Getting Raw With Remy Metailler on the Trail Bike - Video

Apr 13, 2016
by Chris Ricci  
Views: 70,322    Faves: 1,057    Comments: 38


Follow Remy Metailler as he rides a few trails in the Sea To Sky corridor. Video supported by Camelbak with the new Skyline 10 LR. #Gotyourbak


MENTIONS: @remymetailler / @influxproductions




155 Comments

  • + 133
 Always makes you want to go out and ride after watching his edits!
  • + 53
 Was so smooth and flowy like my post mocha.
  • + 4
 I was just gonna say that! Wink
  • + 30
 This guy is gonna start a revolution in mtb videos. his whistler edit, now this, there just perfection and everyone loves them!
  • + 10
 Awesome to watch. Great trail too.

But WTF was with the trendy coffee shop intro at the start? Extraneous at best. Hopping on the hipster bandwagon for marketing purposes at worst.

Now what beans shall I grind for my morning flat white....
  • + 20
 @OrangeGoblin: that's a new coffee shop in whistler. Looks like he might just be giving some good exposure
  • + 21
 @gclarida: Does a coffee shop in Whistler need exposure? ;-)

In any case it feels poorly placed, seeing as its not in anyway involved in a storyline. He doesn't drink the coffee out on the trail. He's not even in the same kit. Just good old product placement. Still. Trying hard not to complain about decent riding content just clumsy marketing...

...I've even bored myself.
  • + 5
 @OrangeGoblin: Yeah actually its down in the far part of town away from the village. Just a good way to let the locals know really, as everyone in whistler has probably seen this video by now haha
  • + 4
 @OrangeGoblin: And i believe his girlfriend works there...(instagram). Awesome trail riding on a cool trail,as well.
  • + 4
 @OrangeGoblin: along with what @bobbybottleservice said, i think he just picked them up as a sponsor very recently, i could be mistaken but i think i saw something on instagram recently about them!
  • + 6
 dope af. damn.
  • + 6
 @OrangeGoblin: seemed ok to me. hell...just gettin some coffee.
  • + 4
 Isn't coffee a big French European thing? Good for him if he hooked up with someone who works at a fancy coffee shop. Way to keep rolling Champ.
  • + 5
 @OrangeGoblin: No way. That was a beautiful coffee shop and for all of us who don't live in Whistler it's cool to get a tip on a nice spot to get some food or coffee. Part of the fun of riding is the traveling component and checking out the place as well as the trails. Smile
  • + 7
 @OrangeGoblin:
Clunky as the advertising is, I look at it as a reasonable trade off to see these videos. It's only a few seconds and doesn't interrupt the actual riding, plus it's a local company who may otherwise struggle for exposure in this way. Remy must be getting some kind of benefit, so fair play. In a worse world he would not have ridden and had to go do a desk job! ;-)
  • + 1
 @OrangeGoblin: He gets free bikes, free gear and now free coffee? If we see him get a free Panini in his next edit, I'm going to break down and go buy a $10 Panera sandwich!
  • + 3
 Don't get me wrong, I agree with all of you that an independent business getting a foot up with help from community\atheletes is good, and if it brings us decent content then even better - I don't resent the coffee shop getting exposure at all. At first it just seemed like a company trying to leverage popular culture poorly. I didn't realise they sponsored him.
(Though if he walked into a Wendys and ordered a burger at the start you'd most likely agree that its a poorly executed, shallow advertising slot, no?)

