Ride the Rocks with Richie Rude - Video

Jul 13, 2016 at 10:27
Jul 13, 2016
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161 Comments

  • + 226
 This is how we all think we look while riding..
  • + 34
 I know for a FACT I look like that while riding... but only when I'm fast asleep and dreaming as well.
  • + 15
 that must be nice. i ride nothing like that.
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 And tell me why Rude is not sponsored by Redbull yet?
  • + 6
 I always think I did something rad and then I look at the video my friend was taking and my dreams just die. Well, that's what iMovie was made for (The "speed up" feature is very handy).
  • + 2
 @Aaronhuang: Im sure it won't be long until they pick him up!
  • + 129
 I can totally relate to the carpark scene where his eating the sandwhich. Thats the one time I'd be faster than him.
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 @Aaronhuang: wasnt that the Red Bull player?
  • + 31
 How many hours of riding do you think his bikes last for before completely disintegrating under him? He's so strong and rides with such intent like he's trying to shred through to the center of the earth! Love it, he's one bad ass northeast ripper!
  • + 6
 @dirtyrig: they do say that Rude is the ultimate part/bike tester. If it can be broken, he has the power to push it to its max and break it...
  • + 20
 @Aaronhuang: because Rude is MTB chuck norris, he doen't need no damn redbull,
didn't you see that tree move out of his way?
  • + 1
 The turn at 1:49 is unreal
  • + 3
 @dirtyrig: What are you talking about? He looks super smooth, I don't even ride that well in my dreams Smile
  • + 1
 Wish this guy would race WCI DH.......
  • + 37
 for some reason the clip with the sandwich cracked me up. I just picture him thinking

"mmmmm sandwich. nom nom nom. mmmm more bike."
  • + 30
 Richie can you please settle an ongoing argument btw me and some friends.....who benches more? You or Graves? Need video for proof.
  • + 16
 I know Graves is strong and fit but I'd have to think Rude out lifts him in all departments. Linebacker on a bike.
  • + 5
 @briceps:

I wonder how big he really is, he could just be average sized and the rest of the EWS guys are tiny.
  • + 0
 @hetfield1: probably a little of both. He's definitely a big dude in pictures but standing next to the other guys he's definitely gonna look like a beast.
  • + 1
 @hetfield1: He's not that big overall. He's not a giant. Its more so just his build and and his frame. He's a just built like brick wall.
  • + 1
 @briceps: I met him last year at an ECS enduro race Killington I think was or Mt. Snow. Standing next to him he is definitely just and average dude as far a size. Fitness however, thats a different story all together. I was definitely giddy like a school girl meeting the best MTBer on the planet.
  • + 15
 @moutnbiker: whoa whoa, best MTBer on the planet? let's not get ahead of ourselves here...
  • + 9
 @moutnbiker: *one of
  • + 7
 @aaa1: Well Enduro is mountain biking right?
  • + 1
 Big strong boy thats for sure! For me Rennie was/is the strongest looking rider around. Big naturally strong red head! Him and kovaric used to just destroy sh*t! Animals.
  • + 6
 @moutnbiker: Let's see him ride outside of enduro racing and then we will see... although I wouldn't be surprised if he killed it just as hard like Kyle Strait, Fairclough, Gee Atherton, Cedric, etc. I wish there were more edits of Richie posted up, so much fun watching him destroy.

