Video: Claudio Caluori's Course Previews Return on his Local Trails

May 14, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
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bigquotesThere's also a positive side of the current travel ban: I get to ride my bike at home and finally find out what trails we have in Graubünden! I love them! And why not share that with you like back in the good old days when I did the course previews at the World Cups! More to come!Claudio Caluori



87 Comments

  • 88 1
 The Man, The Myth, The Legend! Glad to see him back!
  • 16 0
 If Claudio thinks he's riding like a grandma, what does that make me? By that metric, I ride like someone who's been dead for a century.
  • 6 0
 @Grantma Wait...did he say he was riding like you? I think you need to respond and challenge him to some timed runs on Cam's Slope-duro course.
  • 6 1
 @DRomy: You ride as much as you have time for, give yourself more credit.
  • 4 0
 @greg390: Thanks, buddy! First ride today in two months. Felt great -- guess I'm still kickin'!
  • 43 0
 "Just what I always wanted. My own little bunny rabbit. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him..."
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 He would have been faster if he wasn't a vegan. Yup, makes sense.
  • 9 0
 @rrolly: thanks for your opinion
  • 31 0
 Finally he's back!
  • 23 1
 I wish I had a #HomeTrail like that..!
  • 6 4
 I think it might be some velosolution promo... Too casual find a gorgerous perfectly bermed and packed track like that... dunno I am conspiracionists?
  • 3 0
 @PauRexs: I don't know if they built it, but definitely worth a visit -> www.flimslaax.com/en/outdoor-activities/biking/runcatrail
  • 3 0
 @PauRexs: It's the runca trail in flims. Was built a couple years back, might have been velosolutions. The trail is sooo much fun and with lift access in the summer. And it's about 3 times as long as shown in the video, but he rode the most fun part.
  • 2 0
 @paulvonperth: Oh yeah! Just give you the need to go out ride, and I'm stuck at work...
  • 3 1
 @wolfsberg: i think the lower part was built in 2006 or 2007 for the RedBull Trailfox. Built or partly built by Hans Rey (so many changes during the years).
  • 1 0
 @smartfartbart: I'm also at work Wink Plus, I found out yesterday that Portes du Soleil will be opening on schedule for my week-long visit at the beginning of July..!
  • 2 0
 @inversedotch: yess I was there did 2nd!
Actually it seemed me the best builded trails and stunts ever!
  • 16 0
 Damn bro we miss you. Hope you’re doing well these days.
  • 14 0
 Good to see a Claudio course preview again! Also that's some A+ fun you've got out your back door.
  • 10 0
 Claudio's laugh and enthusiasm are so infectious! It's impossible to watch any of his videos and not at least crack a smile. So glad he's back!
  • 4 0
 I agree so infectious! And as he would say that was good fun!
  • 2 0
 Agreed!!!
  • 7 0
 Excellent !
My favorite Claudio's comments:
- "You're riding like a grandma Claudio"
- "brap brap braaap ..." I keep telling that to myself .. to no effect unfortunately

cheers
  • 6 0
 Who knew Captain Jean Luc Picard was such an accomplished mountain biker...
  • 7 0
 Grover's back!
  • 3 1
 I feel like he was making fun of us Canadians "eh"? I don't know how I feel aboot that, it's kinda almost offensive, eh. It's okay though, he probably didn't mean it and I don't want to start a fight. Sorry... eh.
  • 3 0
 Just imagine standing at the trailhead listening to a strange man screaming "RUP! RUP! oh look! a rabbit!!" on the trail ahead of you
  • 2 0
 This is my absolute favorite trail.. he only starts halfway down.. the top half has a lot of goodies too.. can't wait for the opening....
  • 4 1
 Actually, french lines are swiss as much as french fries are belgian. Everybody has to know that.
  • 2 0
 Nice! Wink
...would be also good to hear that song from Pearl Jam in a new RedBull course preview as well, in the near future :-) (end of this video)
  • 2 0
 Damn I wish my local trail was like that, mine is over by the second rabbit . . Still made me decide to ride after work, thanks C
  • 7 3
 have Claudio do a grim donut review!
  • 1 0
 Genius idea
  • 2 0
 When ever I see rabbits I think of Monty Python and giggle. Ya I know. Thanks Claudio you are entertaining as always, please stay that way. Cheers
  • 3 0
 I think it was a guitar at the end.....lol....nice trail by the way...
  • 3 0
 That was leisurely, love it...
  • 2 0
 Claudio’s videos are some of the best ever on PB! Keep them coming please Claudio?
  • 3 0
 He's a wild and crazy guy!
  • 1 0
 Damn I miss seeing Claudios course previews, the noises he makes and the excitement in his voice is like a Augustus Gloop winning a lifetime supply of chocolate!
  • 3 1
 I always imagined him with more hair.
  • 1 0
 Has anyone ever spent them here biking , would love to go but was wondering would Switzerland be stupidly expensive
  • 1 0
 Haven't looked into mountain biking in Switzerland, but ski/snowboard holidays there are insanely expensive. For both accomodation and lift passes.