So I guess I'm looking at it this issue with a marketing head on, as thats my job, and its the continuity that bothers me. Its the fact that it bears no link to the video that I think is poor. Why didn't he crack that coffee open half way down the trail? Or at least walk into the coffee shop showing off the Camelback if thats the sponsor (He was wearing different kit and not a Camelbak. Anyway, it just felt a little like an afterthought and it bugged me. I'll shut up now, theres riding to be done. Thanks for the heads up guys and girls. :-)
  • + 3
 @OrangeGoblin: His coffee mug is made by Camelbak, and the edit was supported by Camelbak. I think that's marketing connection they were trying to make. Why he wore his backpack into the coffee shop though, that's beyond me.
  • + 1
 @OrangeGoblin: The intro will always be at the start and so will advirtisment be everywhere
  • + 1
 @OrangeGoblin: only the boring get bored !
  • + 15
 @Keitholbean: i wear a Camelbak pack on the coffee shot, cause I always wear that pack with me. It has my wallet and computer. When I go there I usually seat down and use what's in my pack. I have been there yesterday, i am on my way today and I will tomorrow again. Nothing is fake here. Also don't forget that I'able to produce content only thanks to people behind those companies called "sponsors". No support means no video.
  • + 4
 @remymetailler: I always have my morning coffee before every ride mate, it's part of the riding ritual, i don't see anything wrong with showing your mug or any local coffee shop, video is just awesome, period.
Keep up the good work and shred on..!!!
  • + 1
 @seanryan: meaning he gets free coffee?
  • + 98
 Got a canary in your suspension?
  • + 28
 haha I am glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that loud as shit noise coming from his setup every time he used more than 50 percent travel... it was driving me crazy
  • + 33
 Sure would rather listen to the canary versus robot sex (aka dubstep)
  • + 1
 that squeak really irked me
  • + 10
 @steelpolish: hahahaha haven't heard that one. Seriously though dubstep f*cking blows
  • + 6
 Turbo noises? nope just BOS suspension
  • + 2
 @jackalmond: yep... Got the same on my stoy, and I f*cking hate it Frown
  • + 1
 @evildos: i love that Bos signature sound ! I own a Stoy too and i definitly love it.
  • + 4
 @rckon03: yea but our parents think hip hop blows and their parents thought rock blew...so...
  • + 52
 Ahhhh. the sweet sound of no music, rolling tires and smooth landings. Slick vid that just confirms the saying Less Is More....
  • - 3
 Depends on the quality of your soundsystem. With good speakers it is amazing, but with my standard low quality laptop sound it doesn't give you the feeling / the real sound of cycling and it's rather just annoying noise. I love it though when I put on my headphones.
  • + 4
 That is what I call a RAW edit! Love those sounds.
And no "the sound is added in post production" here, like in Mike Hopkins: Raw 100 for example
  • + 31
 What the hell was that intro about? Sick riding. Stupid Intro.
  • + 147
 the intro was all about the next 6 months of free coffee for remy. swag.
  • + 170
 @stacykohut: Yeah, just wanted to help out a cool local business !
  • + 4
 Coffee shop advert ?
  • + 41
 COFFEE ADDICTION AFFECTS THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES EVERY YEAR
  • + 75
 @camcoz69: I drank coffee once, now i'm a meth addict
  • + 14
 @remymetailler: Sooooo smooth on Treasure. WOW.
  • + 33
 Hard to understand the negativity. On the professional level, this whole industry is about endorsments. Assuming he actually likes their coffee, it was pretty unpretentious...
  • + 49
 I saw it more as @remymetailler bringing his reusable Camelbak mug in for coffee, which is cool since he's reducing waste. I was impressed with sustainability efforts of communities in the PNW when I was there. Nothing worse than people leaving behind disposable coffee cups and plastic water bottles along your trails.
  • + 5
 @pigman65: next edit in Amsterdam
  • + 7
 @remymetailler: let me just thank you for not producing any more waste Smile
  • + 5
 Can't fault him for promoting a sponsor. Probably the same deal with the backpack he appeared to be wearing getting out of the truck to go and get a coffee with.
  • + 5
 @remymetailler: seems like decent folks. Now let's do one with beer! Big Grin
  • + 29
 @LulikZ: The beer sponsor is on its way dude..
  • + 4
 I ride like that whenever I drink coffee first. Especially skinnies. The more coffee the better.
  • + 2
 @camcoz69: Yep, my kids get a happy father out of my coffee addiction
  • + 3
 I forgot all about the coffee once he started riding.
  • + 2
 @Keitholbean: Littering in general drives me nuts but on the trail and I would loose my shit.
  • + 1
 @remymetailler: sick lines remy u ripped a treasure/overnight an reserectum a new one! you bombed that chute last time i saw a guy go down it that fast was when he lost his brakes haha
  • + 1
 @camcoz69: everyday
  • + 1
 @Silocycle: well if you like proper coffee its the best espresso u can get in whistler
  • + 18
 first time i've seen a video of remy riding that didn't make me depressed...must told him to slow down so we can all feel better about ourselves
  • + 5
 WOW, negative props for giving someone a compliment.......
  • + 12
 @enduroelite: it's PB man, what can you expect?
  • + 5
 That trail is tough, it may look slow, but it's still 3 times faster than most mortals. I have ridden this, and the stuff he rides at Whistler, and I find this more impressive (though the Whistler stuff is still spectacular)
  • + 1
 @nzstormer: I didn't say it was slow, just a speed that is possible for mortals. While I haven't ridden this, I have ridden whistler 4-5 times and it's ridiculous how he basically doubles everything...
  • + 1
 Yeah first time I think I didn't have sweaty palms the entire time. So stylie!
  • + 1
 @nzstormer: what trail is it?
  • + 1
 @nvranka: your welcome bud!
  • + 1
 @NorthShore19: some on treasure trail?
  • + 1
 @nvranka: I got what you were saying, but I think if you rode this trail, you would realize that this is not a speed possible for mortals. I would say he rides Whistler 2 times faster than me, and he rides this trail 4 times faster than me.
  • + 1
 @NorthShore19: I'm not one to give away trail locations, but I will say it's on Trailforks.
  • + 1
 Actually, just watched it again, and it's more than the 1 trail I was thinking of. I recognize some of the other lines, but not all of them.
  • + 15
 I love the edits with just natural riding sounds. You can really hear how smooth remy is.
  • + 4
 yessir, raw and MOP too.
  • + 12
 Thats dedication to drive with your backpack on !
  • + 9
 nice vid and there is really no need for music at all

