Video: Is Bernard Kerr's Life Better Than Yours?

Feb 17, 2015
by Pivot Cycles  
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146 Comments

  • 102 3
 Real riding starts at 1:02... there is also a penis rock at 1:12
  • 14 3
 The tracks name is - Rude Rock
  • 27 2
 AKA Cock Rock
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flag whatyousaid (Feb 17, 2015 at 18:57) (Below Threshold)
 Your level of talent/status is not indicative of the value of human life. So you can check your haughty attitude at the door.

Anyways nice riding, hope you are a humble person.
  • 6 1
 Sick video anyway. Even with the hilarious posing and the homage to "The Spirit of Enduro"...
Stoked on riding now. Going to leave work early...
  • 69 1
 His front brake's definitely better than mine.
  • 13 7
 Moto setup...Left - Rear and Right - Front
  • 69 2
 That's generally how most Brits run them, but yeah those nose wheelies are insane!
  • 22 3
 pretty standard for the uk
  • 5 0
 why do you do that? it's not only an uk thing, i know some people that have the same set up, but never understood why
  • 3 1
 I figured out it was moto setup at the very end, thinking "that should be interesting trying to stop with front bra.... Ahhh."
  • 15 0
 Yeah it's not just a UK thing, most of us Aussies run the left - rear, right - front.
  • 4 1
 yes, but why?it's just because you wan't, like driving in a different side of the road(don't understand that also)
  • 10 1
 I'm 90% sure all bikes here are sold that way, I guess it's just what people grew up with and have gotten used to.
  • 15 1
 Driving on the left, front brake on the right. Its all down to swords.
  • 7 0
 3:37....dopest dope
  • 17 2
 It's down to the side of the road we drive on. If driving on the left side of the road (like Brits Aussies etc) and you want to signal right, as in crossing incoming traffic. You will be using your rear brake whilst only controlling the bike with one hand, as the other hand will be out 'signalling'.Therefore meaning you are less likely to go over the bars, as opposed to grabbing a load of the front brake.
  • 17 0
 I'm a Yank that rides that way, but I grew up racing motorcycles and the front brake is on the Right, hence "Moto" style...
  • 4 0
 Edit: wrote a long post then realized every point had been outlined already. Haha
  • 11 0
 The reason I believe makes the most sense for left-rear and right-front is that most people are right handed. The setup then allows the dominant hand to do precise metering of lever movement. This has been what I've assumed for long enough.
  • 9 0
 Yeah me too on the Moto racing. Learning to do with my feet what I did with the throttle has been a challenge
  • 6 1
 most people are right handed and you use the stronger hand on the front brake which you use the most and need the most control with.... i think thats our reason?? hehe
  • 2 0
 Hahaha
  • 3 0
 Olinof is right, it comes down to the side of the road we drive on, and hand signals for crossing traffic whilst being able to use the rear brake.

It's actually part of the road rules, and all bikes in Australia which are sold with hand operated brakes must have the rear brake on the left. Not only that but all bikes must be sold with reflectors (but don't have to be fitted to MTB), the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) do random audits of bike shops to ensure compliance.
  • 1 2
 Dominant hand makes a little sense, but that dominant hand is also doing all of the shifting. If you are braking and shifting at the same time, how much grip can you have on the bars?
  • 1 2
 I'm convinced the reason Americans run the rear brake on the right (I run mine 'moto' style) is for the ease of stopping the rear wheel by mechanics while working on drivetrains. Drivetrain is on the right so it is easier to reach up and grab the brake nearest you to stop a spinning wheel rather than reaching across to the left brake, or grabbing the tire. Just my 2¢ as we say.

