Video: Urban DH Action From NZ

Mar 17, 2013
by The Perfect Line  
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On board Go Pro Chesty with Nick Jordan who placed 16th.

The Full edit out showing the mayhem
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The 2013 Lyttelton Urban Downhill went off yesterday 16/03/2013. With stacked field of 80 riders, an amazing course designed by local downhiller and trail builder Nick Sutcliffe, that featured gaps over driveways, drops off garage roofs, jumps on & off shipping containers, and for the finally a large step-down off a pubs balcony.

Results from Lyttelton Urban DH 2013


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104 Comments

  • 51 0
 This is one of the better POV videos I've seen. Perhaps it's the audio, but I felt like I was there shredding the course as I watched and thinking, "STAND UP AND PEDAL HARDER!"
  • 109 0
 similar feelings but i thought, OH SHIT I"M GONNA DIE!!
  • 25 3
 This is one of the better POV videos I've seen.

You're not including porn, are you? Ah-ha!
  • 14 2
 After ''Mature with big boobs'' i think this is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 10 1
 Nah Nickroy, I was actually just kidding. This is WAY better then porn.
  • 19 0
 I thought this was porn?
  • 9 0
 And he got 16th?!
  • 6 0
 He said, "Whoa" at the same time that I yelled, "Oh shit!!" 27 seconds in.
  • 2 4
 @Reignonme i think u like ''anal'' . .
  • 3 4
 the real question is receiving or giving Wink
  • 3 0
 Sick video Brook, big ups for gaping the container!
  • 30 1
 So rad! He almost missed that jump on the container, and that would hurt.
  • 11 0
 That slo-mo moment really got me to thinking....if he reacted any slower he'd of been in a world of pain.
  • 1 0
 If he had missed it and had a good reflex he could have make a bunny up... But I doubt... I think he would have hit the brakes Big Grin
  • 22 2
 LOVE these urban DH races...LOVE watching them that is....i would be in a broken mess even attempting some of those gaps! Gets me pumped up just watching it...awesome riding fellas!!!
  • 16 3
 This track is amazing. The riding is quality too but can you imagine getting to ride this and seeing a pair of boobs on the way down too...heaven. There should be more boobs in mountain biking
  • 4 0
 Hey Captain, there was one girl competing - Harriet Harper - she ROCKED! got 24th overall. Now, this is my benchmark for the next year... stay tuned.

I do agree there is not enough boobs in mountainbiking, in DH espacially, but how many girls do you know that would be keen on doing this type of race?
  • 14 0
 This was a creatively made race course. Kudos to the organizers of the event!
  • 14 1
 That course is insane! through a truck..through a warehouse..road...rocks...more urban DH please, big organizations let it be!!!
  • 3 0
 Actually it was a cafe Wink
  • 12 0
 what a bad place to park the truck.... in the middle of the track!! :p
  • 9 1
 Just shows that we need MORE urban downhill!
  • 1 0
 Agreed!
  • 5 0
 Awesome video! I wish these pov cameras would be pointed a little higher though. I always feel like I am throwing my own head back to get a better view. But you do feel like you are in the race! hahahaha
  • 6 0
 that is one hell of a sketchy track. I want a go!
  • 4 0
 ok that truck jump and ware house track parts were insane. just the idea of em were sick. but overall awesome course and good job to the rider
  • 2 0
 NZ, sick event.. Now we see these Urban DH Races going abroad and with great crowds..!! Can't wait to see the Urban World DH Cup in 2014.. I'd seriously say that South America's Urban DH races are way sicker, the stairs are always gnarlier and the consequences are way beyond what u can think of..!!
  • 1 0
 We didn't have the fall or steepness in lyttleton, hence it being so short and pedally
  • 5 0
 Instant 'add to favorites' . That is one scarey ass track.
  • 4 0
 amazing track................Need balls of steel for this one, but one mistake and it's gonna be a whole world of pain!
  • 2 1
 There needs to be more downhill bike on the street riding type videos. I don't want to get into how racing ruins everything but some freeride street riding on downhill bikes would make for some incredible videos.
  • 1 0
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUBcylm0F70 check this one out. a few years old but these guys tear it up.
  • 1 0
 I would love to speak to the course designer about some of the features, obviously couldn't choose between them so stuck em all in! Completely awesome track and nice one mate for your 16th place, well earned!
  • 2 1
 @ bomb lad - a couple of secret plans for new features are already in motion for next years race. It is going to be bigger and better in such a crazy way. You should book a flight now for mid March 2014 - enter early and race one of the coolest urbans on the planet! This course is sick!
  • 1 0
 Cj we need a track like that round here!!!
  • 1 0
 Yeah we do Smile Hhaha
  • 1 0
 growing up in a city, and not way out in the wilderness like so many of the videos coming out of this place, i love this stuff so much. speaks to me on a personal level, and its godamn nuts.
  • 2 0
 i bet you every one who leaves a comment on hear is looking at their town differently now i no i do . my urban race would start off from on top of the pub .
  • 3 0
 Woaahh.... If you brake too much you die. Pure awesomeness
  • 4 1
 That is by far the coolest urban DH track
  • 3 0
 OMFG....one of the best urban dh course. Hell Yeah!!!
  • 3 0
 Love to see local TV coverage. Took a while to load, though, being all the way from NZ
  • 1 0
 Churr that's my headcam!
  • 1 0
 Is it just me, or did that course kick some serious ass on the creative side. Semi trailer gap hop was cool, as was the jump into the truck.
  • 1 0
 Those were both cool videos to watch. The urban DH courses look pretty brutal. It would be fun to see it live or ride one to see what it's really like.
  • 2 0
 That was bloody brill to watch more more vids please .
  • 3 0
 Here is another onboard vid vimeo.com/61945900
  • 1 0
 Interesting to see the differant line choices.
  • 1 0
 Thanks Karl
  • 1 0
 Here is what I filmed from my practice run at that race. Pretty sweet! vimeo.com/61987503
  • 1 0
 The was like a xbox game with the lorrys and going throught building. And good to see wyn masters up there
  • 4 1
 Best urban dh ever?
  • 2 0
 I can do it for 1day & 30mins easily lol....
  • 1 0
 Best video I've seen on here in a long time. Made wanna ride that's for sure..
  • 1 1
 This course seemed to have more dirt and less stairs than the usual urban DH course. I liked the 90 degree turn through the back of the truck.
  • 1 0
 One of the coolest things in the bike world that I absolutely do not want to do myself, ever.
  • 1 0
 Oh I WANT to, but...
  • 1 0
 How long until they bring out "urban" specific tyres? Or bikes?

