Video: Wade Simmons & Keegan Wright Get PINNED on the Shore

Oct 12, 2018
by Race Face  


Legendary Race Face rider Wade Simmons loves being a North Shore tour guide – this time picking up Devinci Factory ripper Keegan Wright for a true Shore introduction. Both riders drop in to the gnarl on RF Atlas wheels, the Shore providing the perfect backdrop to show off the burliness of the DH rated Atlas hoops. The Godfather of Freeride happily shows Keegan the ropes... until he doesn't - ATLAS: Shore Tough, just like Wade.



Dogs will hunt! Keegan Wright on the tail of Wade Simmons.



Lofty Goals. Timeless style.


Presented: by Race Face
Featuring: Atlas Wheels and the new Atlas 820 Bar!

Riders: Wade Simmons and Keegan Wright
Photo: Nicholas Kupiak - Race Face
Video: Connor Macleod - Race Face



MENTIONS: @raceface




89 Comments

  • + 116
 Seeing Wade on a Marzocchi again makes me warm and fuzzy inside.
  • + 8
 many warm tingly feelings
  • + 9
 Just need a new RM7 to fit them to :-D
  • + 1
 @cunning-linguist: ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb13835369/p5pb13835369.jpg I remember it so well. I couldn't afford his version working in a small bike shop in Alaska so I had to get the Blue/Grey/black version with the Super T pro. First DH/Freeride rig for me
  • + 2
 @krashDH85: had a flame paintjob rm9 with a '99 monster t for a while.... still probably the sickest looking bike ive ever owned, rear end slop and oil spewing fox shock be damned, she was a beauty!
  • + 3
 for some reason seeing wade on a bike with triple clamp forks gets me hyped
  • + 2
 @lyleo: yup that was the dream bike. My buddy who worked at the same shop as me got the RM9 with that paint job and the Monsters. So sick. Unfortunately it was all huck to flat where I lived (no trails, urban assault) so he broke that damn dog bone link every week...
  • + 74
 I am pretty much guaranteed to watch anything that says Wade Simmons on it. I met this guy at Interbike around 06 and my buddy yelled the line from Ride to Hills, "Hey, you're Wade Simmons, you suck! My older brother says you're totally washed!" He shook his head and replied in kind with "Listen you little shit!" Then he brought is into the Rocky Mountain booth and we had a beer with him and the other Rocky guys at the time. I will forrver have a positive opinion of him, just the nicest guy ever. Also, he gave me a beer.
  • + 22
 Wade is the nicest pro I've ever met in real life. Little tidbit about that ride to the hills scene, the kid who tells Wade he sucks is Thomas Vanderham's little brother.
  • + 6
 I ridden with him, when he used to do the shore tour thang with gully and co. A class act and a great rider. It was a day I will never forget!
  • + 2
 @damo: I have heard that before! Thomas Vanderham was there too and he looked like he was going to kill us! Super funny moment. They were all super nice. That is still by far my favorite bike movie and Simmons video part!
  • + 1
 @damo: sick dude! didnt know that! love that vid.
  • + 1
 @kieran: I did the Shore Play thing with Wade once too, it was definitely one of the best days riding I've ever had. Super nice and chill dude, really helped a lot of us up our riding game that day no doubt.
  • + 28
 Love the visor book drop, awesome riding guys & thank you Connor.

Meats Sweats was named after my dog Oscar who was getting fed too much raw chicken.. Good times with Shorty & Oscar in the woods, stoked people still enjoy it so much ????
  • + 4
 Thank you for the build! Super fun trail to go fast on.
  • + 22
 Crazy how they just bumped into each other
  • + 8
 Usually I think of DH bikes as big smashing machines that are more about speed than fun.... but this video really shows that with the right terrain (and rider) a DH Bike is super nimble!

That trail looks absolutely amazing... and definitely DH bike worthy.
  • + 2
 Oh believe me, it's scary without a full on DH rig. Too steep and fast
  • + 11
 Rocky, Zocch and Simmons...go together like a bong and a blitz.
  • + 3
 or a smoke and a pancake..
  • + 2
 @zorba73: pipe and a crepe?
  • + 1
 @iwanastinky: I see there is no pleasing you
  • + 10
 Meat Sweats! Such a great trail.
  • + 9
 "Seems kinda out of date"

"So am I"

