Video: Akrigg Does CX!

Mar 21, 2014
by Matt Wragg  


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177 Comments

  • + 123
 Amazing! Ive not even watched it.
  • + 16
 Aren't Cyclocross bikes Brilliant!
  • - 11
flag maxlombardy (Mar 21, 2014 at 7:52) (Below Threshold)
 Needs wider bars and a dropper.
  • + 44
 reminds me of another great rider who rode dropbars...martyn ashton.
  • + 10
 That off camber section at 2:18 had me stand up cheering...
  • + 10
 unreal ... amazing and .... out of vocabulary
  • + 4
 Chris should be on a circus
  • + 17
 Does he have a boner at 00.19?
  • + 8
 Hey Fullbug, ever hear of a guy named John Tomac?
(you know, Eli's dad)
  • + 6
 its got to be steroids ! only someone one steroids can do something like that !
  • + 2
 if you mean the guy w/the C-26 & 7Eleven squad whose kid won his first pro race @ hangtown then, yes. he did kill it with that tension disc too!
  • + 2
 His roost at 2:32 was epic, especially with 32c tires.
  • + 8
 well im sending my 2.3 super tacky high rollers back to crc, guess i'll just stick my road tires on and drift my way down Smile
  • - 7
flag dylansageyo (Mar 21, 2014 at 13:04) (Below Threshold)
 Doubt you can do what he was doing either way Damn this nikka Chris is sick with it
  • + 3
 This guy makes everything look easy and cool! WTF !!!!!!
  • + 7
 It's true, CA is a total boss.
  • + 3
 Ridiculous riding.... just insane the skill CA has!

Now do it with the saddle up Wink
  • + 1
 I love this guy. He's the living proof that if you're good, you're going to be good no matter what you ride and if you suck, well, forget the hype... no amount of 650b, high tech dampers, carbon or cassette cogs will save you.
  • + 102
 I have never not watched a new Chris Akrigg video 5x in a row. He is the most entertaining dude in all of biking. And his bike handling is downright godlike. Everything he does is fucking surgical, no matter what bike he's on! So much respect.
  • + 6
 word up!
  • + 7
 elevated letters!
  • + 3
 so true!!
  • + 1
 and every mechanic watching is wincing from 4:06-4:36.
  • + 1
 it's true!!!
  • + 62
 He is like a top notch hooker- he will ride anything...
  • + 54
 what the... did he just ride dh on an enduro trail while wearing xc gear on a cx bike ?!?
  • + 36
 Yes, and according to most PB videos he should have technically had a double crown 210mm fork and a full face on
  • + 35
 Don't forget goggles, baggy shorts, and an argument over wheel size.
  • + 11
 26 FOR LIFE!!!!!!
  • + 2
 IM SOO CONFUSED!!!!
  • + 51
 Akrigg is the Honey Badger of the biking world
  • + 17
 tea-drinking honey badger!
  • + 5
 Chris Akkrig don't give a shit. Chris Akkrig is badass. Oh look Chris Akkrig is riding a CX. EWwww!! Gross!
  • + 42
 I would not want to race Akrigg in ANYTHING. Cycling/drinking/table tennis (i'm sure he has a mean slam).
  • + 30
 once tried the drinking one, woke up on some cobbles behind his house Frown
  • + 24
 I don't "get" CX, but damn this is impressive! Half of that trail would give me hell on my Stumpjumper!
  • + 14
 Dude... more than half...!
  • + 19
 Next he needs to do a segment on a TT bike and a unicycle and he's cover all of the kinds of biking Big Grin
  • + 188
 - Chris Akrigg. - Danny Macaskill. - Tandem bike. Just let that thought marinate for a while.
  • + 45
 @bkm303 , why aren't you president yet?
  • + 26
 Tandem trials...@Redbull, let's make this happen!
  • + 16
 While Chris is definitely very skilled, I'm more amazed by his STYLE. Every bike he takes in any conditions simply flies under Akrigg. It's like... MAGIC! He sold his soul to Satan, I'm 146% sure!
  • + 12
 I'm 666% percent sure.
  • + 15
 That was more enduro than Enduro.
  • + 14
 Another masterpiece from the bike wizard.
  • + 7
 Aside from this guy's mind boggling skills on a bike, the sheer strength needed to do half if the stuff he was doing just blows my mind. But at the end of the day, it's still an odd way to enjoy riding in the woods. But to each their own I say. It ain't my cup of tea but I know good riding when I see it & that guy was shredding for sure. Nice work man, keep shredding.
  • + 10
 This is some of the best raw mountain biking I've seen. Don't judge a bike by it's cover.
  • + 11
 Obviously hooked after his part in road bike party!
  • + 10
 He is awesome.....Next video needs to be a Fat Bike.....
  • + 7
 For fuck's sake man I couldn't even do most of that stuff on my mountain bike! Serious props to Akrigg but now I'm feeling a little down on my game!
  • + 7
 Hands down the most impressing biker out there! Never seizes to amaze with his diversity.
  • - 3
 That guy would be a great trials rider!
  • + 2
 He is (sponcered by mongoose)
  • + 7
 Chris Akrigg is what Chuck Norris could have been if he hadn't chosen to be dumb!
:-))
  • + 6
 If I could be any superhero, I would choose Chris Akrigg... But with a mustache.
  • + 3
 Cyclocross is like religion, something left over from the past that made no sense then & makes less sense now that has been supplanted & rightfully so by the right things as a result of slow & steady evolutionary processes.

