Video: 900 on a Mountain Bike

Oct 16, 2013
by Nico Turner  
Live To Ride's latest edit with Rob Welch sees him pushing new boundaries, Rob seems to be constantly progressing and after a few attempts he managed to land the 900.

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For more from Rob check out his edit from earlier this year.

Views: 32,440    Faves: 558    Comments: 63


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  • 58 1
 If I ever do something this sick remind me not to post it on PB- all you get is people whining at you saying you came 20 degrees short or you're not the first.. blah blah blah. Think how stoked he must have been to nail this?? I would have been buzzing my tits off... can people not be stoked FOR him?
  • 25 0
 True! Sometimes on PB the feeling of camaraderie among MTBers disappears.... Its like people wouldnt get stoked for McGarry on his canyon gap flip just cuz he cased it a tiny bit... People C'mon!!
  • 8 0
 either way, im stoked mate!!
  • 9 0
 And i nearly fell of my chair when mcgarry flipped the canyon!!
  • 2 0
 You're not the only one man- I'm glad I was watching from home as if I was actually there I may well have fallen 100ft to my death. Epic work on the 9 man - you need to get those hands off next for a Condor tribute ha ha!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-UeKGlK_H0
It was 11 years ago and my jaw still drops when I watch it.
  • 1 0
 Haha thanks man, that clip of hoffman at x games when he did it was crazy!!!!
  • 1 3
 awesome feat of athleticism and skill but its not a mountain bike. its just a bike with 26 inch wheels. don't get me wrong im not trying to take away from this mans achievement but ide like to have someone explain how the bike he is riding is a mountain bike.
  • 3 1
 Forgive me for not resisting the temptation to reply to a muppet.... this IS a mountain bike. If you went to a online shop you would find this bike listed in 'Mountain bikes'- did you expect him to be riding a v10 with 40s?
  • 1 0
 So then what's a 4x hardtail? I think as long as it touches the dirt it's a mountain bike. Even the strange discipline of cyclocross is technically a mountain bike.
  • 1 0
 so then what are the defining characteristic(s) of a mountain bike? It clearly isn't wheel size. is it having 2 brakes, multi speed, suspension? I think "mountain bike" is getting labeled to a lot of different genres of cycling that are all cool in their own way but they are not mountain biking
  • 1 0
 Nowadays it's pretty hard to pin down the defining characteristics- so I just employ a little common sense.
  • 1 1
 Its obviously a 26" hardtail MTB. Anyone that even begins to think its not is a fruitloop. What the hell else can it be?
  • 38 6
 Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Eric Johnson do the first 900 on a MTBike in the Goldman Games quarter....
  • 15 20
flag StuartMTB (Oct 16, 2013 at 17:59) (Below Threshold)
 true but his wasn't quite as clean.
  • 15 1
 He did it first, but blew a foot off. This one was certainly cleaner, and on wood. Eric still did it first though Smile
  • 5 0
 If read closely. It's written quarter pipe. You can anyway try to do it on flat tarmac and become the FIRST as well.
  • 6 18
flag KCarruthers (Oct 16, 2013 at 20:50) (Below Threshold)
 Defs not 900 anyways, and its not a "MTB WORLDS FIRST!!!" either, Eric Johnson stomped one at goldman games a while back.
  • 13 3
 It's never gonna really be a 900, the closest might be on BMX big air vert. The 90 degree carve is necessary to generate enough momentum to spin 2.5 times. Especially on a mountain bike. Either way both 900s were so gnarly!
  • 5 3
 Wink Grant will love this... "worlds first" hahaha
  • 5 0
 hey mate, yeah we noticed that just before we posted it! and his 9 was so gnarly haha, that's why it was, " first on a qaurter pipe" its a fairly different thing from doing it to a dirt lander Smile cheers for the comment!
  • 1 6
flag DARKSTAR63 (Oct 17, 2013 at 4:43) (Below Threshold)
 Real 900's go down on a full half pipe. I could be done on a mtb but you need more air time. Im impressed nevertheless.
  • 3 0
 You mean vert mate? Those ramps are mega scarey haha, dont know how people shred on them !
  • 1 0
 Yeah vert
  • 10 0
 I don't care what other people are "claiming" it was still really gnarly Rob.. That other video was rediculous as well, really dig your style. Good on ya, keep killin it man! Cheers! -Eric J
  • 4 0
 cheers mate!, yours was the first man regardless of whether anybody cares who did it first!, that's why the title said first on a quarter pipe, people seem to be having a pointless argument!
  • 5 0
 Don't worry about it man, we're all here because we like riding bikes. Sometimes people get lost in the details. Just keep doing what gets you stoked and forget the others. Keep it weird, keep it different! haha Cheers buddy, shred on!!
  • 3 0
 You too matey, thanks!
  • 10 0
 YOU BOSS. Keep the edits rolling in Rob and Nico!
  • 7 1
 I guess everyone bashing on this guy has done a 900 themselves? Eh probably just a 690...
  • 3 1
 810 or 900 who cares? I would give anyone a free D-S top who can do better, please line up