However, there is an Italian resort called Cervinia that i had looked into for ski/snowboard. It is just the otherside of the Matterhorn from Zermatt in Switzerland and their lift systems are linked.

Holidays to Cervinia were much cheaper and you can get a pass that allows you to ride Cervinia and Zermatt (can't remember if it covers the whole Zermatt resort or just part of it). Buying that pass in Italy was much cheaper than buying the equivalent pass that seemed to offer the same access over the Swiss border.

I have no idea if they have an MTB trail network there, but worth a bit of research if you find Swiss prices breaking your budget.
  • 2 0
 It's not that expensive as you often have the day pass with the hotel (Lenzerheide) or at least a good reduction on day cards (Flims/Laax). There is also a great camping in Trin (www.trailforks.com/poi/45480) and another one near the village.
Also check www.herbert.bike, sometimes you can get some great deals there!
  • 1 0
 @inversedotch: thanks a million
  • 1 0
 @DidNotSendIt: thanks man must check out the Italian option
  • 3 5
 Nice looking XC trail, It would be great if we didnt have to bring in material to cover the trails with but then they would just all get hammered too quickly.
We are lucky and have low traffic volume on all the non man made stuff up here so can ride natural 99% of the time.
  • 1 1
 Might not be popular with all, but could do with a bit to dry some of them out, though (eg Aberfoyle - I struggle there when I'm back in Scotland).
  • 1 0
 @Niseach1: You are right, who likes puddles and water on your their expensive bikes...

I remember back in the day when we just rode through puddles and there wasnt a trail team to fix them and build bigger berms...

I recall racing and the park rats turning up with their dry tyres on in the wet and complaining it was too hard and that the track should be changed. Those with wet weather tyres on didnt have an issue.

Neg prop away rats Wink haha
  • 2 0
 Go Claudio! Never a dull moment with this guy!
  • 1 0
 I forgot what happened to him. Was it a bad crash in a course preview vid from a year or two ago or something else?
  • 2 0
 Claudio!!! I can watch him comment on any trail and enjoy it.
  • 2 0
 That was good, clean fun!
  • 2 0
 So good to hear those sound effects again. Welcome back, Claudio!!
  • 1 0
 SO good to have you back Claudio...brought a big ol' smile to my face! Keep it up!
  • 9 8
 Hopefully he'll continue to allow Gee to do the real tracks.
  • 1 1
 The trails in Colorado are alright. But they will never compare to that. That was a rollercoaster dream!
  • 2 1
 Less time on the computer, more time on the bike!
  • 2 1
 Claudio still smashing it????
  • 3 1
 Bring Claudio Back!
  • 1 0
 Claudio is the mountain biking hero the world needs and deserves!
  • 1 0
 Butter smooth trail! Looks fast
  • 1 0
 That trail looks so much fun.
  • 1 0
 "Man, how long is this thing?!" :-3
  • 1 0
 Oh look a rabbit! Hee hee hee hee!
  • 1 0
 Great looking home trails review and nicely done.
  • 1 0
 wow that trail looked fun.
  • 2 0
 What bike is he riding?
  • 1 0
 Follow the White Rabbit Claudio. Welcome back!
  • 1 0
 Claudio, give us @fridayfollows, we need you back in the saddle!
  • 1 0
 Oh man we've missed these... "braaap, braaaaaaap, oh look a rabbit".
  • 3 3
 Make Claudio Great Again !!! ????????????????????????
  • 3 2
 Where's your helmet!
  • 2 0
 And how did you film it?!?!
  • 1 0
 Seecks!!! LOL
  • 1 0
 Mindblowing trail
  • 1 0
 What a trail!!! :o
  • 1 0
 Great to see you back!
  • 3 4
 How do you know the course previewer is vegan? ____________
  • 7 2
 There's always one of you.
  • 1 2
 I don't get it ,why do people get so TRIGGERED! about vegans.The more vegans ,the more meat for me.
  • 1 1
 @rideonjon: No one got "triggered" I didnt hear him say he was christian or Jewish. Left handed or straight. Why the vegan?
  • 1 0
 @owlie: TRIGGERED!
  • 4 5
 Amazing how vegans always find a way to make it known LOL
  • 1 2
 Haha - F the DV crew
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