Additionally, Chris Akrigg is one of the few mofos out there that I'm willing to tolerate that clunky, broken, borderline f*cking useless Vimeo player for. Whatever that was, it was f*cking awesome my man!
  • + 6
 oh cool another Chris Akrigg video now I can feel bad about my riding ability for another month
  • + 6
 brilliant, proof you don't need 200mm of dh bike to ride a normal trail,
  • + 5
 DAB...You Lose!
hahaha. The smile at the end was priceless :-)
Incredible video.
  • + 5
 He's like the stig of bicycles.
  • + 1
 Good to see disc brakes in cyclocross now. Just need to ditch the drop bars and I'll ride one. Used to have a custom built disc brake cyclocross wheelset on my crosscountry hard tail. Worked brilliantly on anything but sand. Dunno why these crosscountry racers on 29ers don't save a ton of weight and use cyclocross tyres.
  • + 2
 Amazing video! Loving the fast show tribute at the beginning - Cyclocross - Brilliant! Guess that would have been lost on most Pb users :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kkDrmW_oHU
  • + 1
 Aha! Glad someone else saw that!
  • + 1
 If it's winter and you live in flat, muddy flanders, then no push bike can get you around faster than a cx bike. Never thought those long stems and drop bars would be nimble riding singletrack too. Only niggle is flat tires. Wonder how many Akrigg suffered during this shoot. Looks amazing anyway so fair play to the man!
  • + 1
 I've often wondered how they trials guys actually do in races. Seems like much of this type of riding is a lot of strength and skill, but wouldn't get worn out doing in an actual race?
  • + 5
 Chris won several Red Bull minidromes, so you can say he races Big Grin
  • + 2
 He has won and podiumed at NPS rounds as well.
  • + 3
 Yeah he's raced the minidrome, won the Frome uphill cobble climb on a singlespeed, has won Masters cat. DH races in UK and am sure plenty of trials (bike and moto) and other comps. An absolute beast on any bike, but with so much skill and control while doing it. I think the word legend is deserved here!
  • + 2
 He did the mega avalanche a few years ago. Wonder if he would done without a broken seat.

vimeo.com/14117356
  • + 1
 Was thinking about that one to @briceps. He finished a couple of places in front of me (around 160), but i think he must have lost a lot of time with that seat, because he is sooooo much better than me ;o) I saw him and his mangled seat, but didn't realize it was him (maybe i was a little bit tired!) before i saw the video!
  • + 3
 that was spectacular. I was actually drawn in. It was fun to try and guess what line he was going to take at each obstacle.
  • + 1
 WOW! I have NEVER seen an Akrigg video that HASN'T left me in awe of the guy and his skills...
Get him in a pro level BMX race and we'll have seen him kill it in about all forms of off road riding. Smile
  • + 3
 Cannot believe how one person can have so much skill on two wheels whatever the bike. Unbelievable!!!!
  • + 3
 If this was what cyclocross was usually like, it would be watched more than downhill
  • + 2
 Watch Zonhoven! That course defines entertainment!
  • + 4
 So much for the ol' "I need a new bike so I can ride XXYYZZ" excuse
  • + 3
 Its official. Chris has attained full beast status. Don't turn the bike, force it!
  • + 4
 much thnx chris akrigg for squashing the hype on wheel sizes.
  • + 4
 Chris has so much skill on what ever bike he rides! Big Grin
  • + 4
 The last shot, of his face sums it up. I need a napSmile
  • + 3
 Love nod to the fast show, brilliant! Solid steez on a rigid frame & drop bars.
  • + 3
 hahahahahha, I laughed out loud at the end of the video... AWESOME !
  • + 3
 Cyclocross is going Enduro?? Big Grin
  • + 3
 enduro specific cyclocross bikes next
  • + 3
 Some real life CX moves:

youtu.be/rJ_p9VJkjpc
  • + 0
 Agreed, don't understand how he did that
  • + 2
 the man is like a f*cking God on a bike, seriously is there anything he can't ride on any type of bike?
  • + 13
 he could pull a wheely on a unicycle
  • + 1
 "If there's one man that could get us into cyclocross, it's Chris Akrigg"

