Throwback Thursday: Tahnee Seagrave Riding in Morzine at 13 Years Old

Sep 19, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
Views: 15,124    Faves: 46    Comments: 47

This week we're going back more than a decade to watch a World Cup winner in the making as Tahnee Seagrave rides Le Pleney in Morzine in 2008. The video was shot by Mono, of Gamble fame, as part of his Foot Out, Flat Out series documenting the British and World Cup race scenes.

Tahnee's passion for mountain biking was ignited when her family moved to Morzine from Croydon in South London when she was 8 years old. As the family welcomed pro mountain bikers to stay at their chalet, Tahnee's interest and connections grew and at 13 she already had her sights on racing World Cups, Tahnee's Dad started up FMD Racing and the rest is history.

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 If we did this same video with Minnaar would it be in black and white? HAHAHAHA!
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 Dude they didn't have cameras back in the stone age.
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 Pictograms on stone tablets
  • 18 2
 Ah 480p, we meet again...
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 Came to say the same. That used to be a popular comment. Still waiting to meet 240p again.....
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 Still plenty of that around on I'm told
  • 2 0
 Mini DV, yeeeeuuucch. The bad old days.
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 If I had a dollar for every pixel, I would have $7.
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 I remember the original Pinkbike post of this! Some people were saying how they could rise faster than Tahnee and that she would never get into a professional MTB racing career.
But look at her now... Redbull athlete, fast as f*ck and supported by some of the best people in the industry. Where are the haters now???
  • 1 0
 Need to find a link!
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 The comments on the video are the best, haha
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 It is amazing to see so much progression over the years in not only Tahnee's riding but also the sport it self. The bikes, gear and tracks are so different now. Love this sport
  • 17 0
 And also in the progression of video quality!
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 Where's the video of her boosting the gaps and step downs at I think Champerey? I remember when I saw them, she ate it pretty hard but then got back up and boosted.

Remember showing my daughters trying to keep them interested in bikes saying "girls go big". They play school sports and I ride alone these days.
  • 9 0
 This kid is going places. ????
  • 6 0
 TIL: Emojis don’t work in chat
  • 7 0
 Even getting her Energy Drink praccy in too. Funny to see 10% with next to no braking bumps.
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 The low video quality and punk-pop soundtrack is totally reminiscent of a VHS copy of North Shore Extreme from the early 90's
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 *goes for 1080p

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 Had the opportunity to ride with her in Les Gets with the local kids, she was already quite fast - All the kids where damn fast to be honest - It was the good old times when we were all taking our lunch together in K2...
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 wow, that action cam is outrageous! mad to see what 10 years does with every respect to this vid!
  • 2 2
 is this a flag that FMD is moving to Intense?

...don't know anything and don't want to start any rumors... but yeah why not
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 The sponsor list on the credits are certainly different that what she raced this last season.
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 The video was posted in 2008 :/
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 @dawsso: I saw a video of her bouncing off a tree in Champery many years ago and just carrying on. That was on a blue intense.
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 I always loved packing up those custom frames for her, and waiting to see her edits! Such a rad rider.
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 At least not on celluloid.
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 Morzine is halfly owned by brits!
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 I already miss summer and riding in Morzine.....
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 There is one of Steve Peat at ten and he is still pissed on Stella.

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