My vote goes to ACC for best MTBer of course Wink
  • + 9
 @scott-townes: he got 1st in the World Cup as a Junior just what, 2 years ago?
  • + 5
 @scott-townes: Enduro is not easier than DH, you realize?
  • + 3
 @aaa1: okay okay. One of...
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 @scott-townes: I'd have to say he would be just as fast if not faster than most WC DHers. My personal opinion is that Enduro is mare difficult than DH based on the facts that 1. Enduro races get less time to preride the tracks. 2. There are up to 7 courses they must ride and memorize vs 1 in DH. 3. Enduro is based on combined times and not just 1 fast run. 4. Enduro races have to encompass a verity of skills in order to do extremely well. Just my 2 cents
  • + 2
 @moutnbiker: makes total sense e.g. sam hill is barely 30ish in dh wc and on podium in ews races. on flat pedals. total sense.
  • + 1
 @tempest3070: Did I write otherwise?
  • + 1
 @moutnbiker: My post has nothing to do with comparing enduro to DH. I have no idea how you people got that from my post. There are more types of riding to master outside of enduro and DH, haha.
  • + 1
 @sino428: on pink bike....that is debatable
  • + 2
 @warehouse: true, freeride is dead after all.
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 @nikifor88: Exactly, the DH field is way more stacked
  • + 31
 On the bridge at the beginning there's a big "Walk your bike" sign. He ignored it. What a rebel.
  • + 69
 Enduro is a thug sport
  • + 25
 That was Rude indeed.
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flag shooby (Jul 14, 2016 at 2:44) (Below Threshold)
 yeah, that was rude
  • + 4
 you'd be surprised how mad they actually get if you dont walk your bike, last time i didnt they threatened to get my season pass revoked lol
  • + 24
 On other videos I've seen of Rude (including the ones with Kelley), he seemed more of a masher/muscle type rider. This video shows I was totally wrong in my impression. His fine skills are obvious, and he has plenty of style to boot.

Something tells me that all elite riders MUST be like this (and diminishes my chances of joining their ranks... lol!).
  • + 27
 > all elite riders MUST be like this

