Must Watch: Fabio Wibmer Raises the Bar for Street Trials

Sep 17, 2019
by rasoulution  

Fabio Wibmer follows his own laws. In Fabiolous Escape 2, the Austrian mountain and trials bike star already proved that he is the one to define his limits. In Wibmer’s Law, the East Tirolean rider now appears to be immune to the hustle and the chaos of living in a big city. As soon as Fabio gets on his bike, he enters his very own world:

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Linz Austria on October 2 2018 Philip Platzer Red Bull Content Pool AP-21KD4A4VN1W11 Usage for editorial use only

Fabio Wibmer poses for a portrait during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Graz Austria on September 28 2018 Philip Platzer Red Bull Content Pool AP-21KD4AD5D1W11 Usage for editorial use only
Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Graz Austria on September 28 2018 Philip Platzer Red Bull Content Pool AP-21KD4A8HD1W11 Usage for editorial use only

Life in the big city has its pros and cons – whoever has been in one knows the phenomenon all too well: a work life hastened to the maximum and a society in which everyone lacks the necessary time of his own. Fabio Wibmer has a different point of view! Turning Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna and Linz into his personal playground is not the easiest, but the 24-year-old rider overcomes ordinary and risky situations with his usual coolness. He escapes a looming accident by bunny hopping over a car door and slickly dives below a suddenly appearing sofa. Even a dropping piano is no match for the trials bike pro. Fabio takes plenty of shortcuts over the city roofs and no gap – however great it may be – can stop him. With handlebar rides, a frontflip through a construction site, some mighty drops and a double backflip on a step-down Fabio finds his way through the maze of streets. This way leads the East Tirolean further and further out of the city until his inner calmness becomes one with the more quiet and harmonic landscape. Using his trials bike, Fabio makes it out of the city to enjoy the sunset in nature, far away from the nervous big city life.

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Vienna Austria on September 25 2018 Philip Platzer Red Bull Content Pool AP-21KD4A8R91W11 Usage for editorial use only

“I realized that the world keeps spinning faster and especially in big cities the life of society has become a real hectic and stressful one. That’s how it is for me as well. When I get on my bike though, I am able to escape this chaos for a while. I am able to take a breath and calm down. That’s the message I want to spread. Hopefully the audience feels the same way.”

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Linz Austria on October 8 2018 Philip Platzer Red Bull Content Pool AP-21KD4AEHH1W11 Usage for editorial use only

Regarding the production of the clip Fabio explains: “The shooting of Wibmer’s Law definitely was the most challenging production I have done so far. Some of the takes took us countless attempts, some of them even several hundreds. In the final edit, of course, you don’t see any of these struggles.”

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Graz Austria on September 28 2018 Philip Platzer Red Bull Content Pool AP-21KD4AHW91W11 Usage for editorial use only

Maybe not in the final edit, but definitely check out the almost 48 minutes long “Behind the Scenes” video, that is exclusively available on Red Bull TV, to see just how much work goes into producing a video of this caliber.

All in all, the production of Wibmer’s Law took just over a year. The crew will most likely remember the most nerve-racking sequences: the back-wheel hops on the bicycle stands and the businessman scene right at the beginning of the clip, which took over 300 to 500 attempts. The video was shot using lightweight equipment. The main camera was a GH5S on a Glidecam, supported by two A7IIIs, several GoPros, a drone and a race drone.

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Vienna Austria on September 20 2018 Philip Platzer Red Bull Content Pool AP-21KD4ACP51W11 Usage for editorial use only

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Graz Austria on September 28 2018 Philip Platzer Red Bull Content Pool AP-21KD4A91H1W11 Usage for editorial use only

All photos by © Philip Platzer/Red Bull Content Pool


195 Comments

  • 253 3
 That was SICK! Easily the most creative and fun urban edit since Danny Mac’s first video. Well done!
  • 11 0
 Couldn't agree more. Was going to say the same thing! Awesome from start to finish.
  • 80 18
 More product placement then you see in a James Bond
  • 71 2
 @nippeldeckel: yep, someone has to pay the production
  • 69 1
 @nippeldeckel: Thankfully a sponsor like Redbull makes is possible for athletes to create videos such as these. Better that random detergent ads or similar
  • 18 1
 Cool video. I just wish it was something more original and new like guys in full face helmets doing whips off of bike park jump. LOL
  • 12 5
 Danny Mac didn't have an Audi R8 and film crew at his disposal for his first video. Fabio is almost up there with today's Danny in terms of exposure and resources.
  • 11 1
 Haha, so much cheese! Big Grin


