Video: Rake and Ride with the Coastal Crew

Sep 18, 2014
by Coastal Crew  
Views: 139,284    Faves: 1,694    Comments: 50


The Coastal Crew have been searching for that ideal zone with endless natural lines for years. That one magic zone they could walk into with hand tools, rake, ride and repeat. The goal was to embrace natural terrain, find the limits of traction and most of all have fun doing it.

www.specialized.com/stumpjumper
www.thecoastalcrew.com

Rake amp Ride Photo by Harookz
  Images by Harookz



169 Comments

  • 79 1
 Genuinely my dream to have somewhere like that to build tracks
  • 59 6
 You don't build tracks like that, you just sweep a line with a rake and hope that "Bar ends McSkinny Tire" don't ride the line while blocking brakes doing rainy days...
  • 7 1
 Thinking the exact same thing tomsc
  • 12 2
 Come visit NZ @tomsc

Instant smile when I scroll through the PB news feed and see Costal Crew, Fav it before I even watched it !
  • 2 0
 Haha definitely one day @glenno !!!
  • 6 0
 Yep pretty much my idea of a perfect trails, fast, rough, but somehow flowy ... damn those boys were giving the stumpy a hell of workout
  • 1 0
 i thought the same as @Silliker269 , it was really techy but somehow flowy at the same time
  • 1 0
 Hell Yeah rake and Ride is what I Do tomorrow.
  • 3 0
 If there wasn't for the POV shots its reminding me of the loamy Life Cycles segment, but on steroids and short travel bikes.. Anyone else? Smile
  • 4 0
 "Bar Ends McSkinny Tire". Love it.
  • 3 0
 We got a lot of them, "road racers on mtbs in the weekends" with seatposts way beyond where their butts should be, smearing mud all over tight spandex covered bodies, screaming "STRAVA" and blocking their brakes on my newly build berms. Only carbon reinforced loam can be used here. Or tons of gravel.
  • 62 1
 I'd watch this over bike park all day long!!
  • 29 1
 *ride lol, wish I had trails this loamy
  • 3 2
 We have one in here in Utah called Loamy Jesus! Its awesome.
  • 4 0
 I'm from Utah originally. Where is this said trail you speak of?
  • 6 4
 Yah but bike parks do have one big advantage still. Lifts.
  • 10 0
 true true, but I can appreciate a good climb for a trail that has low traffic on it
  • 5 4
 Same, but I wouldn't give up being able to ride park all together just to have it.
  • 3 0
 I agree haha, but if I had to choose right now, a trail like this would be on the top of the list
  • 2 3
 Loam is love, lone if life.
  • 2 3
 Loam is life*
  • 9 0
 Loam is to mountain bikers what powder is to snowboarders.
  • 32 0
 brown pow
  • 32 3
 NORBS GOT ROBBED again by not being in this edit!!!!!
  • 2 1
 he was just to fast for the camera
  • 39 21
 Isn't the intent of trail building beyond "raking and riding" to firm up berms, drainage routes, bridges over delicate ecosystems (creeks and the like)? I have loved the Coastal Crew for years and am typically very impressed by the trails they build (as far as I can tell via video) and the production of their work. But this does not seem to encourage very positive trail building practices. I can handle the forthcoming downvotes, but the reason there are bans on trails like this is because they can cause erosion, slides, and harm to dependent ecosystems.

And yes, I'm sure this is on private property. And yes, I'm sure they had permission. But it still bothers me. And yes, I also have concerns about Rampage but have never said anything because the event is just too damn cool. So call me a hippy or a hypocrite. I'm just posing the question (that has already been asked and answered 100k times).
  • 4 3
 I actually lots of grade reversals on the video.
  • 22 5
 pedologically speaking this soil is (pretty much) worthless. not many plants can use this, moss is extremely undemanding. this stuff even can grow on rocks...
so they are not destroying any fragile flora or ecosystems.
and moss doesn't have any notable root system, so as long as they don't cut down a lot of trees there is no way this can lead to erosion and slides.
and the rampage site is already pretty much the most deserted eroded badlands, you can't worsen anything...
  • 12 1
 It depends on how high the usage is. If you go to a trail centre in the UK the berms are virtually concrete to deal with high traffic. If it's just a couple of mates in the woods in the middle of nowhere I can guarantee deer, boar etc will do a whole lot more damage with their tracks. Don't get me wrong I'm building a beefed up trail at the moment, which some may say is over built but it's just one of many. I want variation in my riding not just smooth and buffed and not all raggy but all of it. It also depends on what you deem good trail practice? Imba? Every trail on the planet would look the same. Not to mention it takes a lot longer for nature to take back a hard packed trail than a loose one.

