Video: Yoann Barelli Rides Double Black Gouranga Feature on a City Bike - Into The Gnar S2 E1

Dec 16, 2019
by Sarah Moore  


bigquotes6 months OFF the bike due to a knee injury and surgery.

Today was my first day back on the bike and to celebrate it Commencal made me a little surprise, they wanted me to ride a bike I've never ridden before... That bike was the FCB, basically, a city bike!!

They said that, because I am not 100% ready to ride yet, I should not take too much risks and get too carried away so this bike will keep me out of trouble!

Well, you are probably gonna be surprised Commencal... and you too guys hahahaha !!

LET'S SEND IT.

I'M BACK!!!!!!!
Yoann Barelli



92 Comments

  • 131 0
 For most of us this is the good way how to spend another 6 months off a bike...
  • 24 1
 this video is just the ultimate proof that its the rider , not the bike. Yoann could ride this trail on a 1997 16" kid bmx bike
  • 5 0
 @RedBurn: Honestly, I agree with Yoann, "It is actually a pretty good looking bike." And obviously can take what you've got the guts to give it.
  • 11 0
 I love that even Remy was like what are you doing? This video made me laugh so hard.
  • 1 0
 Remy would be triggered
  • 74 0
 Is Yoann Barelli ever in a bad mood? Unless someone throws trash in the environment that is.
  • 154 0
 And even then, I'll happily pick it up Wink !! PS: I sometimes am in a bad mood, but it would be due to my own fault Smile
  • 12 34
flag acali (Dec 16, 2019 at 15:54) (Below Threshold)
 @yoannbarelli: If you ever see Yoann sad, just throw some trash in front of him. Picking it up will make him happy again.
  • 33 0
 @acali: no no, if you see him sad, pick up some garbage and he would see that and would be stoked! Haha
  • 21 0
 @yoannbarelli: you are such a sweet dude, an amazing ambassador to the sport!
  • 11 0
 @yoannbarelli: Very few people in the world have the ability to look at things that way. You're a f*cking gem.
  • 1 0
 @yoannbarelli:

#YOBAR! Magnifique!
  • 2 0
 @yoannbarelli: bro u need a 30 min weekly Netflix series. That shit would be entertaining.
  • 53 0
 Kinda funny this comes out the same day and pinkbike’s catastrophic Slayer review.
  • 80 3
 Commencal city bikes are more reliable on the trail than Rocky Mountain Slayers. Change my mind.
  • 8 0
 @SacAssassin: That minus one is a plus.
  • 39 0
 Nobody can complain about their suspension, geometry, or tires for not being able to ride something now.
  • 8 0
 Looks like tires were swapped out, in case anyone attempts to duplicate this reverse urban freeride. Still, Hart's testicles will need to make additional room.
  • 2 0
 Looking at the CX tires and slippery roots in the video i still have no idea how he avoided sliding all over the place.
  • 37 0
 Is this too late to put in for performance of the year?
  • 17 0
 But but but not longer slacker
  • 16 0
 There is only one yoann barelli
  • 16 0
 Yoann f*$&s
  • 10 0
 I really want to say ‘I hate you so much’. But that would be a lie. Welcome back, I missed your ridiculousness you crazy man!
  • 11 0
 Such an amazing French Whistler Youtube Showdown moment. What a time to be alive!
  • 8 0
 I just love how Commençal tries to make him reasonnable...

Commençal : we are going to give him a city bike, so he will start his biking rehab on mellow roads to bring back his confidence on 2 wheels, until he can ride a proper mountain bike

Yoann : Are you kidding me ? Is this a joke ? F*ck yeah, I'm going to ride it on a double black !

As I got surgery on both my knees, I was just thinking "Please don't slide and fall on that weak knee.."
  • 10 0
 i can't think of a worse idea that turned out perfect Big Grin

great to have you back Yoann
  • 9 0
 I want his laugh as my ringtone.
  • 9 0
 I wan't Gwin's. It would be like airplane mode.
  • 11 2
 Welcome to MTB'ing circa 1986,.....but with better brakes...
  • 5 0
 All the way untill 1991. But you would need the bike to be shorter, and with a 120 mm stem and way narrower bars.
  • 3 0
 @Chris97a: and bar ends and toe clips.
  • 2 0
 @rrolly:
For sure. I rocked the Scott AT 2 bars for a while that just narrowed up the cockpit that little bit more. It is really funny to see the weight of all that stuff though. 185 grams for those bars with barends and I did everything on that bike.
  • 3 0
 @Chris97a: LOL, yea that too. My first MTB was a 1985 Schwinn Cimarron. I was working in a LBS at the time and one of the first things we did put wider & lower moto style bars on them. The stem was sort of a cross between a regular gooseneck stem and the old Tuf-Neck BMX stem. I don't remember just how long it was. Then wider & more aggressive tires and a bash guard that strapped to the down tube and both chain stays. The thing looked like a skid plate off a Baja Truck. No bar ends but toe clips with nylon instead of leather straps set up loose enough to get out quick..... and then there where those wonderful cantilever brakes and 3x drive, etc.. [Sarc]. I wish I could locate that bike.

