Video: MTB Cribs - At Home with Giant Factory Off-Road Team Rider Carl Decker

Oct 26, 2015
by Giant Bicycles  

This is not your average mountain biker crash pad. Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, a stone’s throw away from 100-plus miles of sweet, sweet singletrack, is the place that Giant Factory Off-Road Team rider Carl Decker (and a few of his friends) call home. In this video, Carl invites us inside The Octagon and demonstrates the proper way to live the dream. And, most importantly, he also shows us his bikes.

You can follow Carl and the rest of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team here.

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  • 39 5
 you know.... that guy who rides bikes... i guess
  • 128 2
 you've heard of his cousin, Üpper
  • 8 1
 My thoughts exactly when I saw the title.
  • 71 13
 You know, Carl Decker. He's the guy who's MTB crib video you clicked on your most favorite website of all time. Oh yeah, and he's also considerably better than you at your favorite thing to do. I will say though, after watching that, it is clear Decker didn't get all of his money from riding bikes...
  • 33 2
 I live here, who is he
  • 6 1
 @makripper- you win. best comment of the day
  • 8 1
 a dude
  • 27 0
 Damn, the internet is a cold place.
  • 4 1
 A quick Roots and Rain search...
  • 14 0
 That bike really tied the room together.
  • 15 3
 Carl Decker is an American badass. Singlespeeder, XCer, CXer, Enduroer. Carl picks up any bike and rides it fast.
  • 12 3
 Dammit Giant, get rid of him. We need more affordable bikes. The reign was $2,400 in 2013.
  • 14 3
 Carl Decker, 4x Downeille Champ, Single Speed World Champ & on & on. Adam Craig, Kelli Emmet, Kurt Vories, Lars Sternberg, all these guys hang out together. Carl Decker was racing enduro when it was called Super D. He bought his place cheap, when the market was down.
  • 4 0
 Still called super d at all my local race events...
  • 12 1
 His fathers name was "Double" ...
  • 10 29
flag crag222 (Oct 27, 2015 at 12:44) (Below Threshold)
 meanwhile 50% of the population have not got clean water and food...crazy materialistic world Frown
  • 4 3
 Y'all are displaying ignorance. Carl Decker is a monster on the bike, super skinny, super fast. Won the Downievile Classic XC race this year, That's a very gnarly race. He just flew by me on the roughest part of the descent on his practice run the day before, like I was standing still (and I wasn't).
  • 120 0
 Bend Home Depot is still out of glass blocks.
  • 6 2
 all my upvotes. have them.
  • 4 0
 Waiting for Xzibit's Pimp my bike too.
  • 1 0
 That made my day..
  • 2 1
 I'm so not a fan of those glass blocks.
  • 120 12
 meanwhile, ratboy is chilling in his boat and probably going faster on a bike.
  • 32 3
 "the 70 foot rat cave"
  • 10 2
 Probably? Did you really dis Ratboy like that?
  • 5 24
flag visser62 (Oct 26, 2015 at 23:59) (Below Threshold)
 Intelligent comment, douchebag.
  • 10 0
 who are you calling a d-bag? either way, you're the d-bag for calling him (or me idk) a d-bag
  • 6 20
flag visser62 (Oct 27, 2015 at 8:13) (Below Threshold)
 Actually, I'm calling the guy at the top a douchebag. Bryceland is faster than Decker on anything that doesn't involve actual pedaling.
  • 8 1
 ^^ found the elitist indignant hipster douchebag that makes the rest of the world hate cyclists in general
  • 5 11
flag visser62 (Oct 27, 2015 at 22:25) (Below Threshold)
 Elitist indignant hipster. Nice. Try, educated guy who respects bicycle talents of all kinds and doesn't feel the need to insult an athlete that has had a very successful career. Inbred shit hook
  • 9 0
 "doesnt feel the need to insult an athlete that has had a very successful career" - except for insulting the entire sport of downhill mountain biking. Why do downhillers and cross country riders have to be so divided? You sound as petty as the dickhead snowboarders who hate the dickhead skiiers and vice versa. Have you ever even tried racing downhill? I used to race triathlon and still race ultramarathons, and I still find downhill racing to be insanely physically demanding; fitness is crucial for DH racing. point is, stop being a twat waffle and show some respect to all branches of cycling.
  • 6 9
 I love downhill, I love enduro, I love XC. I love cyclocross. I love road. I love it all. I race anything and everything. I do respect it all, and I don't have a problem with you. It's dickheads like the guy on top saying Bryceland is going faster that are dividing the sport. He insults Carl Decker for no reason, and the truth is that Carl Decker is probably faster in every discipline of cycling--and even car racing--than Bryceland is, except for downhill. Enduro would probably be a toss up depending on the course. But this deepo1 fuck sees a guy showing how proud he is of his career and home, and feels a need to reference the King of the Bros. I come from a moto background, not a lycra one. Over time, I came to love and respect all forms of cycling.
  • 7 4
 I'm with visser62. How can you call HIM elitist when clearly the OP is having a crack at a hugely successful rider who has the gall of not being as fast at downhill as a top 5 World Cup rider. Like Carl doesn't deserve to have a nice house and cool toys because he's been successful in almost every type of riding except downhill? That seems pretty elitist and douchey to me! Let your neg props fly!
  • 6 0
 Inbred shit hook, twat waffle.. lovin the creativity guys
  • 2 1
 Ratboy wouldn't stand a chance against Decker at Downieville. He'd lose 15 minutes on the climb and only gain back 5 on the 17-mile descent. Decker rides the Downieville Downhill course on an XC bike and kills it (this year he crashed/flatted on the downhill so was out of the running for the all-mountain champion competition, but he won the 27-mile point-to-point XC race, coming in way ahead of a lot of very, very fast guys.)
  • 4 0
 haha chill out guys, I was just messing around. I know this guy is probably really fast (way more than me that's for sure) or he wouldn't own a house like that in the first place. I just thought it was kind of fun to see that another world class athlete like ratboy was living in something really different.
  • 54 1
 What does 40 acres in Bend cost, anyway? In SoCal that would be approximately eleventy billion dollars. I thought pro MTB guys didn't make money :/
  • 7 0
 Also, parking for 200, wtf.
  • 6 2
 Stuff is way cheaper here, hence so many people moving here. My buddy lives in a 2,000sqft 3 bedroom and it is $800 a month total all utilities included.
  • 9 1
 compared to Portland,Bend is way more expensive to own a house, especially one that looks like that. His lady must be loaded, haha
  • 3 1
 I live near Hood River - own 20 acres and know a bit about the area's real estate. A 7000 sq ft house like that on 40 acres near Bend would be ~ $800,000 USD.

