Must Watch: Fabio Wibmer Absolutely Sends It in 'Fabiolous Escape 2' - Video

Apr 24, 2018
by rasoulution  


Since joining YouTube in 2008, the edits of Austrian trial and mountain bike star Fabio Wibmer have accumulated over 125 million views. As just recently the number of his subscribers closed in on the mark of 1 million, it was clear to Fabio that he wanted to do something big to celebrate this milestone. The result is Fabiolous Escape 2.

Refusing to let the snow of the Austrian winter keep him off his bike, Fabio heads to Saalbach Hinterglemm to enjoy a great day in the mountains. Unfortunately, the ski police has other ideas. Attempting to outrun – or rather out-ride - the police, Fabio makes use of everything the Austrian ski resort has to offer. No gap too large to hit, no roof too high to drop, this highly entertaining police chase has to be seen to be believed.

Shot amongst the stunning scenery of Austria’s Saalbach Hinterglemm over the length of 24 days, turning his crazy vision into reality was certainly Fabio’s biggest project to date.


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Keep up with Fabio’s activities and his newest videos:
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Photo credit: Hannes Berger / @hannesberger_com


215 Comments

  • + 194
 What a beast, wouldn't even consider most of these stunts in the dry!
  • - 124
flag employee7 (Apr 24, 2018 at 7:15) (Below Threshold)
 I love the video but why are Europeans so bad at music?
  • + 54
 I love drugs
  • - 32
flag MtHood-G (Apr 24, 2018 at 7:48) (Below Threshold)
 @employee7: So much better than your Canadian Techno garbage.
  • + 87
 That was so fucking insane the whole way through. I can imagine for most of those gaps the speed was just pinning it as fast as possible.
  • + 71
 Ideas for Rampage. Just lift the riders up with chopper and launch them off directly.
  • + 34
 @employee7: They gave Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, U2 and the Spice Girls...they get a pass on the music for this, plus the riding was insane
  • + 13
 @Grmasterd: +100 For Spice Girls !!!
  • + 6
 @Grmasterd: They also gave you Lars Ulrich, Eddie van Halen and Slash to help make some true American music.
  • + 16
 @vinay: Lars Ulrich! Oh that's rich!
  • + 35
 @MtHood-G: Techno is only good when it's 28.99 bpm.
  • + 4
 @chyu: or rampage on snow. that way riders can at least slide when they fall, makes injuries a little less severe than raw rock
  • + 4
 Ok sooo he absolutely wins the battle of the snow MTB vids this season. Awesome vid and concept, not to mention brilliant riding!
  • - 1
 @employee7: Ignorance leads to stupidity, and you are a good example; I know more good canadian musicians than you do. Better listen to Peaches, Strapping Young Lad, Metz or Timber Timbre instead of spitting crap.
  • - 2
 @Smilicito: ME TOO!!!!!
  • + 1
 @Franzzz: Anyone bragging about Canadian musician knowledge has either too much cheap french wine or a mental disorder. Either way you need help.
  • + 4
 @fecalmaster: But they brought us Alexisonfire, that's gotta count for something?
  • + 1
 @Smilicito: I hate it
  • + 3
 Agreed. And cancerbats...@Crisskan:
  • + 1
 @Samarius: True that!
  • + 0
 @Franzzz: All of which are horrible..
  • + 159
 candide thovex would be proud (but that case at 5:00 mark needs a lawyer)
  • + 46
 Very much a one-of-those-days vibe from this masterpiece
  • + 28
 I have to give him props for riding that one out.
  • + 17
 Mixture of Thovex, Rampage and Fest, with a Wibmer twist! So sick!!
  • + 0
 @ 4:10 when you want to jump over a helicopter but aren't quite as crazy as thovex
  • + 7
 Yep. Concept & mise-en-scene here is 95% Candide, but attempting this stuff on snow on a bike is 100% inspired madness.
  • + 81
 Absolutely incredible, love the way he makes his videos so whimsical but with amazing stunts and speed. That long jump at 7.30 holy crap!
  • + 66
 Agreed, possibly best piece of directed MTB cinematography in the last few years.
  • + 15
 Now that is how you make a mountain bike video!
  • + 12
 @WAKIdesigns: Yes but got to ask if he had a stunt double?
Also finally a legitimate use for clipped padals, paragliding with your bike, flats just will not do!
  • + 3
 @aljoburr: The answer to your question is that he does not need a double because he has the skills of a stuntmen.
  • + 1
 @fossydh: Or he just is a stunt man, impressive riding, hope he did not get injured too bad & heals up quick!
  • + 64
 the FEST guys should invite him... and Rampage!
  • + 20
 Was thinking the same! Thought e was a trials rider only, but huge lines, double flips, crickey that was insane! He’s wipe the floor with loads of pros I’m sure of it! Utterly mental!
  • + 55
 Thovex on 2 wheels. Wibmers day out!!!
  • + 4
 Just my thoughts too, whilst watching this incredible masterpiece!
  • + 55
 #FabioforRampage
  • + 14
 #FABIOFORRAMPAGE !!
  • + 53
 how many people on this planet own a freecoaster DH rig?
  • + 3
 came here to ask the same thing
  • + 29
 You can achieve freecoasting by replacing a gear with an extra spacer and shifting into that slot.
  • + 5
 maybe chainless
  • + 2
 @Gfromars: yeah, looks chainless to me
  • + 5
 @djshreda
  • + 48
 der hund kann radl fahrn he
  • + 39
 Outrageous! Clearly a fan of Candide Thovex as well
  • + 35
 Not sure why, but I was half expecting the Bond Theme to bust out at the end.
  • + 13
 It was totally old school 80's Bond slapstick action
  • + 15
 @Dustfarter: Back in the day, when we were kids, we used to play a game called Zulu, where a guy would ride his bike down the street, and we would try to throw sticks as spears (I've since learned they're called ass-guys or something) through the wheels to get them to lock up and stop the guy. My heart swelled when I saw the Polizist pull this move with that ski pole. Many a friend went over the bars like that playing Zulu.
  • + 8
 @TheR: that sounds like a game designed to send someone to the ER. Sort of like Lawn Darts. I like it!
  • + 4
 @macross87: And somehow, we made it.
  • + 3
 @TheR: yup, I’m evidence as well. Big Grin
  • + 1
 That was neighboring Switzerland / Gold finger. But yeah, that would fit well!
  • + 1
 @macross87: lawn darts... I took one of those to the head as a kid. I'd probably be an upstanding citizen otherwise. Oh well, guess I will just continue spending my time on pink bike.
  • + 30
 Probably the Gnarliest thing I've ever seen done on a MTB and it's on snow, gob smacked
  • + 28
 VOY!!!! He actually broke is collarbone in the making of this edit !! BUT HE WILL BE BACK VERY FAST !!!

