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Must Watch: Kriss Kyle Mixes his BMX Background with eMTB in 'Up & Out'

Jan 14, 2022
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesNew Year, new bike. Getting "Up and Out" at home in Scotland on my Specialized Kenevo SL e-mtb.Kriss Kyle

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  • 82 5
 Alright now they are just trolling us...
  • 14 13
 I take offense to this comment! Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
  • 9 2
 I like this kind of “trolling”, sorry fun haters.
  • 19 1
 @BikesNRussets: I really just meant the title. "BMX Background." Ebikes are fun... shit now I'm on a list.
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 @pisgahgnar: welcome to the list hahahaha.
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 @notoutsideceo: what's your cycling background?
  • 4 3
 @bmx-background: As you may remember, I have a road background and raced professionally in Europe for many years.

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 1 2
 @notoutsideceo: still waiting for pinkybike.com...
  • 8 0
 That dude can corner better than I can... backwards, with one leg, eyes closed, while making love, or on one wheel. MUST be the Ebike.
  • 52 0
 Sunny in Edinburgh. I remember that day, I was working.
  • 3 0
 Is the second half of it in Inverness?
  • 2 0
 That comment made my day, thx :-D
  • 1 0
 Ha ha!!! Excellent Smile
  • 1 0
 Wasn’t that a Tuesday
  • 31 0
 Thank fcuk for BMX backgrounds.
  • 22 1
 I thought it was good, and don't care he is on an eMTB.
  • 21 1
 He must have a BMX background
  • 3 0
 That being said, having a BMX background is in vogue
  • 11 0
 Love seeing a mtb edit from Kriss with the same creativity and style he has in his bmx videos. Many pro BMXers don't look as good as him on a big bike.
  • 20 15
 I'd love to see an MTB edit...
  • 5 2
 @DGWW: did you even watch the video? Watch the first ten seconds and look at the the wild .001 horsepower of that crazy ebike. Not exactly my KTM lol
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flag DGWW (Jan 14, 2022 at 8:30) (Below Threshold)
 @thechunderdownunder: I have watched it, and I've watched enough of Kriss on BMX over the years to know that this is absolute sell out-weak sauce-bullshit. People will do anything if you throw enough $$ at them.
  • 20 1
 @DGWW: sounds like no one has ever thrown any $ at you, sorry.
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flag DGWW (Jan 14, 2022 at 10:55) (Below Threshold)
 @nvranka: ha! wow...pinkbike users really hitting new lows.
  • 11 0
 @DGWW: I don’t know man. Looks like he’s having fun to me. To each their own though.
  • 11 1
 @DGWW: So … out of some sense of loyalty to YOUR image of him, Kris’s shouldn’t have fun on a different bike? I’m sure it’s important to him that you, some random PB commenter, thinks he should ‘keep it real’ and stick to BMX bikes.
You should be careful about calling other people sellouts when you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. The guy gets paid to ride bikes — good for him.
All that aside, have a nice day.
  • 8 0
 @DGWW: PB community has the same low as it always has, nothing new brother.

Doesn’t relate to your comment, however, which sounds more like the musings of a child than much else.