You are definitely right. The average world cup XC rider is likely better on the downhills than anyone you know, and likewise the EWS and DHers are fitter.
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flag Jokesterwild (Jul 13, 2016 at 17:55) (Below Threshold)
 @bmck: woah woah... average XC rider? I know allot of mates that are whistler bums that could show a few people a thing or two going down the mountain....
  • + 13
 @Jokesterwild: You missed the part where he said WC
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 I have only seen EWS footage of him riding and he obviously looks like a very strong rider. This video catches something different -- he has massive style and flow. I was so impressed with both his riding and this video. I prefer these clips where you can hear the dirt and the freewheel. I also think that any World Cup or Enduro World Series racer is probably so much better than we would guess.
  • + 5
 I believe it was Yoann Barelli, who is uber talented himself, that referred to Rude as ****ing nuts in an interview. I must admit the same impression of Rude, but this blew me away. It's always that way, though. I love watching WC DH, but an edit like Bulldog and Blenki at Te Ranga far better showcases the precision, speed, and skill than the live stream ever will.
  • + 0
 Realty is a mean b...
  • + 20
 Well you know, I'll be as good as him once I'm his age— wait What!?!?!? I'm way older than him!?!?! SHIT!!!! I quit.
  • + 2
 Gold
  • + 19
 ...Well that was Just Rude...
  • + 17
 When you think that people screamed out loud "VIDEO OF THE YEAR" for semenuk s last sequence!! I prefered this !
  • + 16
 I wonder if Richie's mom worked for Arnold Schwarzenegger?
  • + 2
 LoL!
  • + 8
 great video , leaves you pumped to go rip some trails while watching this i couldn't stop wondering what he would have done in DH if he hadn't switched, he was junior world champ and left it there, would be great to see him race a wc, i think he would be top 20 let me just watch it again...
  • + 12
 I could do that if I really wanted
  • + 41
 Taking the lift up?
  • + 57
 @abzillah: I meant having a snack
  • + 3
 @Tmackstab: puttin liquid in your tire ?
  • + 12
 @RedBurn: you know as well as I do that we all suck at that. Shit gets everywhere.
  • + 0
 @Tmackstab: hahaha all the time Big Grin ... Last time my fckin bottle that i just bought felt on its side, that piss off feeling
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flag bridgermurray (Jul 13, 2016 at 17:24) (Below Threshold)
 No one gets sarcasm on PB hahaha
  • + 4
 How many hours of riding do you think his bikes last for before completely disintegrating under him? He's so strong and rides with such intent like he's trying to shred through to the center of the earth! Love it, he's one bad ass northeast ripper!
  • + 4
 Wound up on the lift with him at Mountain Creek during the Pro GRT qualifier in May...Such a Calm, Cool, Laid back dude. Quiet until you talk to him a bit, Then he is super nice and helpful. Came back to my truck later to see he is parked right next to me...Marsh guards as mud flaps on his GTI! Now that's some style in itself! Smile
  • + 2
 @pappas717 Have you noticed how Richie transports his bike? Was there a roof rack on his car or is he fitting the bike inside?
  • + 2
 @Skinnyman: He roof racks it. He was running his Fox 40 that day and just pulled the front wheel off and used a adapter to fit it to the roof rack.
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 @pappas717: Thanks a lot for the info! :-)
  • + 7
 He controls a bike like my wife controls my MTB spending ... Tight and without mercy !
  • + 3
 Question about sound on these videos. Some shots look like they were taken with a drone which would sound like a hornets nest with the rotors whizzing about. Do they mount a microphone on the bike and sync up the audio to the video later or is it like TV where they have someone with a keyboard filled with bike noises and they create a soundtrack that sounds credible when you watch it, but isn't actually real??
  • - 1
 No its real, just like they don't add in the sounds of rocks clinking around with nothing else being picked up in movies. They add mics to the rocks. I'm sorry for being sarcastic, of course the sounds are edited.
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 @scott-townes: Ooooohhhh. Wireless rock mics probably. Got it. Thanks.
  • + 6
 where is his redbull helmet?
  • + 8
 Once RedBull drops Curtis Keene, they'll probably pick Richie up.
  • + 4
 @raybao: Why would they drop Keene?
Sure he doesn't get that many podiums anymore but he's become an icon of the sport and everyone wants whatever he's wearing/riding
  • + 0
 @bridgermurray: I don't even know who Kurtis Cleane is...
  • + 1
 @bridgermurray: umm yeah no. Have you seen his race results? Redbull supports top guys
  • + 6
 What a sick video, makes me appreciate the EWS level of riding even more.
  • + 5
 Question: is rude riding a frame size smaller than usual?
  • + 3
 He is riding a stock Medium SB6c.
  • + 3
 And he is 5'11. So yes, he is riding a frame that would be considered small for him
  • + 3
 Was hoping he was on the SB5.5c Frown
  • + 0
 @mistermtb: Not that Yeti's arent' gigantic or anything. That medium is as long as my previous large frame..
  • + 1
 dude holy shit. I've seen small snippets on IG and stuff of Richie tearing it up like this, but this full length video was sick. Talk about some serious precision, style, and power. He's fulfilling his duties with Yeti, and loving it. But when and if he gets on a team brand that has a big WC DH presence, if he chooses to race DH, I think he will be a winner very soon. No question. I want to see him there
  • + 2
 I ride Mountain Creek a lot and some of those rocky sections he went through are scary and of course he rode through like nothing! 1:35 when he clears that rainbow feature is a lot scarier than it looks!
  • + 5
 Had to watch like 5 times
  • + 3
 Wow, you expect him to be a younger version of the Bulldog but he's lighter and smoother than that. An absolute boss on the bike though!
  • + 4
 Would be nice to see Rude back in DH
  • + 1
 Richie is not only a human bullet, but can style for miles too. Every time i watch one of his vids i wonder why his bike looks so small, I know he is built like a tank but is he tall or does he just prefer a smaller bike???
  • + 4
 He is 5'11 rides a medium...https://www.instagram.com/p/BDORtZ9Rl-t/
  • + 4
 Excuse me? That was Rude!
  • + 4
 This is the closest I've ever come to wanting to drink a Red Bull.
  • + 2
 Finally a video of Rude without Pamela Anderson... I mean Cody Kelley. That kid is so androgynous that it hurts. And he does the same reverse whip move EVERY time.
  • + 3
 That redbull player sucks with a slow connection.. just keeps on loading and loading and loading
  • + 2
 just a matter of time before he has the red bull wings on his helmet. kid is so good. stoked to see his dominance over the next decade.
  • + 3
 i ride mountain creek like twice a week and let me tell you that is FUCKED UP
  • + 2
 That was the best 2 minutes I've spent in a while, Richie is an unreal rider. His bike sounded so quiet too!
  • + 3
 Ive seen this kid ride at Mountain Creek: HE IS A HUMAN BULLET !!!
  • + 4
 Yea I know all the trails in this video well and he just doing something much different than the rest of us on them.
  • + 2
 I got so stoked watching this video...only to then be disappointed in my own riding haha
  • + 3
 Nice bontrager flash charger
  • + 3
 Richie Rude....Connecticut reppin!!!
  • + 1
 He was in Jersey...
  • + 4
 @gcman47: but from CT...
  • + 3
 @sfrucian: thanks!

