Video: Proven Here - The Kootenays SB6C

Oct 23, 2014
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There are core experiences that define a mountain biker. Like venturing into unfamiliar mountains to find amazing trails chiseled into the landscape, and then pushing your limits, against all common sense for the pure thrill of it. These experiences are woven into the psyche of every mountain biker. Jared Graves is not an ordinary rider. The reigning Enduro World Series champion is considered one of the most versatile mountain bikers in the world and when not racing, he’s all about having good times on the bike. “It’s all about going out in the bush with your mates and riding natural terrain, whatever you can find really and just having fun.” Following his victory at the Whistler EWS, Jared traveled east into the Kootenays of British Columbia. Proven Here. The Kootenays x SB6 Carbon.

Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66

bigquotesWhen I was young there wasn't bike parks or anything. You go out in the bush with your mates and just ride natural terrain, whatever you can find really. - Jared Graves

Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66

bigquotesI come from a quiet little town and I like quiet areas. A ride where you can go out for three hours and not see another person, that's my idea of a perfect ride. - Jared Graves

Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66

bigquotesI have always been able to ride natural terrain comfortably, being good at it is one thing but then racing it is another. So, pushing yourself on terrain you don't know...it just gets easier and easier. It is something that I have been doing a lot of over the last 18 months, I think it's coming along pretty well. - Jared Graves

Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66

bigquotesIf you are dropping 4,000 feet that is a pretty solid descent. The riding was good top to bottom and we did not even branch off and do everything that was up there. You could stay another week and explore a lot more. - Jared Graves

Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66

bigquotesYou could have an EWS race at either Revelstoke or Nelson, no worries. The varying terrain, the amount of terrain, the access...It was all there. - Jared Graves

Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66

bigquotesPretty much perfect bike for the area, really. There are very few sections on that whole trail where you'd even think the downhill bike could be quicker. This is stuff that is steep and technical. That is the level of the modern day trailbike and the SB6C. - Jared Graves

Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66
Kootenays SB 66

YETI SB6 CARBON

Kootenays SB 66

Proven Here. The Kootenays x SB6 Carbon.
Film by Craig Grant.
Photos by Craig Grant & Joey Schusler.


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Mentions: @yeticycles @jaredgraves

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102 Comments

  • + 99
 LOVE THIS VIDEO. i like these wayyy more than full on DH vids or videos with big bikes. This make me want to go ride NOW!
  • + 3
 stages power meter ftw
  • + 6
 SAME HERE!! jumping on my YETI right NOW! Smile
  • + 3
 Eh Yeti, any news about a SB6 alloy ???
  • + 6
 Word cannot express how much I want that bike. So glad they did not go with internal routing.
  • + 5
 "Hi Jarred, long time listener, first time caller. Just wanted to know...... is it good? It looks good!?"
  • + 4
 Agreed. I totally forgot what they were trying to sell me and just enjoyed the ride.
  • + 38
 i'm a big fan of jared graves and really wished this video had less slo-mo footage of him riding. full speed please.
  • + 66
 But slow motion is the only way to watch him riding a bike.
  • + 4
 Concur. Awesome video that could have been even awesomer with less slo-mo. Regardless, more vids like this please.
  • + 2
 Straight shredding ! That was awesome, a nice change from the DH bikes on jump trails ... but yes a little to much slo mo
  • + 10
 They used slow-mo so you could see he well their new suspension platform responds and works.
  • + 9
 After watching this vid something became very clear for me. In other vids seen on pinkbike, where riders are SKIDDING like idiots, they are just attempting to look fast.... jared is FAST! shee-iiiit mama.
  • + 2
 Yep^ Proven: Jared Graves is an animal!
  • + 1
 100% agreed. "Aaaand here's the fastest enduro racer in the world.... in slow motion". Sick vid anyway though, trails look sick, bike looks good and Graves rips.
  • + 0
 Agreed. Love PB but in general there is way 2 much slo-mo. Great rider but that still gets irritating after a while
  • + 1
 I totally agree. Who goes and gets one of the fastest dudes around to make a video with and then shows it all in slow motion to take all the blistering speed out of it?

I don't mind the music, but I think we all want to see this video raw, no music, no slow motion - just Jared going faster than a cat on fire.
  • + 36
 "What's that? We can't get the rights to 'Sail' by AWOL Nation??"
  • + 16
 Life cycles much ?