I know that there are many people here who also use the "Right is Rear" for shifting and braking, implying that they don't believe people could figure out how to shift and brake if functions at different ends of the bike were to be delegated to the same hand.
  • 2 0
 Coming from Canada I tried hard to deal with the brakes being opposite. I eventually switched as I went over the bars one too many times....
  • 4 9
flag Maverickdh00 (Feb 18, 2015 at 1:51) (Below Threshold)
 thats because moto us the right way, ehat idiot decided bikes should be opposite of motos anyway, again XC BMX influence ghe WRONG way, nothigntk do with what side of road you drive! clutch left front brake right, bike brakes same, simple!
  • 5 0
 I'm sorry, what? Im going to assume you have researched that about transference of motorbike engineering dude, and if so I'd be genuinely interested in the facts behind it. But I promise you it's down to the rules of the highway, it's in our Highway Code and I can only imagine it's in foreign equivalents.
  • 3 0
 @Maverickdh00 you are of those guys that what you do is right and the rest is sh*t?
xc BMX road racing(road bikes must be older than MX ones, so they probably started braking with the back brake being the rear).
the only exponentiation that makes sense is that of the side of the street, because where you see most people riding like you is on the country's like uk , aus, nz etc.
  • 8 12
flag puckett19 (Feb 18, 2015 at 4:52) (Below Threshold)
 You people are fucking idiots.. Only on PB will you watch a fresh edit and then look at the comment of assholes trying to ride like Kerr with their own made up, absolutely ignorant reasons why his brake is not that same as yours. Who cares, go run a mile it will make you faster than switching your brakes or buying XTR's. You guys make me look gay
  • 2 1
 Well that didn't take long... :\
  • 2 0
 In the UK we drive/ride on the left because we were never conquered by the left handed, egomaniac,Napoleon, everywhere else did this before he came along as most people are right handed and can draw a sword with that hand to face oncoming attacks. Dunno if thats got anything to do with our brake set up though.
  • 3 0
 All Brits can nose wheelie like that, its in their genes.
  • 2 0
 djm35 that's actually bang on the money.
  • 1 0
 i tried swapping to left front for 18 months, and just ended up puling both all the time, switched back and it was like amaze balls!

3:18 sweet f
  • 1 0
 old habits die hard
  • 1 0
 nz mostly runs left rear too so much easer if panic on moto or other way around.
  • 37 1
 Wait, hold my beer.....oh he is.
  • 28 1
 Bernard Kerr? The professional mountain biker?

Yes, he's a professional mountain biker!
  • 30 1
 Holy Kerrap
  • 11 2
 There's a Kerrnel of truth in what you say! Then it oKerred to me, that his life seems pretty inKerredible. Queenstown... bucket list for sure.
  • 25 1
 The fact that he can just mess about on jumps that big is bloody awesome. So much skill. so very much.
  • 21 1
 Cannot decide if Kerr or Brendog is the coolest Freeracer...
  • 6 0
 They need to do a segment like brendawg and vanderham.
  • 19 1
 well since i'm stuck in the office... I guess Bernard wins
  • 16 0
 yay minimum wage
  • 12 0
 Fu#%ing as$hole! I can't do a solid manual and he can land a huge jump into a nose manual? Wtf? How is that sh&t even possible?
  • 17 3
 no, it isn't.
  • 17 1
 Exactly. Can't live your life thinking that way.
  • 18 44
flag GOrtho (Feb 17, 2015 at 16:39) (Below Threshold)
 I think mine is better: Beautiful wife that rides, two hilarious kids that ride, enough money I can ride whatever I want, great job (Surgeon), live in a beautiful place with good trails, friends, drinking wine right now. However, I can definitely say for the record Bernard Kerr is a MUCH better rider than I am...
  • 28 1
 I think it may have Been a rhetorical question...but your a surgeon so you would know best of course
  • 13 17
flag GOrtho (Feb 17, 2015 at 19:28) (Below Threshold)
 What's the difference between God and a Surgeon? God knows he's not a surgeon.
  • 16 3
 Bernard seems more modest than you, and he doesn't live in the US.....
  • 7 0
 Go home GOrtho, you're drunk! Quite literally.
  • 10 1
 @GOrtho - Yep, would be just like an ortho surgeon to be a cocky prick. If anything, you should be thanking good Physical Therapists for making your surgeries worth a damn. Ground yourself, you aren't a God.
  • 1 9
flag GOrtho (Feb 18, 2015 at 19:57) (Below Threshold)
 Jealousy is a stinky cologne. Too bad y'all didn't spend more time working and less time whining and hating. Cheers. New Enduro is in.
  • 3 0
 Honestly, convincing people that they need surgeries that they don't, then cutting into them with a scalpel is not my idea of a good job or a good life. Sounds kinda horror movie/creepy to me.
  • 2 0
 I want the surgeon that says y'all! What school did you go to I want to head their! There? They're. Shit again, not sure. Going to need a surgeon on this one...
  • 2 0
 to suggest jealousy is to over estimate your own self worth, arrogance smells of weakness and insecurity. to be full of yourself is to make a fool of yourself.
  • 13 1
 Any one else want to see Mr Kerr and Mr Metailieur (I can't spell his name) do a vid?
  • 1 0
 That would be insane!
  • 14 2
 Rides good, but he sips beer like a roadie at the end
  • 15 0
 Too true man!!haha
  • 1 0
 I bet it was warm beer to... Bloody poms. haha!!
  • 9 0
 if kerr doesn't have to bring his whips back then why do i?
  • 13 4
 yes, it is
  • 9 1
 The raddest bernard for sure
  • 18 0
 I dunno, that one with the watch was a bit of a badass
  • 8 0
 CRIBBINS
  • 7 0
 We dont need a big long explanation on why. Just yes.
  • 7 0
 The best video i ever see in 2015
  • 5 0
 Oh yeah, well I have a comfortable job, and a nice car and a girl that loves me and, and....oh wait, nevermind
  • 2 0
 good life
  • 6 1
 I wanna see more of him on that moto!
  • 1 0
 Considering I get to travel all over the states and some places internationally for work and I can take my bike with me to ride these various location as well as pulling in a good wage.... I think Ive got longevity... But I work 70-80+ hours a week.... I'll still choose my life it's pretty badass!!!!
  • 2 0
 Great and funny edit, it's clear that you have so much fun ridding your bike and so many ridiculous ideas, that noone else can do !
  • 4 0
 Nose to the grindstone.... Good gawd, that vid was amazing. I quit.
  • 4 0
 What's up with the Brits and bike skills?! Jesus!!
  • 4 0
 He's not very good a stoppies though. Pick it up Kerr...
  • 1 0
 Is Bernard Kerr's Life Better Than Yours? Stop rubbing it in, Hope he can get some top 10 results in world cups he has the skills just needs to keep it inside the tapes
Or maybe needs to go back to riding a Millyard bike?
  • 3 0
 A lil Speights! Hello modulation.
  • 4 1
 A lot of peoples lives are better than mine.
  • 19 0
 Cheer up eeyore.
  • 4 1
 New favorite World Cup rider.
  • 4 2
 Is Bernard Kerr's Life Better Than Yours?

