Video: What Bikes Are The Scottish Locals Riding? - Daily Driver Bike Checks

Jun 15, 2022
by Pinkbike Originals  

Tom and Christina headed to land of haggis to check out what bikes the Tweed Valley locals ride on the trails of Glentress.

0:46 - Haibike All Mountain E-Bike
3:44 - Trek Fuel Ex
6:22 - Specialized Enduro Evo
8:08 - Whyte 901 Hardtail
10:21 - Santa Cruz Bronson
12:31 - Giant Reign
14:20 - Propain Tyee
15:35 - Santa Cruz Tallboy


  • 104 2
 the first guy is awesome!
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 he's absolutely brightened my day. what a dude.
  • 30 0
 Introduce that guy to North Shore Betty!
  • 6 1
 He’s got everything bah a haggis in that bag ! Hehe
  • 10 0
 100% - that guy gets it, he made my day....
  • 3 0
 @Matt115lamb: Heh nevah seh heh dih in.
  • 32 0
 Thats exactly the type of people that ebikes are for. Still shredding in your 70s. Epic.
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flag xice (Jun 15, 2022 at 13:47) (Below Threshold)
 The physio said to him you should exercise, buy a bike maybe. He went to the LBS, they sold him the oldest shelf warmer. Few custom tweaks, strictly practical and free of social media and pinkbike influence. Now hes a legend on the trails within battery range of his house
  • 12 0
 @xice: No chance bikes are sitting on shelves for long bud. You been living under a rock?
  • 18 2
 @xice: He bought it in 2016, was paralyzed 2 years ago, which means he was riding before his accident. As someone who has broken 8 vertebrae in the last 2.5 years, I have only respect for this legend!
Go and put your prejudges where they belong, Up your arse!
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 @RidleyRijder: what do you mean by prejudice?? Sure hes a legend!
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 @xice: Definition of prejudice:
a: preconceived judgment or opinion
2a: an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge
b: an instance of such judgment or opinion
c: an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics

I may have been a bit harsh with the 'up your ...' thing, but I don't like comments like that. Especially since I'm also in the business of selling bikes and helping people. Also I took it a bit to personal with all my accidents of the last couple of years. Sorry about that.
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 @RidleyRijder: Little side note... My dad is one year younger than the highlander above. Currently sitting in a wheel chair in hospital (paying bitterly for 40 years of smoking). I'd happily sacrifice one kidney, if he could make a comeback 1/10th of the ebike fella.
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 @RidleyRijder: ok ok, sure. No worries.
  • 54 1
 the Haibike dude is dressed for when you're biking at noon and then have to go wrestle the loch ness monster at 1:30
  • 28 0
 Nessie's still sleeping off a hangover at 1:30, come back at 5:30
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 @redrook: Flag checks out.
  • 15 0
 He just wants to get his tree fiddy back
  • 24 0
 Some really good examples in here from young and old that you don't need a shiny new bike to have fun.
  • 1 0
 good word sir.
  • 1 0
 Brilliant lol
  • 4 0
 whoever make the haibike top tube mold way back in 2010 is really getting their moneys worth
  • 13 0
 Not a single Orange Patriot? How times have changed.
  • 2 1
 And not for the better Big Grin
  • 9 0
 You can tell who's Scottish and who's not purely by who isn't wearing a coat
  • 11 4
 We will never make an ebike said one once " core " mtb brand...
  • 7 0
 First guys an absolute example to everyone. Legend!
  • 8 1
 Mmm…black pudding.
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  • 1 1
 Wondered if that was black pud or haggis? More likely to get the latter in a "full Scottish" brekkie, no?
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 @chakaping: you're more likely to get black pudding I reckon, but if you don't get both it's not the full experience
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 @chakaping: Not in brekkie, it's the tattie scone and lorne over link sausage that make it particularly Scottish.
Haggis is for lunch/ dinner/ supper.
  • 3 1
 @christinachapetta I hope you at least tried the black pud before offloading it to Tom. Nothing like a full Scottish breakfast bap to fuel a ride on the 7 staines; lorne, bacon, black puddin, tattie scone, ana fried egg in a large soft roll.
  • 6 2
 Wait wait... You actually CAN have fun on an 8 year old bike without kashima, matching decals, glove box?? I'm confused.
  • 5 0
 Perfectly timed kid blasting past in the background at the end...
  • 3 0
 Hardtail Mafia represent!!!
  • 3 0
 Wait, is the EWS coming to the tweed valley this weekend or something?
  • 2 0
 Is there a single bike in this video not running fidlock bottle system? They've taken over the world pretty fast.
  • 5 0
 for good reason! they just work so well
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 @SpencerBaum: Ran it for a while and really liked it. Doesn’t work on my ripmo xl as somehow it’s such a long reach to the BB that I can’t “feel” the magnets engage and have trouble putting it back while riding. Also can’t fit an 850. But ya, it’s such a clean look.
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 I love those but the magnets just aren't strong enough to handle rough trails at pace - after losing two I went back to the trie & true systems. Maybe one day!
  • 3 0
 Thanks Christina and Tom, great vibe.
  • 2 0
 Get Bill on the Pinkbike Academy
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 Last guy is defo Brendog's dad!
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 what brand is that neck roll?
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 Can't tell that one, but EVS Sports makes similar ones. They call them race collars.
  • 2 1
 Sliced bread is awful though..
  • 2 0
 You just eat whole loaves, or like break them up into giant fist sized chunks?
  • 1 0
 My Scottish local rides an Evil Offering V1
  • 1 0
 Bill is a F%@$ing Legend!! I hope to get older like that. What a Boss!!!
  • 1 0
 Bill hits the nail on n the head , with who and why ebikes were invented
  • 1 0
 Anyone catch that new Reign?
  • 1 0
 Phil rules!!
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 the 29-26 mullet bronson! Nice!
  • 3 6
 Dang wish i knew what they were saying.
  • 3 0
 turn on closed captions
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