For me this rocked!
  • 2 0
 Agree. But I think in this case those lines aren't there for long or used that heavily.
  • 18 2
 And the entire area will probably be logged out in a year or two...
  • 4 3
 darn hippy lol
  • 4 1
 If all the old growth forest gets logged out will there be any detritus filled loamy trails left? Can there be loam and original lines in a planted forest?
  • 4 0
 Isn't there a bunch of that sensitive cryptobiotic soil down there in Utah?
  • 1 0
 I think "raking and riding" is a good way to see if a new section of trail will work how you want it to. You can test ride it and if it flows well you can then commit to putting in the infrastructure to make it sustainable. If its not working you can make adjustments before you start building berms/drains etc.
  • 3 0
 Duff grade reversals are where it's at!
  • 2 0
 MORE DUFF
  • 3 4
 But yet a beaver can build a dam and flood out an aria. Nobody says shit. Why are my actions in the woods frowned upon? What's the differance? Neg prop me for my ignorance, but my land is paid for and MINE.
  • 2 0
 yeah because the actions you do on your land have no influence whatsoever on everything beyond your property...
  • 1 0
 Haha last time I checked the beaver is actually part of the ecosystem. A wet one at that, without many trails through it. But I hear ya, the 3 feet of surface that I pay a interest to the bank on (forgoing subsurface mineral rights and municipal taxes) is MINE goddammit!
  • 1 0
 ^^ Ya, at least you get what I'm saying.
  • 3 0
 My land, his land, it's all stolen anyway... You own it insofar as the Gov't had any right in the first place.
  • 20 3
 Oh heck ya! So much loam!
  • 1 0
 it 's just wonderful
  • 16 0
 Is it wrong that while watching this video i just wanted to lay my face and hands into that dirt? soooooo sick
  • 10 0
 Loam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loam
Loam is soil composed mostly of sand and silt, and a smaller amount of clay ( about 40%-40%-20% concentration........
  • 13 1
 They should upload a RAW version of this
  • 4 3
 and a heavy metal version too
  • 1 0
 I prefer when you still can hear the bikes and not just music. The filming was awesome, the music not so much.
  • 10 0
 That ain't loam- that's duff. There might be loam soils there, but its the duff that's the visible stuff they are riding on. Either way, it does look inviting!
  • 8 0
 It's really too bad nobody wants to accept that what everyone calls 'loam' is actually 'duff'
  • 2 5
 does it matter? thats the accepted term now even if its wrong
  • 15 0
 Of course stuff like that matters. If doesn't, we might as well call trail bikes - trials bikes, dual crown forks - triple crown forks, tubes - tires, bushes- trees, fungi - plants, moths - flies, dogs - cats, i.e. - e.g., initialisms - acronyms, to - too, their - there, etc. When people *choose* to communicate improperly for no apparent purpose, that's a sad day.
  • 3 0
 Agreed - it's completely different, as @BungedUP said. Loam is actually mineral soil, and what you would be shredding if you were riding A-line (give or take). Loam's great, but moreso for building jumps and berms or planting kale and spinach in. People seem to get annoyed when the terminology mistake is pointed out, but why not try to get it right?
  • 10 0
 I love how the CC always use techno music....then it sounds like the squeaking Avid brakes are just part of the song. Seriously though....awesome.
  • 4 0
 I wish So Cal had some dirt like that! You never hear anyone rave about loose over hard-pack conditions of a trail.

Also I have to commend Coastal Crew for their editing skills. They know how to match the song to the video. Im not a fan of this electro-dance-pop whatever, but when to the right video I like it. Some of these other edits out there are complete shit and I have to turn it off almost immediately especially when put to rap. Well done boys.

*Adding to favorites
  • 5 0
 who needs the enduro, when there is the stumpy evo?

coastal crew did it again...classic material

dylan has the same paintjob on his stumpy as on his demo, the nice looking tree pattern
  • 3 0
 Well, they killed the real SJ Evo (26er) you're seeing here, and the new one is a 29er front end with longer chain stays. The new Enduro 650 is a legit bike. New SJ is a joke.
  • 2 0
 absolutely! the 26" evo is the most fun bike i have ever ridden. it fits me like a glove. a shame they dont produce it anymore.
  • 1 1
 Where's the proof that this wasn't the new 650b stumpy?
  • 3 1
 take a close look at the front triangle. the 650b front triangle looks like it was ridden against a tree. in the video they are clearly riding the 26" version.
  • 1 0
 I see it now.
  • 1 0
 I also saw that they have different shocks on their stumpys, I wonder if the general public can get a rear shock with a resivouir on their stumpy evo 26, I know I want one!!!
  • 1 0
 actually you can buy a monarch plus for the stumpy evo!
  • 1 0
 I just did actually!!! can't wait to slap it on my baby
  • 6 2
 Literally how everytrail in that environment should be built.... Stop taking it down to the clay/base layer !!

