Claudio's Course Preview: World Cup DH, Mont Sainte Anne

Jul 30, 2015
by Red Bull Bike  



NEW: ADDITIONAL COURSE CHECK - CLAUDIO AND TAHNEE SEAGRAVE


It's a course that the international mountain bike circuit has been visiting for the past 25 years and it's causing some nostalgia with course commentator Claudio Caluori.

Join him as he takes you down the gnarly rock sections, tight gullies and over the massive new jumps here on the Canadian course.

Despite its regular appearance on the World Cup scene, the crew have been working hard to bring some new and exciting changes to the well-loved course.


MENTIONS: @redbullbike / @claudiocaluori / @velosolutions / @SCOTT-Sports




181 Comments

  • + 131
 I have a sudden urge to acquire a downhill bike. Wife would be thrilled!
  • + 91
 Just f¥%* do it.. Multiply price by 0.6 to tell her how much was it..
  • + 159
 I have the cheapest s-works stumpy 29er in the history of mankind
  • + 137
 The trick is to bring it home first and tell her it was always there.
  • + 13
 i dont understand what other bike you might of had already?? just joking....do it mate!
  • + 451
 I only buy black bikes. She never notices the model changes...
  • + 83
 Just use the trusty ''oh this old thing?!'', works 60% of the time......everytime...
  • + 27
 That's it @Dustfarter ! Black bikes only from here on out.
  • + 19
 that's one other way to get arm pump while watching a video... brutal looking course
  • + 7
 Slow clap! Well done sir.
  • + 125
 I bought my first mountain bike the day of my divorce.. I now have a stable of rides, 1 Dh 2 Freerides, 1 all mountain, 1 xc and 1 Road..and a jet ski and a new Camaro and a 4x4 and lets not forget about winter and season passes and 10 snowboards...my friends that read this know its all true. Not saying divorce is for everyone...aaahhh bullshit!! yes it is... STAY THIRSTY MY FRIENDS..
  • + 49
 why is divorce so expensive? because it's worth it!
  • + 15
 @Dustfarter you know the secret! Hahaha! Been playing that game for 12 years! (Let's be honest guys... she knows... they always know...) @mbiker35 sorry to hear that man. I bought mine a Santa Cruz Bronson--gotta take care of your lady--sounds like you missed that part!
  • + 31
 no no @Reignonme I think you missed the part when I said after my divorce..not before. Before all I did was work and bought her everything she asked for..working 2 jobs also. but she was a drunk that cheated on me with a lot of guys...while I WORKED MY ASS.. hahaha.. funny now, not so much then..
My riding mower was my only toy when I was hitched..
  • + 17
 Just buy the bike, even if your sleeping on the couch for a few days its worth it
  • + 2
 I'm madly in love with that course!!!
  • + 11
 why would you marry a slutty drunk?
  • + 53
 slutty drunks happen to the best of us.
  • + 5
 true
  • + 5
 Holy sh*t..... I now have a complete and full understanding of why one would own a downhill bike.

And go Stevie!!!
  • + 5
 Mega Lols!!!!!
  • + 20
 Look what followed me home honey
  • + 20
 @Sbossler because I was young, she was wicked hot and just slightly a drunk. But we learn from our mistakes in life don't we..
My toys have never made me sad, and when I get a new one..it gets to stay up stairs in the living room...hahaha
  • + 41
 My wife starting getting into mountain biking and I've been pleasantly surprised with the result.

