Video: Chasing Fabio Wibmer Through Germany with a Racing Drone in 'Follow Fabio'

Nov 5, 2019
by rasoulution  


When professional mountain bike and trials bike rider as well as YouTube star Fabio Wibmer sets out on a sightseeing trip across Germany, he goes about things a little differently than your average tourist. It is hard to keep up with him, as he is racing through city streets, hitting gaps and balancing on some crazy obstacles. Nevertheless, racing drone pilot RensenFPV manages to follow Fabio anyway, as the young Austrian explored the secret spots and famous sights of Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin in his very own way. The result: some fine bike action mixed with some breathtaking drone shots:

Fabio Wibmer performs during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Hamburg Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFSFU51W11 Usage for editorial use only

A huge stair set next to the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, a triple combo made up of a manual, a crank flip and a 180 at the Sandtor quay in Hamburg and a half cab crank flip to front wheel 180 down to the river Spree in Berlin’s government district are only a few of the impressive tricks that Fabio did during his road trip. Impressively filmed with a racing drone, Austria’s most famous bike professional shows just what he is capable of on two wheels and where to find some of the cities’ most spectacular places.

Fabio Wibmer performs during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Hamburg Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFRB611W11 Usage for editorial use only
Fabio Wibmer performs during Follow Fabio in Berlin Germany on October 10 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21UF9XV951W11 Usage for editorial use only

To find out what else Fabio experienced during his road trip through Germany, check out the Behind the Scenes clip here: youtu.be/QUB1_vy9TQQ

Fabio Wibmer performs during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Cologne Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFK9XH1W11 Usage for editorial use only

For more information about Fabio’s activities and his newest clips, please visit: youtube.com/fabwibmer

Fabio Wibmer performs during the athlete project Follow Fabio in Hamburg Germany on September 30 2019. Hannes Berger Red Bull Content Pool AP-21TVFQ3FN1W11 Usage for editorial use only

All photos by Hannes Berger / Red Bull Content Pool

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49 Comments

  • 79 2
 I had to take it out of full screen mode. That drone footage made me sick.
  • 2 0
 It is no longer coffee people spit at their computer these days.
  • 12 8
 After watching this edit I'm sure of two things... 1. Drone racers are the worst filmers of all time and fake sounds are for fucking gapers. 2. All of this shit plus a lot more was done 15 years ago in the JIB films.... and it was filmed immensely better. Good job, you managed to spend way more money making a worse edit than something that could have been produced by a teenager.
  • 4 0
 @scott-townes: the filming sucked and I see your point about Jib movies but I can't think of any riders back then that were masters of both trials tech and huge freeride hucks, a lot of different bikers were needed for the variety of riding styles.
  • 2 1
 @scott-townes: It's called directing. Drone races have incredible skill, just tell them what you want. There is also a bit of a generational element going on here. Younger people have a greater tolerance for this kind of thing given the amount of video games like LoL, Fortnite, etc that have frenetic movements.
  • 1 3
 @rrolly: "Yeah, uh if you could fly really fast and spin around a lot... uhh I think that may uh really capture the ambiance." - Director of every edit featuring drone racers.
  • 25 0
 You can replicate a lot of these effects in the comfort of your own home. Just drink 10 pints and smoke a couple of bongs.
  • 4 2
 This is why I want a frame with 2 cages for beer bottles and steerer tube mounted bong. You drink the first beer which involves lifting your head up to pour it down your throat. Then bend down to the steerer to take a few hits. As you lift the head up your bars have much higher rise. Open the second beer, lean back again. Bend downto take another hit. As you lift your head your wheelbase is from Oregon to Alaska. Time to ride.
  • 12 0
 Fake sounds. Headaches. Dizziness. I cannot remember a move 5 minutes after.
  • 10 0
 Riding was sick, filming made me feel sick. Drone footage could have been cool but the constant orbits around Fabio made it unwatchable.
  • 7 0
 Just threw up from dizziness
  • 3 0
 Totally unwatchable. The riding looks like it's probably great but the filming is just horrible and nauseating. Couldn't finish it. I know this has already been said... but perhaps the more people that do so, the less it's likely to come back...
  • 6 0
 Great video but the sound faking is a bit too mich on this one haha
  • 5 0
 Dude is a beast! Bit I'm dizzy
  • 2 0
 This dude is mind blowing. How does he survive?!?!? Anyone see his stair gap save? That was so close I might not ever touch a bike again! To him, it just seemed fun....
  • 17 1
 Awesome riding, but that camera work was HORRIBLE-- CHILL OUT ON THAT!!!
  • 6 1
 Too perfect. Boring ...
  • 12 2
 We need to go back to 240p and "Let the bodies hit the floor"
  • 3 0
 @brodoyouevenbike: 12 foot drops to flat off skinnies on Ellsworth Dares filmed on an actual camcorder.
  • 4 0
 Head explosion guaranteed
  • 4 0
 The spinning around, make it stop! Riding was great though.
  • 3 0
 I couldn't watch all of that. Interesting tech demo but perhaps only use it when it makes sense
  • 3 0
 Was that another Reserve wheels durability test?
  • 2 0
 What's the deal with the police officers guarding the closed off areas? You don't see that very much. Is it a German thing?
  • 1 0
 haha yeah I feel like most places I've lived you'd be arrested for this instead. Not for any good reason, just because, y'know, america
  • 1 0
 Well, you can actually privately hire police services for you events, I am sure its similar in many places, so if these were police then they could have paid for the service, but, I think you will find this is simply his team, dressed in Hi-Vis official looking clothing, do this and people around think whats happening is "official" and comply - in fact they probably have a spotter looking out for actual police, just in case!!!
  • 1 0
 May have more to do with the drone. Bmx and skateboarders have been poaching spots like that for stunts for ever but the drone in a busy city would get you noticed.
  • 1 0
 Impressive and virtuose... BUT that is NOT a video, that is a DEMOnstration...

... anyway I`ve puked my breakfast like most of you.

Well done.
  • 1 0
 awesome. reinforces my desire for a street trials bike.
  • 1 0
 A real headspinner in more ways than one
  • 1 0
 Riding up on stairs without an ebike... awesome!
  • 2 0
 He can fly! I can spew!!
  • 1 0
 Chasing Fabio Wibmer through Germany with Rogatkin's helmet cam
  • 1 0
 ????
  • 1 0
 Sorry, It was an emoticon ... Wink
  • 1 0
 Fabio, making crank flips great again.
  • 1 0
 nice vid but...... bueeeuuuaaarkkk ... hum, scuse me !
Big Grin
  • 1 1
 Fabio... more bangers than guy Fawkes night.
  • 2 2
 Fabio Wibmer for Redbull Rampage 2020!
  • 3 0
 Is it against the rules to go upwards at rampage?
  • 1 0
 @brodoyouevenbike: You've seen some of these lips?
  • 1 1
 Thank you!!!..that was Amazing
  • 2 3
 Two amazing pilots, two amazing vehicles.
  • 1 1
 das ist fantastisch!
  • 2 3
 Nice shots!
  • 1 4
 One of the most under-rated Riders out there
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