jump... that rock roll is a little harder... that's fairly sized ladder... that rock drop is.....no, no way, im going around...that's Massive!
  • + 4
 Kind of makes me want a shorter travel bike. Something I can freeride on but also for this stuff.
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 Xpirimint - Find a Scratch, and build it for AM riding.
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 I didn't think it was that hardcore..? If they did the big drop it would be.
  • + 4
 lol go ride any dh trail on a xc then u will understand
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 mmmmm.... tasty filming, tasty riding, tasty editing, I'm hungry for more
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  • + 10
 is there really that much of a shortage of good videos on pinkbike that you had to make a video VOD that most of us have already watched off the news feed???????!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 8
 "Should probably save some for next ride" ahaha...because I've never said that before...
  • + 1
 laughed my ass off at that. great video, just goes to show its the rider, not the bike that matters
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  • + 8
 GO ROCKY always loved their bikes but this just proved to me that i can ride anything on my rocky!!
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 I'm assuming most people saw the Santa Cruz failure test video. carbon > aluminum. Period. Yes it's an expensive risk for most of us to take, but more and more all mountain and dh frames are made of carbon instead of aluminum, and it's not because we're all weight weenies, it's because carbon is stronger. Aluminum has a relatively short fatigue life, too many hard hits = cracked frame. Carbon will flex and soak up the hits longer than I ever will. This is a sweet video and I wish I could be that smooth on any bike! Great riding and awesome camera work/ editing on this video. I was wondering how long it would take to be VOD
  • + 1
 carbon is the way forward on all frames, the only thing that lets it down is that it is very expensive to buy and mould. To have a frame mould made it costs between £200,000- £400,000 or more depending on the complexity. Carbon is great strength wise but the down side to it is that it dose not dent and flex like aluminium and no signs of fatigue will show. you only know a carbon frame is gone when it cracks due to carbon being brittle. so yes it will soak up the hits well and for alot longer than an aluminium frame but not only is it more expensive, but when it dose decide to fail it will snap/ crack and not bend like aluminium. Overall though the pro's far outweigh the con's. It just needs to become cheaper!
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 Well once the market is higher for carbon, it will go down a little bit. More people need to see what I saw (the aluminum vs carbon video)
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 Do you have a link for the video?
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 Any time those 2 can be seen riding and having fun on video, it instantly should be VOD. Two gods in one cool vid,hellooooooo heaven.
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  • + 4
 Seats up, rippin!!! That high of a seat is askn for a rodeo crash!!! Bucked off by the seat!! Too much skill. Props boys,A?!?!
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  • + 5
 Love it when guys who shred, also do it on XC bikes. You don't need huge bikes when you have huge b@!!s....
  • + 1
 How do they sit on the bike with b@lls that big!?
  • + 4
 Agreed...but when did "balls" become a cuss word??
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 Bawlin. XC is probably one of the more underrated levels of riding, doesn't pull out to be exciting on camera. This was tastefully done though, not many places in the world with trails and those kind of natural features to hit on.
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 the qustion thay ask, Is your xc bike this fun to ride? well id have to say yes mine is cuz i do the same shit with my cx bike. live to thash
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 i went out to Vancouver last year and i used my 2011 Specialized Stumpy on the North Shore trails and let me tell you they make it look E-Z they were shredding those trails trust me those trails are not as easy as you think
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 One of my favourite vids ever. Props to some amazing riding on weenie bikes, and big kudos for the filming and editing. Everything about the vid is sick.
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  • + 1
 sick video, and finally a VOD on XC bikes. It also proves that you don't need 180mm of travel to do stuff like that. I ride a 140mm hard tail and do stuff like this and people think im mad.
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 these guys can rock any bike and make it look that they're riding a rig with 6-7" of travel! respect to simmons and vanderham!
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 were is that last drop? i wouldnt do the big one but the smaller one looks fun
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 That's why I had damaged two Elements in the past riding terrain over the limits of light weight XC bike. Crushing down tube and top tube which Rocky won't warrantee.
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 Vanderham, sommons tao golfs reason to Huy a Rocky mountain bike, third build in Canada
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  • + 2
 Great video , make me free good bout XC Riding , of cuz with their skills n guts
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  • + 1
 we do not condone this type of riding as long as the components doesn't brake from use
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 I,d rather sacrifice a goat then a rm element, then again i'm not sponsored!
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  • + 2
 someone tell me song would make a great new riding tune
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 You are cool, this is not the XC,downhill and freeride
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  • + 2
 Wade is a fucking legend.
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  • + 1
 wow! some really epic riding and film making there, really enjoyed watching this Smile
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 Love hearing the sound of the bikes, more videos should use that, props for that!
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  • + 2
 bloody hell.... jaw dropping riding.... they rock
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  • + 1
 this video brings joy to me
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 Some gnarly drops for a XC!! Great vid!!
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  • + 1
 I love me some Rock-y-billy!
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  • + 0
 thats nuthing.....u should see the sh*t im hittin on my yeti asr5 carbon. sick vid anyway u guys where hella quik
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  • + 1
 I need to go change my pants
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  • + 1
 if i buy rocky mountain bike will i be able to ride like that?
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  • + 1
 Love my Slayer - Too bad Tippie wasn't in on that action!!
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 i want the aluminum version
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 sick vid! definitely one of my favorites! VOD fo sho!
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  • + 1
 have they ever heard of a chicken run!
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 2 days and i'm calling VOD!
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  • + 1
 is mls mountain second language
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  • + 1
 I Love Rocky Mountain!
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  • + 0
 "Should probably save somthing for next ride" Hahaha good one!
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  • + 0
 Just jeaulous at the scenery...
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  • + 0
 I'm calling out for VOD!!
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  • + 1
 filth........so good
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  • + 0
 if you listen closely, you can hear the Mating call of the Tippie...
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  • + 0
 if they went on the big drop at the end i bet their bikes would snap!!
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  • + 0
 The fox fork looked like a 120mm. but fair enough, that shit was insane!
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 critical
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  • + 0
 thats an xc ride.
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 any yo no what song it is
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 My new favorite video!
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 That's some cool xc sh...............it!!!!!
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  • + 0
 Sweet riding
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 thats sweet ]
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 i have seen better
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