Downhilling on a Granny Bike - Video

Nov 21, 2016
by rasoulution  


What do you do, when you have a weird dream about cruising down a MTB track on a granny bike? You make it happen in reality, of course! Or at least that´s what you do when you are Fabio Wibmer. Watch this guy go out of his mind, with the setup, you'd least expect.

Fabio Wibmer


In his own words:

What? Riding downhill on an old city bike.

Why? Because I had a dream about it.

When? 25th - 29th of Sept.

Where? Saalbach/Leogang.

Wheels? The bike is an old city/ladies bike, which I bought from a guy who's collecting them. I pimped it with Magura HS brakes, Continental tires and crankbrothers pedals, to make sure I have enough grip and that I can brake without having to fear to jump over the next berm.

Was it fun? Oh yes! But I have to be honest, there were moments when I seriously thought that what the hell am I doing here? I could jump that drop on my Specialized Demo, instead of trying to find out what will happen, if I do it on a granny bike. But all in all, it was one of the best and funniest experiences I've ever had. Trying to push myself is the best thing ever. This video was definitely one of the toughest ones I´ve done so far.


MENTIONS: @wibmerfabio




135 Comments

  • + 180
 Shreds harder on a granny bike than me on my high end DH bike... How can I now justify buying all those fancy new bikeparts??
  • + 84
 You don't have to justify.. Just have fun mate!
  • + 11
 I used to be of the mindset that people who were worse than me were posers, then I kind of lost the plot, and am now pretty terrible myself. It's best not to lose the plot, I'll tell you that much.
  • + 6
 you cant justify
  • + 10
 you really cant
  • + 3
 But at the same time, nowadays that I'm more mature, and have gone through the downfall, I feel pretty immature judging people too harshly, unless they were in a professional position for the judgement. Whether you like it or not, that is how you get better though.
  • + 27
 Actually, I'd like to see a granny shredding this on a high end DH bike...
  • + 2
 Don't speak for everyone, but I need those fancy parts just to try to keep up with him on a junkyard find
  • + 126
 What's up with people being an a*shole with animals lately? I guess it's cool to mess with cows and throw a f*cking cat in front of a camera to show it... it's fine, it's funny and they can't complain about it so who cares. Guess I'm the only one that feels the need to leave animals alone because they are not bothering me.
Of course I'm complety overreacting. Go ahead, do your thing.
  • + 63
 You're not wrong.
  • + 9
 yeah, was a little bummed to see that. i'll give them the benefit of the doubt and hope that they were as humane as possible in the process.
  • + 20
 Yea was really digging the video until they threw a cat infront of a charging mountain biker, fuck those guys
  • + 7
 Y'all need to take it down a notch
  • - 2
 It's not like any of that footage was even 'needed'. WTF was going on with the chicken? All a bit pathetic really.
  • + 3
 Humans are at the top of the food chain! Exploit everything and everyone!!! No, I wouldn't vote for that guy with fake hair...
  • + 55
 grew up helping grandpa on a larg'ish hobby farm. cows generally dont give a shit what your doing as long as you aren't inflicting pain. i used to ride on their backs all the time, they would just walk along till they would stop to poop or eat. the cows looked super chill and not spooked so i doubt anyone was fucking with a cow in a inhumane manner.
  • + 54
 Uh...you guys, it was just a DREAM! None of those things even happened.
  • - 3
 Not only is it cruel to ride directly into a herd of cows, it's also hella dangerous. And not the cool kind of dangerous, the stupid kind. They may be passive, but those things are huge and strong. I've heard stories about people hitting them. Not pretty.
  • + 1
 It's ok guys, the animals are trained to feed on your tears.
  • + 2
 dont forget, cat has 9 lifes mate.. and im not a cat person.. so who cares!
  • + 1
 It´s just ridiculous! ruined the video for me.
  • + 5
 Yep I agree. Sick video tho. Also @bridgermurrey, don't know why you were down voted for stating what appears (to me at any rate) what appears to be common sense.
  • + 7
 Thanks, thought I was being sensitive when I saw him skidding into that group of cows.
  • + 20
 I just love how you all care about a bunch of startled cows, when there are actual bad things happening to millions of those that then end up on your table. Isn't that a bit... cruel?
  • - 5
flag jamiebienfait (Nov 22, 2016 at 13:34) (Below Threshold)
 @cptstoney: not spooking them! They f*cking scared them and made them run in the first seen with cows.