@bman33: how is a random detergent different than a random "energy" drink?
  • 20 0
 @nippeldeckel: I watched it for free (besides paying for the internet connection), so I'm not complaining. Plus it was entertaining and creative as heck so it gets a pass.
  • 10 0
 @bman33: Yeah, I give props to RedBull, they are a huge deal for bike sports! Agree with the commercialization or not, they have the best of the best riders on their roster, and they put on the biggest and baddest events. Plus they finally sorted out the media player issues Wink
  • 6 0
 @BenPea: resources or not, I'm not sure I'd let anyone jump on my theoretical r8
  • 11 2
 What you didn't see was the people calling the Polizei after seeing him on a sidewalk with a bike, or people driving 200km in their SUVs to protest him riding a bicycle in an "abnormal" way.
These videos make German Europe look so bike friendly, which is a joke that I'll let someone else make.
  • 4 0
 amazing!!! you can see the tributes to Danny all over the place, SICK !!!!
  • 7 0
 @ssteve: German Europe?
  • 8 0
 @Milko3D: Detergent tastes better
  • 2 0
 sponsored by audi?
  • 6 2
 @BenPea: don't even wanna know what ss in his name stands for
  • 4 0
 @BenPea: I think he means the German speaking part of Europe, like Germany, Austria, Swizerland
  • 7 1
 All that amazing skill, cinematography ruined by the missing apostrophe in 'Wibmers Law'. Sigh.
  • 1 0
 @xyzHero: alles klar!
  • 1 0
 @Milko3D: WELL SAID about the random energy drink ;-)
  • 7 1
 @CRAFTY-P: I was talking about this kind of thing with my mother at the weekend. I’ve just moved back to the UK and have noticed most of the signs outside pubs now are missing apostrophes. Now we have, for example, THE KINGS ARMS, THE QUEENS HEAD, THE BULLS HEAD. It contrasts with the “Grocer’s apostrophe” phenomenon, in which we see abundant apostrophes in all fruits and vegetables: Carrot’s £2.20 a lb. Apple’s £1.00 for six.