3 guys that are the INNOVATION in mtb:

1) Chris Akkrig
2) Danny Macaskill
3) FABIO WIBMER

End of the story
  • + 16
 jordie lunn kirt voreis
  • + 11
 There sure must have been something special about Hans Rey in his time.
  • + 13
 Brandon Semenuk
  • + 5
 Joey Jordinson
  • + 3
 David Range
  • + 23
 What the actual F***, how can he ride a bike with balls that big! Thanks for making my day with such an awesome edit!
  • + 16
 holy hell that was an amazing video. I mean we got semenuk and MacAskill and many other extremely good riders who produce amazing content but this did genuinely surprise me in a positive way. So much creative stuff and huuuuuuuge stunts!!
  • + 15
 If Danny Macaskill and Cam Zink had a love child and the father was Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austrian Action Hero) was the father = Fabio Wibmer.
  • + 16
 2018's most epic MTB video. 'nuff said.
  • + 5
 its only April, we still have time for a second wibmer video
  • + 1
 @vtracer: HAHA so true. \m/
  • + 12
 This is like the best thing I've seen in a very long while! You go Fabio!!
  • + 8
 Incredible. I love that not every landing is perfect (3:20 and 5:00)--gives a better sense at how huge and sketchy it all is.
  • + 2
 Yeah he really took things to the limit and it shows. Gnarliest shit in a while! So different than videos from semenuk etc.
  • + 7
 Almost as amazing as the riding is the production value......I mean - you have to have ALOT of Clout to get permission for and organize all this.
  • + 5
 I think my favorite bit is when he flips the table and takes off on the giant table-board and slides on down the hill on it. It's so unexpected amongst the genuinely amazing riding / building gapping / heli tapping good time, the humor in all of it really stands out!
  • + 8
 Bra-strap to zip line fffing priceless! he's on another level just keeps topping himself, that was insane!!
  • + 6
 Loses his car keys at 07:58. I hate it when I forget to zip my pocket.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CR0QmCaMTs&t=478
  • + 9
 I just sold my skis
  • + 6
 and on april 24 2018 year of our Lord,Fabio shared his gift with mankind...the gift of shredding from the heavens so that all may enjoy
  • + 4
 At first I thought the "deep breathing" hype was overkill--there was no way the video was going to be cool enough to justify that type of intro. Turns out I was wrong. Deep breathe away you unicorn dragon of a man.
  • + 5
 You know you've made it big when........ A ski resort let's you do this... Redbull pays for you to do this... No one else can do this.
  • + 7
 One of the best videos I've seen. Entertained for the full thing!
  • + 4
 I am not sure what I just watched.... It felt like 8000 vertical feet of kaleidoscope. I think I may be riding bikes the wrong way?
  • + 6
 Anyone else notice the GoPro fall off at 3.06? Smh
  • + 5
 I saw those roof jumps during this winter, and I was wondering what a mad man build them - they were hudge! Props!
  • + 5
 Interrested to learn that Bra-trick. A Tutto or DIY-Vid would be nice. You know, to be better at riding. Ehrm...
  • + 2
 I wish resorts would let us bring bikes! Who wants to snowboard or ski anymore after watching this? (Yes I know, riding on snow isn’t all it’s cracked up to be but still. . .)
  • + 5
 I don't fully understand what just happened.
  • + 6
 just insane!
  • + 5
 Fake. She's not a real nun.
  • + 3
 Good.. didn't want to explaine my impure thoughts to St. Peter
  • + 3
 What in the Wild World Of Sports Was That?!?

