Video: Local 15 Year Old Shredder Takes on the Hot Lap

Dec 16, 2018
by Pinkbike Originals  

The Pinkbike Hot Lap is our own fun leaderboard of pros and bike industry friends. Riders put their best foot forward down a trail local to Pinkbike HQ and their time is recorded with a Freelap timing system.

Jakob Jewett is just 15 years old and is already shredding at an elite level. As a Squamish local, we had to see how he would stack up against the pros int he Hot Lap Challenge.

The Track

The trail used is called Credit Line. This was chosen as we consider it to be a pretty complete mountain bike trail that tests various riders' skills.

The Results

Did you miss previous episodes of Pinkbike Hot Laps?

Remi Gauvin

Sam Hill

Yoann Barelli

Mark Wallace

Miranda Miller

Claire Buchar

Who would you like to see take part? Leave a comment and let us know!

MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals / @iamspecialized / @Maxxis


  • 100 0
 Please mark Mark Wallaces lap as a wet lap, as Top Gear did/does.
  • 96 3
 If you read this fast it looks like Top Gear dildos.
  • 5 1
 @JohanG: i read it fast.
  • 3 1
 Yoans as ice lab since he rode it in winter
  • 10 1
 @JohanG: I read it fast. No big deal. First, something about riding in wet, then dildos. Logical and perfectly normal.
  • 36 2
 When i was 15 i would start scootets at the local Yamaha dealership and they would sit at idle until the salesman came out and turned them all off. This kid rips trails, seems mature above his years and will probably get fought over by the girls. He needs to sort himself out.
  • 120 1
 Ironic, I'm friends with him and he has no game with the girls ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • 40 2
 Jakob is more into roblox than girls
  • 12 65
flag WAKIdesigns (Dec 16, 2018 at 11:30) (Below Threshold)
 Every now and then you see a stud with a really unfriendly, not too pretty girl, and you wonder... what happened. Don’t let it happen to you. Whatever it os. In every pack there are willing and unwilling girls and that feature comes regardless of looks or intelligence. Just getva willing girl, focus on them. And those unwilling ones, well, with his looks amd head? Well they can go go fk themselves. Ironically literally.
  • 15 2
 @sethsherlock: Eh, I'm sure he'll sort it out eventually. No rush. Relationship stuff sorts itself out naturally as long as you're happy and invested in the things you love doing.
  • 14 2
 @sethsherlock: tell him to focus on school and his his age girls are trouble. He could be the next RatBoy
  • 44 3
 Anyone else find the unsolicited fatherly advice kinda creepy?
  • 6 2
 @me2menow: I'm with you on this
  • 3 0
 @sethsherlock: lol savage
  • 3 2
 "Trail before tail", "ruts over buts", "blow tubes not boobs". This kid has got his shite together! Leave the girls for the dexter roadies.
  • 2 1
 @me2menow: Any advice from an anonymous stranger on the internet sounds creepy. An unfortunate limitation of the medium.
  • 2 1
 @sethsherlock: Bahahahahhahaha I'm dead
  • 1 4
 Fk yes, now I know I am too old to be here! I’m free, I’m freeeee!
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: you’ll be back
  • 30 1
 Fellas, I'm starting a safe space down here in the comments for those of us who have been riding bikes longer than he's been alive, but still wouldn't have beaten his time ????
  • 2 0
 I'm in.
  • 4 21
flag Svinyard (Dec 16, 2018 at 16:38) (Below Threshold)
 Lol what the deal with so many insecure bikers? It seems like a bunch of guys kind of freak out a bit when seeing a young kid go big.
  • 8 0
 @Svinyard: It was a self deprecating comment meant as a compliment to the young fella, you idiot.
  • 19 1
 Good riding young man. only 30 sec off the EWS champ. You've gotta be proud of that.
  • 18 1
 Proud of you Jacob, very cool!
  • 13 1
 cool dude....needed to give his nose a good blow
  • 14 6
 I really hope PinkBike has adopted that trail or is giving a shit ton of money to the trail builder fund.... Cause this whole hot lap thing is gonna make a shit ton of riders go see how they stack up haha. There's a reason the top gear track is made of cones on an airfield.... Lol
  • 4 0
 PB is a key financial sponsor of the local tail association SORCA who employ to a nearly year round trail maintenance crew. They -as well as many keen volunteers- have seen Credit Line kept in pretty great condition these last few years. Old grumbling 'don't dumb it down' curmudgeons not withstanding. In spring 2015 it was nearly unridable in places (it was originally opened as a blue but has evolved to somewhere between blue/black) there was then a large after work volunteer effort rebuild and subsequent paid trail crew days on it since. With so many great trails around the sea to sky, it says a lot that it's being used for this HotLap series. Jim Harvey Trails reign supreme!
  • 1 0
 @banffowen: "has evolved to somewhere between blue/black"

