Video: This is EWS Trail Speed

Oct 31, 2014
by Yoann Barelli  
Views: 86,720    Faves: 648    Comments: 31



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96 Comments

  • + 126
 That really is some incredible riding. He hit some of those corners so hard! Mike Levy was just asking if we want to see more videos like this one in his poll, and I gotta say, this video makes a pretty good case for a firm YES.
  • + 100
 I don't think that there were enough angles of that scrub.
  • + 3
 Yes, you are absolutely right, can we please see that few more times?
  • + 1
 Excellent
  • + 47
 that enduro-specific bar drag was dope!
  • + 1
 The horizontal angle of the bike was cool, takes loads of skill to pin a turn like that. This is where I get, what is it you folks call this neg something?...anyhoo. The soft sand furniture from the how to roost vid has kinda spoilt the cool factor of MTB for me today I hope this wasn't one of those situations, but this bit of trail looks hella similar to that berm in the other vid.

I know 'all that Sioka bloke does is bang on about BMX and steez' BUT this is what a real bar drag looks like (i wish i could find the video for this, I think it’s on PA woods summer of ____? because he leaves grooves in the top of the roller and STAYS ON!) best I could do is this photo www.pinkbike.com/photo/1780407

Peace and love fellow PB nibblers, Keep it real... keep it flat.
  • + 23
 Now that's what the f*#k I'm talking about!!!!!!
  • + 19
 Watching riders hold a manual over uneven and rough terrain is one of my favorite things to watch.
  • + 16
 Great riding! Should probably wear a REAL helmet while riding at that level though
  • + 16
 Agreed.. if you're going to wear one, wear one that's appropriate to you ability, not one the same type as your bike.
  • - 9
flag brooce (Oct 31, 2014 at 15:19) (Below Threshold)
 The only thing that really annoyed me during this video,it looks so awful... but the rest is just great!
  • + 2
 Anybody complaining about the Fox Launch Enduro knee pads reviwed last week?
  • + 6
 Enduro on the internet: its too much gear on XC trails until its too little gear on DH trails.
  • + 3
 I don't understand what do you consider a "REAL helmet" Other then the last jump i don't see anything that merits a full face helmet. Plus the stuff he rides at full speed on that bike while using a full face most riders can't even do a full DH bike. I think he is well with in this realm.
  • + 12
 Love that riding and got to disagree with two peeps at the top - the tune was quality!
  • + 10
 He needs a full face helmet!
  • + 8
 Ahhhh.. good 'ol shredding in real time. Only slo-mo is a deliberate dig at Specialized. Perfect.
  • + 9
 Yes, this is exactly what I want to see... every day.
  • + 8
 More of this please what a pinner!
  • + 8
 That's the best kind of trail riding right there...so fun!
  • + 7
 More nuts than a hoarding squirral. Thats some balls out riding , gets ur stoked for getting out there
  • + 6
 That new Reign looks pretty good
  • + 6
 So many opportunities to hurt myself.
  • + 5
 Yeah, he's pretty good I guess.
  • + 5
 Oh come on,does he exist!!??
  • + 4
 what's up with the full-face-helmet-police today?
  • + 3
 He's quick alright. That's impressive.
  • + 3
 Holy crap...insane riding!
  • + 3
 That's what I want to see!
  • + 2
 I wish I could switch my Trance X0 2009 for this Reign Team 2015 ! Yoann is SO rad !
  • - 22
flag mfbeast12 (Oct 31, 2014 at 15:33) (Below Threshold)
 what does your bike have to do with him? Also I guarantee, a top-line 5-yr-old enduro bike is not holding you back, you are. quit your bitching and go ride it.
  • + 14
 Currently i m in 140/140 .. Wish i could change to have more suspension, now it s a bit light. Chill out man ! Smile
  • + 7
 09 trance and new reign are worlds apart.
  • + 1
 Good thing there was 6 shots of that bar drag. I might have missed it the first time!
  • + 0
 That was cool. Simple filming, great riding. I'd like to know more about this guy. Just got a new Reign a few weeks ago and its amazing!
  • + 0
 The riding is insane, cinematography and music rock, it's just a shame cause everything seems really blown out, hurts my eyes
  • + 1
 Man, I'd be stoked to be able to ride like that guy! Absolutely killed it!
  • + 1
 Holy-Crap! That was some very, awesome shredding!! right there!
  • + 1
 Your 2015 Giant Factory Team leader is wild!
  • + 1
 @yoannbarelli - ripping bud! Nice one.
  • + 1
 Anyone else thinks his bike is pretty well set up??
  • + 1
 Is there any pills you can take and makes you a rider like THAT?
  • + 1
 This video makes me feel like a bitch.
  • + 1
 That's the shit right there
  • + 1
 That video looks like what mountain biking feels like.
  • + 0
 yoann rips, song choice was solid, no idea who the song is by...good edit. yoann rips!
  • + 2
 Sick rippin
  • + 1
 Wtf! My ears!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 I started the video, then un-muted my computer and heard Rage Against the Machine, which I thought went great with the vid and wondered what you were talking about... then I realized that Spotify was playing Rage and upon pausing Spotify, I saw exactly what you were talking about.
  • + 0
 Perfect video for some heavy rock/metal!
  • + 9
 tclaridge - nice story!
  • + 3
 methought tha song was pretty good....
  • + 0
 god forbid to hear something new...
  • + 1
 Location?
  • + 2
 France, South of Lyon.. Amazing small spot with heaps of trails everywhere....
  • + 1
 In Mours to be precise:
www.26in.fr/news/31236-sans-contrainte-yoann-barelli.html

