MTB Mars:The ShRED Planet

Jan 16, 2014
by Brett Tippie  
 
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Rocky Mountain Froriders Brett Tippie and Wade Simmons helped pioneer the mtb freeride movement on Earth in the '90's, and staying true to their roots the boys are still searching for new lines today. They are on a mission to shred the Red Planet.

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Olympus Mons (Latin for Mount Olympus) on the planet Mars is the largest volcano in the Solar System and is nearly three times as tall as Mount Everest. By one measure, it has a height of nearly 22 km (14 mi). This makes it the second tallest mountain in the Solar System, behind the central peak of Rheasilvia, an impact crater on the proto-planet Vesta, which stands slightly taller. The chutes on the bottom of Olympus Mons are over 15,000 vertical feet alone. We rode it all and went back for more!

Looking for an out of this world desktop? Download the Shred Planet wallpaper courtesy of Brad Holmes.

  Tippie gets sideways in space.

  Playing with gravity, or a lack of it.

  Captain Simmons and Commander Tippie reporting for duty. Roostin'...we have a problem.

BIg shout out to Maxxis Tires for helping us break through the atmosphere!
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248 Comments

  • + 220
 This video was missing just one thing..... a girl with 3 boobs! Ha ha. Sick edit.
  • + 21
 Screw you Beennnnnnny
  • + 34
 Sharon Stone: "you wouldn't shoot me honey- im your wife"....

(shoots her)

Arnie/Douglas Quaid: "consider it a divoooorce"
  • + 24
 "3 tits. That's awesome"
  • + 8
 "I've got five kids to feed"!!
  • + 6
 "What do you feed that thing?"
"Blondes..."
  • + 4
 Comedy, reminds me a video I made as a kid www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFrP6msV7CM only this is much better. Also missing 3 boobs unfortunately!
  • + 8
 Don't make me wish I had 3 hands!
  • + 13
 Tippie's new paint scheme for his Rocky Mountain is perfect for this!
  • - 23
flag danonow (Jan 16, 2014 at 7:53) (Below Threshold)
 If you look closely, its actually earth.
  • + 4
 ^^ really?
  • + 20
 what a rip off this is obviously not filmed on mars... fake
  • + 14
 I always knew Kamloops was outta this world. This proves it.
  • + 8
 This is badass, but Ive always thought Mars would be one of the best freeride zones if it were possible. I mean the whole planet is pretty much Virgin, Utah.
  • + 4
 tdoyle1995, your a fun sponge, the worst type of sponge
  • - 6
flag benbrooks1 (Jan 16, 2014 at 12:59) (Below Threshold)
 Stuff enduro specific, are those bikes mars specific?
  • - 2
 We might have to make a sub category of enduro bikes for mars, I think that would be a sub sub category seeing as enduro bikes are sub category of mountain bikes. This is confusing business.
  • + 2
 3 boobs means they can both motorboat at the same time !!!
  • + 6
 Came for Total Recall quotes. Was not disappointed.
  • - 2
 I got four kids to feed
  • + 1
 red hot,means go Tippie
  • + 3
 I LOVED the video!!! I just finished my t-shirt designs for my High School Bike Club, and I included a biker astronaut as well! www.pinkbike.com/photo/10515579
  • + 6
 Might need a new wheel size. You know, just for Mars. Somewhere between a 27.5 and 29.
  • + 1
 Props to them for getting air! Gravity on mars is super strong.
  • + 62
 Finally something different! Connor makes the sickest vids out there and this truly is original. Great to see the God fathers of MTBing keeping things original here.
  • + 7
 Always a refreshing perspective when this team gets together!
  • + 5
 "I've got 5 kids to feed"
  • - 47
flag jhmm (Jan 16, 2014 at 6:10) (Below Threshold)
 i think it was a great idea with poor execution. the white glow and almost constant presence of trees and shrubs and even a house never let my brain think that was mars. I love simmons and tippie don't get me wrong, and the song would fit an olympus mons session like a glove, but yeah I can´t look past the reddened landscape and poorly hidden vegetation. the wallpapes are awsome though! despite the earth being far too big in the sky, other than that, they are amazing!
  • + 10
 This made me stoked for some interplanetary freeriding
  • + 9
 jhmm, for those of us who are not astronomers, this was still pretty cool.
  • + 4
 I agree with Jamie. This might be the best bike edit I've ever seen. Great riding and SO much fun to watch!
  • + 6
 I've seen a video of a guy riding Uranus
  • + 38
 Lol Tippie, "we carve in peace" nice one.