We are the same size frame so when we went to buy "her" bike it was really like adding another one to my inventory. She also now REALLY understands my urge to to ditch the family and go riding. Then, the other day she said "I want a dropper and better tires...". Pick your mate wisely...
  • + 2
 @Dustfarter I have a black Honzo, so I'm already ahead of the game when it comes to swapping black bikes in and out of the stable.
  • + 16
 forgiveness is easier to get than permission.
  • + 15
 HAHAHAHA...you guys are funny today! ...and true on the black bike. My DH is black with some blue...brought home a new XC rig, also black with some blue(accidentally, wasn't trying to match)...it sat there for 2wks before She noticed there were two of "the same" bikes...lol
  • + 5
 create a personal toy acct that you alone are ceoANDcfo on. problem non-existent from the get go. if she no like that... leave. now. arguing about money is stupid.
  • + 4
 @ryan83 My wife offered to uplift for us the other day. I was sure she was joking...but no she is willing to drive me and a mate to the top of a hill and wait for us at the bottom. I'm hoping she'll do more than one run though Wink
I just need to get her out on my old hardtail a bit more now.
And you are so right - choose your mate wisely.
  • + 3
 Quite possibly the best Claudio run ever. And that course looks sick. Proper fast and rough. Claudio absolutely barrelled through that section after The Foo Fighters. Race day is gonna be epic.
  • + 2
 Haha awesome!
  • + 4
 Just bought a used 2010 gambler....amen!
  • + 1
 @metong astig pare!
  • + 1
 @priest55 pag naligaw ka sa italy ride tayo bossing
  • + 2
 whoa. what's with the tagalog? taglish, pls...
  • + 1
 @metong kelan ka pupunta sa italy?
  • + 1
 @priest dito ako nakatira bossing
  • + 1
 selos ako!
  • + 2
 damn i need to printscreen those comments Big Grin
  • + 5
 Haha I screen captured the comments at the top, and sent them to a dozen people. That " I have the cheapest carbon stumpy ever" comment got me good.
  • + 2
 ALWAYS remember this:
It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.
  • + 109
 "OFF COURSE, OFF COURSE, OFF COURSE - that was a bit of a French line" hahahahah!
  • + 29
 "This is not Super Mario Land, This is Canada!"...LOL...Claudio for President!
  • + 3
 Let's what the canadians can do here.... included mr bike park destroyer Mr Rémy Métailler
  • + 80
 Why on earth did they just use a chest mounted gopro when he had a helmet mounted one as well? I feel sea sick after watching it! Even so, Claudio is still a legend.
  • + 16
 he probably mashed up the lidcam when he crashed
  • + 6
 The head cam looked cloudy to me and so probably didn't look very clear when he was riding.
  • + 1
 it's fine, footage was used from it for the first 42 sec of the video
  • + 3
 yeah the first 42 seconds was cloudy, looked like the lens was smudged. The chesty looked nice and clear
  • + 1
 Maybe the image from he's head cam was unclear, foggy, as the start of the video. The chest one was more clear visually for spectators
  • + 3
 To get a better angle on Tahnee's ass! He told you right at the beginning Smile
  • + 38
 Claudio can we see the crash ?
  • + 15
 Yes, we need to see that. Claudio crashes are almost as good as Claudio wildlife encounters.
  • - 5
flag timsim07 (Jul 30, 2015 at 11:35) (Below Threshold)
 it's up now
  • + 7
 Ignore that, I commented before I watched it. Where is the crash then?
  • + 35
 I can't decide which video I enjoyed more; Claudio’s course preview or Claudio’s course preview.
  • + 9
 I'd go with Claudio's course preview!
  • + 11
 @reverend No way! Claudio's course preview was waaayy better than Claudio's course preview! Take your Claudio's course preview and get outta heeeerree!!!
  • + 1
 I beg to differ. To each her own! Live and let live. (Claudio's course preview was BEST!)
  • + 31
 Claudio stopped racing long time ago but he is bringing a big boost for the world cup DH fans thanks to his awesome personalty
  • + 3
 Is it me or is Claudio sounding more and more like Grover from Sesame Street?
Which makes him more awesomer.
  • + 28
 epic as always. Whoever came up with this whole Claudio series is a genius....he's a hell of a rider, but not warp speed like the current WC guys, which makes it actually relatable footage. Commentary is always hilarious, and although he isn't riding race pace (no one would in a preview), he is still getting rowdy which is entertaining as hell.

cheers claudio!!!
  • + 55
 He is going faster than probably 99% of mountain bikers would be able to.
  • + 9
 yep most definitely, just meant he isnt going so fast that all the features are a blur like when some of the top WC guys were posting POV footage of the tracks.
  • + 2
 still faster than me
  • + 26
 I really want to watch this right now... But being that I'm at work, and unable to play it with sound takes away all the fun...
  • + 8
 Headphones my friend headphones... But if your gona watch it on your phone you might as well wait, quality is terrible with no option to switch to 1080p, at least on my phone.
  • + 16
 Long bathroom break?
  • + 3
 5min is a perfectly acceptable bathroom breakWink
  • + 2
 Feel you. I have no sound and even if I had the industrial environment I have on background would cut the juice anyways. Even worse now I am thinking what I am doing in a enormous factory if I could just go ride bikes and meet with nice people... Pinkbike, sometimes I wish you wouldn't exist (definitely being jerk for saying that).
  • + 27
 Dirty old Claudio in the second vid "check out that view and i'm not talking about the panorama" :-D
  • - 16
flag freeride-forever (Jul 30, 2015 at 13:59) (Below Threshold)
 Haha I know I's gonna say the same thing!!!! That's why he rides so slow most of the way down & lets the girls stay in front, He's a viewer of the pooer. That's what I'd do too!!!! Bahahahaha!!!!