@yoannbarelli when are you moving to BC?
  • + 2
 @slaunay I'm moving in BC by the end of the month Wink
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo ecxited hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
  • + 1
 Hi,
it takes place in department of Drôme, North Valence, near Romans in a area of barrows under pins and oaks with trails on solid sand (molasse), up and down with a multitude of trails.
A very small spot where people usually ride, run, after the day-job and during the week-end. Few mountainbikers (XC) and BMX ; i've discovered the spot in 1997 with my first DH-Bike...The place is more pleasurable today with newTrail bikes or Enduro bikes.
  • - 1
 Wow excellent riding and videography! Dude rips! But was he enduroing or just Mtn biking?
  • + 1
 holy shit that last jump
  • - 1
 The Song is Don't give up by The Noisettes. Nice song and fucking great riding.
  • - 1
 Music - it's gotta be Findlay. Check out 'off & on' and 'greasy love'. Awesome tracks!
  • - 2
 Did I miss something? What did this have to do with the EWS? Nice edit though...
  • - 1
 Yeah I'm pretty sure you aren't allowed to practice tracks in the EWS. Pretty sure he's ridden these tracks before.
  • + 2
 only the fact yoann is a french enduro racer racing the ews series.
  • - 2
 Trying to make sure I understand the comparison: EWS is a race! Video is of guy riding bike in short segments as fast as he can to get footage, then repeat. EWS riders don't know the trail they are racing. Video of guy is a trial he created / knows very well hence the " Making of thisVideo". Yeah, not to sure of the title. Should be "Local Trail being ripped"
  • + 10
 It's pretty straight forward. This is the speed that top EWS guys race at.
  • + 5
 Actually, you are aloud to practice the tracks in the EWS. It's just that one won't remember every turn and feature because the length of trail that one is racing on. Not to mention that the racer's need to conserve energy for race day.
  • + 2
 I see where golden is coming from. When I read the title, I thought that this would be the speed that EWS riders race in an actual stage, but rather the video's showing you the speed that this particular EWS rider has. And he's fucking quick, whether he knows the trail or not.
  • + 3
 @dualsuspensiondave - I don't think this is 'the speed that top EWS guys race at'. This is a good indication of the skill level and flat out speed these top level racers are capable of. But nobody is keeping that level for an entire course. Nobody.
  • + 1
 You're entitled to your own opinion. I've been fortunate enough to see otherwise. Unfortunately, you're underestimating these guys.
  • + 1
 All true, but this just goes to show the magic bike handling the EWS boys have, much like a DH racer.
  • + 2
 Well Yoann Barelli is no stranger to DH neither. He's been french champion some years ago (10 or so).
  • + 4
 @dualsuspensiondave The point I'm making here is going by the title "This is EWS trail speed" indicates to me we were going to see guy riding the EWS races charging, not his local trail , pump track. When filming you set up a single shot, and charge that as hard as you can, which is what they did here with this film, with many shots. Now, I think your point is that this is how fast EWS riders ride all the time on a 5mile stage. Riding the Big Mtn Enduro the last two years, I can tell you that this riding is not the kind of riding you find on race day. Race day is conditioning, stamina, calculating risks, Endurance. Wrenching at the CO freeride festival, these Pro's Pro's are racing, not having an"playful ride".
Dude rips, not trying to take that away from the video, it's more playful ripping then race ripping.
  • - 1
 One has to comprehend a sentence by what it says without adding extra words to fit one's own mind. Some things you are saying are true (endurance, calculating risks, conditioning). That however doesn't mean these guys aren't pinned. Calling this a "pump track" is a huge exaggeration. Having the opportunity to ride with a top 30 EWS racer and pick his brain on the 2014 season and experiences brings me to different conclusions than you. We can talk about it more next season at BME and EWS in person. Would be cool to have a beer together after racing. Keep your eyes peeled for some big news on a new factory team for 2015. Cheers!
  • - 2
 anyone know the song?
  • - 1
 The Song is Don't give up by The Noisettes. Nice song and fucking great riding.
  • - 3
 cool video, good riding, EWS speed? Naaa
  • + 8
 You must not have heard of Yoann Barelli.
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