The video is all good but every time an animal was in it they just stopped being funny and became total twats. Boooo them. And sham on you for riding cows. Leave the f*ckers alone, and let them chew there cud.
Poor cows and cat and chicken.
  • - 1
 @jamiebienfait:
Twats! You reference cruelty but reference people being a twat. Remember. You came out of one!!!
Just saying Smile
  • + 1
 you guys must not eat burgers. shame you're missing out.
  • + 1
 @stromstad216: missing out on heart disease
  • + 3
 @wiggles-1998: Animals have rights! The right to be tasty! Smile
  • + 0
 Yeah, I was totally pissed off to see them screwing around with the animals. It wasn't necessary. End of story. Throwing a cat in front of a guy speeding down the trail on his bike is just idiotic.
  • + 6
 @Odinson: Yeah, the cat might get PTSD or something.
  • + 2
 Talk about a tempest in a teacup
  • - 4
flag zojdson (Nov 25, 2016 at 9:24) (Below Threshold)
 totally right, thought the same when seeing the cows and WTF the cat! Not all are created equal, some people can't even think that far, give em a break for being stupid, they can't help it Wink
  • + 72
 RIP to the 80000 rear wheels destroyed in filming this...
  • + 13
 The wheel flex on the slow mo berm!! But the kickstand shot was awesome
  • + 54
 This has to be the best vid of 2016,this was soo rad!.
  • + 46
 Loved it. Though its a "granny" bike it more or less resembles what MTN biking all started from. I especially loved at about 4:50 where you can see the entire back wheel flexing.
  • + 13
 That flex indeed. Decent.
  • + 31
 One cock gets out of Audi..closely followed by.....
  • + 25
 scout not patrol then, helped me make my mind up, cheers
  • + 2
 You'll want both !
  • + 18
 I want to see the top 5 UCI WC finishers duke it out on granny bikes as an end of season finale. SO siCK
  • + 18
 damn, that was FABIOlous!
  • + 15
 We all knew he was gonna taco a wheel or two. What I don't understand is how he didn't break the frame or himself in two as well. One of the best vids of 2016. Martyn must be VERY proud of you Fabio! Way to go!
  • + 7
 The fork or front end of the frame snapping could have ended him! I had that on my mind having snapped a few myself.
  • + 23
 Steel is Real.
  • + 8
 This kind of bike usually weights in the 40lbs range,that's a lot of steel holding stuff together.
  • + 5
 @JamesBarton: Dude, you granny bike too?!?!!
  • + 1
 @Smallbright: it's all the range in Canada
  • + 15
 Road gap on a granny bike, Dave Watson's Tour de France gap has some competition now!
  • + 12
 See kiddies you don't need the latest 10k dh sled to rip trails, granny's grocery cruiser is all you need.
  • + 2
 dont forget 1 granny bike / ride .. if you ride that park 3-4 times a day.. you'll need that much bike.. LUL.
  • + 12
 Fucking hell that was an awesome video. Perfect irony and sick riding at the same time
  • + 13
 Holy the flex in thise rims you see in slo mo.
  • + 11
 That haunting screaming sound from the bike all the way down - priceless Big Grin
really nice video!
  • + 8
 Just had my bike stolen and that made me laugh for all seven minutes. Thank you for cheering me up!
  • + 8
 I don't think I've ever grinned ear to ear throughout an entire video before......until now. Brilliant!
  • + 7
 THIS GUY MADE A 45 MINUTES LONG WHEELIE !!!! how is that not on PB !!!!!!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n8ZDJEZZO0
  • + 4
 Probably because they hazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • + 8
 They are still trying to watch it till the end in one go.
  • + 4
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIA_1Y23zf0
This guy is the boss of wheelies man
  • + 8
 Best thing in a long time!
  • + 7
 This vid should be called 'Granny hits the tranny'
  • + 3
 Just to show you... It's not always about the bike. You put the right guy in a shopping cart and they will shred it. BUT, just because it can be done, doesn't necessarily mean that it should be done. Just like those clowns on unicycles on dh runs.
  • + 7
 VOD!!!
  • + 4
 Video. Of. Decade.
  • + 1
 Guys chill out with that cat. He didn't f****d him. The cat is fine, it's fine...he is a rad mountainbiker, so you think he should love all that lives and run with butterflies. Cow is still alive, it could be worse. It is highly possible that I'm eatin her best friend right now, and she is still on green grass in mountains. Lucky one.
  • + 5
 very entertaining.. good rider dude..
  • + 4
 Quite possibly the best video I've seen this year, had me laughing out loud the whole time, thanks. Awesome!
  • + 5
 and his kit matches his bike
  • + 4
 Five tens,jeans and a shirt. Works for me. Keep the rubber gear for the gimp
  • + 3
 f*ck*ng hilarious.