Regards to Eric's 900ish which was on dirt, which is less forgiving and you can ride it out easier than a wooden quarter, plus Rob's attempt was clean, no one foot down which in the bmx world wouldn't count.. Either way both tries from Eric and Rob Welch demand respect.
  • 2 1
 Ooo a t shirt
  • 1 1
 Better than nothing I guess..
  • 1 2
 I like free stuff. But I can't 900. I can only 810 lol
  • 1 0
 Film it then! Will be impressed to see that done on your Kona.
  • 1 0
 Haha I wish. and I don't think its possible to do it on a stinky :p
  • 3 1
 In BMX terms that doesn't count as he dropped his foot, but who cares both Erics and Robs tries demands respect not who can prove the wiser, plus one is on dirt which is less forgiving and one on a quarter which isn't.
  • 2 0
 Awesome trick, so stoked!! Anyone who has anything negative to say, feel free to post a better 900 and talk all the crap you want
  • 3 0
 he reminds me so much of Lance Mcdermott!
  • 3 1
 it was the first 900 on a true quarter pipe though.
  • 2 1
 Matt Hoffman called from 12 feet above the coping and straight up and said go bigger.
  • 1 0
 haha no thanks man, this was scary enough Smile
  • 2 2
 BMX will always own mountain bikes when it comes to tricks. That's why i don't care much for tricks like this in a skatepark or whatever. For example, flipping a drop or stomping a 360 off a cliff is a mountain bike trick, but doing a 900 at a skatepark, you might as well just ride a BMX no?
  • 2 0
 Backflip to land in a manual..... I wish I had that kind of skill
  • 2 0
 anyone else see the sparks on the brake lever?
  • 2 0
 love the orange fork too...
  • 2 0
 now lets see that 900 off the oakley sender!
  • 1 0
 Way to sick nice dude!!!!! Killing it
  • 2 0
 dat fork tho!
  • 2 1
 WOW! That was clean!
  • 1 3
 @shredder-boy.....here we go, the keyboard warrior tough guy comes out to play. Tap tap tap....im hard as nails. pfffft. You are the idiot!!!!
  • 1 3
 @shredder-boy. And by the way, you can race dh on a xc bike. Have you not seen gwin, ropelato, graves, race dh events on their xc/enduro/ 29er bikes. Fool!
  • 3 0
 You could also race downhill on a jump bike if you really wanted to! I've seen people racing on jump bikes at my local bike park. They even have a hardtail category.
  • 2 0
 Oh and by the way, I said you would race XC on DH bike not race DH on an XC bike. Have fun peddling a full DH rig miles and miles all day up hill!
  • 1 0
 you're sick
  • 1 3
 This is very impressive, but in my eyes a dirt jumper is not a mountain bike
  • 3 6
 On a scale from 180 to 1080 for epicness that was 900
  • 2 4
 to correct u from a scale of 180 to 900 for epicness that was 900
  • 1 8
flag bjorntsc (Oct 16, 2013 at 21:36) (Below Threshold)
 *810
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