looks more like an early 90's rave video
  • + 3
 "Chute to thrill!" Brilliant.
  • + 1
 Shamen = good call

disco biscuits!!!
  • + 1
 If you want some Detroit tech flavour, try playing this tune on another tab whilst watching the vid. www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h76n98R9QE&list=AL94UKMTqg-9CBiGILIAF14jzyAjVuJ3EK
  • + 4
 Haha! "Luumins"
  • + 30
 26" wheels roll faster than 650b and 29" wheels on Mars.... Don't hate is Just Science!!!
  • + 6
 The science is that the gravity is 38% of the earths gravity. You could have a full downhill rig that weighs less than 15 pounds. I would weight about 74 pounds.
  • + 1
 So DH would be slow and boring then, right?
  • + 1
 ^Not as long as you hit steeper stuff.
  • + 30
 and i thought the weed in california was bomb...
  • + 23
 that was so cheesy, it was amazing...
  • + 21
 The two most legendary freeriders of all time shred Mars, now that´s RAD!!
  • + 23
 Actually it's RED!
  • + 6
 Yep retired and extremely dangerous !!
  • + 6
 Just when i tough whistler was too far for a ride...
  • + 12
 In the realm of mountain bike videos, this film has no precursor. It is original, innovative, and bold. It actually has a storyline and for that reason alone reinvents the genre in a way that renders everything else shopworn and hackneyed.

This video is about the magic of making movies, telling a story, making the improbable believable, and doing it with humour while displaying extraordinary biking skills. Unlike other sports videos, it is neither self-indulgent nor self-absorbed. It’s fun, and funny. If the video is not impeccably perfect in rendition, who cares? Just go along for the ride and enjoy.

This video is the beginning of something new and exciting in the genre of mountain biking videography.
  • + 3
 Well said, it's probably the most entertaining mtb video I've ever seen. Watched it three times already, it's hilarious, tongue planted firmly in cheek, keep 'em coming.
  • + 14
 If I could be half as happy as Tippie, half the time, Id be doin pretty damn good!
  • + 14
 I will definitly buy maxxis tyres now I know they survive in a vacuume.
  • + 2
 HA
  • + 8
 This is CLEARLY a hoax. The first freeriders on Mars would have brought carbon-framed bikes with them. Aluminium is far too heavy and expensive to take out of earth's gravity well.
  • + 14
 Unless they used the teleporter....
  • + 14
 The aluminum is better on Mars - only 38% of the gravity as Earth's - so they need the weight to help them for traction.
  • + 2
 so weight is the only thing convincing you? how about the air in his RUX fork or the Air in their tyres not exploding in the vacuume?
  • + 2
 @jordanneedsafork - I could also tell by the pixels
  • + 1
 ahaaha Smile touche
  • + 12
 Lumens
  • + 9
 Awesome!! Would one teleporter device be enough for two bikes as I'm thinking of getting one to avoid uplift fees this summer.
  • + 9
 Best edit ever! The 2 freeride godfathers, cheesy special effects, epic orchestral dub step and Rocky Mountain flatlined!! Rocky Mountain never has a bad edit!!!
  • + 11
 Bet they had a wicked time making that movie!!!
  • + 9
 Dannythekiwi, anytime I have a chance to work with Tippie and Simmons the answer is always YES. Big props go to Tippie for his vision and dedication to his idea. Looking forward to another intergalactic mission!
  • + 10
 Superb! Premium content for free on pinkbike once again.
  • + 2
 yeah I know such a privilege when everywhere else people are paying loads for 5 minute videos of stuff! OH WE SO LUCKY. PB = BEST!
  • + 0
 uh it's advertising

you would pay for advertising? good luck with that
  • + 7
 Haha, love it. The look of the video reminds me of 80's MTV music videos. Photoshoped pictures are epic though (even if the atmospheric conditions of the pics make Mars look like a red moon), Well done either way.
  • + 7
 Thats so awesome i got tears of happiness in my eyes :'D.
Rating A for everything!
Something new and different in the universe of the same stuff. Please keep on, we need more new ideas!
  • + 6
 Tippie that was 110% as good as you promised it would be... And I laughed my ass of the whole time... Why can't I be related to you, your like the greatest human being to ever get to mars, and one of the best (if not the best) on earth too......
  • + 5
 Average person watching documentary on Mars: "I wonder if there was liquid water and thus life on Mars at some point..."

Brett Tippie watching a documentary on Mars: "I wonder what it would be like to shred that huge ass mountain there...I gotta call Wade."