Some of the most amazing scenery I have ever seen though , truly breath taking
  • + 14
 And im just wondering how many videos it will take to me understand what is purpose of the two kashima sticks...
  • + 7
 ' sticks ' haha love it
  • + 1
 In the world of Jared's perfect rides (not seeing anyone for three hours) the kashi sticks won't make a lick of difference. Riding those trails would be fun on pretty much any bike. But the kashi sticks do come stock on many nice bikes.
  • + 1
 @stumpe90
search for swith infinity on Youtube, pretty simpe after watching a few times, a really clever system Smile on the first part of the suspension travel the two black thing on the two tubes are following the rear triangles path, so moving upwards, then at about half of the travel it starts to move downwards, while the frame reaches its full travel. After full travel is reached and the triangle starts to move back to its neutral position the the thing starts to go up, and then again, at half travel it moves back down. The two tubes are Kashima coated for reduced friction (and getting a nice shiny view Razz ) Yeti says the main positive effect of this system is much better small bump performance, so basically the suspension is more plush

but heres the video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2J873o4skI
have a nice day
  • + 14
 My only complaint: There are not enuf vids out there as good as this one. Nelson single track looks wiked!
  • + 4
 Being from Nelson i can tell you it is!!
  • + 1
 What trail was the Nelson section of that Vid on, I'm from Golden and passing through this week. Have ride in Nelson for years, and love it. Thx
  • + 1
 When I went to Nelson I just chatted with the freindly local folk about where to ride. We got shuttled up to Goldschlagger. Nelson Rocks!
Found other trails( stashes I think) Camped at Cotton wood lake. Hard core trails.
  • + 6
 I would like all commercials to look like this one. So epic photos, that it is hard to decide which one is more stunning. Then the bike, which is nice when only looking at it. It is such a nice object, that you don't really have to ride it, to enjoy it. Just a thing you want to have. No silly songs, no persuations. This is classy esthetics. If all commercials were so, I would return to watch some TV.
  • + 4
 I personally find it so funny that Yeti production (photos/video) insists that no water bottles or backpacks are used by their riders in shoots. It always makes me wonder who is the H2O bitch over at Yeti that has to carry the pro rider's water.

Video was pretty good. That gap jump was so perfect!
  • - 1
 thats probably to $howcase the $$expensive$$ Yeti clothing line also. its not JUST bikes.
  • + 7
 Video of Pedalling up powerslave backwards !!! ITS JARED GRAVES!!!!
  • + 1
 I caught that too. That gap on the way back down was so pretty
  • + 3
 f*ck how can he Ride like this... Not sure what freaks me out more that beast of a yeti, the Epic and Fun Trailer he was shreding or Jared riding like he stole it.
Yeti please stop making such nice Bikes, now i Feel so Bad Looking at Mine.
Awesome Video , awesome Trails, awesome bike and i Would say the best Rider (at least The Most complete) in the World.
  • + 4
 I love the way yeti can capture an area for riding and put it into an awesome video and pictures like above. Yeti's press releases are awesome!
  • + 4
 I'll never ride like Jared Graves. He uses left foot in front. I'm using right foot. Never. Smile
  • + 3
 He could ride left or right foot forward, bmx race background;-)
  • + 4
 Sick to see Jared shredding in my backyard aboard that beast of a trail bike! Right on man!
  • + 6
 The true KOM!
  • + 4
 Awesome video showing just few of the stellar rides in our backyard! Nice work Yeti crew!
  • + 4
 34º 40' 50" N 118º 9' 49" W isn't Revelstoke...It's Los Angeles
  • + 1
 Bahahah, I looked it up and you're totally right.
  • + 2
 HAHAHA, Sail mountain in Revelstoke is the provinces breeding ground for genetically engineered carnivorous horsefly's that are the size of small birds. Vicious....
  • + 1
 Mountain Biker; N-

