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Video: FOX MTB Presents Fall 14 Featuring The Rat

Sep 11, 2014
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139 Comments
  • 139 3
 never have a seen a man with so much confidence in his tyres!
  • 13 33
flag cthorpe (Sep 11, 2014 at 13:07) (Below Threshold)
 and a lot of race run punctures to go with it.
  • 37 2
 Not sure his tyres are confident in him though.
  • 73 1
 He doesn't need confidence in his tires, doesn't really look like he cares too much if they grip or not...
  • 32 0
 Iv never seen a man with so many facial expressions on a bike Smile
  • 7 3
 He is like the John Mayer of Bikes. That guy makes so many expressions while playing. I already assume 1/2 of you will discredit him to no end....
  • 12 4
 Well, we also haven't seen how many times he ended on the ground while recording the video Smile
  • 1 13
flag RLoganSx (Sep 11, 2014 at 15:35) (Below Threshold)
 @ Extremmist

Im not sure I understand what you mean, haha.
  • 17 0
 [Quote=FuzzyL] He doesn't need confidence in his tires, doesn't really look like he cares too much if they grip or not... [Quote/]

That's what's striking about Rat Boys' riding to me: On more than one occasion this year he actually looked like he was just riding for shits 'n giggles. His body language on the bike just looked so chilled.

The helmet cam footage was in stark contrast however. The worlds video in particular was just plain scary.
  • 22 0
 this video confirmed one thing for me... i suck at riding bikes
  • 23 0
 I think Josh generally might just be the raddest human being on earth...
  • 5 0
 Maxxis tires... thats why
  • 7 1
 You should not forget Danny
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfMQdFGTKAs
  • 4 1
 So after watching the video, the less I am thinking about why Josh rides that awesome is because of Fox clothing...
  • 1 0
 that's what his sponsors want you to think so i guess its working Razz
  • 1 1
 @jamesp223 should we start calling him Rad-boy instead? He surely is a rocking dude.
  • 3 0
 People say the UK and New England are similar in terrain but I've never ridden in off camber hillside where you're carving through mossy/loam like that. It looks awesome and he makes it look way too easy, especially on how a couple of those drifts he didn't attempt to put a foot down. One of the better "product promo" vids I've seen in a while.
  • 2 0
 it's not maxxis tires, it's maxi skills!
  • 77 0
 GOD SAVE THE RAT
  • 69 0
 Ratboy must be the happiest rider on the WC curcuit. Already a legend.
  • 13 0
 Doesn't matter which bike he shred,he always has so much fun riding his bike.
  • 4 0
 Only rider the commentators have to shout why are you relaxing and still having the green lead.
  • 56 0
 LONG LIVE THE RAT!
  • 44 2
 Awesome edit and insane riding, but he must get awfully loamly riding on his own..
  • 28 2
 Somebody call the IMBA and Curtis Keene; Ratboy is managing to have fun on a bike, and isn't on officially-sanctioned, graded trails!
  • 27 0
 these offcamber sections... what the hell...
  • 8 3
 Nothing beats mud riding. Bring on the autumn..
  • 1 0
 so fuckin loose!
  • 10 3
 Dear god. I can't believe you guys have to ride in that shit.
  • 2 0
 Getting sideways man!
  • 4 0
 @AllMountin - the conditions are gloppy as f*ck for 6 months of the year, which helps when it comes to producing talented downhillers. No manicured trails round these ways, sir.
  • 1 0
 Trails still dusty at the moment but not for long..
  • 1 0
 off camber mud is the best
  • 14 0
 Love the scandinavian flicks.
  • 14 0
 Couldn't understand a word he said!
  • 10 0
 a definite "air" of dirt about that wee vid Smile

JMC.
  • 4 0
 ^^Thought exactly the same thing^^
  • 9 0
 Awesomeness! Healing vibes from the Pinkbike audience.
  • 10 4
 Now I know why he rides so fast. He is trying to ride away from the music playing in his ear buds. Just like a cat who chases it's own tail. You can try as hard as you want but will be no closer to your goal.
  • 5 0
 Ratboy is one of the few 'elite' levels racers that looks like he truly rides bikes for fun. Just so happens he is also one of the fastest dudes on two wheels, which makes it just that much cooler. Inspiring.
  • 3 0
 The Rat could very well be the Ayrton Senna of mountain biking. A lot of drivers were spectacular at times but Senna was spectacular every time he got in a car. Can we say the same for the Rat? Whether it's making a vid for a clothing sponsor or the World Championships the kid is amazing......'nuff said.
  • 2 0
 Senna in the rain=God Mode.