Sound like one of those idiots who still call Tony hawk a sellout. Lmfao.
  • 3 6
 @modelcitizen: Bet money it would be better fun and better riding on actual bike instead of a gimmick gadget made for old/handicapped folks.
  • 2 0
 @DGWW: what, like this one? youtu.be/9sha8AVzJtY
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 @CleanZine: Thanks for saving me the time to find this.
@DGWW there's also this youtu.be/ClvO0pk___A and this youtu.be/OuWi4Tbsg2E from several years ago...
  • 13 0
 WTF happened with a VOD and a POD?
  • 1 0
 Seriously, I logged in a week ago and couldn’t find the pod. When did this happen?
  • 6 0
 For the life of me, I don’t think I’ll ever again be able to see the phrase “BMX background” without thinking of Alaina from PBA. I don’t know if it was the number of times that was mentioned or just the comment section that took it over the top, but it is burned into the long term memory!
  • 8 1
 Lets make bikes factory set for barspins if we're going to advertise them like that
  • 8 0
 Am I the only one that sees "This live event is no longer available"?
  • 1 0
 Got that too. Here is the YouTube link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruA_MOSNUy0
  • 7 0
 There you go people, hard evidence that eBikers destroy nature. Bonks tree and rips off bark. Boom Razz
  • 5 0
 Very unique video. Nice job. The trees don't stand a chance and the geography looks fascinating.
  • 5 0
 YOOOOOO that was crazy! love this riding style. Really gets you looking at the trail in a more creative way.
  • 5 0
 Tricks seemed pretty effortless. I think I'll try them on my emtb. Who is this guy, anyway?
  • 6 0
 Now i see what AXS wireless stuff is good for.
  • 7 1
 His what background??
  • 7 0
 20in, single speed, rigid, brakeless bicycles
  • 4 0
 Pull up, no hop barspins need to be outlawed. Otherwise very cool, different edit.
  • 5 0
 New trick alert - 1 foot can-can berm slash
  • 2 0
 100% doing that this summer on party laps lol
  • 5 1
 Hate all you want, these Ebike marketers are winning me over. I. Want. One.
  • 3 1
 This is what i imagine a 50:01 edit with red bull production value would look like, just happens to be on an ebike for extra wtf on the tailwhip and 3
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 good : finally the bike industry is recognizing BMXer as marketing tools as well as XC and DH..
bad : do we really need to market more Emtb?? nowadays it starts to be rare someone entering in a shop and looking for man powered mtb..
ps.. for sure.. never ask to a BMX what he thinks about ebikes.. without being ready with a proper paycheck
  • 3 0
 In the last few seconds I think he has a freecoaster? Was backpedaling at the start but not so much at the end.
  • 2 0
 Looks like he rode chainless....
  • 8 0
 @Janne88: Chainless ebikes, that's next level sh.t Smile
  • 4 0
 Boy wonder. You're a wizard Kriss!
  • 3 0
 Footjam whip drop into that chute was way too smooth
  • 3 0
 That fackie around the berm was pretty dope even if he was on a ebike.
  • 2 0
 You are saying there are more people with a BMX Background? I'm flabbergasted
  • 1 0
 I would actually love to see a bike setup on that thing. Guess he mounted the controller on the bottle cage mount? And hydraulic gyro maybe?
  • 3 1
 Kriss clearly wanted an e-BMX bike for Christmas.
  • 1 0
 everyone wants to tire tap the tree move until they blow up their carbon rim!!
  • 2 0
 Nice riding. No kneepads just looks silly.. oh bmx background ha.
  • 4 1
 Maybe to a squid
  • 2 0
 i wonder if he has a bmx background.
  • 2 0
 Let me check on that
  • 5 3
 Sorry but not a « must watch »
  • 1 0
 Very clever of the marketing team. Have to keep all those big spenders proud of "what their bike is capable of".
  • 1 0
 Loved the can-can corner.
  • 2 0
 E-mtb and bmx combo Smile
  • 2 0
 that was sick
  • 3 2
 Just the content the average E-Bike owner was looking for
  • 1 0
 Golly gosh, that was pretty good
  • 1 0
 waiting on the Ebmx edits. that hill looked fun, moto or non moto.
  • 1 0
 The Marin kid's ebike edit smoked this one.
  • 1 0
 Cutting the edge no matter what he rides, as always
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  • 1 2
 Tip of the day: you don't need a bmx background...you only need to be a dentist.
  • 5 0
 Doubt it
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 @bmx-background: lol. Username created just for that comment?
  • 5 0
 @mwysel: nope, had a bmx background for. many years
  • 1 0
 WWPJP. Superb choice.
  • 3 6
 He's young, fit, able-bodied and phenomenally talented; why isn't he ashamed to be doing this on an e-bike?
Seems like the world has moved on and left me behind.
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