It’s a travesty.
  • 3 0
 @xyzHero: , Mallorca, Canary Islands...
  • 1 0
 @CRAFTY-P: I can't even watch it now. Thanks for the heads up.
  • 1 1
 @bman33: Plus they have a better space program than our country...
  • 1 0
 @cains08: hahaha- glad to save you the anguish, mang.
  • 3 0
 @jaame: synyax aside: that's a helluva good price carrot's.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: I guess he refers to Austria
  • 3 1
 @kanasasa: you're an idiot.
  • 129 1
 No rider makes me say wtf more than fabio.. but that skateboard trick.. what the actual f**k?!
  • 24 0
 When the skateboard appeared, I was like "Oh, he's just gonna hop on it with his rear wheel and ride for a bit, that's kind of boring and old." Oh boy, was I wrong.
  • 11 0
 I bet that took like half a day to get the shot.
  • 12 0
 There is a 50 minutes of behind the scenes episode on YouTube.. worth a watch. More so then the actual video..
  • 2 0
 @denomerdano: Thanks for the hint. I was actually going to comment something like that.. while being very creative and insanely skilled somehow the crazy tricks one after another just gets a bit overwhelming. More interested to see how it was really done and how many tries everything took.
  • 9 0
 @phops: even the chap using the chainsaw had six previous takes, judging by the number of cut marks in a line
  • 2 0
 @jaame: Good eye.
  • 57 2
 @4:52 all I could think is who TF still uses overhead projectors?
  • 6 0
 (old) professors that like to keep it old school
  • 7 0
 The answer to your question is: over here, way too many people. Letting go of analog is really an issue in German speaking Europe.
  • 1 0
 hahaha, same!
  • 1 0
 @ssteve: Here in Basel you don't see any OHPs at all Smile
  • 3 0
 Surprisingly there's a healthy market for s/h OHP - artists use them for outlining
  • 5 0
 trying to get the bastard acetate on the right way round the first time, now THAT was a skill! These kids don't know...
  • 2 0
 We keep them as backup. Which gets used surprisingly often, whenever the fancy digital projectors+document cameras break or get stolen.
  • 1 0
 Haha yep I caught that too
  • 23 0
 Good lord - while not as high consequence as some of the other parts of this video, that skateboard trick blew my mind. Had to go back a couple of times to watch that part alone. Massive props to Fabio and the team. That was SICK!
  • 27 2
 RedBull gives you balls.
  • 23 3
 So much better than those idiotic Mercedes commercials during the WC season.
  • 20 1
 the last photo. that part had the highest consequences wow.
  • 8 0
 I dunno, there were a few places were the alternative to success was death.
  • 2 0
 The grip band is welcome!!! You don't want to loose your front end there!
  • 2 0
 That part literally made me GASP, at first I thought he was going to go all the way down the skinny to flat at that crazy speed!!
  • 3 0
 @lacuna: yeah but this was the most deathy
  • 26 10
 Now I really want to learn to comfortably bunnyhop to the height of 60-80cm. Hopping over the hood of a AMG douche canoe just got near the top of my to-do-before-I-die bucket list... #inspired
  • 71 0
 But to accomplish your dreams, you'd have to get off Pinkbike.
  • 20 2
 @Karpiel073: which would accomplish the dream of many pb users
  • 24 8
 @Karpiel073: not sure. I think the first step would be to build some hurdles and practice at least 15 minutes per day. Meanwhile I can be an a*shole to thousands of a*sholes.
  • 15 9
 @pinnityafairy: I can just like... logout. And you guys will still be dickheads? You are like, you need someone like me, to feel less shitty about yourselves? And you know it? So... I’m a logout now? Time to be with yourselves?
  • 11 3
 @WAKIdesigns: Noooo pleaaase, don't leave !
  • 15 1
 Congrats to everyone involved. Clearly well produced and directed. A lot of creativity and energy went into this film. Massive props to Fabio for being able to execute the vision - crazy skills!
  • 17 1
 #crazybastard
  • 8 1
 Nice hommage to Danny with some of your own flare and new stuff added in there.
  • 9 1
 no words man... absolutely insane..
  • 7 0
 Fabio's easily up there with the most talented riders in the world. Dudes crazy on a bike
  • 7 0
 That skateboard trick - actually made me shout "what?" at my screen - watched it back 3 times and still blows my mind.
  • 7 1
 Whoa, that was on another level. Highly entertaining. Now I can go on my day after I picked my jaw up off the floor
