Mike Montgomery + Specialized

Jan 26, 2012
by Tyler Maine  

Specialized is stoked to have Mike Montgomery riding our bikes this year! Watch for Mike to climb the ranks in the FMB World Tour with a whole new batch of tricks.

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Press photos by Tempt Media

Press photos by Tempt Media


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148 Comments

  • 63 0
 So sick, Mike is such a good guy too. It'll be a good year.
  • 74 1
 I didnt realize how good he was, he doesnt get enough coverage
  • 28 1
 he just throws down!...seriously one of the nicest, hardest working, and talented dudes. so glad he was able to get on a big company and get more money!
  • 3 1
 Seshig the compound with him this summer, one of the most talented guys ever
  • 6 0
 I know!!! wtf? Did you see that front flip table? Crazy shit...I can't even imagine how awkward of a trick that must feel like.
  • 10 12
 First person I have ever seen try a 900 outside of a half or quater pipe....
  • 27 0
 he was trying the 1080, incase u havent heard thats wat hes trying to do soon
  • 20 0
 I smell a 1080!
  • 3 0
 ^^ yeah that was immense
  • 12 1
 If he doesn't hit the 1080 in competition this year... I'll be surprised.
  • 2 1
 To pay the bills . . . .Mike Mo just killing it on whatever he rides
  • 1 0
 Congrats Mike!
  • 3 0
 waiting for the 1080 to surface ...
  • 3 7
flag rabey101 (Jan 26, 2012 at 14:57) (Below Threshold)
 was gunna say looks like hes going for a 900 @ 2:27-3??
  • 5 0
 1080 brah
  • 1 1
 Will he be on the team with Bearclaw or are they scraping him to make room???
  • 8 0
 If they ditch bearclaw i will lose all respect for specialized
  • 1 9
flag rabey101 (Jan 26, 2012 at 19:36) (Below Threshold)
 3 spins is 900 is it not?? and they cant ditch claw man his a legend! he has a huge impact on innovation and pushing mtb forward thru out the past ten years or more? dont quote that but hes huge. even rides in pro bmx contests. like the comp at whistler red bull event
  • 1 0
 what fork does he ride?
  • 10 0
 @rabey101 You srs?? 1 spin is 360 degrees. You do the math.
  • 2 0
 @Joe-Joey he rides the Manitou Circus Expert
  • 1 0
 To help you out; 900 is half rotation short of 3 revs. That's pretty much a crash unless he can backpedal the landing.
  • 2 1
 I really like how Mike always wears a neckbrace but didn't he used to wear alpinestar?
  • 2 1
 That still is an Alpinestars brace....
  • 1 0
 Oh fuck eh. Doesn't really matter tho they both do the same thing.
  • 1 0
 when's the part 2 of that video jeromev? can't wait to see the full 1080! mike M has got balls crashing so many times doing this. truly inspiring!
  • 41 0
 montgomery,berrecloth,hunter,soderstrom... not a bad line-up!
  • 10 2
 It's to compete against Trek's Semenuk, Mccaul and Wildhaber
  • 8 0
 Poor Trek, Spesh has one hell of a lineup
  • 8 1
 and don't forget Sam hill and Troy Brosnan, that riders make specialized the best team in this moment.
  • 1 11
flag Waldon83 (Jan 26, 2012 at 12:55) (Below Threshold)
 In this moment ? I think you say'd it wrong
  • 6 0
 Close enough, I've heard worse english here in Germany
  • 1 1
 Lets not forget spz has Hill and Brosnan!
  • 17 0
 Waldon, it's somewhat ironic that you can't even spell "said".
  • 10 2
 uhm, trek got both DH overall champs..."back of the bus specialized"
  • 3 0
 @thevondals- you've got a point but i would think from a fans perspective and what these particular riders disciplines are, that "bus" is owned by Specialized with these riders and McCaul and Semenuk probably party in that bus! don't forget you need seats for Hill, Brosnan, Voreis, Keene & Benedict in that bus too!
  • 1 1
 its a great line up, just saying Trek has last years best in DH and DJ, i hope other than mens DH its all different...
With that, where is the Syndicate team , and Danny Hart ( i mean, team Giant) gonna sit in that bus?...its getting full...haha
Voreis rocks, so does Shandro- 'free agency' and the corporate world kills loyalty...rooting interests are like the seasons; always changing..EXCEPT FOOTBALL..GO BIRDS...
  • 1 0
 Yeah Spez Is outstanding this year lol freeride and in racing.
  • 5 2
 Specialized sucks this year, because they are owned by the biggest jerk in the bike biz Mike Sinyard. A-hole spent $2 million on an illegitimate lawsuit against Volagi, but luckily the jury saw through Sinyard's bs, lies, intimidation, & misrepresentations and threw out most of the lawsuit. I don't care who they sponsor or how slick their ads are, I will never buy another Specialized product in my lifetime. Anybody who works or rides for Sinyard is a sellout, IMHO. To put it in perspective, Specialized spent more money on lawyers and their harassment lawsuits last year than they did on engineers. That is where their priorities are.

