Kyle Norbraten: Keep it Simple - Video

Nov 9, 2016
by Chromag Bikes  
Views: 73,301    Faves: 1,238    Comments: 27

With a relationship dating back to August of 2004, Kyle Norbraten is Chromag’s first and longest running sponsored rider. Before that, the Chromag contingent was just a bunch of friends who hung out and rode bikes. Some of the guys were coaches at the Whistler bike camps and word started getting around about a talented 16-year-old from Prince George that was outpacing the coaches by the end of the season.

Twelve years later and Kyle Norbraten is an accomplished world-class rider who has proven himself through many video parts and as one of the best big mountain riders year after year at Red Bull Rampage. Kyle continues to progress as a rider and for this video he wanted to get back to his favorite trails on the Sunshine Coast where the trails are fresh and life is simple.

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Video and Images: Chris Clark

MENTIONS: @Chromagbikes


  • 385 73
 I can't believe Donald Trump won.... #Americagotrobbed
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flag ibishreddin (Nov 9, 2016 at 0:42) (Below Threshold)
 A tremendously uge victory.
  • 142 7
 Macaskill edit on the wall soon .. the Great Wall of the US haha
  • 6 5
 That is a good oneSmile )))))
  • 35 51
flag gonecoastal (Nov 9, 2016 at 2:52) (Below Threshold)
 Came here to say "Hillary got robbed" Frown
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  • 62 13
 I don't hear him complaining now that the elections are a fraud...
  • 7 20
flag Ryan-L (Nov 9, 2016 at 4:10) (Below Threshold)
 @ibishreddin: boi, bruh, fam, why you gotta suck so much. "we neeed to bild a wall" (trump spelling) do you know how much a "uge beautiful wall that just got 10 feet taller" would cost?
  • 105 27
 We got robbed by Hillary Clinton. She wasn't for American people, and she didn't care much about young people with college debt. She also cheated Bernie Sanders out of the Democratic nomination. All she had to do was choose Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders as her vice presidential candidate, and she would have won.
  • 91 11
 @abzillah: the democrats could have won by not screwing over Bernie in the first place
  • 109 7
 Trump's first order is to ban plus sized bikes and lefty forks.
  • 51 15
 USA is not Clinton or Trump. USA is the big corporations, they are the ones that they command; politicians are only their tools.
  • 20 22
 @gonecoastal: Hillary is a psychopath... maybe both.
  • 11 64
flag ibishreddin (Nov 9, 2016 at 7:24) (Below Threshold)
 @Ryan-L: Do you know how many jobs it will create? Every year, Mexicans working in the U.S. send at least $20 billion back to Mexico in the form of remittances, placing a huge drain on the us economy. Trump could impound this remittance. But I'd be more concerned about the massive flow of SJWs to Canada if I were you.
  • 128 4
 Cant we all just chill about elections and watch some bike videos? Is that too much to ask? This is a bike website not a political news station.
  • 6 11
flag ksg1 (Nov 9, 2016 at 7:47) (Below Threshold)
 @T10irons: and 29ers
  • 25 29
flag kubaner (Nov 9, 2016 at 9:27) (Below Threshold)
 America has been getting robbed for years. Huge amounts of government waste. Illegals working for cash. Illegals collecting welfare. Lazy Americans collecting welfare. No incentives to manufacture domestically. The list goes on and on. Hopefully you'll have some new neighbors soon TOBi1. Your 19 year old ass doesn't know shit about what it is to work in America, providing for a family, while your government fights to give away your earnings.
  • 53 2
 @ksg1: pick a candidate and be a dick about it Wink
  • 7 8
 best comment on pinkbike today
  • 15 8
 @ibishreddin: You're f*cking 17, shut the f*ck up you don't know anything about anything, yet. 20 billion is NOTHING in the scale of the federal budget.
  • 21 21
 @gonecoastal: Hillary got what she deserved
She a liar
  • 25 8
 @ibishreddin: Because of our lousy economy, Mexicans have been fleeing the US faster than we can deport them. Those jobs their taking, are low wage, hard work positions, which lazy Americans don't want to take. Go troll on fox news if you want to spit trash.
  • 4 2
 @Beez177: So true...
  • 2 1
 @kubaner: Yep!
  • 2 0
 @abzillah: @abzillah: thought Bernie was a pot smokin,sandal wearing,free love making hippy back in the day?
  • 6 1
 @Earthmotherfu: He admittedly smoked pot and didn't like it. He's been involved in politics since his college years. Definitely not a "hippy" but a genuine, honest man who's fighting for everybody.
  • 2 1
 @sfrucian: seem to remember another politician having a draw but not "taking it back",another one just rolling it around their mouth and not inhaling,oh yes and another one "just pretending" to smoke it...really..
I've just got in from the pub after an evening jamming with jimmy page and Dave where did I put my bong..
  • 4 3
 Yeah we did! Someone find me a hot Canadian wife!
  • 1 0
 @treekilla: I agree. Quite a heated time for America.
  • 2 1
 @kubaner: how the hell do illegals collect welfare? I'm not suggesting they don't, I'm genuinely curious.
  • 2 0
 @ibishreddin: I'm tired of having this notification pop up on my dashboard so lets all just chill. listen to @treekilla !
  • 3 0
 We all agree that mountain biking is the best thing on this planet. Nothing else matters when you are on the mountain.
  • 5 3
 Bummer to see a political comment on PB.
  • 5 3
 "Man I'm so relieved that we'll finally have a president with no previous military or political experience whatsoever!"-said no one
  • 2 1
 @Earthmotherfu: lol true, but I trust what Sanders would have to say about pot. Most truthful politician in the senate at the moment.
  • 2 2
 The Vocal Minority strike the internet again. If they don't get what they want then throw tantrums like a 3 year old.
  • 1 0
 @wda1wustl: I must admit,it does make you wonder....
  • 3 0
 @wda1wustl: only half the country voted so....
  • 1 0
 @Earthmotherfu: definitely. one side was stoked (trump) and the other wanted to quench that stoke.
  • 5 1
 With only a 46% in voter turnout, the lowest voter turnout in US history, and citizens not wanting anymore blood of innocents on our hands, I can see why people voted for Trump.