Anyway, the video reminded me of fully rigid riding back in the 80's when MTB'ing was just starting to come into it's own. I guess the best thing to come out of that type of riding was shown in the video too, you learned to make very good line choices and you couldn't just plow though the gnar relying on your suspension to carry the day.
  • 9 0
 Almost hate to say it but did he just invent the Downcity category?
  • 6 2
 Yesterday I was doing some Black Enduro trails on my Downcountry Blur and I was feeling like superman but this guy is KARAZYYY.
And is it just me? Or isn´t he sounding like the Jocker lately??? He just cant stop laughing!!! Hahahaha
Yoann you are the Best!!!
  • 6 0
 Yes! He’s back! The internet and EWD get better with his return. It’s a Christmas wonder! Peace! Welcome back @yoannbarelli
  • 6 0
 Yaaaas Yoann!!! Into the Gnar is back and the world is a better place for it!! Wishing you a Gnar filled 2020
  • 6 0
 For sale, slightly used city commuter bike. Ridden one time while recovering from knee surgery. Usual scratches, no dents.
  • 5 0
 This is every ride on a full rigid. 50/50 joy and terror.
  • 1 0
 What I learned is that if Yoann is injured, off the bike for six months, then put on a rigid city bike, he's basically at the same skill level as me under the best conditions (healthy, well-practiced, on a long-travel trail bike): i.e., has to scope out the easiest lines on Squamish single-blacks. Humbling.

Welcome back, Yoann!
  • 3 0
 i know it was a stupid idea but you love stupid ideas!!! what a first day on the bike eh!!!!
  • 2 0
 Yoann's stoke is so contagious..and the dude has skills & smiles for miles. He may rap on & on about stuff but he backs it all up with awesome bike handling.
  • 1 1
 Coool !!!!! Yoann is amazing!!!! So much fun!! Man that brings back memories of 87,88 on an old Ritchey Ascent hardtail with Tange Prestige fork,,, riding with bro's Shane "Buddy Quasar" Spence and former Canadian Motocross #1 rider Larry MacKenzie with Kelly Small leading on Severed Dick trail at Mount Seymour North Vancouver in the winter.
  • 3 0
 So what did the mechanics at the shop have to say after he brought this back in?
  • 2 0
 Wow, I think that is the first time the GoPro footage looked way sketchier than the footage of him riding it.
  • 3 1
 This is the future of enduro when there's no more oil in the wells, only latex tyres and mechanical disk brakes.
  • 3 0
 Lucky you weren’t on a Slayer! Too soon?
  • 4 0
 Where is Jackson?
  • 1 0
 Might of at least give him a dropper?
It is not crazy if you know can ride on any bike!
Not sure I could ride that on any bike though?
  • 2 0
 Un. Freaking. Real. Yoann, you've cemented yourself on the podium for heroes on two wheels.
  • 1 0
 In the words of my dear French friend "Quelle bouffée de bonheur" .This morning you made me smile on a day when'il a plu comme la vache qui pisse!!
  • 2 0
 NICE ONE YOANN,,NICE COMEBACK...
  • 2 0
 So glad you are back!!!!!
  • 2 0
 It's fun to watch someone who's having so much fun.
  • 1 0
 Wow. So nice riding conditions for being mid December. And good to see you getting back on the bike.
  • 1 1
 I started watching this last night and 3 minutes into the vid was like: “Aah I’ll watch the rest tomorrow....”
Now I read this article on Pinkbike... Hahaha!!
  • 2 0
 Was shaking my head in amazement and fear basically this entire video.
  • 2 0
 looks like his 3rd ball came in handy for this one
  • 1 0
 Nothing like riding trails (no matter how easy) on a city bike. I recommend everyone give it a go.
  • 1 0
 What's most impressive to me is the brake lever set-up! Bonkers riding. Cheers
  • 1 0
 I hope Yoann gets the Commencal Furious next, he seemed stoked at the thought of it.
Welcome back, Yoann Smile
  • 1 0
 “Remy lives in Gouranga”. Then met him a few minutes after. He proved it right.????
  • 2 0
 2019 city bike = 80's-90's XC bike
  • 2 1
 Love that song by the Foo Fighters when Yoan enters the shop !
  • 2 1
 goat! crush it this season mr barelli
  • 2 0
 Lunatic.
  • 3 2
 Yea... I'll be impressed when he climbs that line.. ;p lolz
  • 1 0
 @yoannbarelli Your laughter is the best!
  • 1 0
 It’s so good to hear you’re back ON DA BIKE!
  • 1 0
 You're a crazy dude!! keep it up.
  • 2 0
 Yoann the manimal.
  • 3 0
 This dude rocks! Im so happy and pumped after watching this! hahahah I love this dudes sprit and positive fun towards riding some gnar!
  • 1 0
 Welcome back! Where’s the Hot Lap?
  • 1 0
 Brilliant Yoann ! Made my day ????????????????
  • 2 0
 #noexcuses =D
  • 1 0
 Good witty banter from the Commencal guys Wink
  • 1 0
 All is right with the world: Yoann is back on two wheels.
  • 1 0
 you made that bikes dreams come true.... i hope yours do to
  • 2 2
 Cedric is proud of he’s predecessor
  • 1 0
 Hot holy hell.
  • 1 0
 Give the man a RM Slayer
  • 6 0
 No way, he'd just get hurt again. Oh!
  • 1 0
 Made my day !
  • 1 0
 What did I just see?
  • 1 0
 Aaaalright like a Boss
  • 1 1
 Bullshit..
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