Do you think he's more interested in shootin' "pornoramas" with his GoPro than panoramas? Razz
  • + 26
 Get the man a gimbal! Thats a real track!
  • + 1
 oh - solid idea. Just like the Jeff Brines guy.
  • + 2
 I was going to post that too - his videos are worth a gimbal and higher bitrate/resolution too.
  • + 21
 Loving the subtle 'jokes' about the UCI...
  • + 6
 The UCI are mean Big Grin
  • + 6
 It was the one about paying the officials that got me!!
  • + 18
 Stop everything I am doing...Claudio's Course Preview is on PB!
  • + 15
 You'd think with all the money Redbull has they could make a video player that actually plays.
  • + 4
 Worst ever for tablets. You have to start rapping the screen before the vid loads.
  • + 1
 Anyone have a link to a video that works?
  • + 14
 Claudio should join the enduro world series with that line choice at 4.10
  • + 11
 Claudio you dog! Mentioning Tahnees dad and then proceeding to let him know that you are enjoying the view of his daughter ass. Amazing! And where the hells the crash? I'm sure Tahnees dad wants to see it too......
  • + 13
 That's at least the third time I've heard him sing a line from a Foo Fighters song, I like Claudio more every race
  • + 13
 He should definitely get himself a better mikrophone.
  • - 2
 Is that like a Russian version of a microphone? Lol, sorry I know English isn't your first language but I had to Razz
  • + 12
 German. Correct spelling of the word in that language.
  • + 8
 Having raced at Mont Saint-Anne a few times in the last decade, this course is brutal. During the Québec cups, we only started from the middle of the run (where Claudio mentionned both of his tires drifted). The top section was only raced during the World Cup. Funny thing is how much the race track can change in a a single day if it starts raining. I'm having arm pumps just by watching the course preview. Hooray for 4 piston brakes!
  • + 9
 As soon as I open up pinkbike, i see this has just been uploaded! Hell yeah
  • + 8
 If you French line when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time...
  • + 10
 Get that man a gimbal.
  • + 8
 Whoooaaa, IT'S SHOW TIME !!!!!
  • + 7
 $100 to whoever jumps that big rock.
  • + 14
 wait untill practice and racing, you re gonna be ruined
  • + 11
 My requirements are:

