Video: Gee Atherton's Hardline Course Preview POV

Sep 14, 2018
by Red Bull Bike  

The huge hits on Red Bull Hardline are linked together by rough, technical steeps.


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108 Comments

  • + 138
 That's more intense than this hurricane going on outside my house!!!
  • + 33
 Stay safe mate!
  • + 17
 Stay safe bro! That will be maybe the only occasion to say this on pinkbike, but please don't go ride your bike for once! Wink
  • + 51
 @Aksel31: But, but.... think of the tailwinds and claiming those roadie KOMs ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • + 3
 @deadflat: hahaha true that!
  • + 6
 Hope you don’t get “ tremendously wet “ lol !
Anyway this hardline is a proper dh coarse , hope it stays dry and they all get down in one piece
  • + 36
 Redbull Nopeline
  • + 1
 I don't think I blinked once, my eyes were watering when I finished watching that!
  • + 93
 how the f*ck
do you manage to even speak, man!!?? mid air, or in the nastiest rock section ever...
  • + 61
 Srsly its almost like hes over dubbing video footage hes so chill. More Gee previews pls
  • + 10
 @BryceBorlick: I didn’t listen to him, just watched at his fromt wheel wondering how the hell can someone nail those lines with such precision at that speed and so much gnar around...
  • + 30
 0:59, mid air, casually states, "that's huge."
  • + 1
 The only other person that I’ve seen can ride and talk causally like that is Claudio Caluori. Except he doesn’t go as fast.
  • + 5
 @Santamtnbiker: haha claudio talked casually?? you sure? all i heard was screaming...
  • + 1
 @andydhteam: you’ve got a point there........
  • + 1
 @andydhteam: but Claudio course previews are so hilarious, it's priceless!
  • + 80
 Gee-sus!!!
  • + 51
 How good do you have to be to casually discuss how massive those step-ups are mid-air? Dude is so good.
  • + 5
 Indeed, Gees commentated world cup course previews had better times than some peoples race runs.
  • + 3
 @kregerm: ..and better commentary than the guys in the box....
  • + 40
 ....Redbull hardline, when a POV view actually looks knarly!
  • + 11
 Just what I was thinking... this is with the GoPro effect... can't imagine it without...
  • + 36
 Palms are sweaty. Mom's spaghetti.
  • + 26
 Give him the first place already. He deserves it and his course previews are outstanding.
  • + 21
 Best course preview in a really long time, riding is brilliant!!
  • + 16
 I think that this is where world cups should be heading. Courses like this would shake up the standing a little bit, and make the racing much more interesting. Maybe we could see gaps between racers of seconds rather then tenths of seconds.
  • + 17
 Time gaps of tenths isn't interesting?!
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flag mollow (Sep 14, 2018 at 10:40) (Below Threshold)
 Minaar would be crying at the UCI's office after track walk to tell them to remove the jumps because they're too dangerous for riders safety... Here comes the downvote warriors
  • + 13
 @mollow: You know Minnaar is racing Hardline yeah?
  • + 6
 @dingus: i dont think he is. i think hes commentating with Rob Warner
  • + 9
 @mollow: uhhh... minnaar did darkfest.
  • + 18
 @mollow: So Minnaar's complaint about a jump that seriously injured Remi wasn't valid? Maybe Remi isn't a "core" enough rider for you, but right before he got hurt he was probably one of the best DH riders in the technical/gnar areas...
  • + 26
 @mollow: you're really going to try to put the GOAT on blast like that?? A dude who used to flip DH bikes like it was nothing, still consistently hits gaps in the middle of race runs that the vast majority of riders won't even try, and went straight from winning world champs to doing heelclickers at f*cking RAMPAGE.
You need to check your mtb history book a little better, son.
  • + 1
 At the very least no dh wc track should have peddley sections...looking forward to worlds at whistler soon.
  • + 4
 @jrocksdh: Why do they call it cycling?
  • + 1
 @dingus: nope: he's commenting.
But I don't agree with mollowWink
  • + 4
 Aint gonna happen, tracks have to be rideable by all competitors which means men, women and juniors (men and women). Ever asked yourself why there are no girls riding hardline?
  • + 1
 @hllclmbr: the wheels cycle round and round.
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 @hllclmbr: Why is it called DH? A proper DH race should never be decided by how well someone can pedal. Would rather see pinpoint accuracy through the technical sections and different line choices be deciding factors.
  • + 1
 @winko: yeah I guess that's true. I just think that the same old track every year with little to no change, is keeping newer riders in the scene from getting good results. The tracks dont even have to be like this, they just need to have the same spirit as this track. More raw, bigger jumps, sections that some riders litterally cant ride. If it means there has to be b lines for those who cant ride the gnarly stuff, so be it.
  • + 16
 Redbull sells 6.062 billion cans worldwide in over 171 countries. Employs 11,800 employees and generated $7.4 billion in revenue in 2017.
But apparently, having a functioning video player is beyond them.
  • + 7
 i had to turn off my adblocker. then it worked fine.
  • + 5
 who actually drinks this horse p!ss?
  • + 1
 Yup, it's Flash - case closed.
  • + 11
 The video isn't working for me but this did
www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Incredible-Hardline-Course-Preview-with-Gee-Atherton,35853/iceman2058,94

