Joel Anderson, The Pinner - Video

May 17, 2017
by Tom Caldwell  
Views: 42,216    Faves: 735    Comments: 30


Joel Anderson has become a name you'll have seen being flung around the internet, in many a video, usually riding the FEST series jumps with the big dogs. A hugely understated and quiet chap, but his riding does the talking. We set out to try and rip BTR's new Pinner bike a new one on the sickest cutty turns and sketchiest gaps the South West has to offer. Utilizing this strange and quite lengthy dry spell here in the UK, Exmoors trails were rock hard and a perfect testing ground to pinball the Pinner down some of the best tracks around. #SteelIsReal.


Images for The Pinner presented by BTR Fabrications. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
Hauling through the springtime bluebells, full commitment.

bigquotesA few years ago I saw an edit called "F you, get Pumped" and it blew my mind. The riding was insane, and the filming/editing did it proud. I personally have no time for these arty farty bike films. I want to see a gnarly rider tearing his bike and the track apart, and TommyC captured Joel Anderson doing just that perfectly. So when it came to choosing a rider and a videographer to produce a video for our new suspension frame, there really was only one choice. I went along while the pair got to work. My plan was to capture some phone footage for the social medias, but secretly I wanted to see the bike we built with our bare hands getting a thrashing. It was so good to see the bike getting ridden as it was intended, and Joel loved it too! He even said at the end of filming "I get to keep this now, yeah?". That really was the icing on the cake for me.Burf the Welder

Images for The Pinner presented by BTR Fabrications. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
Joel Anderson and the steed itself. 130mm of hand-built British mud, sweat, and gears. Ready to take on, well pretty much anything.

Images for The Pinner presented by BTR Fabrications. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
The left hander after this jump is one in which you need to hold on for dear life. You'll see the one in the video!

Images for The Pinner presented by BTR Fabrications. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
Finishing the day slapping some fresh, dry dirt. Job done.

Video/Photo/Words: Caldwell Visuals
www.btr-fabrications.com/pinner


MENTIONS: @caldwellvisuals



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103 Comments

  • + 132
 F*ck, that was a good edit!
  • + 46
 Awesome edit. Bike looks like an extension ladder.
  • + 18
 First good looking steel frame I have seen in a while!
  • + 16
 that's how you take an ugly bike and make everyone want it now!!!

SICK !!!

ps: 130??? really??
  • + 14
 @PullMyBrakeLever:
I'd ride an extension ladder if it rode this well !
  • + 9
 @Waldon83: If it made me ride like Joel Anderson I'd grab one now! Check out the bike on the BTR Fabrications website. The welds and finish are beautiful. Prettiest ladder I've ever seen!
  • + 6
 That flat bar though
  • + 11
 @panchocampbell: 130.42mm, if we're being picky... Wink
  • + 2
 @panchocampbell: Travel Geometry Skill
  • + 7
 @PullMyBrakeLever: Well I'm pretty sure Joel would still be faster than me even if he was riding an extension ladder
  • + 2
 I wish I was the love child of Joel Anderson and Fabio Wibmer.
  • + 1
 Sick edit!

First song is Sepultura?
  • + 1
 Sick edit!

First song is Sepultura?
  • + 2
 @BTRfabrications: thanks for the info!!! talk about quality travel vs ammount of senseless travel!!!
  • + 4
 @excavator666: Cheers! It's Metalone by Dogpiss.
  • + 1
 @caldwellvisuals: Nice one! Suits the balls of it!!
  • + 118
 He's totally over rotated that backfli- ...Oh.
  • + 1
 So true!
  • + 44
 Joel Anderson just shredded BTR to my top list of high end bike manufacturers. That natural lip backflip to manual was insane as was that 270
  • + 16
 Also huge props to Tom Caldwell for putting the edit together
  • + 6
 Basically everything after that was so insane. His drifting skills are on point.
  • + 5
 Cheers @ryanandrewrogers appreciate it! Joel's a wild man eh!
  • + 44
 Dear BTR, please take my money.
  • + 22
 I m their reprensentant, here's the company's bank account number: BE38 9456 3245
  • + 14
 @RedBurn: Sorry, not Nigerian. FAKE!!!
  • + 19
 Can this guy please represent all of mountain biking to aliens if they arrive? 130mm is all you need brothers and sisters. Steel has the force.
  • + 13
 I rode the self same bike on loan from BTR, a few days after Joel had done his best to destroy it. Apart from the dented rims and worn bar ends, it looked terrific imho and rode great, smooth and fast. With its long slack 853 frame it handles just like the vid suggests. Loves to get airborne and pedals as well as a Santa Cruz 5010. I bonded with its willing steely nature and may just have to place an order. Decision time approaches.
  • + 10
 Trail violence. Sick edit and bike. Would love to ride that thing and those trails.
  • - 4
flag Fattylocks (May 17, 2017 at 10:42) (Below Threshold)
 Hope it is private property.
  • + 10
 Hell yeah Joel! That was awesome
  • + 4
 It was, wasn't it!
  • + 10
 Please hook him up with some nice breathable elbow/forearm pads - that graze makes me feel guilty! Wink
  • + 8
 AMAZING EDIT! Favorited this shit before I even pressed play hahaha. Huge congrats to everyone involved in this!
  • + 4
 I read Joel Anderson, I press Fav! No questions asked. Sick shit once again!
  • + 4
 Thanks dudes! Appreciate the support!
  • + 7
 Last time I heard that first song was the intro to Forum's Technical Difficulties snowboard video in 98/99! Great job bringing that song back
  • + 1
 Hell of a tune isn't it! Can't beat the old material. Cheers!
  • + 4
 Awesome video, wicked riding and really well shot. Also I can't wait to take that bike for a test ride, the way it rides for a small travel bike just looks out of this world, admittedly though Joel is an absolute pinner. Steel frames are just so beautiful, want want want!
  • + 7
 Wow, that was fucking awesome! Think I'll have to order another BTR soon...
  • + 6
 ROB WARNER IN RAW (Pinkbike wont share this) www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW_gAPlBoFU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 6
 This video made me love BTR even more, picture of Joel and the Pinner is now my desktop background
  • + 7
 FN balls, I want to have that much fun on a bike
  • + 4
 Frame look and general huck and smash reminded me of Jim Davage on the old Marin DH Smile

