Social Roundup: First Hits - Hardline 2018

Sep 13, 2018
by Aidan Oliver  
Mudd certainly isnt down under today


The world's toughest downhill race, Red Bull Hardline, is back for another year. Hidden in the depths of Wales, only the world's best riders invited and a course designed by Dan Atherton, you know this is going to be good.

We'll have more photo coverage coming soon, but in the meantime check out some of the social media clips from practice below! Tune in to Red Bull TV to watch the race on Sunday at 10:00 AM PDT.













MENTIONS: @redbullbike


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76 Comments

  • + 60
 Flipping Brendog... letsaveet
  • + 11
 but he's on his 'old' gambler... probably the prototype wasn't that good.... even though it looked like.....
  • + 47
 How is Brendog doin' it?
One day at Audi Nines, the other at Hardline.
Maybe he just jumps from one jump of Audi Nines into a landing of hardline?
  • + 3
 @Nicolai-ion-rider: Also full black fox 40 it would seem, no decals
  • + 2
 @Nicolai-ion-rider: To me that looks like last years Rampage bike. Probably just the go-to bike for big jumps and in preparation for Rampage. Was riding the same at Audi Nines.
  • + 1
 @christiaan: Brendog rides for BOS suspension now Smile
  • + 2
 @jdotr: I know, but on the bike he is riding isadecal removed fox 40 with black stanchiins
  • + 38
 Did Martin Maes get the invite? If so, he's got my vote!
  • + 3
 I doubt he got one. Its a PR event rather than a race
  • + 1
 He and GT has too much to loose now if s*** happens.
  • + 22
 this guy hitting the tree......hope he is alright...I never hit a tree so high....
  • + 5
 It's Gaetan Vige, and if the little french I remember from scool is correct, he is quiet ok for such a crash. Look at his instagram www.instagram.com/gaetan_vige for the crash photos
  • + 20
 If the goal was to look "hard" for the group photo apparently only the Athertons got the memo.
  • + 20
 Pretty sure that's Dan's smiley face.
  • + 1
 that's f@@k Hilarious hhahaha !!!!
  • + 1
 lol LOL !!!
  • + 9
 Brendog stepping up his Freerider game.
  • + 9
 Be legit if he could step up his wc podium game
  • + 6
 @pargolf8: you're mean.
  • + 2
 @noisette: “honest”
  • + 4
 @pargolf8: that’s bad but funny so I gave you the up anyway.
  • + 2
 @cougar797: whys it bad? Dude never podiums. Sorry i didnt mean to hurt any feelings guys....
  • + 1
 @pargolf8: Don’t worry about it. ‘‘Twas funny
  • + 1
 @pargolf8: he’s not in the team to get podiums ,top 30 is good enough ! Btw would like to see olly Wilkins join the southern fairy cake team !
  • + 1
 @Matt115lamb: well thats a losers mentality if ive ever heard one. “Im here for top 30’s” said no one ever at an elite level of anything
  • + 1
 @pargolf8: not everyone can be the best like you Wink
  • + 4
 So has Gee announced what his rival gang will be called? I suppose there could be a third gang with the southerners headed by Brendan? Let’s see which one comes out on top this weekend, 50:01 vs Atherton Racing vs Southern Fairy Cakes lol
  • + 12
 I heard its called The Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch gravity club.
  • + 1
 @cyclo-maniac: They need a catchier name! Or an abrevation..
  • + 7
 Tanyaseasnake
  • + 4
 If you let each video continue to loop, and play the next one, the audio soundtrack for the comment section is pretty great.
  • + 5
 Minimal PB coverage for such an amazing event?
  • - 1
 You mean PR stunt
  • + 4
 We’ll have more coverage coming shortly Smile
  • + 2
 @CM999: Don't you like it?
It's still an amazing event with seemingly no more pr than any other mtb event...
  • + 1
 Hardline has matured a lot through the years and it's a pretty awesome event these days (especially if the weather behaves and the riders stay uninjured).
  • + 2
 Hate to be the party pooper! Forecast is not great,Saturday is ok,wind’s getting up on Sunday,also a bit damp.
Have to remember,it is in Wales!
  • + 1
 I was just thinking the same. With the amount of rain that’s going to fall tomorrow it won’t be dry there for... well not before mid-2019 anyway. I bloody loves Wales I do, but it’s not the driest of places.
  • + 2
 @aps62: I’m still cleaning after last weeks race at Rheola.
Anyway,as the saying goes “hope for the best but prepare for the worst”
  • + 1
 @aps62: “hotdogs for teeee boyyyys” ! Sorry !!
  • + 5
 Go Brendog!!
  • + 3
 @tkrug the Atherton’s are hard they built and ‘Guinea pigged ‘ this shit!
  • + 1
 Doesn’t mean you always gotta look like your tryin to fight somebody.... penalty for excessive mad dog
  • + 2
 Oh yeh! How did I miss that??? There's a few folk saying he's not racing though? Confusing!! Guess we'll find out on the day!
  • + 2
 I never thought I'd see the Rat at an Atherton event. Great news for everyone.
  • + 3
 It’s an elaborate plan to kill off as many 50:01 crew as possible. But they failed to consider they might actually survive the course. And look badass doing it. One of em already took a win. They’re gonna have to try harder, death pits and lava. Or maybe 50:01 Achilles heel - drug tests.
  • + 1
 Ooh it’s gonna go off, about time for the coverage ya slackers!! (In all honesty thanks, top content as usual)
  • + 2
 Where's the Pinkbike coverage?!
  • + 2
 So is Bryceland riding hardline??
  • + 6
 He's not racing Sunday. Just freeriding. Don't listen to this guy above me. Cheers
  • + 1
 @mollow: I did wonder. Didn't notice his name on the list from last week. Pretty cool he's there and riding the course either way. Maybe next year he might get an invite......
  • + 1
 @Dav82: maybe he’s got a job as Craig Evans’ mechanic?
  • + 3
 @mollow: race is on Saturday dude
  • + 1
 @mollow: If you turn up on Sunday all you’re gonna see is mud and tyre tracks. Can’t bloody wait!
  • + 0
 Whatever day it is guys, He's still not racing Wink
  • + 1
 @mollow: check this out though.

The US redbull site rider list- www.redbull.com/us-en/hardline-riders-announcement
and the Great Britain redbull site rider list- www.redbull.com/gb-en/hardline-riders-announcement

anybody know which one is the the right one?
  • + 4
 @0joshb0: please ratland for the love of wheel, do it!
  • + 2
 Surprising amount of negativity in the comment section here.
  • + 1
 Ha! Don't think those truck tires are going to do much good if you short that jump....
  • + 1
 Gutted Im not going this year - looks like they've added a bit on the bottom section this year!
  • + 1
 I thought there was some animosity between Athertons and the Syndicate/50-1 guys
  • + 1
 Still waiting for an epic Photo Epic, come on!!
  • + 2
 stoked!!
  • + 1
 glad fayolle got the nod.
  • + 2
 Unbelievably excited!
  • + 0
 Such a rad event, Can't wait to watch it this weekend. Would love to see Lecondeguy do this.
  • + 1
 Amazing
  • + 1
 amazing Smile
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