Fab Goes Mass Start Downhill Racing on a BMX - Video

Dec 13, 2015
by UR Team  
Views: 24,920    Faves: 94    Comments: 2


It's already the end of the weekend but you are probably thinking about your next ride already! Maybe this weekend was great but maybe you want more adrenaline? Why not do like Fabien Cousinié did and try a mass start downhill on a BMX?

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"I still don't know why that evening at dinner I said I could ride the annual Fernhill Frenzy on a BMX! I quickly realized there was no turning back when my flatmate built me my brand new BMX, there was now no escape!

I have only one thing to say - I went for it and it was in the top three of the scariest things and dumbest decision I've made in my life! The helmet cam doesn't give justice to how sketchy it was to roll down that famous, steep hill with 20" wheels, no suspension and slick tires in the middle of these wild dogs, but I'm so stoked to have done it!
" - Fabien Cousinié.

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A pure efficiency adrenaline DH machine...


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62 Comments

  • + 107
 I think the ur team's mental health is dwindling.
  • + 39
 They're all getting siiiiiiick.
  • + 35
 We're hearing you and we will try to take care of Fabien but apparently this is a side effect of living in Queenstown and there is still 3 months left and more to come , Not sure if we will see him in one piece at the first 2016 race...
  • + 6
 It really shows. Requires so much skill on a bmx to do that. And that's an understatement.
  • + 1
 hi @urteam would love to see all other team members videos please
  • + 2
 Maybe coaster brake next time. You know a rear rim and shoe sole seem like braking overkill...
  • + 1
 if you had thrown something like a grave digger on those wheels you would have mobbed the rough corners much better. you slide ERRRYYWHEERREEE
  • + 59
 Good way to advertise their new bmx
  • + 19
 Those tires... Awesome. Drift package.
  • + 0
 HA. Drift package..
  • + 17
 moving pretty quick for semislick bmx tires. props
  • + 13
 Fabien has unofficially made Sam Hill jealous
  • + 12
 he didn't win cause he wasn't on 27.5....
  • + 25
 He didn't win but he had a fabulous time.
  • + 0
 it was a sarcastic remark. but hell yeah he had a great time
  • + 50
 20" ain't dead
  • + 9
 "everyone in bike industry buys 20" bike"
  • + 9
 20"+ The next industry standard!
  • + 0
 No wheelchair next, i called it.
  • + 12
 would it have been considered cheating if he had ran front brakes?
  • + 5
 Wow Fab! Well done.
Say... That's a mighty fine looking BMX. Any chance you want to reduce your excess baggage costs on the way back to Europe? I have a space at my place I could keep it in for you. Wink
  • + 3
 Back in the early 90's I would ride my race BMX with all my buddies who were on mountain bikes. Later, once I had tried one of their bikes, I traded my Free Agent for a Devinci. And that was how I started Mountainbiking proper.
  • + 4
 Cool story bro. Now tell us about the time when you passionately kissed a black man.
  • + 4
 That's awesome. I'm curious about the condition of the carbon fork after that.
  • + 6
 and I am curious about the state of the rear rim
  • + 5
 and i am curious about those brake pads, that he rode it out... thumbs up for craziness
  • + 1
 Me too!
  • + 3
 HE'S FUCKIN' FAST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fab is definitly one of the top-skilled guy of our sport, what a legend !!
  • + 2
 The Fernhill Frenzy looks like the most fun race ever. This is one of my favorite vids of all time: www.pinkbike.com/video/391237
  • + 1
 I've said it before - this guy's a f*cking MANIAC and I'm starting to love him.
There's gotta be something to these frenchies-- c'est quoi?
Le croque monsieur? Red wine? Champignons??
Whatever it is I wants some too
:-))
  • + 1
 I raced BMX for 5 years, and I've been trying out enduro racing the last 2 years. And I have never EVER once thought about combining my BMX with a downhill course!! That was AWESOME!
  • + 2
 should have been to the soundtrack to "Rad". All I could think was how he was getting ready to break the ice.
  • + 1
 UR team killing it the past couple weeks with great unique footage. Because of that I'll definitely be paying extra attention to them for the World Cup 2016.
  • + 2
 So who won this year's race? Did Bernard Kerr find his bike @ the Le Mans start this time?
  • + 1
 I've ridden my BMX on mountain bike rides, I was told never to ride it again because I kept you with everyone else. It is so fun and involves so much thinking ahead.
  • + 1
 YESSSSS hahaha! Is this the same race where those guys did it on the tandem last year?!
  • + 1
 What a legend! This race has to be one of the funniest events to see every year!
  • + 3
 20" aint dead?
  • + 1
 Poor guy. His body would be in bits after this. BMX race bikes are the stiffest things I've ever ridden.
  • + 2
 Where's the course preview with Claudio? Frown
  • + 2
 maxxis maxdaddy would be great on the dirt
  • + 1
 i fundamentally dont understand what's happening here
  • + 1
 only running one brake as well!! no thanks.
  • + 1
 Reaches bottom, bones shattered
  • + 1
 love it. bmxican cuz its fun
  • + 2
 He needs a -10 angleset!
  • + 1
 @leonardojofrei se liga ae!!!
  • + 1
 He probably still finished better than I would have.
  • + 2
 What did he place?
  • + 1
 brakeless would be cooler!!
  • + 1
 foot braaaaaaaake !!!! nice run
  • + 1
 Whats the headangle on that thing?
  • + 1
 This is the french tasty couscous style !
  • + 0
 That's the pig spirit we love so much watching! Great video!!!
  • + 1
 polygon razor, yeeah!!!
  • + 1
 why?
  • + 1
 Wicked sketchy
  • - 1
 Looks like a session.
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