Video: The Dudes Of Hazzard Find The World's Best Trails... In Japan

Nov 5, 2015
by DoH .  
Views: 33,488    Faves: 314    Comments: 9


Holy Potatoes - the boys have come across something truly beautiful!

Japan - The land of the rising sun, The land of friendly warm people, The land of the worlds best trails! Rather than hopping on board the usual Landship for this years big Dudes outing it was onto a lengthy plane journey to Japan…..

It is somewhere we have always wanted to visit. With the allure of a different culture and some incredible terrain. We left Scotland not knowing what sort of riding we would come across but from day 1 on the bikes in Fujimi we were having the time of our lives!!

A big lap of the island taking in Bamboo forests, lush hillsides to high Volcanic peaks Japan delivered us up a delightful treat, day after day!!

With a place secured firmly in our hearts a trip back will not be far away!!!

Enjoy!

Joe, Ferg & Liam

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MENTIONS: @dudesofhazzard / @Canyon-PureCycling


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103 Comments

  • 160 0
 My girlfriend doesn't understand why I get so excited when these come out. Every time she glanced over they were bathing. She's now questioning our relationship.
  • 5 0
 Ha ha, my girlfriend is the same.
  • 12 3
 Do your girlfriends ride? Mine does, and is just as excited as me to see the next episode. Screwing around in the woods and having a laugh is the universal language of mountain biking, across all genders and races.
  • 14 0
 Screwing around in the woods with universal language.
  • 5 0
 My wife rides, and she likes skinny British dudes in their spanks, she also likes noodles... so this vid was a win win for her! Crap, now I gotta worry about her running off with the dudes of hazard!
  • 86 4
 60% Taking a shower.
30% Riding.
10% Eating.
  • 45 2
 = the spirit of mtb
  • 82 1
 Listen bro, The Dudes don't mess around when it comes to proper personal hygiene.
  • 9 0
 but still bloody excellent, stokes me to ride and makes me laugh. Can't wait for the next one and better than 95% of the edits.
  • 3 0
 Or abusing tires in corners, they don't mess about.
  • 71 1
 Listen boys! Let's get something straight. I'm gonna need a lot more of these videos ASAP! So let's get cracking. I have an addiction for awesome edits to feed.
  • 2 0
 IIIIII DRAKCE IMA PRVI KOMEEENT NA PINKBAJKU
  • 1 0
 Eee baki. Ovo je bre ko zna koji put. Razz
  • 4 0
 This series is killer!!! The only one that could compete with Life Behind Bars (rip).
  • 1 0
 I loved 'this is peaty' the Leogang episode is gold
  • 1 0
 what ever happened to life behind bars they need to make some new ones
  • 44 7
 60% shower
30% riding
10% food
And 100% fun.
  • 2 0
 Absolutely.
  • 19 0
 This is like the Line traveling circus but mtb version. Makes me wana go eat some noodles and ride some trails, quality video dudes!
  • 9 0
 Just for the non skiers out there
m.youtube.com/watch?v=IMx4ZjEyiS8
  • 10 0
 Where the F do you find Dual Slalom in Japan?! I'm in Japan at least 2-4 weeks every year, and i've never thought of bringing my bike :o

BTW, Japan is one amazin country, and it looks like it has some amazing trails too ! I'm bringing the bike next time !
  • 27 0
 You can find the course in Fujimi Panorama. I saw them in Fujiten which doesn't appear in this movie. They're absolutely fast.
  • 3 0
 Thank you ! It looks so much fun ! Mostly i'm just there to relax and maybe look for a new car next time, Japan is really the best country i've ever travelled to.

