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Video: Nicolas Vouilloz's Relentless Pursuit of Balance
Aug 9, 2013 at 7:38
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(Aug 9, 2013 at 7:49)
What a legend..RESPECT!!
(Aug 9, 2013 at 9:43)
^ Word. I'll always remember his line from Headliners: "I like to go fast."
(Aug 9, 2013 at 13:52)
I'm 48!! I ride DH on a Turner DHR, ride All Mountain as well on a 6" x 6", still do some mild DJ, time trial on the road bike to train and urban fix gear. I'm not the fastest at all but...................I'll out last with endurance any 20 year old.
Nico was doing WC DH racing when we raced full out on tight single tracks, not wide open like half the trail sections are composed nowadays. He left DH racing to compete in World Rally Championships and yup, he won the championships, several times too.
If theirs anyone who can be called competitive, it's Nico. Last year in a Mega Avalanche he was clocked at 92kph. Didn't win due to a flat. The guy has steel balls in my opinion.
(Aug 9, 2013 at 13:08)
Was lucky enough to meet him in person last year, in one of his summer enduro camps. What an awesome caracther! Legendary. Faster than any video you've ever seen, and yet the most humble, friendly and helpfull guy one could ever imagine. Worst part is that now i fell like my 9 years old kid riding. Screw.it, I realise by now that back then i rode like my 4 years old one. Best bikewise money ever spent.
(Aug 9, 2013 at 14:11)
I like his enduro bike and biking. That is what my downhill would probably change into. Freedom is the best thing about it. Uphill and downhill wherever I want.
(Aug 9, 2013 at 12:06)
shit....the alien still just kills it! steezey as ever.
(Aug 9, 2013 at 16:07)
I was a dh racer ,it's so dificult to win two races in a row imagine nico won seven world titles consecutive . Good to see nico riding again .THE KING OF DH IS BACK
(Aug 10, 2013 at 8:47)
Thank you for the free clinic Nico!!!!!!! Study the video and his technique and try to do it, I bet anything you will be a better rider.
(Aug 9, 2013 at 9:59)
Overly legendary legend!!! Still pin it like if it was nothing!
(Aug 9, 2013 at 10:07)
I think he won his first World Cup DH race 21 years ago, some of his competitors aren't even that old. I wonder what his favorite trail in the world is?
(Aug 9, 2013 at 8:03)
I remember him at cap dail WOW
(Aug 9, 2013 at 8:10)
The Legend never die, perhaps never forgets
(Aug 10, 2013 at 4:41)
one of my fave riders.
(Aug 9, 2013 at 14:01)
sort of relentless pursuit of perfection by Lexus instead of Lapierre?
(Aug 9, 2013 at 17:54)
if lexus is pursuing perfection they're failing pretty badly...
(Aug 9, 2013 at 8:16)
One of the elite
(Aug 10, 2013 at 8:09)
(Aug 9, 2013 at 7:40)
Dude rocks, grandaddy of speed!
(Aug 9, 2013 at 11:54)
I hope I'm not called a Grandad when I hit 37!...
(Aug 9, 2013 at 22:26)
Was meant in the founding member sense, not age you literal twits, sheesh ever hear of a metaphor?
(Aug 9, 2013 at 11:58)
(Aug 9, 2013 at 10:42)
So, If I buy a Lapierre bike, I can ride like Nico?
(Aug 9, 2013 at 14:13)
you can try
(Aug 9, 2013 at 17:54)
you can... you just require larger balls
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(Aug 9, 2013 at 7:52)
Like him Please neg prop me
(Aug 9, 2013 at 10:32)
(Aug 9, 2013 at 9:18)
Who's this character...?
(Aug 9, 2013 at 10:34)
Nico was really the first DH racer to be a professional in the true sense of the word.
In the 90's DH was populated by a lot of people who didn't really take it very seriously.
Nico did and he won EVERYTHING and by miles.
That's why they called him "The Alien" cos he wasn't like the others.
Think Aaron Gwin today and his support team, coach, personal trainer etc. Take that serious approach, multiply it by 11 and you have Nico Vouilloz
(Aug 9, 2013 at 10:00)
Gotta admit, I muted him and turned on pandora for a sound track. Incredible riding. I want that new pike.
(Aug 10, 2013 at 6:00)
White with black stanchions! Can't wait for mine to show up! Teehee
(Aug 9, 2013 at 8:39)
Legend for sure...although can't help but notice how it looks like he's struggling to muscle his bike around because of the large wheels. Looks unnatural even for this man who can ride anything anywhere anytime. thanks for the vid SRAM keep making awesome stuff. ( except for wagon wheels, you can keep those to your self haha
(Aug 9, 2013 at 9:07)
He looks pinned! I think his world series ranking of second will back that up! Also, did anyone mention that he's 37?
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