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Video: KC Deane Takes on Jaws' Flowing Trails

Oct 16, 2018
by Schwalbe  



Pro mountain biker, pro skier and pro fun haver, KC Deane is no stranger to the endless fun that Whister provides; no matter what season it is. The only problem is sharing it with thousands of other mountain bikers during Joyride isn't exactly fun.

Inspired by hours of thumb workouts on Instagram, KC decides to take his talents to the most famous big wave in the world, Jaws. He quickly discovers that his swell chasing skills are a little off. Luckily, there are a few trails on the Valley Isle to salvage his extreme seeking vacation.

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane
Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane
Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane
Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane
Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Jaws of Summer - KC Deane

Athletes: KC Deane & Albee Layer
Filmed by: Dan Norkunas
Edited by: Cody Carter
Music Provided by: Musicbed
Photography by: Daniel Russo
Additional footage provided by: Fast Focus

Produced by: @schwalbe

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39 Comments
  • 29 0
 One time I was looking at KC's Instagram feed and my then-girlfriend saw the pictures. Then she saw his face. I've never seen someone fall out of love with one person and in love with another so quickly.
  • 11 4
 Yeah, he’s a one fine piece of a shaggy cake. Dimples in the cheeks, strong line of the jaw, boy eyes, nice ass. If he walked into my apartment and said “I come to have sex with your wife”, I’d say by all means! Off course, help yourself! Want some beverage?

I love being sexist to men. Not a single social justice warrior cares.
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Someone needs to watch Joe Rogan's special on Netflix. Smile
  • 5 0
 @Nathan6209: haha, or rather sounds like someone watched Joe Rogan new special on Netflix Salute
  • 1 0
 I met kc Deane. I bought his bike. He is definitely a good looking man. Made me question my sexuality.
  • 5 0
 I gotta get back to Maui with my bike... hoping the big island has a few trails - I think some scenes from Dream Ride 2 were filmed there so here's hoping.

Either way - super sick vid - but where's Albee's road gap from his insta post a few weeks ago??
  • 1 0
 I don't think there is much good riding on the Big Island. So much lava and private land. Maybe the locals know of a few gems?
  • 3 0
 There's a facebook group for mountain bikers on the big island. Join that and ask for some advice. A few shuttled me on some pretty fun areas. More like adventure riding than trails, but super fun experience and great folks.
  • 4 0
 Anyone know (exactly) where they are riding ?

I've been to Maui several times (windsurfing) and have found some short trails in Makawao forest but be nice to know where this is. Cheers
  • 3 0
 I've been to Maui 6 times and I agree; where are these trails. My only guess is, private land with special access might be needed? Best case would be to check out a LBS ask around about the local trails and rent a bike. Land is hard to come by on such a small island and most is not public once it's inland.
  • 2 0
 @Myfianceemademedoit: here's what I found: www.krankmaui.com/makawao-forest-reserve-trails-bike-rental

rkstar posted about Poli Poli - I played disc golf on there and the terrain there looks similar to what's in the vid too - there's details on trails there in the link above. I rode around the xterra race course up near Napili and got up to some cool valley spines, but otherwise it was a lot of riding through old pineapple fields - nothing like in the vid. Jaws is over near Haiku.
  • 2 0
 @djyosh: Played a lot of disc golf up there too! Great place.
  • 4 0
 @djyosh: thanks - it was few yrs ago that I rode in Makawao - looks like things are a bit easier to find out now judging by the info on the krankmaui site !.
I managed to rent a sort of ok bike and went to a bike shop [that I'm pretty sure must've been Krank] and asked about info/maps and it was like I was asking for launch codes, I eventually got some vague hints about where to head for but nothing near an actual trail map.
  • 2 0
 @djyosh: That looks like an awesome slice of fun. Close to a rental bike shop as well is a big plus. Thank you.
  • 2 1
 The trails near the beach they show aren't public. The jump line they show is in Makawao Forest though and it's called Pineapple Express. Very fun trail and extremely well built. I was there about a week ago and met some locals that also showed me a few unofficial trails that were more raw and technical. Krankmaui has good bikes for rent and their workers will point you in the right direction.
  • 1 0
 @djyosh: they actually just copied the trail info from Trailforks for their website. The trail down to "Jaws" is on private property and is actually just the short trail the surfers use to hike in and out. Used to be lots of moto trails there but they got shut down. The back flip zone should look familiar if you watch The Collective. It's on the west end.
  • 2 0
 It’s in Haiku area ..... those are dirt bike trails leading down to piahi aka Jaws it’s hard to get to
  • 1 0
 @Bobrose808: You need to watch this one www.pinkbike.com/news/smith-fearon-wallace-fox-head-hawaii-video-2016.html

I still call Peahi/Jaws, Domes.