Venturing into unfamiliar mountains to find amazing trails chiseled into the landscape, and then pushing your limits, against all common sense for the pure thrill of it
  • + 3
 That trail.... that bike.... now, how about riding the SB5C on the same trail?
  • + 3
 cycad-
About this time last year Joey Schusler & the Yeti boys came here to Telluride to film with the SB5c and created a video that's equally impressive on some of our trails.
Check it out:
yeticycles.com/#/video/san-juans
  • + 4
 Dem legs. As a lady, I could watch Jared Graves climb hills all day.
  • + 4
 @jaredgraves kills is in this video
  • + 4
 If there is a life after death, I'd dare say it would look like this.
  • + 4
 Nice mosstache.
  • + 3
 Did i see a Renthal narrow wide chainring?
  • + 2
 I think in one of Jared's race diary entries he talks about using a prototype.
  • + 1
 it was just a matter of time Wink
  • + 1
 I hope so..if they make a direct mount ill be all over it
  • + 1
 I think the crazy part is that there's probably only a few people, if anyone that can ride those trails faster than him, absolutely insane!
  • + 3
 yeah this bike totally became a need not a want in my life! haha
  • + 1
 Sooooo muuuuuuuuuucchh slooooooow mooooooo Of one of the fastest riders on earth. But the production of this video is amazing!
  • + 2
 That bike is gorgeous... want
  • + 1
 At 1:20 is the trick to making turns like that just lots of weight on the front wheel?
  • + 2
 I wonder what that rear end feels like.
  • + 23
 Jareds?
  • + 1
 Stiff as hell and smooth as butter (if it's anything like the SB5C that I demoed a few months ago).
  • + 2
 whoooooosh.....
  • + 1
 Prolly feels hairy.
  • + 1
 No music No slo-mo Amazing scenery and generally well produced, enjoyed this!
  • + 3
 Wow on all counts!
  • + 2
 I need to move to BC now.
  • + 3
 what a brilliant video
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure this is how I think I ride and what the scenery looks like when mountain biking in my dreams.
  • + 1
 This was cool but I would have Prefered a RAW edit ! And yeah still not really convinced by that Infinity thing
  • + 1
 Good to see a proper biking vid without the usual 'rad' clown/dirt jumping fools making a tit out of themselves.
  • + 1
 I'd be so happy riding those trails, nice and rooty, must get out on the bike soon.
  • + 0
 I could watch Graves rip dirty trails all day long and the footage was real nice. If this edit had no music it would be way better though. Garbage music.
  • + 3
 Somebody thinks that about every song in every edit. I think people just need a less narrow minded view of music, in general. I'm glad it doesn't all sound the same.
  • + 2
 Pretty awesome Weir impersonation with the Mosstache!
  • + 2
 god that bike is a beast...
  • + 1
 You mean that rider is a beast. And the bike is a high quality bike that's well suited to the rider and terrain.
  • + 1
 that too...
  • + 1
 right on Kootenay AM riding, check out solmountain.com - epic alpine singletrack out the door!
  • + 1
 something's missing on the head tube.
  • + 1
 cant wait for this bike to come out!
  • + 1
 I didn't know Mark Weir rides for Yeti now!
  • + 1
 Ditto the Life Cycles comparison but who can complain about that!?
  • + 1
 the music put me to sleep, but the riding kept me awake
  • + 0
 6th in the Olympics. If you want to get faster on a mountain bike, race BMX.
  • + 1
 He slomoed all over the place... great vid, beautiful kootenays...!
  • + 0
 Scrolling through the photos was at a higher frame rate then the whole video. Another 2 minutes of footage turned into 4
  • + 2
 landscape porn
  • + 2
 Yeti! Doing it right!!
  • + 1
 Love this video! Wish it didn't have so much slow-mo though.
  • + 1
 I liked the raw sound of the bike. Sweet video!
  • + 1
 was a good ride to see and wish!
  • + 1
 Spot on great video
  • + 1
 What trails are these?
  • + 4
 Revy trails are Martha Creek/Sale Mtn, and Frisby DH. Also a couple photos of Frisby XC alpine trail I see.
  • + 2
 The Nelson trail was powerslave. You might have seen it in lifecycles
  • + 1
 Nelson was mostly bears den in the vid. bit of upper powerslave in the still shots
  • + 2
 I rode Martha Creek for the first time this year, step and technical but so much fun. I wasn't quite as fast my Aussie mate Grubby though!
  • + 1
 whoooooo trails!!
  • + 1
 Song song song !!
  • + 1
 Song??????????????
  • + 1
 Whoaaaa.... sweeet.
  • + 0
 Yeti [Esbeesiksee]

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