Video: Urban Freeride and Trials on a City Bike in 'Always Late'

Aug 17, 2020
by Andrea Maranelli  

I am Andrea Maranelli, I am from Italy (Lake Garda) but I am currently living in Innsbruck (Austria). I have a trials-competition background but I am now focusing on riding trials on the mtb. However, in general, I love to create videos.

I am really happy to share with you my new video project: "Always late"! It is an unusual and innovative video because I have been using an old city bike to do proper trials.

Photo from my video Always Late Photographer Enrikui

The video idea came to my mind because I really wanted to create something which was as close to people as possibile. Thus, as everyone knows how a city bike works, I have bought a second-hand one for 60€, and I have only changed the brakes on it! I have to admit that using all the original components was damn scary, especially the "one bolt stem".

Photo from my video Always Late Photographer Enrikui

I was scared that it was going to break during every single jump, for real. However, In the end the bike actually held pretty well, except of the rear wheels: I have broken 12 of them!

One of the 12 wheels that I have broken D

The bike check video will be out soon anyways!

The video was entirely filmed and edited by one single video maker, Enrico Andreis (@Enrikui) in Rovereto (Trentino). We have definitely struggled a lot to record the lines multiple times in order to get different camera angles. The whole project took us about 6 months, also because of the corona virus problem. I would like to thank him for his insane work and to thank my sponsors as well. Shout out to Leatt, Sick Series, GoPro and Athena.

I'm excited to know what you think about it, hoping you like it!


55 Comments

  • 67 0
 Maybe he shouldn’t be doing all that trials stuff, if he’s always late...
  • 38 0
 Italian late - like other lates, but with style...
  • 4 0
 Dudes! I can't ride today, my 3 piece ride suit is at the cleaners...
  • 2 5
 you can tell this video is so staged
  • 42 1
 "It´s the rider not the bicycle " PROOF.
  • 16 0
 Aaaand your wheel is bent.
  • 35 1
 Thanks for sharing it!
  • 5 0
 That was entertaining. Also, your city Trentino seems to be beautiful. Would visit. Cheers
  • 10 0
 @YoungPineapple: Trentino is the region (Bundesland), the town is Rovereto. Come to think of it, I passed by that place so many times on the turnoff to Lago di Garda and never checked it out Big Grin Ahhh Bella Italia, where almost every town looks like a potential Unesco world heritage site Smile
Great video btw!
  • 1 0
 RAD skills
  • 1 0
 "ORO!" ah ah ah

Bella li'! Nice video, I really enjoyed it....

...in the next one, bin the Redbull and boost with few "ristretto"!
  • 2 0
 @rarerider: Pretty much everyone headed to Garda, ever. Gotta pay a proper visit next time around!
  • 28 1
 I hate this video. Now I will have to think about it every time I try to convince myself "Oh, I could totally ride that line, if only I had my big bike". Frown Thanks a lot Andrea!
  • 5 0
 He totally kills the big bikes' business, and he might lead me to some dubious line choices on my daily commute which in turn might end up benefitting my LBS ;O)
  • 27 0
 For sale: commuter bicycle, Gently used, Low miles, New rear rim. Open to trade for a street trials bike....
  • 21 0
 Put an English or American MTBer in a suit and they look ridiculous. Put an Italian in a suit, and well...
  • 52 0
 Speak for yourself, I don't need a suit to look ridiculous on or off a bike.
  • 11 0
 Let's get a close up of those brakes...
  • 4 0
 Magura HS-33
  • 1 0
 @gtdude: with Racing Line levers Wink
  • 5 0
 Hmm, this reminds me of someone from a couple of years back, not sure who... Similar bike, similar riding style, similar music... oh and that can with branding not present on the helmet, yet Wink
  • 5 0
 Yep this was fun, but we all know you would have made it on time if you hadn't stopped to close those bin lids... lol
  • 5 0
 I can't manual, fakie or huck to flat which is why I'm never late.
  • 1 0
 City bikes are best bikes!I used to ride a 1950 bike with modern wheelset and short stem/Renthal bars. It was really fun to ride,it was scary quick hahahaha. I give it to a good friend and it is still going strong despite a few crashes and 2 destroyed rear wheels (don´t ride so high plz kids).
Love the video!!!
  • 3 0
 Almost stopped watching at the gratuitous hairy Italian ass but it got better! (the video, not the ass)
  • 3 0
 Love this! Always fun thrashing bikes for what they're not meant for.
  • 2 0
 fantastic riding. not the most direct route, but certainly the most creative.
  • 2 0
 Next time I'm doing some urban jibbing I'm wearing this kit! Smashing ensemble.
  • 2 0
 Fabians cousin was late for school, this guy's late for work...what is it with this??
  • 1 0
 and yet both chose to do some awesome trials style riding on the way =)
  • 3 0
 Mate I hate to be the one to tell you, but I think you lost your briefcase
  • 2 0
 That makes working from home look enjoyable.
  • 2 0
 I feel some inspiration from Ot Pi. Great video.
  • 1 0
 If bikes could scream.

Oh and yes, that is actually how you get trained for a job in Europe. ????
  • 1 0
 Innsbruck is such a rad city, one of my favorites! That bridge is such a classic line. Thanks for the creative video!
  • 2 0
 I wonder if the kickstand was welded shut.
  • 2 0
 Next one: same bike, commuting down Black Snake in Val di Sole.
  • 1 0
 Hahaha, I was just wondering how many wheels he had to replace for each take. Nice work with the Cantilever Brakes!
  • 1 0
 An original Showcase of trials skills!
Nice to not have the constant slow mo’s of late
  • 1 0
 Smart Business model of 5/10 ????
  • 1 0
 The skills not the tool eh?
  • 1 0
 That's on HELLUVA commute!
  • 1 0
 I like the bit where he did a skid with his foot out
  • 1 0
 Incredible video. Thanks.
  • 1 0
 Thats not the desk of someones first day on the job...
  • 1 0
 all avoidable if he would have purchased an e-bike...
  • 2 0
 Only broke 12 rear wheels. Smooth riding. Hats off!
  • 1 0
 "Just riding along...."
  • 1 0
 well done
  • 9 11
 The plot is precarious at best. Sometimes he is in a rush and sometimes he is doing a nose stoppie for the hell of it.
  • 19 3
 I bet you're a huge hit at parties.
  • 2 1
 Re-read the title a few times out loud and it will make sense.
  • 1 1
 came here to write this, the story didn't line up with his line choices at all. great riding though
  • 1 0
 @johnnygolucky: I bet you don't get many jokes at parties.

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