Geeze you click on a link not knowing what you are about to see, then that happens?! I men Got-Dang that was Sketch from T to B.
  • + 1
 The snow makes some of these big stunts a little more forgiving when he falls. Same reason free riders came to the soft soils of virgin Utah, and rampage later. He straight killed it and showed his progression in the big stuff. I wonder if he would ever want to compete at an event like rampage in the future. Also I like how they borrowed a lot of the style of cinematography and stunt work from Ken blocks gymicana drift videos. This guy knows how to entertain big time on the big bike for sure. Super creative work.
  • + 1
 Gnarly, creative, funny, inspiring. Fabio always crushing it. I'm always so impressed with how much his countrymen support him to make these videos. Letting him ride over their houses/lodges/resorts and acting as extras. So awesome.
  • + 2
 Sooooo that can be one of the sickest videos ever. Skills that can match McAskills and sketchiest jumps and lines I've seen in a while. Plus MX scrubs? WHAAAT

BANG
  • + 3
 the only word that i can say is.... A W E S O M E ! ! !
  • + 4
 Absolutely fucking mental!
  • + 4
 i know it seems unreal, but priest rly wearing sunglasses in our country!
  • + 25
 Nah, only when walking by school gardens
  • + 3
 I love how this movie combines two of my favorite things: biking and running from the po po!
  • + 3
 If they would cut out these stupid police guys the movie would be a way better... So looks childish...
  • - 8
flag ColquhounerHooner (Apr 24, 2018 at 23:30) (Below Threshold)
 I'm glad you gave me an intro to say l reckon that vid was the dumbest thing l've seen in a long while. Great riding, stupid script. Keep bikes on dirt please.
  • + 1
 @ColquhounerHooner: I've got no issue with bikes on snow- the riding in this is just plain mental but the cheesy chase rubbish is just cringeworthy, Let Stu Thompson or someone have a go at directing something for him and see the difference!
  • + 2
 Fun video! Please post again sometime around December 1. Until then, i've seen enough snow for one year Wink
  • + 3
 That's Fucking Nuts !!!!!
  • + 1
 Wtf...those where some 100ft/45m jumps!! That is New World Disorder stuff...but on snow!! Mindblowing! And that doubleflip was enourmous too!!
  • + 3
 Beast of a video. Tops everything.
  • + 3
 That was fucking sickness!!! 10 minutes long too.
  • + 4
 Holy shit!
  • + 3
 Benny Hill without the titties.
  • + 3
 Holy smokes, that was fun to watch,awesome
  • + 2
 I think the 420 video had the smokes in it, man
  • + 2
 How does he keep traction? last time I tried that I can assure you it did not go well.
  • + 3
 Well he is Rampage confirmed
  • + 4
 source?
  • + 9
 @Patrick584: Source(s) : Dude trust me
  • + 1
 Just noticed there's an H in his last name (on his jersey in the intro). WHibmer. Such a rad video. Way to send it!!
  • + 3
 My head just exploded.
  • + 2
 Literally one of those day--on snow
  • + 1
 Cool vid, but dragged out wayyy too long. Could've easily been half the length and more engaging.
  • + 1
 That was bad ass! Mad respect to Fabio for having some mega balls to do those stunts!
  • + 1
 Wait, how is he not pedaling while he's riding backwards? Did I miss something?
  • + 1
 You didn't but he probably misses a gear Wink
  • + 2
 You can shave down a cog and the chain will just ride the groove when shifted into that gear.
  • + 3
 #fabioforampage
  • + 2
 mental !! Fabio is Candide Thovex on MTB!!
  • + 2
 The bike equivalent of Candide Thovex in one of those days.
  • + 3
 Remarkable!!!
  • + 1
 *patiently waiting for @fatduke*
  • + 4
 @sykkelduden: Its the tits, thats a positive btw.
  • + 1
 @fatduke: Let's hope it's not the fatduke's tits.
  • + 2
 @colincolin: For comical purposes, inspired by the title of the article, I missed a bit where Fabio drops his bike on the heads of the Ski Police and we see his big balls hanging under him as they fly away towards the sunset
