Video: Finn Iles Hits Full Speed Through Sticky Berms & Slippery Roots in the Latest 'Sound of Speed'

Mar 4, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesCan you imagine the sounds of a winter storm rolling into coastal British Columbia? Or the sounds of rain drops pouring down through the lush forests of Vancouver Island? What about the sounds of a perfectly dialled mountain bike slashing through sticky berms, slippery roots & muddy puddles? Combine all of these together with Finn Iles​ as the “conductor” & we get to enjoy nothing short of a symphony on two wheels. A true raw classic - the Sound of Speed. Red Bull



73 Comments

  • 52 0
 The quite sound of his bike is as satisfying as the sound of opening a can of beer on a campfire. Calms me down somehow
  • 14 5
 It is an inFINNitely satisfying sound.
  • 3 0
 @kcy4130: takes away all my Iles
  • 4 0
 @kcy4130: it’s like you can here him coming from Iles away
  • 1 0
 But does it work for pIles?
  • 2 0
 @kcy4130: definnly.
  • 44 0
 Isnt it annoying when you know his brakes make noise but you dont hear them as he enters a turn and you know you would be hauling on them at the same point from a much lower speed.....
  • 4 0
 Yeah after watching this thought I brake way too much
  • 33 0
 Love the stillness of the head, the aggressive lean into the turns. So stylish and fast. Pure radness
  • 13 2
 No Finn Isles cut is complete without Loic Bruni trash talking him in a ludicrous French accent.
  • 10 0
 I like watching Finn corner. The kid's got it.
  • 8 0
 Loris killed it with the sound effects, again!
  • 2 1
 underrated comment
  • 7 0
 Standard stumpy with 130 and 150 fork. Pretty capable!
  • 1 0
 Has he got a 150mm fork on there?
  • 9 3
 Muddy, wet , cold, which part of the UK was this filmed in?
  • 69 0
 It was actually shot in Columbia mate !.....the british part
  • 7 0
 I recently looked up this british rain phenomenon, specifically the annual precipitation and compared it to Squamish and the North Shore. Dedicated all of 5 minutes to that research but from my findings the coastal BC gets about 2-3x as much precipitation than say Scotland. Mostly during the winter months' 50+mm/day rains so that it can be bone dry in the summer..
I'm curious how it really compares.
  • 3 1
 Vancouver island. Canada's rainforest
  • 10 0
 @MrDuck: it doesn't fall in the north of the UK, it's just always there, hanging in the air without actually hitting the bottom of the pluviometer, undocumented and unloved.
  • 7 1
 @deepstrut: not much forest left, Canada's Rainy Clear Cut more like it
  • 3 0
 @deepstrut: Fake News and the riding is flat, go to Saskatchewan that's where real riders ride.
  • 4 0
 @knarf1: yup Van Isle sucks, don't come. The winter riding is way better in Sask
  • 1 0
 @deepstrut: Canada has a few rainforests... just saying
  • 6 0
 What glue does he using?


