Video: Fabio Wibmer Turns Israel into His MTB Playground

Jan 15, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

Fabio Wibmer visits Tel Aviv and the Utah-esque deserts of Israel in his first edit on Canyon.



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150 Comments

  • 98 7
 "Gabriel Wibmers cousin turns Israel into his MTB playground" - fixed it for ya
  • 4 0
 you were waiting for this new edit, weren't you!!!!
  • 1 1
 Let it go
  • 4 0
 @rockyj: Looks like a session.
  • 4 0
 Complete rebuild needed after splashing his way across those salt deposits! Stunning video though, well worth it : beer:
  • 2 0
 @glasvagas: this never gets old
  • 60 0
 Pole should hire Uri Geller to see if he can straighten that rear triangle.
  • 7 1
 Canyon should sack whoever thought of putting him in it.
  • 1 1
 @tobiusmaximum: I’m pretty sure that was a stunt double
  • 1 0
 @jaame: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TrxL2xuX5k
Looks like him and his giant bent spoon (time capsule)
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure he only bends things.... bit of a one trick pony lol
  • 4 0
 No, Pole should hire James Randi to straighten that rear triangle bent by Uri...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNKmhv9uoiQ
  • 4 0
 Avatar: The Last Spoonbender
  • 45 0
 It's been pretty amazing watching Fabio's meteoric rise to internet stardom. Pretty unbelievable how much content he churns out in such a short span of time. Well deserved.
  • 66 28
 This video looks way too much like paid ad for Israel paid by Israel Tourist Organization. Focus is on (amazing) scenery shots, not on riding so much. Fabio way too serious and polished, looks "just doing my job..." Big Grin Missing creative and limits searching Fabio...
  • 18 0
 It really is, if you check out YouTube's description
  • 47 0
 I didn't even mind that it was a blatant tourism piece. I've got a foot of snow at the front door and just seeing people ride in the sun made me feel warmer.
  • 45 29
 The UN in a nutshell, right here on Pinkbike: the Muslim world and the Russians taking cheap shots at Israel, and the Canadians just trying to help everyone get along.

Too bad the percentage of Canadians in the world is so much lower than the percentage of Canadians on Pinkbike.
  • 25 20
 @ngpellon: still better than Israelis taking actual shots at Palestinians tho.
  • 6 4
 @30129np: chill dude, how is mentioning description is taking shots?
  • 23 22
 @Feideaux: Props to you for the pun, but when the Palestinians stop bombing Israel with 1,000 rockets a year on average, I'm sure Israel will calm down, too.
  • 13 4
 @Alexanderskh: If you can't see the caricature humor in a Djiboutian going out of their way to criticize something having to do with Israel, a Russian agreeing, a Canadian making a sunny comment to defuse it, and the parallel to world politics, I can't help.
  • 5 0
 @30129np: actually no, because first comment to me looks like "video seems like an ad for Israel tourism", without criticism.

Speaking of world politics, Russian international politics decisions are mostly crap
  • 6 3
 @Alexanderskh: You may well be right, in which case the parallel is an amusing coincidence.

On your observation of world politics, yes, I agree, but I think the US has been even worse so far in the 21st century.
  • 3 0
 @Alexanderskh: he speaks the truth, eben though everyone on PB will automatically default to a cognitive dissonance bias
  • 3 0
 @Alexanderskh: Level headed.^