Thank you so much Coastal Crew for another amazing edit... Booking my next trip there now.
  • 21 0
 Anywhere else more public and this trail wouldn't make it a month without being a rooty mess, eroded down to the mineral soil. The only reason it'll stay so duffy and nice is because these guys are the only ones who know where it is. Great video, but there's a reason the majority of riders don't get to experience a trail like this: because of the other people wanting to experience a trail like this.
  • 5 1
 loam is the powder of biking. secret stashes, limited quantities.
  • 2 1
 Couldn't agree more @pushingbroom It's just better that way.
  • 6 1
 Coastal crew shouldd deffo bring out a cd of riding tracks - love they're tunes!
  • 2 0
 Right on! An ARRIVAL sound track would be great. Seems the music industry undervalues the power of filmmakers like these.
  • 5 0
 Brought to you on a bike they haven't made in almost two years!


(SJ EVO, 26")
  • 2 0
 ..... 2014 had a stumpy evo 26
  • 1 0
 I do agree, but it was mostly built in '13...
  • 1 1
 How can you tell?
  • 1 0
 Amazing bike!
  • 8 3
 Trails hand built by jesus himself.
  • 2 0
 Do they use a GoPro for the POV shots and then color correct it or do they have a bigger camera mounted on their chests? I have the same question for the POV riding segment of Arrival too...
  • 1 1
 Usually GoPro raw video files can give almost DSLR like resolution problem is that the raw file is one big file.
  • 3 0
 In Arrival they used a Canon 5D MK3, I'm sure a similar setup was utilised here...
  • 2 0
 Yeah, I was wondering about the POV shots, too, @rowdycash. When I wear a GoPro chesty mount, the outcome is almost unwatchable on terrain like this. The elastic shoulder straps cause the camera to bounce around way too much even when cinched down. What gear are they using?
  • 2 0
 Definitely DSLR of some sort with super slim wideangle lens. They give a much smoother sense of motion IMO but they're obviously more expensive and much heavier too. GoPros can give DSLR resolution- (the GP4 when it comes out will probably shoot 4K@24-30 fps) but it's not all about resolution. Having awesome glass, complete control over aperture and your shutter speed is what's important when it comes to a professional and cinematic feel. Coastal Crew are SLR masters.
  • 1 0
 Thanks, @gavlaa. I've pretty much given up on the Chesty mounts. I prefer a hbar or seatpost mount. The seatpost mount is far, far more stable than you might expect (on a full-suspended rig of course). You also get great shots of your friends riding at ya which is a cool perspective. Downside: this only works on dry days, and you often get nad shots at the top of the frame.
  • 1 0
 I´ve been following Costal Crew´s work over the year, their trail filming work and riding skills are just amazing.
The only thing i dislike about them is the fact that they cut a lot of trees in order to build. In this trail, it´s differrent, is natural all the way down with no trees down and apparently no major damage to the surronding ecosystem.
As a rider and a builder, i´ve an huge respect for nature and try not damage it´s way.