  • 7 0
 New Level of biking and product placement Wink
  • 1 0
 Yeah, i think i've never seen so much product placement in 8mins. Still an awesome video with insane riding!
  • 4 0
 Come on, just come on! Absolutely unbelievable. That was packed full of incredible riding, one shot after the next. Great editing as well! Love this, and I'm not even a fan of urban riding. Wow.
  • 3 0
 Some of the most amazing riding I've ever seen, BUT....does anyone else worry about the pressure guys like this must be under to come up with more and more death defying videos? Some of it just scares the s&^%$ out of me, maybe because I'm old
  • 6 0
 The king is dead, long live the king!
  • 5 0
 I watched this during class and it was worth every missed second of cell anatomy.
  • 2 0
 Any ION channels in it?
  • 3 0
 The Golgi apparatus will not thank you!
  • 2 0
 All you need to know: the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
  • 4 0
 Superb stunts and great determination after all those hits. My attitude would have been "I could'nt do it straight away, so I quit"
  • 6 0
 It's knees like that I envy. Damn.
  • 1 0
 Do a search for Sean Burns BMX online. He's got a total disregard for himself.
  • 5 0
 very good , though the fake public made it feel a bit over produced. amazing riding and stunts though
  • 6 1
 Double backflip on trials bike... insane.
  • 1 0
 and on a step down too... :O
  • 9 0
 Would both a trials bike and a step down not make it easier? Genuine question
  • 1 0
 @el-nombre: Ive never touched a trials bike in my life but I've heard it's not like a DJ or anything, and normal riding is a lot more difficult
  • 1 0
 What bike? Isn't he sponsored by Spesh? I don't think they make a 24" street trials bike.
  • 3 0
 @choppertank3e: He's also on the "Inspired" Team. IINM, that's a Inspired Fourplay he's riding.
  • 2 0
 and slipped the pedals
  • 2 0
 @EricJohn: The geometry is very very close to my 24" NS Holy 2. He's running higher bars though and a steeper steering angle, but that's about it from what I can see. I'd love you to be right though, then I could blame my bike...
In truth though, double flips are done on BMX etc. It's not the bike...
  • 2 0
 So creative...so terrifying to watch at times...it is great that they put the attempts in at the end so that at least young kids like mine don't think this stuff is accomplished on the first try!
  • 4 0
 next level! the outtakes at the end reminded me of a chackie chan movie where they always show all his failed stunts at the end
  • 6 1
 Am I the only one who cringed when he hop on the roof of that R8?
  • 4 0
 Yes. It's only a car.
  • 3 0
 When watching this I like to think that this is just how Fabio gets home after a long night out and everyone in town is just used to it now.
  • 5 2
 Thought I was bored of these videos after Danny and his previous attempts. I wasn't. This is awesome.
  • 4 0
 Making physics mere suggestions. Awesome job to all involved!
  • 7 0
 I think the wheels on that bike are made of unobtanium.
  • 4 0
 Fabio: just riding
people: INPOSSIBLE
  • 2 0
 All the buzz on InstaTweeter the last few weeks was true. Sickest edit Ive seen in a long time. This guy is progressing so much. I would have paid money for this. Amazing
  • 1 0
 I loved it too. The running from the ski police was more entertaining but this one was more technically amazing. And his poor knees!
  • 4 0
 This is how I know Aliens are real.
  • 1 0
 Fabulous video! Showcasing the progression and style of BMX from one of the best riders on the planet. Serious skills and style on display by Fabio. How does he manual hop backwards on top of features...mind blown!
  • 2 0
 Has to be one of the most expensive edits out there. You know the nanny state wouldn't let him get away with a lot of that without permits. Absolutely amazing edit!
  • 2 0
 I said that to my kids. He must have got a lot of permission slips to be left to pull this shit!
  • 4 1
 And to think, more people will watch Seth's bike hacks talk about building a sound booth.
  • 2 1
 Seth's DIY Hacks mate.
  • 4 5
 The only thing bad about the video is that I couldn't stop and back it up to see a stunt again unless I watched the video again. This kid has definitely watched some Danny MacAskill videos. A couple of the moves look to be a nod to the older master. Excellent video and amazing skills.
  • 2 0
 A little more than just watching his videos. Wink

