Video: Trevor Thew Shreds Mt. Tzou

Feb 6, 2013
by Scott Secco  
 
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Trevor Thew sat waiting to drop. His fingers, blue and claw-like, are nearly welded to his bars; we're not really used to snow on southern Vancouver Island. I was a little nervous myself - you need to be careful as snow can get into a lens or camera body. Trevor had been living on the Sunshine Coast since September, taking classes at mountain bike school and riding trails made famous by the Coastal Crew. But he hadn't forgotten the sinuous berms of Mount Tzouhalem. Minutes away from his house in Duncan it's a place he's ridden countless times and it shows. Call it All Mountain, call it Enduro, or just call it mountain biking, you can't beat the thrill of smashing trails on a mid-travel bike... especially with a little Sabbath.

Video/Words: Scott Secco
Rider: Trevor Thew



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Trevor would like to thank Pro City Cycles and Raceface Components for their support
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104 Comments

  • + 33
 VOD components right here, great riding awesome trail and scenery, well edited together plus we have the same name so ya know bonus for that!
  • + 27
 You cant gap a berm!! thats border line cheatin
  • + 38
 There's no rules to freeridin' brah
  • + 12
 didnt you see there was a landing built there just for that occassion in the slow mo......, it gives the riders the option, berm it out, or huck it out Smile i like that idea personally, would be fun for overtaking mates when you do group ride Smile
  • - 14
flag PaulsBikeFlies (Feb 6, 2013 at 10:42) (Below Threshold)
 yeaah this is freeriding! not enduro... which is different then all mountain by the way... yeaahh riding bikes n stuff
  • + 6
 And some ppl might call that a braided line.. on the shore if your jumping on and off the trail and making new lines , flirting with death !
  • + 4
 nothing wrong with jumping corners
  • - 1
 Freerides dead
  • + 2
 ^^^^i like that movieSmile and this oneSmile
  • + 23
 Props for the music! The last time I've heard Dio in a bike video was NWD 6, it sounds great! tup And it's a nice stem, I like the colour.
  • + 8
 Totally agree. Dio with riding-----WIN!
  • - 8
flag luke-g-MTB-4-life (Feb 6, 2013 at 9:56) (Below Threshold)
 @samsonbmx @brooce It was Black Sabbath and the lead singer is Ozzy Osborne, not Dio, not saying theres anything wrong with Dio, hes a legend, but, it was Ozzy singing.
  • + 8
 Sorry looked it up, instantly thought it was ozzy...... cos of black sabbath..... but i was wrong sorry for that guys @samsonbmx @brooce not my era, and therefore got it wrong, sooooooo i apologise for my mistake.
  • + 7
 Haha good save mate, you were about to be ripped to shreds by us die-hard Dio fans. That's one of my favourite Dio era Sabbath songs. On topic it's so nice to see some trail being shredded to something other than mind numbing recycled dubstep samples!
  • + 10
 Love the mix of riding and DIO. RIP Ronny James Dio
  • + 6
 in germany we would say: FETT!!! thumbs up for the music and the pov parts! blasting edit!
  • + 3
 phat! phat! phat!
  • + 5
 Bike is just a tool to set your soul and body free. This is what we've seen in this video. Awesome !
  • - 8
flag bcridin101 (Feb 6, 2013 at 2:20) (Below Threshold)
 I didnt see anyone using tools in that video..
  • + 9
 goingbig missed the obvious metaphor ..
  • + 2
 just jokin round boys, Jebus
  • + 2
 Bigburd missed the not so obvious sarcasm ... ( if it was sarcasm )
  • + 5
 It's awesome to see that AM bikes get more attetion these days! Great Video.
  • + 2
 Exactly my thoughts. Its video's like these that serve as a reminder of just how capable a well set up AM bike can be (not ignoring the riders awesome skills though too of course Smile )
  • + 1
 I'm sorry, but did I just watch a guy shred up a trail with Dio fronted Black Sabbath as the backing music? f*ckING EPIC MAN!!! None of this stupid dubstep shit. Real music for real bike riding! That trail looks bloody awesome. There's no real good ones here on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Damn you, Aussie for being the flattest continent.

