MUST WATCH: Cam McCaul in the Sweet Morning Light - Video

Jan 20, 2016
by Trek Bikes  
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bigquotes Southern Utah has to be the most inspiring place on the planet, especially in the morning and evening when the light is hitting just right. There's something about that magic-hour vibe that encourages you to try things that may be a bit out of your comfort zone. A big part of this trip was re-visiting some old spots with new ideas, but the possibilities are so endless out there, we couldn't help but find some new stuff along the way. - Cam McCaul

Images for Cam McCaul - Sweet Morning Light. Photo by Nic Genovese
Images for Cam McCaul - Sweet Morning Light. Photo by Nic Genovese
Images for Cam McCaul - Sweet Morning Light. Photo by Nic Genovese

bigquotes There are certain jumps and features in this video that I've been daydreaming about doing specific tricks on for years. For one reason or another, it's taken this long to be able to stomp those moves, and in some cases, the reason was having the right bike. On this trip, I brought 2 Trek Session Parks, one having a traditional DH build with a Fox 40 and the other with more of a "freeride" build. I've had a Session Park with a single crown fork in the past, but with new suspension technology being so much lighter these days, you can build a freeride bike that basically feels like a terrain-capable slopestyle bike. A Fox 36 Float 180 in the front and a Float X2 in the rear, and "voila" It was time to get out in the desert and make some daydreams come to life. - Cam McCaul

Images for Cam McCaul - Sweet Morning Light. Photo by Nic Genovese
Images for Cam McCaul - Sweet Morning Light. Photo by Nic Genovese
Images for Cam McCaul - Sweet Morning Light. Photo by Nic Genovese
Images for Cam McCaul - Sweet Morning Light. Photo by Nic Genovese
Images for Cam McCaul - Sweet Morning Light. Photo by Nic Genovese

bigquotes I feel so lucky for the opportunity to go on this trip. Everything about it was so ideal; from having Harrison Mendel and Nic Genovese bring their fun, sarcastic, easy going attitudes, to having the weather cooperate perfectly, to being able to get up from all the crashes, everything went better than I could have ever expected. Thanks to Harry and Nic for being so rad, Justin Olsen for coming out and taking photos for a couple days, and Lorin Whitaker for all the help while we were in Virgin, and of course, Trek for making it all possible. - Cam McCaul


Filmed by: Harrison Mendel and Nic Genovese
Edited by: Harrison Mendel
Photos by: Nic Genovese
Title Design: Studio Dialog
Sound Design: Racket Sound

MENTIONS: @trek / @hmendel / @mindspark /



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85 Comments

  • + 233
 Holy smokes, Cam you're such a badass! Blows my mind how we're getting movie quality segments like this online for free.
  • + 34
 Yeah, Cam the living legend. When he started moderating I feared we would never see such gems as this again... Wow, he outdid himself with this. AGAIN! Awesome.
Favourited right away! Big Grin
  • + 8
 What about Builder for free on pb ? Smile No one is against
  • + 30
 The flip whip on the downhill frame, what the fuck. Cam is fucking insane!!!
  • + 24
 The world needs more big mountain flip whips!
  • + 31
 This is freeride, this is how mountainbiking should be, combining fmx, bmx and slopestyle tricks and performing them in the rough terrain of the mountains. This video is the best I've seen in a very long time, Cam McCaul, you are a badass. Why aren't there more freeridespecific bikes around?
  • + 15
 If anything there's more freeride bikes around these days than ever before. Enduro, Park, and DH actually means "FR" lol. Its about how you ride them!
  • + 2
 Really insane video. One of the best to ever do it thats for certain. Also running a very similar setup to the single crown session and I've got to say it rules.
  • + 2
 @bookieboy100 i think its his slopebike with bigger suspension, as he was showing it in his insta
  • + 3
 SOOOO SIIICK!!! Cam is super legit; also having a judge thats on the same level or better than the people hes judging is a testament to his versitality...props!
  • + 55
 Killed it so hard!!! full on NWD vibe!!!! nic and harrison too! yeah dudes!
  • + 4
 Sick, sick, sick, sick, sick...Damn.
  • + 25
 Cam always delivers the goods! Brapp, superman backie on a step-down drop dang son BALLS-O-STEEL!!!!
  • + 3
 Love the view of that backflip no-hander at 1:05. Sick angles.
  • + 18
 Awesome video, Nic & Harrison. Inspirational to see a dad taking his riding to whole new levels like that. Also one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet on a bike. I'll watch this a lot of times.
  • + 14
 REAL FREERIDE VIDEO for a looooong time!!!!! out of competition but still pushing the limits , incredible !!!! !!!!! !!!!! Don't you wanna commentate and participate at rampage at the same time Cam ?? Big Grin
  • + 7
 FREERIDE
  • + 15
 Cam still one of the best guy to Watch, always progressing, riding his way, it's a blast to see videos like this!
  • + 2
 Cam's clips from southern Utah are always next level

