Video: A Lesson in Shredding By Andreu Lacondeguy

Jul 4, 2015
by Pinkbike Staff  


MENTIONS: @YTIndustries



137 Comments

  • + 305
 Love this song
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flag bliznyuk (Jul 5, 2015 at 0:38) (Below Threshold)
 what a comment. just 3 words too!
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flag stefanfresh (Jul 5, 2015 at 2:50) (Below Threshold)
 Is this still enduro...?
  • + 28
 darude - sandstorm??
  • + 95
 That little strong man just redefined foot out - flat out. The people want more!
  • + 89
 I'd really like to see him competing in a Worldcup race! And the Tues of course Smile
  • + 13
 thinking the same while watching the vid
  • + 157
 It would probably be a let down. He is obviously a trail slayer, but that doesn't automatically translate to speed at the World Cup level.
  • + 3
 same here!!
  • + 16
 @jimeg Well he originally comes from DH Racing. Maybe with a little bit of practice...
  • + 15
 yeah, although i was just thinking if i was one of the best freeride guys in the world, how cool would it be to pick the absolute least peddly world cup dh track and have a go at it just for fun.. maybe a top 20? maybe a top 10, you would just wish it for andreu, cause he's the steeziest around.
  • + 27
 I'd love to see it just to see him trick some of the jumps
  • + 12
 Agreed, wouldn't it be interesting. The freeride guys seem to hesitate less on jumps, drops and other features, think it would be interesting to put the best freeride riders against a team of World Cup DH guys and put them on a course similar to today's or Lourdes. If Cedric and Gee can compete at a high level at rampage, I could see a guy like andreau get down on a DH course...
  • + 33
 The speed difference is huge. Look at a guy like Fairclough. Huge shredder...pretty far from the podium though. I'm not taking anything away from a talent like Lacondeguy, he's a beast. It's just a different skill set.
  • + 7
 A few years back Thomas Vanderham raced a few world cups and qualified. I'd imagine there are a handful of top freeride guys who could qualify at the moment but the reality is that they get paid to produce content not results, so any resources they have are going towards shredding in front of a lens not getting stressed about racing.
  • + 63
 Really fast guys are actually kind of boring to watch. Bikes going sideways and skiding over turns might look cool but that really does not mean a good race result. Watch todays minaar run and see how his bike does not wigle one bit or gwin chainless run is another great example.
  • + 8
 ^ Agreed
  • + 5
 They'd struggle to qualify. But it would be cool to see!
  • + 2
 Exactly my thoughts, him an semenuk... Wanna see just how they'd place!!!
  • + 2
 i think he'd lose time on the jumps because he'd boost not scrub them
  • + 13
 Only in your dreams Andreu can have a top 20 in World Cup. All this World cup guys work every day since long time to just beating the clock. Andreu is a total shredder, but that was different speed compare to the WC riders.
  • + 4
 Don't forget Gee's 2nd place at Rampage 2010. And Andreu's forth place run at 2013.
  • + 3
 I think he tried once and he didn't even qualify
  • + 3
 don't forget that this probably took a lot of takes... 1 run takes a different kind of speed
  • + 2
 he competed as junior, in schladming i guess, and he did a nohander in the middle of the run... earthed 3 i pressume
  • + 3
 freerider and DH racer will have chance head to head in Crankworx Air DH or normal DH race .. I guess so ...
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flag LuccsPB (Jul 5, 2015 at 7:24) (Below Threshold)
 Come on man,2006!If you see this vid his riding is actually very tecnical and sooooo fast.He has everything to make good results!Fairclough is one of the fastests and he's a freerider...
  • + 6
 There should be a "pre-show" on a WC DH course(with a few extra temporary stunts built in???)...no WC riders, just the best Freerider/Video hucksters/tricksters...run one, run all...timed run. Would be a blast to watch!
  • + 4
 please no, there are already lots of bro-edits released every weeks
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 I absolutely love Lacondeguy, however, riding that loose doesn't always translate into speed. George Brannigan is a perfect example of someone who can absolutely shred, but it seems to be almost too much when it comes to winning a WC. That doesn't mean I wouldn't root for him tho...
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 Fairclough who's won countless races including world cups?
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 Well You have to give a guy some respect. Seeing that much of unique moto and slope styling in riding is hard to match. Besides if you see a rider whos not afraid to take a foot off "where necessary" You never think about World Cups. As long as I know he always says "He just wants to ride and enjoy some jumps and tricks". He is clearly one of the best slopestyle riders around and got more steeze and style than anyone really. Plus the airtime and magnitude the troughs in.