By the way, I love the way he just casually gaps that berm... At least the trail give riders some decisions on the way down. Gap it or berm it?
  • + 6
 not enough slow mo
  • + 5
 was that? real music???????? NO WAY! sickkkkkk
  • + 5
 Awesome music and riding! But riding without gloves in snow is stupid.
  • + 5
 Too each his own
  • + 21
 NO GLOVES NO VOD
  • + 8
 YEAH HOLY CRAP WHAT'S NEXT NO HELMET?????
  • + 7
 No pants!
  • - 2
 Riding without gloves anywhere is stupid....
  • + 5
 Yeah you should throw some welding gloves on there Trev! If you fall you could SERIOUSLY injure yourself, set an example for children!
  • + 3
 Love the music just what I listen to when I ride . Black sabbath and the DIO years best rideing tunes ever
  • + 1
 I just added my commend and just after that I started reading the other comments... so nice to see how loved Dio was (is). Great!!! Keep riding... Keep Metal!!!
  • + 3
 yeahhhhhhh so freaking sick, killing it on every level!!
  • + 2
 Some people know how to choose the best camera angles. This is an example of brilliant cinematography!
  • + 2
 ahhhh, finally people are playing real music again!! death to all emasculating synth pop dubstep crap!!!
  • + 3
 now I got black sabbath in ma brain
  • + 3
 Great video! Great soundtrack and awesome edit.
  • + 2
 My personal opinion is: Enduro + Freeride riding Style = amazing ride and very good VOD. Awasome guys, ceep doing it !
  • + 1
 It's great to see the children of your old riding buddies ripping it up on the mountains you once road yourself. Great video guys, makes me want to ride Tzhouhalem again.
  • + 1
 Couldn't get your name from your profile so I'm scratching my head wondering who? Just saying that reminded me of all those good times... I stopped being able to keep up with Trevor a LONG time ago.
  • + 2
 If only all of Canada had that little snow Frown video went straight to my favourites though
  • + 2
 If he knew he was riding in the snow... why no gloves?
  • + 7
 hard as nailz
  • + 1
 Its probably not that cold. There wasn't that much snow laying around.
  • + 2
 I retract that comment after reading the text below the video. "Hands welded to bars" is generally not a good feeling...
  • + 1
 ^ That's what I was thinking, lol.
  • + 1
 Yeah... in Canada it only snows when it's between minus 10 and plus 2, lol... any colder and it hangs in the clouds blocking out the sun and rippin us apart.... It hits -35 to -40 regularly in winter....

.... at least in Ontario/Quebec... can't speak for the rest of the nation. Just saying that not much snow isn't necessarily a good thing, lol
  • + 2
 What nation are you talking about?
  • + 1
 Yeah bud it's like -3 on the shore at its worst..
  • + 2
 Deamongrad - in my country we have snow from like +2C and lower - just like at your place, what a coincidence! Awesome! And that is about 50 degrees below the temperature any normal man would ride a mountain bike without gloves. That is also at least 10 degrees below the temp at which I would ride in a frkn T-jersey.

But hey, without weirdos this world would be beige, someone has to take one for the team, so all the best to mr Sticky palms and hot fingers - I wish I was your GF. Nice shreddin'
  • + 2
 @ ManuD... dude, check out the weather for southeastern Ontario... all last week was - 25 to -35 in my town... serious... Brockville ON... This week been REAL nice, only -5, lol.
  • + 1
 and WAKI, I am with you, I ride just as long as the snow isn't more than a few inches deep, or everything is covered in ice... not so friendly on the bike in those conditions, lol.
  • + 3
 yup, I live in Manitoba and it was from -30 C to -35 C all last week also
  • + 2
 Snow on ground + bad ass rider - gloves = like a boss! VOD
  • + 1
 We had an amazing 26 degree day today. The birds were out and the sun was shining. Not to mention the dusty trails!
  • + 1
 hoolydooly - Deaaamn you Austrians!
  • + 1
 waki austria and australia are very different... unless you're just simply telling hooly you don't like austrians
  • + 1
 Finnrambo - I've just been to Stockholm the Swiss capital and know things about geography
  • + 1
 love the go pro footage...tunes and also the sound of the semi frozen dirt. zzzzzzuuup
  • + 1
 The way he's shredding, I'd be wearing a full face. Tree meets face with a lid, your done.
  • + 1
 fucking sweet ,,love a bit of ronny james cant really call it sabbath though .
  • + 1
 I've heard great things about a new invention that's just penetrating the market. Gloves...
  • + 1
 gotta have studded tires.... you can hear them with earbuds in starting at 0:53.... gotta be...
  • + 2
 Trail Video now days more like downhill video
  • + 2
 Quality....pure quality. Solid Vid!
  • + 1
 wooooot! that was sick. love seeing some pov mixed with other shots, makes for a real good edit! good job!
  • + 1
 I don't know how guys ride in the winter with so few layers. I get sick just watching them
  • + 2
 so nice to have some real music, Ronnie will live on
  • + 1
 Nice video. Jump a burm, just don't land on someone.
  • + 1
 XC'r that rips? I like it! Keep on truck'n
  • + 1
 Black Sabbath and Mountain Bike... perfect!!! Rest in Peace Dio!!
  • + 1
 Nothing like home sweet home trail
  • + 2
 FAST.
  • + 2
 FINALLY SOME GOOD MUSIC
  • + 1
 Black Rainbow that is......
  • + 1
 i wish our xc/am parcour was like that Big Grin
  • + 2
 Y U NO WEAR GLOVES
  • + 1
 at last some good vid with good music !!! Big Grin god bless this guy Big Grin
  • + 2
 GREAT GREAT video!
  • + 1
 is that a trek remedy? or slash?
  • + 1
 Looks like a Remedy. I think that's just a Fox 32 up front.
  • + 1
 The R on the toptube indicated it was a Remedy....
  • + 1
 yeah i thought it was a remedy when i saw the blur of the R on the top tube. Just wanted to make sure. that guy is rippin, surprised he isnt running a 36!
  • + 2
 is it not a Karpiel?
  • + 1
 Nice work! What trail is that?!?
  • + 1
 Excuse me, you missed a turn back there you cheater hah sick vid though!
  • + 1
 Gloveless wasteman! That was just pure fun, makes you wanna shred!
  • + 2
 SAAAAAAABATH
  • + 0
 No Gloves .... I have cold hands in the summer :/
  • + 1
 holy shit hes going fast
  • + 1
 Great song choice
  • + 1
 Tidy!
  • + 1
 DIO!!!! RIP!!
  • + 1
 very nice...
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