the "natural" sound is much better
  • + 5
 So wait, does this mean Coffee drinking to start an edit is officially PB approved again? Remy IS the trendsetter....what happens if he mixes his next edit with dubstep?....the circle of cool always comes back around...
Siiiiick edit Remy!
  • + 5
 I think they should do small trail tips and tricks segments / videos from the pros. Especially Remy! He's got trail vision!
  • + 4
 i think it would go something like this...... look ahead PIN IT!!!
  • + 14
 step one: cut a hole in the..... wait wrong instructions

step one: HUCK ALL THE THINGS!
  • + 7
 Remy, you're a f#ckin' ninja!!
  • + 7
 Ah, mochas make you fast. That's what I was missing.
  • + 29
 he's trying to find a washroom after that mocha.
  • + 2
 large mocha: cheapest way to drop a pound. Waaaaay cheaper than carbon fiber bits.
  • + 3
 @brusmaster Not the best place to look for videos that look safe Smile

It's great to see technical, steep, hidden (I assume) trails like this. Not the usual big speed/big air whistler edit!
  • + 5
 Holy smokes this trail is so sexy...that log roll....id get up on that...
  • + 25
 I'd get 2 feet across that log, look down, barf, fall off, die
  • + 2
 I think these videos are going to eventually progress to "Watch Remy Metailler ride a unicycle backwards down Mt. Everest while juggling kittens, and on fire." He's just that good.
  • + 1
 Hey remy its Kris from local....great edit bro see you in a few days!!! And to all the people wondering about camp coffee it's one of his sponsors as well as a great coffee shop in function
  • + 3
 This trail must not be IMBA approved...way to much straight down fall line riding! :-). Nice riding as usual.
  • + 4
 Pretty much nothing in the sea to sky would be imba approved. People shred when its wet too and the trail work out fine
  • + 1
 Two things, riding down that terrain on a trail bike rather than a DH bike wouldn't determine the helmet i wear, that some full face shit right there, and secondly, no annoying music is better.
  • + 3
 I don't really like the sound of his suspension. Sick video though. One of my favorite riders to watch.
  • + 2
 yeah sounds like the damper is f'd
  • + 5
 Really..I didn't like the sound of the wind rustling and a flappin his polyester shorts..
  • + 0
 @Mrstamper: The sound of the damper means that the damper itself it´s working nice and the oil is flowing around it.. so.. to me, it´s a nice sound... the sound of work!
  • + 2
 @Adrianos: pass me another hard boiled one please grandmother..
  • + 1
 @Mrstamper: Tell me place...
  • + 1
 @Adrianos: cod knows.
  • + 2
 Yeah @remymetailler - easily some of the nicest looking footage of Overnight, ever. Nice one buddy.
  • + 3
 Skip past to 0:28 for one of the raddest videos this year!
  • + 1
 Brilliant video, loved it and some seriously smooth riding. Can't help but wander how many ex riders are under that tree at the start
  • + 1
 Squeaky fork & he's on a trail bike ..thought this was the enduro site..yeahh bro shred it..no fanny pack either..what!!!
  • + 3
 He must be the only Commencal rider still running BOS suspension!
  • + 1
