Who Wins? Fiat vs Biker

Jun 5, 2012
by Tyler Maine  


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72 Comments

  • 89 1
 No roadgap? I'm disapointed.
  • 17 3
 Seriously! There have been so many of these kind of videos, and we have grown to expect the road gap. Now, not only did they not really make this one unique, but they left out the cliche that everyone actually enjoys and expects!
  • 14 2
 The older edit with Gee is better
  • 8 0
 Hahah, at 1:00 anyone eles notice the camera man quickly move out of the cars way?
  • 14 0
 Missing road gap requirement of bike vs car videos reminds me of a Yugo and why one does not jump road gaps in a small car: www.youtube.com/watch?v=b84CV3GERq4
  • 5 0
 Yes, Because a Fiat is the best car to go off-road in! maybe a Subaru or Evo next time Razz
  • 10 1
 It's hard to make a fiat look cool...and...they...didn't do it.
  • 5 9
flag The-Medic (Jun 5, 2012 at 18:18) (Below Threshold)
 Do some further reading... the Fiat Panda 4x4 is actually a REALLY cool little car (in the US we get the Suzuki SX4 AWD which is the only really comparable car for us, but with Fiat owning Chrysler I keep hoping were gonna see one here soon...). Check out the top Gear episode where they drive one, it's a good watch.

While the Panda was getting driven nicely, I gotta say That Spec Enduro Evo ( Drool ) should have been going a lot faster if this was really a race, and not in fact a car commercial. The guy on the bike is clearly loafing it so they can get some good shots. It's obviously easier to get those good shots of a car in direct sun-light kicking the tail out then it is to shoot a solo guy on a bike in the dark forest... at least the bright yellow paint helps him stand out.

And road-gap or no, that little "over the stream" kicker-gap looked fun aye Wink
  • 3 0
 comon the rider was ether realy slow or the panda cheated because NOWAY would a FIAT panda beat a downhill/enduro bicycleist
  • 2 0
 shoulda been racing a rally driver
  • 2 0
 they are all good gee milner one is really good much better than all the rest here watch it www.pinkbike.com/video/258547
  • 2 0
 I want a fiat now! Frown
  • 25 0
 Aaron Gwin would already be eating a sandwich at the bottom.
  • 5 3
 No, he would be on his 3rd Beer. Canadian Beer of course Smile
  • 4 0
 hes not a drinker,you mean steve pete
  • 8 0
 Hmmmm.....I can only assume that at that price range you can buy either a Fiat Panda or a Specialzied Enduro (especially if the frame is carbon)
  • 6 0
 They did something similar to this on Top Gear with Gee Atherton: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R9qmX6FmwQ
  • 4 0
 That is so epic, Top Gear + Mountain Biking Big Grin
  • 6 0
 If it ain't Captain Slow, aka James May, behind the wheel of a Fiat Panda, you're not doing it right.
  • 1 0
 Exactly Big Grin
  • 6 0
 Looks like Karl Pilkington driving.
  • 2 0
 why is everyone hating on this video? The biking sections (admittedly there are too few) are shot in a nice way that is completely different from the current trend of messing around with slow/fast motion and drowning all the natural noise out with crap music. Also, the lack of annoying arty shots lets you see what's actually happening rather than a milisecond glimpse of a speeding DHer.
Just get rid of the car and it would be awesome!
  • 6 0
 That dude can DRIVE...!
  • 3 1
 Yup. homeboy drove the shit out of that fiat.
  • 5 2
 Whatsup with no bike racks in Europe? It's always riders stuffing or unpacking their bikes from their tiny cars... Aren't Thule and Yakima european companies...?
  • 5 2
 Yeah but with a nice bike on a rack means you have to drive carefully, don't take bends to fast etc..if you want your bike to still be there when you arrive Razz
  • 4 3
 Upgrade your rack if it can't handle some twistys.
  • 4 0
 ^^ This there is a Porsche that shows up to Downieville every year with a rack system on it.. and I have seen him in the roads up there in Norcal going very fast with 2 bikes on the top of his car.
  • 15 0
 Im not sure you've seen how shit our roads are.
  • 8 4
 Fuel consumption? Two or three bikes on the roof at 80 mph (common EU highway limit) can make a difference on a small car like that. With gas at $6.7 / gallon over here - why not save up if you can. Also if it's raining, the water gets everywhere, and it's even worse if the roads are salty (winter de-icing) and you're using a tow bar rack. That way the bike gets drenched in water, salt and all the sh*t on the road. So if you have the space, just shove it inside and problem solved Smile
  • 10 0
 Couldn't agree more with zire, my car struggles to get over 65mph with two bikes on a bike rack. If only petrol and insurance prices were cheap in europe im sure we would all be in V8 pick-ups with a bikes on the back like the guys across the pond.
  • 2 2
 just gotta Mexi-pack the bike in there Wink
  • 1 0
 Not cool
  • 3 0
 I put my bike in the trunk where it is safe and I am not mexican.
  • 1 0
 Amen to decreasing gas mileage when on top, my girlfriend's Subaru loses almost 10mpg with our bikes on top - and when driving long distance inside is the way to go. That's why when going locally we just throw them over the tailgate of my Tacoma. Not a V8 hog, a V6 piglet Smile But packing them inside is still a pain, I guess I'm just impressed the folks over in Europe are as cost conscious as they are, and maybe even environmentally conscious too...