Somebody like that pushes the boundaries of freeriding cause he does what he loves best. I think that Andreu should stay real to his roots and show the word what really can be done in mountain biking sport. Difference between seconds should be secondary.

The rampage run man put in was impressive...so much speed and style. Tricks he pulls in Fest series is way out of your normal imagination of throwing a dh bike around. Just a good interview to look and understand that pull that guy off dirt line is a crime. As a said give a man some respect!
  • + 1
 He looks pretty fast tho
  • + 59
 This is proper. No brostep music slowmo shit sections, just smashing it down the hill. Feral is the perfect word to describe that riding. RAW as FUCK
  • + 21
 loving when freeride pros do trail edits, you see a completely different style compared to dh racers. their goal on every nook and cranny is for the pure joy of getting rad. Andreu’s finesse is jaw dropping.
  • + 18
 Y'all are praising the video, and it is awesome, but is no one else bothered that the video is sped up slightly. I mean, the dude is fast, but you can clearly tell that parts are sped up.
  • + 11
 1:06, some segments are totally sped up, come on. you can't trust which parts are normal speed
  • + 9
 Hadn't noticed the speed up until you mentioned it. Feeling a bit betrayed by the video now...
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 It's not sped up. That's the camera movement causing some tearing and because of that you think it's faster than usual. Just some shutter and optics voodoo.
  • + 5
 watch the dust and rocks rolling away from back wheel, totally un-natural looking. Nearly entire second half of video is sped up! fail..
  • + 15
 I find that taking away music from a riding video and sticking with the original audio ends up giving it another dimension, making me feel like I'm on the trail too.
  • + 12
 Woah, a video of Lacondeguy riding a trail without 50ft+ senders? Thats a first, and damn his style is really fun to watch for some reason.
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flag nosoeawe (Jul 4, 2015 at 19:46) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah it wasn't interrupted by constant buffering nonsense. Too bad World Cup coverage isn't on this level!
  • + 8
 I WISH that La MOLINA bikepark(where this was recorded) looked as half as good as it looks in this video, hey how cool it is to have a crew fix the trails for you, I've been going for a while now and the trails there are under really poor mantenaince
  • + 8
 Maybe rider makes it look smoother Wink
  • + 6
 Maybe I just came from there 2 hours ago and I rode the same tracks and you can see them freshly packed in the video, while in reality there's holes that's at least 1/3 of a 26 wheel
  • + 2
 i can tell you it's an old footage Smile
  • + 4
 i don't know, but every time on videos trails look smoother and jumps smaller, and yourself slower D: xD
  • + 2
 Jespinal I fully agree with you
  • + 2
 He's on YT's Aluminum bike too!
  • + 2
 man,jespinal.I know when they filmed and the track was in normal conditions with holes,rocks, he didn't take any crew to fix the trail for the edit,trust me. Wink
  • + 6
 WOW even the dust blows and rocks roll faster than normal..in some spots I wonder if they could speed up the video when he really competes.... Just saying.
  • + 3
 More of this. MUCH more of this. No music. No spastic panning and zooming. No slo-mo crap. Just riding and the sounds of hubs spinning and tires slicing. The riding needs to look fast, not the camera work.
  • + 5
 Makes me realize how tired I am of slow-mo...
  • + 4
 But this sped up video is even worse than slomo. We want true speed!
  • + 1
 This is true speed, trust me
  • + 1
 Lopi, watch all the stones rolling and dust flying at unnatural speed. There were also some birds or large insects flying past the camera at about Mach 3.
  • + 1
 I was there and i see the same speed. I usually ride with him and Lluis and they hate the video cheats.
  • + 1
 He's not a racer, he's a shredder! I'd rather be shredding laps with the boys than keeping myself in tip top condition for 4 mins every couple of weeks! Lacondeguy is one of the best shredders of all time, his rampage win was off the scale and he got under - scored the year before imo
  • + 1
 If racing is what Andreu wanted to do, and I'm saying if, cas it seems like he's pretty damn happy doing what he is. He could most definitely have good results. Dude is a beast that can accomplish anything he puts his mine to. 2014 Rampage said "i'm getting first or last" he killed it. Although it would have extremely interesting if AGGY was in finals. Alls I'm saying is Andreu could kill it in racing if that was is focus, but fortunately he's a freerider!