I don't think he bought that house from racing money unless he won several gold medals in the Olympics
  • 8 7
 Probably a trust fund baby or something like that, a lot of people in Bend are lucky like that...I wish I was haha
  • 3 2
 Yeah probi that's what I was thinking. For that much land here it would be way too much.
  • 6 0
 His golf course is bigger than mine.
  • 1 0
 Yeah So Cal sucks... 7000 sq ft for 800k is so cheap in the OC you get 1500 sq and a view of a brick wall for 800k.
  • 4 0
 Bullshit on saying bend is cheap. You cant find a 2 bedroom house to rent for under a grand. Everyone wants to move here so rent is going up. Bend is getting crazy popular.
  • 1 0
 My 2 bedroom is $650.....just not right downtown.
  • 51 2
 "here we have the douche"...
  • 20 8
 i thought you were talking about the guy with the mustache
  • 38 4
 Sorry for the ignorant haters. The Decker-ator is a PNW legend. Seriously a true bike individual. He took small bike money, did not blow it and invested it incredibly wisely at a huge risk to his future. You all may be too young to know but he has done so many things in so many disciplines and always to his own special beat. Some people who do reach some success actually do not get it just handed to them as some of the less accomplished in life like to believe.
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flag BOOGiNS (Oct 27, 2015 at 5:34) (Below Threshold)
 Then they shouldnt relate his fortunes to being a mountainniker. This guy seems like a douche to me. Simply showing off with that gay mustache and shit eating grin. Im an oregonian too
  • 36 0
 Nice house but Eddie Masters' MTB Cribs is next level stuff.
  • 4 0
 Thanks for sharing this, hadn't seen it in a while. Ed is one of the sports best personalities!
  • 6 0
 This off season, Eddie decided that accomodation in Queenstown is too expensive, so he rented out a garage with some friends and made separate rooms with some wood and cardboard. No joke, it's on his instagram.
  • 39 3
 He looks like a cop out of Supper Troopers.
  • 42 1
 Yeah, Supper Troopers. You know, the Troopers that are in charge of dinner.
  • 4 0
 Thank you! @dimetera413 Smile
  • 32 1
 Never heard of Carl Decker?
Obviously, you're not a golfer.
My share of The Octagon rent is 700/month plus firewood.
Some of you aren't familiar with the term "tongue and cheek".
Look it up, kids.
  • 14 0
 come on Carl, we all know you personally are the reason bikes cost $10,000. I mean you live indoors AND eat food. crazy.
  • 6 0
 You're out of your element Decker, it's tongue IN cheek.
  • 1 1
 Gratuitous capitalization of conjunctions is how you win the internet. #truth.
  • 2 1
 while that and any nick name with "dog" attached to it.
  • 3 0
 @ShreddiMercury that made me laugh.
  • 1 0
 Well that's just like, your opinion man.
  • 26 2
 Roommates? Poverty.

