Maxime Peythieu is a French mountain bike rider from the Team MIA Santa Cruz. He's very polyvalent, riding dirtjumps, racing enduro and freeriding. We've wanted to make a video project for a long time and we finally did it. We wanted to shoot only freeride sections throughout the French Alps, around Serre Chevalier, like the steep rock garden of Col de l'Izoard or his home trail, Serlin, near Grenoble with many jumps into the forest. Max also invited his mate Aurélien Demailly to join him on the Serre Chevalier bike park to share a beautifull summer session!
freeride to biking should be as off-piste is to ski/snowboarding, and the only time these guys spend off groomed trails is flying straight down a scree slope?
no discredit to the guys riding, they are far better on a bike than i am, just a shame to see freeride turning into bikepark riding. i guess it makes it all the more refreshing to see guys like KC Dean getting back to the spirit of freeride in films like this www.pinkbike.com/news/mtb-heroes-season-2-trailer-premiere-2015.html
But not really freeride.... except if you can do freeride on a track