That's where he really shined.
  • 2 0
 Let's hope the story doesn't have the same ending. I don't want to see a downhiller die on course.
  • 6 0
 The Rat can shred! Heal up quick!
  • 1 0
 Yes you can clearly see him practising the left foot drag technique that got him into bother! "I didn't want to brake!"
  • 5 0
 If you're as good as rider as Ratboy those green clothes stay clean... but not for the rest of us in those conditions Wink
  • 10 0
 Am I colour blind? They looked pretty yellow to me.
  • 19 0
 Sorry I am colour-blind Frown
  • 10 1
 It's so called "neon yellow", a mix of yellow and green, like a tennis ball. Depending on what screen and what colour profile (AdobeRGB or sRGB) you use it might appear lime green or light maize yellow.
  • 1 0
 So Fox officially calls this colour "acid green", so it seems that el-nombre is colour blind this time Smile (or has a poorly calibrated LCD screen)
shop.foxhead.com/store/products/MTB-FA14/detail/Fox-Downpour-Jacket/63046/cat830008;jsessionid=25B7850AAC2604D8850B83A24551AA2D?defaultColor=115&categoryNavIds=cat20008%3Acat20134%3Acat20158
  • 1 0
 It looks yellow to me on both my phone and laptop so I guess I can't blame the screen.
  • 1 0
 If you're looking at a phone and a laptop, you can, mobile devices tend to have shitty screens. I got a relatively expensive MacBook Pro from my company and the screen can't compare to my private Eizo LCD. Not to mention my Sony Xperia Z which changes colours like a chameleon when I'm rotating it.
I checked the colours in Photoshop and while the difference is really small, there green channel has a higher value than the red one (in RGB, red and green channels of yellow colour have equal values, blue is close to 0)
  • 5 2
 Goyt Valley secret DH tracks at the beginning. I knew him and Sam ride Macc Forest but didn't know they also go over the hill into the Goyt. I ride those every week - would be super cool to see Josh up there.
  • 1 0
 Totally the goyt! One of my favourite rides! Glad to see him appearing in a vid totally sponsor free so we can concentrate on the awesome riding! Big up the peak awesome riding if you look!
  • 3 0
 Totally sponsor free...? Its and advert for fox clothing.
  • 5 0
 This should be an ad for tires..........whatever they are I'm sold
  • 5 0
 If only I could buy these cornering skills.
  • 1 0
 Duuuude!!!! This is how you ride mountain bike!!!!! Ratboy is freraking bad@$$ rider.... maaan that was awesome.... so much control.....
First time I saw him on flat pedals though... but it makes me feel better because I go back and forth between pedals too and I guess we just ride what we feel at the moment and it doesn't matter as long as we have fun with it.
  • 1 0
 he always raced on flats untill a few seasons ago
  • 6 1
 They should have played The Clash.
  • 2 0
 At least two people in this thread think that this was filmed after Worlds. JB is most certainly still on crutches.

I hate to be rude, but think for a bit before posting, alright?
  • 3 0
 Bought that new fox flux helmet today, comfiest thing i have ever put on and soo light!
  • 3 0
 When did fox start taking fashion advice from mavic? Haha.

Awesome riding though!
  • 4 0
 Such a bad ass rider
  • 2 0
 Sooooo, I'm moving from socal to Portland, is this what I'm gonna have to ride in now?

Oh and God save the Rat-mandoo...
  • 2 0
 This made me want more earthed movies again... Earthed please come back!! Ratboy IS mountain biking.
  • 1 0
 Awesome video, love his sloppy style, so loose, just feeling out the terrain and reacting instinctually, but that Fox get up=Scuba Rat!
  • 3 1
 Awesome edit! Makes me miss winter riding.
  • 9 0
 That's going overboard mate! ;-)
  • 3 0
 Long live the Rat!
  • 1 0
 That's purely rat boy down the trails... the bike just happens to be under him .
  • 1 0
 So much style! Insane riding, makes a very average looking trail looks amazing. GOD SAVE THE RAT!!!
  • 2 0
 Ratboy, now building berms at a trail near you.
  • 1 0
 He's so fast that the mud can't even keep up to which is why he's so clean.
  • 1 0
 Anyone else get the 90's vibe with that fabulous hair/music/intense riding???
  • 1 0
 Any word, outside of JB's twitter or FB accounts, as to the situation with his foot?
  • 1 0
 anyone else think it's weird seeing ratboy so collected? his riding is so loose & creative but still pinned fast...
  • 1 0
 WOW !!!! instantly back on the bike and going hard like always ..... fat respect !!!!!
  • 1 0
 Even if he's rocking winter tights he's still a Badass mutha F@cker!
  • 3 1
 fucking hero
  • 2 0
 Man I LOVE the Rat!
  • 1 0
 That one slow mo roost! Heal up quick Ratboy, we need more of this plz
  • 1 0
 You can just tell Bryceland loves to ride. GO RAT!
  • 1 0
 which bike is he riding? the 5010?
  • 1 0
 Yes, it's a Solo.
  • 2 0
 LOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 3 1
 Intense... Eat this!!!!!
  • 1 0
 I see what you did there!
  • 2 0
 Fuck yeah
  • 1 0
 That video is soooolo good , kids a legend
  • 2 0
 LEG END!
  • 11 0
 ARM START!
  • 1 0
 The Rat living the dream. Yeah a
  • 1 0
 The fox chasing the RAT, the RAT wins.
  • 1 0
 Wow, he recovered really quickly!
  • 1 0
 ready for 2015 rat and hill dh domination release party pt2
  • 3 2
 My son reacon she looks like he is wearing a wonsie.
  • 1 0
 Since when are rats male models?
  • 1 0
 MAXXIS TIRE ROCK_____O^O_____
  • 2 0
 cool vid
  • 1 0
 Ratboy, he's so hot right now.
  • 1 0
 I have always wondered how to ride bikes
  • 2 0
 Bless his cotton socks
  • 1 0
 i have same exact bike. i don't ride it quite the same as jb.
  • 1 0
 Love all the smiles. That's what it's all about.
  • 1 0
 Fuckin' nasty style Rat Boy!
  • 3 1
 IMBA hates this video.
  • 1 0
 que video tan chingon me cae de madres¡¡¡ VOD for sure
  • 1 0
 The rat on flats, what an awesome combo!
  • 1 0
 Fall??? LOL we re in summer untill 21st
  • 1 0
 That roost! Yeah boy!
  • 3 2
 Better than porn!!
  • 2 1
 That's some sticky mud
  • 1 0
 BRAAAAAAAP
  • 1 0
 Lycra radness.
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