That's a red then no?
  • 1 0
 @gomez12: No
In BC red would be "most difficult" whereas black and blue are lower down the scale
Above red you only have orange,which stands for pro line ( just a few spread across BC)
  • 13 2
 How much of a handicap is he being allowed for the man flu?
  • 26 4
 Man flu? I thought he had a post nasal drip brought on by the mandatory EWS line of blow before each stage!
  • 5 0
 I don't know why, but this video really made me miss Steve Smith a lot!!!
It's like, i want this kid to have a strong mentor to look up to, one who can show him the best/better lines and all kind of stuff to consider and then immediately i thought about the chainsaw himself... God how i would've love to see him shred just one more time, oh boy this it hard AF.
I miss you man, rest in peace!
  • 5 0
 Somebody give that kid a Claritin and a full face. All joking aside though he seems like a rad shredder.
  • 5 0
 Can we please get gimbals on the riders for these hot laps?
  • 1 0
 Nasty climb? Not in the section they use. It's a 10 pedal stroke 20m section of up that's all.
Strava has credit line and credit line DH segment. The DH misses the flat bench off Mikes and almost all the climbing
  • 4 0
 Did he gain ten seconds on Remy in the sprint?
  • 4 1
 Papa jewett went hard????????
  • 3 0
 How long does it take a mere mortal to ride this section?
  • 2 0
 My time last time I road it was 3:58 using Strava. So plus minus whatever not sure how accurate Strava really is. which puts it around 179th this year.
  • 8 0
 Took me 20 minutes. Seriously.
  • 2 1
 The strava segment for the DH starts and ends in different places so it is not comparable/ @Jokesterwild:
  • 2 3
 @Flow-Ryder: that's pretty stupid of them. why wouldn't you use the same location so we actually can do comparisons...
  • 4 0
 Remi Gauvan's hotlap time was 3:22 and his time on the strava segment is 2:48. Both times were during the exact same run. So not at all comparable. @Jokesterwild:
  • 2 1
 @Flow-Ryder: you missed my point. Why didn't they use the same segments. I understand I was mistaken.
  • 2 0
 @Jokesterwild: The Strava segments are just created by anyone who happened to decide to create them from the GPS, it may or may not make any actual sense on the ground. I'd guess that Pinkbike just didn't think it was something to take into consideration when working out what would make sense as start / end points on the ground. In particular it looks like the Strava segment misses the short climb that's included in the PB HotLap, as well as missing the last few corners: the climb especially adds a good amount of variety to the trail for timing.
  • 1 0
 A local who knows the PB start/finish spot could create a comparable segment.
I'm unsure if any match up to this section.
  • 2 0
 @Jokesterwild @Flow-Ryder Was about to add the hot lap segment but there already is one with basically the correct gates called CLDH.
  • 2 0
 nice lap! Did you have a cold? Feck; its hard to push the cardio with a cold.
  • 3 0
 Someone old who can still kick all of their arses.
  • 5 2
 Jakob Jewitt aka "The Snot Rocket"
  • 3 0
 pro tip: dont scroll down before youve watched the clip.
  • 4 2
 Come on kid, blow your nose. Good riding though.
  • 3 1
 get this kid a snot rag asap
  • 2 1
 Great riding but he needs to blow his nose.This thing became so annoying i could not watch the video.
  • 1 0
 How do you get from a simple hot lap to racism and sexism??? You're trying too hard.
  • 2 0
 @pinkbikeoriginals Come on! When is the privateer gonna take this lap?
  • 1 0
 Jacobson , yoku yatta my friend
  • 1 1
 Damn Jacob and Dane are both insane! They are so lucky to live near Whistler!
  • 1 0
 This article sponsored by Kleenex...
  • 1 0
 Ye Papa Jewett!
  • 1 0
 Nice one Jakob!
  • 1 1
 so is it the sintered or the organic pads that
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