1) Must clear entire rock (cannot touch rock whatsoever)
2) Must have proof (video/pic)
3) Cannot crash, must ride out landing
4) Cannot break ankles/bones (yes, that means you Ratboy!)
  • + 2
 I take the bet
  • + 3
 Seeing Ratboy through the rock garden at Lenzerheide, I bet he will.
  • + 6
 "we're going into that new sketchyy....WHAAAAA-HA-HA-HOOO!! ok"
  • + 4
 Tahnee needs to study this clip to see how crap her lines are. Claudio had to break way hard through those switchbacks because she was raking them so wide.
  • + 6
 Claudio is awesome. Love the commentary he sounds like a riot.
  • + 5
 "I'm not scared...I felt like this on my way ho-ome!" Love Claudio's course previews!
  • + 4
 Why does he remind me of Bobcat Goldthwaite? www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S58e9wkHeQ
  • + 1
 Actually his voice reminds me of Super Grover from Sesame Street. Love Claudio's previews - possibly more than the actual WC race lol
  • + 3
 wow what a course hahaha brings me back so many memories riding mont sainte anne such a nice place coupe du monde for life !!! gl to the riders saturday
  • + 5
 Luv this guy.... He reminds me of one of the mappets the way he speaks.
  • + 4
 I still feel like Claudio could smash half the field if he decided to go back and race.
  • + 1
 Sweet larval jesus, if I ever rode a course like at that pace, I'd probably just off myself after crossing the finish line in recognition of reaching the pinnacle of stoke. Amazing to think he doesn't even race anymore - DUDE CAN RIDE. And yeah, they're gonna need to dig an onsite wheel graveyard...
  • + 4
 Claudio brightens my day. Love this guy!
  • + 4
 Wont Play on my work Laptop, guess it time for a shit break
  • + 4
 Haha. "Bit of a French line."
  • + 1
 I wish Claudio commented on the race as enthusiastically as he does on the course preview. You would think him and Rob Warner would be a funny, screaming hot mess throughout the whole race, but no . . .
  • + 4
 Both audio & video were crappy this time...
  • + 2
 Gotta wait til I get home to watch, work laptop isn't loud enough to hear his commentary, and well, its just not gonna be the same to watch without!
  • + 5
 Its just...bwwwbbwwwbbbwwwwbbbwwwwbbbwwwwbbwwwwwbbbbwwww. Those rock gardens are epic!
  • + 3
 Canada IS Super Mario Land.
  • + 3
 Wish it would have been a helmet cam!
  • + 2
 Seriously, am I the only one who does not see a video on this page? I know im not THAT retarded...
  • + 2
 No video showed on my old version of Safari. Opened it up in Firefox and it worked.
  • + 2
 they are with the red bull tv payer so that could be the reason
  • + 2
 I can't see it either. I also couldn't see the Joyride preview. Never had this problem before. If you google Claudio's Course Preview Mont St Anne you can watch it somewhere else. Worked for me.
  • + 2
 lol I want claudio to be a commenter on my dh runs in Colorado. lol It worked it worked he always screams
  • + 4
 Claudio is pretty fast.
  • + 1
 Great preview, love it. But i didn't get the thing with the crash, where was it...or is Claudio THAT fast that nobody else can see it.
  • + 1
 I'm trying to stay off the dh bike til I complete my work probation but, this makes me wanna say f*ck it and, ride some dh!!! (Deeep Breaths, ....Patience!!!)
  • + 2
 "I will enjoy the view... and I don't mean the panorama."
That guy is a devil.
  • + 1
 "This part of the track is older than the lady in front of me, but you can be sure it's a lot of fun to ride it". Dirty Bastard.
  • + 1
 He kinda sounds like one of the sesame street characters? Grover i think but its been a while since i watched it. Awsome riding.
  • + 2
 Friggin love this guy.....Claudio and Rob Warner are awesome as the WC Commentators!!!!!!
  • + 2
 You know those vids with the dog going down the hill with the rider? Get Dick Dastardly's dog for Claudio.
  • + 2
 Shakier than usual. I'll bet one of them tiny gimbals would give us a good look at the course.
  • + 4
 Chest cams suck!
  • + 6
 It´s just the way he mounted it, if you strap it tighter like he did at the last ones it works pretty well.
  • + 2
 Well enjoyed that, Claudio is a chap!!!!!!
  • + 0
 Should get fox to set your suspension softer so can see what is going on, not race set up so stiff that your head will fall off?
  • + 2
 Rought en TABARNAK !!! This course is crazy ! Long live mont ste-anne
  • + 1
 Would have to be the worst track preview with just Claudio because the chesty wouldn't stop bloody shaking
  • + 2
 best part of Thursday! best ever
  • + 2
 Most likeable man in mountain biking?
  • + 3
 This is Canada!
  • + 1
 the green color looks like shit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! certainly shot with the gopro session
  • + 1
 Riding a mx through the rock garden in the second preview:" BRAAAPP BRAP BRAP BRAP BRAAAAAAP... BRAAAP BRAP BRAAP BRAP"
  • + 1
 I don't think riders will be talking about bringing their bmx bikes this year... wow.
  • + 3
 what is life
  • + 2
 "That was a bit of a french line" Best
  • + 2
 There's no video.... for me at least
  • + 1
 No video via mobile(galaxy) either..player doesn't load. Other vids working as normal
  • + 1
 Conclusion after watching the video:
Men are able to do two things at once. Claudio is a good example.
  • + 3
 BARRRUUUUUUUUUTAAAAL
  • + 1
 Two words "Proper DH!!!!"
  • + 2
 Finally!
  • + 1
 You can barely see the terrain, that chest mount is terrible.
  • + 1
 Gotta love the loading speed of the redbull video player...
  • + 1
 As usual, how does he ride so fast and talk that much!! Love it!
  • + 1
 Claudio has a damn sexy bike
  • + 1
 Haha really enjoyed watching this!
  • + 2
 A proper DH track!
  • + 2
 It worked!
  • - 1
 Hell you lot sound whipped i buy whatever the hell i want and the mrs has no say in the matter. Seriously chest cams are shit. That was more up and down than a hookers pants
  • + 1
 THUCK IT JUMP IT WHIP REPEAT
  • + 1
 Stuff in the woods? Hell yeah!
Open ski slopes? Meh
  • + 2
 It looks meh on the screen, but when you ride it you're just hanging on for dear life, it's so freaking fast and full of hidden rocks!
  • + 1
 Agreed. It's high speed gnar. Still, the twisty steep woods is more entertaining than the relatively straight montertrucking of ski slopes. Just my personal preference.
  • + 1
 Awesome looking course can't wait to watch
  • + 1
 so funny when he breaks out in song.
  • + 1
 lol!! love the commentary!! looks like a sick run.
  • + 1
 crappy quality there were better ones claudio...
  • + 1
 Holy sh#t how fast is claudio on this track
  • + 1
 "of course, of course, OF COURSE!!!!!!!"

ROFL!!!!!
  • + 2
 Chest cam sucks ass!!!!
  • + 7
 Might have something to do with the course being rough as f#ck... What did you expect? Smooth silky footage from a camera mounted on a dh rider?
  • + 0
 Helmet cam
  • + 1
 No bu bu bu bumps in this track
  • + 1
 Sweet!
  • + 0
 LOL "that was a French line there! waaa waaa weee wooo"
  • + 1
 Man Claudio you so cray
  • + 2
 .Z.
  • - 1
 Why don't the redbull clips load on my Samsung tablet?
  • + 9
 cause Samsung ain't worth a damn son.....
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