Sadly... yes.

That. Kicked. ASS!
  • 3 0
 well im not payed to ride bikes...obviously his life is better then mine.
  • 1 0
 I was about to say that too! Big Grin
  • 2 0
 seethis make me want to go for a pedal about the forest .
  • 3 2
 How can some one look so loose and then be in so much control! Guys gonna go big this year
  • 2 0
 Two songs to download and brain connect to stoppies visualization
  • 1 0
 He may have a better life, but I have a better Mach 6. Awesome video and awesome dude.
  • 2 0
 One handed. The last jump. How. I would've been head over turkey.
  • 2 0
 No way. Nice vid but nah no way.
  • 2 1
 How can I jump like you? Please send me your fork and your rear suspension settings!
  • 2 1
 90% skills
10% bike
  • 2 0
 really? I thought its all about the settings...
  • 2 0
 Disappointing he didn't throw a shoey back at the end like a true mad dog
  • 2 0
 hot damn that was impressive riding
  • 3 1
 I'm afraid so..........
  • 2 0
 obviously...
  • 2 1
 you dont know me PB....you dont KNOW ME!?!?!?! but yes....
  • 3 3
 i saw so many stoppies/nose manuals, that for a second i thought this was a bmx edit
  • 2 1
 Holy Ballz @3:16. I puckered up big time. What a crazy ass landing.
  • 4 3
 The definition of BRAAAPP right here!
  • 2 0
 WOW !!!!
  • 2 0
 3:17 sick camera angle
  • 1 0
 Ronnie Mac gettin called out!?
  • 3 2
 What I learned from all that is that Mr Kerr drinks beer like a pussy.
  • 1 0
 such smooth. so style. nice
  • 1 0
 "Now let's be serious" ? Everything is serious about Ronnie Mac. Smile )
  • 1 0
 maybe he´s the only riding who has the same wear on both brake pads!!
  • 2 0
 3.30 was the shit
  • 1 0
 Genius bar mounted beer holder. Innovative.
  • 1 0
 Winning!!! Keep the fun of DH ALIVE!!!!!
  • 1 0
 What a fucking ripper!!! Mad skills...
  • 1 0
 3:37... Ok I am officially stoked!
  • 2 2
 That beer might be a bit fizzy now
  • 2 1
 Most excellent!!
  • 2 1
 Skills.
  • 1 0
 Jeez that was too sick
  • 1 0
 Plain and Simple - Yup
  • 1 0
 SONG TITLE ANYONE?
  • 5 0
 Sure, what are you asking for it?
  • 5 5
 How does he ride with balls that big?
  • 2 1
 Bernard Kerr is cool .
  • 2 1
 Kerrfection.
  • 1 0
 That was insane!
  • 2 1
 Look at him !!!
  • 1 0
 Style for days
  • 1 0
 that was intense.
  • 1 1
 Drink speights you get no mates.
  • 1 0
 So damn fast
  • 1 0
 lady weights
  • 1 0
 the answer is: no
  • 1 0
 Awsome
  • 1 0
 Yes it is!
  • 1 1
 Parlour Mob ftw
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