Video: Ace Hayden Blasts BC Trails Onboard the New Aluminum Capra

Aug 26, 2020
by YT Industries  


Words: YT Industries

BC homeboy Ace Hayden might just well be one of the most underrated riders out there. In his latest project Ace sends it in the dauntingly awesome edit ‘Shred-it’. YT Industries teamed up with the Canadian and Rupert Walker for the atmospheric video which was filmed in Ace Hayden’s ‘backyard’ on Vancouver Island.



The 28-year-old moved to British Columbia with his parents at the age of 15 which led him to discover mountain biking and his passion for two wheels. Hayden sends anything from dirt bikes to downhill rigs with impeccable style and in this latest project the Canadian takes on BC’s trails on the aluminum Capra Shred – YT’s only series MTB with a coil shock.



bigquotesI’m someone who loves to laugh and have a good time with my people, so a good time on the bike for me is just riding a great spot, with great people and no pressure. Growing up we would have a camera out almost every sesh, no matter if it was to make something serious or a goon video. I don’t race or compete because that isn’t my vision of what MTB is to me. I like having my own vision and trying to create it and show people what I think is cool, rather than just trying to be better than someone else on a certain day. Ace Hayden


bigquotesI live between Duncan and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, so I’m central to a lot of amazing riding. We shot this video mostly in Duncan. I love any trail that’s pinned with rad corners, jumps, and some steeps. Either super tacky or super loose. The CAPRA Shred is a fast, capable, dialed, and solid beast. I find a coil will almost always feel nicer than an air shock. I think coil feels more natural and can make a bike feel more capable. On my downhill bike, I run a little stiffer coil since I’m mostly riding bike parks or jump lines, so the stiffer coil is better in those places. Whereas, on my trail bike I go a little lighter to sit in the bike a bit more, and have it respond to the roots and more tech style trails. Ace Hayden



Photos by Daniel Fleury
Filming & Editing by Rupert Walker


49 Comments

  • 22 1
 Al U Min E Umm
  • 13 1
 I think you mean Al-OOOO-minnum. What are you a Marxist?
  • 4 1
 Alumiñum?
  • 19 0
 Truly jealous how pros pull up and be on their bike in 30 seconds, shit takes me 20 minutes
  • 4 0
 Finally get riding, 'oh shit, did I forget to lock it?' back to the car.
  • 3 0
 OK great but how long does it take you to get ready to ride?
  • 3 0
 #relatable
  • 8 0
 YT Marketing dept. going really DARK..

Band & Song: Heilung - Alfadhirhaiti
Music: youtu.be/al8eMOdybaw
  • 2 0
 Have you listened to German music?
I’m not surprised.
  • 9 10
 Trying too hard imo... Objectively, fucking annoying listening to that satanic like chant as background soundtrack!
  • 7 13
flag trollhunter (Aug 26, 2020 at 10:09) (Below Threshold)
 WTF is up with this satanic BS - definitely never buying a YT bike and I’m not even religiou / a stupid good fearing human. YT the masochism bike Manufacturer test out their bikes you fullest and feel pain as their carbon cracks! I still can’t believe clips seeing their Tues DH bikes being pulled out of camera view at Rampage after catastrophic failure last year. These days Commecial, ploygon and Cayon provide better value for direct to consumers. Retails brand have also been stepping it up. YT is headed to satanic demise in pits of hell.
  • 3 2
 @mateo5: agreed...t' f'"k was that.
  • 6 2
 @trollhunter: It's not Satanic. It's medieval, northern European mythology and folklore. It predates your Hollywood, Mickey Mouse, God Vs Satan Franchise.
  • 5 0
 @TommyNunchuck:
The "Man with the head of a Black Goat" aka, "Baphomet Sabbatic Goat" was made the official symbol representing Satan himself by the church of Satan in 1960.
It is actually an ancient Pagan Deity symbol associated with the Occult and Witchcraft with connections to islam.. it was worshipped by the original Knights Templars. Smile
  • 3 2
 @TommyNunchuck: Exactly. Christianity is a genocidal plague that set Europe back 1000 years when it swept up from the desert and capped every single Pagan site and holy day with one of their chvrches and stolen rituals. Abrahamic monotheism is destroying the world, not YT.
  • 2 0
 Wow, I feel sad for you. What college did you attend to learn those lies?
  • 3 2
 @wda1wustl:

Me? University of Black metal.