Thanks to Coastal Crew for the amazing edit, still living the dream.
  • 1 0
 I love watching the progression of CC filming and producing. It's testament to how deep the talent flows that each time they make edit they bring in really original and creative ideas to give us something fresh. ARVL was my favourite film from last year too.
  • 1 0
 this is the type of videos that i personally like.... awesome electro musik, chest POVs, very flowy trails, no super special tricks, plus noone is talking, no celebrities riding, just 2 random dudes shredding down the trail. very good video, a bit Silvia style
  • 3 0
 can you buy those blacked out POC knee pads or do they just sharpie them out?
  • 2 0
 Looked like a good coat of sharpie
  • 4 0
 So spoiled! That shit doesn't exist for 500+ miles from here :/
  • 1 1
 yeah and 5000+ miles for me ... :'(
  • 2 0
 Cant wait to knock off work and hit the shore this evening now. so pumped!
Whats the tunes behind this vid - any one know??
  • 2 0
 Found Awake by Le Castle Vania with Shazam, have a listen: shz.am/t53740271
  • 4 0
 If this isn't the best stumpjumper promo I don't know what is!
  • 6 0
 Yeah, for the '13 stumpy Evo 26 you can't get. Haha...
  • 1 0
 I got mine Smile
  • 1 1
 Hailing from Southern Colorado, my local trails consist of lots of loose, rocky, shale covered singletrack. Referred to by some as "the Fruita of the Front Range", seeing this loam that you fellows speak of makes me want to become a pacific northwest bicycle hobo.
  • 1 0
 Wait...Fruita IS on the Front Range. Isn't it? Or am I misreading your comment?
  • 2 1
 Western Slope, my friend.
  • 1 0
 Cool - thanks!
  • 2 0
 How'd they get the POV shots to look so good? Did they strap DSLRs to their chests, cause surely that's not gopro footage, right?
  • 1 0
 Sometimes rake and rides are the beginnings of a legitimate trail. If you look carefully at the vid there appears to be a bit of gold work. Possibly another future kick ass trail on the SSC:-)
  • 3 0
 the trail looks like the best thing ever.
  • 3 0
 Those cable cam shots were unreal!
  • 3 1
 Wow, such a film-making art!! ...this is what mountain biking really is!!!!
  • 4 3
 Holly cow, do they ride 26er like that?! I thought you need 27.5 or 29er for this kind of shreding. Hope the manufacturers start making those again!
  • 1 0
 Being in dry California where hardpacked, tan dirt is all I've ever really ridden, I having an itching desire to go shred some loam
  • 1 0
 Am I the only one that noticed that www.specialized.com/stumpjumper at the end brings you to the Stumpjumper HT on their site, not the full suspension one used filming here?
  • 3 0
 Classic Coastal Crew!
  • 2 0
 sooo sick but i cant hold you tonight
  • 2 0
 Holy brown pow! The coastal crew has struck it rich!
  • 3 0
 Great cinematography!
  • 2 0
 "costal crew".. amen for latenight edits Wink
  • 1 0
 lol costal for sure.
  • 3 0
 Norbs Was Robbed!
  • 1 0
 Weird...the guy in front disappears then reappears like he is some sort've forest gnome. Nice loam though.
  • 3 0
 Brown pow meow
  • 1 0
 Look how buttery smooth that dirt is. Wish we had dirt like that here in New Jersey, all we have are rocks and sand, mostly.
  • 1 0
 Good promo for the big S! How the costal crew get their GoPro chesty so steady? Mines always so shaky!!
  • 1 0
 the raking to riding ratio is bit more unbalanced than the title leads me to believe
  • 2 0
 Simply mouth watering.
  • 1 0
 I just want to know where he got Butcher SX tires. Give em up.
  • 1 0
 Dillons Bike looks sick !
  • 1 0
 Bet your sneakers are full after that! Haha
  • 3 1
 Loam factory!!!
  • 2 1
 only thing better than this kind of trail is having sex...into this trail.
  • 1 0
 one day all day in that... that's all i ask
  • 1 0
 That's some good PacNW dirt!
  • 1 0
 I know it's a Spesh commercial but I'm sold already.
  • 1 0
 wouldve been sick to just hear the bike sounds without the music too
  • 1 0
 loam lovers will need to change their pants after this video
  • 1 0
 I'm such a geek. I found a spelling error in the video. "Costal Crew". Smile
  • 1 0
 was this filmed in epping forest?
  • 1 0
 Stumpyyyyyyy full throttle !!!!
  • 1 0
 I want to leave work NOW... #trailbikejelly
  • 1 0
 I luv loam stashes. The secret is to keep them a secret.
  • 1 0
 Makes the rainy days A-OK in my book!
  • 2 2
 they are the best trail builders
  • 1 1
 they buildt this ? they re living the dream
  • 1 0
 builders sounds better than trail rakers
  • 1 1
 Yahhh loamy track. You two guys killin it
  • 2 3
 the 2015 stumpjumper is sooo magnificent, is like a baby between stumpjumper and an status.
  • 3 4
 and 650B that is ideal for enduro !
  • 5 0
 That's not the '15 SJ. That's the old 26" EVO. The new one uses a 29er front end and longer chainstays. The baby of a stumpy 29 and a status/demo is the Enduro 650. It's a 26er front end with longer chainstays. Works way better.
  • 3 0
 The 650 stumpy is so wonky, I didn't even leave the parking lot with it when I had a chance to ride a trail...
  • 1 0
 Mobbin loammmmmm!!!!!
  • 1 0
 song ?
  • 2 0
 Le Castle Vania - Awake
  • 1 2
 Am I missing something here? Clicked on the link for Stumpjumper and all I see are a bunch of XC POS's?
  • 2 0
 I wouldn't call them POS's (given that they cost more than most used cars), but you're not wrong. The specialized link takes you to the Stumpjumper page. They should've linked to the Stumpjumper FSR page: www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/stumpjumper-fsr
  • 1 0
 i have seen heaven
  • 1 1
 Freeriding at it's finest
  • 1 1
 THE COSTAL CREW IS AWESOME! In every sense of the word.
  • 4 5
 Loam and enduros. perfect.
  • 8 1
 or loam & stumpy evo,s
  • 1 3
 this.... is my dream. enduro and look at the soil ! my goodness need to move
  • 1 0
 stumpy evos man @RedBurn
  • 2 2
 Builders get the loam.
  • 1 2
 this vid would've been cooler if they were riding all carbon 29ers!
  • 1 2
 Loam - grown art
  • 2 5
 i have ridden that trail ..Smile
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