Would rather have a smaller house and live by myself lol
  • 6 5
  • 2 0
 Exactly what I was thinking... being a grown ass man with roommates, no thanks. Did that when I was a broke college student.
  • 3 0
 Yeah I've been living solo (or with gf->fiancee->wife) for the last 5 years. Roommates til I was 25 was bad enough.
  • 1 1
 ok. I was rather think, sad that you don't want to live with Roomates. But who cares.
  • 2 0
 If you're in your 30's living with roommates, you're failing man... time to grow up and be a real adult.
  • 1 0
 Well being a pro rider or having money, with friends around to ride.. not bad. It looks big enough.
  • 22 2
 You need a bigger tank for your fish, shits cruel
  • 1 0
 So it can have more open water to forget?
  • 25 6
 aaaand thats why bikes cost a small fortune!
  • 10 1
 My guess is its a rental hence the roommates
  • 7 0
 I have no idea what property costs in that area. All i know is ill never afford that in cali.
  • 18 0
 That is a Giant house.
  • 16 3
 All the hate on Decker is pretty funny. Not my style since he is an XC guy, but you don't win Dville 4x without some serious skills. BTW Decker might have earned all that money back in the day. Even if he is parent funded, who cares? I don't see anyone calling out Mark Weir and I guarantee that he did not pay for his house with bike money. Good for these guys chasing their dreams instead of the corporate life.
  • 17 1
 haha mtb cribs ... no one can f... with cedrics crib. gracia is the illest
  • 16 1
 Brandon semenuk version next please
  • 15 16
 It would start out "this is my parent's house... I live here and destroyed their back yard with a bunch of 20ft tall jumps"

