Video: Brett Rheeder in Kamloops

by Harrison Mendel 
 
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Things do not always go as planned, and sometimes that is for the better. About 10 weeks ago I received a call from Brett letting me know he and Kamloops local Ace Hayden were planning to drive from Ontario to B.C. (it took them 47 hours and 41 minutes). It just so happened that this lined up with my Spring Break. Soon enough we decided to shoot an edit; not in Kamloops, but Vancouver Island. The first weekend we stayed in Kelowna and rode, planning to leave on the Monday and head for the Island. The night before Brett got a text, from who we were going to stay with, letting us know it was calling for storms all week.


After some long thinking, Brett called up Ace. "Hey... what are you doing this week?" We would go to Kamloops and shoot at the Bike Ranch. After three days of digging at the Ranch it was time to start filming. The alarms were set for 6:00am, the perfect time for capturing the golden light. We got down to the features to shoot and it was a complete windstorm. No luck for us that day. It seemed as if the wind didn't stop with the warming of the temperatures each day. The next morning we tried again. No luck.


We were sitting in a breakfast cafe when Rupert Walker gave me a call saying his ski trip was cancelled, asking if we needed help. This is when our luck started to change for the better. Rupert joined us and we shot some DH that afternoon at the infamous Rio. The next morning we woke up again to wind. Mother Nature was not cooperating with us that week. Snow, rain, hail, wind, we had seen it all. Brett had flights booked back to Toronto for another video shoot and it did not look like we would finish the video in time, but we had solid footage of dirt jumping and downhill; it was not time to give up. That said, we needed slopestyle footage.



Two weeks later, Easter Weekend, Brett flew back to Kelowna. I picked him up and straight to Kamloops we went. We set up a cable cam that evening, preparing ourselves for the days to come. The next day was flawless and we had almost finished the video. A couple key features were still left to shoot though. So we woke up early the next morning and shot sunrise and sunset. The video was complete. It was nothing like the final product on Vancouver Island we envisioned, our changed plans had turned out for the better.



Video: Harrison Mendel and Rupert Walker
Photos: Rupert Walker and Jeff Connor


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111 Comments

  • + 69
 .....dont even have words to describe this video! i have to ride after watching this!
  • + 9
 Oppo Whip to Barspin?! Next Level for sure!
Brett kills it!
  • + 36
 I think I'd rather watch a full edit of him on a DH bike... that was so entertaining.
  • + 4
 Haha yes! He was smashing on the dh bike wowzers! Ilove the set up they have out there in kamloops, pure awesome.
  • + 4
 Go on then say it looks like a trek session i dare you! double dare you!
  • + 3
 Yeah Brett!! Kill it this season homie!
  • - 6
flag suicidedownhiller (May 8, 2013 at 15:20) (Below Threshold)
 ...Looks like a Giant Glory?
Super sick edit from Rheeder, makes me want to go ride Kamloops
  • + 2
 after seeing his performance in Austria last month, this man is my new hero....i just stare at the screen drooling. dialed.
  • + 3
 Loved the video. Big fan of Brett's! Amazing that he didn't have a single crash :S
  • + 2
 It was stupid.....stupidly amazing
  • + 15
 Man, rheeder is one of those people that it's infectious to watch. He throws tricks down with no fancy cocky shit but just does everything right and is perfectly balanced in the air, simple but perfect style. You can tell he spends more time rolling on rubber than walking, what a boss rider!
  • + 13
 The shot of the flip whip at 4:26 is so dope
  • + 18
 supes dope
  • + 1
 I love riders with this kind of versatility. kllis it on the dh bike. kills it on the slope bike and kills it on the dirt jumper. not many guys are that good in all of those disciplines
  • + 9
 Brett kills the DH!