Hillary is also a puppet of some rich and influential globalist. Americans are tired of globalist destroying the US from within, with things like NAFTA and TPP, and deregulation of EPA standards via bureaucracy .

Then, if you ever got a chance to understand who Sidney Blumethal is, you wouldn't vote for Hillary without feeling like a giant hypocrite douche!
  • 79 2
 Jesus christ.. #norbydroppedabanger
  • 68 25
 this just about takes the edge off of this morning's news for sure #f*cktrump
  • 58 4
 and you brits thought you guys could mess up the world economy with your cute brexit stunt. we hired a former reality show host to run our country...
  • 6 23
flag torero (Nov 9, 2016 at 6:33) (Below Threshold)
 The problem of the economy can not be solved. Capitalism is stagnant, overproductive, rotten. That is why he is looking for a third world war.
  • 43 0
 Didn't see this 360 coming!
  • 11 0
 nor the backflip !!!
  • 8 0
 And it's a video, called "Keep it simple"...
  • 5 1
 @mentalhead: Would've been more appropriate to have called it "Keep it Mental". Incredibly skilled dude.
  • 2 0
 The STEEZE is strong in this one!!
  • 40 14
 Bernie got robbed...
  • 11 20
flag ibishreddin (Nov 9, 2016 at 7:26) (Below Threshold)
 I know right! I would have loved a socialist america
  • 11 19
flag theminsta (Nov 9, 2016 at 12:15) (Below Threshold)
 Socialist: "I make bad choices and want everyone else to pay for it"
Any rational human being: "f*ck off"
  • 1 0
 Dear Mtn bikers. Just stay high and ride your stupid bikes. STFU.
  • 23 0
 Soooooo I wanted a Spesh Enduro and after that I no longer feel worthy... Hello Rockhopper!
  • 14 0
 I might have missed it but was their ever an explanation as to why he left the coastal crew and the park? Seems like a bikers dream come true
  • 1 0
 Revolt. Build. Rise.
  • 1 0
 Not that I ever heard of dude, was interested to find out what happened too
  • 5 0
 Yea i keep waiting to hear some news/explaination about that as well
  • 3 1
 Straight from the Coastal Crew website, 4th October 2015:

"The Coastal Crew has always been fuelled by like-minded individuals, motivated by the same goals and in search of the next cool thing to share with the world of MTB. After years of creating trails, web videos, feature films and now the Coast Gravity Park our relationships have gone through a lot of change.

We are disappointed to announce Kyle Norbraten made a choice to no longer be a part of The Coastal Crew or Coast Gravity Park. Kyle’s direction has shifted from that of the CC & CGP ultimately leading to a situation that doesn’t allow us to work together in a healthy manner. We wish Norbz all the best in all his future endeavours."
  • 5 0
 @NickyVanLier: cheers mate, I have read that but to be honest that doesn't really tell you anything. Obviously it's all they want to say on the matter.

