Video: Remy Metailler & The Pinkbike Privateer Ride the Most Difficult Lap in Squamish

Jun 26, 2019
by Rémy Métailler  


This is considered the hardest legal trail in Squamish according to the locals. It is actually three trails that link together with a few uphills and connectors: Value Added, Penthouse, and Larvicide.

To lead me down this trail, I chose the famous Adam Price, also known as the Pinkbike Privateer.

This trail is one of my favourites in the Sea to Sky Area. It is a 45 min pedal from Perth Road.






If you enjoyed this trail and want to ride it, I advise you to join the Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association.

Thanks a lot to the trail builders for the work!

What trail should I ride next?

Thanks for watching, see you on the trails or Youtube

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Regions in Article
Alice Lake & Highlands

Trails in Article
Value Added, Larvicide, Penthouse


54 Comments

  • + 66
 Imagine having the skill to hit those lines while calmly providing commentary. . .in a second language. Unreal.
  • + 17
 The way Remy says, "for f*cks sake" at 7:48 leads me to believe his accent everywhere else is fake!
  • - 4
flag brisma (Jun 26, 2019 at 21:51) (Below Threshold)
 Not at all fake
  • + 12
 Ah - so much good riding. Props to Adam for being willing to pass on that line. On camera, that's got to be tough, but good to see safety is a priority. So much skill.
  • + 6
 Unless you see these trails with your own eyes you will never get the true sense of the steepness or severity. Larvicide is nuts, that last part of the trail is so sketch, the rocks need a bit of a rebuilding, they move.

The offer camber line is so scary but I do know more people that ride it, I will not be anytime soon Wink
  • + 8
 Nice vid Remy! A fun lap! And thanks for the SORCA mention. Appreciated!
  • + 4
 Appreciate these videos! How does the local community feel about all the media to the trails? I think it's awesome to have more exposure and detailed line choice for safety although I wonder if if the builders are bummed it's getting exposed? Or are they stoked to see people enjoying the ride? All in all rad to see more people on mountain bikes everyday thanks for the rad video and the stoke makes me want to one day try this line!
  • + 29
 I live in squamish and love the local videos. Anything thats on trailforks isn’t much of a secret anyways.
  • + 30
 It has been and still is an argument lately over social and actually meeting a trail builder (green monster) in Whistler today to talk about it. I believe that we are all trying to give back to the community in our different ways and we just have to find the balance and a way to make it work so everyone is happy !! We will keep you posted Smile .
  • - 4
flag Freerideisdead (Jun 26, 2019 at 13:23) (Below Threshold)
 Doubt the builders care. The locals are prolly frustrated that their trails now are filled with holes and ruts from the types who prefer the skid and pray technique over the let your suspension go to work and lean into your corners technique.
  • + 9
 Valued Added has been pretty enduro'd already this year and the other two are slab trails. Much better showing these trails than a 'sick loamer' that is fucked in three months.
  • + 13
 Do any trails outside the bike park really see that much traffic where traffic becomes a big issue? The only trails where I really run into any "traffic" are the super common trails like Bobsled, Half Nelson, Expresso, etc. but on 95% of the rides I do you just see the odd person like once every 5-10 mins. Mountain biking is very popular in BC obviously, but it's still a very niche sport in the grand scheme of things. A lot of times I wouldn't mind seeing more people out there enjoying the trails. Obviously certain types of trails can be very sensitive to increased traffic but most trails can handle it.
  • + 13
 In this case riders don't erode these three trails. These three trails erode riders. But it's a good question to ask and dependent on the trails and the conditions/weather in which they are ridden
  • + 3
 @yoannbarelli: I can't ride that shit anyway bc of lack of skills, time off from work and $, but I love watching it, so thanks!
  • + 3
 @leelau: Add more jank to trail = Add less riders to trail no matter the #namaste #toepic fame, am I right?
  • + 9
 @leelau: Totally Lee, basically every good rider or trail builder knows those rules, but as athletes we have the opportunity to educate a larger amount of people on when/ where to ride or not ride a trail. As Yoann said we are all trying to help the local community or the industry in general by bringing different strengths. Every user has a tone of respect for the trails they use. We know the work that was put into it and how lucky we are to use those lands as some of them are privates, restricted.. At the same time it is a beautiful activity we do in the mountains, and sharing it is putting smile of faces but also helping the local economy: Shops, restaurants, hotels, associations..
  • + 3
 Not really much of a secret here though. These are known trails, so Remy showing it, isn't really exposing it. If it were a secret trail, then it might be a different story putting it public. More happy riders = visitors to Squamish. Theres pros and cons.
  • + 1
 @yoannbarelli: We miss your gnar videos with Jackson!
  • + 6
 So jealous of the Squamish locals.
  • + 7
 Slabalicious!
  • + 2
 oh yeah!
  • + 5
 And thanks to Jim and Dave for the builds of course Smile
  • + 5
 good grief that looks difficult
  • + 2
 Larvicide is a trail that definitely brought my confidence to a good reality check. It is a beautiful line but humbling at this point, hopefully one day I'll put the confidence together!
  • + 1
 They make it look so easy... Joe Blogs wouldn’t have a clue how steep and technical this track is, especially as the gradient is really squashed by the GoPro footage.
  • + 2
 "I'm not sure I could do that part going really fast"

So this is him taking it easy? Jeeeez.
  • + 5
 I think he meant the inside line. But obviously if he's able to speak clearly he's taking it easy.
  • + 2
 Thanks Remy! Cool video. Rode that this past weekend and never knew about the alt line into Lavacide!
  • + 2
 Most common line spoken when seeing these trails for real for the first time. Oh F.ck!
  • + 1
 Must be a ton of unsanctioned goods as I've seen so much footage of stuff way hairier than this.
  • + 1
 Nothing too bad on those trails but I'll say the last move on Larvicide is very spicy. A crash can be very very bad there. Other than that it's ok but still harder than the rest. A lot of the secrets trails are not bad at all.
  • + 1
 Yeah, true. Well...one day I’ll convince my friends to get out of the park and we can check all of this out for ourselves!

Thanks for sharing.
  • + 1
 "Happy wife, happy life."

Yes, but what does she think about your girlfriend? :-)
  • + 2
 It's impressive that Larvicide is 15+ years old and is still that hard.
  • + 2
 *watches 5 minutes....reaches for bike and helmet...
  • + 1
 Great video, can someone share some light on Adam now being on a Pivot... was the the theft of his Deviate a sponsor killer?
  • + 2
 I think you might be confusing Adam with someone else... this Adam is in The Privateer (seasons 1&2) on YouTube which is produced by pb
  • + 4
 yeap, the Deviate guy is Payne (?).. I listen to that HKT podcast ews or bust.. really good.. Adam was on Scott before I believe..
  • + 2
 @lalalalaura: thanks, my bad!
  • + 1
 best trails on planet, also so many memories, i rode those and totally love them! Slabalicious indeed!
  • + 2
 Awesome riding. Super high consequence trail.
  • + 2
 Remy give pleasure trail a go!
  • + 1
 Pleasure is easy compared to Larvicide
  • + 2
 Ready Metailler! That was an awesome video!
  • + 1
 OK....a lot of that scared the crap out of me. Smile
  • + 1
 I get scared shitless just watching this.
  • + 1
 whats the best tire / suspension set up for slabs like this
  • + 1
 Remy likes to go inside and right
  • + 1
 I wish I live in BC
  • + 1
 That is sick
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