Ridiculous...
  • 13 10
 Somebody get this man some riding glasses...I cannot understand the trend of not wearing glasses when riding in the mud and muck. All that aside, this edit is so Damn good!
  • 17 1
 "Trend"? Or maybe it's preference. I've spent countless days riding in rainy/muddy conditions..often on purpose because it's fun, and I've never thought as I was riding "I need to get some glasses". They need to be wiped constantly...while riding at high speed they can affect vision to the point you have to stop. Maybe I've just gotten lucky riding over 25yrs and never had an issue and wished I had glasses on.
  • 30 0
 @GlassGuy: Your name is a bit ironic
  • 3 0
 Takes a half second to get a bit of mud/dirt out of your eye, but takes 15 sec. plus a stop to clear off goggles/glasses.
Personally I only use goggles for when its dry and dusty.
  • 4 0
 A good front mudguard usually does the job through the winter.
  • 2 0
 @LS3VER33: as someone who lives the goggles life i am always waiting for my friends to get dirt out of their eyes. Plus when you are cooking on a cold day you start to cry without goggles
  • 3 0
 I used to do this, but got so tired of picking dirt from my eyes and feeling like I've got sand in there for hours afterward! Now I wear safety glasses and just deal with the fogging up (best to not even stop).
  • 1 0
 As a carpenter I have perfected the "safety squint" and it transfers well to wet riding... I'm sure Fin has the "safety squint" down to a tee.
  • 1 0
 OMG ... you get the feeling if this kid clicks in like Bruni did after a few years ( that he was faster taking a bit off and linking to be smoother... ) he could dominate on the world cup stage. Insane his coming-out-of corner speed and how he carries momentum. Not to mention the gumbo on those tyres ! wtf.
  • 3 0
 Yeah buddy, brings memories of when me and your pops took you to the top of Mt 7.
Love those Island trails, to bad the skiing so good right now out in the Interior :-o
  • 4 0
 Those turns at 01:18...love that sh*t
  • 2 0
 Unreal athlete. He whispers about the wet feet, 'devastating to the program'. Love the entitled, sarcastic, apoplectic humour. Had to look that word up.
  • 1 0
 Finn is fittin to put some D's on the lac... not sure what the equivalent is in mountain biking, but yeah seems like he's making progress
  • 1 0
 Man - impressive! But why are all pros on a stumpy when charging on enduro soil? I thought this will be over when the new enduro was introduced....
  • 3 0
 Finnsanity
  • 2 0
 Finn's a funny bloke, very likeable.
  • 1 0
 Don't worry Finn - now your feet are wet you can ride through EVERY puddle!
  • 1 0
 Dang that was amazing film work they did and Ballistic trail slaying from FInn ! Loved it!!
  • 2 0
 Still on the stumpy. Hammering it.
  • 1 0
 Can't tell if they turned up the bass on the tire noise or if there's a Dothraki horde just out of shot. Maybe both?
  • 2 1
 Man that new Stumpy looks dialled, kinda miss mine now.
  • 1 0
 Is this the evo or the single pivot stumpjumper....?
  • 3 0
 It's the new Single Pivot one
  • 2 0
 Single pivot, you can see the rear brake caliper between the chainstay and the seat stay which matches with the regular stumpjumper but the Evo has it above the seat stay
  • 3 0
 Closing shots in parking lot clearly show flex-stays w/ no rear pivot, it's the new 130mm bike.
  • 1 0
 his bike sounds too good to be true
  • 1 0
 Finntastic sounds happening
  • 1 0
 Duncan is fookin rad , so smooth and flowy trail system
  • 2 0
 i only know Prevost..am i missing out or all these shots in duncan were there?
  • 3 0
 @audric: Tzouhalem and Benson
  • 2 0
 @audric: looks like Tzouhalem, prevost, nanaimo, etc.
  • 1 0
 @audric: tzouhalem is the best .
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know what trails he’s riding?
  • 3 0
 @audric: So much amazing riding on VI. This looks like it was split between Mt Tzouhalem in Duncan and Mt Benson in Nanaimo. Tzouhalem, Prevost and Maple Mountain are the main riding areas around Duncan; Mt Benson, Doumont and Extension/The Abyss are the main areas around Nanaimo. So many other fantastic trail networks up and down the Island too, and that's not including all the secret spots...
  • 4 1
 @Daledoback:
on Tzou it looks like Double D, and maybe Loam line?
on South Benson: Kid Gorgeous, Sexy Flanders, Hutz, Max Power, and Roller Coaster
  • 1 0
 @DHsender4life: yep i recognized this tabletop !
  • 1 0
 @bikelust: Benson eh! >>on my check list
  • 2 0
 @PartridgeSkillz: Muchas gracias!!!!
  • 1 0
 @deepstrut: awesome, thanks!
  • 1 0
 6:50 scene from Evil Dead.
  • 1 0
 Finn Iles is mak’in me jealous Smile
  • 1 0
 Miss the old Parkin vids on Dirt
  • 1 1
 Top step of the podium inbound...
  • 1 0
 fast as shit...dam son
  • 1 0
 Crazy impressive!
  • 1 0
 Wow hes fast
  • 1 0
 FAST

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