Prove me wrong.
  • 2 2
 @endlessblockades: True, with the exception of small groups, Christianity as a whole has done little but spread fear, brainwash, and spill blood. In the name of a hippy.

On a different note, that Capra is a beast of a bike, and the riding was rad!
  • 1 0
 @GeoMurph5: Yep - been riding one for 5 years. Even with 'outdated' geo it rips with Fox coil.
  • 1 3
 @endlessblockades:
Learn how to form a sentence and spell words correctly American.
  • 2 2
 @wda1wustl:
He obviously didnt go to any college, because he doesn't know how to spell Lmao...
  • 2 2
 @GeoMurph5:
I take it you know very little about Christianity then... because the only religions that spread fear constantly in this ever changing current society are paganism, satanism and radical muslimism, not my opinion, but actual facts mate...
  • 2 0
 @SassyTheSasquatch: Actually, as a reformed Catholic, now happily Agnostic / Neopagan, I can tell you that at least in my experience, Christianity is highly motivated by the spread of fear and guilt. Also, I believe the religion is 'Islam', not 'muslimism' - a Muslim is a person who practices Islam. Fact, mate.
  • 1 0
 @SassyTheSasquatch: Is that all you've got? I don't live to spell, but I'd like you to cite your examples of my errors nonetheless.

Allow me to use your own PB profile statement: "Whadiyatalkinabeet?"
  • 1 0
 @GeoMurph5:
Muslimism is a religion, islam is an idea. That's the real fact, american. But I can understand why you changed from catholic to agonistic or whatever TF, catholic church is full of pedophiles.
  • 1 1
 @endlessblockades:
Guess what? I asked that same question when I read the opinionated comment that you made. Does it feel good snooping around other people's profiles? I bet it does... Why is it that all Americans try to push a narrative or afagile point, but sound dumb when they do...
  • 1 0
 @SassyTheSasquatch:

Afigile or not, just remember that the Internet is an imaginary kingdom where I am you master.
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades:
Haha, cracking me up Lmao...
Gonna go hang with the blokes, get on the pokes, have some smokes and get cokes mate, arggh!
  • 2 0
 @mateo5: agreed
  • 6 0
 Dust?!?! What is this, Arizona!? I was made to believe BC only has loam, flying loam, and loam artfully placed on chainstays to show how rad you got in the loam.
  • 5 0
 We dry out pretty good in what is now known as fire season (previously known as summer).
  • 6 0
 Would have been better without that 'filter' making it dark, imo;
  • 1 0
 Got any skins for those filters?
  • 6 1
 AL Capra with a coil is an absolute weapon of a bike.
  • 5 1
 The Devil has taken his water bottle cage mounts. Sick edit!!!
  • 3 2
 All this coil talk. I remember when my tues base came with one and all i wanted was an air shock....
  • 2 1
 They all have dampers, there is always an element of stiction, my X2 beats my previous coil shock in sensitivity. The progressive nature of the Capra though, is not a bad match for a coil shock.
  • 1 0
 I remember those days!
  • 1 1
 cool rider, great riding. Shame to see him riding for a companie that don't provide warranty to their costumers. They push you to pay the crash replacement.
  • 2 0
 I'll one up Ace and call my next kid Deuce!!
  • 2 0
 Its a nickname, but I call mine Joker
  • 2 0
 Right on Ace!! Gotta visit you and ride the Island!!
  • 2 0
 rupert walker = awesome.
  • 1 0
 Hippy blanket on the tailgate!
  • 1 0
 1:16 the secret of the Scandinavian flick revealed: lock up the rear wheel
  • 1 0
 Great little video! Gave me goosebumps!
  • 1 0
 Rewatched the bit at 1:03 a few times, so good
  • 1 1
 you fools have lost your shit
  • 2 5
 Plasti... oh, wait... Noice! 10/10 would shred.

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