Their DH team is highly overrated, they didn't win any World Cup races last year, and they won't win any this year. Sam Hill is over the hill, and Brosnan pedals as fast as my Grandma. Hart will destroy them both on the technical tracks, and Gwin will certainly toast them on the pedal tracks. Doesn't help that they aren't clipped in and their bikes are mushy when pedaled.

I doubt their jumpers will win anything this year too, cause Mike Sinyard has created so much bad karma within the bike industry.
  • 5 1
 Cool story bro ^^
  • 1 0
 I'm so sick and tired of listening to protour's hateful rants about specialized. All their bikes are outstanding, their approach to biking where they believe that everyone should be riding a bike is a great philosophy to build up the biking community as a whole and until you have worked at an authorized specialized dealer and worked with specialized on the inside as I have have you shouldn't be hating on them as a company. It turns out that despite being the biggest bike company in the world they are extremely personal and I have never met a single specialized employee that is not stoked on bikes and extremely passionate about bikes 24/7. They are truly a great company, all throughout the specialized hierarchy.
  • 35 0
 stoked to be riding for Specialized this year, can not wait for the season to get started ...
  • 4 0
 Congrats Mike
  • 20 0
 mike montgomery's so STOKED on Specialized... and water
  • 10 0
 thought he was goin for a 1080 on the big jamp
  • 9 0
 NICE. Love to see talented riders on the Big Red S!!!
  • 7 0
 Should be nice seeing him and Martin Sodestrom on the same team! He's definitely got a good chance of winning the fmb tour this year!
  • 8 1
 I just ordered that bike! Big Grin Never rode DH before though so I probably suck.
  • 11 0
 Haha never rode DH before but you ordered a DH bike? Lucky bastard...well you're in for the time of your life!
  • 3 0
 Nice bike Schy! Hey, btw we're hitting the enigmatic local track around 7:30 Saturday morning if you'd like to join us for a few runs.

As for the content of this thread, I hate to admit that Mike LOOKS like the kind of guy I wouldn't typically admire/respect, the lip piercing, etc., and I guess I'm judgmental, but I can't help but be won over by him. He seems like a really great, and down to earth (what an oxymoron after watching his air time in this vid Smile ) person, not to mention his riding style isn't just going big, it's going HUGE!! Well done Mike, both on and off the bike!
  • 8 0
 specialized has an amazing team.
  • 19 0
 Specialized has alot of money...
  • 11 0
 yup, I just gave em' 4 grand!!
  • 1 0
 how come he is not riding the p3 it looks like a p2 or something
  • 2 0
 im not sure what it is but one reason he may be riding the p2 could be if he prefers cromo. the p2 frame is cromo and the p3 is aluminum. i think....
  • 1 0
 Correct! Some like the feel of cromo more and the fact that it has round tubing instead of square.
  • 1 0
 He is on a P.3 though
  • 5 1
 Nice to see at least one company still sees the value in slopestyle. Seems like all the other companies are chasing after DH podiums and cashing in on 29'ers. Monty is definitely a talented guy, but he keeps his ego at bay too. This video and riding was badass by the way.
  • 4 0
 Er, Specialized ARE "chasing after DH podiums and cashing in on 29'ers."
  • 5 0
 AWesome didnt see this coming
  • 3 2
 Great to see Mike move on from Banshee to Specialized and get some proper backup for his riding needs! (not a dig at Banshee, like Banshee, Yeti and many other smaller companies in the past, they were a springboard for an up and coming pro rider to get noticed and develop...)

question for Mike (sure you are lurking here on PB) - what differences have you found going from the Banshee Rampant (short travel, short-link virtual pivot) to the Specialized SX (short travel FSR)??

