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Trail Boss

Hard tails are where it all started and for the crew at Chromag, it's where it remains. Watching riders like Jinya, Phelps and Skogland on Whistler's amazing valley trails makes us all want to get out and ride. Song - Jezebel Jive (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix) - Maribel

101 Comments

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 Good hardtails are sick! Shit hardtails, like mine, are well... shit... Dead Horse
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 so true, unless you put some effort in and they will become mint, just like my 2006 voltage yz0 was a shit box, now its fluro orange with about $200 of investment and ive got myself a great hard tail
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 Beating a dead horse indeed. My last hardtail weighted 36lbs (2007 IronHorse Warrior) but took abuse well. What can I say, it was dirt cheap. I have to say that I loved riding that hardtail as I learned good techniques on it without killing a decent bike. I am more than happy to rid myself of that frame and learned how to better ride the trails. This vid makes we want to finish my GF Roscoe build.
  • + 9
 Its rediculous that they are riding that smooth on a hardtail.
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 This video actually makes me want to put my Demo aside for a day and shred some DH on my old Rockhopper.
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 yeah, they're sick riders and those hardtails are sick, but i think the first few shots capture what he probably spends most of his time doing - truing wheels!
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 no.....mines a hardtail....i true mine once every year.....
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 It's not the ride....It's the rider.
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 i know that... thats why i remain on a hardtail.... and its where i stay... and also....@1:00 anyone else hate that moment where the back tire flies up and your like "oh shit..."
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 thats why i would buy badass brakes like hope and big tiers more gripe Big Grin
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 not really, i mean, hardtails are set up for dirt jumping, meaning that the fork is stiff and short. you just get normal tires, normal brakes, and live with what you have, soften the fork, and your done.
  • + 2
 ahhhh... what?
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 Sh*t! They're ripping on hardtails, I don't think I'd even be able to beat them on my 160mm enduro rig..
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 Canada is so beautiful!
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 no not really I think that your mom is more beautiful
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 West ya, east ya sometimes, middle not so much
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 epic sauce, Y U post such damn annoying comments?
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 why is the sky blue? I just do bud
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 Yea, I always notice epicsauce has annoying comments...
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 Yeah me too
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 Ya epic sauce ur soooo annoying
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 good one
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 i think im probably to heavy to ride a hardtail that smoothly
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 Lately I've been thinking about uping my frame to a FS but after seeing this... I think I'll stay with Hardtails and upgrade to a great frame. Fantastic hardtail shredding!
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 such casual shredding, makes it look so easy. Love it!
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 this is actually beautiful haha
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 I don't know if it's just me but videos with hardtails pump me up more then videos with fs bikes
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 amazing video,seen it like 8times already, top shredding, beautiful nature, and sweet bikes,congrats guys,keep up the good work ....looks like a 20mm rise prototype Chromag handlebar on Jinyas bike
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 That was the dopest hard tail shredding Ive ever seen! Rock on!
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 Nice one guys, I remember once upon a time when I only had a hardtail and you just rode hard and it was such a challenge - now I've gone soft on my 6 incher!!! You guys ride better on those hardtails than I do on my full susser!! Damn!
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 Amazing video. Inspires me as a hardtail rider!! Great work!! Just one question? Is one of these guys clipped in? Never thought about clipping myself in my hardtail, but could be an interesting idea. Can't really see in video, but looks like one is clipped in.
  • + 1
 we all were in the video, and are now as well.
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 I used to always clip in on my hardtail, it helps when you are going fast on rough stuff. Right now im on flats as i want to improve certain aspects of my riding which i think would be easier done on flats.
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 i can never get tired of these hardtail videos. dont get me wrong i love my dh rig too but theres nothing more fun then ripping some trails on a good ol hardtail
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 hardtails make you a good rider if you can ride the trails fast on them and hit rocks and jumps like you are on a DH bike. A good hardtail like theirs helps due to the bikes forks and reliable lightweight frames
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 You learn everything on a hardtail,that's why it is a good bike for a rookie.
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 This, is how you rip trails on a hard tail. Impressive riding!
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 damn dude hell yeah! hardtails are always fun to ride! i picked up a specialized hardrock for 300 bucks and it hasnt broken on me yet! been durable as hell so far!
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 Hard tail frame is a chromag stylus. (neon orange) Just recently picked one up for myself, can't wait for it to come!!!
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 Still trying to beat my old American Eagle Team issue to death, no luck so far! Guess i'll be going at it on that bike for some more time Smile
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 Finally, some hardtail trail riding love!!!
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 sick vid! so awesome seeing them shred with the hardtails
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 all that and it was on a hard tail...
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 AM Hardtails rock! So many show pony's on 150+ squishy rigs who can't ride out there!
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 what bike is the green frame
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 Just contacted these guys, I love the hell outta AM hardtails, I WANT OOOOOONNNNEE!!!!
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 If they can so I can too!

BTW how much travel their forks have? it looks like 120mm
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 more like 160/170. That's the only travel the lyric is offered in.
  • + 1
 My fox 32 talas is 150 in big boy mode
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 i love my full suspension bike!
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 Yes Whistler has lift access trails. So what! They dont look like these trails. That has me stoked to ride!
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 Makes me sorry i didn't keep my good old HT, maybe i'll buy one some day......
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 Hardtail rlz! the experience completely different!
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 ye it just goes to show you dont need a big heavy duty full-sus to shred downhill Big Grin great VOD
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 HARDTAIL PRIDE!
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 Really curious to know what bikes those are. Super vid!
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 Chromag dude!
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 anyone know what trail this is?
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 It's business time is the first section
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 respect. about 2:04 though I bet he was wishing for rear squish
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 Wow Mann that looks like some hardcore twitching hardtail fun!!!!!!
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 It reminded me of my many years ride on a hardtail! Great vid! VOD
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 Hardcore hardtails !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 colors riders and muzik - perfecto !!
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  • + 1
 That was a great edit with a nice superb looking trail!
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  • + 1
 I you can do that on a hradtail image what he can do on a soft tail
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 I feel like scredding my hardtail so much after watching this!
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 This video inspired me to start what i do, hardtail downhill
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 This would be much more fun with FS bikes lol
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 sweet looking bike I want one
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 Hardtails rule fine
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 that looks like a whole lot of fun .
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 sickCamera Salute great edit guys
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 damn that was crisp video
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 Proves you can do anything on a hardtail!
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 rail rail rail that tail.
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 trail boss like a boss very nice
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 Does anyone know what frame they are using?
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 **what trails are those ????????
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 How wide are those bars?
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 the hardtail againSmile
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 Jezebel Jive (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix) - Maribel
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 awsome vid but goggles with xc lids dont work
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