Holy shite.
best play by play at speed and gnar ever.
I've always been an Atherton fan. Win this race Gee!!!
  • + 4
 thx homie
  • + 2
 much thanks!
  • + 8
 He´s got the best automatic pilot out there... too much a good argument for those who acuse him to be a cyborg... plus balls of steel...
  • + 3
 I agree Gee is one cool customer, just because he's more focused on winning doesn't make him boring.
  • + 5
 I actually think that this is the best helmet cam video i've ever seen from a course. Insane speed, ridiculous jumps, steep, with commentary even mid air and really good quality recording.
  • + 6
 This is what WC tracks should be like because it made me have to go to the wc... #gee4hardline
  • + 7
 This course looks like Rampage and Fest Series had a baby.
  • + 2
 Wow that looks supper knar. Well done I’ve seen a bit of last years, yet this video shows the technical rock and root combination that people love to fear. You made it look easy and thanks again for explaining the details on the way down, cause the video cams got amazing resolution.
yet my cell phones screen is to small for the detail to see how massive everything is and how twisted those roots and rocks are. I guess I’ll have to keep watching it
Cheers!
  • + 2
 “This is really hard to ride even under the best conditions!” Really Gee? You don’t say? My head practically exploded just watching you do that. But to listen to your almost casual commentary while riding the gnarliest DH run on the planet honestly is quite amazing. The Atherton siblings are the most badass team ever.
  • + 3
 Gee that is as good of a course preview as i ever seem, you are as talented at it as you are riding. Insane skills and ballz of steel. Red bull hire the man !!!!! Dan did an amazing job with the course design
  • + 5
 "its time for the road gap... oh god, shes big!"
  • + 4
 Nice preview, man !

You know shit is tough when a guy like Gee goes "oh, no" before a feature Big Grin
  • + 4
 Hey guys, has anyone seen some truck tires? I think I left them somewhere out on the course.
  • + 5
 This guy is unbelievable. Has been for a long time
  • + 5
 WTF just happened?!? Give him a medal, seriously gnarly course!
  • + 1
 Gee may not be on the podium as much as he used to, but this was seriously impressive. This track is crazier than ever and I doubt many people in the world could make it down this in one take, pro or not.
  • + 1
 Gee is a very good commentator. Good course previews. Kinda surprising, cause quite often during interviews he comes off as pretty quiet, distant & staid. Seems a good replacement for Claudio.
  • + 1
 Hats off to Gee for giving so much decent commentary whilst absolutely pinning down the gnarliest DH course in the world, jeez this man is a demon. Casually chats through those 50 - 60 ft jumps..... Nuff r'spect
  • + 1
 This is definitely the type of track where World Cups should be heading back to instead of technical 4x tracks that they have these days. Gee is also just so super smooth through the gnarly sections.
  • + 4
 flow country for real man!
  • + 2
 I would love to see more of these style races outside of the world cup season. I love Hardline and the urban downhill races
  • + 3
 How is this possible whithout a pause ?? !!
  • + 3
 Was this filmed with a calculator or is it only bad on mobile?
  • + 1
 Amazing. My hands would have been blown off the bars after 10m. Question: were those noises at the end of the reel coming from his bike. Sounded a wee bit unhappy if so.
  • + 2
 Vital's RAW vid of HL Day 2 here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvPYrDAQHiE
  • + 3
 Great to hear how much he seems to be enjoying it.
  • + 1
 Ahhhh Hell yeah Gov, Like a boss!!!! That's the real deal right there!! Whoop Whoop!!
  • + 2
 Wow and he is calmly talking through the whole thing doing it perfect...
  • + 1
 the roll in to that roadgap...i would totally sh!t myself completely. whole track is carnage
  • + 2
 Hardline track for world champs!!!
  • + 1
 Stumps in the middle of the trail near a landing pad. I’d stand there on race day to watch the Ents wreck wheels.
  • + 1
 This should be a UCI DH race course and more of it please!! Bring a WCDH to USA WINDROCK
  • + 3
 Warp speed G
  • + 1
 I can't fathom how he can comment so clearly whilst railing that insane terrain.
  • + 1
 Awesome video to watch while stuck at my desk working when I’d rather be riding!
  • + 1
 Well, I think I'm going to practice my wheelie before trying that "trail". Truly amazing riding.
  • + 2
 I really want Gee to win this.
  • + 2
 Gee Atherton is just a bewdy!
  • + 2
 You need at least four balls to ride this...
  • + 1
 For gee “redbull easy line”
  • + 1
 "pretty chill through there"
absolute animal
  • + 1
 Awesome! Amazing that he can narrate while hitting huuuuge gaps!
  • + 2
 Gee, whizz.
  • + 1
 " The cliffs of insanity! "
  • + 1
 "let's take a look at the course"
  • + 1
 I really like Gee doing these track previews......he's awesome
  • + 2
 egads
  • + 1
 Stand aside Gee, and hold my beer Wink
  • + 1
 Damn, 5 mach. This man is a machine, best preview
  • + 1
 Gee will take 1st or 2nd. he is due and lookin fast
  • + 1
 SAVAGE
  • + 1
 Bloody Fuck!!
  • + 1
 这赛道难度真高
  • + 1
 o. ma. gad. LUV IT.
  • + 1
 Ho. Lee. Shit!
  • + 0
 No USA representing?
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