I just have to disagree with @onyxss, Fabio did some sweet riding and the videography is top notch.
  • 12 18
flag Eden4 (Jan 15, 2020 at 19:00) (Below Threshold)
 @Feideaux: and what Palestinian terrorists who carry out terrorist attacks in Israel after they break in through the border to Israel? You’re narrow minded guy.
  • 12 20
flag jezso (Jan 15, 2020 at 22:49) (Below Threshold)
 @Eden4: The Only terrorist is the Zionist Government of Israel! Shame on the government and who supports them! Frown
  • 20 0
 Yeah I came here for bikes so kindly
Shut the f*ck up Smile
  • 13 13
 @Eden4: They'd probably chill out a bit if you stopped bombing their hospitals and illegally occupying their land, just something to think about. Gotta have that lebensraum (as someone with the same politics as Israel called it) right?
  • 8 3
 @Losvar: Ah, the good old holocaust inversion. Bit rich coming from Norway, isn't it? Anti-semitism engrained since its first constitution.......
  • 11 16
flag Golden-G (Jan 16, 2020 at 5:21) (Below Threshold)
 @Eden4: the IDF are the real terrorists. Palestinians are resisting ethnic cleansing. Resistance is not terrorism. Palestine has no army, no airforce, no apache gun ships, no f-16s, no F-15s, no tanks, no drones, but they have more heart and courage than the entire zion nazi idf.
  • 4 4
 @30129np: you know how many human casualties Israel cause in a year over Palestinian people?
  • 2 0
 Sometime I get sad when I see all of the cool places around the world America foreign policy has made us unwelcomed.
  • 13 6
 @Losvar: you have no idea what you’re talking about. Bombing hospitals? when a bunch of coward terrorists with a blood on their hands hide in hospitals on purpose (because they know IDF won’t attack there) then you need to find a way to capture them and then sometimes plans don’t go as smooth as wished. Look. This situation is very complicated and you, the Europeans only see one side- the side of the poor Palestinians. Because this is only what the global media shows you. It never shows you all the terrorist attacks that launched by the Palestinians. It never shows you the results of rockets shooting from Gaza to Israel and neither the dead babies that got stabbed while sleeping by a terrorist that broke in to their house.
  • 12 7
 @Golden-G: quite the opposite. We only resist their attacks. we have an established country. We only initiate attacks if the attack us. Yeah, they don’t have an organised army like IDF but they have a terrorist organisations such as Hamas and Fatah and those organisations have shit loads of ammunition that they use to carry out a terrorist attacks on innocent civilians in Israel. And last thing, don’t call me nazi because your nation killed thousands of native Americans in the past, you dickhead.
  • 11 5
 @Golden-G: Known facts: Palestinians terrorists hide and shoot rockets into Israel from Hospitals, from children daycare, from public places because they are cowards and afraid of retaliation, so they hide behind civilians. They also send women and children on their front line. They were also given lots of money from around the world to rebuild and make Palestine a better place, yet they spend all of it making tunnels and buying ammunitions, while the rest of the population is living in poverty.
Educate yourself and stop posting ignorant messages.
  • 8 13
flag Golden-G (Jan 16, 2020 at 6:45) (Below Threshold)
 @Eden4: Lies. What israel does best other than killing and stealing is lie. I know the truth.
  • 6 4
 @FrantikLex: well said!
  • 7 0
 Can't we all unite in our condemnation of Uri Geller?
  • 1 1
 @30129np: You do realise there are only two countries not in the UN don't you? In fact the two that aren't are also classed as member states. So when you complain about the UN you pretty just just mean the world
  • 5 7
 @Eden4: lying sac of shit. The country is called Palestine.
  • 4 8
flag Golden-G (Jan 16, 2020 at 18:11) (Below Threshold)
 @Eden4: lies. I see the atrocities committed by the idf and psychopathic settlers on a daily basis. I am sure that there are many good people in israel, you however are not one of them.
  • 2 8
flag Golden-G (Jan 16, 2020 at 18:12) (Below Threshold)
 @FrantikLex: bullshit.
  • 6 2
 @Golden-G: do you want to shut up you f***ing troll?!
  • 5 5
 @Eden4: nope. Never. Trying to justify genocide, you are a sick person.
  • 3 0
 @30129np: Ha, comical, BEST comment of 2020 so far...
  • 33 0
 The helmet swap, tip-o-the-hat tribute to 'Indiana Jones', LOL.
  • 36 6
 Fabio for Rampage?
  • 8 1