@gcman47: Yes, I understand he was riding in NJ, but my point was he is from Redding, CT.
  • + 3
 Gym. Tan. Laundry.
  • + 2
 great guy, monster on the trails. That burp on the paver blocks... holy cow.
  • + 1
 Fvckin' skillz man! That is one rude dude. Steezin' out like that, shovin' it in everyone's face. More please.

Oh & the color co-ordination, I sooo dig it.
  • + 2
 He just beat my Strava times at Creek, by minutes. LOL
  • + 1
 Total Killer!
Good to know that he is not "just" fast but bloody stylish aus well
  • + 2
 My man shredding Bushwack and Waterboy like they were beginner trails!
  • + 1
 Legend has a GTI. And was able to clear that berm gap that people at creek know is annoying to do.
  • + 1
 One of the best videos I've ever seen. 90% Is on trails we can all find but he showing how it's done.
  • + 2
 That was super sick! Haulin A$$! Style for dayzzzz!
  • + 1
 Makes be happy I picked up a Fox 2013 World Junior DH champ t shirt off the Fox closeout site last month for 8$
  • + 2
 He skidded on wet trails. Bad boy.
  • + 2
 He clearly ignore the sign said SLOW.
  • + 2
 ERMEGEEEERD! Im soooo Enduro'd right now....
  • + 2
 i cant identify which tire he is excanching can anyone help me with that ?
  • + 11
 That's one of our new Aggressor tires. Richie and Cody have been running them all season as a rear tire, paired with a Minion DHF up front. Both with the DoubleDown construction.
  • + 3
 Yeah. That's the only thing stopping mw from riding like that. I nnnneeeeddd tooi know people!!!
  • + 3
 Maxxis Aggressor
  • + 2
 @Maxxis: super solid tyres (Aggressor). We just ran them in the second TT and Enduro2 over the last month, and they're fantastic!
  • + 2
 I'm using a Agressor on the rear wheel for the last month or so. Rolls way better than the HD 2.25 it replaced,and grips better too. Great tire.
  • + 2
 That tire squirm at 00:58! Shows how hard he's going
  • + 1
 @Maxxis: which tire compound do they use? Maxx grip?
  • + 3
 come back to DH richie 3
  • + 1
 0:11 I like how he's just the only one there and just sits there with his arms folded looking very jedi-esque.
  • + 2
 VOD well not it's VOM well not it's VOY for enduro riders
  • + 2
 That hub noise... Nice!
  • + 1
 So if I buy a yeti that's what it will look like when ride...... Hmmmmm
  • + 1
 this just makes me want to go out on my bike and ride all day
  • + 1
 That's just straight up ignorant
  • + 1
 I honestly hate the Redbull player more than people walking on a DH track.
  • + 1
 That is how you ride a f-ing bike.
  • + 1
 Sick video, sick bike, uber sick rider
  • + 1
 Wow... Just wow. He slayed Mtn Creek. That was awesome ????
  • + 1
 Richie has the skills to pay ALL the bills! Holy shit man
  • + 1
 an edit with him and bulldog would be epic
  • + 1
 I for one would like to see this guy race a WC downhill race.
  • + 1
 I think he won the junior wc category a while back
  • + 1
 Junior WC Champ!
  • + 1
 Float DHX2 on the back not a Float X as shown in the close up?
  • + 1
 Two different days, you can see the change in the weather too.
  • + 1
 That was sick. Nice riding!
  • + 1
 i knew he was good but i didnt realize he was that good
  • + 1
 Sound of Speed & Speed of Sound
  • + 1
 Sadly a very rare music'less video, we want more!....brilliant riding Smile
  • + 1
 Bumpjump! Damn
  • + 1
 Raw sound is the BEST!
  • + 1
 very good
  • + 0
 Holy SHEEEEIT! That was badass!!!
  • + 1
 HOLY SHIT!
  • + 1
 You're Hired!
  • + 1
 Nice riding!
  • + 1
 Total Boss! So Steeze!
  • + 1
 That was fucking sick
  • + 0
 To Mr. Richard Rude Sr., excellent parenting!
  • - 1
 Nicely done kid. Yeti must have been " ya OK see you Jared don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out."
  • + 1
 smooth
  • + 0
 Boss.

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