best of luck for your 2012 season!
  • 4 0
 SPECIALIZED KICKS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 4 0
 Specialized team is getting so Big with lots of great riders!!
  • 3 0
 So is he over-spinning the 720 or practicing a 1080? I though I was about to see a 1080 and nearly choked on my rootbeer.
  • 2 0
 I saw on another video that he built that jump specifically to learn and land the 1080 on. They built all of the trail by hand and he estimated over 1000+ man hours to get it dialed in.
  • 1 0
 That's why I favorited the video. I love watching people build and trying to figure out how they make different features. I was granted permission to build on city land in my hometown and will head out this weekend to start being creative with an axe and shovel.
  • 2 0
 I say "favorited". I liked it on my own youtube page. I figured someone would troll me on saying that.
  • 4 0
 i hope his body lasts a few years...he's killer
  • 2 0
 I knew it. He was on a demo at mammoth. I knew something was up. Good for mike thpugh. Spez is a huge company, and cares about there riders.
  • 2 0
 hell yeah so stoked to have another awsome rider on specialized!!!! great on spec side to!
  • 4 1
 Double. Tailwhip. Backflip. That is all.
  • 2 0
 Yeah that is super bad ass. As is the front flip table.
  • 1 0
 Freeeeeeking awesome! Mike rocks it and that's going huge right there. Wow, 2012 is going to be epic, the competitions are going to be insane, bring it on!
  • 3 0
 VOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 they better film his first 1080 in 1080p......
  • 1 0
 the only thing that could make this article any sickker would be if it was a pb vid so i can fav it! Mike Montgomery is sucha boss
  • 2 0
 That was the right decision
  • 2 0
 haha, just sold my sx trail, i want it back now.
  • 2 0
 Sucks that Banshee couldn't keep him
  • 1 0
 I see high hopes for Mike in 2012! I liked the banshee green but the new bikes looks great! RideOn!
  • 1 0
 holy Jesus....if he puts his runs top to bottom-- 'fo-get-ah-bow-tit'....new champ...
  • 2 0
 damn montgummary and semnuck for TOP spot on FMB!!!@ stoked for this year
  • 1 0
 In FN Credible!!! Seems the imagination is becoming the only obstacle to "Progrevolution"
  • 1 0
 so stoked for mike to be riding on a company like specialized! There slopestyle team is gonna kill it this year
  • 1 0
 A new bikepark somewhere out in the bush to make such sick tricks! Just great. Unbelievable.
  • 2 0
 Dubstep in a riding clip, hmm. Worked fairly well.
  • 1 0
 already seen this vid !! but i could watch it over and over again a thousand times Big Grin
  • 2 1
 what a frontflip on a step-up? yeaaaaah dude!
  • 1 0
 Evidently I'm Canadian^^^.. lol
  • 2 1
 Yeah! He is the best rider ever!
  • 1 0
 that was amzing. wow specialized has mike and darren now.
  • 1 0
 shit just got real.. be scared
  • 1 0
 Amazing rider, great video.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know why he switched from Banshee to Specialized?
  • 7 0
 money?
  • 1 0
 His 720 corkscrew is insane!!!!
  • 1 0
 Wow this guy goes massive ! So cool!
  • 1 0
 Goin for a 1080?!? Zoiks!
  • 1 0
 f*ck that place looks sick Smile and he is such a good rider Smile
  • 2 1
 Jesus,that music was shitty as hell..
  • 1 0
 Love the sponsored wheel barrow.
  • 1 0
 double tailwhip backflip?!
  • 1 0
 saran wrap to tailwhip? word.
  • 1 0
 Whats going on with Banshee? Does anyone ride for them anymore?
  • 7 0
 I do! So does andrew bigelow.
  • 3 0
 and Alan Hepburn, Adam Brayton, MatejCharvat, Kevn Landry, a few national level teams and a whole load of up and comer super groms... Banshee focuses on the young talent with huge potential to help them reach their goals... Mike reached some of his goals and picked up a big money sponsor, and we are happy for him... he is an increabile talent and I hope he has the career he deserves.
  • 1 0
 i hate this, i hate this so much! WHY IS IT FROM YOUTUBE!!!!
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what hes riding?
  • 1 1
 Specialized P.3 and SX trail
  • 2 0
 * SX, the sx trail is there free ride/dh bike
  • 1 0
 Sorry my bad
  • 1 0
 no worry's man!
  • 1 1
 wow those were some amazing tricks... and bikes... if the video had good music than I could say the same for it too
  • 1 0
 can't wait to see him compete this year
  • 1 0
 FUCK YESSS!!!! MABEY TAHY WILL MAKE A GREEN SX FRAME LOL MY TWO FAVES
  • 1 0
 awesome jumps, and some nice music Smile
  • 1 0
 His style makes me smile, all guys who have Spec's have georgous style.
  • 1 0
 When will manitou make a 160mm fork? Thar Circus is so SWEEETT
  • 1 0
 Soo sick! No i want to go bike.
  • 1 0
 definitely one of my favorite riders
  • 1 0
 I wonder if thats specialized's secret compound in Morgan Hill
  • 1 0
 AWESOME!! One of my fave riders!
  • 1 0
 oops
  • 1 0
 DH is more my thingSmile
  • 1 0
 No way! So Sick
  • 1 0
 this sicks for banshee
  • 1 0
 So Sick!
  • 1 1
 i am 11 years old and what is this
  • 1 1
 best comment ever
  • 1 2
 finally he gets on with a real company, hopefully he no longer needs to ride bent atomic lab handlebars anymore...
  • 1 0
 AGGRESSIVE...
  • 1 0
 wooooooooo
  • 1 0
 scary.
  • 1 0
 song???
  • 1 0
 Sad news for Banshee =(
  • 1 0
 pretty sick park
  • 1 1
 his over rotation of the 720 was a dialed 900, he should go for 1080's.
  • 2 0
 he is...
  • 1 0
 1080!!!!!! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 sooooo sick
  • 1 1
 the best choice!
  • 1 2
 Inb4 "hurrr dis musik sux brah"
  • 1 1
 the brostep is strong in this one - but I like it
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