I hear you guys on racks in crappy weather. This is from a cross country drive after being stuck behind tractor trailers during a snow/sleet storm: www.pinkbike.com/photo/8228766
  • 2 1
 You should not use bike rack in commercial where you want to demonstrate large boot space...
  • 3 0
 From four and a half years ago. Sam Hill versus Alex Stone and a kangaroo.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfGrakeZ5U0
  • 1 1
 I hate this stupid faked videos.
Serious driftig with the ugly looking panda, but the video is lame. I mean look at the title: Who wins.. And the video is a faked shit with many scenes. It's not a single run. A nice video from the athertons where Gee races against a Motorbike is cool. but this is just lame.
  • 1 1
 That is so true. I would also like to point out that it is not a fair race when the car is taking the road, which is much faster. I want to see a car race a bike on the same course.
  • 2 0
 Not sure what you call faked video... The point is that it is not classical challenge video but car commercial. So they had just very short time and idea to make commercial without smilling kids on the rear seats.
  • 3 0
 You better stop the motor while loading, gas is pretty expensive nowdays.
  • 3 0
 My calculator has made more interesting sounds then that car.
  • 1 0
 Freaking hilarious! ^^
  • 2 0
 Has anyone noticed that they enterd the weels to the car but left the frame?
  • 3 0
 thats the worst thing i have ever watched on here
  • 3 1
 That was so awesome, a lot better than my socials class
  • 2 0
 That's a good marketing strategy.
  • 1 0
 The car is shame. Forwheel drive it's only good for the city. A biker need something that could bring him back up
  • 1 0
 What you really need in these situations is a world rally van driver....http://www.pinkbike.com/video/258547/
  • 1 0
 Doesnt that rider have another video out right now on front page of pinkbike. The one in Spain.
  • 1 0
 Haha i have to say that video wasnt very original but that thing moves like no panda ive ever seen.
  • 1 0
 Stop flaming and say that this vid has some good actions ( biker / driver ) and some good shots ( videomaker ) Smile
  • 1 0
 i feel like you would have better chances of survival hitting a tree on your bike than in a panda...
  • 1 0
 I thought "christ, he's going to drive off with all that kit still on" then realised it's not in the UK :/
  • 1 0
 If someone who actually rides up and down gets run over by some wannabe rally driver loser on one of our shuttle roads...
  • 1 0
 That's not a car, that's a small women's play toy. Thing probably didn't run aft this.
  • 1 0
 is it just me or did they actually even put the bike in the car after taking the wheels off??
  • 1 0
 Shuttling right next to lift access??
  • 1 0
 that was the second Manliest handshake I've seen all day...
  • 1 0
 Anyone got a clue what helmet he was wearing?
  • 1 0
 they have to take both wheels out of the bike to fit it in the car! fail!
  • 1 0
 Love doing this at Mt.Prevost!
  • 1 0
 Its ironic because the bike costs more than the car
  • 2 1
 Lame
  • 3 2
 What is that helmet?
  • 3 0
 yeahh im wondering the same
  • 1 1
 TLD open face?
  • 1 0
 That hi five was. Hmmmm
  • 1 3
 BIKER

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