Kyle and PEF understand that the secret of a good road trip depends on the buddies you chose to embark on the trip with and to ride with. A new cast was made up of Kyle Strait, Pierre-Edouard Ferry, videographer, Leon Perrin and photographer, JB Liautard. The choice of spots was easy. The EVO Bike Park and ‘Black Earth’ were obvious.

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Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

The ‘Black Earth’ landscape is a theatre of play, now almost part of mountain bike history, and it was time for Kyle to discover the Maritimes Alps with a very Southern French feel. Alongside this was the discovery of EVO Bike Park and meeting local riders resulted in story swapping and finding a hunting and fishing shop in Digne with a private clay pigeon shoot. Kyle loves shotguns, even if the recoil did cause some bruising…

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

The highlight of this trip was undoubtedly the sunrise at ‘Black Earth,’ it’s a legendary place. It was here where these two friends showed why they are and will remain examples of style and fluidity.

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

To complete the week, PEF invited the whole team for a good stopover in Lyon. Kyle discovered the gastronomy of a traditional Lyon sausage dish, ‘d’andouillettes’ and other pork dishes, all washed down with fine Côtes du Rhone wines. All just a few hours before taking the plane back...

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France
Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France

Kyle and PEF Shred the South of France


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  • + 53
 Kyle is so damn American. Vans and flats and hooks and guns and blondes. Rad. Carry on!
  • + 7
 Just add cheese
  • + 3
 @properp: The cheddar cheese is in Trump's hair.
  • + 7
 @abzillah: cheddar is better
  • + 3
 That moustache is cheese. I thought Kyle could do no wrong, but that things gotta go man.
  • + 3
 He's also gotta keep the gun swinging and lead the bird as he pulls the trigger.
  • - 1
 Yeah his bike is not very American. Not a big deal, I respect Commencal and French riders rip! It is just ironic to see someone who pushed the Captain America, No sleeved Mullet Man, flag waving roughneck... riding for a French bike maker. Kudos to Commencal for probably making the most attractive offer and keeping Kyle as relevant as possible. It would just be more fun (for me) to see him rocking some American Metal!
  • + 2
 @norcal77: don't forget, France gave us the statue of liberty...the two countries have deep ties.
Montesquieu was huge for USA representative republic for ex.
  • + 1
 @jrocksdh: I love France and the French women even more. I spent a month in France when I was 24 and single. It was just fun seeing the over the top USA American Flag waving from Kyle.
  • + 1
 @norcal77: No such thing as American Metal, everything is made in Taiwan my friend. Foes is the only homegrown company I can think of still building frames in SoCal.
  • + 1
 @ryboy713: your are right, not a lot of frame choices made in the states. I was mostly just referring to him riding for an american owned company.
  • + 7
 that video sent shivers down my spine - first, the riding, second,that creepy mustache as he drank a tiny clear-beer. brrr freaky...
  • + 7
 Yeaaaah that old Dead Meadow song sounds so good! Very nice editing to match with it.
  • + 5
 Its about time somebody used a Dead Meadow song, sad to see it didn't get any credit though.
  • + 6
 Commencal is the coolest bike company
  • + 7
 bon choix de bière !
  • + 6
 ahah le combo commentaire/pseudo :-)
  • + 6
 This yellow V3 looks good!
  • + 4
 please insert generic european antimurican comment about the shotgun below:
  • + 19
 Dey terk er jerbs!!!
  • + 3
 @AllMountainNEXT: They tooker juuuuubbssss!!!
  • + 3
 @abzillah: Day tukajaaa!!!
  • + 3
 Don't know, some of the best over/unders and rifles come from Europe.
  • + 1
 I thought the bruising comment was hilarious, autoloaders shoot like cadillacs, nvm, he has an over-under in the video
  • + 2
 I'm sitting here 2 weeks out from separating my collar bone and thinking " fack I wish I could ride!'. Anybody know the name of that song?
  • + 2
 Hang on dude.
Pinkbike will get u fixed in no time ;-)
  • + 3
 this week on pinkbike: commencals get airborne

all we are missing is a remi metailler edit
  • + 4
 Two guys whose riding really compliments each other. Awesome vid
  • + 3
 Anyone know what the ending song was?
  • + 1
 good seeing the v3 still has a place in the lineup.....is this the supreme fr with a triple clamp? eg 180mm rear travel and 64 degree headtube.
  • + 3
 vibes like a road movie ... great trails and steeze from lyle and pef
  • + 3
 nice! like a small movie.
  • + 3
 What's the music?
  • + 5
 Horrible
  • + 7
 The song is by Dead Meadow and they are most def not horrible.
  • + 1
 Dead Meadow, I think the song is sleepy silver door off of their self titled debut album. The whole song is a lot longer, this is an edited down version, they did a good job of keeping the song sounding the same while editing it down. I think they redid that particular song on later albums too, so it may be one of those versions as well.
  • + 2
 @matjtom90:
The solo is absolutely killer in the full song.
Dead meadow are Rad
  • + 1
 Serious question, why the v3 over the v4?

I assume I know the answer, plow vs play, but Id love to hear from Kyle or PEF
  • + 1
 now we have people talking in slow-mo !!! loved the blurred footage after the Leffe..
  • + 1
 That black bike looks slick...
  • + 1
 I'm hoping it's an alternative color way for the V3 park?
got my eye on that frame an I hate yellow
  • + 1
 That graphic Strait has better be available soon Smile
  • + 1
 How do you say nice mustachio in French?
  • + 2
 That mustache bro!
  • + 5
 i mean this in the nicest way possible, his 'stache make him look like john candy in planes trains and automobiles...
  • + 1
 "Black Earth" ahahah what a nice translation!
  • + 1
 something else ‘d’andouillettes’ is "andouillettes" and is a typical dish from Troyes, not Lyon.
Who's with me for a Ride and Eat (and Drink!) road trip? :-D
  • + 3
 @fracasnoxteam: Hell yeah. We'd call that the "Go Rad & Get Fat" tour.
  • + 0
 Stoked on this! Guns, beer, good vibes and Dead Meadow is solid.
  • + 1
 Dead meadow! Hell yes
  • - 3
 had to mute it, wtf was that noise?
  • - 1
 Ameno - Sandstorm
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