Video: Neko Mulally Continues the World Cup Season in Frameworks Ep. 7

Jun 23, 2022
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesThis week we are off to Leogang for round 3. After Leogang we spent some time in Europe riding and racing a local race in Andorra.Neko Mulally



45 Comments

  • 52 0
 I think this is the best frameworks episode yet. Great music, and some great shots in there. Some of the shots chasing the drone were really good.
  • 19 0
 Agree. That Morzine segment was rad
  • 4 1
 @blanshard16: It wasn't Morzine but Morgins aka the best bikepark in the Portes du Soleil.
  • 1 0
 @blanshard16: Just seen a killer vid of Vinny T shredding that run; but Neko looked so fast on it in comparison.
  • 28 0
 This is just insane, head and shoulders above regular Teamvideos. Put a big smile on my face -thanks ! (Please hire the droneguy fulltime, the Morzine segment could have been a full blown segment in an mtb video)
  • 6 0
 I hear he can ride a bike pretty well too
  • 2 1
 It isn't Morzine but Morgins bikepark.
  • 21 0
 Having worked sports television for years for a camera company, some of these drone shots were absolutely stunning! A killer video mixed with music most people like, the perfect amount of voice overs and of course one of the chillest riders ever killing it on the bike he helped to build, best series EVER!! GO Neko!!!
  • 2 0
 yups!
  • 14 0
 Neko is a great ambassador to the sport. Seems like a real humble and down to earth guy. Loving this content.
  • 4 0
 Riding segment starting at 4:20 is awesome! The renegade of DH!!!
  • 11 0
 That segment with Rage Against The Machine was epic, made me so stoked to go ride. Let's go Neko!!
  • 11 0
 Insane production quality!
  • 7 0
 Awesome, the renegades of funk section was an education on finding huge areas to gap smoothly, the pro's really are in another league. Keep up the great work Neko and good luck at the races.
  • 4 0
 Those gaps were huge! Another league, like you say
  • 7 0
 Such an awesome series. Neko is the man. Also, watching him ride, I'm glad he has more gussets at the headtube now. Dude is a savage Smile
  • 8 0
 their music licensing budget must be huge
  • 6 0
 Maybe Mark Knopfler is a mountain biking fan?
  • 10 0
 @jaytdubs: Tim Commerford is. I think RATM is probably the only band to thank 20mm axles in their liner notes.
  • 1 0
 After making a few crappy YT videos this was the first thing that crossed my mind haha! Sick video though, happy they could make it stick as the music selection is perfect.
  • 1 0
 @toast2266: Which album? A quick google yielded nothing...
  • 1 0
 @DaveRobinson81: Renegades. He also thanks Intense, his Santa Cruz Heckler, XTR, and hydraulic brakes.
  • 1 0
 @toast2266: Thanks. I would be thanking hydraulic brakes in the year 2000 as well!

And look at those Hecklers...

www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-AE/archive/bike/heckler
  • 1 0
 @DaveRobinson81: that link made me sad when it got to Gen 8 and became a moped.
  • 8 0
 Winning, isn't always first place
  • 4 0
 I have to admit that, without knowing a thing about Neko, I had made some judgements about him prior to this year. Getting a small insight from these videos has been amazing and he is now one of my favourite riders to cheer on. Fair to say, the opinion I had of Neko has changed significantly and I would LOVE to see him standing on a podium at a WC or at Champs after riding his own bike across the line. Good luck Neko!
  • 2 0
 Looks like he's enjoying himself in local races too (win win win). You can see the confidence and happiness on and off the bike.
  • 2 0
 Curious what yr judgement was and/or how that came about? Neko's a (relocated) western NC local so Ive met him a few times at Kanuga bike park (which he designed / built) and he's a hella nice, approachable (if not humble) guy, actually asked questions about my buds & I (vs rambling on about himself) and when we asked more about him, hed answer & shift back to us - most pros don't go anywhere near that level of curiosity or courtesy. Yeah we’re not on his level and he’s not gonna remember us next time but point being, he’s not obsessed with himself & his success

He has also gone above and beyond with programs to help loca underserved kids get access to bikes, tons of other stuff he doesn't have to do all while working a pro schedule. Plus he rips. Oh, and hey, lets just add a bike design on top of it… I’m mostly wondering how he has any time to sleep
  • 4 0
 @Mtn-Goat-13: Neko does indeed sound like a really great, down-to-earth guy. I’ll be entirely honest even though it makes me look like a fool. My entirely uninformed opinion was more about his riding and his place on teams. I never voiced my opinion as I dont like speaking negatively about people - particularly when they are putting everything they have into something.
That said, there was a feeling/opinion/judgement that I had where I felt Neko was underperforming given the teams he was in and support he was getting. I thought maybe he was getting those rides because he and Gwin were friends or something…
This video series shows me how dedicated, talented and committed he is (and was an awesome guy he is) and I feel really foolish for ever making an uninformed judgement as i did.
  • 3 0
 @Yuley95 No worries on that - was just curious what you came up with & its a totally reasonable explanation. Your thoughts are yours even if a buncha rabid PB'ers pounce or downvote ya or whatever - doesn't matter. I've thought similarly too w/ results, and wondered about the Gwin connection (same w/ Dakota honestly) but - they all still rip. I think Neko's honestly ramped it up hugely since leaving his last team.

Just designing / building the bike is enough but yeah, the whole video series is great. Not totally related - I didn't think a his pedal-up bike-park (Kanuga) design could possibly interest me but it is beyond excellent: short pedal up, party lap options, upper / lower / full run options, easy to pull 5-6000 ft vert days and the parking lot is a cool scene - the whole thing is great. That whole area is now considering camping (would easily fill up) and lots of other amenities so its quite a strong positive. He's leaving a bigger footprint than his racing alone.
  • 5 0
 Great vid great tunes that we don’t normally hear on these vids, and they matched the riding well!
Neko, Logan keep it up
We’re routing for ya this side of the pond!!
  • 4 0
 "We're at their race, not the other way round" says everything you need to know about a humble man who is down to earth.
Keep up the good work with the bike and the videos. Always looking forward to watching them.
  • 5 0
 frameworks bikes public availability further down the line ??? Sign me up!
  • 4 0
 Best team video series by a long way. Awesome!
  • 2 0
 Great video! The riding shots are so great, and it's super cool to see that the bike is still getting improvements.
  • 2 0
 Best episode imo so far. That morzine section got me wanted to ride RIGHT NOW
  • 2 0
 That drone shot at 6:50! Best soundtracks in the game, too!
  • 2 0
 4:20 to 7:11 Video of the year.........
  • 2 0
 I built my own successful downhill bike bike....imagine saying that
  • 2 0
 Best sound i heard in looooong time in a bike edit! thx.
  • 1 0
 Thanx for this vid, great stuff indeed, definetly among the best in PB. Keep up the good work.
  • 1 0
 Seriously the Morgins part is one of the best edits in years. Absolutely sending it.
  • 2 0
 Perfect
  • 2 0
 Loving all this!
  • 2 0
 Great stuff





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