But I'm still curious
  • 12 3
  • 26 2
 Too late.
  • 7 2
 He s canadian
  • 5 3
 @RedBurn: Trump is German/Scottish... Didn't stop him.
  • 3 0
 @Nahguavkire: I heard from a friend of a truly reliable source he was born in a backalley of Dundee... which ofcourse makes him not eligible.
  • 3 0
 @CalleBCN: Knowing Dundee in pretty good detail I find this entirely believable.
  • 3 0
 @Nahguavkire: heritage and country of birth are just a smidgen different. Good effort though....
  • 2 0
 @VwHarman: Pinkbike needs to give us some sort of sarcasm/ irony filters to clarify situations like this Blank Stare
  • 2 0
 @Nahguavkire: Or I should wait until I have my first espresso before I comment on Pinkbike! My bad!
  • 2 0
 @VwHarman: Hahaha, no sweat dude, we can chalk it down to difference in time zone and the shock of yesterdays events lol.
  • 7 0
 At 1:28, I thought he was coming up brutally short of the lander. Didn't realize it was a double drop.
  • 7 0
 Some of those landings looked like lovely soft pillows
  • 6 0
 Norbs finally releases the sickest edit ever after a year of waiting
  • 6 1
 #volcano #McGarry
  • 3 0
 NORBS! it's been too long since he's been in the spotlight. sick edit. more please!
  • 4 0
 Smoooooth 360
  • 3 0
 Simple for Norbraten; impossible for most!
  • 1 0
 What model of oakley goggles is he using? Proven or
Airbrake? Or none of theese? Love those goggles! Sweet ride and cool edit by the way!
  • 1 2
 Airbrake. Garbo B&B had that colour way on the wall two seasons ago. I would've purchased had it not have been for so many people likely putting the goggles on their face. Frown
  • 3 1
 Kyle is different from a few years.... he is getting way better!!!! Cool!!!
  • 5 0
 He's been killing it since day one
  • 3 0
 @lsmillie: Yeah, I agree. But he looks more sick nowadays with casual backflips and so. Progression.
  • 1 0
 Amazing. Style and skill to spare. I always like to throw 3's and dackflips when I'm keeping it simple too. Lol. Didn't see that coming whith the title.
  • 2 0
 Killing it out there!!! tup
  • 2 0
 Sick vid! 360's and backflips hardly qualify as keeping it simple!
  • 2 0
 some say 360's and backflips arn't tricks at all, just a form of rotating sensation. Every 360 you land adds time to your life...did you know that? Life is one big circle, and these 2 "sensations" are life's pause button.
  • 2 1
 Everyone back home is proud of you Kyle! We knew you were going to accomplish great things once you made the move south!
  • 2 0
 I'm assuming there are cromag parts on that specialized????
  • 2 0
 Wicked shredding as always Norbs!!!
  • 1 0
 Norbs, your vids have always been sick! Wicked edit! Smooth, Fast, and looks fun as hell! More vids pls!
  • 2 0
 Steez. That is all
  • 1 0
 I wonder what part of Canadia Rosy's moving to?
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know the song??
  • 1 0
 royal deluxe born for this - according to google.
  • 1 0
 That's not a song. It is lacking words. The sound went well the video though.
  • 2 1
 What trails was this filmed on or is that a 'secret'?
  • 1 0
 awesome but sad that he left the coastal crew
  • 1 0
 How can he look so smooth?
  • 1 0
 Those ferns got robbed...of a peaceful tire free existence
  • 1 0
 Yeah Norbs rad vid. Thanks for this
  • 1 0
 Haters will say that massive 3 was fake
  • 1 0
 Yea Norbs!!! I've always been a fan of his riding!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Sweet Video; but not a damn thing simple about it.
  • 1 0
 Music from "Kelly vs The Volcano A Memorial film"((
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 Fuck yeah ...
  • 1 0
 Sick video and riding!!
  • 1 0
 Norbs keepin it lit
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 that was rad
  • 1 0
  • 2 2
 Sponsored by chromag - but rides specialized ! Humm why is that
  • 1 0
 Such a nasty film
  • 1 0
 Thanks dad
  • 1 0
 sick vid. thanks
  • 1 0
 Norbs for President!
  • 1 1
 Enduro 29er??
  • 1 0
 Was wondering the same thing, in a few shots I definitely thought Enduro 29. Regardless, excellent video.
  • 1 3
 Is that an Enduro 29er? Jeffsy just took a hard hit in the battle of aggressive able
to flip and 360 29ers!
  • 2 4
 The video is not so good than with Coastal Crew. Magic has dissapear.
  • 2 3
 Long live America
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