Thanks to all the geniuses pointing out the inconsistancies...otherwise I would have been convinced this was real.
  • + 9
 Awesome boys!
  • + 8
 Best video ever made
  • + 6
 That rustic, worn-out-starwars-paint job on Tippie's bike was just looks perfect for this Smile
  • + 7
 Nothing needs to be said. Sick video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 6
 Legends! Figures it would be these guys who would be the first to shred on another planet!
  • + 7
 LUUUMENS.
  • + 2
 Pretty much the best phrase in this video!
  • + 6
 That's awesome!


"Hows it look out there Tippie?"

"Red!"
  • + 4
 One of the coolest vids ever on PinkBike!!! Great camera work, FX, riding... and not to mention they were riding in space suits Razz
  • + 7
 Set phasers to fun!
  • + 4
 And I've no idea why Morzine bothered to replace the lift - teleporter is clearly the uplift solution of the future!
  • + 5
 TI-PPIE PHONE HOME !!! Lol Great video, cool dudes!
  • + 1
 HA
  • + 3
 I'm pretty sure that next episode will be called "Shredin' with locals" and there'll be green humanoids on Cosmolized Demo 8 ;D
  • + 5
 The shred planet-mars!!!!!!!!! F****ng loved it , shoot the moon,haha
  • + 1
 thks, just more to be judged. ask the real qc ers, showed love, was loved. never meant as insult, just opinioned. thks to those that did and the ones who really knew. delete this too, just wanted it said, thks, made the drop, cost me the lis franc but healed her all by myself! with regards! rad ed that concrete bonk!
  • + 5
 that was amazing. they shred so damn hard after all these years.
  • + 5
 That's one small step for man, one giant leap for freeriders everywhere.
  • + 2
 Shame. they missed a potential breakthrough discovery. they were too focused to notice a Martian village in the background at 3:16. but, I guess it was still worth it for the awesome ride!
  • + 3
 Wowzers! Tippie still has it, skillz to pay da billz! That man is incredible, the perfect role model for our sport. Always brings a smile to my face!!
  • + 1
 real lynn says, in all this wrong. too much has been piled on, couldn t, with a thousand lifetimes. i ll never forget the kiska cares, that real me, wasn t ready to let the boomerangs go right then, egg on me. coulda n shouda. thot with time n confessions, the real me would shine thru it all but i won t have that time. when ur both on, any piste, oka nogen to no glas needed lyn, kiska deep, dearest thks, mat n chris, my truest, dh follow wish, dearest thks! never apologize for that sbx line, when it s all firing, she puts that want to watch in that awesome fem sbx shine, know!
  • + 4
 VOM! (Video of the Millennium!) Tippie is such a nut... love that guy! (No homo) Wade shreds too
  • + 5
 Because freeride lives forever!
  • + 2
 Quite frankly you people are letting me down. All these comments and not one mention....fine i'll say it. I've never ridden on Mars, but i have ridden Uranus
  • + 3
 Planet Mars, pretty much what I thought it would be. Thanks Tippie & Wade!
  • + 3
 Ahaha brett you have dreamt about it and you did it !!!!! ExtraShrederester!!!
  • + 2
 Foreverver young FRORIDERZZZZZZZZ!!!!
  • + 3
 Any one who doesn't simply enjoy this should be BANNED from pinkbike for taking MTBing too seriously.
  • + 4
 Out of this world! Great concept, fun video!
  • + 1
 GUD 1 M8 Smile
  • + 4
 Nice space shredding boys! The dirt on Mars looks amazing.
  • + 4
 This is exactly how they faked the moon landing!
  • + 4
 Good thing they had "MARS"zocchi suspension!
  • + 1
 good one.
  • + 4
 Awesome....and no hikers Smile
  • + 5
 RED POW!!
  • + 4
 This was awesome, Tippie and Simmons rock, great edit.
  • + 3
 hohoho different video in many times! is really good see these two guys riding it!! really nice Maxxis!
  • + 5
 That was gold
  • + 2
 ya red gold!
  • + 4
 Awesome Comedy, Great originality.
  • + 4
 The grass and shrubs gave it away, other than that, had me fooled! ...
  • + 3
 There's water on Mars so schrubs may be there as well, no? oh you got negpropped, I am bummed that we cannot see who is pos and neg propping anymore - I'd like to see the profiles of people with such developed sense of humor...
  • + 3
 Yeah, well some people just don't get a joke do they!...
  • + 4
 Says the guy who had to point out that it wasn't really Mars??
  • + 3
 Yeah, wtf? That definitely killed the chances of my "you can tell it's fake because the shadows don't line up to where the sun would be" line of actually being taken as a joke...
  • + 1
 A joke is something that's funny, not just a shit sentence that you decide to call a joke.
  • + 4
 joe701 - I've found wreamans comment a funny - a bit funny, nothing to write home about and It didn't open my arse, but your comment, on the other hand, cramped it harder
  • + 1
 It wasn't the schrubs, it was more the houses and roads that gave it away for me (3:13 - 3:19). Other than that I was easily fooled!
  • - 1
 Good. I'm all about cramping arses.
  • + 1
 On that first drop in shot all I could here was Warner shouting 'STAY ON YOUR BIKE!!!' - awesome vid, what next, Brendon F's canyon line.... on the Zhemchug canyon of course Wink
  • + 3
 Totally made my day! Excellent edit too.
  • + 3
 I need to lie down, my tablets have stopped working!!
  • + 3
 I wish I also had a teleport to help me with the climbs.
  • + 3
 funny edit, put a grin on my face. thanks
  • + 4
 Lumenzz haha
  • + 3
 THE SHRED FUCKING PLANET
  • + 3
 Sick video, great job, I wanna ride like they do, mad skills.
  • + 3
 Video of the Year right there!
  • + 1
 So since the nasa shut down. Maxxis is sending people to space? Weird. How can a tire company be able to hit mars and not them?
  • + 3
 Best thing I have watched in a long time!
  • + 1
 I was wandering as to whatever happened to Wade, but clearly he was just fucking around with Tippie. Some things never change.
  • + 3
 Bikes in spaaaaaaaaaaaaace!!!
  • + 1
 I was looking forward to this when I saw the title thinking it was sponsored by red bull and actually happened. because fuck nasa.
  • + 2
 Awesome to think these old dudes were doing the same kind of shredding 20 years ago on 3 in. travel bikes. OGs.
  • + 4
 Tippie, you rock !
  • + 1
 Apparently there is water on Mars. I saw plant life. We are all saved. Also if they would have found a water source they could of packed in a lip out there.
  • + 2
 Wow, i never thought that the first humans on Mars will be Freeriders!! Watch out NASA! Wink
  • + 3
 The most epic video since Beastie Boys Intergalactic!!! So sweet!
  • + 2
 this mission was sponsored by NASA? So it is now a fact that a Tippie and Simmons are the first people on MARS?
  • + 1
 AHA ROOPATA
  • + 3
 Thank's guys made my day great Smile
  • + 2
 There is 62% less gravity on mars than earth. Imagine what Rampage Mars would be like.
  • + 1
 SEQUEL Please! - Martians show up on their bikes and try to chase them off the planet - They ride martian terrain like no tomorrow trying to get back to the ship.
  • + 1
 Just to ask a obvious question did you see plants on the red planet?