I always find those underlook flips (2:25) so weird vs. the "normal" look straight back flip
  • + 9
 All I can think of is Sean Malto... Pretty Sweet edit I'd say.
  • + 6
 Regardless of your style, the best thing about being sponsored by trek would be unboxing your new session each year... Can only imagine...
  • + 2
 I feel like it would go like this: "Yay! I got a new bike....oh wait."
  • + 7
 fu... no 650b in this vid, thats a bit disappointing Wink
  • + 7
 I think Semenuk better watch out!
  • + 2
 Rheeder is getting a bigger variety of tricks for sure!!
  • + 3
 Not since Sorge and R-dog had there game of BIKE at the ranch have i seen such good riding on that pro line. Its scary on any given day just to jump off it i couldn't imagine doing a 3 or even a front flip of that drop. As always the video crew always delivers great quality work and Brett as always shows us why he Rides for trek..keep up the good work guys
  • + 1
 Totally didn't see that front flip off the drop! What an awesome place to ride. no wonder we have such hero's coming out of the wood works! Why can't my state just let us build awesome things like Kamloops? I feel like everything that can be ridden is really only a dream. Bunch of panzy whiney yuppies around here running this place. UGH, now I am disgruntled! Damn you, Queen of the Harpies, curse you and your hatchet wound!!!
  • + 1
 I talked to him when he was in kamloops and it's pretty sick when you actually watch him ride right in front of you one of the gnarliest people i've ever talked to or even really seen for that matter
  • + 3
 Mad flow plus ultimate style = bi winning and those reg bars to switch bars combos are bangin
  • + 2
 Amazing fliming and riding but I preferred his Kilowna video - better sountrack and energy and the cheers from the guys watching his last trick ended it nicely...
  • + 4
 NIce vid Hary! Surprised noone caught the RAD 831 from Fox!
  • + 1
 I saw that. Whats RAD stands for? And what's different on those shocks? Remote damping adjustment? Just curious!
  • + 3
 Racing applications development. Different damper I do believe. as far as I know, no remote damping.
  • - 1
 Racing Applications Development
  • + 1
 the fork's old news, im interested in that RAD shock on his Remedy...
  • + 4
 rad is rad
  • + 1
 its a rad 34mm stanchion 831. mccaul is riding one and a few other guys
  • + 6
 RAD = Rheeder's Abnormallylarge Danglyregion
  • + 2
 Damn! Can't wait to see some of the big events coming up...the field is stacked this year!
  • + 3
 Always dream of being able to ride like that.
  • + 3
 Insane video and his Slopestyle Bike looks hella sexy !
  • + 3
 make me wanna visit Canada and ride these places .
  • + 3
 probably the best vid ive seen... what a freak
  • + 4
 God damn.....
  • + 2
 Great riding and video, but a huge shout out to BRAD for taking the Ranch to the next level!!! Gotta head back soon!!
  • + 2
 Epic vid, love it when you can hear the sound of the bike thrown in there.
  • + 2
 That slope track is just insane!!!
  • + 1
 I want a trek session the color his slopestyle bike is in! Love the orange.
  • + 1
 the future is now holy crap from DH to DJ and everything in between pure style. Rheeder you straight up killed it!
  • + 2
 Wow, just wow. Killer edit Brett, Rupert and Harrison!
  • + 1
 Got so stoked from watching that ! Rheeder is now at the top of my shredder list !!!!
  • + 3
 Oppo flip whip 3 15
  • + 1
 Song Name Please?! ...Very nice edit and awesome riding skills! Movie for the midweek!
  • + 4
 On'n'On - Justice
  • + 1
 I had my doubts about the video of the year thing. Seems they were misplaced.
  • + 1
 Sick dude! You rip! Makes me feel so lucky to be able to ride here every day!
  • + 1
 what is the title of the soundtrack?? that's very nice to make a video using that soundtrack !
  • + 2
 Not a bad choice. B U T. Bring back rock n roll!
  • + 2
 Thought I was watching a NWD segment!
  • + 2
 1:23 my mouth dropped...soo sickk
  • + 1
 I can't even tell whats oppo and whats regular half the time... flip oppo whip on a slope bike....what!!
  • + 1
 I didn't know Beast Mode could last that long. And I see Brett got another sponsor. Nice.
  • + 1
 Please make these bikes TREk
  • + 1
 FMB competitors are always look the best and most stylish !!!!
  • + 1
 song sucks but the footage is sick!! Brett kills it
  • + 1
 holy Sh*t Brett you kill it man. Keep it up.
  • + 1
 What is the name of that bright orange slopestyle ride?
  • + 1
 Finally someone used this song to make a sick bike edit! nice!
  • + 1
 Is it possible to get VOD and POD in the same day??
  • + 1
 Perfect Song, Perfect Filming, Perfect Rider. PERFECT VIDEO!!!!
  • + 1
 Wonder when this guy's gonna win Crankworx slopestyle...
  • + 1
 those bikes are proper sick and i'm jealous
  • + 1
 well.... he went big there Smile
  • + 1
 What's the name of song ??
by the way EPIC VID
  • + 1
 On'n'On - Justice
  • + 2
 holy shit that was good.
  • + 1
 i met brett and rupert and everyone
  • + 2
 What a BANGER!!
  • + 1
 Can anyone explain to me why Rheeder needs any gears on the slope bike?
  • + 1
 sickest edit ever and such a sick song to, well done
  • + 1
 amazing edit just got better and better.
  • + 1
 Brett is SMOOOOTH! Definitely one of my favs....
  • + 2
 DAT slopestylebike :O
  • + 1
 0:33.....HOLY TRANSFER, BATMAN!
  • + 1
 He sent it, but that's definitely part of the trail. Pretty easy too, it's kind of the natural line.
  • + 1
 jancuk, keren abis rek !!!
  • + 2
 Rheeder is the future!!
  • + 1
 Solid. How the hell did Ontario produce this? Joyride foam pit?
  • + 1
 Unreal riding. I feel bad for the competition...
  • + 2
 Oppo flip off the drop!
  • + 1
 I WAS THERE AT THE KBR PART!!! Big Grin
  • + 1
 hes too good
  • + 1
 dh looked sped up
  • + 0
 Wasnt that NWD10 with semenuk?
  • + 1
 Hell yeah!
  • + 0
 If anyone says "Looks like a Trek Session" in this video, I swear to god..
  • + 1
 EPIC
  • + 1
 those bikes are so sexy
  • + 0
 man, just so sloppy, brett needs to man up Wink
  • + 1
 ride that 40
  • + 0
 Decent video. Still......Pilgrim for the win at FISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 0
 Sean Malto. This was rad
  • - 2
 That was #$%ked. Brett you couldn't let me just have one trick over you could you!! Nice 3 down!!!
  • + 0
 Toooooo good
  • + 0
 Hoooooooooooo
  • - 1
 Struggling so hard to say something bad about this video
  • - 3
 Looks like a Trek Session
  • - 2
 surprisingly thick pedals rheeder rides with...
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