dropandrolltour.com/team
  • 3 0
 The next step could be to make a video together with Danny!
  • 3 0
 That escalator clip broke my brain...unreal.
  • 5 2
 How does he fit into those tight pants with such massive balls?
  • 3 0
 I bet his ball sack and crack were sore after that double flip!
  • 1 0
 That was so good. An inspiration for all of us to enjoy our lives and a personal reminder to not forget to have fun. Amazing Fabio!
  • 3 0
 So much talent and hard work!
  • 3 0
 Im not gay but fabio is fabio
  • 3 0
 No R8 or luxury cars were harmed in filming this video.
  • 2 0
 4:02 is so gnarly, if he missed that line on to the bridge that would have been bad
  • 1 0
 If I could pull off even one of these tricks it would be the greatest achievement of my adult life. I have two beautiful sons whom I love and cherish. Even so.
  • 2 0
 Dude on the escalator was his safety buddy - you can tell he was ready to catch him
  • 1 0
 Blimey! Stunning riding... and amazing production. I bet that cost a few pennies!
  • 3 0
 Mind exploded.
  • 3 3
 i really don't get all the fabio hype. i always think that his videos are more mehh than yey. but this one is a treat. sooo good
  • 2 0
 SICK for sure!!!!! LOL when rides over hole digging workers Classic!
  • 1 0
 I remember bunnyhopping workers. They were so angry they chased me in a JCB. It was great fun.
  • 2 0
 Good mix of humor thrown in too.
  • 2 0
 There was some serious death defying stunts.
  • 1 0
 Wow I could watch this endlessly. so much work and creativity ! My favorite was the skateboard trick
  • 2 0
 Dear Fabio: Thanks for making a shitty Tuesday feel like a Friday!
  • 1 0
 THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING! Seriously, damn! Next level. Best thing in a long time.
  • 1 0
 I really liked how all the people in the video are like: "WTF! ah no it's just Fabio, carry on"
  • 2 2
 The trick at 5:00 is really irresponsibly. Every year some kids die, because they want to climb on top of trains or bridges and get killed by the catenary wires.
  • 1 0
 The standing on the bars thing looks pretty cool but I don’t think my bars would like my 17stone frame bearing down on em.
  • 1 0
 The bridge..... that's really pushing it for such a main stream production. Incredible
  • 2 0
 He must have a titanium spine!
  • 3 2
 OMG Fabio just raised the bar for street trails. That was ridiculous!
  • 4 2
 Naa, still under Dannys bar.
  • 1 0
 @glasvagas: Stood on bars, double back flip...
  • 1 0
 @betsie: Circus trick no one cares about. He didn't land it. He could have done 16 flips and landed the same way. Doesn't count.
  • 1 0
 @glasvagas: he didnt land the double back flip at the end of the main video! Best change your screen resolution .
Which circus you going too? They dont come up our way.
  • 1 0
 @betsie: I wouldn't call, blowing both your feet off the pedals and sliding them on the ground and your ass on the saddle with your trousers down, "landing it" mate. Have a closer look.
  • 1 0
 holy bloody moly, that was sick
  • 2 0
 S I C K N E S S !!!!!
  • 1 0
 Makes me soooooo happy watching this guy !!! Stoked for the day !!!!
  • 1 0
 Wow, that was some inspired riding.
  • 8 7
 Raise the bar hahaha ?!? Lol... Mac askill 2011 was 3 levels further lol
  • 3 0
 Amen Sister.
  • 2 0
 HOLY SHIT
  • 1 0
 Man! Such a freaking BOSS!!! Huge crashes as well!
  • 1 0
 I want more respect for golf rules in "STREET" edits
  • 1 0
 It has been a while since I've seen a "rubber ride"
  • 2 0
 Danny Mac has a mini-me.
  • 1 1
 everybody knows its super dangerous to huck onto traffic wearing headphones
  • 1 0
 Sorcery.....damn sorcery......
  • 2 0
 This was awesome!
  • 1 0
 Who else wants to see a Fabio and Danny play date?
  • 1 0
 ok riding over an r8 was not cool
  • 1 0
 the Jackie Chan of mountain bike !
  • 1 0
 gotta be one of the best bike videos i've seen.
  • 1 0
 Sick bikes is still around?
  • 1 0
 Lol double backflip outtake... "As... youu.... wiiiiish!"
  • 1 1
 Anyone else think he was about to trick that buggy right at the start?
  • 2 1
 That was sick!
  • 1 0
 WOW!!
  • 1 0
 !!!!!!!!!
  • 1 1
 Great rider. I could have done without the car abuse though.
  • 1 0
 wow but say no to crack
  • 1 0
 Radical!
  • 1 0
 Beautiful Austria !
  • 4 6
 He's paying people to react like the unpaid public do in Dannys videos. A copy cat is a copy cat. His riding is far from refined. Slap dash id call it.
  • 1 0
 Sick, like on t-shirt.
  • 1 0
 fucking wow !!
  • 7 8
 Fabio for Rampage!
  • 3 5
 even biking videos have to suffer from the global warming bull***
  • 2 3
 In Europe, climate change is a fact.
  • 5 8
 Insane riding! So good. That music made me want to shoot myself though.
  • 1 4
 Jesus H Christ. This is great. What an awesome set of skills.
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