Also 29" would be faster down here... Smile
  • 1 0
 They kinda have really, maxxis do a holly roller 26x2.4 (more like a 26x2.6 because it has a surprisingly big carcass) that comes under their FR category.

I use them for some urban fun on my mythic and their great
  • 1 0
 this actually made my stomach turn as i was watching.... it never had that before
  • 1 0
 got my heart pumping, and such a good reminder to stay off the brakes in the rough stuff.
  • 1 0
 That looks like one hell of a fun race course.
  • 2 0
 Such amazing sketch!
  • 1 0
 yep for me this is the best i ve seen so far !! Smile
  • 2 0
 Bike is a rattle box.
  • 2 0
 Fucking filth!!!!
  • 1 0
 Best part of this track was boosting over the entire second container!
  • 1 0
 Insane track! Well done mate!
  • 2 0
 Let's go to NZZZ!!!
  • 1 0
 That was sketchi as Fook in places!!!!
  • 2 1
 tighter than a nun's vagina
  • 1 0
 Some of that course was pretty narrow! I enjoyed that vid, thanks!
  • 1 4
 Yeah I'm the "noob" with my 30+ years of biking experience. Just think these big bikes are way outta place in this type of racing is all. But I forgot this is PB. and the trolls come out when you go against the grain, with your opinion.

p.s. Umm yeah our XC race trail is on the infamous Rumblefest trails. If you don't know about them then, sucks to be you guys. The Rumblefest is the best course on the Island, hands down. Arguably one of the best DH trails in the whole country. I've lost count how many people come here thinking they are the next Aaron Gwin or some other MTB hotshot. Do one run or half of one and walk away saying "f*ck that! That shit is f*cking crazy and steep". Then spend the rest of the day drinking in the finish area andchecking their shorts for skid marks. So in short.... Yes my local XC trail is harder then most DH courses I've seen. Look em up and see for yourself, plenty of media out there of them.
  • 5 0
 Cool story Jake, but I can tell you now, any less than a full DH bike and you wouldn't be placing a 1:54 lap time like Cam Cole the winner did. The top 3-5 boys are sponsored riders they want to win, they have multiple bikes to choose from do you think they would use something they didn't think they could win on? If you don't believe me you're more than welcome to come race it next year on your hard trail or enduro bike. Those transitions aren't as smooth as they look....
  • 1 0
 I posted this in the wrong spot sorry, haha. Not a noob on bike, but the interwebbs..... Yeah :\
  • 3 1
 Jake - Where are the Rumblefest XC pics? Your profile has a ton of pics from the trail but no XC. Theres about 50 pics of people of full DH rigs, decked out in full armour hitting the same small jump made from a few logs. Any pics/vids of you shredding it on a XC? Not trying to be a dick or anything but you did say look em up for yourself....And why u gotta hate on people for riding a DH bike? Sorry we don't all have 30+ years of biking under our belt like the all knowing master that you are.
  • 3 0
 @C-Trides: If you go back and SLOWLY read what I wrote........ Our XC trails are on the same trails as our DH trails... I personally don't ride XC and never claimed to. Just stated that our XC trail is like most peoples DH trails. Also you CLEARLY didn't look hard enough at pics cause there are a few pic of some guys riding XC bikes.... Also if you go back up and read... I posted this in the wrong place it was ment for another thread.... It's easy to talk shit, yet I look at your profile and you have nothing on there showing you even on a bike or owning a bike or proof that you ride... So umm yeah...... But here is some footage to show you how steep our XC/DH trail is. I know coming from Ontario you have no idea what steep is. Not trying to be a dick or anything....

www.pinkbike.com/news/vancouver-island-cup-finals-2010.html

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjszNKXBVMc

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoL1xwaQCqI
  • 1 0
 This is all I could find of our XC race. As you can see...... SAME TRAIL AS OUR DH COURSE!!!

www.pinkbike.com/video/143525
  • 1 0
 What a sick urban trail and event. NZ rocks
  • 1 0
 Sickest urban DH course i've ever seen
  • 1 0
 Great! Would like to ride there
  • 1 0
 I bet the winner stood up to pedal.
  • 1 0
 I bet the winner stood up to pedal.
  • 1 0
 gnar. nuff said.
  • 1 0
 GNARL
  • 1 0
 I know Nick he shreds nice evolution sticker
  • 1 1
 were can I get those Skull Stickers?
  • 1 0
 Skullcandy i believe.?
  • 1 0
 The ones on the frame? Don't think they're skull candy, I'll check with nick.
  • 1 0
 yea just looked again and they arent quite the same as skullcandy ones.
  • 1 0
 Great vid! Will share
  • 1 0
 sick video
  • 1 0
 shut the front door!
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