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Video: Into The Wild

May 27, 2013
by Jon Bokrantz  
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The life lessons that Christopher McCandless learns in Sean Penn's classical masterpiece "Into The Wild" is probably a bit too philosophical to be applicable on today's mountain bike community, but it is undoubtedly a good film title and it serves as a perfect layup for me to rant about what really matters when it comes to bikes. And ye, I found some sweet tunes with the same name so it all made sense to me. Let's put it this way: Don't give your entire $24.000 savings account to charity, abandon all your possessions and hitchhike to Alaska without telling anyone, but for the love of God, don't waste all of your precious time fighting over wheel-sizes, strange marketing moves or economic materialism. Make sure most of it is time well spent: on your bike, in the wild. Take a chill pill and go for a ride, it doesn't have to be more complicated than that. And remember; happiness is only real when shared!

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Produced & Edited by: Jon Bokrantz
Riders: Jon Bokrantz, Manfred Kronbrink
Photos by: Johan Gustavsson
Music: Johnossi - Into The Wild

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53 Comments
  • 61 1
 WOOO! Someone is speaking truth on the wheel size debate: Take a chill pill, and go ride your bike!
  • 13 1
 Thats what im talkin about man! Any wheel can get you stoked, just get out there and ride!
  • 5 4
 for curiosity's sake, and i hope this doesnt start anything, both of those were 26" stumpy evo's, right? or was one a 29?

killer video regardless, soo much style
  • 5 1
 They were both 26.5"ers - they have the additional grip of a 650b wheel and the quicker acceleration of a 26" wheel. They will be all the rage next year, if not now!

On a serious note the two bikes were both 26" (I believe) - watching them cycle off the wheel sizes are the same...
  • 1 0
 the only difference is that the rear wheel of the yellow stump is bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 15 1
 I have to agree, chill out and ride your bike. I have to disagree that happiness is only real when shared. I've had some of my best rides solo. I'd rather have a buddy with me, but I don't let that stop me from going into the wild.
  • 50 1
 I feel the same way about sex............ o wait delete delete delete......
  • 11 1
 cool edit. do you guys all wash your clothes in between laps? this should be a commercial for Tide
  • 9 1
 Wow, that was AWESOME! I'm so fired up to go and ride right now, and my brain just keeps saying "must get a stumpy must get a stumpy must get a stumpy"
  • 7 1
 Sweet music but i would of loved to see them put some of Eddie Vedders soundtrack for the into the wild movie! Awesome video though, going to go ride to alaska now!
  • 4 1
 Sick video!!! I have a 29er 100mm Giant Anthex X and a 26 160mm Banshee Rune V2 and always have fun regardless of what bike I'm on. Like the video said "Take a chill pill and go for a ride, it doesn't have to be more complicated than that" AMEN!!
  • 6 1
 Cool video but "Sean Penn's classical masterpiece"? You mean Jon Krakauer's, right?
  • 6 3
 Sean Penn = the film, Jon Krakauer = the book. Made more sense to relate to the film in this context.
  • 5 1
 Man that was really enjoyable. The music was different but good and jeeze, he was hauling ass.
  • 4 1
 sick riding and really good edited

...looking forward to see more of that


26" vs. 29"er - after seeing 15sec of the riding you will forget about that :-)
  • 6 1
 burn few bills, get on your $10.000 bike, nice vid though
  • 2 0
 just Krona, i have a whole roll next to the toilet..........
  • 1 0
 Great Video! Loved to watch it! Just went out for a ride on my SJ evo after seeing this! It is so much fun!

"26" vs. 29"er - after seeing 15sec of the riding you will forget about that :-)"

Hell Yeah! So true!
  • 3 1
 This is all that I love about riding, loose as a goose, some nice enduro/ DH - and a no fuss ' get out and ride' feel # stoked
  • 3 0
 I'm not very good at riding bicycles. I would have hit one of those trees for sure.
  • 1 0
 I assume they are shredding it up in Sweden, would love to know where? Might be a great excuse to bring my bike home this summer when visiting family!
  • 1 0
 This is shot in Gothenburg.
  • 1 0
 Yeah I might have to pack mine too... Great vid Jon, bra jobbat! See you guys in the Wild!
  • 5 6
 Wow seriously?!
Don't get me wrong but this movie (and book as well) was a quite life-changing thing for me and I'm really sentimental about it. And I'm really disappointed. I thought this video would be more ambitious, more epic like Chris McCandless life...

BTW. You used "Into The Wild" as a title, backstory and all and You didn't use Eddie Vedder's song in your video?!! C'mon....
  • 4 1
 Take it for what it is, it's a 3min mountain bike web clip with a little twist to make it stand out. It's not an attempt to make a mountain bike version of Jon's book. I too love both the film and the book, so my apologies for disappointing you.
  • 3 1
 Stumpies are awesome, I have a evo version and wouldn't trade it for anything...maybe a 650b carbon version.
  • 2 2
 Oh right, they haven't thought of that wheel size...
  • 1 0
 WHY SO MUCH AWESOME STUFF ON PB? I just want to watch it all at once, but that would be a bit intense to do... Homepage for sure!
  • 1 0
 thanks guys for showing me that i need to ride my stumpy a lot faster and jump a little higher - i already thought something was wrong with it Smile
  • 3 1
 Stoked on the concept very unique! Great riding!! Ride Yo Bike b Happy!
  • 3 1
 Thats some awesome stoke right there!
  • 2 0
 sick
  • 1 0
 look at his other video....nice
vimeo.com/51336490
  • 1 0
 what are the bikes they are riding exactly?
  • 2 0
 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO
  • 1 0
 Where was thus filmed? Trail looks awesome. Great vid, thanks.
  • 1 0
 yeah go ride indeed and sj is such a fun bike to ride Smile
  • 1 0
 that was WILD!!! song please?
  • 2 1
 JOHNOSSI - Into The Wild. great song choice!!!
  • 1 0
 If you love to ride, you love what you just saw!!
  • 1 0
 Now, that is the real rippin! YEAH!
  • 1 0
 That last section trail is about 300 metres from my house!
  • 1 0
 nerple
  • 2 1
 love the riding !
  • 2 1
 Soooo SICK!!
  • 2 2
 I have enough problems keeping my 26" wheels true.
  • 2 1
 Sick Vod!!!!
  • 2 1
 BIKES!!!
  • 1 0
 Yeeeaahh!!!
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