Sick edit guys

Got to go the moon for some 1/6 gravity DH/FR! :-)
  • + 1
 What's this????
Gravity should make jumps longer like slo-mo and descents slower!
Ok it's not the moon but we want more AIR-TIME!
  • + 3
 Still more believable, than Americans on the Moon.
  • + 4
 This is awesome!
  • + 4
 Most excellent!
  • + 2
 You got a problem if you fall there, your a LONG way from the nearest hospital...
  • + 3
 So incredibly cheesy, so incredibly awesome.
  • + 3
 Good, now I want to see Mars Rampage Big Grin
  • + 2
 Anyone else catch the Mars approved 5-10 space boots?
  • + 2
 Definitely goes on my bucket list.
  • + 1
 I don't think these guys have ever come across the word switchback. This was awesome!
  • + 2
 At 1:52-1:55 he probably damn near shit himself:0
  • + 0
 I respect the film making and what they have done but its just not for me! I dont think MTB needs gimmicks, just a bike and a good trail and an enthusiastic rider!
  • + 2
 at 3.15 you can see buildings and trees :/ aliens?
  • + 3
 yeah, looks like Mars is already inhabited...
  • + 1
 Pretty cheesy intro, but so sick to see these two go back to the original lines and shred.
  • + 2
 I spotted a martian at 4:45, and it had an SLR!
  • + 2
 This is more cheesey than cheese. But... loving it!
  • + 2
 Great vid! I'll bet it was hot filming in those outfits!
  • + 1
 YEAH I BET!!
  • + 2
 Anyone know when that teleported tech will be available?
  • + 1
 HA
  • + 2
 great idea!! out of this world video!!
  • + 1
 I'm sure this video is going to give birth to a new astronomer generation !
  • + 1
 Are video problems using Chrome browser a known issue? Works on Firefox, but not on Chrome.
  • + 1
 Cheeze-ball!!! But what does one expect when Tippie & Simmons team up?!? Two thumbs up, for this edit Smile
  • + 1
 with u on that one.
  • + 1
 no fuckin way!!! i was just thinking about an edit like this yesterday yaahhh!
  • + 2
 "We shred in peace." ROFL!
  • + 3
 Actually, he said, "We carve in peace"... But yeah, funny shit, fantastic video, super inventive and just different, much needed.
  • + 2
 MY CRAZY BRO YOU ARE BAD ASS , THE VIDEO ROCKS _____O^O_____
  • + 3
 We carve in peace
  • + 1
 m.youtube.com/watch?v=RelC5QL5m94

