Video: Paul Bas Is Back

Aug 25, 2014
by Race Face  
Race Face 31.8mm Atlas bars and stems are well known for being among the strongest, and most reliable cockpit available. This season, we've taken the proven performance of Atlas to a 35mm diameter standard - your favorite Atlas bars are now bigger, wider and lighter! Increasing the bar diameter to 35 allows Race Face to shave material from the bar resulting in a dramatic reduction in overall weight (40 grams from the 31.8 Atlas bar) while retaining the stiffness and strength Race Face bars are famous for.

Check out Race Face athlete Paul Basagoitia as he puts the Atlas 35 cockpit through its paces on a jump trail he built in Nevada:
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Atlas 35 Handlebars:
Atlas 35 - 20mm Rise Bars
  The 20mm rise Atlas 35 bars are available in a rainbow of colour options..time to get matchy-matchy!

DIMENSIONS: 800mm width, Sweeps - 8° rearward, 5° upward
RISES: 10mm, 20mm, 35mm
WEIGHT: 300g
COLOUR: 10mm – Black; 20mm - Black, Kash Money, Blue, Blue, Green Monster, Orange, Gold, Red, Raw; 35mm – Black
MSRP - $79.99

Atlas 35 Stem
Atlas 35 - Stem
  The Atlas 35 stem was designed to reduce overall system weight while retaining the proven strength and performance the Atlas line is known for. The stem itself is measurably stiffer than the 31.8mm Atlas stem and, although the 35 system is a seemingly burlier build, the weight savings gained by the reduction in bar material actually makes the 35 set-up lighter overall.

SIZE: 35mm, 50mm, 65mm
WEIGHT: 141grams (35mm), 160grams (50mm), 181grams (65mm)
MSRP: $99.99

Atlas 35 Direct Mount Stem
Atlas 35 - DM
  The Atlas 35 direct mount stem is an all-new 2 piece direct mount stem design. Machined from 2014 aluminum, the new Atlas DM stem is a super lightweight, low profile design with flush mount bolts and 5mm spacers included to let you dial in your perfect set up.

SIZE: 50 mm
WEIGHT: 120 grams
MSRP: $99.99

Check out the full line of Race Face 35mm Cockpit here.

Video Credits

Hella Filming -
Shot by: Leland McNamara, Paul Heran, and Asa Martinez

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  • 36 1
 Tail whips on big bikes 3
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 Yeah he did the first I ever saw on a Stinky at Rampage 08. Then Sorge, Aggy and Rheeder. Dunno anyone else who's doing it. Usually on hips but, B does them in a straight line too like in his qualifier at the last Rampage.
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 he probably woudnt do it on mine. mine super heavy. probably 16 kilos? whats the weight of a top of the line freeride or downhill bike now these days?
dont get me wrong paul really deserves a bike like this and i love this edit. some big senders...
  • 1 0
 Paul B did it on a Stinky Air and an Entourage all kitted pretty light like low 30 lbs Rheeder was on a carbon Session again low 30's same as a ss bike.
  • 1 0
 ok i see. stinkys are looking super sick aswell also they look like pretty small bikes... to bad their first series had some frame issues,, Always wanted a stinky but i am the proud owner of a other dh bike now again
  • 1 0
 Stinky's were what used to be called "freeride bikes". The Entourage and now Process 167 both have very short chain stays as does the Voltage Fr in the vid. Slightly easier to whip and spin or so the general wisdom goes as both are way out of my capabilities. The Giant Faith that Sorge has tail whipped and the Trek Session that Rheeder has, have longer Chain stays though the Sesion might have been the park version.
Check the end of this Vid. for Rheeders Tail whipping an 8 inch travel DH bike.
  • 1 0
 P.S. The Stinky first series was in 1998.
  • 1 0
 yea konas are great. bourdon aggy andreu and paul it must be wrong to call these frames untrusty since these guys went huge on them. aggy broke one tough in life cicles but yea it was aggy anyway and he did it lol still want one but not from 98 i am not a collector. or if one of dirt
  • 16 1
 nice to see paul back on the bike and shredding weird to see him not on a kona though. guess they dropped him while he was on the DL... but after you've had that much success riding for a company in a sport like this, seems like they should have signed him on for life
  • 1 0
 What about Robbie I think he was on an intense in his trail ends part.
  • 2 1
 bourdo's been on intense since 2008, almost as long as he was with kona
  • 2 0
 Oh shit I missed that memo...thanks for the update... I took from 07-13 off of riding so I missed a big window there...
  • 8 4
 great to see Paul in action