m.youtube.com/watch?v=NyQsHhOMMPY&autoplay=1
  • + 12
 Im glad you made it off the chair lift!
  • + 8
 Seriously unbelievable. I've never seen an edit where every single shot is of this quality. Nice work Mind Spark and Cam!
  • + 9
 gotta love singlecrown fr setup
  • + 7
 Wow, a featured film on pinkbike that actually fit's within my computer screen without going full screen.
  • + 6
 Holly... I didn't know you could pull so many tricks in a big bike. Unreal!! Los tienes gordísimos
  • - 2
 Deberías ver a Rogatkin con la Demo.
  • + 5
 Are you comparing Rogatkin with Cam? Really? Come on man, holy shit...
  • + 5
 that's bike set up(with no double crown fork) , i think it's badass if that bike will be riding in redbull rampage this year. bring out something new with lot of trick
  • + 7
 Friggin C3 blowing minds again!
  • + 4
 Damn, when I clicked on this video, I wasn't expecting these huge moves and airs! This was next level riding. Cam needs to put down the mic and get back into Rampage.
  • + 7
 What a banger! NWD style
  • + 4
 ...better...
  • + 0
 even better!
  • + 3
 Morning light gives it that old school look too, but the quality is so good.
  • + 6
 Well that, is fully decent. Made me chuckle when you heard him scream aha
  • + 2
 Loose as can be. Glad they showed that from another angle. Gave me goosebumps. That feeling when narrowly missing a highside at that speed.
  • + 6
 Cam going ham
  • + 2
 going rum ham....
  • + 3
 SWEET JESUS nothing makes me more happy than seeing my favourite rider going ham! He's the epitome of style, skills, balls, and freeride. But I guess I'm being redundant Smile
  • + 5
 That pedal flip at 3:11!!!
  • + 3
 That was sick! Southern Utah is gorgeous and such a beautiful spot to ride. Can't wait to get back up there. Is he still on 26'ers?
  • + 3
 Flip whip on a dh bike?!?! What a friggin gnarly edit, by far my #1 right now.
  • + 4
 such a cool guy.. i wanna be like Cam when i grow up Wink
  • + 3
 That was next level! HOLY SHIT... I can't believe what I just saw. My palms are sweaty. SO GOOD!
  • + 2
 Glad to see that even though Cam is killing it as a commentator these days he's still throwing down next level riding as well. Killer video! Such a BOSS!
  • + 2
 Right when pinkbike was seemingly in hibernation, ....this banger shakes it up!
  • + 2
 Very nice video. I Very liked the couple of falls, it's more realistic in that way.
  • + 2
 I missed seeing Cam ride- one of the best vids I've seen in a long time. Great stuff.
  • + 2
 Between Tyler McCaul being hurt at Rampage, and Cam not even competing in it, videos like this really make up for it.
  • + 2
 I was watching it wondering WTF that single crown bike was, looked like a big Ticket S. Nope, DH bike with a 170mm 36!
  • + 2
 Um am I the only one who thought he down whipped a dh bike at the start lol I was like wtf just happened!
  • + 2
 we asked for cmac segments and he delievered! missed this Big Grin thanks for making and sharing with us
  • + 2
 Saw him do a tailwhip and was really confused until I realized he was running a single crown fork.. Awesomeness
  • + 3
 looks like free ride isn't dead, its just gotten more technical.
  • + 3
 Wow... What more is there to say..... This guy could go far... Wink
  • + 3
 Nice to see a good friend still livin it up! Hope things are well Cam.
  • + 2
 absolutely mind blowing ! Cam is a legend !! Proves, he still can compete with the guys at Crankworx or Rampage.
  • + 2
 Cam showing us why he's still a freaking legend in two wheels. Can anyone tell what single crown bike he's running as well?
  • + 5
 Says in the write up, there both session parks. One with a 40, one with a 36 180mm.
  • + 3
 Hell yeah! McCaul is the king freestyling Utah lips! So sick!
  • + 3
 Keep killing it, Cam. You get us all stoked to ride man.
  • + 3
 Thats absolutely mindblowing!
  • + 3
 the Superman Backflip on the Step Down !!! Best Edit in a long Time
  • + 2
 Cam....always a rocker!!!
  • + 2
 dude is mad talented. i like his style!! great video
  • + 1
 Fucking nutz! Cam you are a bod boy!
  • + 2
 Awesome is all!
  • + 1
 Great personality, great skills, great movie, Cam U R The BEST!
  • + 1
 Okay that was fucking SICK!!!
  • + 2
 freeride ain't dead
  • + 1
 Vod that was an epic video!
  • + 2
 NEW WORLD DISORDER 11
  • + 1
 hmm. rides like hes on a session...
  • + 1
 Perfect ... reminds of NWD ... McCaul at his best!
  • + 1
 That is some INCREDIBLE RIDING DONE there!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!
  • + 2
 HEAVYY DUTY!
  • + 1
 Toujours trop trop fort McCaul!! You are the best! Beautifull movie!
  • + 1
 looks like a fun retirement.
  • + 2
 V.O.Y
  • + 1
 I think this is my favorite video!!!!! VOD
  • + 1
 insane video man
  • + 1
 This was fully sik
  • + 1
 nice!
  • + 1
 Nicely done!

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