Jake Innes Rides Whistler 80s Style - Video

Dec 6, 2017
by Kaz Yamamura  
Views: 12,279    Faves: 117    Comments: 4

In his first ever season of downhill racing, Jake Innes managed to end the year 2nd overall in the Elite Men's category of the BC Cup downhill series. Perhaps it was moving to Whistler for four months while living in a motorhome, or maybe he's just naturally fast as hell. I caught up with him to create this home video just before the Whistler Bike Park closed for the season - the same week he was confirmed to be riding for Dunbar Cycles this upcoming season.

Jake Innes

Filmed // Edited // Music by Kaz Yamamura
Bicycle handling by @JAKE-INNES

MENTIONS: @kazyamamura / @WhistlerMountainBikePark




36 Comments

  • + 137
 "Guy rides Whistler in sick modern style on modern bicycle in modern clothing captured with modern video equipment and played to song that could be from the 80's"
  • + 8
 savage
  • + 61
 1987? Are we talking 30 lb rigid bikes with bar ends? No wait, we are talking about 30 lb DH bikes with 80s music.
  • + 8
 Can no one appreciate solid riding anymore?
  • + 16
 @trevor-attridge: Its more that there's really nothing to do with the 80s in this clip... I was expecting a slipstream skin tight racing suit, ugly old bell helmet and some cantilever brakes at the very least.
  • + 7
 is this available on beta?
  • + 36
 Dang was really hoping for a Gary fisher full rigid with 1.5” tires and toe cage clips.
  • + 33
 I started skiing Whistler in '81, and dirt biking up there in the summer occasionally, I can formally declare by the sight of mine own eyes, that those jumps were not there, FAKE NEWS!
  • + 14
 BTW kids, this is what the pro's were riding in 1987. #knowyourroots

theproscloset.com/museum/mtb/1987-wtb-team-trek
  • + 3
 Wheres all the squishy bits hahahaha.
  • + 1
 Salsa Scoboni?! I don't care what it is....sign me up! haha
  • + 5
 Looks like a session!
  • + 1
 U-brakes front and rear! Awesome.
  • + 1
 Hahahaha we have come a long way since then.
  • + 1
 That video is gold! I've never seen such hilarious riding before LOL
  • + 6
 Was hoping Kaz had recreated this:

www.pinkbike.com/video/230889
  • + 1
 Yes!
  • + 5
 Rad video, but I lived through the 80s, and the soundtrack should be from the Hardcore '81 album by BC's own D.O.A.
  • + 5
 Wish bikes like that were around in '87!
  • + 1
 This is spot on. Even modern MTB mostly looks like a throwback... with mtb clothing looking like mid-2000s snowboarding gear, and tricks from early 2000s bmx. lol
  • + 3
 Pfffttt......VHS? Don't they know Beta is the future!
  • + 3
 rider born in 87 '
  • + 2
 Doubtful.....I bet more like 97'
  • + 1
 I need more nose manuals!
  • + 1
 did anyone see the super nose heavy jump at 0:57? looks scary Big Grin
  • + 1
 87 was a good year in the park
  • + 1
 great music and great to see more natural trails in this edit! loved it
  • + 1
 Stranger Things starting mtb trends....
  • + 1
 what trail is the slick rock at 1:14??
  • + 1
 CaptainSafety
  • + 2
 I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!
  • + 1
 No star wipes and no saxophone = No 80's!
  • + 1
 Synthwave sucks.
  • + 0
 Fast!

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