Consider that a divorce. Sorry I misquoted above
  • + 1
 legends, any piste, oka nogen to kiska deep, put the c in c.rush, just like tha jeep!
  • + 2
 holy cow are they actually on mars
  • + 9
 Yes, The United States, China and India all gave up their space race to get to Mars first. Because PB beat them to it.
  • + 3
 'Lumens' hehehe
  • + 1
 That was awesome. If NASA does do the one way trip to Mars. They better take some DH bikes!
  • + 1
 Kinda like Pee Wee Herman mountain bike show. Where is the talking couch!
  • + 1
 How DO they keep their uniforms so clean?????
  • + 1
 Damn, that was good! Pumped me up to make the Everest story!
  • - 2
 After watching that video I feel the same way I feel when I find myself watching random stuff on YouTube at 3 in the morning. All I can ask myself is "How did I get here, and what am I watching?"
  • - 1
 ..
  • + 1
 Arnold Schwarzenegger's .... makes the video better !!!
  • + 1
 Pretty sure that's one of the songs from the Saints Row Dubstep canon...
  • + 1
 ok the next world cup will be on Mars....ahah amazing
  • + 1
 whats the beat ? that beat is tight.
  • + 2
 Were's Curiosity?
  • + 3
 Curiosity is hiding after killing the proverbial cat! (sorry I couldn't resist)
  • + 1
 That was a great vid but it was sooooo cheesy
  • + 1
 Reminded me of Total Recall Razz
  • + 1
 less gravity = more air time!
  • + 2
 about 3 times as much air time infact Big Grin
  • + 3
 4 times, this is Simmons and Tippie!
  • + 1
 WOW 。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。
  • + 1
 Plot twist they acually went to mars but NASA does not know
  • + 1
 most of had such a huge budget
  • + 1
 I rode there in 2004:
www.pinkbike.com/photo/379292
  • + 1
 AWESOME!! Remindes me john carpenter movies
  • + 2
 cheese and steeze
  • + 1
 3:15 an alien house on the other hill?
  • + 1
 Not cool! No Peaks on their helmets!

j/k this is awesome
  • + 1
 that was out of this world
  • + 1
 GUD 1 Smile
  • + 2
 Cool
  • + 1
 created by Conor Mcleod...
  • + 2
 This is fake!!!!
  • + 1
 A village in 3:15, vehicles in 4:18...gee, what gave it away?
  • + 0
 HA
  • + 1
 Where is the 500 ft no gravity canyon gap?
  • + 1
 Should have used SPD's, Have you not seen that film GRAVITY!!!!
  • + 1
 finally found life on mars!! Big Grin
  • + 1
 Marte? Mértola? É a mesma coisa:
www.pinkbike.com/photo/379292
  • + 2
 Yeah, Stu M. Smith!
  • + 1
 this must have been a really high budget film
  • + 1
 Obviously fake.
  • + 1
 I thought it was legit..
  • + 1
 da feq?
  • + 0
 4:17 cars on mars. fail Big Grin
  • + 0
 waiting for hilarity to ensue on team robot....
  • + 0
 Wtf. That's different cool thoe props
  • + 1
 WOT M8
  • + 1
 seems legit
  • - 1
 please don't ruin my life with that kind of graphic
  • - 1
 Shot in Barnheartvale, Kamloops BC. Not even red dirt.
  • + 3
 no way man that is Mars!
  • - 1
 how did they get to mars? ha
  • + 0
 i Think it is fake!!!
  • + 4
 Yeah, obviously filmed on the moon
  • - 1
 Bender should huck in space....
  • - 1
 2:28-2:30 Mars has trees?
  • - 1
 Am I 8?
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