Laughed out loud.
  • + 9
 The best part was the "staged whipout" at the end by Wade. Classic wade.
  • + 6
 Awesome!!! How can someone be so constantly awesome? Wade rules. The terrible punk song even made me feel like it was the 90s again. This video totally made my weekend!! Thanks Raceface and Pinkbike!
  • + 5
 OH Yeah! This just made my day Smile Love the riding and the tunes, bring back the New World Disorder Big D!!
Has there ever been a clip of Stevie Smith riding with Wade on the Shore somewhere back in time?
  • + 3
 True story: My wife was pregnant, but it is tradition to do an annual trip to Whistler. She is a pro-level DH racer, so she was happy to come even if all she could do was relax in the condo and drive the shuttle. We ended up getting linked up with Wade! After a couple days around him, and being around his chill attitude, stoke level, community love, skills, history, humbleness, and flat-out sincerity.... we had such a positive name recognition for "Wade".... Well, my first born; Wade McCoy, is turning 4 on 11/21. Surprise! Wade, you have children named after you.
  • + 1
 very cool story!
  • + 3
 So let me get this story board straight. Keegan doesn't have a car and they both have DH bikes. Walking back to truck?

I think they need to add an epilog where they ride into a Mario Kart style cannon that shoots them to the top of the hill.
  • + 10
 More like the scene where the pizza delivery man and pool boy meet Nina Hartley.
  • + 2
 Wade can go up as well on a DH bike man, i've seen it with my own eyes...
  • + 4
 @rkstar: Nina Hartley? LOL! You're obviously old (like me). LOL!
  • + 6
 Awesome old school vibes meets new school steeze.
  • + 5
 Man, Wade is fast! That Keegan kid aint too shabby either.
  • + 5
 This was sick. Wade Simmons, forever my childhood idol!
  • + 5
 this should be a must watch
  • + 6
 Damn that was great!!
  • + 3
 remember the nsx vid where wade snapped his leg sending a massive ravine gap!?!
  • + 2
 yes, now a 200ft across ravine/wash out
  • + 4
 Wait....what? Wade is in a Ford! Doesn’t he know The Law?
  • + 4
 Whoever built meat sweats killed it you legend.
  • + 3
 Dan Skogland
  • + 1
 I know this is about the wheels but seeing the maiden and Wilson flow throught the trees is amazing, the frames are both beautiful, can't get any more maple loving CANADIAN than that. Siick vid
  • + 4
 smooth jazz, eating donuts, living the life!
  • + 2
 He was is and will always be THE GODFATHER OF FREERIDE. Remember this kids! Without The Godfather you would not be here reading this and riding that!
  • + 1
 Wade gerat to see him on a big bike!! Reminds me the race down easy does it chain less with him back in 2008 ! What a good time !!
  • + 3
 The Dead, Doughnuts and Downhill!
  • + 2
 Godfather of RAD...Wade still "sends it eh!!....Oh yeah ..the kids good tooSmile
  • + 1
 @BRRN ... can't pick out the actual tune by the jam as they are going off, but mid to late 1970s Grateful Dead..that sounds like classic Jerry ripping in his prime.
  • + 1
 The Other One?
  • + 1
 That gave me a NWD boner! Can't believe we get to watch this stuff for free! Thanks Canada!
  • + 1
 Never would have expected to hear Jerry riffs coming from Wade's stereo... great commercial!!
  • + 2
 Never give a stranger your doughnuts
  • + 2
 Ha ha wade was in front for about two seconds... good old boy
  • + 1
 Can anyone tell me what song Wade is listening to in the truck? I'm diggin it.
  • + 2
 Drop In TV: New Zealand soundtrack!!!
  • + 2
 „No wades were harmed during this video“ - makes my day ????
  • + 2
 I want to ride for Race Face so I can just drive that truck
  • + 1
 Is that a raceFace truck? I would never have guessed
  • + 1
 haha, "Used to be the goods before Trailforks".

I have that book; never been more lost. Sorry, Wade.
  • + 2
 2:40 to 2:43 is epic. well all of it is, but that shot is insane
  • + 1
 Sooooo damn awesome tup was Keegan on the 29er Wilson?
  • + 1
 Sick edit!!! Wade on fire!!!
  • + 1
 Kinda surprised meat sweats is already on Trailforks
  • + 1
 Choke? Now that's a blast from the past!
  • + 1
 right!? love those guys!
  • + 1
 an epic video with an epic song
  • + 1
 What we really all want to know is...what trail is that ?????
  • + 3
 Most of it is Meat Sweats on Cypress... so much fun to blast down on a DH bike, fall line fun.
  • + 1
 Only five bouts of terrible slo-mo: better than most. Nice riding
  • + 1
 Wade cracks me up....still killing after all these years!
  • + 1
 Whoaaaa!!!! That was rad!!!! Wade killing it!!!
  • + 1
 Loved it!
  • + 1
 Mates be smashin eh?!
  • + 1
 Whos Keegan Wright?
  • + 4
 One of New Zealand's finest Enduro riders. He races EWS for Devinci.
  • - 1
 High quality down-country
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