Video: Leo Combee - Finding Lines

Aug 1, 2013
by Lars Veenstra  
Views: 37,298    Faves: 810    Comments: 31

Leo Combee is, apart from a good friend of mine, one of the Netherlands' most talented mountain bikers. With (junior) National titles in cross country, fourcross and downhill this guy knows a thing or two about riding a bike. And being Nico Vink's (Belgian downhill legend) teammate for the last few years hasn't hurt his skill set either.

Leo's high speed, effortless style and ability to do skatepark-like tricks on a downhillbike, are but a few of the things that make it really entertaining to watch him ride. So as a filmmaker (and downhill mountain biker myself), I knew I had to do something with Leo's abilities. There was a video just waiting to be made.

The time finally came at the end of June 2013, when we made the trip to Bikepark Winterberg in Germany to film for two days. The result of those two days, and a lot of editing, is the video you're about to watch. A collaboration between two friends that shows how much fun you can have on a downhill bike, on any kind of track, when you think outside the box and try to find new lines. Enjoy!


Leo Combee would like to thank his sponsors Hope and Scott for their support in the 2013 season.


Video created by Lars Veenstra. Please check out www.larsveenstra.nl

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82 Comments

  • 86 0
 That was the most fun video to watch in a LONG time, im already envisioning my trails in a different perspective!
  • 9 22
flag silentjdeadly (Aug 1, 2013 at 13:57) (Below Threshold)
 You didn't like Anthill's Not Bad?!
  • 30 3
 honestly, it was pretty good. nothing like their Follow Me. it was a bit short for me; i expected like one more scene at least. overall though it was notbad(see what i did there?) Follow Me will always be my all-time favorite bike film, hands down.
  • 21 6
 Don't think the guy know that he's on a DH bike not at hardtail or a bmx
  • 8 1
 Where the Trail ends was the best bike film so far. Its audio made it sound like a real movie. (Always will have a special place for seasons since it was the first one I ever watched in full).
  • 2 0
 Too right. Love the little trials hop towards the end too!
  • 3 1
 not sure why all the 100+ prop comments that point this out have been getting deleted, but riding fall line between trails not only damages them, but is dangerous to other riders and will get you banned from most parks.

yes be creative but don't damage the trails.
  • 2 0
 You're right Matt, but of course we only did this two times and made sure there were no other riders around for safety. We just wanted to make a cool video but indeed, when riding bike parks normally I would not recommend anyone to ride fall line or cut trails like that.
  • 1 0
 Show this video to riders claiming they're too fast for Winterberg..
  • 49 0
 this guy totally knows all the secret lines!! wonder if he only rides park.....
  • 8 3
 Isn't it amazing how mtbing now has "park rats"? I never thought I'd see that term apply outside of skiing, but it seems accurate.

Really cool lines in there and that park looks incredibly fun. I think I was most impressed with those micro 3s he was tossing with that heavy-ass bike, haha. But I'm not the biggest fan of just ripping through woods because when it comes to trail degradation, I have a soft spot for sustainable practices.
  • 1 0
 It might not have been that heavy seeing as how people can get their downhills down to 35 without too much work these days.
  • 1 0
 Still, the Gambler is a heavy frame compared to alot of the new stuff from Devinci, Specialized and so. Still pretty impressive how he handles the bike just as good in the super tecnical secret lines ans in dirt jumps and the little slopestylecourse!
  • 1 3
 Don't do it in the park.
  • 14 0
 More dope than Cheech and Chong
  • 12 0
 "Never on the trail cause I make my own lines"
  • 2 0
 hahaha
  • 5 0
 hipster's mode on
  • 8 0
 effortless steeze
  • 2 0
 I'm sure they are encouraging the other riders to shred these lines now lol
  • 6 0
 Hhahhahaha , he doesnt give a f*ck ! HE ENJOYS HIS TIME ON THE BIKE ! FUN FUN FUN
  • 4 0
 Cuz he's the honey badger.
  • 5 1
 I rode threre today, and this video really impressed me to new lines. Thank you for that, i´m going to have so much more fun there next time!
  • 6 0
 The nose manny on the on off was heavy - Props
  • 4 1
 jeeuu Hollandse glorie! leuk jongens had em al gezienop facebook maar t is wel tof om hem hier ook voorbij te zien komen! congrads
  • 3 0
 Respect, both the riding and video are amazing. Nice to see we have this talent in our little country! Keep on the good work.
  • 3 0
 This guy looks like he should be shredding with Danny MacAskill... Great style and unbelievably creative line choice
  • 3 0
 There are not many video' s of Dutch riders here in news, but when there is one it really great, I say vod.
  • 3 0
 Awesome video! I need to ride winterberg!
  • 3 0
 Skill like that > Speed
  • 3 0
 Fufanu to road gap whaaaaat
  • 2 0
 Extrem fett ! Ich war vor 2 monaten da und war nach 2 stunden gelangweilt. Das nächste mal weiss ich was ich mache.
  • 2 0
 OMG best video ive seen in a while, true freeriding, getting creative, FREERIDE ISN'T DEAD!!!!
  • 3 0
 That's riding!!
  • 2 0
 Do not feed the bears and stay on the trail! VOD.
  • 2 0
 sweet video really technical rider
  • 3 0
 BMX size gambler
  • 4 1
 #CutTheTrack
  • 2 0
 wtf? that 360 was insane...and it looked sooooo easy for him!
  • 2 0
 He's ridding that gambler like its a BMX! Great video!
  • 2 0
 Kid just understands the sport and knows how to.shred... Great video
  • 1 0
 He really has a fun style, and rides so effortlessly. He makes it look sooooo easy.
  • 2 0
 Awesome! Congratz for making the headlines! Deserved it!
  • 2 0
 Is he mahoosive or just riding a small bike?? Good skills whatever
  • 2 0
 LIKE A BOSS!!
  • 1 0
 Creative Riding at its best, great job!
  • 2 0
 So sick! Freeride!
  • 1 0
 he has the most amazing style....
  • 1 0
 Very nice! Imaginative rider, whose nickname could be Flick!
  • 1 0
 This is what riding a bike park is about!
  • 1 0
 Vod. You've made my day Smile
  • 1 0
 Kenny Smith of Germany Wink
  • 1 0
 Holy shit that guy knows how to control a bike..
  • 1 1
 again. another video making me wonder why i havent bought the gambler yet Frown
  • 2 0
 Nico Vink's Team mate!!!
  • 1 0
 3:29, needs a wallpaper...
  • 1 0
 Added to favorites. Enough said!!
  • 1 0
 Such dope riding! So good..
  • 1 0
 I think this is my favorite video so far this year. Sick edit!
  • 1 0
 ah yeah, that was lush!!!
  • 1 0
 This guy has so much style, bike parks need more of this!!!!
  • 1 0
 Awesome ...... That is all
  • 1 0
 that nose over the box was so sick!!
VOD??
  • 1 0
 More of this guy in the same style of riding please!!
  • 1 0
 Did he just 360 a f*cking Gambler?!?!?!?!?!?!
  • 1 0
 Now that's how you ride. This video is so bad ass~
  • 1 0
 this is pretty epic
  • 1 0
 Crank flip for the winSmile
  • 1 0
 Rude riding dude!
  • 1 0
 Steeze.
  • 1 1
 i like finding my own line too :-)
  • 1 0
 \/ { } D !!!!!!
  • 1 0
 What song??
  • 1 0
 that was refreshing
  • 1 0
 creative
  • 1 0
 dat style...
  • 1 0
 Sick riding, great edit.
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