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Freeride Certainly Ain't Dead - Video
Sep 27, 2017
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Vincent Tupin and Antoine Buffart hop on their Voltage FR's and show us that no, freeride ain't dead.
Photos: Keno Derleyn
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(Sep 28, 2017 at 2:13)
That tailwhip was dirty
(Sep 28, 2017 at 9:03)
Brings me back to the days when Paul Bas used to tailwhip his big freeride bike in the NWD segments and at Rampage, good old days !
(Sep 28, 2017 at 10:25)
(Sep 28, 2017 at 11:00)
Freeride may not be dead but whatever I rolled in today on my walk certainly was and I believe my tail was doing a dirty whip as well.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 13:28)
: This is the best account on Pinkbike
(Sep 28, 2017 at 15:50)
: Thank you. Can I have a treat? Am I a good boy?
(Sep 29, 2017 at 8:42)
busdrivers skids and slow mo . it was like 4 clips for 7 angles .. meh
(Sep 28, 2017 at 7:46)
so freeride is just like mountain biking, but with one size bigger jersey?
(Sep 28, 2017 at 20:23)
Good observation that freeriding is just riding park trails in a jersey that's to big. I have been categorizing myself as a freerider for years thinking it was taking raw terrain and scratching in lines and lips on a big mountain I hike up, with my bike on my shoulder.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 7:54)
Parkriding certainly aint dead.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 2:17)
@buffart ton pyjama il est trop grand ! Sinon belles images de randonnée ...
(Sep 28, 2017 at 5:38)
Google translation: your pajama is too big! Otherwise beautiful pictures of hiking ...
(Sep 28, 2017 at 6:17)
: Thanks for translation, my comment was basicaly for Antoine so in french ;-)
And here pyjama is about his jersey and "images de randonnées" could be translate by "cruising shots" as in french "randonnée" is use for hinking but also when you just cruise your mountain bike.
By the way, Antoine's riding has always been sick to watch, as long as i know him ...
(Sep 28, 2017 at 8:00)
Can someone explain what 'Freeride' is?? I thought it was the equivalent of off-piste skiing/boarding.. Isn't that just shredding the trails???
(Sep 28, 2017 at 8:33)
Freeride IS off piste and will always be off piste. Ripping the bikepark or trails is not nor will ever be freeride no matter how fast you go or how cool you look. It is like using an enduro bike for trail riding. Enduro is a race format not a type of riding...
(Sep 28, 2017 at 10:57)
The term "freeride" originally came from snowboarding where it still means to ride the whole mountain, not just the park, halfpipe or groomers. It also usually means you're riding a slightly longer, stiffer and more powder-friendly board that allows you to ride anywhere and anything.
This is also how "freeride" in mountain biking came to be. Depending on where you lived, it meant different things. For some it translated to what you state, off-piste, big mountain lines and drops. For others, like those on Vancouver's North Shore it meant technical trails and features mixed with huge airs and jumps. Still others, it was jumping off city stairs, riding ledges and shredding urban buildings.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 5:20)
does he know he has a twin
(Sep 28, 2017 at 10:46)
No man you don't understand they placed a big mirror next to the jump hahaha !!!
(Sep 28, 2017 at 9:16)
Thought I was witnessing the first dual crown barspin there for a second!
(Sep 28, 2017 at 6:30)
Damn, whenever I watch a video with Vincent T it's so bad ass. He rides so loose and with so much steeze. So jealous of his riding style!
(Sep 29, 2017 at 7:17)
i left freeride/biking in the himalayas arnd 2012, married, had a baby, finally got some timeoff, bought a freeride bike, didnt know 26ers were dead, salesguys had a good time selling me outdated 26ers
(Sep 28, 2017 at 2:16)
Been thinking about getting a voltage for the winter as I’ll be mostly riding bike park. Anyone know of anywhere in the UK that has a demo/ rental fleet?
(Sep 28, 2017 at 3:09)
Evolution cycles on the south coast I think.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 6:30)
If your frame cracks, on a weld, they won't replace it if it is out of warranty.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 6:37)
: did you buy a bike in the UK?
(Sep 28, 2017 at 6:40)
: damnit that’s a bit far for me!
any ideas where I can try a Voltage in the UK closer to the midlands? Wales would be ideal as that’s where it’ll be ridden if I buy one..
(Sep 29, 2017 at 8:50)
Does anyone worry that these monthly reminders that Freeride is still 'alive' might actually kill it?
(Sep 28, 2017 at 5:10)
Fast, fun, freestyle, fuck!
(Sep 29, 2017 at 5:18)
0:49 is a suntour fork that transforms into a BOS fork !
(Oct 1, 2017 at 10:40)
He's got a great mechanic.
(Sep 29, 2017 at 12:15)
So sick! Now where's the freeriding? I only saw berms and jumps on manicured dirt...
(Sep 28, 2017 at 12:54)
Do all bikes wobble that much in slow motion? That thing vibrates like a javelin when it takes off.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 6:00)
Freeride today seems like a smaller and faster version of what it was. We got the same bikes just 10 lbs lighter now
(Sep 28, 2017 at 4:03)
What I don't understand why he is never invited to rampage
(Sep 28, 2017 at 5:08)
M8 he's going this year!
(Sep 28, 2017 at 5:24)
(Sep 28, 2017 at 9:41)
Vinny, Gaetan, and myself dug Nico's rampage line! Stoked to hear you're in Vinny!!!
(Sep 28, 2017 at 10:18)
: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Finally. Absolutely my favorite rider to watch.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 14:53)
: could we stop talking about that please. Not really proud of it :-) :-) :-) Vinny is probably happy I'm not helping him. Gives him a chance to reach the bottom
(Sep 28, 2017 at 19:20)
: you were an absolute beast! Hanging off that rope for dayyyyyys! Great work lately. Very much enjoying your videos. Cheers!
(Sep 28, 2017 at 7:19)
Tricks other than whips?! WUT?!?!
(Sep 28, 2017 at 1:39)
That was rad
(Sep 30, 2017 at 3:07)
Good riding, good editing
(Sep 28, 2017 at 7:49)
Great video. Better then D1 is dead. Way more worth my time. Ha
(Sep 28, 2017 at 22:00)
sick jersey, sick goggles. Stoke
(Sep 28, 2017 at 1:53)
God damn, good editing.
(Sep 28, 2017 at 2:20)
(Sep 29, 2017 at 14:35)
(Sep 28, 2017 at 2:54)
(Sep 28, 2017 at 22:47)
Do you even skid, bro?
(Sep 28, 2017 at 8:43)
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