\m/ Ross Tricker \m/

jus sayin
(you're still my fave though Mr Akrigg)
  • + 1
 After watching this video I am convinced to get a CX bike and have some fun with it when I get tired of riding a DH bike.Looks very nimble and agile!
  • + 2
 That's brilliant!!! Original humorous intro. and the riding was mint, nice one Chris!!
  • + 1
 Loved it! Perhaps I should take my CX more places.... Would love to see how Chris would do in a real CX race. I bet he'd crush it.
  • + 8
 He'd never dismount haha!
  • + 3
 If Chris Akrig did a list of bikes he didn't ride it 'd be mighty small.
  • + 4
 This is ENDUCROSS!!
  • + 2
 I like what you did there mate^
  • + 1
 The man could ride a potato and make it look more impressive than me on 10 grand worth of enduro branded carbon and kashima.
  • - 1
 i think hes looks so fast when he make fast switchback because of the big size of wheels and verry thin tyre. its look like hes cutting the trail by a sharf knife.Big Grin its verry nice edit and hes skill on his bike.
  • + 1
 yes, it is the bike. nothing to do with his skillz...
  • + 1
 reformedroadie does this remind you of your transitional phaze between the road bikes and the mountain bikes?
  • + 1
 no actually. I bought a 2004 Stumpjumoer FSR and never looked back...
  • + 2
 Super talented. He has some great vids on YouTube
  • + 3
 what can I say?!? WOW
  • + 2
 gotta love disks on cross bikes great vid!
  • + 1
 So this is cx! I heard about cx, but i didn't know what is this...
Well, to hard for me, I will stick to enduro :-)
  • + 2
 The all new Mongoose Skinny bike....
  • + 1
 They should make cx courses more like this. Not like the cx racing I ever did!!
  • + 2
 Someone took a wrong turn in their Double Century race.
  • + 2
 Cyclocross.... The new Enduro?
  • + 2
 He's obviously a fan of The Fast Show.
  • + 1
 Did anyone tell him that make all mountain bikes for this sort of thing? all I keep thinking is punctures and a sore arse.
  • + 1
 "toothfairy: you got three wishes for free"
"ride like akrigg does, dont need another wish"
  • + 1
 chris akrigg is awesome. cyclocross still sucks.
  • + 1
 Much respect for CX racers!
  • + 3
 CX racing isnt like this at all. This is Akrigg's version so its much more nuts!
  • + 1
 That's awesome. Can't wait to try out mine.
  • + 1
 Yeww hell ya. Man straight beast !!!!
  • + 1
 THAT is so ENDURO man.......
  • + 0
 Have fun with smelling like a pile of rotten s&*t for the next two days....HA!
  • + 1
 He rode through that rocky section better than I could on my 6.7" AM bike!
  • + 1
 What a beast! Can't believe he was clipped in the whole time!
  • + 1
 now 700c wheels are the shhhhtzzz!!!
  • + 1
 Here end'th the lesson.

100% Respect for skills and execution.
  • + 1
 Shit man, that just made my day. My let alone my year! So good! Hahaahah
  • + 1
 ? What, that just happened.
  • + 1
 Cyclocross riders who watched this feel dumb now...
  • + 1
 i dont see this catching on like Enduro did...
  • + 0
 this is not exactly cycle-cross, more like trails and trials on a cx bike, still amazing though!!
  • + 2
 nice edit, Chris!
  • + 2
 That boy.. got skills.
  • + 1
 Not impressed. I'd like to see him try that with a tricycle. Wink
  • + 1
 Not impressed. I'd like to see him try that with a tricycle. Big Grin
  • + 1
 Awesome skills again.....
  • + 1
 I've had dreams like this.
  • + 1
 Akrigg... Such a legend, never fails to entertain and amaze!!
  • + 2
 ready for rampage
  • + 1
 Glad I watched it as I'm more thankful for mtb design.... Mad respect tho!
  • + 1
 hahaah class
  • + 1
 #whoa
  • + 1
 WTF! Brilliant.
  • + 1
 isnt it enduro? :-)
  • + 1
 Who needs Bike Parks now
  • + 0
 Next level riding.awesome edit.genius
  • + 1
 I want to see him race
  • + 1
 DH cyclecross???
  • + 1
 Awsm!!!
  • + 1
 Wow he lost me
  • + 1
 i'm still in shock
  • - 1
 All this on a Mongoose....
  • + 0
 woooot??
  • - 1
 Ughhhh. That looks exhausting for no good reason and very expensive.
  • - 1
 Needs a dropper post
  • - 3
 Cyclocross is annoying to look at. It's like seeing a MTB with street tires, on a sidewalk.
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