Video: Brendan Howey is Rapid & Stylish in Rupert Walker's 'Inbound'

Nov 4, 2021
by COMMENCAL bicycles  


Inbound showcases Brendan Howey’s impeccable riding style and Rupert Walker’s intricate cuts and attention to detail.

bigquotesI'm always excited to work with Brendan Howey. Besides him being a great friend, I think he's got some of the best bike control and natural style of any rider. This project is called 'Inbound', for no real reason besides it feels like he's actively moving to an end destination. The inspiration for this is more involved with the music. The first song, by Nina Simone, is a timeless classic with a piano melody that is instantly recognizable, the video transitions into the second song by Talib Kweli, which samples the original piano melody from the first song used in the video. It's rare to get the opportunity to use music like this and I appreciate that COMMENCAL gave us the freedom to creatively go our own direction. Rupert Walker

bigquotesFilming with Rupert, my only role is to trust his vision and ride. He has a plan for each sequence and it’s motivating to hike for each shot. I’m very excited on how this project turned out and excited for everyone to see it. Brendan Howey

Rider: Brendan Howey
Directed by: Rupert Walker
Film: Rupert Walker









37 Comments

  • 43 0
 WOW big fan of this
  • 7 0
 Dang that was awesome! How is this not a must watch?
  • 26 0
 40 mins of PB academy or just watch this 10 times...easy answer!
  • 10 0
 So sick! Such a big fan of the commencal edits
  • 8 0
 Two absolute bosses!! Well done gentlemen. Yow!!!!
  • 5 0
 Anyone else recognize that first song? Was it in ROAM or Seasons? Kinda gave me Matt Hunter or Thomas Vanderham vibes.

Amazing work on this! I've never seen biking look so fun!
  • 1 0
 Nina Simone
  • 1 0
 I know it was used in Thomas crown affair way back in the day.
  • 3 0
 Awesome! Great to see Brendan still killing it. Saw those dirt jumps on a trip a couple of years ago, they look so good on camera! Awesome work as always by Rupert!
  • 3 0
 Clicked on it because of Rupert walker, stayed for the awesome riding and sick editing! Awesome!
  • 3 0
 Wow. This is awesome. Such good style
  • 3 0
 Commencal edits are just a step ahead of what any other brand is producing
  • 3 0
 So good Brendan, one of my favorites to watch ride a bike for sure!
  • 2 0
 great to see harper and ranch in such a sweet edit! where was the rainforest part filmed though?
  • 3 0
 Most mesmerizing and flow inspiring vid I've seen in a while
  • 3 0
 Commencal edits are the top #1 percent most valuable
  • 3 0
 Howey is my favourite rider
  • 2 0
 So fun to watch! Howey has the best style ever and Rupert crushed it behind the lens as usual.
  • 3 0
 Amazing
  • 2 0
 loved the cuts between three styles of riding with the music. Super cool!
  • 4 2
 so cool that commencal doesnt give a fuck about copyrights
  • 2 0
 that the case? or did they actually pay the proper fees, honoring the artists and Walker is grateful for that?
or do you mean a different thing?
  • 1 0
 @Paedu: rumour says it was with past videos, maybe they turned lawful good lately Wink
  • 1 0
 @nikifor88: ahh I see; you mean that is why they are pointing it out?
well anyways, fees are pretty high for a known song, and will come back every year (at least I think so).
  • 2 0
 Not too shabby. Good riding with GREAT cinematography/editing skills.
  • 3 0
 Sinnerman is a TUNE!
  • 4 2
 Howey should be at Rampage
  • 2 0
 Wow, surprised and stoked to hear Nina Simone paired to good riding!
  • 1 0
 Bravo Brendan and Rupert!
  • 1 0
 What’s that first song called?
  • 2 0
 This needs more hype
  • 1 0
 Very nice, boys.
  • 1 0
 gimme those trails.
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