But i think i have to bring my bike also next time :p
  • 2 0
 I had plans to go there someday to visit and stuff, might bring the bike now!
  • 1 0
 The Japanese culture is great ! love it everytime i visit :-)
  • 10 1
 What the hell were those animals they saw up on the mountain??? They looked similar to Hyena's
  • 11 0
 Japanese Serow; a kind of Deer.
  • 38 1
 we thought they were bears and were about to boost but then saw they had hoofs! the japanese hoofed bear
  • 1 0
 Weirdest animal I have ever seen! Thanks for the info
  • 1 0
 Met a bear on top of Hyounouzan in the mountains near Kobe/Osaka....did I mention I needed to purchase fresh briefs?
  • 3 0
 Dudes, if you come again, look up some locals here on PB well in advance and there are some great hidden wonders...the need planning in advance.
  • 4 0
 just the perfect balance, life on the road, how to take a shower, eat properly and riding there's no going to know the local and kids trying your bike, it was cool back in the days but in 2015 the dudementary is the perfect balance riding and how to get to the next spot riding
  • 1 0
 Total bike bumming bliss! Loved it.
  • 7 1
 you know what is more hilarious than the riding itself? the soundtrack
  • 7 0
 Barns Burns Berms
  • 3 0
 Great video, amazing and fun country. You boys blew it on the food though. We just asked someone to help us order everywhere and our meals were amazing! The Japanese love to "practice" English!
  • 9 0
 We did try boomerbaird but Liam is severely allergic to nuts and i an a fussy veggy. We also pretty much just rode all day, were exhausted and then ate a pot noodle. oops. The Japanese have got really good english for us foreign weapons to get by with!
  • 12 0
 Extremely disappointed by the level of Liam's jumping into bodies of water in this episode.
  • 9 0
 Apologies @webbe ! I'm disappointed in myself too! haha Sadly we didn't locate any good spots! I'll try and make up for it soon!!
Liam
  • 6 0
 A huge thanks to you Lads for making these. They are, by far, my favorite mtb related viewing, including Rampage, WC DH, high budget films etc etc. Please keep it up! Great laughs and great riding.
  • 4 0
 off beat, funny, a little less cinematic from the standard PB movie, with just a touch of copyright name infringement, nice work
  • 5 1
 いいですね!雨が降っても、自転車にのることが早いんです!
  • 29 0
 Absolutely! Couldn't agree more!
  • 3 0
 It's いいですね!雨が降っても、自転車にのることが早いんです, NOT いいですね!雨が降っても、自転車にのることが早いんです're
  • 5 0
 Steady on old boy.
  • 5 0
 Only vids I can watch more than 2min of....
  • 3 0
 that means you have premature ejaculation
  • 5 0
 Where's the pee with view scene??
  • 2 0
 Fantastic as usual, those back wheel turns are increasingly becoming an artform. Shame about the weather but you made the most of it as usual and looks like the sun came out for the last day. Can't wait for the next one!
  • 1 0
 I am in Japan every year with the wife and kids to see the in-law/grandparents thing. Probably not going there this year and have been thinking to go less and less, but if someone can tell me where to find great trails near to Osaka then please let me know. It has absolutely perfect terrain for it and perfect conditions for the apres bike with all the onsen (hot spring) so really should be a mtn bike mecca the same way it is a ski and snowboard mecca.
  • 1 0
 I wish I had friends who were this cool to hang out with! All my friends think I'm stupid for risking my safety riding mountain cycles, especially my mom. Next time you guys visit Canada you can be my buds for the weekend and ride the fraser valley. Plenty of rope swings and cliff jumping?
  • 3 0
 @Mountainman84 Sounds ideal! rope swings and cliff jumps are high on the list!! I'm sure if you show your friends the way of risking their safety they'll all be loving life soon too!!
  • 1 0
 Awesome! Any locals able to give some info about how to get a day of MTB riding in when I visit Tokyo next July? Apparently it's going to be super humid but won't let that stop me!
  • 1 0
 well... you need a car to go to fujiten or fujimi panorama (should takes about 2h). Never been to fujiten but heard some good comments about. Fujimi panorama offers some great trails but only few jumps, no wooden features, no big banks or whatever you can find in usual bike parks. Also lot of brake bumps. Not sure if it worth the money and time you will spend for this. Depend also on where you usually ride in your country and your level.
  • 6 0
 We highly recommend both places. Fujten goes down as day of the year with us boys. Unbelievable grippy volcanic dirt, amazing trails and a fast lift.
  • 1 0
 I got to spend an awesome couple of days (very wet and rainy days) in Fujimi Panorama a couple of years ago. Luckily the Japanese MTB nationals were just taking place... Such a weird experience being a foreigner traveling alone, hardly speaking a word of Japanese. Anyway, i had a blast! even wrote a short piece about it to my local MTB magazine here.