 Speaking of...whats the over/under on number of enduro or trail bikes at rampage this year?
  • 4 0
 @Sardine: Is it still a trail/enduro bike if it has 180mm travel(+/-mm) and a dual crown fork? I don't think we'll see anyone who has access to a proper bike ride a trail/enduro bike at Rampage - why would you?
  • 4 7
 What is he gonna do? Hop down the whole line? No thanks.
  • 1 0
 @Sardine: Everything still resumes to bikes, right? Who cares about the type of bike... Just bring it!
  • 12 0
 Nice video. I was in Jerusalem last summer, it was cool to see him riding around the walls and such. My tip for anyone going to Israel on holiday. If you visit the Dead Sea, get ready for some urethral pain. No one warned me about it and it was a real nasty shock!
  • 2 0
 lol from the salt or what?
  • 10 26
flag WAKIdesigns (Jan 15, 2020 at 10:42) (Below Threshold)
 No thank you, There are float tanks to book in most major Western cities and no risk of reading about Trump bombing someone on one day and getting an Iranian warhead on my head on another. Or just the classic Alla Snackbaaaar! - oh they shot him a round in the face before he pressed the button! Oh it was she? Pregnant suicide bomber. It was a novelty after all!
  • 1 0
 ...Duplicate
  • 5 0
 @Jibofo: It's very interesting actually, the salinity is off the charts. It's the lowest point on the earth's surface, and it's really hot. Therefore all rivers leading to it keep bringing salty goodness, and then most of the water evaporates off. This has been going on for millennia. Obviously if some of that salt gets in your body - eyes, nose, cuts, etc, it's going to sting like a mofo.
Still a totally cool country though and well worth a visit.
  • 3 0
 @jaame: and the floor is also salt! it's a surreal experience, more or less like their roads ahahah
lovely country!
  • 2 1
 @t-stoff: yeah I would love to go back!
  • 15 0
 Isreal desert looks badass
  • 11 0
 i wonder what canyon's customer service is going to say when he calls in saying his pivots froze after riding through salt water. and then the wait time on getting new parts.
  • 2 0
 I agree, Just sent back a canyon spectral on due to excessive ware in the bearings
  • 1 0
 @Ferg2000: sorry to hear. their bikes look so tempting but the lack of support is really hurting them over here in the states.
  • 10 0
 Well that was quick
  • 1 0
 and the lady at 2:01 doesnt even know what she missed....
  • 9 0
 Best part was when he dropped into that Canyon
  • 6 0
 awesome video as always makes you wonder tho insane stunts in the concrete jungle and an open face helmet and a full face in the soft sandy desert???? he aint scared of much i know that!
  • 2 0
 Aesthetic choice, it set the tone for the dirt freeride section even though it would have made a lot more sense to wear a full face in urban scenes to your point.
  • 8 1
 Great promo video for Israël! They should hire Fabio for their next campaign! Smile
  • 8 0
 WTF do goats actually eat in the middle east?
  • 9 3
 terroristicles
  • 2 0
 Goats for goat cheese, sheep/lamb for meat. But in some countries it’s common to eat goats too.
  • 4 1
 Sorry, I didn’t read your question properly in the first time lol. Goats eat weeds and hey.
  • 1 0
 @Eden4: What do you do with male goat kids and older female ones?
  • 1 0
 @colincolin: I’m not sure. I don’t have goats.
  • 1 0
 Goats don't eat, people eat goats...the end.
  • 1 2
 @Eden4: You don't have to be an expert. They're killed and eaten or killed and not eaten.
  • 2 1
 @colincolin: if you know then why are you asking?? Stupid.
  • 1 0
 @Eden4: Obviously to make ignorant middle easterners mad.
  • 2 0
 @colincolin: I’ll answer you seriously though- Jews don’t eat goats, not because of a religious matters but because goats meat is leaner and harder than lamb or beef. We only use goats for their milk, to make a cheese. The Arabs might eat goats but I’m not sure about it. I know goat is a common meat in other countries.
  • 9 1
 I can’t wait to visit this majestic country
  • 9 1
 Sick video!!! I’m glad he had a blast in Israel!
  • 9 1
 Shalom and Mazal tov fabio on the new video, cheers.
  • 7 0
 Can we make a rule that you can only skid to a stop on a beach and stare wistfully over the ocean once per 6 minute video?
  • 7 0
 I will say the canyon sounds significantly better taking the big hits then that Specialized did. Oof
  • 1 0
 You just can't lower the seat as far on the torque.
  • 4 0
 Great edit! Amazing rider!
Now I understand why Fabio and the Israeli crew didn't want anybody to know where he was shooting.. because at the time he was "still sponsored" by Specialized and probably didn't want anyone to know about his move to Canyon.