Another classic "where are those sick trails on Maui" video of a long history of mtb media that portrays Maui as a place with all these sick trails that are actually just some creative professional photo/video work. Man did we freak out when the Collective came out exposing what was then a very illegal Makawao forest.

Glad to see you out there and on now on the internet too! Aloha
  • 2 0
 I lived on Maui for several years back in the 1990's. There were some cool trails in the Polipoli Springs State Recreational Area. The coast trails in the video are basically open free ride zones - not a lot of dedicated trail. We did used to ride a great trail on private land on the West Side-but you'll have to find a local for that stash. A cool option is to take a ferry over to Lani and basically free ride the island. Mars like landscape.
  • 1 0
 @djyosh: thanks - it was few yrs ago that I rode in Makawao - looks like things are a bit easier to find out now judging by the info on the krankmaui site !.
I managed to rent a sort of ok bike and went to a bike shop [that I'm pretty sure must've been Krank] and asked about info/maps and it was like I was asking for launch codes, I eventually got some vague hints about where to head for but nothing near an actual trail map.
  • 1 0
 I like how KC's edits tend to have a story line component. So much style on the bike and on the snow. Super nice guy to boot. Had the pleasure to ride Rainbow Mountain with him in Whistler last summer.
  • 3 0
 And that's why the locals go to Whistler to ride...
  • 5 8
 My wife is forcing me to go to kauai with her in December. Any chance there are decent trails out there or am I just going to end up sitting on the beach the whole day?
  • 18 4
 @dwmetalfab: Maybe start with a better attitude to start..you may have a better time and your wife will also be happier(win/win)....you know how many millions of people would gladly take your spot and not feel burdened by going to Kauai?? It's a beautiful island.
The mountains are incredibly steep but there is some limited riding and bike rentals. Hiking and seeing amazing vistas is another option. And sitting on these beaches is a gift. Really small place but lots to explore! Fantastic surf in the winter too
  • 3 0
 @dwmetalfab: Enjoy...it will blow your mind! Sadly there isn't much for established bike trails. I hiked a few trails that would be f*cking epic on a bike! But I didn't have my bike so..... I went to the only spot on the island that "rents bikes" and the guy was super nice but told me he didn't have any suitable bikes for the type of riding I wanted to do. He was from Colorado, as am I, and he told me next time bring my bike and he would show me the goods! So you'll have to take your bike and go to the little bike shop in Hanalei Bay on the north shore. Cant remember the guys name, but he looks the part. It was a little yellow building right on the main street coming into town. If no riding...just go sit on the beach or go hiking! Its f*cking amazing!! Good luck...
  • 7 0
 @dwmetalfab: Nah, I get you. So many people think sitting on a beach all day is paradise -- I'm not one of them, either. But I'm down with beach activities -- swimming, surfing, snorkeling, whatever. Just not into sitting still and getting sand up my crack.
  • 1 0
 @GlassGuy: Yeah. No shit. I'll take a pass on riding for a bit to visit HI any time. So much fun to be had.
  • 1 0
 Seth of bike hacks fame posted some riding there. I think the shop he went to is Kauai Cycles in Kapaa

m.youtube.com/watch?v=RE7fXKKpTJs
  • 2 0
 @dwmetalfab: Might be a bit rainy in December, not sure (not my island). Forcast is for an....El Nino Winter (I think) so the talking weather heads think dry. You'll have fun. Especially when you're in shorts/slippers and sun screen. Riding takes a back seat during the wet winter on Oahu as the trails get muddy and it turns into clay and we slide off cliffs to our doom! Some hike, some surf, some ride road bike. Others watch too much Japanese pornamation.
  • 5 1
 That fork
  • 2 2
 That fork is on backwards. Just saying...
  • 1 0
 @will-burr: you like negative offset?
  • 4 1
 KC Deane is simply an incredible athlete.
  • 3 0
 Albee did great. That guy is a surf god!
  • 4 1
 Manitou for life
  • 3 1
 That bike
  • 1 0
 Looks like its the BMC Trailfox us BMC fanboys didnt think we were getting.
  • 1 0
 Wish my home trail would be similar to what i just whitnessed
  • 1 0
 Additional footage provided by : FAST FOKUS !







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