Video: Manon Carpenter Rides The Newest Trails in South Wales

Feb 16, 2014
by Liam Murphy  

83 Comments

  • 46 2
 C _ m c a _ n

Me: "Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel."

Pat: "Sorry, there aren't any left"

Me: "wtf…"
  • 2 0
 Pat would've spotted you the R-S-T-L-N-E... that's how I know this didn't happen.
  • 51 1
 Nah it's Wales, they name things by dropping a kitten onto a keyboard.
  • 1 0
 so true man... Smile )
  • 1 0
 Hittin it hard
  • 10 1
 its not a kitten actually... its a sheep!
  • 23 1
 Nice video. Love riding there and will be hitting it soon (although slower and with less air as I can't pretend to be that good)
  • 11 1
 So stoked that uk has some world class athletes like Manon! looks like an awesome trail centre
  • 6 0
 1:08 subliminal messaging for NOVACHROME????
  • 1 0
 Having ridden this track a couple of times and thinking I was flying down the hill. It just puts it into perspective how fast she is.. And how slow.. I actually am Frown Haha
  • 2 0
 what about 0:44...what's the deal? Leave it out. Thanks
  • 18 1
 Not sure if I should be depressed because she's so much faster than me or to be stoked because its a rad video...
  • 6 1
 I feel your pain!
  • 1 0
 so true Frown
  • 4 1
 I wouldnt be to concerned she is consistently top 10 in the world cup or at least thats how I comfort myself
  • 10 0
 Great edit. I can remember Manon when she was tiny shredding about on her bmx when I was helping her father at the Dragon Downhill races. A very talented girl and proud that a girl from the Valleys is on the world stage.

As for the pronunciation, it's "Coomcarn".
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the pronunciation.
  • 13 7
 She's probably riding so fast because someones told her that there are a load of pinkbike users running after her and she's scared of been hit over the head and dragged into a cave.
Calm it down boys. Its all sounding a bit rapey Wink
  • 7 2
 You might as well tip your fedora while you're here.
  • 8 1
 makes me want to ride so badly
  • 8 2
 Then do it. You're young and free.
  • 39 1
 Dude he's a hobo. He doesn't have a bike and he lives in a bag. ... Don't rub it in...
  • 2 0
 Steal a shopping cart then, and live your dreams.
  • 4 0
 Cwmcarn in south Wales? Come and build one in New South Wales... And bring Manon with you....
  • 5 0
 Song = vic and gab crazy love
  • 4 0
 how the hell do you say "Cwmcarn". assuming it's gaelic, i can't even begin to sound out 4 consonants in a row.
  • 1 0
 It's Welsh, if you think Cwmcarn is bad you should do some research, some wild place names to be found. It's a language that is recognised in Wales and.... Argentina, I think it is, of all places. Remember seeing a tv programme about it a while ago. I think Cwmcarn is pronounced Kum-carn but that's just from talking with friends about the place.
  • 1 1
 w is pronounced u. simples
  • 4 0
 I always pronounce it to sound like "quim carn", I'm probably miles off but would like to know how to say it from a Welsh person
  • 6 0
 welsh is phonetic, just say what you see, and i believe its Patagonia not argentina Smile
  • 3 0
 b45her...but "ll" sounds like "th" or "chth" if you get my drift, so kinda hard to say it's phoentic

"y" is pronounced like "i", correct?

Patagonia is part of Chile and Argentina, like a specific region

sorry to be a pedantic tw@t, not trying to break your balls or anything
  • 1 0
 try pronouncing machynlleth
  • 1 0
 that's one's relatively easy say Llanelli - properly
  • 5 1
 The correct Llanelli pronunciation sounds like an asthmatic cat hacking up a fur ball of barbed wire and pepper.

Then of course there is the neighbouring village: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Ask a local to say that place and you'll be there for a week and covered in so much phlegm you'll think he's trying to waterboard you.
  • 3 0
 ^^^ that was funny.
  • 1 2
 How about Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch then ?

And yes it's real !
  • 5 0
 This girl's a Manon the bike
  • 4 1
 Another great edit Liam ! .... Will be riding there v soon Smile
Manon is riding so well as usual .... She's superb
  • 1 0
 Same here dude, looking forward to in now!!
  • 2 0
 DH trail does not look new to me, most of it looks like what was called the pink trail which was unofficial from the top start area and flowed into the existing DH track..
  • 2 0
 its a confusing edit, there is an entirely new DH (and xc trail) on the other side of the valley
  • 1 0
 It's bits of the old downhill trail that have been revamped, plus the new DH and XC sections. Confusingly, the bit shes riding on the trail bike is a section of the new DH (used to be called pedalhounds or something AFAIK)
  • 4 0
 Look out Rachel, Manon's comin' for ya!
  • 12 8
 and she wants to scissor.
  • 2 0
 As nice as Cwmcarn is the some real sick trails around the area - Machen is awesome and there is some epic riding in the Pontypool area.
  • 1 0
 Yeah yeah Gman, Pontypool's full of Beno's
  • 4 0
 well that was emasculating
  • 2 0
 Cwmcarn is now back on my list of trails to ride, nice edit n great riding Manon....................
  • 4 3
 Girl you are so fooking good on tha bike and you make it even better by being a taff!!... good luck this year and rachel better watch out! gook luck carpy!! Wink
  • 2 0
 looks like fun. She has a lot of style and skills too. Pleasant rider to watch.
  • 7 6
 At first I thought "Thats gota be a guy?" ..... she looks seriously pinned. way to go Manon! Rad trails too.
  • 3 0
 anyone know the song?
  • 1 0
 Vic & Gab - Crazy Love
  • 4 1
 no bike noises Frown
  • 1 1
 wheres that first drop ? ive ridden there a few times including recently with some of the the dh updates i don't remember that at all
  • 1 0
 the new dh trail on the other side of the valley
  • 1 0
 That drop has been added to the old dh trail. I was there last tuesday
  • 1 0
 ah fairplay i haven't been for a month or two i think they were still building somethings when i last went so i must have been before Smile looks awesome
  • 2 0
 neat, need more edits like these wit the women of worldcup.....
  • 1 0
 Great trails. Super cool old school rock work on the first jump. I'd go there!
  • 2 0
 Ah cwmcarn, 10 mins from work. Love it!
  • 1 0
 rad loooking place, sweet vid, cool tune....problem is my shzam aint working :S
  • 2 1
 Cwmcarn, by far one of my favorite trails.
  • 3 1
 VOD, I think yes!
  • 1 0
 New trails open this week, hopefully Ill be there next weekend, !
  • 1 0
 At this time of year? I am so tired of the snow..
  • 1 0
 It's open new the new trail anyone no????
  • 1 0
 Best rear view of a saracen , period
  • 1 0
 Looks good. What song is it that's playing?
  • 1 0
 I love you Manon!
  • 1 0
 Great edit.
  • 1 0
 pretty sweet budday!!
  • 1 0
 650b on the DH bike ??
  • 1 2
 Cwmcarn is a bad name for anything
  • 1 0
 sick edit tho
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