some years back he judged MBUK's Kona "Slopestyle" competition in Glentress, Scotland and I got to spend some time with him, very down to earth guy...although it was a little cold in Scotland
  • 2 0
 I remember this, he did a footplant on the wallride
  • 6 0
 old school riding and a proper song, more like this please pinkbike
  • 5 2
 Skillz. Stomps landing. Inspirational , line looks f'n fast and Big! Full Patter Radness. Go B!

Rampage 2014, Can't wait to see the run/s. Thanks for the edit. Ride on
  • 6 1
 Erm excuse me but,
Where are the purple bars?
  • 4 0
 Oh yess! Paul ride again like he know,
  • 2 0
 Sigh, another industry standard being forced upon us again. The bike industry must be getting desperate with all these reinventions of the wheel.
  • 4 0
 what no kona!
  • 1 0
 Perfect video. Sick riding, good song, and a very cool trail. He's so underrated.
  • 2 0
 oh dayum Middle Class Rut!
  • 2 0
 any clue what the song is ?
  • 2 0
 Song: Middle Class Rut - New Low
  • 1 0
 First time see bike with lower guide only.
  • 1 0
 What kind of bike is he riding now?
  • 1 0
 The frame is probably a Scott Voltage FR, but cannot recognize the fork.
  • 1 0
 Last years 26" Scott Voltage FR with what looks like an x-fusion metric fork.
  • 3 0
 If you pause at 1:05. Both fork and shock are x-fusion and the frame is Scott Voltage FR
  • 1 0
 Fork is an X-Fusion Metric HLR. So good Smile
  • 1 0
 I love paul bass pretty much since i started riding! Grat to see him back!
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  • 5 0
 Super long weekend for the staff, it'll be late today.
  • 2 3
 Love the trails in vegas getting sick of bootleg and mt.charlston where is this,love building new trails and riding anything as long as im riding!!
  • 8 0
 This is in Reno chief
  • 3 11
flag loamydog (Aug 25, 2014 at 11:49) (Below Threshold)
 But don't be fooled by the video--there are much better places to ride. I can't wait to get the f*ck out of this sh*t hole town. Go live in Truckee if you want to ride Tahoe, Reno is not the place.
  • 5 1
 idk. I love riding and being in Reno.
  • 1 0
 Yeah...I guess it could be Texas or something. Mostly I just wish there were better jobs here so I could enjoy my time on the dirt here more.
  • 1 0
 Great to see Bas back ripping.
  • 1 0
 Scrubbing the bushes on the stepdown so steezy
  • 1 0
 great big bike slopestyle action 3 Smile
greets from austria
  • 1 0
 that was awesome. good to see him back
  • 1 0
 This looks like a section from drop in TV from like 2003 or somethign
  • 1 0
 Nope. It was filmed a few weeks ago. Helped him build the trail
  • 1 0
 bout time. Paul Bas has always been one of my favorite riders.
  • 1 0
 well, that was pretty boss....
  • 1 0
 If he isn't on kona i am pretty sure that's a good thing.
  • 1 0
 PB rips and shreds! Mad skills!
  • 1 0
 Go BAS!
  • 1 0
 This dude shreds
  • 2 1
 Love Raceface.
  • 1 0
 Looks good thanks bro
  • 1 0
 Scott Voltage FUCK YEAH
  • 1 0
 Yeah Bas! Fuck yeah!!!
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