Video: Freeride, Tricks & Crashes in China with Antoni Villoni

Feb 3, 2020
by COMMENCAL bicycles  

China Bound

After reaching 130km/h on ski slope just a few days ago, Antoni Villoni is back with a completely different kind of edit. This time, it takes place in a desert in China, where he is on a quest for freeride lines that are on par with the ones in Utah.

Tricks, crashes, meeting the locals, incredible landscapes. Everything is in here.
Here is what Mathieu Pelletier (Directing) and Antoni Villoni offer you.

Thanks to Hutchinson for the support on the project.


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47 Comments

  • 83 4
 This edit is going to go viral
  • 7 3
 Yeah... gonna pass this to the next guy. Too dark for me.
  • 5 2
 @JohnnyVV: dont' you like Bat man? ahaha
  • 3 1
 Damn, I rushed to the comment section to post this exact comment. NICE!
  • 2 13
flag dylanmit4 (Feb 3, 2020 at 13:54) (Below Threshold)
 Almost as viral as Coronavirus
  • 2 2
 Ha ha man that was my comment bro @dylanmit4:
  • 2 0
 Do they have mtb specific face masks out there?
  • 2 0
 Full face masks not optional...
  • 52 5
 Just gonna sit back, grab a corona, and enjoy the show.
  • 7 0
 Don’t forget your Lyme
  • 41 3
 China is sick!
  • 1 0
 this made me chuckle
  • 17 1
 Soon, just Will Smith and his dog are going to be watching this video.
  • 1 0
 Then it will be just Will Smith... then no one. End times!
  • 13 0
 Nobody say it...
  • 7 1
 too late everyone's got it ..
  • 9 2
 Que all the dead and dying Chinese people are funny comments.
  • 1 1
 If you're dumb enough to stay in China after all these years you deserve it
  • 1 0
 @Boosting: Are you sure you're Canadian?
  • 1 1
 @stoo61: sorry
  • 1 0
 @Boosting: Thats ok mate, we all make mistakes.
  • 1 0
 Seems that the locations are almost the same where Darren Berrecloth and co. have ridden ten years ago?
Or it's another part of the Huo Zhou?

Is it mandatory to have a Chinese guide during all the moves across the territory?

Anyway, sick riding and stunts! Very technical.
  • 5 0
 It's actually not the same location as the Berrecloth and co. segment, which is in Xinjiang. This is in Qinghai, Gui De geological park. Pretty sure a guide is not mandatory, but unless you speak chinese it'd be difficult to get around/find the trails.
  • 1 0
 @scottrap: wow, seems that there are a moto-trail or is this a mtb trail? tinyurl.com/t3pbzg8
  • 1 0
 @scottrap: checked out your photos and wow! Seems the location I've find using Google maps is just the very place where your event was held! I'm talking about your photo album at Pinkbike. Who organizes such an events there and are they held at a regular basis?
  • 2 0
 @krin-nsk: There is usually a race every year, this year there was actually two. It's organized by the park's manager and a few domestic bike shops/companies.
  • 1 0
 Good job guys! I really miss the good time we built some freeride lines together in Zhangye City,China in 2016.I hope to meet Antoni at Turpan Freeride FEST with FEST crew in Gobi Desert,China in the future.I'm working on it.
  • 1 0
 Good idea! I live as far as 1500 km from the place, in Russia. Having great time in Russian part of Altai mountains from time to time. Hope to attend your events someday!
  • 4 0
 Does that bar grab trick with the feet even have a name ?
  • 8 0
 That's called a cliffhanger !
  • 2 0
 @antonivilloni: awesome trick....congrats.
  • 2 1
 It's called Cliffhanger.
  • 1 0
 After watching this I want to get a Commencal with Hutchinson tyres and go large, well attempt to anyway. Props to all the Chinese riders and those stuck in quarantine at present.
  • 4 2
 Pfft... riding my road bike in China was way more dangerous.
  • 3 0
 walkin around airport in China - is way more dang...deadly!
  • 2 0
 "The wrong place at the wrong time" -Coronavirus
  • 1 0
 Soft ambience, clean ridng, style and big stunt. Congratulations
  • 1 0
 Xian de Guide area in Qinghai province is pretty sick!
  • 1 0
 that was a hell of an edit mate! keep it going!
  • 1 0
 fair play for sending it so hard probably way far from a hospital.
  • 1 0
 Door is open
  • 1 0
 very good!
  • 1 0
 Taint
  • 2 3
 Hope no viruses
  • 4 0
 I think that the video was shot in the autumn long before the coronavirus epidemy.
Second, this region of China is closer to Kazakhstan and Russia than to the notorious Wukhan..
The place where the video was shot is even closer to Novosibirsk, Kemerovo and Krasnoyarsk (about 1500 km) then to Wuhan!
China's territory is really immense )
  • 1 0
 Chinese guys in the comments have corrected me, it's not Xinjiang, it's Qinghai, Gui De geological park. Not so far from our country, bro )
  • 4 6
 I didn't think Winnie the Flu allowed western culture into China

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