 isn't the whole riding addiction team on BOS too ? or you joked ?
  • + 2
 @gonecoastal i m so late on this one, thanks !
  • + 1
 wow awesome as usual, no music, just the sound of the bike and nature... beautiful edit & riding !!
  • + 0
 Why must every edit start with a coffee shop? I have no issue with coffee houses, it's just strange that most edits start with them?
  • + 1
 I hope i can do a gap year in BC and stay there fr a long time and ride trailss like this.
  • + 2
 Why did Remi,buy a coffee,them go home to get changed?
  • + 2
 Remy,damp spell check.
  • + 1
 Remy is such a boss on the bike, and seems like a chill dude off it too. Nice vid, even the coffee intro. Mmm, coffee...
  • + 2
 00:30 Why would you climb up Rupert's?
  • + 2
 And that's why I'm moved to whistler years ago
  • + 2
 Am I the only person who still calls that freeriding?
  • + 19
 He wore two different packs during a 3 min video..........NOTHING MORE ENDURO THAN THAT!!
  • + 2
 no goggles
  • + 3
 he makes it look so easy
  • + 2
 awesome as usual with Remy !!!
  • + 2
 That's not what my trailbike rides look like :/
  • + 2
 Is that a meta v4 ? I don't recognize the frame colors exactly ?
  • + 1
 It's a V4, custom color probably (look like 2014 V3 color scheme).
  • + 1
 i think its the 2017 color!!! I saw a picture of the same frame on Nico Quere instagram! I like it!
  • + 1
 @Mac-Aravan: that's the Meta V4 2017 colours
  • + 1
 That the 2017 Meta v4 he is riding instagify.com/media/1223299988329403931_268531860
  • + 1
 What are these trails?!?!?!? They look amazing.
  • + 1
 Best Remy Metailler Vid yet. You can actually see him riding.
  • + 1
 Silence is golden. Well, except for the bike noises. That's awesome.
  • + 1
 Style for days! Weeks and years! Super cool!
  • + 1
 One of the most stylish and fast riders alive.
  • + 1
 So why did they have to show us him getting coffee?
  • + 1
 I might be getting old, but that almost looks like a 29er.
  • + 1
 anyone know what trail that is?
  • + 13
 Treasure trail in Squamish (first part) and Overnight Sensation in Pemberton second part (1:31 onwards).
  • + 2
 i need that backpack!
  • + 3
 For sure. Clearly, my riding will improve greatly. Damn, he's just so smooth, makes it all look so effortless.
  • + 2
 Got my saftey glasseys!
  • + 1
 Love the (very long) moments of silence when the bike is in the air.
  • + 1
 That's a good one ! but not the best Wink
  • + 2
 it must be the mocha
  • + 1
 What an idiot he didnt pay the coffe
  • + 1
 Rider: God
Location: Heaven
  • + 1
 The suspension sounded sooooooo cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!
  • + 1
 count the pedal strokes, or lack there-of in that vid. Damn!!
  • + 0
 My kind of stuff,on your own.perfect.pretentious coffee shop bollox can do one tho.
  • - 1
 I wonder how many times he rode that trail before filming? @remymetailler ??
  • + 1
 Once only, I pretty much never ride Squamish, and Pemby.
  • + 1
 @remymetailler: Come ride up here in Pemby more it's awesome!
  • + 1
 butter
  • + 1
 Silent hub. Gimme some.
  • + 1
 Quiet bike.
  • + 1
 My brain just melted
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