Would love to see him (or anybody else) here again!
You're all welcome to visit and see the amazing views and places this country have to offer!
  • 4 0
 Am I the only one a little underwhelmed with the riding in the video? Great shots, beautiful scenery, but... I usually spend 90% of his videos saying NOPE. But this time, with a few exceptions, if this is your riding discipline, these are all realistic tricks.
  • 3 0
 just yesterday I road my mtb in the desert near to where Fabio shot some of the video. It's been raining even there recentley. and a lot of it is now all greenish. If someone wants to ride... Israeli winter is relatively mild.... and the desert is a real beauty. PM me if you want, i can hook you up with guide and all. instead of crying in the snow and rain, come visit Israel.
  • 4 0
 Wouldn't it be great to go onto a bike video and talk about bikes after instead of the neverending conflict between Israel and its neighbors? Awesome video though... how do u put an Austrian in the equation above?
  • 6 0
 2 weeks on a new bike and all ready time to swap out all the bearings.
  • 4 0
 politics aside, beautiful edit. so much to see in israel - i know, i was just there.
  • 5 1
 That looks strange to see Fabio NOT on a Specialized...
  • 2 0
 We need Fabio and Danny to make a video together. Two of the best in the world that they do. It would be criminal not to see these two together.
  • 3 0
 They already tour together... Smile
  • 2 0
 @cool3: haha, the sh!t I learn on pinkbike. I found One video on youtube with both, but I'd love to see a new full production video like this.
  • 4 0
 sick.
  • 2 0
 I guess a Wallride of Lamentations would have been borderline while he was there... Awesome playground. Thanks
  • 3 0
 no Canyon gap.... im a bit disappointed ^^
  • 2 1
 Fabio is like Dannys rebellious cousin Smile
Great video for just on a new bike.
... and it is in 4k too, shame about the music.
  • 3 0
 That camel in the picture knows exactly what day it is
  • 1 0
 @Eden4: Thirstday?
  • 3 0
 Looking forward to the sequel of him riding around Palestine.
  • 5 3
 That chap looks remarkably like Gabriel Wibmer
  • 2 0
 Really fishing for that Rampage invite! Sick video!!!!
  • 5 3
 Id take a boat too. Flying in that region aint safe.
  • 10 0
 There's almost 1K miles between Tel Aviv and where the plane was shot, near Tehran. If you really wanna keep safe, stay on your couch, don't answer the phone, stay away from the stove.
  • 2 0
 @Clemounet: I know what to stay away from. Maybe the russians have my phone too!
  • 1 0
 I'd take an ebike!
  • 1 0
 Stoked to see Fabio on canyon. Be able to show how capable bikes like the torque are!
  • 1 0
 Fabio, come pick up your rb rampage entry next monday to my office. Cheers
  • 1 0
 Really enjoyed that. Loved the hopping between the submerged miniature islands!!
  • 1 0
 good riding as usual for Wibmer, but all the over editing... and the sounds... meh.
  • 3 2
 14 days to produce and edit.. thats impressive!
  • 6 0
 More like 10 days to shoot and two months to edit. They filmed the video during his 10 day visit in November...
  • 1 0
 @mikaru: so, how does that work with contracts? If that was the case he was generating this content while under obligation to Specialized.
  • 2 0
 That was the bomb
  • 1 0
 What bike is that? Doesn't look like anything on the Canyon website
  • 2 0
 That was gorgeous.
  • 2 0
 Cracker vid.
  • 2 0
 What a blast !
  • 1 0
 so canyon will end fabio's career?
  • 3 2
 still not going to Israel
  • 1 1
 "Cash rules, still don't nothin' move but the money."
  • 2 3
 This bike looks horribly ugly. Can't help but visualize that it is a freakin XC bike.
  • 1 0
 Wow !
  • 1 0
 Sick!!!!
  • 1 1
 Haven’t seen any « wall» ride , hahahaha
  • 1 2
 Specialized and then Canyon. Bearclaw II??
  • 1 1
 mehh
  • 1 1
 That cameltoe is huge.
  • 2 4
 Next time ride somewhere where the traditional music is bearable
  • 8 11
 Watch out for Iran while there!!
  • 4 5
 At least you're safe from reaper drone strikes.
  • 10 7
 @colincolin: The reaper drone doesn’t kill good guys. Only Iranian anti-aircraft missiles do
  • 8 9
 @krumpdancer101: I hope you're not as ignorant as your comment suggests.
  • 4 7
 @t1000: I guess if u are a slow learner it might seem that way.
  • 3 1
 You must have graduated from Trump University, I didn't know you can see Iran from Israel?
  • 1 2
 @drivereight: It’s what you can’t see that will kill you.
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