Seriously impressive video all around!
  • + 2
 Savage on the Curtis DH bike, those were the days!!!
  • + 1
 @cunning-linguist: Yep, the Curtis ThumperX was very similar in look. Haven't thought about those types of bikes for years but the BTR looks just right IMO. Good memory on the Curtis!
  • + 3
 @BeardlessMarinRider: The thing I remember most about the Thumpercross was the crazy high BB
  • + 1
 @almostwise: Thing I remember most was the period I was reading MBUK and they were total Curtis fanbois Smile But yes, high BB's were all the rage at one point and the TumperX didn't hold back!
  • + 4
 Fuck yeah, total mean as edit! Rad tune as well! That bike seriously looks like it would conquer any WC DH course and not break a sweat whilst doing so.
  • + 3
 That is an awesome video. Love the bike too. I'm not usually one to complain about price but £2800 is over $5000CAD for just the frame. That is kind of incredible.
  • + 4
 Great vid. Nice to see one without life style shots, panning scenery etc.. just riding, done well.
  • + 5
 The nose bonk just after his 270 was also great!
  • + 3
 Good for you BMR giving the people what they want! The big companies with their 12,000 carbon superbikes haven't made an edit this sick in ages.
  • + 4
 nice. glad to see they didn't ruin the riding with slo-motion sh*t.
  • + 3
 Whats that extra weld on the seat tube for?
Sick bike, riding and fab skills!!
  • + 1
 It joins the top section (which has the correct inside diameter for the seat post) to the bottom section which is stronger than a standard seat tube, but not so thick as it would need to be to do the whole thing from one piece. Cheers!
  • + 1
 @BTRfabrications: I want one, But I get to weld it! Love the frame, looks like fun!!
  • + 4
 He's got the skills to slay the hills.
  • + 5
 yeeeaaooow!
  • + 2
 nice edit caldwell visuals sick riding joel, and sweet bike btr, but at least give some respect to triscombe dh trails on the quantox hills, it wasn't just exmoor.
  • + 1
 ...wasn't just Triscombe on the Quantocks either...! Shhh! Wink
  • + 4
 Great video!! BTR nice
Smile
  • + 3
 You missed a bit of mulch over there...oh, no you nailed it. Never freaking mind!!!
  • + 4
 Steel renaissance? Hell yes!
  • + 4
 BEAST
  • + 3
 Wow - just over the limits - cool youthful commitment
  • + 1
 Yes! PB needs more @caldwellvisuals /Joel Anderson colabs! This one was all-time for me: www.pinkbike.com/video/425046 Keep it up lads!
  • + 3
 Cheers dude! There will be a few more on the way soon.. we're scheming to try and beat Get Pumped somehow!
  • + 3
 fuck yes! the back to manual was epic.
  • + 3
 Proper edit; All speed, all pin, no artsy fartsy.
  • + 3
 VOY was going to have a chill lunch, going riding now.
  • + 3
 sick edit, radical bike, great riding, thumbs up guys
  • + 3
 Never seen so many crashes in a promo video. Still epic though!
  • + 3
 if you don't crash now and then your not pushing hard enough!!
  • + 2
 Good edit just wish I could have seen him make some corners on singletrack for about 24 minutes
  • + 3
 gotta say, that bike looks fun as f
  • + 1
 Super sick. If I had a spare $5k (CAN) I would definitely order one in 26" for the old skool-new skool flavour
  • + 3
 That's a sick ride!
  • + 1
 I knew I'd seen that bike on pinkbike recently--looks far too slack for my liking but otherwise looks like a sweet machine
  • + 2
 Mmmmmm... BTR! Thought it was the Ranger at first!
  • + 3
 That's a good stuf
  • + 3
 Amazing skill !
  • + 2
 1:10 was the sickest part of the whole thing!
  • + 2
 Whats that shirt he's wearing?
  • + 2
 Looseriders bad trip jersey
  • + 1
 Gee! You think he rides BMX to? See a lot of it in his riding. Especially the Trey Jones slider!
  • + 2
 Good work! Such loose shredding! !!
  • + 2
 Super cool edit and some cool music. Fits perfectly !
  • + 2
 Caldwell Visuals! Class by its own.
  • + 1
 Thanks brother!
  • + 1
 Backflip to manual = BOSS
  • + 2
 That bike tho handmade?
  • + 2
 Sure is; by two blokes in a workshop in Frome, UK. Smile
  • + 1
 rider height and bike size ridden?
  • + 2
 That's a large...not sure exactly how tall Joel is...
  • + 1
 Absolutely fucked!
  • + 1
 OMG,SO COOL
  • + 1
 Boooja !!
  • + 1
 Sick edit!
  • - 1
 Looks like a... enduro?
  • + 2
 Looks like a ladder to me.
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