Cribs doesn't do episodes on people who live with their parents lol
  • 4 3
 I did the same thing to my parents backyard with a smaller jumpline. They tore it down when I wasn't looking one day.
  • 12 1
 Semenuk has his own place
  • 3 8
flag tripleaye (Oct 27, 2015 at 11:29) (Below Threshold)
 Shut Up @Alias530
  • 5 8
 @Bamofo - No, you stupid child.
  • 10 1
 A lot of young readers probably will say 'who'. But these guys made their money when there was real money to me made racing bikes. I recall Roland green driving a 911 and had a couple houses in Victoria way back. XC has its hay day with huge salaries.
  • 2 0
 Emily Batty drives a Porsche. A pretty bitchin one as well
  • 11 6
 Then again, she's more model than athlete
  • 5 0
 Judging by all the stickers I'd say Emily's Porsches have all been on loan. Brand ambassadors are quite common. Also, I'd say she's more athlete than model because she has had some very good results at the pointy end of women's XC, which is very competitive.
  • 16 5
 You don't have to be rich to have a place like that. It's called being smart with your money, saving it, and working hard. Cool pad dude!
  • 15 6
 Or having roommates when you're fucking FORTY! Gross.
  • 14 3
 are we being Punked!
  • 15 9
 so is he actually someone or just some rich guy who likes to ride bikes and show off his stuff?
  • 29 2
 He's someone. Someone fast, mostly on the XC side who races for Giant. 4x Downieville champ, singlespeed world champ, and he races rally cars too.
  • 5 3
 Hey, 2015 bikes were so last year - I already have my 2016 Anthem Advanced. C'mon Carl, get with the times! But seriously, I like that he didn't take this too seriously. And I think I am going to have to eat more eggs to get faster!
  • 5 1
 Bend aint cheap, and 40 acres with a 6k sq ft house is probably closing in on $1m. More goin on here than bike money thats for sure.
  • 4 1
 Sounds cheap to me. You'd get a 2 bedroom condo for that where I live
  • 2 0
 It's called renting a house with a bunch of roommates... something usually reserved for 20 year old kids in college.
  • 5 0
 Never in a million years did i expect to see "Eddie Lawson" boots, a Citroen 2CV and a Bog Phone on Pinkbike
  • 5 0
 dude where is your pumptrack?
  • 1 0
 What an impressively conceited cunt... to show off what he didn't earn, as if he did. He's a lucky son of a bitch no doubt, but he fails to enjoy such privilege modestly. It's a damn shame for my sake that jealousy works the opposite way I want it to.
  • 2 0
 I live pretty near bend and it's one of ...if not the most expenseve ski town in Oregon. With Mt. Bachelor right next door and sun river.
  • 5 1
 I have never read so many mixed comments, LOL!!
  • 4 0
 Corded Sh*tter Phone on a black toilet?
Awww yeaaah!
  • 4 0
 I got nothin. But can I come chill? I make some mean steaks.
  • 3 0
 House looks like its set up for ragers
  • 5 1
 where are the jumps?
  • 3 1
 I could have a house one tenth that size and build trails till it looked like highland.
  • 12 9
 Dear Pinkbike Can i please have 8min.33sec of my life back.
  • 4 1
 Proof positive that money can't buy taste.
  • 2 1
 Hey Carl, maybe should you buy a new bike, I think this one is for you :
  • 3 1
 That's like the equivalent of a 2 bed flat in London..! (in terms of value) Americans you got it cheap...
  • 3 0
 dude this is Bend Oregon, you can't compare that to prices in London. Compare it to other major cities like SF or NY
  • 4 2
 Still I can't believe how cheap the US property market is
  • 4 2
 that would be way more palatable if it were 3 minutes
  • 2 1
 Finally an episode of cribs without an NFL or NBA player with 6 lambos cluttering the driveway!!
  • 3 1
 Being a mountain biker must pay better than I thought.
  • 3 0
  • 2 1
 Drinking fountain? I have a tap that does the same thing, but it's more efficient.
Throne phone? I have a mobile.
  • 4 2
 More of these please LOL
  • 1 0
 He rents that place with two other couples...
  • 3 2
 what a boring ass video. Bike checks are interesting
  • 1 0
 Now I know why nowadays bikes are so expensive.
  • 1 0
 that's how it's done right there!
  • 2 1
 This guy is a bit full of himself...
  • 2 1
 Yeah he was pretty obnoxious
  • 2 1
 The 80s called and they want that house/ moustache back.
  • 1 0
 So funny that you kids can't figure out that this is a joke.
  • 2 1
 this is huge
  • 2 2
 Soooo, when are you selling? That's actually sick
  • 1 0
 off road rider?
  • 1 0
 MTV Cribs is still on?!
  • 1 0
 What a great end.
  • 1 0
 fucking mint
  • 5 6
 This was real stupid. tl;dw
  • 4 6
 He seems to be doing quite good for himself for a relatively unknown rider..
  • 5 5
 Might be a trustafarian.
  • 3 5
 WHERE CAN YOU HAVE SO MUCH MONEY ??? not with bike ?.....
  • 4 6
 Im surprised how much i instantly hate this guy.
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