Some super sketchy wet root sections, and some bits of pure warp speed. Indeed, it has less man made features compared to most bike parks in Europe, but the trails are super fun!

Anyway, i'd say its fun regardless what type of DH you're used to. But bear in mind that the trails are more on the "natural" side, and that bike rental and a daily lift pass do cost quite a bit...

Did 11 runs that day... got back so knackered, but with such a grin Smile
  • 1 0
 There are a whole bunch of US service personnel based in Kanagswa that ride and that maintain local trails.... Take a look on FB at Mountain Bike Gaijin and see if they are doing anything when you are here...
  • 1 0
 Hey! Thanks for the information. Natural trails are definitely preferred so that's fine with me.
  • 5 0
 trail carrots!
  • 3 0
 Honestly that was way more rad than what I expected!! Plus the music was on point!
  • 2 0
 i NEED that shirt with the mouse, mice and cheese on it ... awesome shredding as always. that cornering should be illegal. strive and spectral are sexy as fack
  • 3 0
 One of my favorite series! Sooo good...
  • 1 0
 It's that time of year... when the weather starts turning cold and wet and the Hazzard boys start releasing their primo edits! Well done!!!!
  • 3 0
 Best bike video series out thereSmile Thanks guys!
  • 2 0
 I don't think the "noxious gases" at 9:26 were coming from the volcano. You dudes need to lay off the pot noodles.
  • 3 1
 Joe Barnes certainly knows how to ride but good god does he look like a hobo
  • 1 0
 You guys were so close to the real cheddar, but missed a lot of riding spots. Near Asama, Hakuba, the tunnels near Mastushiro, etc
  • 2 0
 They are making me love my Spectral even more
  • 3 0
 top bike!
  • 1 0
 @dudesofhazzard Was everyone on Spectrals in this awesome vid? Or was there a Strive as well? Eagerly looking forward to getting these in North America - come on Canyon!
  • 1 0
 I think just Spectrals - Joe on his Factory team one, Liam with the 2015 9.0 Ex and Ferg on the 2016 9.0 Ex
  • 1 0
 Thanks @madbob9 for the keen eye! Cheers Smile
  • 1 0
 wow u could build some sick north shore in those woods, so many straight trees and bamboo
  • 1 0
 Japan is RAD... Culture is of the charts and you goons nailed this edit. more adventures please...
  • 1 0
 I liked the video, it was different and fun. Definitely weird and long but not the usual edit. Looked like a great time.
  • 2 0
 still the best biking video on internet
  • 5 4
 worlds best trails??? really?
  • 1 0
 Are you sure it’s Japan? That weather reminds me something…
  • 1 0
 TOP NOTCH -absolutely BRILLIANT.
  • 1 0
 Nice job showing Japan! One of the best countries to visit and have fun!
  • 2 0
 Well done team!
  • 1 0
 I was sad when it finished.
  • 1 0
 oh man, I could watch this forever!
  • 1 0
 swimming and showering scences= lol
  • 1 0
 The girls in the background @4:40 ahaha
  • 1 0
 4:04
  • 1 1
 Wait I see Bamboo, where are the pandas ? Probably they're live only in China
  • 2 0
 10/10!!
  • 1 0
 Awsome lifestyle you have there, Dudes!
  • 1 0
 More hazard and less dudes please Big Grin
  • 1 0
 More ass than a scene from Top Gun !
  • 2 0
 penis
  • 1 0
 Well done!!! I loved it yet again.
  • 1 0
 No, no I don't.
  • 1 0
 bloaks on canyons
  • 2 1
 NOT ENOUGH FISHEYE
  • 1 2
 100th comment Smile ))
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