By the way grandpa wants his bike back, or what's left of it...
  • + 3
 It's not a REAL granny bike without a wicker basket up front. Jus' saying' is all.

(Sweet vid all the same!)
  • + 1
 Me and my mates did the same thing with my city bike until we tacoed both wheels hardcore!! Glad to see someone whos actually got skill to shred downhill on a bike like this!!
  • + 2
 Holy hell! I can just imagine what his knees and arms feel like after going over those roots.
  • + 3
 NICE FUCKING WORK!!! We need more of this!! So much damn fun!!!
  • + 3
 The rear wheel flex @4:50
  • + 2
 it only cost you 20$ to buy a bike like that.. consider u break one every ride.. and you ride 100 days/ year.. = $2000??
  • + 2
 Right!
  • + 2
 You can see the Magura v-brakes on the bike (3:16) but man he rides that piece of crap!
  • + 4
 #runwhatyoubrung
  • + 4
 You crazy ass mofo
  • + 3
 Best video ever! Sick helmet.
  • + 2
 As far as I am concerned, there is just one animal at risk in the video. It is that one on the bike.
  • + 1
 Absolutely brilliant, couldn't stop laughing so funny, best vid of the year!
  • + 2
 1:37 is like something out of a freakin cartoon. This is wonderful
  • + 1
 I've had the same exact dream! Except I am on my grandmother's old Univega which i still use to commute to school! LOL
  • + 1
 Loved every singe bit of that video. I lost it pretty hard when he taco'ed his rear wheel.
  • + 2
 Shit good, piss funny, brilliant !!!!
  • + 1
 soooooo sick makes me want a granny bike now. thanks for the laughs and that drop WILD!!!!!!
  • + 1
 What an awesome video. Dont pay attention to the pussies who have no joy in their life
  • + 2
 "next thing you know, I have to build a go-kart with my ex-landlord"
  • + 2
 I throught he was going to ride a bike with 26" wheels.
  • + 1
 You were right on the no boost tho, I'm sure without a front derailleur, stiffer back wheel and shorter chainstays he would have not destroyed that wheel
  • + 1
 it was 26
  • + 2
 I've found my new favourite edit
  • + 2
 No cows were harmed in the making of this video.
  • + 1
 Will there be a part 2 with a granny riding that trail on a DH rig?
  • + 1
 i was gonna say that back end look a bit flexy
  • + 1
 3:19 .....I'm confused, left hand drive chain?
  • + 1
 Had a blast playing the video several times.
  • + 1
 very very good.great video.great work ,very very funny !
  • + 1
 He must have been high to go for some of that stuff
  • + 1
 1:28 the background sound is from TF2
  • + 1
 VOM and SICK for sure ! love it 100 %
  • + 1
 That backflip @ 5:41 on the Granny was mint. Had me breathing heavy.
  • + 1
 Cheater! You changed the pedalsWink
  • + 1
 Best video, I've ever seen!
  • + 1
 my reaction a 5:32 :NO FCKING WAY !!!
  • + 2
 Hahaha you should have seen my reaction @ 5:41 I had to rewind to see if it was edited lol but Fabio nailed it with that backflip on the Granny.
  • + 2
 Mad Skills!
  • + 1
 I cannot believe he sent that drop...
  • + 2
 dig his helmet
  • + 1
 This video made my day Smile thx for that .
  • + 1
 this dude is a legend! I don see brandon do this on a granny bike! Smile
  • + 1
 VOM!!
  • + 2
 possibly VOY imo! enjoyed more watching this than a semenuk vid .. by far !!
  • + 1
 MAN of THE YEAR
  • + 1
 That RS7 though!!!
  • + 3
 that chicken!!!! and those chicks
  • + 1
 Best video ever! Thanks!
  • + 1
 great stuff!!!
  • + 1
 Goon master.
  • + 1
 #26AintDead
  • + 2
 That bike's got 28“ wheels
  • + 4
 @FlorianTHT: #28AintDead?
  • + 1
 sick!!
  • + 1
 What a weapon!
  • + 1
 Thank you for this!
  • + 0
 looks like a session
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