  • + 3
 Trail builders and maintenance crews the world over are thankful there's only one Lacondeguy.
  • + 5
 Well, we would be, if there weren't so many wanna-be kids around.
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 I always wonder if guys like him were to enter into some races agents world cup riders. I just wonder where they would place in a race. I only wonder this because that riding was big dirty fast!!!!!
  • + 2
 so what we learn here is that to shred trails like this, you must be short, and made of rubber...
  • + 3
 And on 26" wheels how is this possible?
  • + 1
 I'd think he'd be on the YT Tues 27.5...
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 i know zink rides a yt tues with a custom rear triangle so he can fit 26" wheels, wouldn't be surprised if andreus got the same deal
  • + 1
 Andreu has a stock tues with 26' wheels, no tunings or shit
  • + 1
 Really enjoyed the au natural sound track. Good camera positioning, clean shooting, nice edit. Well done. Take notes, camera kids..... K.I.S.S. rule, rules!
  • + 1
 Nice to see him shreddin', would love to hang with him and the rest of the Fest Crew for a few days. Even if I just sat and watched, it would be ace!
  • + 1
 reminds me of brandon semenuk.... oh right... i know why, the shredint alent ahh there it is...
  • + 3
 Such a great rider.
  • + 1
 Wish he'd do a course preview with Claudio in tow... Imagine the commentary!
  • + 2
 Why can't you fave some videos Frown
  • + 4
 Because the video is embedded from YouTube. You can only add Pinkbike videos to your favorites.
  • + 2
 push it to the limit....i forgot the rest of the song
  • + 1
 Um. yeah freakin awesome, haha. I thought his fest jam was comin up.???????
  • + 1
 the moment when Gwin says a payer to God, no doubt I will be glad to see him at the world cup !
  • + 1
 The definition of steeze.
  • + 2
 Cole Trickle!
  • + 1
 he's a fuckin rockstar of our sport, nuff said...
  • + 1
 sickest style and skill in the game!!
  • + 1
 A sick video needs a sick music yeah!
  • + 1
 can go MUCH faster than HIM!!!!!!!!!
In my car on the highway :-/
  • + 1
 Watching it is very hypnotic.
  • + 1
 Still my favourite rider hands down
  • + 1
 K where's the add to fav's button !
  • + 1
 $20 for his bike @YTIndustries
  • + 1
 name of the song is called Tire Splash
  • + 1
 gnarliest dude in our sport!
  • + 2
 Yeah I ride like that.
  • + 2
 Wow..He is good.
  • + 0
 Nice clean fast riding. Love the switchback sections, really shows his speed.
  • + 1
 And add to favourites , click......
  • + 1
 His mechanic probably hates him at times dude rides his bike like a beastt
  • + 1
 That looked fun. Snappy & steezy.
  • + 1
 Only one word can describe this. SHRED
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 1:47 RIP berm.
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 Porn
  • + 0
 Honest question - why doesn't he race WC DH?
  • + 3
 He did long time ago also as his brother. But they decided to move into free/ride/style...
  • + 0
 Que Rapido mano Viva Espana.
  • + 0
 This little Espñol is just gonna rip rampage apart again...
  • + 1
 Absolutely slaying
  • + 1
 #letandreurace
  • + 1
 pure
  • + 0
 Out of curiosity how tall is Andreu Lacondeguy?
  • + 4
 Think his schlong is about 5'4"
  • + 1
 Bae - 'I'm home alone'
  • + 0
 Just super sick. Love the no soundtrack trend.
  • + 1
 That tiny beast...
  • + 0
 I would love to see what he could do at a world cup
  • + 1
 He might possibly qualify, but he'd be well outside of what you'd get to see on the live stream.
  • - 1
 What a BEAST! Andrew can slay any trail! After seeing this I wonder how he would have done at this weekends World Cup race?
  • + 0
 how come he never race on UCI DH men elite ???
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 Because this style is more fun than fast.
  • + 0
 I call him THE inked SHREDDER
  • + 1
 Done proper!
  • + 1
 Not. Hanging. About.
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 Pinned!
  • - 1
 Mind blowing. Get him entered up!
  • - 2
 I now this has nothing to do with riding but... VAMOS CHILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Copa AMERICA WINNERS 2015!!!!!!
  • - 1
 Tell me again why clipped in is the way to ride?
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 So you dont take your foot off on every corner
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 those little steezy sideways me likes...
  • + 0
 fucking monstor
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