  • + 2
 F*cking mind blowing. Insane riding
  • + 2
 Awesome! One of the most talented riders and such a cool guy...
  • + 2
 holy cow, amazing work. Get this guy to Rampage.
  • + 2
 3:06 where you lost gopro
  • + 2
 How is this guy still alive?
  • + 3
 entertaining as fuck
  • + 1
 Gladiator would say : „are you not entertained ?“
  • + 2
 This guy sent the f@$& out of this
  • + 1
 A little too much chasey chasey. Other than that, amazing.
  • + 2
 VOC!!
  • + 1
 When do we get a bike check???
  • + 1
 the name's Wibmer... Fabio Wibmer. Licenced To Thrill
  • + 1
 next level on winter games with the bike. Great!
  • + 2
 OMG
Vídeo of the decade
  • + 1
 Running a touch too much rebound in his rear shock?
  • + 1
 Steven Swibner would be proud
  • + 1
 Looks like DH skiing ain’t got shit on DH mtb lol.
  • + 1
 Fabio!!!!!!!!Awesome video&big air!!!!!
  • + 1
 Everyone runs out to buy Butchers for winter riding.
  • + 1
 WTF !!!!!??? Das Video ist der Wahnsinn ! Ich bin sprachlos.
Respekt.
  • + 1
 I feel like I got my virginity stolen after that video!! Awesome!!
  • + 1
 Nope don’t have to watch if I don’t want to.
  • - 4
flag stacykohut (Apr 25, 2018 at 10:16) (Below Threshold)
 don't bother. biggest stinkiest piece of euro cheese yet. brutal video. fackin wack. 10 minutes of my life i'll never get back. i'm so stupid for clicking the play button, i'm gonna go hang my genitals in a running blender. which, would in fact, be less painful than watching the fackin video.
  • + 1
 Omg!!! That was awesome!!!!!!
  • + 1
 I need those tires. Or his skills... whichever comes first
  • + 1
 Stupidest thing I've seen all day. Awesome! hahaha
  • + 1
 please, invite that guy to rampage.
  • + 1
 The Candide Thovex of biking
  • + 1
 What did I just see? That was insane! Awesome video.
  • + 2
 what.. the..
  • + 2
 Oh my god !
  • + 1
 THAT @scottsecco Is A VOY
  • + 1
 Gives WHITESTYLE a whole new meaning!!!
  • + 2
 Amazing!!! just WOW!
  • + 2
 WHAAAAT!!!
  • + 1
 Kn'ell that shits BIG! As for the done before cheese. Not for me.
  • + 2
 UNREAL
  • + 1
 Absolutely amazing! So creative and he is pinned and going HUGE!!
  • + 1
 King of big air...that was nuts.
  • + 2
 UNREAL!!!
  • + 2
 That bra though...
  • + 2
 A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
  • + 2
 Genius! Amazing!
  • + 2
 yeeeew!!
  • + 1
 I want whatever tires he's using.
  • + 1
 Looks like Candide but on a bike
  • + 2
 Wow!
  • + 2
 Hold my mulled wine...
  • + 1
 Great!!! As a skier can only said... fantastic
  • + 2
 That was cute.
  • + 2
 MANIAC!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 I mean just.... WOW
  • + 2
 Best video EVER!
  • + 2
 Insane!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Great. I wonder if he landed that heli drop ...
  • + 1
 I guess he is wearing Xtra Large underwear!! Siiick
  • + 0
 I've seen better acting in pornos...
  • + 1
 Nucking Futs!
  • + 1
 Looks like THPS2 Big Grin
  • + 1
 VOY!!!!
  • + 1
 So Sick!!!
  • + 1
 Absolute insanity!
  • + 1
 Hell yeah
  • + 1
 That’s insane
  • + 1
 WHAT DID I JUST WATCH?!
  • - 3
 Pretty damn awesome but could have done without the "Police" ... why make them look so incompetent on skis? Wouldn't making them good skiers, i.e. sending some of those booters, be more alluring?
  • + 4
 thats part of the joke
  • + 3
 @vtracer: such a fun joke omg
  • + 1
 SOOOO GOOOD!
  • + 1
 Burp!
  • + 1
 Amazing!
  • + 1
 Holy mother of god
  • + 1
 Damn I like this guy
  • + 1
 F#%king crazy !!
  • + 1
 Juheeeeeee!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Awesome!!!!!!! Wow!
  • + 1
 VOY!!!!
  • + 0
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  • - 1
 WTF?!?!? YES YES YES! MEGA
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